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  1. Having driven across the Nullarbor plain 4 times, it certainly seems to go on for ever, and its a fight sometimes to stay alert. Dodging large road trains can make life interesting at times.
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  2. An Englishman, a Scotsman and country bumpkin from outside Dublin found themselves in a pub with no other guests. The Englishman stepped forward and said, "Hello! I'm George, born on St. George’s Day, so my parents called me George after the Patron Saint of England!" "That's uncanny, said the Scotsman, "my name is Andrew, and mine named me on St Andrew's Day, too! The face of the farmer from Ireland lit up and said, "Heaven above! Amazing! Guess what...!" Before he could answer, they both said, "Don't tell, it's Patrick, right?" "No, he answered, it's Pancake."
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  3. At 10.31 am, on 30 June 1956, TWA & UAL airliners collided mid-air over the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA, & crashed into the Canyon. All 128 people on the airliners perished. At the time, it was the worst aircraft accident in the USA. It shocked the nation & the world. It led to the eventual radical improvement in ATC through changed procedures, new technology & more personnel. Hope this video helps us to fly even more safely.
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  4. Three men are stranded on an island. They are close to starvation, when a Native Tribe finds them and takes them back to their camp. The leader says:" Go in a jungle and bring back a fruit, then we will let you live". They go out looking for fruits, the first guy comes back with a peach. The leader says:" Now take the peach and shove it up your ass, if you laugh, we will kill you." He attempts it but has to laugh so they cut his head off. The second man appears back from his trip with a grape. The leader gives him the same instructions, but the second guy doesn't seem to have any
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  5. The history of aviation in Scotland is basically the history of the Scottish Aviation company at Prestwick Airport before, during & after WW2. It is both inspirational & sad. I found it absolutely fascinating - I hope you do to. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
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  6. The almost concurrent release of the F-14 Tomcat (Heatblur Simulations and IndiaFoxtEcho) and NAS Miramar 1980's (Sundownersim) can now be enjoyed in Flight Simulator 2020. View this cinematic video on your television!
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  7. Timestamps: Speak to Me 0:05 Introduction at Wembley Breathe (In the Air) 1:03 Money 2:19 London Oxford Introduction Us and Them 3:46 Engine Start Any Colour You Like 5:33 Taxi and Flight Info Brain Damage 7:54 Departure Us and Them 10:02 Climb to 19,000' Across the English Channel Timelapse 11:35 On the Run 11:53 RNAV Approach Eclipse 13:06 Initial Approach Fix Money 15:08 Final Approach Fix Time 16:21 Glide Path Captured Great Gig in the Sky 17:24 Autopilot Disconnect Clare Torry Vocals 19:59
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  8. In 1945 the Second World War a soldier was asked by the regimental medical orderly when he had last had sex with a woman. He replied 1943 sir. The orderly was surprised and said that was a long time ago. The soldier looked at his watch and said well it is only 20.45 now sir.
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  9. In this 6th & final video covering airstrips in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for which freeware scenery is available in MSFS, we look at the top 5 major airports & include their aerodrome charts. We take the legendary Ford Trimotor as we do a circuit around each of the 5 airports. See if you can guess the movie at the end! Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/CfT3dX7lUR0?si=h5dWiaJQ21e-C6Nx
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  10. In this 5th video in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) airstrip series, we look at more mountain strips for which there is nice freeware scenery available in MSFS, and the 1st payware scenery for PNG mountain strips (by Orbx). Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/QfDMZVeXyx4?si=SYXiSO8yNKoy-ZUm
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  11. In this 4th video in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) freeware scenery series, we look at more mountain strips for which there is nice freeware scenery available in MSFS, plus provide real-life footage of landings at these airstrips, & descriptions of 2 associated real-life accidents. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
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  12. Hi Laurence, welcome to the Hangar. Download a programs called Spad-Next and MSFS LVAR Bridge Installer. This should help you get all your panels up and running. Home - SPAD.neXt (spadnext.com) Download SPAD.neXt - SPAD.neXt (spadnext.com) Let us know how you get on. Cheers
    2 points
  13. Just Flight Announce Black Square's TBM 850 for MSFS Out Now! Black Square’s impressive TBM 850 features nearly 100 possible failures including new turbine engine failures, hot-swappable radio configurations and the most advanced pressurisation and cabin temperature simulations in MSFS. The failure system allows for persistent wear, MTBF and scheduled failures for nearly every component in the aircraft, many with multiple different failure modes. Experience real-world failures such as generator failure, propeller governor failure, fuel control failure and compressor surging. The
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  14. You guys using names in this thread makes things tough, technically a name is not a word in word association. Inter-space, It is the space left between two graves to allow for maintenance and access to the graves. The width of the inter-space varies depending on the cemetery’s regulations and the type of burial. In some cases, it can be as narrow as 6 inches.
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  15. Would you have done it? I would like to think so. Like any good pilot he had his own personal minimums but from the story one could tell he really wanted to help. Good on him. This was a great story Frank, thanks for bringing it to us.
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  16. Here’s an earlier video of mine to celebrate the anniversary. What an incredible story. Cheers.
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  17. Here's a topical one for you all: A man with suspected Corona virus is lying in a hospital bed with a face mask on waiting to be seen. A trainee nurse comes to give the man a bed bath. The man asks “Are my testicles black?" The nurse replies “I'm here to give you a bed bath" The man asks again slightly more agitated this time “Ok, but can you look to see if my testicles are black?” The nurse replies “Sir I'm only supposed to give you a bed bath upper body and feet" The man rather breathless this time manages to ask one more time, “Please, are my testicles bla
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  18. Can't go wrong with three engines. You never disappoint Frank, thanks for bringing this information into my brain. One of my favorite movies as a ten year old kid was Where Eagles Dare(1968) with Clint Eastwood, I think my first blip of wanting to fly was watching the Ju-52 flying in the snow covered mountains during the closing credits. In Panavision no less. That plane, I believe was the same one that crashed in Switzerland in 2018. As a side note, the movie used T-6's for German fighters. When will they stop lying to us kids.
    2 points
  19. Come see how the Allies, mainly the USA, supplied China to fight the invading Japanese in WW2. The airlift supply route involved hazardous flying over the SE tail-end of the Himalayas, hence the name "The Hump". The job was done but not without significant loss of personnel and aircraft. At the time, it was the largest airlift operation in history. Enjoy not only the history but also the flying and scenery as well. Hope you do enjoy. Cheers.
    2 points
  20. If they don't like anything flight sim related than why watch the videos or even talk about them. Sounds like they have the problem and at the least deserve this...
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  21. When I woke this morning, my wife was standing in the kitchen looking sexy in her nightie, and preparing my usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast. As I walked in she turned to me and said "You've got to make love to me this very moment!" We went at it, there and then on the kitchen table. Afterwards she said "Thanks" pulled down her nightie and returned to the stove. "How come you're so horny this morning" I said. "I'm not" she replied "The egg timer's broken".
    2 points
  22. My neighbor knocked on my door at 2:30 AM. Can you believe that? 2:30 AM! Luckily for him, I was still up playing my bagpipes.
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  23. Very enjoyable Frank, love the sound of those radials! Talking of tyre type radials, I think I heard seven squeals on landing! My only negative comment is please can you change the music? It reminds me of the hours I have spent on hold waiting to get through to my doctor's surgery on the phone
    2 points
  24. Come join Aussie Owen Zupp, airline pilot & award-winning aviation writer, as he flies solo in a light aircraft around Australia in 2010. Enjoy beautiful Australian scenery, especially the famous remote outback/backcountry, & learn a bit about Aussie aviation history. Part 3 is Broome thru' Perth to Forrest. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. Note: Owen flew an Australian Jabiru J230 but there isn't one in MSFS yet, so we'll use a sort-of-similar German FK9 Mk IV in this Part 3 video, with real-live footage of the FK9 at the end of the video. https://youtu.be/g_xEkrXd-08?si=WGmSGNxNCE6ubog4
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  25. I have had the same feelings as Mr. Zupp when flying around certain parts of Australia, the vastness of Nullarbor plains makes it seem never-ending. Sort of the same feeling you get when using the Atlantic northern ferry routes over water. Although over the plains you do get to see... something. I wonder how much extra fuel is used between C-172 and the wider German equivalent. If not much, then why don't they make all small planes wider. Some of these smaller planes are pretty tight in the cockpit. Ok, enough of my musing's, thank you Frank for the views and interesting writings fro
    1 point
  26. Prior proper planning and knowing the full picture of the area you are flying and beyond, I say this because many of the problems we see in flying VFR is a change in weather conditions and having to divert from your original flightplan. This flight came out alright thankfully and I'm glad he listened to his wife when he was busy debating his next move. We all learn from the mistakes of others and as Neil said, lesson learned. Thanks for another good video Frank, we all like to keep learning.
    1 point
  27. I don't remember exactly what the details were but I seem to think there was a reason why the controllers let both taxi down the runway, mostly due to crowding. I tend to blame the KLM Captain for not asking for clarity and his impatience in wanting to take off. Hard to blame Pan Am since there wasn't clear markings for the taxiway turnoffs. Due to the heavy fog and unclear voices of the ATC the KLM Captain should have been a bunch more cautious. Thanks for the updated info Frank.
    1 point
  28. Come join Aussie Owen Zupp, airline pilot & award-winning aviation writer, as he flies solo in a light aircraft around Australia in 2010. Enjoy beautiful Australian scenery, especially the famous remote outback/backcountry, & learn a bit about Aussie aviation history. Part 2 is Barkly through Darwin to Broome. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/XkQP-TM-ge4?si=fOT5hWwhp6xgeQLD
    1 point
  29. The beautiful, iconic Coral Route through the South Pacific in the 1950s between New Zealand (NZ) & Tahiti was the last flying boat route in the world. The Short Solent IV flying boat flying that route is preserved in an Auckland, NZ, museum & is the last remaining Short Solent in the world. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
    1 point
  30. Thanks Frank, enjoyed seeing those island airstrips. A couple of those small ones, like Saba, are white knucklers in some planes. Now I noticed you did a couple of bounce and goes in that old Placid Plodder, have done my share in them and I'm pretty sure others have also, although it's like having a baby I've been told, over time you tend to forget about the pain of having one. So, what do you think of the work MSFS have done around the islands?
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  31. All of a sudden, we seem to be under a spam attack, and is becoming annoying, is nothing sacred!. I suppose Joe will get around to deleting the rubbish, although I suspect he has better things to do.
    1 point
  32. Think it was on "The Wall" 1979 album Joe. Later released as a single in 1980 with "Hey You" on the B-side. Novocaine after a visit to the Dentist.
    1 point
  33. Hi Frank, great video and it was wonderful to see all those beautiful aircraft. You make me want to start flying in Australia again, did a lot back in FSX with OZx scenery and as nice as that was it looks even better in MSFS. I have been trying to go to places I've never been before but nothing says I can't go back to my favorites for good reason. Thanks for the views and info, your vids always give me ideas for places to go.
    1 point
  34. Thankyou Needles for your reply and welcome. i am using fsx in windows 10. will Spad work in that plse regards LaurenceT
    1 point
  35. When I first saw it the first thing that came to mind was the EA-6B Prowler with its distinctive windscreen.
    1 point
  36. Ugly? Yeah, that’s what I thought, but I still loved it. Great to see one land immediately followed by another taking off. Cheers.
    1 point
  37. Liked the combination of drone, sim and real world footage Frank, thanks for the views. That P-750 is probably a good workhorse but dang it's ugly.
    1 point
  38. Not a place I would want to be with a powerplant failure. Another enjoyable video Frank, thanks for the views.
    1 point
  39. In this series of videos we will review most of the available freeware airstrips in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Part 1 video covered the first 5 highest airstrips. This Part 2 video covers the second 5 highest strips & provides hints for shortfield takeoffs & landings, so necessary in many of PNG's challenging bush/backcountry strips, high in mountains, low in valleys, often short & sloping with difficult approaches & limited or no go-arounds. Come see how I go in a Cessna 152 & then give them a go yourself. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
    1 point
  40. Black Square appear to be producing some fine aircraft for MSFS. I am tempted to get the Baron. Lets not forget that A2A have now got their Comanche available for MSFS. I am tempted to get the Comanche first.
    1 point
  41. Come with me in MSFS to learn the interesting history & marketing of the humble Cessna 172, & some other bits & pieces about it. There's more to it than you might think! Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
    1 point
  42. Sorry to say, that this wasn't well received on PPRuNE, the forum members there are not very receptive to anything regarding flight simulation.
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  43. We had a power outage yesterday and my PC, TV and of course my FlightSim was shut down immediately; it was raining - I couldn't take the dog for a walk or go play some golf, so I talked to my wife for a few hours. She seems like a nice person.
    1 point
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