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The dream of flight seems fundamental to the human condition. From the legend of Icarus to the notion of astral projection it seems to be present in all cultures. On a personal level, surely most of us have had "flying dream" where, escaping the clutches of gravity we seem to be able to float away from our wordly cares.
The dream of flight seems fundamental to the human condition. From the legend of Icarus to the notion of astral projection it seems to be present in all cultures. On a personal level, surely most of us have had "flying dream" where, escaping the clutches of gravity we seem to be able to float away from our wordly cares.
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The "Tibidabo Aeroplane", as it was known, was an instant sensation. In few months, more than 25,000 people had its "air baptism" under its wings. Let's take into account that, in these years, very few people had travelled on a real plane. The ride quickly became an icon of the city of Barcelona, still active today in 2017.
The "Tibidabo Aeroplane", as it was known, was an instant sensation. In few months, more than 25,000 people had its "air baptism" under its wings. Let's take into account that, in these years, very few people had travelled on a real plane. The ride quickly became an icon of the city of Barcelona, still active today in 2017.
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In 1995 MiGMan and PC paid a visit to Amberley, a RAAF base in sunny Queensland, Australia. as guests of No.1 Squadron. Australia is the only country in the world operating the F-111, the Americans called it the "Aardvark", or "Vark"... the Aussies call it the "Pig". Aardvaark is Afrikaans for "Earth Pig".
In 1995 MiGMan and PC paid a visit to Amberley, a RAAF base in sunny Queensland, Australia. as guests of No.1 Squadron. Australia is the only country in the world operating the F-111, the Americans called it the "Aardvark", or "Vark"... the Aussies call it the "Pig". Aardvaark is Afrikaans for "Earth Pig".
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Pioneer days - 16 bit revolution - VGA: an amazing 256 colours - Super VGA: Military level visuals in a home computer - 3DFX graphics cards: a quantum leap.
Pioneer days - 16 bit revolution - VGA: an amazing 256 colours - Super VGA: Military level visuals in a home computer - 3DFX graphics cards: a quantum leap.
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"The Russians had an airbase there, too, and left a few old Migs and Sukhois when they departed a few years ago. I took a few shots (too few, I must say) and tonight I send you a couple of them. " - Mark Schimmer.
"The Russians had an airbase there, too, and left a few old Migs and Sukhois when they departed a few years ago. I took a few shots (too few, I must say) and tonight I send you a couple of them. " - Mark Schimmer.
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The Great State of Maine Air Show 1997 was held on July 19th and 20th at Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, USA. It was a great day for an air show, with blue skies and plenty of warm sunshine.
The Great State of Maine Air Show 1997 was held on July 19th and 20th at Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, USA. It was a great day for an air show, with blue skies and plenty of warm sunshine.
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I was actually an Olympic cynic right up until the opening ceremony. By day 17 I was at the barrier for the last event - the men's marathon and then clapping, crying and cheering through the four hour closing ceremony - a celebration of "Australian-ness". Hey - this is a pretty special place!
I was actually an Olympic cynic right up until the opening ceremony. By day 17 I was at the barrier for the last event - the men's marathon and then clapping, crying and cheering through the four hour closing ceremony - a celebration of "Australian-ness". Hey - this is a pretty special place!
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Yes, and also no. I'm a low-time student pilot with a lot of time in PC flight sims. Most of that time is in combat jet sims, though I have also played with some civilian sims as I will report. So the following comments are based on my experience and opinions. Your mileage may vary! That being said, I believe that today's civilian flight sims can be a useful supplement to real flight lessons. Taking flight lessons has been one of the best things I've ever done. It has given me a tremendous feeling of accomplishment to have reached this point, even while recognizing that I still have a lot to learn.
Yes, and also no. I'm a low-time student pilot with a lot of time in PC flight sims. Most of that time is in combat jet sims, though I have also played with some civilian sims as I will report. So the following comments are based on my experience and opinions. Your mileage may vary! That being said, I believe that today's civilian flight sims can be a useful supplement to real flight lessons. Taking flight lessons has been one of the best things I've ever done. It has given me a tremendous feeling of accomplishment to have reached this point, even while recognizing that I still have a lot to learn.
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I went to Europe in July 2001 in quest of the perfect cup of coffee. From the cockpit of a 767 at 39,000 feet to subterranean German Bunkers. I saw many a strange and wonderful thing along the way. But did I ever find that holy grail?
I went to Europe in July 2001 in quest of the perfect cup of coffee. From the cockpit of a 767 at 39,000 feet to subterranean German Bunkers. I saw many a strange and wonderful thing along the way. But did I ever find that holy grail?
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Well, not exactly! There are many Elvis impersonators here, but I didn't punch any. It also wasn't a real ejection, but "Big Shot" was pretty close to an ejection simulation!
Well, not exactly! There are many Elvis impersonators here, but I didn't punch any. It also wasn't a real ejection, but "Big Shot" was pretty close to an ejection simulation!
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It happens to be the Paris Air Show this week, and since I was in the neighborhood, I decided to go.
It happens to be the Paris Air Show this week, and since I was in the neighborhood, I decided to go.
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Held inside the old Ansett Goldwing Lounge at Kingsford Smith International Airport, it was a fun fun fun day, with multiple F-16 home cockpits, ATC hooked into real traffic in MSFS2004, and keynote addresses by myself, Peter 'MiGMan' Inglis on the 'History of Public Flight Simulations', Bill Smith auuthor of flight sim novel: 'Get Real' 'Flight Sim Mania!' and RAAF pilot Flt. Lt. Tom 'Houch' Gleeson.
Held inside the old Ansett Goldwing Lounge at Kingsford Smith International Airport, it was a fun fun fun day, with multiple F-16 home cockpits, ATC hooked into real traffic in MSFS2004, and keynote addresses by myself, Peter 'MiGMan' Inglis on the 'History of Public Flight Simulations', Bill Smith auuthor of flight sim novel: 'Get Real' 'Flight Sim Mania!' and RAAF pilot Flt. Lt. Tom 'Houch' Gleeson.
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Snaps taken by P.C. at the 2005 Avalon Airshow in Australia. Features JSF, F-16, F-15, Eurocopter.
Snaps taken by P.C. at the 2005 Avalon Airshow in Australia. Features JSF, F-16, F-15, Eurocopter.
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"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
- Juvenal 1C CE
(Who watches the Watchmen?)
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
- Juvenal 1C CE
(Who watches the Watchmen?)
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"I was able to fulfill a dream last week, that is, I always wanted to fly in a World War 2 piston-powered fighter aircraft."
"I was able to fulfill a dream last week, that is, I always wanted to fly in a World War 2 piston-powered fighter aircraft."
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Flight sims can be pretty darned confusing for folks. I remember it took me years to be able to land in the things! I manage it now - most of the time anyway.
Flight sims can be pretty darned confusing for folks. I remember it took me years to be able to land in the things! I manage it now - most of the time anyway.
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Beginner | Playlist by MiGMan

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Air to Air Guns - the final moment.
Air to Air Guns - the final moment.
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And those controllers - what are all the buttons for? What do they do?
And those controllers - what are all the buttons for? What do they do?
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Captain Scarlet debuted on TV screens in the 1960's as Biggles reimagined for the 21st century with ripping yarns and tales of derring-do. The "New Captain Scarlet" is a CGI masterpiece from the master of 'boy's own' adventuring, Gerry Anderson.
Captain Scarlet debuted on TV screens in the 1960's as Biggles reimagined for the 21st century with ripping yarns and tales of derring-do. The "New Captain Scarlet" is a CGI masterpiece from the master of 'boy's own' adventuring, Gerry Anderson.
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HIghlights from issue 1(1981) through issue 100 (1992).
HIghlights from issue 1(1981) through issue 100 (1992).
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An adequate base level introduction to the subject. Afficionados will find the information too shallow. Content comprises a 40 minute documentary with stock footage and a single voice-over. The """"hard cover book"""" is a 24 page booklet nested in the DVD case.
An adequate base level introduction to the subject. Afficionados will find the information too shallow. Content comprises a 40 minute documentary with stock footage and a single voice-over. The """"hard cover book"""" is a 24 page booklet nested in the DVD case.
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(Forgotten contributor) has many interesting hobbies, including the preservation of old communications equipment.
(Forgotten contributor) has many interesting hobbies, including the preservation of old communications equipment.
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XY and Z axes vectors ray tracing polygons texture mapping these and many more are the tools used to model real events inside a mathematical simulation.
XY and Z axes vectors ray tracing polygons texture mapping these and many more are the tools used to model real events inside a mathematical simulation.
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