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  5. harrry

    Saving an Queen of the Skies

    No worries mate.....a bottle of whisky, a 15000 ft runway at 5000 ft.......4 Tons of fuel to get to Kuwait to fix it and we are set. Single engine taxi to as fast as it can go, hope it goes straigt for a while then slowly increase the throttle till V1 then shut eyes and floor it. Aussies just use duct tape rarely, fencing wire does a much more permanent job and is cheaper (as long as the fence is not yours).
  6. Knight W

    Saving an Queen of the Skies

    Grab her up Harry, KA will fly you there so you can bring her back. Just give me the airport to pick you up and destination is OISS. Since KA has a B738 we will bring along one of our spare engines so you do not have to take her out of there on one engine. why start the flight with an emergency? If the B738 engine does not fit the max we will make a plan, ever heard of duct tape? Thanks
  7. WW9731

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    XP11 certainly is impressive. Tough on older rigs like mine, but if you've got decent hardware, she's a treat. The quality and diversity of the freeware is fantastic. Airports, aircraft and little plugins that transform various aspects. That Zibo 737 (with all the bells and whistles included) is payware quality and then some. Bit of work required to keep up with the updates, but that's the price you pay for having the most actively developed aircraft around. For GA lovers (and owners of Carenado's C152) there is a stunning freeware mod available from 'Nhadrian'.
  8. harrry

    Saving an Queen of the Skies

    They tell me there is a good 737Max going cheap with one engine in Shiraz......nearly new..... A little midnight flight should fix it and you can get a new engine anywhere but Iran. Shiraz by the way is a very beautiful place, the birthplace of the wine.....though not sure you can drink it now. (alcohol I had there came in lux detergent bottles and had to be diluted with coke). Great people too.
  9. brian747

    Saving an Queen of the Skies

    Ah, c'mon Matthew. Little puddle-jumpers can be fun for a quick fling, but I wouldn't want to marry one. Cheers, Brian.
  10. WW9731

    Asia 2018

    Congrats on completing the tour mate, and for sharing the pics - well done! Anyone who hasn't pranged a bird or 40 trying to get into Lukla simply doesn't know what adventure (or frustration) is! How good does that Everest scenery for XP look...
  11. WW9731

    Teaser for the 2019 European Tour

    Ah Brian, you big tease! Great shots indeed. Thanks for your efforts with these tours.
  12. WW9731

    Saving an Queen of the Skies

    Great story and pics mate. You boys and your heavies...
  13. Trooper

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    Thank Greg, nice to know. 8-)
  14. Greg

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    @Knight W i7 4700k 3.5 hz turbo to 3.9hz gtx 780 16gb ram yep that's getting old now i could over clock it but im trying to keep her running till i sell my house then it will be a new built 9900k rtx2080ti 36gb @3200hz you get the drift. @Trooper klax add on scenery at the gate 27 frames some airports it gets down to 17 but x plane 11 fp works a little different no stutters it does something different than run like sh*t.
  15. Trooper

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    Impressive I must say. What about frame rates is it good?
  16. Knight W

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    WOW Looks good buddy. What rig are you running? CPU, GPU and so on?
  17. Greg

    fsx p3d now x plane 11

    While most of us have root's in fsx or earlier now p3d i have dabbled in x plane for a few month in 2018 . I can now say if you do some research into the scenery side of x plane [all free] with a bit of a learning curve......... wow You x plane boy n girls know what i mean, If you have hd mesh's and ortho [photo scenery ] and im only starting. The add-on airport's are free too there are payware ones as well. but it a trial n error until you find a good airport for free , Some of the payware isn't all there cracked up to be, I haven't bought any yet as the free stuff is good enough. But there is a tonne of them. The only thing lacking is pmdg level aircraft except for zibo's 737 it's close to pmdg .[free] . Just a few shots of some flight's. better push bach is awsome. X-Plane_2018-12-15_14-29-15.bmp
  18. Knight Aviation completed the Europe 2018 Tour just in time to be back home @ Langebaanweg Airport FALW to see 2018 out. We arrived 12pm the afternoon 31/12/2018 just in time to light the braaivleis (barbecue) fires for the old years eve. The 2018 Europe tour took us to some of the best scenery there is, from stunning mountains with white snow blankets covering them, to the darkest of the earth where the sun barely ever shines and where your compass wants to hit the floor, to an Island they say is FUN but you think on Approach "this is really going to hurt", to behind the Iron curtain and back to the sunshine Islands in the Mediterranean sea, to the home land of the God Father and to the dry sands of North Africa. Norway Flesland totally blew my mind with its small Islands. We did the tour in peak Winter time and at times I wanted to actually put on my thick coat...............mmmm wait you are in South Africa mid summer and mid heat wave.......maybe not a good idea. 21 Countries in total 25 flights. We really enjoy doing this tour. KA was hired by a couple of Israeli Rabbi's and soon learned why they say "where there are 2 Rabbi's together, there are 3 opinions." They really have different opinions all the time. Luckily it was our Air Hostesses that had to listen and the pilots could tuck away in the cockpit. So we started the tour from Tel Aviv Yisra'el. We ferried our new Boeing 757-200 C32A up for the tour from FALW via Nairobi and back via Yemen Socotra and Kinshasa DRC. Our new Boeing 757-200 C32A proved her self as an excellent AC for the use of doing tours and what a pleasure to fly. Little under powered from FL380 if you really want to sit at FL400 or FL410 you really have to managed a step clime from FL380 and have to keep her at 87% thrust at FL410. She is more comfy at FL350 - FL380 for the cruise at Mach 0.8.
  19. I notice when I put in my isp address it says no NIC    i am connected to the internet via my privider

  20. I have FlightGear. I don’t think that your ACARS program won’t work with it. What should I do?

     

  21. brian747

    Teaser for the 2019 European Tour

    Thanks for that, Pieter — I hope everyone is going to enjoy this particular challenge. <tries but fails to suppress evil cackle> Another factor in the airport's favour is that the designer who built the version that you see in the pics ceased trading, sadly — but then generously donated all their scenery to the community as freeware. This one takes a bit of finding, but it's still out there on the 'net.... And as you see, it works very happily in P3Dv4, too. (There is also a version for X-Plane available, with over 2,000 downloads...). Cheers, Brian
  22. Knight W

    Teaser for the 2019 European Tour

    OH MY WORD where is that runway???? Can't wait to see where it is, will do this tour first next year when it comes out just to see where it is.....................great pics and nice landing.
  23. I've been having all sorts of fun over the last couple of months brewing up an interesting collection of airports for next year's European Tour. I've just put the finishing touches to it, so I thought I'd post a few pics of one of the little challenges that will be included, for those who dare. I won't say where the airport is until the Tour comes out, just to keep you in suspense..... It's one of those places where, owing to the presence of some hideously large chunks of rock scattered over the landscape nearby, the runway is significantly offset from the localiser — so you only really have one chance to get it right or it's a go-around. There is an alternative procedure whereby you overfly the runway and then do a circle to land coming back, but I'm too old to wait that long (I'm bound to be desperate for a beer by that point), so I just go for it. And since I can get a 744 in there, you guys'll find it easy-peasy, right? The thing is — you'll have to wait until the Tour comes out to find where the airport is (if you've been there, please don't spoil it for the ones that haven't, let it come as a surprise...). This is the European Tour, remember, so you can forget about Nepal or South America. (Mind you, I have noticed that lil' ol' Europe does have a mountain or three scattered around...). OK, here come the HappySnaps: It wasn't the greatest weather for flying in the region, today. At the end of the descent there's a scenic trip through the mountains as you approach the airport. It's an... "interesting" approach. The runway is in sight (just about). Although we're currently about 20 degrees off the runway centreline.... OK, I'm going for this.... Landing (or maybe crashing, one of the two) imminent. Yup, we're looking good Hah! Not quite on the centreline. But we're down. It isn't a particularly long runway, though. Braaaaakes....! Parked! OK, where's that beer? Cheers, Brian
  24. harrry

    Asia 2018

    Just to clarify this is not the redo of the one there is allready. It is a new lot by the crowd that did the Matterhorn stuff.
  25. Knight W

    Asia 2018

    @harrry WOW!!
  26. harrry

    Asia 2018

    Those using Xplane may like to lookout for the new payware Everest software which includes it. I will not be able to run it but the videos look outstanding. All the region from Everest and K2. Summer only but no one would fly there anyother time I think. payware for $30 but may be worth it. https://store.x-plane.org/Everest-Park-3D_p_907.html
  27. brian747

    Asia 2018

    That looks like a great tour, Pieter, and those are some great pics! Thanks for sharing them with us. (But as for Lukla, even I have to draw the line somewhere! With a 1,729 ft runway you're looking at STOL or preferably a helicopter for maximum survivability potential, I reckon!) Cheers, Brian
  28. Knight W

    Asia 2018

    And so another tour for Knight Aviation comes to an end. Asia 2018. What a demanding and challenging tour this has been at times. The high mountains in the Northern part really made this an interesting journey for Knight Aviation. During this time KA went through some really big changes with P3D v4 still new to KA, KA also upgraded it fleet with a new GTX 1070 oc 8gb in the later stage of the tour. KA also found a FMC finally that works more or less with it's AC's (not yet totally ideal, but much better to once I tried before.) KA was contacted by a international choir for a tour of Asia, and jumped at the opportunity to do it. The choir sounds really more like a cat in distress and really interfered with the captain's nap at times, but luckily the flying was very interesting. Oops did I say that out loud..........mmmmm no pilot of KA ever takes a nap in the cockpit........honestly! So our journey started on the 27/10/2018 @ Presidente Nicolau Lobato International 10:49 z (According to Acars) and ended on the 30/11/2018 @ 19:41z. But there where one more short little leg to do.....LUKLA....cr@#@!p. Well we where defiantly not going to fit the B738 in there (we are not @brian747 that probably could fit the B744 in there and then take it out of there as well). Wrecking about 3 King Air 350 that just does not want to bleed off airspeed even if we bring her in just above stall speed, we decided on a Grand Caravan and really had to plant it as close to the rnw numbers and still with reverse prop and maks breaks it run off just just. (anybody that have the right plates or approach for LUKLA please I might need those next time I go in there.) LUKLA SSOME OTHER PICS
  29. Hi Brian the beast is looking cool, I like the new paint job and beast. Glad you did not hit TOGA and saw the runway in time, I was already late for a meeting, and if you diverted or went around I would have totally missed my meeting, oh and tnx it was nice flying Brain's Charter. Congrats on that landing
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