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  1. In 1962, Jim Knight decided to fly his newly acquired WW2 Australian-made Wackett aircraft from Melbourne, Victoria, across outback Australia to Perth, Western Australia. He made it as far as Ceduna, South Australia, then disappeared. After one of the largest aerial searches in Australia's history, nothing was seen of him. Three years later, his aircraft was accidently spotted way, way off track from where he was heading. This Part 1 video covers his trip from Melbourne to Ceduna. Part 2 will cover the loss & the finding after Ceduna. Hope you find this interesting. Cheers. https://yo
  2. Really enjoyed this. Cheers.
  3. Come & re-trace the 1947 record flight of decorated WW2 New Zealand (NZ) pilot Harold Newton in his little Ercoupe from Europe to NZ. Previous Part 1 video covered Belgium to Malaysia. This Part 2 covers Malaysia to NZ. Experience the storms & a forced beach landing on beautiful Lord Howe island. Enjoy a real-life Ercoupe at my home airfield at the end of this Part 2 video. Hope you like. Cheers. https://youtu.be/mSY-udGbJ2Y?si=CXa-LepYaJ60jmxx
  4. Come & re-trace the 1947 record flight of decorated WW2 New Zealand (NZ) pilot Harold Newton in his little Ercoupe from Europe to NZ. This Part 1 video covers Belgium to Malayasia. Part 2 will cover Malaysia to NZ. Experience the storms & a beach landing. Enjoy some real-life Ercoupe footage as well. Hope you like. Cheers. https://youtu.be/BlKITOe9UR0?si=hLjrzu0CcJfgg2L9
  5. Thanks Brett. Have re-posted with a link. I have noticed that sometimes the linking does not stick and that getting into the Forum is very slow. I also get messages saying my connection to you is not secure, but I proceed anyway. Don’t know if it is my end or yours. Don’t have these problems with other Forums. Cheers.
  6. Come visit the WW2 6 Jun 1944 D-Day Normandy beach landings in a Spitfire, P-51 Mustang & C-47 Skytrain. See the beaches & some of the events & places before the landings & immediately after. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/hGnL8cKR0Fc?si=N3n1RUFf99WPnVmB
  7. Come visit the WW2 6 Jun 1944 D-Day Normandy beach landings in a Spitfire, P-51 Mustang & C-47 Skytrain. See the beaches & some of the events & places before the landings & immediately after. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/hGnL8cKR0Fc?si=szVUkFel59-T0Kqr
  8. Come see who made the iconic WW2 Vought F4U Corsair, complete with some mis-management & fraud, & where it was made. Learn about some of its early weaknesses which had to be rectified before it was certified for aircraft carrier use. Some MSFS & real-life carrier footage is included at the end. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/eGM1buNtdRI?si=_XWWWOor143NDhXg
  9. Continuing our USA Historic Airfields Series, in this video we visit Idaho Falls, Wendover, Bryce Canyon & Grand Canyon airfields in MSFS, & see which of their airfield structures are included on the National Register of Historic Places. We also take the opportunity, flying the Beechcraft Bonanza, to check-out nearby sights such as: Yellowstone National Park (NP); Teton NP; the desert around Wendover; Bryce Canyon NP; & Grand Canyon NP. At the end of the video there is some real footage of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  10. Come test your mountain flying skills in MSFS with these 10 challenging strips in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Developer orbx has so far produced PNG Highlands Bush Strips Packs 1 & 2, at quite a low cost. See how I go in MSFS, & see some real-life footage as well. Although YouTuber Missionary Bush Pilot flies a Kodiak in PNG, we'll take a Cessna Caravan with his livery. Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  11. In 1945, during WW2, in Dutch New Guinea, a USAAF C-47 Skytrain sightseeing flight went horribly wrong. Intending to over-fly recently discovered beautiful Hidden Valley/ Shangri-La, with its stone age-type natives, the aircraft crashed high in the mountains surrounding the narrow entrance pass into the Valley. Only 3 of the 24 on board survived after an agonising 6 weeks in the jungle. Hope you find this interesting. Cheers. https://youtu.be/loV3QAwlHVs?si=M7c8uPztl09KVKDN
  12. 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 4 (Final) sees Owen return to his starting point, Bundaberg, Queensland. Hope you enjoy. Cheers. https://youtu.be/ZNNZs9-NPqg?si=qcIE0Do_WFsuP32-
  13. Come see the highlights of the history of the Boeing 747, no longer being made but still flying (albeit in reducing numbers). I really loved researching & making this video. 1. The 747 2. 747 Types 3. People with 747s 4. 747 Disasters 5. 747s in Museums 6. 747s at Iconic Kai Tak Hope you enjoy. Cheers.
  14. 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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