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Another FS/X-Plane Screenshot Thread- 2012  
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2146 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 19334 times:

All rightee then, everybody...the previous thread had gotten to the point where I couldn't even load it fully enough to announce this new one, so apologies in advance for any confusion. Let's continue where we left off, so I'll start with the latest trip under my belt, FRL3707, YWG-MSP:

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_17-54-40-375.jpg
Launching off of YWG,s runway 18 at a local time of 6:18 AM. It's getting lighter aready...spring is coming!

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_18-1-40-937.jpg
We were rewarded with this gorgeous sunrise after breaking through the low-level clouds!

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_21-0-57-250.jpg
No sun shade required

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_21-2-24-62.jpg
Looking good...

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_21-17-23-500.jpg
Descending over one of the thousands of lakes in northern Minnesota

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_21-41-24-328.jpg
On final for runway 4 at MSP

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-23_21-46-2-171.jpg
....and preparing to grease her down.

Enjoy!


Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
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User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19165 times:

The other one was taking forever to load and I just noticed this one. So let's get it started.

BBJ into Malé

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/Turnforfinal.jpg
Turning short finals

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/Rollout1.jpg
Rollout

As you can probably tell...it was helluva sunny  



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User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 19158 times:

Quoting Gingersnap (Reply 1):
As you can probably tell...it was helluva sunny

And you must surely have helluva computer? Very nice shots to both of the above!


User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 19156 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 2):
And you must surely have helluva computer? Very nice shots to both of the above!

Why thank you.

It's not bad, but not the best by any means.

AMD Phenom II X6 Black 1090T @ 4.2GHz
MSI nVidia GTX560ti 2GB (OC'd also)
8GB Kingston HyperX (OC'd)
Corsair 800W PSU
Asus Motherboard and many fans  

I would have preferred an Intel machine but I didn't have the funds, plus when OC'd the X6 does very nicely.

Oh yes and I also use the ENB series visual effects (which was designed for GTA incidentally) which help that extra visual shine and give it a more "wow" factor.

[Edited 2012-04-01 06:47:50]


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User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 19154 times:

Quoting Gingersnap (Reply 3):
It's not bad, but not the best by any means.

I'd gladly let you play my laptop, just to let you get a feel of how good your equipment actually is 
Quoting Gingersnap (Reply 3):
Oh yes and I also use the ENB series visual effects (which was designed for GTA incidentally) which help that extra visual shine and give it a more "wow" factor.

Could you provide me with a link for download/information regarding this? And how does it affect framerates? Thank you in advance.


User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 19143 times:

Linkety Link

ENB for FS9 & FSX



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User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 19138 times:

The NGX. I like the plane, even if it had some engine 1 parts say goodbye and leave through the tailpipe approx. an hour after this shot:




The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19126 times:

Quoting Fabo (Reply 6):

The NGX. I like the plane, even if it had some engine 1 parts say goodbye and leave through the tailpipe approx. an hour after this shot:

You might want to hire a new mechanic  



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User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19122 times:

Been a while since I have flown. I have been in Russia for a while, mainly flying between LED and the various Moscow airports. Decided it was time to fly back to the States, and I decided on flying LED-ORD with an IL96 operated by SU.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot01.jpg
Pushing back at the gate an a cold and gray day in LED

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot05.jpg
Holding short at the active

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot06.jpg
And we are on our way

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot11.jpg
Still climbing towards FL360

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot13.jpg
After a long time of flying over water and a brief crossing of Greenland, the northern edges of Canada are in sight


I was about 500 miles west of YYR and switched to the cockpit view and noticed my fuel was at 10%! I pulled up FS Navigator and searched for an airport nearby that could handle the IL96, but couldn't find one. So I changed my flightplan to YYR.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot16.jpg
With my fuel way, way, way beyond dangerously low I am turning towards YYR, ignoring ATC instructions to circle for another runway.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot17.jpg
The moment my fuel ran out and the engines cut off.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/53/ScreenShot18.jpg
Some of the wreckage of SU flight 96 is visible through the fugly trees that I have installed.

The IL96 in real life has more than enough legs to the route I was flying. I already searched www.avsim.su and found an updated aircraft.cfg file that adds in more fuel, range and performance and will try again at a later date.



An American expat living and working in Australia
User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 19115 times:

Quoting Gingersnap (Reply 7):
You might want to hire a new mechanic  

I am not sure it would help.  
Plane is coming back home from the Canadian/Carribean instalment in a fortnight anyway. It is C-GTVF/OK-TVF, my repaint, real config. I am waiting for one more clarification before I let it run wild.




The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 19038 times:

Great pictures everybody! And such a good idea to create a new thread, couldn't load the old one anymore either.
Here's some shots from my latest flight DEN to LHR. All pictures and the full report can be found here: http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/0...london-calling-baw-218-den-to-lhr/
I don't wanna post everything here or this thread also won't load anymore in 1 week...  http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_1834.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_1907-1.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2002.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2036.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2277.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2335.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2342.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2444-1.jpg


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2784 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 19030 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 10):

Dude! once again amazing shots!

I am dying to retake my flying but I will have to put it aside for a moment.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 18737 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 11):

Thanks man!  

Here's a bunch from my last flight, LHR to BCN. Enjoy! If you wanna read the full report, here's the link to my blog:
http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/viva-espana-baw-478-lhr-to-bcn/

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2476.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2562.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2683.jpg

Whooops! A little high and fast, time for a go around...
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2769.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2828.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2899.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2907.jpg


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2784 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 18706 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 12):

Ahh, BCN my former home, I have seen the BA 767 there a few times, and the approach to 25R is amazing flying parallel to the city, planes flew over the house I used to live on their way to the airport, I guess PAX on the right side must have had quite a nice view of Sagrada Familia.

Oh and in BCN, landings are on 25R/7L, takeoffs on 25L/7R  

The runway running diagonal to them it´s only used for late night /early morning arrivals (from the sea) but I think it is closed now being repaved or something.

I am now in MAD and I can always see the 767 taking off in the early afternoon 

Looking forward to the Canaries series.

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 18690 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 13):

I love how BA still puts 767 on some of the short European flights. Sometimes they even bring one to DUS, I heard that's mainly for cargo reasons then.
Indeed the approach was very nice. Couldn't make out the Sagrada Familia, but I saw the harbor and the city. Even twice, due to the go around. 
Thanks for the heads up regarding the runway configuration. Didn't know that, my charts said nothing about it, 25R had an ILS and ATC assigned me to it. Next time I'll use the proper configuration.


User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18522 times:

I took a 738 into LHR yesterday for the heck of flying the approach due to my neglect of LHR recently.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/1-2.jpg
Exit Armed...about to leave the hold at Lambourne.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/2-2.jpg
Weather looks good for arrival.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/3-2.jpg
Nice view of the latter stages of our arrival route.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/4-2.jpg
I do love this piece of kit.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/5-1.jpg
After touching down just after a BA T7 vacated, we were followed closely behind by this CX A343 at about 4 miles behind. Nice job ATC (for once  )
Also I like the shadow of our wing peaking into view.

Thanks.



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User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 848 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 18484 times:
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Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 12):
Here's a bunch from my last flight, LHR to BCN

I also get to see BA 767's at ORD...only 767 I've ever seen with RR engines. Looks cool and strange at the same time! Nice shots, Speedbird!



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User currently onlinevhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1476 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18389 times:

Here's my latest contributions

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/1765/747r.jpg
By vhqpa9 at 2012-04-14
Melbourne Takeoff

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/9210/alice1ff.jpg
By vhqpa9 at 2012-04-14
Taking off from Alice Springs

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3325/atrd.jpg
By vhqpa9 at 2012-04-14
Virgin ATR at dawn

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5622/jetstreamh.jpg
By vhqpa9 at 2012-04-14
Jetstream taking off from Darwin

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4220/portmoresby.jpg
By vhqpa9 at 2012-04-14
Qant... eh sorry Jetconnect landing at Port Moresby



"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18294 times:

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 16):
I also get to see BA 767's at ORD...only 767 I've ever seen with RR engines. Looks cool and strange at the same time! Nice shots, Speedbird!

Thanks!  
I agree, those RR's look just like the IAE's on the Airbus at the first sight. Is the V2500 based on the RB211? Since RR was part of IAE in the beginning and all...

Some shots from my last flight. AEA 9143 with B737-800 from Barcelona to Tenerife North. Hope you enjoy, full report can be found in my blog: http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/1...hopping-vol-i-aea-9143-bcn-to-tfn/

There's a thunderstorm coming in from the Mediterranean Sea.
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_2983.jpg

Lined up on 07L and ready to go.
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3053.jpg

One last check before take off.
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3067.jpg

Out of the way!
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3079.jpg

Tenerife comes in sight.
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3138.jpg

No room for errors in this terrain.
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3161.jpg

Above the coastline.
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3165.jpg

Almost there...
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3169.jpg


User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 848 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 18179 times:
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Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 18):
Is the V2500 based on the RB211? Since RR was part of IAE in the beginning and all...

No, the RB211 is a triple-spool design while the V2500 is a dual shaft high bypass turbofan. The engine was developed by RR, P&W, MTU and one other, me thinks...

Nice 737 shots, btw!



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User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 18145 times:

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 19):

No, the RB211 is a triple-spool design while the V2500 is a dual shaft high bypass turbofan. The engine was developed by RR, P&W, MTU and one other, me thinks...

Nice 737 shots, btw!

Thanks!

Wow, you really know your engines. That's kinda comforting, considering you're working on them to make a living. 
Now I know who to ask about engines, Dark Knight!

Btw what where you thinking here? Driving without valid license plates, that's a rookie superhero mistake man!
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/03/27/batman-pulled-over-traffic/


User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 18122 times:

Speedbird, you're not allowed to post in this thread unless your posts includes at least five new screenshots. The dissapointment of seing you as last poster and not seeing any new screenies is just unbearable 

User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 18121 times:

Very nice screenshots everyone. I intend to contribute in the next few days.

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 10):

What model 767 is that?

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 15):
I do love this piece of kit.

How do you set it up? It has been puzzling me for weeks. I have read the manual, used google but still no luck . 
Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 18):
I agree, those RR's look just like the IAE's on the Airbus at the first sight.

  



Air New Zealand; first to fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 18117 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 22):
What model 767 is that?

It's the LevelD 767-300ER. I can only encourage you to get it. It's a wonderful plane and one of the most sophisticated simulations out there.

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 21):
Speedbird, you're not allowed to post in this thread unless your posts includes at least five new screenshots. The dissapointment of seing you as last poster and not seeing any new screenies is just unbearable

Haha, thanks a lot man! 
Okay, I hope these new shots make up for it?! Fresh out of the sim, just completed my recent flight from TFN to SPC on ATR72. Enjoy and see my blog for the full report, as always:
http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/1...land-hopping-vol-2-ibb-tfn-to-spc/

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3205.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3278.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3302.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3306-1.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3408.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3433.jpg

Am I forgiven now, Harmonium?  


User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 848 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 18106 times:
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Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 20):
Btw what where you thinking here? Driving without valid license plates, that's a rookie superhero mistake man!

That's a great clip. I had several people tell me about it at work. The guy was on his way to a children's hospital, so the cops let him go (naturally - he's Batman for crying out loud!) and then started taking pictures with him. Batman driving a Lamborghini...gotta love it.



A319,A320,B727,B732/3/5/7/8/9,B742/4,B752/3,B762/3,B772,CRJ2/7,DC9/MD80,DC10,E145/70
User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 18187 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 23):
Am I forgiven now, Harmonium?

As soon as you have provided me with a system capable of running FSX at your settings and acceptable framerates, yes! 

Also, bring candy.  

Edit: What's that ATR? Freebie, payware? Link, if possible?  Smile

[Edited 2012-04-17 10:08:34]

User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 18185 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 25):
As soon as you have provided me with a system capable of running FSX at your settings and acceptable framerates, yes!

Also, bring candy.

Hey, don't push too hard here! We can agree on the candy. 
I would take one of those systems too. FSX runs horrible on my system. This is actually all FS9! Pictures are not even edited. But so many people fall for it and think it's FSX...so why invest money in a new system now (except for the upcoming PMDG 777)?  

The ATR is payware. But it's pretty much a must-have! The Flight1-ATR can be purchased here: http://atr.flight1.net/

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 24):
That's a great clip. I had several people tell me about it at work. The guy was on his way to a children's hospital, so the cops let him go (naturally - he's Batman for crying out loud!) and then started taking pictures with him. Batman driving a Lamborghini...gotta love it.

Yea, I read the story about him in the Washington Post. They wrote about what this guy does, and hats off to him! He's a self made millionaire and now tours children hospitals as Batman to give them hope. We need more people like that in this world. Here's the link to the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...uy/2012/03/28/gIQA8nPjgS_blog.html


User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 18307 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 26):
Hey, don't push too hard here! We can agree on the candy. 
I would take one of those systems too. FSX runs horrible on my system. This is actually all FS9! Pictures are not even edited. But so many people fall for it and think it's FSX...so why invest money in a new system now (except for the upcoming PMDG 777)?

Wow, that's really impressive. Maybe one should consider going oldschool for FS9.. I only started playing FS recently, and I just automatically assumed that the most recent product would be the best. But I'm really starting to hear more and more about people flying in FS9 and it looks just as good visually, I must say. That's of course thanks to a lot of addons, but if it's more framerate friendly, then I'll take that. Any major drawbacks to FS9 compared to FSX?

About the PMDG777, I'm nowhere near having the skillset to operate a PMDG aircraft, so for now I'll just stick to what I have  


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 18302 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 27):

Of course FSX offers more, compared to FS9. For example you can't do polar routes in FS9 (the world is flat according to MS, and just ends with an invisible wall above 80 North or so - never got into such a situation on my hundreds of FS flights though). FSX of course has better graphics if everything is maxed out, at the price of low FPS on most systems. But I heard that it would hugely benefit from Intel's Sandybridge CPU's.
More autogen, better water, higher resolution textures, the new generation of aircraft add-ons (like the PMDG NGX) are developed for FSX-only.

Sounds like a lot of reasons to use FSX over FS9, but in FSX I take the NGX for a ride at a default airport, no AI-traffic, no improved textures, landclass, mesh or any other add-on that is pretty much crucial to have a realistic experience and get 20 FPS.
In FS9 I have everything maxed out, thousands of AI-flightplans, add-ons for mesh, landclass, textures and everything there is to modify and get a constant and smooth 30 FPS (they are locked at 30). No matter if I go to an airstrip in the desert, or sit in my PMDG 747 virtual cockpit at JFK, facing the skyline of Manhattan and the sky filled with clouds. And it looks almost as good as default FSX.

I tried FSX more than once and always went back to FS9. Maybe in a few years I will switch, when I can run it with the same amount of add-ons at good performance. You should give FS9 a try. But don't panic when you start it up and see everything default for the first time. You really need to put a lot of work/add-ons into it to get good results. If you need any help with that, just contact me and I will help you.


User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 18292 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 28):
I tried FSX more than once and always went back to FS9. Maybe in a few years I will switch, when I can run it with the same amount of add-ons at good performance. You should give FS9 a try. But don't panic when you start it up and see everything default for the first time. You really need to put a lot of work/add-ons into it to get good results. If you need any help with that, just contact me and I will help you.

That's very kind of you   I'm really considering FS9 since my only computer is a laptop. What system are you running FS9 on? And how well do you think the system posted below will run FS9, maybe even compared to FSX if possible? (anyone else than Speedbird kind enough to contribute would of course be very welcome.)

Thank you so much in advance  

Here's my specs:

Acer Aspire 5820TG-5464G75Mnks
:: Processor
Intel Core i5 460M 2.53 GHz
:: Mainboard
Intel HM55
:: Memory
4096 MB, PC3-10600
:: Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 - 1024 MB, Core: 550 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, DDR3, 8.713.3.3000


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 18283 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 29):

You would definitely see a huge improvement in performance over FSX when using FS9. My system:

Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz
ASUS P6T SE Mainboard
6 GB Corsair PC-12800 DDR3 RAM at 1,600 MHz
EVGA GTX 570 2.6 GB Edition
Corsair HX850W PSU
WD3000HLFS 300GB Velociraptor for FS9
WD1002FAEX 1TB Black for Windows 7 64-bit and applications/games
ASUS Xonar DG Soundcard

This is relatively high-end, except for the CPU. I guess I would see a huge improvement with an Intel Sandybridge, but that would also require a new Mainboard and I don't wanna spend that money at the moment.

Now to your system. It's good that you have an Intel CPU, as they generally perform a lot better in FS than AMD. The RAM looks sufficient for FS9, and your GPU looks decent too. I just switched from ATI to Nvidia, as they are a lot better for FSX (I saw an increase of about 10 FPS compared to my previous HD5850 - still not enjoyable though). You will probably experience a drop in FPS in dense areas like NYC, London etc. with an FS9-setup like mine, but it should be a very enjoyable experience.

I can't even imagine what FSX must be like for you, even my system struggles with it. And I can play any other modern game just fine. BF3 runs at 60-70 FPS, Batman Arkham City around 50-60. FSX is just a terrible example of how to butcher a great engine with bad code. If they would have implemented Multi-Core support we wouldn't have any problems at all. But yea, try FS9 and see for yourself. And like I said, don't get scared by the out-of-the-box FS9. Look at my screenshots and you see what still is possible with this 9 year old piece of software...


User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2146 posts, RR: 6
Reply 31, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 18265 times:

Quoting vhqpa (Reply 17):
Qant... eh sorry Jetconnect landing at Port Moresby

Very nice!

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 10):

I really like that last one.

I guess it's been a while...but no fear, I'm back!  

Here are a few random shots to start with:

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-3-24_18-29-18-453.jpg
Big Delta 744 lifting off from MSP

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-2_18-34-46-859.jpg
Westjet 737 on its way out of SFO for Vancouver

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-6_16-3-32-921.jpg
Untited Express ERJ-145XR landing in Durango from DEN.

Now for the main event, UAL248, ORD-IAD:

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_12-47-17-906.jpg
Starting the engines on this ex-Continental 777...I assume cross-fleeting is in place at this point...

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_12-52-48-765.jpg
Blasting off of 4L

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_13-0-31-531.jpg
Chicago lake shore with Midway and even Meigs (yes, it's an FS staple!) in view

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_13-19-32-734.jpg
At cruise over western Ohio

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_16-21-19-500.jpg
Slowing down on 19C at Dulles. Unfortunately this meant we didn't get to pass the tower at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_16-22-5-562.jpg
A couple of international heavies await our company.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-15_16-40-22-250.jpg
N37018 is being readied for the evening's transatlantic crossing.

Enjoy!



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 32, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 18255 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 22):
How do you set it up? It has been puzzling me for weeks. I have read the manual, used google but still no luck . 

Hit me up for a lesson on this. I pretty much know the NGX inside out, even if I do not fly with HUGS often...



The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 18231 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 30):
And like I said, don't get scared by the out-of-the-box FS9. Look at my screenshots and you see what still is possible with this 9 year old piece of software...

It surely sounds interesting. I'll have to look into FS9 for sure. I luckily haven't spend any money on FSX addons, so I'll definitely give FS9 a try, and given the screenshots that you have posted I cannot see why I wouldn't stick with it if the general flying experience is nearly as good as in FSX. I'd really like to hear what addons you've installed in order to get your FS9 to look that pretty, cause it definitely beats anything I've seen on my screen in FSX. So if I get better graphics along with better framerates and the flying dynamics are nearly the same, I'll definitely have a go and probably stick with FS9. Your contributions look just as good as the FSX screenies posted in these threads for sure  

Thank you so much for the help. It's really appreciated  


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 34, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18158 times:

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 31):

Wonderful shots mate! Love the DAL 744 and all of the 777 ones. My two favorite birds, great airlines too.

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 33):

Wow, that could become quite the list. The overall flying experience shouldn't be too different from FSX. I tried both and don't see/feel that much of a difference.

Let's see, what add-ons would be the essential of the essential. I'll just name you a few, in my opinion, essential add-ons in different categories to get your FS going.

Global Add-Ons:
1. Real Environment Xtreme (with Overdrive) - gives you stunning HD textures for sky, clouds, sun, water and so much more. Really one of the products that enhances FS9 and brings it close to FSX standard.
2. Ground Environment Pro by Flight1 - replaces the default ground textures with better ones. You can also create custom sets for different weather conditions.
3. Ultimate Terrain USA + Canada/Alaska + Europe (3 different products) - realistic coastlines, rivers, streets, landclass and so on for FS. Only enhances the above mentioned regions though.
4. FSGlobal (I still use the 2008 version) - high resolution mesh. meaning your mountains in the whole world have realistic terrain data, coming from a NASA shuttle mission. It makes a huge impact over the default mesh/terrain that comes with FS. There's comparison shots on the internet, just google it and you will see what I mean.
5. Active Sky Evolution - gives you an awesome real-time weather engine. A whole new game compared to the default MS weather.
6. I use a combination of WorldOfAi-freeware AI-Traffic and hundreds of other traffic files i compiled myself. Also MilitaryAiWorks has nice military AI-Traffic. Adds a lot to the atmosphere and populates your airports and airspace.

Aircraft (complex, heavy birds only):
1. PMDG 747
2. PMDG MD-11
3. Level-D 767
4. iFly 737NG
For not so heavy (but still very detailed renditions) aircraft try anything by Carenado. They offer a lot of Cessnas, Mooneys and so on.

Scenery (now, that's a tough one. There's so many good sceneries out there - pay and freeware. But also bad ones, so always check reviews, screenshots or check the forum on avsim.com about experiences):
1. Aerosoft usually has good quality sceneries of airports
2. Imaginesim creates decent airports, mostly in the US but lately also in Asia (HKG, SIN)
3. FSDreamteam has awesome sceneries
4. there are many other designers that have some great airports. it all depends on your personal preference and where you want to fly. Also check avsim.com for freeware. Maybe start with Sunskyjet's PHL and the YVR scenery by JGabbert/addictedtoairspace.

I would say the most important ones are the ones I listed first in the Global category. There's many many more, but these should get you started. If you want more infos, or have questions about a specific add-on, just ask. Hope this helps. I guess it can be confusing in the beginning with all the products out there.


User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 35, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18151 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 22):
How do you set it up? It has been puzzling me for weeks. I have read the manual, used google but still no luck . 

What exactly are you having trouble with?

The FMC setup options menu will give you the option if you scroll through the PMDG Setup->Equipment (I think...similar anyway) and that will allow you to choose if your aircraft has the HUGS or not. You can also set whether you want it to automatically set up the system based on the parameters you set.
For example, if you tune both NAV radios to an ILS frequency with the relevant course settings. Once established on the glide/loc the aircraft will automatically enter Land 3 and the correct display will be shown.



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User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (2 years 6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 18119 times:

After seeing so many great pictures of yesterday's final flight for the Discovery shuttle, I really felt like doing this in my FS. I finally found a very nice model to do this today (the POSKY SCA). So here's my take on the Discovery's last journey to the National Air and Space Museum. It brought back some great DC memories. May the Space Shuttle, and the men and women who died during missions, never be forgotten!

For the full pictorial, please see my blog: http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/a-tribute-to-the-space-shuttle/

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3748.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3794.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3534.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3653.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3667.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3696.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3721.jpg

[Edited 2012-04-18 15:52:35]

User currently offlineskyhawkmatthew From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 37, posted (2 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 18094 times:

I'm currently on a round-the-world jaunt in a DL 738 - a lot of the flying has been at night, so not many opportunities for screenshots...

Leg 1: KLAX-CYWG - entirely in darkness
Leg 2: CYWG-BIRK - arrived early in the morning:

The sky begins to lighten...
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-04at73244PM.png

Cruising over the North Atlantic
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-04at74935PM.png

On final, BIRK
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-04at83557PM.png

Leg 3: BIRK-LIRF - entirely in darkness

Over the North Sea with the moon
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-25at122135PM.png

Leg 4: LIRF-HKJK - departed in darkness; sunrise soon after.

Sunrise over North Africa
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-30at30950PM.png

Cruising over the Sahara
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-30at63758PM.png

A bit more green below on descent over Kenya
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-30at73237PM.png

On final at Nairobi
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q620/skyhawkmatthew/X-Plane/ScreenShot2012-03-30at74113PM.png

Next stop: Johannesburg!



Qantas - The Spirit of Australia.
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (2 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 17983 times:

Here's something a little different from me this time. VFR in the P-51D Mustang on our Canary Island tour. This time from La Palma to El Hierro. For the full report follow this link: http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/2...land-hopping-vol-3-vfr-spc-to-vde/

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3804.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3847.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3861.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3880.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3918.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_3961.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_4064.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_4091.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_4121.jpg


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 39, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 17879 times:

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/7006/tzam.jpg


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2146 posts, RR: 6
Reply 40, posted (2 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 17885 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 36):
After seeing so many great pictures of yesterday's final flight for the Discovery shuttle, I really felt like doing this in my FS

Those are amazing! I might have to follow your lead there...  

Here's the entire collection of shots from my most recent trip, AA2357 ORD-DFW. You fly over a very nondescipt part of the country...

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-20_17-13-46-281.jpg
Rock n' roll off runway 28

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-20_17-48-19-578.jpg
So yeah...this is pretty much what the whole flight looked like...

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-20_18-57-7-281.jpg
Short final for 35R at DFW

Enjoy!



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 41, posted (2 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 17786 times:

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4909/737zx.jpg


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17592 times:

Speedbird217;

I've gotten hold of FS9 now, and what a difference! My FS9 looks much better than FSX and runs very smooth. I'm slowly starting to get a hold of some addons from your list. Now I'm just stuck with a problem, for some reason I cannot take screenshots? I googled and found out that I was supposed to use the PrtSc key and paste it to paint, but whenever I do so it pastes a picture of whatever program I have open 'behind' FS9 - i.e. my browser, iTunes etc? Any fix?  Thanks in advance.

And THANK YOU for recommending FS9. So much more enjoyable.


User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 43, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 17571 times:

Get YAFSscreen. IMHO the best screengrabber there is.


The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 17571 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 42):

So glad you have a good experience now! You will see that the more add-ons you add, the better it will get! And frames will stay pretty much the same.

Fabo is right, YAFSscreen is a great tool. I use it for my screenshots. You can set the quality of the image and output format (I use jpeg and highest quality). If you use Windows 7, you might want to switch to the classic theme for using FS9 and taking screenshots. Sometimes there are issues with Windows Aero and taking screenshots, so when you press prt sc it would only take a snapshot of your desktop. If you switch Aero off by using Windows classic theme there are no issues at all. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing some images from your FS9.

Edit: Before I forget. YAFSscreen is freeware. You can download it here: http://www.marian-aldenhoevel.de/YAFSScreen/

[Edited 2012-04-26 05:55:14]

User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 17570 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 44):
o glad you have a good experience now! You will see that the more add-ons you add, the better it will get! And frames will stay pretty much the same.

It's a completely different experience indeed   Thank you so much!

Only picture I've taken so far is this beautiful sunset on approach to Mumbai:



User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 46, posted (2 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17567 times:

End of an 8.5 hour flight from BFI-KEF with a 737-800. This aircraft will continue onto AMS, but I won't be with it.

Just one pic from the cockpit, as that's where I spend most of my time when it comes to the PMDG NGX.




Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 47, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 17418 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 42):
Now I'm just stuck with a problem, for some reason I cannot take screenshots?

I use FScreen . It saves it as a bitmap on your desktop. I then use Photoshop to improve it and save it as a JPEG.



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 48, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 17348 times:

Well I'm out of FSX for a while.

Had a hard drive crash and I lost everything. I've since went out and bought a new hard drive, but something has disheartened me significantly.

After spending near enough £60 on both the 800/900 & 600/700 NGX packages, PMDG will not let me re-download either of them. Because I decided not to purchase their extended download stuff, the only way I can use them again is to re-purchase them.
My opinion of PMDG before now was whilst expensive, can be worth while in the long run. Now I am of the opinion that they are well and truly mastered in the art of extortion.

I have actually been onto the PMDG forum and lambasted Mr Randazzo, but I doubt it will be of any help. I should have stuck with iFly.


EDIT: Turns out you can buy the Extended download service after the purchase has been made. I have since done that and are waiting for them to get back to me. I still don't think I should have to, but I can't complain at £3.75.

[Edited 2012-04-28 08:35:56]


Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlineFabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 49, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 17325 times:

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 48):
EDIT: Turns out you can buy the Extended download service after the purchase has been made. I have since done that and are waiting for them to get back to me. I still don't think I should have to, but I can't complain at £3.75.

I think five bucks for lifetime downloads is fair. Or you can always just burn it on a dvd or back it up somewhere on your own cloud...



The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 50, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17302 times:

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6791/elite2g.jpg


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 51, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17298 times:

Oldie here returning from the wilderness to see what it happening. Appropriate, I've got a retired plane and colour scheme that no longer exists:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_OJO-wallabies.jpg
http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_OJO-wallabies2.jpg

I'm still tweaking the livery around the tail, the PMDG B747-400X paint-kit isn't as easy to use as the 747-8 one. In those screenshots, I was flying QF582 from Perth to Sydney:

DCT BROOK H18 BURGU Y135 YORKE M084F390 J15 AD H247 CULIN Y59 SY

If anyone is interested in FMC plans for Australia and surrounding regions, I've been compiling a heap of them from real world flight plans:

http://www.racerplanet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18556

There are plans there from Comlux Aruba, Etihad, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Emirates SkyCargo, Cathay Pacific Cargo. If I get time, I'll put some normal Emirates ones online, along with Hawaiian.

I see the quality of screenshots gets better and better.  

[Edited 2012-04-28 17:36:26]

User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 52, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 17164 times:

Another of VH-OJO in "The Great Crusade" colour scheme:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/2_OJO-wallabies3.jpg

It's a shame she is retired. Went to Victorville recently.  

And for Kevin - I remember this is the one you liked:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_concorde1.jpg
http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_concorde2.jpg

Cold enough?  That was only at 54600ft, it got colder too - went lower than -80C!

And lastly, something special:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_hktrader.jpg

By for now.  


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 53, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 17085 times:

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/841/cappy.jpg


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 54, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 16939 times:

Photos of my iPhone:

http://reheatimages.smugmug.com/photos/i-9VRrRP3/1/L/i-9VRrRP3-L.jpg


Cool huh?   Controlling the PMDG B747-400 FMC from the iPhone.  


User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 55, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16799 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 54):
Cool huh?   Controlling the PMDG B747-400 FMC from the iPhone

I was considering that, however I feel the iPhone screen for me would be too small.

I may try it on the iPad sometime.



Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlinecaptainmeeerkat From Russia, joined Aug 2010, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 56, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 16733 times:

How do you do that?!  


my luggage is better travelled than me!
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 57, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 16733 times:

It's very tricky - but here you go:

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/326677-fms-cdu-on-ipad/page__st__25


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16692 times:

After a little break, here's a small selection of my last 3 flights on my Canary Island hopping tour.
For the full reports, please see my blog: http://fl380.wordpress.com/

TRA801 from TFS to LPA
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TUI2262 LPA to FUE
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_4450-1.jpg

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_4482.jpg

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BER2372 from FUE to ACE
http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_4590-1.jpg

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User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 59, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 16682 times:

It has been a while since I last flew. And it also took a little while to complete this flight. My route was LED-ORD with a SU Il-96. Started it last Sunday and thanks to the pause button in FS9, I was able to fly a little here and there and finally wrapped up the flight this Wednesday night.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot01.jpg
Early morning departure out of LED, a few overnight visitors at the intl terminal.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot05.jpg
An early morning arrival for this FV Airbus

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot09.jpg
Rotate

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot22.jpg
And after a lot of miles and a few days, I am overflying the Mackinac Bridge, the third longest suspension bridge in the States and it connects the upper peninsula of Michigan to the rest of the state.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot24.jpg
After racing the sunrise for my entire flight, it is starting to catch up with me

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot26.jpg
In northern Illinois, overflying the Fox River, which is close to where I live.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot30.jpg
Slowing my approach really allowed the daylight to catch up to me and my arrival on 4L.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/54/ScreenShot31.jpg
Parking at T5, the Intl Terminal at ORD.



An American expat living and working in Australia
User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 16444 times:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a39/OrangeRat/Sched2.jpg

Arnie Schreder, 1943-2012 R.I.P.    

[Edited 2012-05-08 09:45:58]

User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2784 posts, RR: 25
Reply 61, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 16433 times:

Great shots everyone. I am close to resume my FS activities soon, so be ready for more boring A320 shots hehe 
Quoting cpd (Reply 54):

Very neat! I wish there was an app to view charts as we go.

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 58):

Mate, outstanding as usual!

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 59):

IL96... always a welcome sight.

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 60):
Arnie Schreder, 1943-2012 R.I.P.

Oh sad to hear   RIP.

Here´s a shot while testing my updated traffic, count the tails and guess the airport  http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/Tails.jpg

MIAspotter



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 62, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 16396 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 61):
Mate, outstanding as usual!

Thanks man, appreciate it!
Your shot definitely makes appetite for more! I can't tell where this is though, definitely somewhere in (South-East) Asia, haha. BKK? Or KUL maybe?

Here's a new flight report that has a special meaning to me. I've been on this exact flight 11 days ago.
For the full report please see my blog: http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/05/0...nordic-flying-klm-1185-ams-to-bgo/

But feel warned, there's a ton of pictures this time. Including a real trip report from my KLM-flight and pictures from Bergen. So I hope you have a broadband internet connection  

Here's a little Sneak Peak of what you can expect, hope you enjoy:

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o593/madmax15787/YAFSS_5023.jpg

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(In case you're wondering: Yes, picture #7 is actually part of the real trip report. Just wanted to check if you would notice   )


User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 63, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16341 times:

So, here's a few pics from a short hop for my VA; EHAM-EGLL-EHAM.

Descending over Britain
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/appEGLL.jpg


A spotter took this on our final to 9L  http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/SpotterEHAM.jpg


On final to LHR
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/FinalEGLL.jpg


Short Final to LHR. This is a special edition Logo Jet for my VA. Usual color scheme is a lot more yellow/blue.
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/ShortFinalEGLL.jpg


Leaving LHR again!
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/LeavingEGLL.jpg


Sun is rising.
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/Sunrise.jpg



Dead ahead is EHAM, the FO took this out of the window. Beautiful colors  http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/Sunriseskies.jpg


Getting brighter by the minute. Asigned to visual RWY 24
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/Sunrisewing.jpg


Cockpit view of the visual approach, a bit off still   Lots of rain pouring down over Amsterdam today.
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/ApproachEHAM.jpg




Cockpit view of the final at AMS
http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/FinalEHAM.jpg

... And guess who's gonna do the walkaround before we head on? http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w466/Dencker60/FOwalkaround.jpg


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 64, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16305 times:

Very nice Harmonium! Love the weather in Heathrow and Schiphol and the lights during the early morning departure. It seems you've pimped up your FS9 quite a bit already, glad to see you're getting good results!

User currently offlineHarmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16308 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 64):
Very nice Harmonium! Love the weather in Heathrow and Schiphol and the lights during the early morning departure. It seems you've pimped up your FS9 quite a bit already, glad to see you're getting good results!

Thanks, it's really all your deserving   Yes, I've spent some of my hard earned money on FS9, as I could see clearly that this was the way to go with my current computer situation. Thank you so much for your advice, it is really appreciated. By the way, a little further up I saw some BCN pics of yours - what scenery do you use?


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 16301 times:

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 65):

Great to see you enjoy your FS-experience!
The Barcelona-scenery is available at Aerosoft. Very good piece of Software: http://www.shop.aerosoft.com/eshop.p...ght%20Simulation&s_language=german


User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 67, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 16289 times:

Arnie Schreder, 1943-2012 R.I.P.



Where did you see this? I can't believe it, loved him in Ice Pilots!!


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 68, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16267 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 67):
Where did you see this?

See this thread for more info: Ice Pilots' Arnie Schreder Dies (by virgin747 May 8 2012 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlinegranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 69, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 16121 times:
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Hello

It's been a while, Orion 737-200 not far from Gibraltar.



Probably missing some nice aircraft and updates, will need to go look soon.

Gary


User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2784 posts, RR: 25
Reply 70, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16116 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 62):
Thanks man, appreciate it!

You are welcomed bro.

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 62):
Your shot definitely makes appetite for more! I can't tell where this is though, definitely somewhere in (South-East) Asia, haha. BKK? Or KUL maybe?

Hehehe, way off man, Seoul Incheon  
Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 62):
Here's a new flight report that has a special meaning to me. I've been on this exact flight 11 days ago.

Cool and nice set too, Norway looks like an interesting place to do some flying.

Quoting Harmonium (Reply 63):

Nice, the livery motto reminds me of the local bus company in Bournemouth England.

Quoting granite (Reply 69):
It's been a while, Orion 737-200 not far from Gibraltar.

Cool, very retro!

MIAspotter.



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 71, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 15997 times:

Decided to do a charter flight for the Chicago Cubs. When they are on the road, they charter UA for the flights. This weekend they are playing 90 miles up I94 in Milwaukee. Probably in real life they would've just chartered a bus for this short hop, but this is flight sim and not bus sim. So, here are some shots from my short 90 mile flight north, UA on ORD-MKE, Project Airbus A320.

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Parking in the Signature GA space, with the Monfort Aviation B727-200 in the background, they often fly the NBA's Chicago Bulls.

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The GA ramp gives the players and others a chance to board without the hassles of navigating the terminals at ORD.

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Downtown Chicago off in the background.

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A JL B777-300ER slowly moving towards Rwy 10 for departure.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/55/ScreenShot05.png
Passing the normal UA gates at T1.

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A lot of planes in this shot

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And we are off, up over the remote parking and the GA ramp off to the right

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Climbing up to a lofty FL070.

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Flying past PWK in the northern suburbs. I used to work a few miles from here and when it was warm, I would spend several hours there after work in the spotters area watching the traffic and listening to ATC communications thanks to the speaker they setup. This was also where I took my only two flight lessons...in a time that I call pre-mortgage.

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Number one for arrival at MKE with a DL MD88 number 2 and a FL B717 number 3.....both had to do a go around as I was a little slow with my approach.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/55/ScreenShot16.png
A FL B737 holding short, will possibly be a WN B737 in the future.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/55/ScreenShot17.png
Slowing down in the land of bratwurst, cheap American lager beer and deep fried cheese curds.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/55/ScreenShot20.png
The BBJ looks much smaller than the A320, that one belongs to Swiftair, probably doing a sports charter as well.



An American expat living and working in Australia
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 72, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15877 times:

Been a short while. My FS looks a little crappy at the moment as I've still not got round to re-installing everything yet. I forgot my login for FlightSim Store, but I've managed to recover it so I'll be able to get REX back up soon thankfully  

Anyhow these are from various sessions the past couple of days.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/1-4.jpg
Typhoon departing BRS

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/2-3.jpg
Then annoying a U2 A319.

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LX A320 approaching ZRH RWY 16

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/4-3.jpg
Rolling out

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Turning off the active

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/6-1.jpg
BA's shuttle from GLA to LHR is ready to leave alongside an LC S340

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/7-1.jpg
Taxiing out in the rain

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/8-1.jpg
Uneventful flight. Here we are on final followed by a VS A346, company B744 & EI A320 further back.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/9.jpg
Pax view as we slow on 27R at LHR

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/10-1.jpg
The new VS livery is starting to grow on me

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/11-1.jpg
By chance I spotted BAs Olympic "Dove" livery. Not sure on this one yet.

Sorry for the long post.

Thanks



Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 73, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 15837 times:

Continuing my Chicago Cubs charter flight, after their Sunday afternoon victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, they hopped into their chartered UA A320 and headed south to St Louis to take on the St Louis Cardinals for a short two game series Monday and Tuesday. The following pics are my virtual flight between MKE-STL.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot23.jpg
I never get tired of seeing Frontier's livery

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot26.jpg
Some retro Midwest Airlines action. I have the Frontier Airlines E190s installed but not yet updated the plans to have them in action.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot27.jpg
Arriving AirTran B717

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot29.jpg
A Southwest Airlines B737-300 arriving

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot30.jpg
More retro Midwest Airlines action

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot33.jpg
And yet another AirTran B717 arriving

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot35.jpg
Finally it was my turn! To the skies and soon to be turning towards the northern suburbs of Chicago.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot37.jpg
Flying past Chicago O'hare as we continue to climb to FL340 and towards Springfield, IL.

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Downtown St Louis

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot44.jpg
The airport is not as dead as it looks. I had a bad AFCAD installed, causing very little parking to be available

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/56/ScreenShot45.jpg
Parked at a remote stand. Now where is that bus to take the players to the hotel?



An American expat living and working in Australia
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 74, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 15691 times:

More from me.

UAL1136
LAX-ITO
B738
DEP: 1710 ACT: 1712 local
ARR: 1950 ACT: 1924 local
Total Time: 5h14

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Ready on stand at LAX

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Leaving the "fleet" behind on our way out over the Pacific

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AA 752 hauling ass down 07R

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After departure, vectoring back over the airport onto our SID towards DINTY
Nice exhaust blasting us over Southern California

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/5-3.jpg
Nice reflection

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/6-2.jpg
Sun going down on the day

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Getting darker still

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PAX view as we near Hilo on the Island of Hawaiʻi. UA also operate to KOA on the Western side of the same island.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/9-1.jpg
On stand next to a HA 717

Time for a rest before the outbound crew get ready to take her back to LAX for a 5am arrival.



Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2146 posts, RR: 6
Reply 75, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15652 times:

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 72):
Turning off the active
Quoting granite (Reply 69):
Orion 737-200 not far from Gibraltar
Quoting gingersnap (Reply 72):
Pax view as we slow on 27R at LHR
Quoting gingersnap (Reply 74):
More from me

All of those are fantastic! Nice to see you both back in the threads, as well  

Once again I can blame school for the long absence...unfortunately finals and all of that have to come before FS  

I have plans to do some flying today, so in the meantime here are a few shots so you know I'm still alive  http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-4-22_19-32-52-203.jpg
I couldn't resist the opportunity for at least one shot...

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-3_20-23-34-125.jpg
....Aaand here's the newest member of my FS fleet: the SkySpirit 767-200v5! Here N321AA rotates out of PHX for LAX.

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Cruising above the Arizona desert.

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And here a fellow 762 N246AY rotates off of 27 at AMS headed for MUC one early morning.

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Climbing over a portion of Amsterdam proper

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Slowing down on MUC's 26R

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Arriving on stand alongside UA106 from Newark.

Enjoy!



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 76, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15624 times:

After a quick two game series with the St Louis Cardinals wrapped up earlier this afternoon, the Chicago Cubs headed to STL and boarded their chartered UA A320, flt 1804 and headed back to Chicago.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/57/ScreenShot48.jpg
Today this UA A320 is the largest private jet at STL

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/57/ScreenShot50.jpg
Waiting my turn to get out of St Louis

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With a better AFCAD in place now, there is some traffic at STL

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Even some GA and cargo action

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/57/ScreenShot54.jpg
The new runway at STL is so far away from the rest of the airport

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FlightSim/57/ScreenShot58.jpg
Approaching ORD Rwy 4L after a very short flight, about to overfly Rwy 10.

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A shot of the busy terminals

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For a visual approach, I landed it right on the line....amazed myself with the landing

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Parked in the Signature ramp at ORD

No flights for a while, the Cubs have a series at home with the Philadelphia Phillies and then the Chicago White Sox. Next flight will not be until the end of the weekend when the fly down to Houston, which will give me time to find scenery for Houston.



An American expat living and working in Australia
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 77, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15525 times:

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 75):
All of those are fantastic! Nice to see you both back in the threads, as well

Thank you very much, awesome shots as always there!

Another bunch, but this time not from the airline world.

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DC-3 after flying round ITO a few times

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/2-5.jpg
Rolling out

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/3-5.jpg
Followed by the awesome Spitfire

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/4-5.jpg
Such a sexy airplane

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/5-4.jpg
Went into a multiplayer server with a friend, but his trust Merlin started backfiring on him. Accusim don't half go all the way with their warbirds.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/6-3.jpg
Nice end to the day.

Thanks all



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 78, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15500 times:

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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 79, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 15394 times:

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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2146 posts, RR: 6
Reply 80, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 15256 times:

As promised, here are some new, non-recycled shots from my most recent flight, DAL1727, JFK-ATL:

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_18-9-36-234.jpg
Rotating off of 13R with a full load of pax and cargo....man, I love this livery!

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_18-10-4-265.jpg
Leaving a bunch of fleetmates behind at Terminal 3

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_18-31-8-968.jpg
Cruising comfortably at FL350

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_18-47-17-234.jpg
Overflying Washington DC (from a safe distance, of course!   )

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_19-20-59-93.jpg
Crossing the border into north Georgia

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_20-10-42-234.jpg
Short finals for 8L behind three other company 757s

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_20-11-0-796.jpg
I just love this angle  http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_20-14-32-187.jpg
Concourse E awaiting all the evening transatlantic departures.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_20-23-33-453.jpg
An MD-90 and a 737 waiting at gates A32 and '34

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac122/YX58712/2012-5-18_20-33-6-484.jpg
Beginning the unloading process.

Enjoy!



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 81, posted (2 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 15216 times:

Awesome shots everyone. Since I've only airliner I've re-installed thus far is the NGX, then you're about to be sick of the sight of the damn thing once I'm done 

But I got REX OD (plus verification for Essentials which is good for future shots) re-installed so I thought I'd go mad.
Also I've just realised that I've spent over 8 hours in the air on FS today (no time compression either)...so I think I'll take a day off tomorrow  

First from yesterday
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/1-7.jpg
Good morning LAX, I'll be seeing you tomorrow

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/2-6.jpg
Outbound to SFO

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/3-6.jpg
Morning approach into SFO

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/4-6.jpg
AA 738 climbing away from ORD for DCA

Now from today
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/5-5.jpg
DL 73G taxiing out at BOS for CVG

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/6-4.jpg
Nice atmosphere

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/7-3.jpg
Going along nicely

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/8-3.jpg
Couldn't resist

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/9-2.jpg
On approach into CVG. 45 min downtime here, then off for a quick stop in TPA followed by a 5hr jaunt to LAX

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/10-2.jpg
Climbing out of CVG for TPA (no more from this leg)

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/11-2.jpg
Busting through the cloud layer on departure from TPA to be greeted by this. REX makes everything better

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/12-1.jpg
The day beginning to wind down.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/13-1.jpg
Socal area bathed in a warm sunset

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/14.jpg
The water sparkles from the fading sunlight

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/15.jpg
Finally back at LAX. Time for a well earned rest.

Sorry for the overkill.
Thanks



Flown on: A306 A319/20/21 A332 B732/3/4/5/7/8 B742/4 B752 B762/3 B772/W C152 E195 F70/100 MD-82 Q400
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 82, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15205 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 61):
Very neat! I wish there was an app to view charts as we go.

I believe there was some kind of Lufthansa app that could do this. Someone mentioned it - but it might not be available to the public. I've not tried looking for it.

Meanwhile - BA 747-8F approaching Melbourne:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-3-27_21-58-27-491.jpg
http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-3-27_21-58-33-754.jpg

Hong Kong Trader B747-8F, B-LJA:
http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-4-14_21-8-36-451.jpg
That's on PMDGs B747-8F, painted it myself. Not released as I've got nowhere to upload it.

VH-OJO in the Wallabies colours:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-4-30_23-12-5-514.jpg

On PMDG B747-400X - not released though. Will do if I can upload it somewhere.

Bali to Sydney with Concorde, BA9025C:

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-5-19_20-54-34-224.jpg
http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-5-19_21-41-37-44.jpg
Very cold! -82ºC, at only 51000ft.  http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-5-19_22-16-38-738.jpg
Over Australia, supersonic.

http://www.racerplanet.com/photoplog/images/2082/1_2012-5-19_23-10-3-841.jpg
Subsonic, near Orange. Descending slowly towards Sydney where I landed on RWY34L.


User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 83, posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 15161 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 82):
I believe there was some kind of Lufthansa app that could do this. Someone mentioned it - but it might not be available to the public. I've not tried looking for it.

I believe you're talking about the Lido/iRoute iPad-App: http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/lido-...nual-aeronautical/id413078249?mt=8

It only contains 40 airports though (according to the product page) and costs 20 bucks. That's pretty expensive in my opinion.
Btw that 747-8F in Cathay colors just looks great.

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 81):

Lovely shots Gingersnap! That first shot with the sun reflection on the tarmac looks incredibly real!


User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 84, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15045 times:

I accidentally deleted all of my old flightsim photos from Photobucket, so my older posts are now broken.....whoops.

Continuing on my flights that recreate the charter that takes the Chicago Cubs to their next city for upcoming games, late yesterday afternoon I flew ORD-IAH with another UA A320, that is the plane of choice lately with United and the Cubs.

Only thing I could not recreate with ORD was the massive amounts of foreign government aircraft parked on a remote taxiway that brought officials into Chicago for this weekend's NATO meetings. Which yesterday I went out to ORD to see if I could spot the Slovakian Tu-154 that came into town and was not let down, got my first and maybe only Tu-154 sighting! For some reason I could not post the picture here.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot01.jpg
I started up in a GA parking spot, but I picked the wrong one, I was way over near the AA and UA hangars.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot04.jpg
Next in line for my late afternoon departure

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot06.jpg
Next stop, Houston.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot09.jpg
After departure, overflying ORD after a long turn to the south

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot11.jpg
Climbing through the massive storm clouds that moved into the Chicago area in the early evening.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot15.jpg
Sun setting on the day.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot19.jpg
After a long and very weird approach into IAH. the back wheels have touched down.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot22.jpg
After a very long taxi to parking, it seems they put me in the gate overflow mixed in with the cargo guys.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%201/ScreenShot23.jpg
More cargo haulers



An American expat living and working in Australia
User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 894 posts, RR: 5
Reply 85, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 14935 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 83):
Lovely shots Gingersnap! That first shot with the sun reflection on the tarmac looks incredibly real!

Thank you so much. I do need to get my ground scenery in order, but I've been spending too much money lately but I'll get GEX or something soon  

After spending a week or so criss-crossing the USA along with a stop in Hawaii...it was time to go "home".

VS008 LAX-LHR

I didn't get any shots until I was well over the Atlantic the next morning. Mainly because I took off, got her up to cruise and went to bed  http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/1-8.jpg
Cruising nicely at FL370. G-VEIL "Queen of the Skies" named to celebratethe centenary of the Entente Cordiale

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/2-7.jpg
Pax view

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/3-7.jpg
Seen passing Windsor

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/5-6.jpg
AA T7 follows 6 miles behind

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/6-5.jpg
Moments after touching down 09L at LHR

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/7-4.jpg
AA pilots clearly standing on the brakes to ensure the conga line of BA 32X aircraft following don't go around.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/GingerSnap0407/FSStuff/8-4.jpg
On stand with 2 sisters.



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User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 86, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14767 times:

This flight was from Wednesday night, after playing the Houston Astros (and losing by the way), the Chicago Cubs boarded their chartered UA A320 and headed to PIT. This is that flight, IAH-PIT.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%202/ScreenShot02.jpg
A departure time of 11:30PM at a quiet IAH, except for some cargo haulers heading out.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/csturdiv/FS9/Flight%202/ScreenShot05.jpg
Arrival into PIT, flying past downtown for an almost 3AM arrival.



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 87, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 14665 times:

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User currently offlinespeedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 88, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 14660 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 87):

That is a great shot United_fan! Love the details - and that 737.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 89, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 14640 times:

Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 88):
Quoting United_fan (Reply 87):

That is a great shot United_fan! Love the details - and that 737.

thanks,feelreal 737-400 and FSDT LAX scenery.



'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 90, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 14591 times:

Sorry guys/gals - had to create a new thread, this one is taking way too long to load, even some of the images don't show up properly:

Here is the new one:
Another Another FSX Screenshot Thread 2012 (by cpd May 27 2012 in Aviation Hobby)


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