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Author Topic: Anyone here into flight simulators?  (Read 94 times)

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Anyone here into flight simulators?
« on: February 14, 2020, 03:38:15 PM »

It's one thing I tinker with from time to time, currently mucking about with XPlane 11 . Right now, I'm watching Microsoft's upcoming Flight Simulator 2020. It's eye-popping graphics (provided that you have a hefty computer with a good graphics card) and it's extensive use of Bing satellite data will allow for very good VFR. So imagine yourself in the Cessna 172 flying just above the interstates and around cities and whatnot. I for one am stoked for its upcoming release. How about you all?
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Re: Anyone here into flight simulators?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 04:17:24 PM »

It's one thing I tinker with from time to time, currently mucking about with XPlane 11 . Right now, I'm watching Microsoft's upcoming Flight Simulator 2020. It's eye-popping graphics (provided that you have a hefty computer with a good graphics card) and it's extensive use of Bing satellite data will allow for very good VFR. So imagine yourself in the Cessna 172 flying just above the interstates and around cities and whatnot. I for one am stoked for its upcoming release. How about you all?

Back before I got married, I was taking flying lessons and even got to the point of doing my cross-country solo before I met the lady who would become my wife.  My money and time dried up after that, and flying is fairly expensive unless you are a commercial pilot getting paid to shuttle others around.  I had the previous Microsoft Flight Simulator and even still have my yoke and rudder pedals in storage, but I haven't got the time or PC for the new version anymore.  Wish I did.  I still get the bug living in the flight path for the Wedington Woods Airport.  It's just a neighborhood grass strip, but I go to church with one of the guys who live on the field.  He took me in his restored Aeronca Chief to Berryville a few months ago for a breakfast at the FBO one morning, so the itch is getting really strong, but still don't have time or money, not to mention the fact that I need to drop about 50 lbs.!
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Re: Anyone here into flight simulators?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:33:27 PM »

I have nearly 450 hours on Microsoft Flight Simulator X, which I got in 2016 (shortly before the game turned 10). Since the game is now 15 years old, much of the content is quite outdated. I haven't played in months, but during the time I played it, I developed an International hub airport for Springfield, complete with AI traffic. I'm just waiting for FS 2020, and I hope it has decent modding capabilities, and more importantly, DECENT MULTIPLAYER!  :banghead: :pan: :banghead:
You know what I mean if you bought the Steam Edition of the game, published by the same company that added $5,266.25 worth of DLC for the game, Dovetail.
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Re: Anyone here into flight simulators?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 10:32:44 PM »

I remember Microsoft Flight Simulator back when you could fly the Sopwith Camel (Snoopy's plane), but really got into Century of Flight and FSX.  Still play multiplayer on weekends with my son and others.  Looking forward to 2020, especially as my son heads off to college to become a pilot.
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