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  2. real-world

    I need to do this when I miss the TOD.
  3. prepar3d / fsx

    Yes, this one is nice, installed it last month into my P3D.
  4. Excellent sale at Orbx for the whole of May! Note: Sale excludes products released after January 1st 2017.
  5. AirClips joined a full flight from Kryvyi Rih to Kropyvnytskyi (former Kirovograd) in Ukraine to include a training go-around in Kryvyi Rih. We joined this mission with 15 video cameras placed all over the plane and are glad to release all STUNNING footage to the public - all for free as always. During the first months we will release selected short sequences with an ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE (full multicam film) released thereafter. The pictured flight was the last leg of UR-ELIs journey back from an United Nations assignment in Africa to its home base in Kirovograd. On the same morning the airplane already flew-in from Turkey on its long ferry flight. The last en-route stop in Kryvyi Rih was necessary for Ukrainian customs formalities since final destination Kirovograd only features a small domestic airfield. URGA International Joint Stock Aviation Company is a charter airline based in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine. It operates charter passenger and cargo flights from various Ukrainian airports to destinations in Greece, Slovakia, the Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, and Cyprus. Its main base is the Kropyvnytskyi Airport (KGO). The airline was established and started operations in August 1993. It was founded as International Joint Stock Aviation Company URGA, initially concentrating on charter flights. Regular passenger flights from Kiev and Kryvyi Rih were added in May 1997. Air Urga is owned by the State Property Fund of Ukraine (51%) and American International Consulting Corp (43.5%). It has 378 employees. The Air URGA fleet includes seven Saab 340B, three Saab 340B Plus, four Antonov An-26-100 combi, one single Antonov An-26 full cargo plane and one Cessna 172 for training and sightseeing flights as well as local transport missions. The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a twin-engined turboprop civilian and military transport aircraft, designed and produced in the Soviet Union from 1969 to 1986. After successful operations of the An-24T tactical transport in austere locations, interest in a version with a retractable cargo ramp increased. Initial studies for the retractable ramp were carried out as part of the projected An-40 medium transport. When given the go-ahead for the An-26 in March 1968, the Antonov OKB adapted the ramp design of the An-40 to the An-24 fuselage, resulting in the An-26. Particular attention was given to the military mission, and the majority of early An-26 production was delivered to the VTA (voyenno-transportnoy aviatsii). Using the majority of the An-24 airframe, with its high-set cantilevered wings, twin turboprops and stalky main undercarriage, the An-26 included military equipment, such as tip-up paratroop canvas seats, an overhead traveling hoist, bulged observation windows and parachute static line attachment cables. The An-26 made its public debut at the 27th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget where the second prototype, CCCP-26184 (c/n00202), was shown in the static aircraft park. The An-26 is also manufactured without a license agreement[1] in China by the Xian Aircraft factory as the Y-14, later changed to be included in the Xian Y7 series. The An-26 has a secondary bomber role with underwing bomb racks. In the bombing role it was extensively used by the Sudanese Air Force during the Second Sudanese Civil War and the War in Darfur. Also Russian Forces train with the An-26 as a bomber. This footage was taken during a filming session early 2007.SOURCE
  6. prepar3d / fsx

    nice find Mr P3R. weejohnj
  7. A very simple non complex way of rating your landings and a drive for personal improvement. I know there are many more complex programs out there. I like to stay simple. Requires FSUIPC
  8. Hi folks! Tomorrow April 30th at around 2300z, we will be migrating to our new server infrastructure, gradually opening the gates to ChasePlane's Community features and officially transition to the Alpha 2 stage. This stage will not last very long as is does not include a crazy feature set since shipped most of them in the past few months as part of Alpha 1.5. We estimate a 10-20 minutes downtime during the transition period (from April 30th 2017 2300z to April 30th 2017 2320z). If you are planning on using ChasePlane during this period, please ensure you have the latest build (0.1.724 or newer) and that ChasePlane is started and running before 2300z. ChasePlane's Community ChasePlane's Community is the place where you will be able to share your presets with others within the app itself. You can search, preview, import or subscribe to presets other users have shared. All of that without ever having to leave the application. We will be making the Community features available gradually to an increasing amount of people in upcoming coming weeks. Check often to see if you have access! You can get a brief preview of what it's going to be like to share your presets using the Community in the following video: There are various things we need to clarify in this video. We will update the WIP User Manual to better describe how the Community works but here's a quick breakdown. Alias The first time you access the Community, you will be asked for an alias. This alias will identify you in the community and will be searchable by other users to find your presets. Privacy settings By default, your presets are set to Private. In this privacy mode, your presets will not be accessible by other users in the community. To share your presets, you have to change this mode to Unlisted or Public. Unlisted presets will not show in the search queries but will allow access through a custom link. Import vs Subscribe In the Community, you have the choice to import or to subscribe to another user's preset. A subscribed preset will stay up-to-date with the creator's preset. If the creator decides to make a few changes to the camera speeds, turbulence settings or camera position, you will be kept up to date. An imported preset will copy the creator's preset and make a new one for you. You then have the freedom to modify it to your liking. Previews To preview a preset in the Community, you simply hover above the preview icon and the view will move to the preset's position. Very simple and intuitive! We wanted to release Alpha 2 back in January but the Community features required a lot more planning and time to get going than we first anticipated. Everything is now back on tracks and we are confident about our timeline to the full v1.0 release in June. Thank You A big thank you to everyone supporting this project and providing valuable feedback on the Forums. ChasePlane has evolved into a fully features camera system because of you! SOURCE:
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  10. This is why like I have said already these Twitch IRL streamers need to stop broadcasting where they are, what they are doing or at least do NOT indicate a location with specifics... This asshole just does not get why he needs to stop the shit, he cant sit and blame the person who called it in (whomever it was needs jail time) but he keeps getting these things happening to him and he continues. Oh and i'm sorry, this child needs to take responsibility as well
  11. real-world

    So awesome! And LOL at your avatar!!!!
  12. real-world Now this I would try!
  13. The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity of 314 to 396 passengers, with a range of 5,240 to 8,555 nautical miles (9,704 to 15,844 km). Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, fully circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between Boeing's 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls. It was also the first commercial aircraft to be designed entirely with computer-aided design. The 777 is produced in two fuselage lengths as of 2017. The original 777-200 variant entered commercial service in 1995, followed by the extended-range 777-200ER in 1997. The stretched 777-300, which is 33.25 ft (10.1 m) longer, followed in 1998. The initial 777-200, -200ER and -300 versions are equipped with General Electric GE90, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, or Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines. The extended-range 777-300ER and ultra long-range 777-200LR variants entered service in 2004 and 2006 respectively, while the 777F, a freighter version, debuted in February 2009; these variants all feature high-output GE90 engines and extended raked wingtips. The 777-200LR is the world's longest-range airliner, able to fly more than halfway around the globe, and holds the record for the longest distance flown non-stop by a commercial aircraft. Designed to replace early-generation Boeing 747 airliners, the A340-600 is capable of carrying 379 passengers in a three-class cabin layout 13,900 km (7,500 nmi). It provides similar passenger capacity to a 747 but with 25 percent more cargo volume, and at lower trip and seat costs. First flight of the A340-600 was made on 23 April 2001. Virgin Atlantic began commercial services in August 2002. The variant's main competitor is the 777-300ER. The A340-600 will eventually be replaced by the A350-1000. The A340-600 is 12 m (39 ft 4.4 in) longer than a -300, more than 4 m (13 ft 1.5 in) longer than the Boeing 747-400 and 2.3 m (7 ft 6.6 in) longer than the A380. It held the record as the world's longest commercial aircraft until February 2010 with the first flight of the Boeing 747-8. The A340-600 is powered by four 250 kN (56,000 lbf) thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 556 turbofans and uses the Honeywell 331–600 APU. As with the -500, it has a four-wheel undercarriage bogie on the fuselage centre-line to cope with the increased MTOW along with the enlarged wing and rear empennage. Upper deck main cabin space can be optionally increased by locating facilities such as crew rest areas, galleys, and lavatories upon the aircraft's lower deck. In early 2007, Airbus reportedly advised carriers to reduce cargo in the forward section by 5.0 t (11,000 lb) to compensate for overweight first and business class sections; the additional weight caused the aircraft's centre of gravity to move forward thus reducing cruise efficiency. Affected airlines considered filing compensation claims with Airbus. The A340-600HGW (High Gross Weight) version first flew on 18 November 2005 and was certified on 14 April 2006.[110] It has an MTOW of 380 t (840,000 lb) and a range of up to 14,630 km (7,900 nmi), made possible by strengthened structure, increased fuel capacity, more powerful engines and new manufacturing techniques like laser beam welding. The A340-600HGW is powered by four 61,900 lbf (275 kN) thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 560 turbofans. Emirates became the launch customer for the -600HGW when it ordered 18 at the 2003 Paris Air Show; but postponed its order indefinitely and later cancelled. Rival Qatar Airways, which placed its order at the same airshow, took delivery of only four aircraft with the first aircraft on 11 September 2006. The airline has since let its purchase options expire in favour of orders for the Boeing 777-300ER. In July 2015, seven airlines worldwide operated A340-600s. In April 2016, there were 77 A340-600s in service. Although this may appear very close, please note that there is more than enough vertical separation for this maneuver. This is common practice and happens every minute up in the skies, even with much less vertical separation. This example just nicely shows the use made out of airways.SOURCE
  14. FANTASTIC work!!! A must see GA pilots!
  15. carenado

    Out the box broken. The bezel texture for the 750 is missing/black ring where it should be. Some V2 "update."
  16. OK I have the sim set with all sliders maxxed, including insane shadows, flying C172, running at 4K resolution. I am pretty much locked at 120fps, sometimes dipping to 107 during flight; this is in the general airport /city area. Out of town it skyrockets to 200fps+ In VR using Oculus Rift both windows are locked at 45fps (perfect score!) - see the FPS counter in the screenshot below; the maximum for Oculus is 45fps per side. You have to experience LOWI in VR on Aerofly to believe it, nothing comes close to the smoothness and sense of being there. SOURCE
  17. Great read...having worked with former Sled drivers who transferred over to the Dragonlady (U-2) they were some of the coolest albeit most humble guys I worked with whose office was well above FL400.
  19. Some landings are more challenging than others. This flight we have to land with a very strong crosswind. Join me in the Cessna Grand Caravan as we fly from San Andros to Stanial Cay, Bahamas. Proudly sponsored by: New GIVEAWAY in May! I will be giving away not one but 2 Stratus 2S's in May thanks to Apareo and the Banyan Pilot Shop. Go to on details on how to win. I will also be announcing the winner of the BOSE A20 Headset in the next video for the April giveaway. Stay tuned! New steveo1kinevo Flight VLOG T-shirts! If you have a passion for aviation and want to support the channel get your Pilot Swag here.. Also follow me on: FACEBOOK Instagram Snapchat steveo1kinevo Twitter Land Music By:
  20. Two weeks ago I visited Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to film the last comercial cargo flight of a Boeing 747-200 which is owned by a private US company. Kalitta operated the B747-200 for many years and 14 years ago a Kalitta Boeing 747-200 was the first B747 I saw. That was one of the main reasons why I tried to film the 747 Classic for the last time. Now it` s stored in Oscoda among multiple other B747-200 Classics which used to fly to Kalitta. Kalitta upgraded its fleet with more modern B747-400` s but it` s quite sad to see the B747 Classic disappearing from the skies. There are still a few active B747-200 Classics, but I am not sure how long the 747 Classic will survive. Current operators are: Trans Avia Export, Fly Pro Air, Fly Georgia, Uni Top Air, The Cargo Airlines (Civil) and US Air Force, Iran Air Force (741) ((military)). If you know other companies which still operate the 742 you can let me know in the comment section. Within the past years I filmed a few 747 Classics and I added a B742 compilation after the last Kalitta departure. It` s mainly about Kalitta but there are a few other comanies, like "Cargo Airlines", "Air Atlanta", "Veteran Avia" and "Rayyan Air". Thanks for watching.SOURCE
  21. The X-Plane Addon „Airport Zürich V2.0“ has been updated to 2.03 Fixed: XP10: Static Aircrafts not visible XP10: Missing Tree Library SOURCE
  22. G'day all, After months of discussion, speculation and rumours, ORBX are proud to announce our first venture into "Project A": FTX Innsbruck for Aerofly FS2 Flight Simulator! A close collaboration between ORBX and IPACS, both teams have been quietly working away at this over the past months, bringing together the ground-breaking visual engine of Aerofly FS2 with the high detail and immersion you have come to expect from an ORBX HD Airport. For those who haven't had a chance to try AF FS2 yet, I strongly urge you to check it out. As a VFR experience, this is the best sim currently on the market, hands down. As you can see from the screenshots below, there is a clear mark-up in terrain quality - mountains look crisp, photoreal roads and railways are discernible all the way to the horizon, and both the shadow and atmospheric engines are stunning. Best of all, performance is through the roof - having spent a great deal of time learning from the IPACS team, I have discovered that they are passionate about tweaking the very best performance out of their engine as possible. In terms of the scenery itself, I've brought across the best elements of the FSX/P3D version that you've all been enjoying over the past month. Features expected from any next-gen ORBX airport are there - animated PeopleFlow, cars and trains, highly-detailed autogen vegetation and buildings, enormous coverage area, high-detail 2048 textures and dozens of landmarks. In addition, expect to see a couple of very exciting new features exclusive to AF FS2; naturally sloped runways, highly accurate crash detection (no more close-calls when flying under those bridges!), better-implemented spec/bump maps for the ground poly, and some very nifty shadow/night textures. Lastly, the optimisation of this engine really makes a difference - performance, microstutters and VAS usage are genuinely nothing to worry about around Innsbruck. I've been easily getting upwards of 130-140fps with maxed settings. Lastly, for those that own or are looking forward to a VR headset, AeroFly FS2 provides native compatibility for both Occulus Rift and HTC Vive. The smoothness and performance of the sim with, coupled with the native compatibility, make this the superior platform for VFR flying - I'm sure JV will chime in with his own experiences with the OR and AeroFly. CURRENT PRICING and RELEASE DETAILS - Owners of the FSX/P3D version of LOWI will receive a 40% discount for the AeroFly FS2 version. - Full price will be AUD$39.95 (€27, US$30, £23 approx.) or AUD$24 (€17, US$18, £14 approx.) at the discounted price - Release is scheduled for June 15th 2017 (a special request from John - it's his birthday after all!) - FTX Innsbruck for AeroFly FS2 will be previewed live at FlightSimCon on June 10th 2017; this will be streamed via our good friends at AirDailyX - This is just the first of many ORBX airports for AeroFly FS2! FTX INNSBRUCK for AEROFLY FS2 FEATURES: - Innsbruck Airport recreated in full HD detail - Full 2500 square km coverage area - Sloped runway! A key feature of AF FS2 - Ultra-crisp terrain textures. Defined mountains, roads and rivers all the way to the horizon, no more blurries. - Incredible performance on even mid-range systems - far superior to FSX/P3D - Amazing Virtual Reality integration: optimised for performance and smoothness, best-in-class. - Full animation support: Moving PeopleFlow, vehicles and trains - Complete autogen system - a major new feature previously unseen in AeroFly FS, expertly designed by the team at IPACS. - Volumetric grass - Crisp and accurate shadow engine - Dozens of landmarks, POI and features, including two heliports. - Stunning atmospheric engine perfectly suited to VFR flying. Lastly, it is important to note that these screenshots are work in progress, and there may be minor changes before the final version, though they should convey a good idea of where the development cycle is out. Also, this is exactly how the sim looks out-of-the-box! No tweaks, no edits, no display cfg changes, no other third-party addons (yes, those beautiful aircraft are default) - just FTX Innsbruck and AeroFly FS2, that's it! Enjoy SOURCE
  23. Air Clips joined Lufthansa Cargo's Captain Fokko and First Officer Johannes on a full rotation from Frankfurt (Germany) via Nairobi (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa) and back on the same routing. Enjoy stunning cockpit views from 11 different cameras as well as exciting interviews with both crew members. For each of those four flights AirClips has created an "ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE" which are/ will be available to the public for free as always. Here is our release schedule (Links will NOT work before each mentioned date, 10 o'clock CET): Preview compilation for all four flights: 28 April 2017, ULTIMATE MOVIE 1, Frankfurt-Nairobi: 19 May 2017, ULTIMATE MOVIE 2, Nairobi-Johannesburg: 30 June 2017, ULTIMATE MOVIE 3, Johannesburg-Nairobi: 11 August 2017, COCKPIT MOVIE 4, Nairobi-Frankfurt: 22 September 2017, The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium- to long-range wide-body jet airliner, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and, later, by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Based on the DC-10, it features a stretched fuselage, increased wingspan with winglets, refined airfoils on the wing and smaller tailplane, new engines and increased use of composite materials. Two of its engines are mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. It also features a glass cockpit that decreases the flight deck crew from the three required on the DC-10 to two by eliminating the need for a flight engineer. Although the MD-11 program was launched in 1986, McDonnell Douglas started to search for a DC-10 derivative as early as 1976. Two versions were considered then, a DC-10-10 with a fuselage stretch of 40 feet (12 m) and a DC-10-30 stretched by 30 feet (9.1 m). That later version would have been capable of transporting up to 340 passengers in a multi-class configuration, or 277 passengers and their luggage over 5,300 nautical miles (9,800 km). At the same time, the manufacturer was seeking to reduce wing and engine drag on the trijet. Another version of the aircraft was also envisaged, the "DC-10 global", aimed to counter the risks of loss of orders for the DC-10-30 that the Boeing 747SP and its range were creating. The DC-10 global would have incorporated more fuel tanks. In July 1985, the Board of Directors authorized the Long Beach plant to offer the MD-11 to potential customers. At the time, the aircraft was still proposed in two versions, both with the same fuselage length, a stretch of 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m) over the DC-10 airframe, as well as the same engine choice as the MD-11X. One version would have a range of 4,780 nautical miles (8,850 km) with a gross weight of 500,000 pounds (230,000 kg) and transport up to 337 passengers, while the second would carry 331 passengers over 6,900 nautical miles (12,800 km). A year later, as several airlines had committed to the MD-11, the situation was looking optimistic. The aircraft was now a 320-seater baseline and defined as an 18 ft 7 in (5.66 m) stretch over the DC-10-30 powered by the new advanced turbofans offered by the major engine manufacturers and giving it a range of 6,800 nautical miles (12,600 km). Other versions, such as a shortened ER with a range of 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 km), an all-cargo offering a maximum payload of 200,970 pounds (91,160 kg) and a Combi with a provision for ten freight pallets on the main deck, were proposed. Further growth of the aircraft was also foreseen, such as the MD-11 Advanced. MD-11F (53 built): the Freight transport aircraft was the second variant on offer at launch in 1986 and was the last and longest (1988–2000) manufactured version. The all-cargo aircraft features the same forward port side cargo door (140 by 102 inches (3.6 m × 2.6 m)) as the MD-11CF, a main deck volume of 15,530 cubic feet (440 m3), a maximum payload of 200,151 pounds (90,787 kg) and can transport 26 pallets of the same dimensions (88 by 125 inches (2.2 m × 3.2 m) or 96 by 125 inches (2.4 m × 3.2 m)) as for the MD-11C and MD-11CF. The MD-11F was delivered between 1991 and 2001 to FedEx Express (22), Lufthansa Cargo (14), and other airlines with fewer aircraft. Lufthansa Cargo AG is a German cargo airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa. It operates worldwide air freight and logistics services and is headquartered at Frankfurt Airport, the main hub of Lufthansa. Besides operating dedicated cargo planes, the company also has access to cargo capacities of 350 passenger aircraft of the Lufthansa Group.SOURCE
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