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TomcatUK

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  1. Another bizarre incident in the world of aviation. I’ve just watched the On Approach item that covered this story. I agree with a lot of the points raised (lack of security and other procedures to prevent this guy from getting airborne). I think it missed one point .... A parallel from rifle shooting (another major hobby of mine). Is that a LOT more should be done to identify and support people suffering from mental health issues. Let’s hope that lessons can be learned and resist over the top knee-jerk reactions such as the possibility of punishing simmers.
  2. I’m not sure if this has been covered already on the Lounge ... Dramatic footage of an incident in Aug 2016 at BWI Baltimore Maryland. This video includes some interesting supporting reports and procedures to help explain how this pushback went VERY wrong indeed. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  3. Courtesy of the BBC news site: == Spain's defence ministry is investigating after one of its fighter jets accidentally fired a missile over Estonia during a training mission. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon "in an area of southwest Estonia authorised for this type of exercise", the ministry said. It added that the air-to-air missile did not cause damage and was designed to self-destruct. But Estonia's military says it is looking for the remains of the missile. "A Spanish Eurofighter based in Lithuania accidentally fired a missile without causing any harm," Spain's defence ministry said in a statement. "The air-to-air missile has not hit any aircraft. [We] have opened an investigation to clarify the exact cause of the incident." == more details can be found via the link below. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45119223
  4. Courtesy of Dublin Aviation: On 22 July 2018, an Aer Lingus A330 departing KJFK refuses to take vectors assigned from ATC. It got pretty frosty over the radio on this one! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  5. With Cosford just over 2 months away. Can I suggest to @OMGEDSON and the rest of the TSL crew to consider posting a meet up and possibly a few options en route before / after the event . If time and monies allow. For example: visit RAF Hendon museum; visit De Havilland museum (both of these are quite close to your journey up the M1 from London). Visit a professional static 737 simulator at a small airfield (Sywell) which is a small detour from the M1. Also, could I cheekily put a request in for a lift in the TSL limo if there’s sufficient space?! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  6. TomcatUK

    fsfxpackages Time for releases.

    Ooh.. you tease @TheMapleSyrupCan! I can’t wait until Cosford!
  7. Just seen this in email from Aerosoft... Save 20% on selected XPlane 11 add-ons this week and add many well-known airports to your flight simulator. Among other things, titles such as Airport Berlin-Tegel, Airport Frankfurt, Airport Zurich V2.0 and many more are reduced for you.The offer is valid until 29.07.2018 and can not be combined with other discounts. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.aerosoft.com/en/flight-simulation/xp-sceneries-sale/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  8. As a Brit who hasn’t been to Vegas Or Orlando, I can only say Orlando is easier for me to get to and is less likely to be vetoed by my wife!
  9. Oh no; another case of potential theft in our community. These do look SO similar that I think Drz studios has a good case (especially as he has original photos they were based upon). It is a real travesty that someone’s hard work and love gets ripped off like this.
  10. Courtesy of the BBC news site, Aston Martin unveil plans for flying car at the Farnborough air show earlier today. One of several manufacturers raising this topic again in the last few weeks: Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has unveiled plans for a personal aircraft dubbed a "sports car for the skies". The company has teamed up with jet engine maker Rolls-Royce and engineering boffins at Cranfield University on the futuristic project. A concept aircraft was unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow, but the consortium hopes to have a flying version ready for the next show in two years. The three-seat hybrid-electric vehicle will be vertical take-off and landing. — see site below for more details ... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44879378
  11. This feat is, this feat is, this feat is Prop-o-Tronic!!
  12. The Summer Sale has just started at JustFlight! = For the next two weeks you can get some great savings on the X-Plane 11 aircraft below from Just Flight and Thranda Design! The Sale ends at 3pm (UK time) on Friday 27 July 2018 Anyone buying one of the aircraft in the Sale will be automatically entered into a draw to get a free copy of our forthcoming Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for X-Plane 11 when it's released! == SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.justflight.com/category/special-offers?sim=x-plane+11 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  13. TomcatUK

    xplane [WIP] 717-200 freeware for XPlane 11

    Always keen to see freeware coming to XP, but if that Fokker has implemented too many systems I doubt I’d be able to get the engines started or navigate too easily!!
  14. I’ve recently taken the plunge and purchased XP11 so this is great news; but my bank manager isn’t going to be happy!!
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