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  1. Not all the Axis bases were in the home countries... John
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    I don't remember where I read this, and paraphrased it a little. I hope you like it.... Controller: "Piper 5AB, say altitude." Piper 5AB: "Altitude" Controller: "Piper 5AB, say airspeed." Piper 5AB: "Airspeed" Controller (after long pause): "Piper 5AB, say 'Cancel IFR' ." Piper 5AB: "5,000 ft, 140 knots"
  3. Next clues... The city name has three letters; two are vowels. It's on an island, though a rather large one. Don't forget there were three Axis powers. John
  4. I think the green bars may be formation lights; they're low intensity, not visible from very far away, but useful for night formation flying. John
  5. Gents, I'm an unreformed JF Cargo Pilot flyer and am ready to move up from the Cessna Caravan. I'm looking for suggestions. Here's my criteria: - It should be a "single pilot" capable aircraft in the real world, if possible. - Cargo payload should be > 7,500 lbs. - Range at max cargo weight should be > 1,000 NM. - The panel should be fully IFR capable, though that's probaby a given in an aircraft of that class. - Vintage AC, even piston engine(s) OK, but would prefer to avoid a tail-dragger if possible. - Configuration should have multiple "cargo bays" or cargo loading stations so that the load can be distributed with proper CG in mind. - The ability to substitute aux tanks for cargo would be a plus, but not absolutely necessary. - Payware is not an issue; I'll buy it as long as it works OK in CP. - FS9 and FSX compatible. So... let's hear your suggestions and favorites. Thanks, John
  6. Joe, Now that's an airplane. I'll bet the controllers love it when the ground speed on their scope is reading zero and the atitude readout is clicking off the thousands. Very nice photos, and as Mut noted, the water textures are excellent. John
  7. Well, this is indeed the dreaded, “…single runway in the middle of nowhere... John EDIT: Looks like most of the original text as well as the images are gone - attempting to re-build this (08/01/17) Clues: WWII Axis air base; associated with an aviation pioneer. JDA
  8. Neither. Honest! Your clues were pretty good and got me in the right part of the world. I can pump through them pretty quickly looking for what I do know, in this case an airport in a certain region with 18/36 and no other runways. I keep a flight open in the top down view and when I get a candidate I can get a quick look. Would have had it last night if not for the differences between your FSX screenshots and my FS9 world. If you don't have a problem waiting a bit, I'm willing to post another. Have some errands to run tonight, and it will be a few hours before I can get to it. Will probably be tomorrow before you folks see them. Might give Dave in Australia an unfair advantage. :wink: I have an idea for the next one that may make it less a geography lesson and more a history exercise. John
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    Yukon Departure

    Dave, Really nice shots. Looking forward to the second half. Always keep 'em wanting more. John
  10. This appears to be Male Int'l (VRMM), at Male in the Maldives. If you ever wanted a reason to go to FSX, look at the difference between the original post and the last one. John
  11. I probably saw this... Will try to ID. John
  12. I'm drawing a blank on this one so far. Is there any chance this is an airport that's not in FS9? John
  13. Very impressive, dgor. I loved every bit of it. John
  14. What's the requirement for this? If it's an interactive, voice ATC session, which is what it sounds like, I'm likely not set up to do it. Still, would be interested in a steer in the right direction for the future. Haven't tried multi-player FS. John
  15. Not sure you'd NEED one, but I'll bet you could get one. :mrhappy: John
  16. I worked from the fact that it was clearly an island, and not too large a one at that and went from there. I'll have another shot. There are some visual clues here. Look carefully. More clues tomorrow, if needed. John What is that? What is that??? There’s the harbor. Short final for 18. Top down view.
  17. Mut, I'm pretty sure we're looking at Lajes AB in the Azores, LPLA. If this was quite easy, I'm not sure what would constitute a difficult one! The inverted pass was a very classy shot. I couldn't have managed that in the Cub at Mt. Pleasant. John
  18. Hmmm. Payload sounds about the same as the Caravan, but I suspect it's faster and may have longer legs as well. It's a great looking cockpit. I'm going to look into it. I really need to move into something that's a bigger jump from the C208, however. Any suggestions? Payware is not an insurmountable impediment. John
  19. Do any of you use Cargo Pilot? I've become a huge fan of this thing and enjoy it immensely. I saw mention of the Pilatus PC-12 in the guess the cockpit post. What kind of range and payload does that AC have? It looks like a worthy successor to my trusty Caravan. Is that a payware version? John
  20. Exactly right, Mut. Good job. The scenery in your shot doesn't seem to show anything but the runways, and FS9 designates it as EGYP, but that's the place I had in mind. Your turn. I didn't think a forum of Brits would let that invincible clue slip past. By the way, the livery is Aerolinas Argentinas. John
  21. OK, guys, here’s some more hints. I didn’t mean to make it this so difficult. 1) English is spoken, in the tower and in the neighborhood. 2) It’s isolated, but not obscure - - - trust me, you’ve heard of this place. 3) On the other hand, it’s unlikely you’ve ever been there in person, though you may have if you were…invincible. 4) The region goes by two names. 5) The scenery looks bland in FS9, but the real thing is not much better. 6) The A/C livery comes from Traffic 2005. John
  22. OK, this place has some things in common with the last airport. It's isolated...more later if you need them. This is stock FS9 scenery. Hmmm...odd taxiway configuration. Only AC on the ramp. Livery might be a clue, if you can ID it. Not North up. Good luck to all, and may the best airport bum win. John
  23. Yes, there's something particularly sad about a broken airplane, even if you're pretty sure no one got hurt. Ditto the MIG. Most small airports I've visited have one or more decrepit planes sitting around slowly rotting away and you wonder what would make someone just abandon one. Have you ever seen the photos of the boneyards at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, where the US military disposes of the no-longer-needed or the no-longer-servicable? It's a sad, sad thing. I've seen video of them being cut up. They use a steel blade about 30 ft. long and raise it up on a huge crane. They drop it and slice off a wing, or section up a fuselage in the blink of an eye. When I see that, I like to think the scrap is going to wind up at Lockheed or Boeing or Grumman, but truth is most of it probably ends up at Miller or Anhueser-Busch. Not that beer is bad, it's just that airplanes are better. John
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