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GALLERY / Santa's Stocking Stuffer
« on: January 29, 2023, 08:20:08 PM »
Took considerable amount of time to just get the engines started on this beauty, but finally got enough ground school under my belt to take the PMDG DC6 out on a revenue flight.

Holding Short of Active:

Clawing up in the Climb:

Cruising at 14,000 - 250knts indicated:

Configured for final:

At the Gate:

Still got a lot to learn.  She can be a handful if not properly trimmed and tuned.  Almost thru with the second page of notes and checklists on what makes her happy.   :D

GALLERY / A Little XP11 love
« on: November 05, 2022, 08:17:49 PM »
Have been spending a lot of time in MSFS2020.  Went back and flew some XP11 ... it was a joy.  So much, that I've added XP12 to Santa's list.

One of my Fav 5 birds ... L-1011
Lining up at KMCO:

At the gate KDFW with some tired Mouse House visitors:

GALLERY / Pulled the Maddog Trigger
« on: September 18, 2022, 06:22:19 PM »
Wife and I cut  our big road trip by a day.  Used the saved Motel money and pulled the trigger on the FS2020 Maddog X.  It was a good squeeze.  :D

Lined Up at KLIT:

Flaps and Slats set for T/O:


Arrived at KATL:

This is the first, true study level aircraft I have owned.  Somewhat steep learning curve just to get the engines started and the FMC programmed.  Have also finally got the AiG beta traffic mod going.  This was like my 3rd attempt at getting it running.  It is still beta, and the injector kicks out from time to time, but it is nice to see "real" traffic in MSFS2020.

Went thru a lot of youtube tutorials to get it set up.  One that worked best for me was:

GALLERY / Full Moon ... or is it ?
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:21:17 PM »
Early evening flight into KBOS.  Although the A320 I was flying in FS2020 has little resemblance to an X-Wing fighter, the only thing running thru my mind was ...

 "Red 6 Standing by"  :)

« on: October 31, 2021, 01:37:02 PM »
Have been looking for TWA liveries for MSFS2020 since almost day one.  Got directed to this site: and ... BAM !

Feels good to be flying again in TWA skin.   :D

GALLERY / Flying into KBUF - FS2020
« on: March 14, 2021, 06:57:15 PM »
Snagged a few shots coming into KBUF on a recent flight.  Yes, I ignored the ATC messages and gave the passengers the scenic view.   8)

New Members of TWVA / New KLAX Pilot
« on: November 06, 2020, 11:18:48 AM »
Please join me in welcoming Rick Corsie, TWA2397, to TWVA.
Welcome aboard Rick !

GALLERY / POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« on: April 25, 2020, 05:56:07 PM »
Shake off those Stir Crazy Pandemic Blues by posting some screenshots of your Spring Challenge 2020 flights here in this thread!  You never know who's spirit you  might lift with just a little bit of sharing.   ;)

Used the Twin Otter for the EXTRM 14 flight into the shortest commercial airport in the world, TNCS.  Its' excellent STOL capabilities ensures it will be doing quite a bit of duty in this series!  These are from a very short flight from TNCM-TNCS ... 24 nm.  You can see your destination just about the time you turn to a heading of 190 after lift off.

"A lot of swirling crosswind is generated by the rising topology of the island.  Took two attempts, but managed to finally get the speed, trim, and flap settings to handle the swirl:"

"Who in the right mind puts a fence on the approach to the shortest commercial field ?:"

"Throttles back, floating her in.  The Twin Otter can stop on a dime with very effective prop thrust reverse and generous brakes.
 Only had 2 of the 11 passengers complain about whiplash.  That's a winner in my book."   ;)

THE LOUNGE / Help I'm Drooling and I Can't Get Up
« on: March 04, 2020, 05:25:19 AM »
I've started a Christmas Club account to start saving for whatever hardware it's going to take to run this puppy.   ;D
I've been doing flight simulation since 1983 .... can't wait to take this for a spin.

HANGAR/DOWNLOADS / FeelThere payware ERJ-170 Livery Available
« on: December 07, 2019, 12:02:02 PM »
The Mike Concannon livery for the FeelThere ERJ-170 is now available for download in the Fleet/New Arrivals page.

Scroll to the bottom of that page to find the download link. 

A little note from the creator:

Members wanting to use this, remember that it is the newest release for the 170 for FSX/P3D. Old FS2004 version is not compatible (see their site for FEELTHERE - EMBRAER E-JETS V2 - EMBRAER 175 AND 195 P3D4) .

A very good price for two nice planes. The have an FMC with VNAV, etc but you can fly it through basic autopilot mode and GPS if you desire. The autopilot buttons do not light up (same as in the real planes) when pushed - you have to have the FD on and see the related modes displayed on the PFD.

In the end - I like it, and I have flown a lot of payware planes over many years - this is worth getting and learning.

GALLERY / A TWA in the Headlights
« on: November 07, 2019, 05:07:33 PM »
Was taxing to the gate at KSTL when out of the dark came these bright lights from the right .... (think my eyes went wide).

GALLERY / Kicking Around Alaska
« on: September 07, 2019, 02:25:28 PM »
Using the TWAFREE flight options to tool around Alaska some.
Waiting on the tug at PANC in the early morning.  Running a charter flight down to Kodiak Island, PADQ.


THE LOUNGE / MS Flight Simulator returning 2020 ??
« on: June 10, 2019, 12:41:15 PM »
Has anyone heard about this ??  Did Lockheed P3d decide not to license the product anymore ??

GALLERY / Kicking Off the Africa Tour
« on: June 08, 2019, 08:22:36 AM »
On final at DAAG with the first leg of the Africa Tour with a fleet Cat 4 heavy 787-800:

THE LOUNGE / KDFW Parking ... (real life question)
« on: April 01, 2019, 03:13:00 PM »
Wifey has an Alaska land & sea cruise lined up this summer.  Have been looking at one-way flight arrangements to PANC. 

Do any of you fly in and out of KDFW in Real Life where you have to park your car?  It's been several years since I flew out of KDFW and was curious about the long-term parking rates there now.  It looks as if KDFW has the best flights and pricing for heading west even though I have to drive about 5 hours to get there.  Cost of parking could shift that. 

However, there is a non-stop 787 flight out of KDFW that is really enticing me and could shift the price analysis a bit.   ;)

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