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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 03:52 PM
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Ah, Flying my 717 flight simulator and drinking beverages
Holiday tradition?
Just landed in Anchorage!!! safely

On number 3beverage!!
Listening to Pink Floyd!!

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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:18 PM
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1. Is it difficult to learn flight simulator?
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 04:18 PM by ALiberalSailor
It's always something I wanted to do, but never had time. How long did it take you before you became
proficient at it?
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 04:56 PM
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2. flight
its easy for me because i have had an interest in aviation for years
my good friend was the chief of the tower here, and he taught me all
there is to know about FAA and ATC
Although I am not a pilot, I know alot about flying and ATC

Its good to start with the 717, and then work your way up to the bigger aircraft
I also fly 767-400 and it is very easy

:hi:
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:04 PM
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3. So how long did it take you, or how long would it take someone...
...to "get the hang of things" on Flight Simulator. It sounds like fun to me, but again, time has always been an issue.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:07 PM
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4. It doesnt take much time but it is addictive
So if you don't have a lot of spare time you'll find yourself ignoring things like eating, sleeping, etc
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:12 PM
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6. long
not long at all, just practice take offs and landings, then go from there
if you know your airport codes, VOR's, basics of flight, airlines, airports, etc
2weeks or less....:hi:

have the 2004 edition, they have the new edition that i will get soon
you have real world weather, so for example
i flew Juneau-Anchorage 2Nov 2007 and it was snowing in Juneau on that day
it is like my 'virtual' airline, the computer calculates the passengers, the tickets sales
and the expenses, just like the real thing
you have to load the 'traffic' i have loaded most of the airlines in the world, and cargo
also, and you have other airlines planes flying as they would in real life, !!!
:hi:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:09 PM
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5. always wanted to do this
can you recommend good software? how much and what extras (joy stick, etc...) are recommended?

THX
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:22 PM
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7. fsx
There is a new flight simulator out, microsoft fsx
i have the 2004 edition
i am geting a bigger and better computer soon, and will have 2
so i will buy the FSX when i get that computer
i am fine with 2004, as i have loaded all the airline traffic i could
from project ai, you install the 'pai' installer, then load all of the airlines
you want as 'traffic'

Boston even has its own 'vatsim' with is virtual air traffic control, you
tie in with other people in the boston area, for a real life atc.

fsx has its own atc tho

once you get microsoft flight simulator go to www.projectopensky.com
and load the 717, that is the easiest to fly
then load the bigger aircraft once you have mastered the 717

beverages not included
:hi:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:26 PM
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8. THANKS!
I'm downloading the demo version right now.

do you use the mouse to fly or a joystick?
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:33 PM
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10. mouse
and keyboard, i use my joystick for other purposes.........:rofl: :rofl:

I am about to take off from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor
with a full load of 120 passengers!!

get FSX and fly from Boston to Hartford or JFK for your first flight.....

:hi:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:38 PM
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12. is it REALLY only about $45?
that is the program that pops up when i google it.

thought they would be a LOT more $$
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:42 PM
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13. Its probably 29.99 at Walmart
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :hi:

Yes its between $49-69


go out and buy it, then you can ask me anything.................wait, isnt that a thread?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:30 PM
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9. What good's a flight sim that doesn't let you kill stuff?
:P







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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:08 PM
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15. I have Combat Flight Simulator Too
I am an ACE in The F6F Hellcat!!! :woohoo: :hi:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:18 PM
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16. I've barely gotten started with CFS
Got it from the bargain rack at Staples just the CD. Kinda hard to learn without a flight manual. :(

Now, in the old days Aces of the Pacific (with the "1946" extension), Aces Over Europe... :headbang:


I still do a sortie in Red Baron 3D once in awhile, but I wanna upgrade my graphics card to make it more realistic.



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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:21 PM
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17. CFS
Its easy, just start at the beginning, in the Wildcat, and then work your way to the
Hellcat and the Corsair, using realistic settings, limited ammo etc...like the real thing.

Its great!! :hi:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:28 PM
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18. Is there a new CFS for the Pacific Theater?
I thought the only one was CFS 2 which is no longer sold in stores?
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:32 PM
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19. I Dont Know
I have the original one...it is awesome :hi:

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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:34 PM
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20. meet me here!
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:36 PM
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11. I had 2000, loved it. Not sure my computer can run the newer one, however.
:(
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:53 PM
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14. Evil Bill Gates doesn't make the Microsoft FS for the Mac.
Phooey.

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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 06:59 PM
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21. I fly Flight Sim X
My favorite planes are military jets. Flight Sim X just came out with the Acceleration expansion pack that includes carrier landings and the Reno air races. Lots of fun.





Like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhRUYTBZhTk&feature=related
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 08:45 PM
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22. FSX
I just landed at DUT 5000ft runway, perfect landing

Damn I am good!! :rofl: :hi:
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