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  1. It is a very good book, ideal for beginners like me or those wanting to brush on a few skills. Sadly I did not do the book justice. Due to work load and moving house I do not have the time to study and fly so I am just going to fly for a while and enjoy it rather than bogging myself down in theory. Mike
  2. Hi All, I am selling a copy of " Microsoft Flight Simulator For Pilots, Real World Training" on eBay. If anyone here wants it at the fixed price plus P&P shown get stuck in. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262714809915?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Mike
  3. You have two options, 2 x SIMS for the Airbus A380 and 2 x SIMS for the Boeing B777
  4. Sorry I can now see what CC was getting at. Yes you can land the SIM okay. Whilst we were watching the instructor on Sunday he landed a night time flight at Heathrow. it looked amazing with the light coming up at you and then touching down.
  5. Sorry CC, why are you biting your tongue, have you had a bad experience with this? Not sure I understand the second question however you can land the jet in the simulator, I think the web site said you have a choice of 20 destination airports.
  6. I thought the following may be of interest to those of you living, or planning to visit the UK. I took my grandsons on the Emirates Cable Car yesterday that leaves from the O2 Arena, travels over the Thames and into East London, you can stay on if you want and come back as we did. As we exited the cable car the guy said our tickets now allow free entry into the "Aviation Experience" next door. I will not go into to much detail so here is a link http://www.aviation-experience.com/ It is well worth a visit and the real simulators look great, they have 4 there and yesterday nobody was on them as you have to pay extra and book a slot but the trainer was flying one and you can watch from a viewing area. I had a chat with the guy and the cost for 30 minutes is £60.00. I would not recommend visiting London just for this experience as it only takes an hour or so to get round, however with the cable car and the O2 there is enough to keep you occupied when there. Mike
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    Mmmmm interesting, that looks a lot better than the ipad program I use. I think my wife just lost the use of her Samsung Galaxy whilst I am flying
  8. Spot on John, I knew what I was buying as well, as you know I am still considered a newbie to this game and the thought of a "Flight School" appealed to me so I could use it alongside FSX. I subscribe to a couple of great guys on Youtube and the way they teach and get the lessons across to students such as myself are 100% better than DTG Flight School. I found this on Youtube posted by Jordan King I will take a look when I get home and you might want to share it at your club?
  9. I had my first lesson in Flight School last night and I have to be honest I am not that impressed. I do not have a SIM dedicated PC so it is not the best however it copes very well with Steam and FSX, SE. However Flight School was laggy, jumpy, missing parts of the picture and all sorts of other problems. My Saitek controls were very slow to respond in Flight School as well. Due to the above problems my first take off was awful however the instructor congratulated me and said I had passed and could move on to the next level. I found this surprising as I was expecting him to say something along the lines of "go back and have another go" I did not go any further last night instead I decided to take a flight in the main FSX SE programme. I will probably give it another go and take Lesson 2 but I feel quite deflated after last night so will not be rushing. Mike
  10. APPLE DOES IT AGAIN!! Apple computers announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play Hi Fi music in women’s Breast implants. The iTit will cost between $499 and $699.00 depending on speaker size. This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women have always complained about men staring at their tits and not listening to them.
  11. Happy Birthday Alan, great story about the surnames. Mike
  12. I purchased this and downloaded it last night so I will keep you posted with both my progress through Flight School and the download in general. Mike
  13. Looking at the early comments/reviews on Steam this is not being well received. Shame because they have had enough time to develop the product. Mike
  14. I am not sure if it is the angle the picture was taken at but the pedals look a little too close together to me. Mike
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    New Monitor

    Thanks Brett, the sad thing is I am the boss but we are so busy at the moment I feel guilty playing around on here whilst all the staff are run off their feet. Still needs must
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    New Monitor

    Thanks for the replies all, sorry for the lateness of this but I have moved house and the internet has not been connected yet so grabbing a bit of time at work. Mike
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    New Monitor

    Hi all, I am going to be in the market soon for a new monitor and was wondering what all of your thoughts were. At the moment I have a basic desk top PC with a Sharpe TV/monitor attached to it. It is okay but lacks quality. My plan is to purchase a dedicated PC for flight simming in approx 6 months time so in the meantime I am thinking about buying a new monitor for now and in readiness for when the new PC arrives. I may go for a double, or even triple screen set up in the future so does the purchase I am about to make have an impact on this because rather than splashing out on a lot of monitors now I was going to slowly build them up. Any thoughts? Mike
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    Eye Controller

    I am a single malt man myself, can't take off without one in the cockpit
  19. Welcome Lucy, I have been to Cornwall for a cheeky short break so just seen this. I am 12 months into my flight simming adventures and this is the place to be. Friendly members and great advice. Enjoy Mike
  20. I have been away for a week so a little late to the party. Looking great and running good at my end so well done Joe and thank you for all your hard work.
  21. Great video, thank you for sharing.
  22. I like the look of this. AviatorCast (podcast) have just had done interview in a recent episode with the developer at DTG's and it sound exciting. being a newbie I get drawn to anything that involves a bit of training. Keep us posted Wayne Mike
  23. WHY CONDOMS COME IN BOXES OF 3, 6, AND 12 !!! A man walks into Boots with his 8-year old son. They happen to walk by the condom display, and the boy asks,”What are these, Dad?" To which the man matter-of-factly replies, "Those are called Condoms son. Men use them to have safe sex." “Oh I see," replied the boy pensively. “I've heard of that in health class at school." He looks over the display and picks up a package of 3 and asks, "Why are there 3 in this package?" The dad replies, "Those are for high school boys, one for Friday, one for Saturday, and one for Sunday." “Cool" says the boy. He notices a 6 pack and Asks, "Then who are these for?" “Those are for college men," the dad answers, TWO For Friday, TWO for Saturday, and TWO for Sunday." “WOW!" exclaimed the boy, "then who uses THESE?" he asks, picking up a 12 pack. With a sigh and a tear in his eye, the dad replied. “Those are for married men, son. One for January, one for February, one for March......."
  24. A fleeing Taliban, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the spot only to find a British soldier selling regimental ties. The Taliban asked, "Do you have water?" The soldier replied, "There is no water, the well is dry. Would you like to buy a tie instead? They are only £5." The Taliban shouted, "You idiot infidel! I do not need an over-priced tie. I need water! I should kill you, But I must find water first!" "OK," said the soldier, "It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie and that you hate me. I will show you that I am bigger than that, and that I am a much better human being than you. If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find our Sergeant's Mess. It has all the ice cold water you need. Inshallah." Cursing him, the Taliban staggered away over the hill. Several hours later he staggered back, collapsed with dehydration & rasped .... "They won't let me in without a tie!”
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