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Post by batfink51a » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:48 pm

what can i do to make a flight more interesting any ideas. 8)

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Post by mel wilson » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:04 pm

batfink51a wrote:what can i do to make a flight more interesting any ideas. 8)
Yep, Join the Maddie Project, soon to start here on SurClaro.

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Post by Cat1 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:39 pm

I like to fly anything with an afterburner in afterburner in the Rockie Mountains, just above the ridge lines and through the valleys or through the Grand Canyon. That keeps it interesting 8-[
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Post by Behrentzs » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:48 pm

Yup - take a fighter up and down the Grand Canyons - I'm sure you'll find THAT interesting (especially when doing formation in multiplayer).

You could also buy an advanced add-on, like the PMDG 737. Then you'll have the FMC, autopilot, systems etc to worry about.

Another thing is FSP (FsPassengers) where you simulate passengers and crew - be sure to handle tha plane gently or you'll get some pretty bad feedback on the flight.

Join a VA (Virtual Airline) and fly with them. They have pre-defined routes which need to be flown on the schedule.

Take an evening with some group-flying on a multiplayer server. It's funny doing small hops to different airports and not to forget the chat with the other pilots.

Join VATSIM (Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network). It has real humans acting as ATC (Air Traffic Control). That gives a very well sense of realism - I was blown away the first time I had a flight on the network.

Go to www.simtours.net and have a look for some cool places to visit.

If you are in for bush-flying you just CAN'T miss these packages!
Mesh: (Required) us_wa_nc.zip on avsim.com
Airports part 1: n_cascades.zip on avsim.com
Airports part 2: n_cascades.zip2 on avsim.com
Airports part 3: n_cascades.zip3 on avsim.com

They are some of the greatest and most challenging airports I've ever visited in FS!

Find some checklists for the aircraft you are flying. Then do a start-up from dark&cold cocpit and stick to the checklists through the entire flight. I'm sure you'll stay busy.

Google for some interesting real life places and go there and sightseeing in FS.

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Post by Cat1 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:52 am

I used to live about 25 minutes away from Bandera airstrip, I have never actually seen an aircraft land there, I know it happens but I have never seen it.
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Post by rd » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:45 am

How about when you create a flight, you go into the failures, and set a couple of them up.

Then see what happens to your eyes when they shut down.

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Post by FSPilot06 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:10 pm

Try to fly in heavy fog with the Curtiss Jenny or....fly in heavy fog with a Beech Baron with a failed attitude indicator 8O . I'm an experienced FS pilot, and this still proposes a very challenging and interesting flight.
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Post by capt.PropwashKCHS » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:16 pm

well, if you have plenty of time on your hands, and you are EXTREMELY bored, ... go through this post ( [edit]= http://forums.surclaro.com/sutra42308.h ... ount#42308 ) and try to go find what everyone else has found, in the messed up world of FS2004.


also, if you want to check it out ( i think someone else has found it too and it is on the list... just look at my FSNavigator at the lower right of the pic and try to find the giant hole in Arkansas ) -- Start at Howard Co airport and head south. ... i actually have no clue how deep it is, or what is at the bottom, but maybe you could tell us.
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Post by FSPilot06 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:57 pm

Hey propwash, thanks for posting that link. I've been looking for that thread.

Alright, I found something pretty tough. This makes for an excellent challenge! Get the Cessna Caravan Amphibian, set it to 50% fuel and default payload. Go to 9Z9 in Alaska, and start on runway 33. There should be a giant mountain in front of you. Can you climb over it? I crashed trying. :(
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Post by Emphyrio » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:25 pm

What can you do to make a flight more interesting?
Well, you could do it naked, wearing a funny hat. But if you're gonna do that, don't fly from Alaska and try clearing that mountain; after you crash, you'll freeze your phestarus off waiting for the dogsleds. :D

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Post by skipperdan » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:50 pm

Have you considered flying your missions again with a different aircraft, at a different time of the day or with different weather? 8) 8)
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Post by FSPilot06 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:18 am

......... :? Never flew naked before. Never flew with a funny hat on either. But that would be challenging.

NEW IDEA!!!! Join a virtual airline. I've been wanting to myself.
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Post by Behrentzs » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:40 am

FSPilot06 wrote:NEW IDEA!!!! Join a virtual airline. I've been wanting to myself.
Not a new idea though...read my previous post.
Lol, sorry couldn't resist.

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Post by Boldpilot » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:46 am

Heres one for you Behrentzs .Download Dubia airport and surrounds from Avsim anfd fly an helicopter and alight on the tower platform ,I got onto the platform but fell off into the sea .See my approach shot in the attachment
If you get Emirates airline adverts on your TV see it done. BP
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Post by Boldpilot » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:03 am

That big hole in Arkansas is maybe from when I tried to glide a 747,he,he,BP

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Post by Behrentzs » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:09 am

Ahh, that famous hotel!

Thanks for the heads up, Boldpilot, I'll definatly try it sometimes - looks like a challenge :P

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