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Old 10th April 2009, 22:07   #121
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Closest I ever got was the flight simulator [that used to be] hidden in Google Earth.

If I ever got off the ground at all I met up with it again rather hard within seconds!

But then, I don't know my flaps from my flip-flops...
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Old 13th April 2009, 11:09   #122
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An awesome Flight simulation game i played was the F-15 game with all missions flown from Aircraft Carrier deck, i forget the name of the firm which marketed the game, it was atleast eight years ago. Todate, i recommend the best simulation apart from the Microsoft Flight Sim is the online Warrock game, with good controls and response time.
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Review of an airplane is something is definitely a first for me. Have flown 8 different types from 2 to 400+ seater Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets. My favourite, I must say is what I fly now the 747-400.
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flyboy747: Sir, damned fine review and damned welcome perspective! Thanks.

It's strange to digest (as much for you as us groundhogs!):
No Pete's box
No turn signals
No stopping for Chai
No jack and wheel brace
No RVM
No ORVMs
FE-gone-mad
RPM-gone-mad
No double declutching
No hill descent gear
No Yoshimura carbon fibre exhaust can



and some things we miss:
Air hostesses
Mile high (toilet :-))
Vodka and orange juice where permitted by law...while driving
ATC to tell us which road to take
Parachutes
Co-pilot (can't really count that dolt beside me mixing illegal substances)
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@Netchef : You fogot

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Now thats a first isn't it..
:-p
It was great reading about the specifications of a 747-400. Always wondered how 2 people could handle such a huge machine. Respect sir! Sheer respect!
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quickdraw: Pity I can't watch that from the office. What was it BTW?
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Old 13th April 2009, 16:19   #127
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flyboy thanks for sharing that wonderful info and experience. only through tbhp!

@ netchef, to ad-on:

No 4X4 offroading
No HELLA horns
No rattles
No Hit N Run

anyways enjoyed reading the post, kudos!
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An awesome Flight simulation game i played was the F-15 game with all missions flown from Aircraft Carrier deck, i forget the name of the firm which marketed the game, it was atleast eight years ago. Todate, i recommend the best simulation apart from the Microsoft Flight Sim is the online Warrock game, with good controls and response time.
There was one more. It was an F-16 Raptor. And i think it was named the same.
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there are a lot of flight simulator games f 16 hornet , f 22 raptor etc...played most of them but when it comes to actual flying using all the controls that are used in a real aircraft microsoft flight sim X is the closest you can get.


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f 22 raptor
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Ah yes, F22 Raptor. Thats the one. I called it F 16 Raptor..sorry my bad.
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flyboy thanks for sharing that wonderful info and experience. only through tbhp!

@ netchef, to ad-on:

No 4X4 offroading
No HELLA horns
No rattles
No Hit N Run

anyways enjoyed reading the post, kudos!
narayanang76: Ha ha...or hitchhikers or push-starts or broken tie-rods that cause you to nearly ram a police station!
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Could anyone here recommend a good PC based flight simulator one can buy in stores?
which would be the best one to buy as of now?
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Could anyone here recommend a good PC based flight simulator one can buy in stores?
which would be the best one to buy as of now?
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is the closest you can get to flying.so i guess that one would be the one you need to get.


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The free flightgear is also quite good as is xplane which is a paid app. MS Flight sim has the best graphics though. But flightgear is a 150mb download and is quite interesting trying to fly and land the heavy Boing 747 around SFO, the airbus and some of the supersonic aircraft like the Sukhoi.
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Thanks for this review. Before this, i never knew all these things.
I always wanted to be a pilot, but ended up as a software engineer.

Let me find my MS Flight Simulator CD, i will fly today.
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