Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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March 22nd, 2002

HOTAS COUGAR is here!!

Thrustmaster Cougar H.O.T.A.S.
MiGMan is shipping the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar- today, March 22nd, 2002.


March 22nd, 2002

Joyflights in Microsoft Flight Sim 2002

Microsoft  Flight Simulator 2002
I went exploring in Flight Sim 2002 and found a few more areas ideally suited to joyflights, either because of the spectacular terrain, the architectural wonders or both! While most of the world is apparently modelled in mesh with 1.2 km between elevation points, some areas are modelled in much finer detail.

Hawaii- Honululu city is jam packed with skyscrapers and backs onto some incredibly rugged terrain.

Kilauea eruption, 1982
For 2 hours I flew about, circling the enormous peak of Kilauea volcano - or what I thought was Kilauea volcano!!! No eruption ensued - not even a trickle of magma. I checked the date and the time, restarted the flight a few times, flew round the island, flew high, flew low, changed the time... still no eruption! Well eventually I found it.

Paris has architectural marvels to buzz - from Gothic cathedrals to buildings you can fly through!

Tahiti- A few prominent islands and hundreds of attolls. Coming in over a lagoon for landing and skimming the tops of palm trees is a buzz.

Tokyo- very built up and mountains beyond.




Royal Air Force 2000 tour of duty concludes

Royal Air Force 2000
Royal Air Force 2000
Nearly finished the Museum tour of this sim add-on pack - 70 pages and counting! I'm done with the jets and next week will look at the aircraft and missions for Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998). With each aircraft I look at the
  • description
  • specs
  • external views
  • gauges
  • cockpit features and panels
  • virtual cockpit
This week :
  • Avro Shackleton AEW Mk 2
  • Avro 621 Tutor
  • BAe MR2P Nimrod
  • Boeing Chinook
  • Bristol Beaufighter
  • De Havilland Mosquito
  • De Havilland Tiger Moth
  • Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon
  • Gloster Javelin FAW.8
  • Handley Page Halifax B.III
  • Hawker Fury Mk 1
  • Hawker Hart
  • Hawker Hunter T.7
  • Hunting Jet Provost
  • Vickers VC-10
  • Vickers Wellington Mk.1C
  • Westland Lysander II

Hawker Hurricane Mk I

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
I take a look at this famous marque in Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998). Some regarded the fabric covered fuselage as an asset as it was less likely to fall apart after a few hits. Also, unlike in the Spitfire, the pilot wasn't sitting directly above the gas tank. - Hawker Hurricane Mk I