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Everything posted by Tristarcaptain

  1. When I fist flew to America to meet the lady who is now my wife, I flew by BMI International. It was in an Airbus 330 and was great...nice and clean with a TV screen in the headrest in front and so on. The second trip was in an American Airlines Boeing 767....what a difference. The latter was somewhat dated and shoddy in comparison. Not a patch on BMI International.....sad that FlyBMI is gone....
  2. I must admit that I like the Il-76. I have some photos that I took a while back. They used to go to RIAT at Fairford to support the Su-27 Flankers from the Ukraine Air Force.
  3. I am afraid that it will not be a Happy Christmas for people south of London this year, particularly those near to Gatwick Airport. The officials around there are still not able to determine what is a drone and what Santa and his sleigh look like. This has resulted in a total ban of either of the said flying anywhere near to Gatwick as passengers still remain severely ticked off at recent disruptions. Of course, the RAF or other military units cannot use anything that may potentially cause any harm to Rudolf and the other reindeer, for fear of being accused of cruelty to animals. Tryi
  4. Please note that as this Christmastime approaches, the following songs may not be sung: (Copied from a local website 'Kokomo Brief')
  5. I think that JF have a nerve to ask that price and then more for add on' tanker variant! At that price, it should all be included......but..... Boy, have they got that characteristic Vulcan howl off to a tee! It is GREAT!! I have noticed one interesting nuance....I tried an anti-flash white plane to fly and while opening it in FSX, the window depicting the plane when you load up FSX has it configured correctly, but when it is loaded and ready to fly, it has the RWR fairing on the fin, and TFR thimble on the nose. These modifications were not made until after it got is camouflage! How
  6. Just Flight's Vulcan is finally HERE!!!! It's not cheap though........ Guess what I have been doing for the last 30mins........??!! Martin
  7. That's an interesting idea. Thanks Dan.
  8. Thanks John. If I do buy a new PC in due course, I guess that I could use the USB cards from my old PC to bring the new PC inline with hardware that I already have?
  9. When I was in Walmart the other day, I happened across an HP Pavilion desktop gaming pc. While I cannot afford one as yet and bearing in mind my current PC is rather troublesome, I found it interesting. However, most of my hardware such as printer, gaming HOTAS, etc: are USB 1 connectors. Newer pcs are USB 2 or 3. Can you get adaptors to plug a USB 1 device into a later version of USB port as on a new pc? Thanks in advance.
  10. Wow. Thanks to all you guys who have sent ideas. It gives me something to work with. You guys rock!!!
  11. A belated Happy Birthday, Matt!! If you lived nearer, I'd buy you a birthday coffee!!!!! Hope you had a good one!!
  12. I am a bit puzzled and frustrated here.... I start the flight with reasonable frame rates, then it rapidly goes down to single digits within about two minutes. I did have it working pretty good but am not sure what is causing this! I did the HIGHME fix a while back and that worked great for a while, now it is worse than before the fix. I have reloaded the configuration, to no avail. I am using a light setting on graphics...no extra demands on scenery, etc. One thing I did note is that about a week ago , my anti-virus (System Mechanic) played up and I uninstalled it and used the i
  13. Just Flight's Vulcan is on finals.......video here...... https://www.justflight.com/product/avro-vulcan-b-mk2 Also, they are doing a tanker and MRR add on!!
  14. Actually, this isn't a joke, but is a funny fact. Several years ago after a certain President Clinton had his sexual encounter with Monica, there was a documentary on UK TV about the President's 'activities' with Monica. It got to the part where it mentioned the dress that had a stain on. Just then, the program was in for an advert break, and the first thing that came up on the adverts? Stain remover!! Classic!!! I bet that advertiser had to pay a pretty penny for that spot, but it was a laugh out loud moment that is not a joke.
  15. Ritz Hotels latest advertising slogan.......?? 'Come and stay at the Ritz......you'd be crackers not to'!!!
  16. Time to get out the crazy glue and automotive spray cans.....that should do the job! When I bought Airfix kits, they had a skill rating to what experience was required to build the kit. I am wondering what the skill level of this particular job would be.....!!! Martin P.S. Yeap.....they should have built more F-22's in the first place!! I just hope that the Russians don't hack into this site and take advantage of the fact that USAF is down on their F-22 numbers!!
  17. I have spent many a happy hour at Cosford museum over the years, prior to my trip across the pond! A great place for the aviation buff!! I just love that TSR. 2...wish that there was an FSX flight simulator for it..... Martin
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