MiGMan

  • compare_arrowsGuns, Guns, Guns! (Not Really)   (external link)
  • Guns, Guns, Guns! (Not Really)
  • content_paste"One of the cool things about Microsoft Flight Simulator is the ability to do multiplayer flights with other players over the internet. I have done quite a few of these, most often group flights where we explore some interesting part of the world while we talk about flying or other things, over Discord or Skype. I've also done flights with my Australian friend Pete (a.k.a. "MiGMan"), often testing out routes in his ongoing MiGMan's World Tour (MMWT) Series. This is an enjoyable social aspect of flight simulation, where airplane nerds can talk with other airplane nerds about airplanes as they pretend to fly them!"
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiGMan’s World Tour | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
  • Italy  Italy
  • location_cityNaples
  • personBruce FlyingSinger Irving | MiGMan
  • tagPodcastMultiplayerACM
  • import_contacts 2022  edit 2022-03-07
  • Boston, 2009
  • content_pasteHoliday snaps I took in Boston, August 2009 as a guest of Flying Singer and his charming family.
  • USA  USA
  • personMiGMan
  • tagArchitecture
  • import_contacts 2009  edit 2022-08-11
  • Sun Worship
  • content_pasteSome of the pagan traditions are still alive in the Kingdom albeit in a modified form! I refer tongue-in-cheek of course to the cult of Sun Worship.
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityAarhus
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  • import_contacts 2001  
  • Clausholm Slot
  • content_pasteClausholm was the first Castle I saw. We arrived on a rainy afternoon and set out in our plastic raincoats to explore the Baroque Gardens and buildings.
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • personMiGMan
  • tagArchitecture
  • import_contacts 2001  
  • Kirkegaarde
  • content_pasteThe sign said "Kirkegaarde" and something else, which I took to mean "Kirkegaarde is buried here
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • personMiGMan
  • tagArchitecture
  • import_contacts 2001  edit 2022-08-05
  • Rud in rural Denmark.
  • content_pasteRud is located in the region of South Denmark. South Denmark's capital Vejle (Vejle) is approximately 38 km / 24 mi away from Rud (as the crow flies).
  • Denmark  Denmark
  • location_cityAarhus
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  • import_contacts 2001  edit 2022-08-05
  • Read my submission to ADFRAS, uncensored   (download)
  • content_pastePeter Inglis’ submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority, 2006
  • Australia  Australia
  • military_techRAAF
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  • import_contacts 2006  edit 2022-08-05
  • Laptop for the maintenance work.
  • content_pasteIn 2010 I bought a Lenovo 560 laptop, which has proved to be an amazingly reliable bit of kit, only retired from flight line service in 2020!
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  • tagMiGPit
  • import_contacts 2010  
  • Trees on final?
  • content_pastePrepar3D v.5 running &ORBX Cityscape Canberra for FSX and Prepar3D& - Oct 5th, 2020
  • Australia  Australia
  • personMiGMan
  • tagMiGPit
  • import_contacts 2020  edit 2020-10-05
  • Clearing the nest with ICY BOX
  • content_pasteAs part of the grand overhaul of the MiGBase in late 2020, I replaced a mess of external hard drives and their associated power supplies and USB cables with a nice little ICY BOX!
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  • tagI.T.Hardware
  • import_contacts 2020  edit 2020-10-01
  • Optimising & tweaking Prepar3D v.5 graphics performance
  • content_pasteI enjoy flying the F-16 fast and at treetop level... who wouldn't! But at all levels I was getting stuttering and slowdowns. The stuttering being much more immersion breaking that any slowdown. Anyway, cutting to the chase after hours and hours and hours over many nights, I worked out the single most important graphic setting (for my rig). And it's one I would NEVER have guessed.
  • airline_seat_recline_extraPrepar3D
  • local_airportLockheed Martin F-16 Falcon
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  • import_contacts 2020  edit 2020-10-13
  • Pentium 166 retro machine.
  • content_pasteI obtained this in 2001 to try and run some of the older DOS sims which just refused to run on my Celeron-466 .
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  • tagMiGPit
  • import_contacts 2001  
  • MiGPit Mk.II
  • content_pasteIn late 2001 I breathed new life into the Celeron-466 with extra RAM and a new video card, new monitor and a CD R/W. | Celeron, not Cylon.
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  • tagMiGPitCockpitHomebuilt
  • import_contacts 2000  
  • The Pentium!
  • content_pasteRise of the Pentium. This is the year the Flight Sim Museum was born.
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  • tagMiGPit
  • import_contacts 1998  
  • MiGPit Mk.I
  • content_pasteI used to fly in my own home-built own cockpit, which shared scale with an F-16 if not much else! It was programmable if you had a day or so to spare!
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  • tagMiGPit
  • import_contacts 1992  

  • VIDEO
  • 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_takeoffYSSY Kingsford Smith
  • precision_manufacturingMiGMans Flight Sim Museum
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  • tagPress
  • import_contacts 2004  

  • VIDEO
  • content_paste00:00 - Falcon BMS in an F-16
    00:44 Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters in an F/A-18
    01:22 Aerofly FS2 in an F-15E
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  • tagCockpitHomebuilt
  • import_contacts 2020  
  • compare_arrowsFreePIE Wiki  (external link)
  • FreePIE Wiki
  • content_pasteEmulate TrackIR
  • airline_seat_recline_extraFreePIE
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  • edit 2021-05-31
  • content_pasteWhat I said 18 years ago about Flight Sim 2002 seems totally applicable to this new sim:
    Previously to get anywhere near this level of detail for a particular locale you would have to purchase a 3rd party scenery pack and then suffer abominable frame rates.

    With the ability to automatically generate buildings, trees, static and flying aircraft and the associated radio traffic this package must have sent shock waves through companies whose business was based on enhancing the Microsoft sims. Still, the open architecture is there and the Pro version even includes an object / aircraft construction kit.

    I'd imagine some business plans are hastily being rewritten and in the end we are all better off.

    The sim has the ability to support computers and graphic cards that aren't even built yet - but they will be!

    Yet it still runs on an average PC and looks good. Who could have imagined 10 years ago that this level of detail and complexity could be modelled on a PC? Only in my dreams!

    MiGMan, 2002

  • airline_seat_recline_extraMicrosoft Flight Simulator 2020
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  • tagReviewEditorial
  • edit 2020-09-01
  • Launch Party
  • content_pasteOn an unusually grey Sydney afternoon in October 2006 I was a guest of Microsoft at the launch of their new flagship product - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMicrosoft Flight Simulator X
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  • tagPress
  • import_contacts 2006  
  • F-51 Mustang
  • content_pasteThe P-51 Mustang was apparently known as the F-51 in the Korean War. What was one of the most formidable and effective air superiority machines in WW2 was, only 5 years later relegated mainly to a ground attack role. The jet age had begun.
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiG Alley
  • South Korea  South Korea
  • local_airportNorth American P-51 Mustang
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  • import_contacts 1999  edit 2022-07-27
  • F-80 Shooting Star
  • content_paste"The F-80 Shooting Star was flying in Italy in January 1945 but didn't see combat.
    On the 8th of November 1950 a Shooting Star shot down a MiG-15 in what is thought to be the first jet to jet air combat encounter. The first 4 months of the Korean war saw the F-80 bearing the brunt of the combat with over 15,000 sorties being flown."
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiG Alley
  • South Korea  South Korea
  • local_airportLockheed F-80 Shooting Star
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  • import_contacts 1999  edit 2022-07-27
  • F-84 Thunderchief
  • content_paste"The F84 ThunderJet often ran out of runway in the hot Korean weather and was known as the ""Groundhog"" because of this reluctance to become airborne. I noticed fairly quickly in MiG Alley that on take-off it is important to keep the flaps down until the speed has built up and to keep the climb out fairly shallow. Other fliers have reported that a ""flaps up"" setting is best for takeoff, with a very shallow climb out... barely clearing the treetops at about 2 degrees climb angle."
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiG Alley
  • South Korea  South Korea
  • local_airportRepublic F-84 Thunderjet
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  • import_contacts 1999  edit 2022-07-27
  • Campaign
  • content_pasteYour have five fighter squadrons and two bomber squadrons under your command.
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiG Alley
  • South Korea  South Korea
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  • tagCampaign
  • import_contacts 1999  edit 2022-07-27
  • Formation Flight
  • content_pasteThe aircraft in MiG Alley use the classic "Finger Four" formation. This was known to Commonwealth pilots (Canadian and Australian) as "High Battle Formation". According to Christie Harris, who flew for the RCAF in the 1950's, "You started as a wingman, with three practically foolproof opportunities for disaster.
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMiG Alley
  • South Korea  South Korea
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  • tagFormation Flight
  • import_contacts 1999  edit 2022-07-27
  • compare_arrowsFree radio sound effects  (external link)
  • Free radio sound effects
  • content_pasteI use them in Voice Attack to mimic the sounds of radio comms, with a bit of static and crackle!
  • airline_seat_recline_extraVoice Attack
  • precision_manufacturingVoice Attack
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  • VIDEO
  • 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_takeoffYSSY Kingsford Smith
  • local_airportDouglas DC-3
  • precision_manufacturingMicrosoft
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  • tagIRL: In real lifeMiGMan’s Combat Diary
  • import_contacts 2006