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  1. Come with me to my home airfield IRL, YTYA Tyabb, Melbourne, Australia, well depicted in MSFS with freeware, and see if you like the Jacobson Flare method of landing as much as I do. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  2. Come visit the world's lowest airport (in Israel) & the world's highest airport (in Tibet) in the beaut Waco YMF-5 open-cockpit, bi-plane by Carenado. See some of the surrounding areas & learn a bit about their geography & history. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  3. Come learn about the outstanding Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, and its just as outstanding global manufacturing process. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  4. YouTuber Missionary Bush Pilot video of 24 Feb 2023 shows a challenging, scenic flight in his Kitfox to a couple of remote airstrips in Arizona, USA. Here we replicate the flight, but we take YouTuber Trent Palmer's Kitfox because it's better & because it's available as a very nice payware aircraft in MSFS. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  5. On 4 August 2018 a Junkers JU52 aircraft operation by JU-Air crashed in the Swiss Alps while undertaking a sight-seeing tour. The flight was operated by 2 very experienced pilots, both ex-Air Force & ex-Airlines, who had flown the route numerous times before over many years, & the weather was fine, & there was no mechanical failure of the aircraft. So, how could such a thing happen? Stay tuned. Hope you find it interesting. Cheers.
  6. Yes, the final report is out on my CFI’s crash. It includes the following: “This was the first mid‑air collision between two civil aircraft operating under the instrument flight rules and procedures that have been in place in Australia for decades. The ATSB identified that, following receipt of verbal traffic information from the controller, the pilots did not successfully manoeuvre or establish direct communications on the CTAF to maintain separation, probably due to the collision risk not being recognised. While it is probable that the aircraft were in instrument meteorologica
  7. Thanks guys, you are both so nice. Yeah, Brett, a lot has changed since then, but I believe GA mid-air collisions are on the rise even with TCAS, ADSB etc. just a few months ago my CFI and a student were killed going into Mangalore airport here in Victoria, Australia, when they collided mid-air with another aircraft coming out of Mangalore also with a CFI and student - both were IFR (in clear weather) with ATC. I did not know the other CFI but my CFI was in his early 40s and one of the nicest guys you could meet. So sad. It makes me quite nervous to continue my own recreational flying IRL. Che
  8. A Pacific Southwest Boeing 727 Airliner & a Cessna 172 collided mid-air near Lindbergh Field, San Diego in September 1978. The Boeing was on downwind to land & the Cessna was completing ILS practice. All on board the aircraft died, along with some on the ground. The aircraft were destroyed, along with houses on the ground. As is common, there was a chain of events leading to the disaster, but one stands out on its own. Come see how such a thing can happen. Hope you find this interesting. Cheers.
  9. Thanks Brett. You’re right - the early WW2 Battle of Norway is largely unknown/forgotten because it was before the fall of France, the Battle of Britain, invasion of Russia etc. Cheers.
  10. Come join me in the recently updated Spitfire to Narvik in remote North Norway and see how the Allies beat Germany, for the fist time, in 1940, albeit only for a short time. Learn how the Battle of Norway/Narvik led to so many other military firsts. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  11. Yeah, he could have at least waited a few seconds more until he saw Pan Am on the taxiway alongside him! Cheers.
  12. The collision of two Boeing 747 "Jumbo" airliners on the single runway of the main airport on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in 1977, remains the world's worst-ever aviation disaster in terms of the number of people who died. Come with me in MSFS and see how the disaster unfolded through a series of unfortunate events. Hope you find it interesting. Cheers.
  13. Didn’t know you then, but do now! Nice thought to pop back in! Cheers.
  14. Australia is a relatively flat country, but its highest mountains, the Snowy Mountains, are beautiful to tour & fly over. In this video we visit, in summer, Australia's highest airstrips & sealed-runway airport (with airport charts) & Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
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