Australia


  • 15 minutes of FUN in Australia
  • content_pasteo Flew around Lake George, avoiding the wind turbines (at least there are no bird strikes in that area!)
    o Followed the highway south west back to Canberra
    o Flew around Lake Burley Griffin, past Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiGMan’s World Tour
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityCanberra
  • flight_takeoffCanberra
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  • Editor from 2001
  • content_pasteDean took over the Editor's role in March 2001 (since Volume 5 issue 5) and has steadily improved the magazine's content and style. He was a regular contributor to Computer Pilot for many years before his new appointment and still contributes articles to this day. He has effected the transition of the magazine from bi-monthly to monthly issues. With an energetic style and eye for detail, Dean has transformed the magazine into the most dynamic and professionally presented flight simulation magazine on the planet!
  • Australia  Australia
  • precision_manufacturingComputer Pilot
  • personDean Bielanowski
  • import_contacts 2001  
  • Computer Pilot magazine
  • content_pasteVolume 13 was available as a digital download. At 600 pages, it was on special in November 2009 at USD $4.99. To my mind this is an excellent example of a publisher who understands the dynamics of e-publishing. PC Aviator is taking advantage of the economies of e-publishing to deliver great value to the customer with this product.
  • Australia  Australia
  • precision_manufacturingPC Aviator
  • personRobert Ferraro
  • tagPress





  • Sydney at night in a Vought Corsair
  • content_pasteBreaking every rule in the book I fly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through a football stadium, and frighten the diners 60 floors up in Centrepoint Tower's revolving restaurant! Oh, and it's at night in a Vought Corsair, which Microsoft thoughtfully provided for us in every copy of Flight Sim 2004.
    And then I land at Sydney International Airport... probably in the wrong direction...
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMicrosoft Flight Simulator 2004
  • Australia  Australia
  • flight_takeoffSydney Airport
  • local_airportGrumman F4U Corsair
  • precision_manufacturingMicrosoft
  • tagFlyableMiGMan’s Combat Diary
  • import_contacts 2004  







  • Incredible Sunrise
  • content_pasteUnbelievable atmospherics and lightinng from Asobo's engine make this Canberra sunrise jaw-dropping!
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityCanberra
  • flight_takeoffCanberra
  • tagSceneryEnvironment
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  • Douglas DC-3 flight over Sydney, Australia, 2006
  • content_pasteOn an unusually grey Sydney afternoon in October 2006 MiGMan was a guest of Microsoft at the launch of their new flagship product - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
    The creme-de-la-creme of Australia's gaming journalists gathered at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, and embarked on a champagne flight over Sydney Harbour in a C-47, the military transport version of the Douglas DC-3.
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_citySydney
  • flight_takeoffSydney Airport
  • local_airportDouglas DC-3
  • precision_manufacturingMicrosoft
  • personMiGMan
  • tagIRL: In real lifeMiGMan’s Combat Diary
  • import_contacts 2006  

  • F-111 Dump and burn during the Sydney Olympics
  • content_pasteAfter getting special permission from a nervous civil aviation authority an RAAF F-111 was granted permission to fly at under 500 feet altitude - practically IN the stadium during the closing ceremony. As it passed over the flame the pilot engaged afterburner and then dumped fuel, resulting in the trademark 100 foot plus trail of fire - as if a chariot of the gods had picked up the flame on the way to Greece.
    As it flew 14 kilometres towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge it was accompanied by a sea of flame as the Parramatta River seemed to explode, with fireworks every 500 metres.
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_citySydney
  • military_techRAAF
  • local_airportGeneral Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
  • tagIRL: In real lifeAir Show
  • import_contacts 2000  

  • First Australian Flight Sim Expo 2004
  • content_pasteMiGMan was keynote speaker at Australia's first ever Flight Sim Expo, held in the old Ansett terminal at Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney.
  • Australia  Australia
  • flight_takeoffSydney Airport
  • precision_manufacturingMiGMans Flight Sim Museum
  • personMiGMan
  • tagMiGMan: Press
  • import_contacts 2004  
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