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allardjd

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  1. I like mulletman's map - it looks like it was designed by the guy who hopes to be selling us fuel though. It's a good concept and Mut can tweak the details as necessary to hit the places that ought to be visited. As for airport types, you can find anything, from KATL-like behemoths with four parallel runways to 1500 foot grass strips. Lots of both, and everything in between. Strips are scarcer in the West than the East, except right along the Pacific, where there are also plenty. I know of one place with two water runways and one asphalt. No ILS, though. :-) John
  2. Mut, Possible US destinations, in no particular order and with no particular preferences... Meigs Field (RIP) in Chicago would be fitting. It would have to be in FS9, as I believe it had already been converted to a city park when FSX was compiled. A beautiful venue and useful field that literally had the runways bulldozed without warning by city road crews after the tower closed at 10:00 PM one night on the orders of the mayor. It took weeks for all the aircraft stranded there to get out after painful negotiations with the FAA to permit them to fly off the taxiways, which he thou
  3. Mut, Perth/Scone it is! Exactly right. Did I say something confusing? Not sure how you can do this without FS. I use the Go To Airport database and the map feature extensively when searching for an airport. Anyway, you have it. I almost choked at your early mention of McDonalds. I'm sure you wouldn't have to look too far in Perth to find that surname, though probably not under the golden arches. Very good work. I think that one was a little more difficult than the Shuttle landing strip. I thought planting one under your noses after KSFO was a go
  4. Well, I think cabers and haggis are more common than hockey sticks and moose meat, if that helps. :-) John
  5. Hmmm. I think we'll just let this percolate for another 24 hours. I know you folks are kind of busy. John
  6. Another 24 hours has passed uneventfully. For the next clue I’ve let the mad engineer out of the bottle…. First let’s tighten up the ranges I gave yesterday a little. North latitude is between 55 and 60 degrees. ...and... Field elevation is between 375 and 400 feet (a pretty useless clue, in and of itself). But with this….. X = 7.11Y - Z ...where…. X = West longitude Y = North latitude Z = Field elevation …it might help provide some needed narrowing of possibilities. If you get a negative
  7. It seems another clue is needed....or two. Field elevation is between 300 and 400 ft. Latitude is between 45 and 60 degrees North. John
  8. Just saw a news article yesterday the the Marines are deploying some of them to Iraq. Also, a family member is doing work near Ft. Bragg NC and told me some time ago that the production line is running (not there, though). He also said that they'd brought some of them into Bragg to do some kind of testing. It wasn't so much flight testing as that's pretty much all done, but to see how well it would mate up with some equipment/facilities there. Ft. Bragg is the hotbed of all things Special Forces here, and they'll be one of the primary users of the Osprey. Like you, I had n
  9. One of two is correct, Mut. The referenced food is not McDonalds, as you surmised, but the airport is not in the US. So, you can not only scratch KMCO from your list of suspects, but K-anything. Another hint in about 24 hours if no one is getting warm. John
  10. Well, we're dial up, at 50 cents a call, and just have an old USB joystick and the laptop screen. I miss my yoke, pedals and a big monitor. Still, it's better than being grounded. John
  11. Here’s our latest mystery airfield…. This is standard FS9 scenery, of course. The place is somewhat short of facilities, just approach slope lights on one runway and runway lights. There’s a very small town nearby. Not far away is this body of water, a long bay of sorts. It widens into a broad estuary, joining the sea beyond, and a small city lies on the left bank. The airport’s named for food. The town is named for a place on a different continent….or vice versa.
  12. OK, guys, I hope to post one tonight (UTC -4), but will be in our vacation digs, and I think, on dial-up. :mrhappy: If the connection is solid, it shouldn't be a problem, but there's a per-call charge, so it may be an issue if I'm repeatedly getting bumped off the system. Will spend some time on the drive over cogitating on which geographically obscure airpatch I ought to try to confound you with. Maybe something with a 350 ft. grass runway and a rotating beacon. :yes: Rest assured I won't be so free with the clues this time, either graphical or verbal. We d
  13. I think I've got it. I believe it's KSFO, San Francisco. Hidden in plain sight. Talk about short on clues! I may be too free with the hints, but this one is at the other end of the spectrum. :mrhappy: John
  14. Lots of strange things happen in Turkey. Guess it could have been worse. :mrhappy: John
  15. At least they didn't make me park on the grass, as I had to do in Turkey. :mrhappy: John
  16. I flew a JF - Cargo Pilot flight into Patuxent River NAS (SE of Washington, DC) yesterday - this is where they parked me. Pretty good company, I'd say. Military fields in FS9 used to be bleak and unfriendly, no ground control, no aircraft, just "Taxi for Takeoff options". I bought the JF Military Plus Pack #1 and it's changed all that for the better. I know the graphics quality isn't up to the count-the-rivets standard most of you adhere to. Still, it WAS a nice place to be parked. Had a nice surprise today at another miltary field, but that's a topic
  17. Dave, Very nice repaint. It looks real-world authentic. Have never tried to do one, but have several utilities that claim to support this. My artistic talent, on a scale of 1 to 10, is in negative numbers. My wife has all that. Maybe I need to get her repainting aircraft. Tell me more about the VA - I see Squawk Box. Is this a VATC thing, or simply a VA? I'm up to my ears in Cargo Pilot these days, and can't get enough of that, but would be interested in a Virtual Airline at some point, maybe. I don't think my current suite of hardware is up to virtual
  18. I like the plan, Mut. Wouldn't have thought of going that way, but it works and gets us everywhere we ought to go. As you say, it's going to take some long-legged birds to do some of these legs, but that's fine. Amelia tried it on a shoestring and hasn't been heard from since. I don't feel strongly about any particular destinations in the US, but appreciate you asking. I'll be jumping in soon, though will be away from home and the hardware I usually fly with for a week beginning Friday. I'll be reading the forum, but will not be able to fly anything that week for sure.
  19. Very nice shots. Scenery looks good too. Is that from the freeware site? I really liked the shot with the approach lights; have always been partial to approach pics. Wouldn't it be great if the red spot on the nose of the Air India livery was displayed above the windscreen as a caste mark? John
  20. ...and at a great price. John
  21. There's a semi-famous bit of aircraft wisdom that says something like, "If you have an engine failure in a light twin, you'll always have enough power remaining to reach the scene of the crash." That comes to mind when looking at this. John
  22. Mut, Very well done. We do appear to have forgotten something at some point and gone back for it...but speed and efficiency isn't the object, right? John
  23. Have you guys noticed that the ads at the bottom of this page are in the Cyrillic alpabet? John EDIT: Well, they were, but now they're not.
  24. Same for me, Dave. Forum seems fine, though I tried the homepage from a new window; didn't close this one and attempt to re-open it. John
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