The Little Wheel Goes in Back

Musings on simulated things, now being of the large and extremely heavy variety.

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    AOPA Commander 112 now available

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    Through a partnership between Microsoft, AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and Flight1 Software, AOPA members can now download a simulated version of the Commander 112 sweepstakes aircraft. Someone already grabbed it and has posted screenshots...
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    Changing tower view location

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    I just got this question via email: Can we please have the ability to move the tower view to the physical location of the tower in the scenery? This worked up to FS9 but was 'broken' in FS9. Pre FS9 if I wanted to make a video recording on my landing...
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    Great Real-World Info

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    I just came across a link on AvSim to some great resources for both real-world and simulated pilots using FlightSim from AOPA . It is a special section of their web site devoted to Flight Simulator 2004 and includes an intro from Rod Machado as well as...
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    Back to Oshkosh

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    A bunch of the crew are getting ready to make yet another pilgrimage to the world's biggest fly-in next week in Oshkosh , Wisconsin. Once again we have a booth in one of the exhibit hangars--we skipped last year--and a half dozen or so folks are heading...
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    Real pilot training with Flight Sim

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    This topic comes up quite a bit. People want to know if you can use FS for real pilot training. The answer is yes...and no. While you can't legally log time towards endorsements or ratings you can use it as a personal training tool to maintain proficiency...
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    When will Flight Sim be like...

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    Well, someone is reading the blog. JasonF is apparently a big fan of Google Earth and asked: "The question that is burning on everyone's mind is when will Flight Simulator get true imagery instead of the simulated terrains that are currently shipped?...
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    Howdy, howdy!

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    Gosh, it seems like I'm the last person to take a stab at this blogging thing! Hello! The blog name and title refers to the difference between most airplanes you see today with the steering wheel in front (tricycle gear) and the ones that dominated...
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    Blackpool Conference

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    Scott and Carl just got back from presenting at the Internation FlightSim Conference ( IFC2005 ) in Blackpool, England. This is a really well done and well attended show. The only dark spot this year was that it came just days after the tragic bombings...
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