Boston Virtual ATC Cleared for the Cause Event
From May 4-6, 2012, we'll be consistently staffing ZBW_C (Boston Center) for 60 hours! During that time, each flight plan filed will generate $1 while $0.10 will be generated each time a flight strip is passed between controllers, up to a maximum of $750. At the end of the event, whatever we have generated will be donated to BVA and a matching donation will be made to the The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
At the end of the event, the total number of pilot and controller credits will be tallied, and that amount will be donated directly to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by a generous BVA member who has decided to remain anonymous. While this event costs nothing but time for our members, it offers us the ability to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life while doing what we love—flying and controlling at BVA! Oh, and let's make sure we beat our tallies last year of 141 pilots, 851 flight plans, and 298 hours of combined flight time!
Interview with Kevin Miller: KCFS and Republic Seabee
Kevin Miller joins us to talk about his great Republic Seabee and other flight sim topics! Questions from the folks at the DigitalThemePark Teamspeak server. (ts3.digitalthemepark.com)
KCFS RC-3 Seabee Information:
The KCFS Republic RC-3 Seabee for Flight Simulator X features
- HD quality textures (2048 x 2048).
- 3D gauges.
- Authentic HQ digital stereo sounds.
- Fully animated pilot and passanger.
- Kneeboard checklist with performance tables.
- Realistic night lights effect in the virtual cockpit..
- FSX features: external dynamic shadows, internal dynamic shadows on VC,
volumetric normal mapping, specular mapping and bloom lights.
- FPS. friendly model
- Interactive virtual cockpit.
- Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels and trim tab
- Animated Doors
- Lights:Panel Lights, Navigation lights, landing and cabin lights.
- Fully normal mapped interior.
- Compatible with Addon Hardware and Shared Cockpit Functions
- Easy to use paintkit
- Realistic behavior, pilot tested to match the real airplane.
- Addon GPS Compatibility.
- Help from many pilot and owners of real Seabee’s for accuracy and authenticity.
Included in the package:
- 7 HD paint schemes.
- Layered Photoshop Paint Kit available as a seperate download.
- 1 Republic RC-3 Seabee model (one male pilot).
- 57 page Owners Manual.
- Scanned original Pilots Check List.
- 27 page Parts Catalog.