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  1. The information I'm seeing and hearing about Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) makes me think that I'll end up with a triple-boot system. I'm currently dual booting Windows 7 and Linux with X-Plane 11 running on Linux and all of my FSX stuff running on Windows 7. Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) may provide a real reason for me to add Windows 10. Additionally, if Microsoft resumes development of FSX, I'll have to install the updated FSX on Windows 10, as well, while preserving my current FSX configuration and related programs on Windows 7.
  2. The freeware IrfanView program does batch conversions of images.
  3. I'm hopeful that Microsoft's judgment about how to make the world better will improve. Consistent improvements by X-Plane and Linux show that good judgment is possible.
  4. This story, posted on Ars Technica, includes an excellent video of military aircraft flying in the canyon: Navy pilot dead after crash in “Star Wars Canyon” in Death Valley
  5. I think that how American pilots fly in an air show may depend upon which American pilots are flying. Let me share a totally unexpected experience that I had many years ago while in the Marine Corps and watching the Blue Angels fly at Beaufort Air Station: I worked in a two-story building at the air station that was located beside the end of a runway. Since the building had a flat roof, all the men in my unit decided to watch the air show from the roof. That gave us a great view of the runways. In the direction away from the runways, we couldn't see anything due to all of the nearby pine trees. We watched as the Blue Angels flew straight up in formation from the middle of the air base and did their fleur de lis maneuver, in which they fly off in all directions from the top of the maneuver and disappear over the horizon. While we continued to watch the middle of the air field, one of the Blue Angels unexpectedly came from behind us over the treetops and directly over the roof of our building. We didn't see it until it was directly on top of us. All of us just about came out of our boots. Believe me, that aircraft was low!
  6. I haven't tried it, myself, but you might want to try it with FSX F/A-18 HaniMod V3.
  7. Beautiful! Would you tell us about the setup you're using in these screenshots?
  8. Here's something I'd like to see added not only to the new Microsoft simulator but to P3D and X-Plane 11, as well: Realistic AI helicopter traffic such as was provided by Heli Traffic 2009, but taken even further by including helicopters in ATC and by enabling visual flight following such as can be done with fixed-wing AI aircraft.
  9. The time frame of the proposed release of the new Microsoft simulator certainly seems to coincide with the time frame of the proposed release of the new Xbox. If the PC version ended up being backward-compatible with my current FSX AI traffic program, I might be slightly interested. I'll probably stick with X-Plane 11, though. It's an excellent simulator that I run in both Windows 7 and Linux. I expect that Microsoft's new simulator will run in neither Windows 7 nor Linux.
  10. As Aerobask suggested, I lowered the wave height in X-Plane 11 to better accommodate takeoffs and landings of the Lisa Akoya.
  11. Just Flight - Developer's Diary - Traffic Global for X-Plane 11
  12. Soaranden

    "Semper Fi"

    Thanks for editing the title, James. Semper Fi!
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