Everything you need to know about VATSIM
Well, maybe not everything... But it is enough information to get you started and then some! A huge thanks to Kyle Ramsey, from the Board of Governors (#9) for VATSIM, for joining us for about an hour and a half to talk about the in's and out's of VATSIM. Listen to the episode for the entire interview!
Avsim.com File Library Back Online!
A quick heads up, part of the Avsim.com file library is back online, a huge pat on the back to the crew over at Avsim who worked so hard to get everything restored!
Voicemails and E-Mails
Dan from Michigan
Gabe from Denver - Question on Laptops
Here is a possible laptop: HP HDX 16t Premium
- Up to a Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz 6MB Cache CPU
- Up to 8GB DDR2 Memory
- 512MB Geforce 9600M GT -or- 1GB GeForce GT 130M
- Intel Core2 Duo 2.66GHz (3MB Cache)
- 4GB DDR2 Memory
- 1GB Nvidia Geforce GT 130
Dave from North Carolina - Flight Lengths?
What is your average flight length??
Question about Views from Rob
I have recently found you on I-tunes and I am really happy that you have a show that is dedicated exclusively to Flight Sim. I have been playing around with FSX for about a year now and have only recently gotten serious about learning more about it. I have learned how to download textures and aircraft which has only served me well to make me want more. I come from a previous airline career and am working on my private license. FS is a much cheaper way to go. I did have one question... I have a heavy-airliner preference and want to change my "views" from the passenger cabin. Most of the views out of the cabin look aft of the wing. Is there a way to change this setting or am I stuck with using the views that they delegate? I prefer looking at the leading edge of the wing and the engines on the wing. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I have the Captain Sim 727-100,200, the CLS 747-200 and 300, the DC-10 and the 777. I plan to get the PMDG 747-400, 737, and the MD11 after hearing your rave reviews of this company. Budget allowing. Thanks guys and keep up the good work. Rob.
I remember for FS2004 there was a great payware program (It was like $10) called Active Cam which allowed you to walk around the inside or outside of the aircraft. However I don't think this has been updated to FSX... You can also check out a program called Walk & Follow which does the same thing and IS FSX capable. Their website is http://www.dbsim.com, however it is expensive ($30).
An Accurate 737
Greetings from sunny Texas. I’m studying to complete my ATP, and will also add on a 737 type rating. Do you have any suggestions for an accurate (Complete systems, FMS, etc) 737 sim for MS Flight Sim, either 9 or X? I’ve been reading reviews on the PMDG 737 sim, and 737 Pilot in Command as well. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks and I really enjoy the show. Ric
Brendan would recommend the PMDG 737 with FS9.
New DIY FlightDeck Book from Mike
I've just finished a book which will be of interest to some (hopefully, a lot) of your listeners. It's titled Building Recreational Flight Simulators. It's a broad reference covering just about all aspects of the hobby. For details, please see my site: http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/upcoming_book.htm The page is not quite current with the final manuscript edits, but has more information than I could stuff in a single email. The book is currently being printed. I should have physical copies early in August. I just listened to your interview with Matt Ford. Last week I took in your Austin Meyer interview. Most enjoyable. Mike Powell, Mike's Flight Deck Books Thanks
$100 Hamburger Extension
- We decided to extend the Inside Passage $100 burger this week, but thank you:
- Dizzy, FlyinRoe, TrWanger1, USSMidWay, Kev4242, RedEye, Alex Jarman, and Mark Avey
And everyone else for participating their results!