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  1. Look, just because that British test pilot wore a suit while flying and rolled the Vulcan does not mean that you can do the same with our cargo plane!!
  2. Thanks for the birthday salutations Joe.
  3. Good idea! Thanks Joe.....I'll give that a try. Martin (AKA birthday boy (today))
  4. You guys seem to know a lot of fixes that I used to be ignorant about before I joined this site, so I wonder if you can help here..... I am using FSX Gold in Windows 7. We know that FSX is 'buggy', but does anyone know of a fix for 'sticking throttle' sounds. I often will fly a while and when I change the throttle setting, the engine sounds do not alter unless I press 'Q' on the keyboard to turn the sound off for a few moments, then press 'Q' again to restart the sound, which seems to alter the sound to how it should. Thanks in advance. Martin
  5. Just Flight have released their VC-10 Professional today. It includes the Super VC-10 and some RAF machines.......gotta love those RAF tankers!! Regards Martin
  6. Some interesting points there Alan. I became aware of the 'super stall' effect on the Hunter when flying the Just Flight example in FSX, and soon realized that I had to be careful in tight loops or turns!! It will be interesting to see if anyone takes out a private prosecution. I seem to recall that the owner of the Hunter paid out some compensation though, but of course, no amount of money will bring a person back. A very sad event that happened and hopefully, lessons will be learned.
  7. I guess that this will stir up a hornet's nest, but here goes....... So the pilot of the Hunter that crashed has been found 'not guilty' of manslaughter. I find this decision a bit difficult, so bear with me..... Experienced pilots have mentioned that they thought that something was wrong at the start of the loop and that he started too low. I believe one expert was the owner and pilot of the Hunter, 'Miss Demenor'. It has been suggested that he could have executed an escape maneuver but pressed on with tragic consequences....... So...putting this into an everyday situation, if someone is driving down a road in their car, starts to overtake a truck only to realize that there is a car coming the other way, but he may/may not get away with his maneuver, what should he do? If he presses on he may or he may not hit the oncoming vehicle, but then he may just about get away with it. In this analogy, I feel that the Hunter pilot Andy Hill, pressed on regardless despite the risk. Surely he had the opportunity to abort....he is supposed to be an experienced pilot, which is why I am dubious about 'g' affecting him the way he described. In other words, he knew what effect the g forces would have on his body. I am dubious about the decision on this case and it would be interesting to know your thoughts, especially those of you are real time pilots, of which I am not.
  8. What do you call a deer with no eyes? No-eyed deer! (No idea!!)
  9. I guess that in comparison, it is not too bad. I used to make models on a semi-professional basis. For an example, I bought a Trumpeter 1/32 Su-27 Flanker to make (and add to my stash). This cost about 90GBP. It needed correction sets to correct inaccuracies......about another 60GBP. A nice detailed cockpit...approx. 30 GBP...resin exhausts......probably 15 GBP....then paint....resin wheels to replace the vinyl ones and before you know it, a 95GBP model goes up to approx. 250 GBP!! At least with flight sim, the program is there and you don't have to spend 50 plus hours to assemble it and make it look good.. By the way...I never did get that Flanker made...I got married and moved instead!! l
  10. Is it me or do the clouds move a lot faster in Oz......???? Actually..it is good footage and a great find! Coming from the UK, I was surprised when I first saw a severe storm here in the USA, to see lightning constantly flickering....it was like a strobe light!!! It kind of spooked me at first.... Martin
  11. When I fist flew to America to meet the lady who is now my wife, I flew by BMI International. It was in an Airbus 330 and was great...nice and clean with a TV screen in the headrest in front and so on. The second trip was in an American Airlines Boeing 767....what a difference. The latter was somewhat dated and shoddy in comparison. Not a patch on BMI International.....sad that FlyBMI is gone....
  12. I must admit that I like the Il-76. I have some photos that I took a while back. They used to go to RIAT at Fairford to support the Su-27 Flankers from the Ukraine Air Force.
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