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BenK:
I think this qualifies more as \"hobby\" than \"computer stuff\" -- at least it does for me:

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X :o :o :o :o

Yeah, it\'s expensive, but I would have paid extra for this much fun. As if I wasn\'t kind of a geek before, now it\'s official.
Not being much for \"instructions\" or \"training\" or \"practice\", these were my first two flights:
#1 -- Fly an ultralight from Griffith, Indiana to Midway Airport in Chicago. No sweat.
#2 -- Feeling as though I had this whole flying thing under control, I decided to fly an Airbus 321 :o from Baguio to NAIA. Got it off the ground (someone swore that\'s impossible with that plane at that airport, but I did it), got all the way to Manila, missed my approach, tried to go around, screwed the damn thing into the ground in Paranaque somewhere. Oh well. Sorry, 104 dead passengers. At least I got you all close to your destination, eh? hahahaha

Back to the ultralight for a while I guess.

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--- Quote from: BenK on May 31, 2008, 03:59:45 PM ---I think this qualifies more as \"hobby\" than \"computer stuff\" -- at least it does for me:

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X :o :o :o :o

Yeah, it\'s expensive, but I would have paid extra for this much fun. As if I wasn\'t kind of a geek before, now it\'s official.
Not being much for \"instructions\" or \"training\" or \"practice\", these were my first two flights:
#1 -- Fly an ultralight from Griffith, Indiana to Midway Airport in Chicago. No sweat.
#2 -- Feeling as though I had this whole flying thing under control, I decided to fly an Airbus 321 :o from Baguio to NAIA. Got it off the ground (someone swore that\'s impossible with that plane at that airport, but I did it), got all the way to Manila, missed my approach, tried to go around, screwed the damn thing into the ground in Paranaque somewhere. Oh well. Sorry, 104 dead passengers. At least I got you all close to your destination, eh? hahahaha

Back to the ultralight for a while I guess.

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Ben,

Best laugh i\'ve had in ages.



Glad you missed Sta Rosa. I believe Colin is a bit of a whiz with this program too

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--- Quote from: UZI on May 31, 2008, 04:21:47 PM ---
--- Quote from: BenK on May 31, 2008, 03:59:45 PM ---I think this qualifies more as \"hobby\" than \"computer stuff\" -- at least it does for me:

MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X :o :o :o :o

Yeah, it\'s expensive, but I would have paid extra for this much fun. As if I wasn\'t kind of a geek before, now it\'s official.
Not being much for \"instructions\" or \"training\" or \"practice\", these were my first two flights:
#1 -- Fly an ultralight from Griffith, Indiana to Midway Airport in Chicago. No sweat.
#2 -- Feeling as though I had this whole flying thing under control, I decided to fly an Airbus 321 :o from Baguio to NAIA. Got it off the ground (someone swore that\'s impossible with that plane at that airport, but I did it), got all the way to Manila, missed my approach, tried to go around, screwed the damn thing into the ground in Paranaque somewhere. Oh well. Sorry, 104 dead passengers. At least I got you all close to your destination, eh? hahahaha

Back to the ultralight for a while I guess.

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Ben,

Best laugh i\'ve had in ages.



Glad you missed Sta Rosa. I believe Colin is a bit of a whiz with this program too

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I haven\'t used it for a long time. I guess I will have to dust of the joystick and reload the program. I used to try flying all sorts of aircraft from Puerto Princesa airport, and I also tried flying a 747 under the Golden gate Bridge  ;D

Colin

BenK:
UPDATE: So far I\'ve flown to Palawan (it counted, because even though I crashed and snapped my landing gear off, it was at least on the runway), flew successfully to Basco and back -- my landings are not pretty, but I\'m at least getting it there, and then got cocky again and tried flying the 747, first time was another bellyflop, second time ended up in Manila Bay on account of trying to make it do a loop.

I finally decided to take it sort of seriously and downloaded an extensive manual I found online for the Mooney M20, so that\'s my new toy. My objective is to fly it home (which would be the airport in Lansing, Illinois) from Manila. I\'ve already mapped out the route thanks to Google Earth, and as soon as I can demonstrate some competence (like being able to land on the main gear instead of the nosewheel and one wingtip), I\'m going to give it a try. Assuming, of course, I\'m not interrupted by the annoyance of actual work, like I was today.

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Ah the benefit of being retired is realised at last  ;D I can play \'Ace Combat\' on my playstation & take my A10 tank buster right down the canyon, feet off the ground & blow the pants off the bad guys all day. No 4 letter words like \'work\' allowed here

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