Browsing: Curiosities

From time to time one finds sites that are really neat! This is the case of the just launched and really interesting Czech Windyty site. It shows a dynamic graphical depiction of winds, temperatures, pressures, clouds and humidity around the world using real-world data from different sites. It has nice and useful features namely it shows metars, maps at higher zoom levels, and the ability to change the altitudes and overlay filters. Also, you can click on anywhere in the map and it displays weather trends and corresponding forecasts. Give it a try because it is worth of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlUGnf_oD0c As you know Ice Bucket Challenge thing, it’s coming up to Flight Simulator world. Aerosoft got nominated by Dovetail Games (Train Simulator). Just check out their video! It’s now Flight1, Astragon and TML Studios who have now to take up the IBC.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in zoological terms, the term “oriental” refers to “relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising Asia south of the Himalayas and Indonesia west of Wallace’s line.” – the latter, if you are interested, cuts down between Borneo and Sulawesi, Bali and Lombok. We’ll allow you to spread a little further than that to include the South East Asian islands in their entirety… Maybe even a little further if it’s worth the visit. 😉 For this one, you’re a charter pilot in a small passenger turboprop, a Twin Otter, KingAir, Pilatus PC-6 or similar.…

Google Street View is mainly used to provide pictures taken from a car driven along roads and in cities centers. This service aims also to visit public locations like train stations.. and airports ! London Gatwick, Mexico City DF, Eindhoven, Barcelona, Mallorca, Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife, Alicante are just the few ones available for now. We can expect that the company of Mountain View will expand their airports virtual visits.

So… We got a few responses to our last try at doing this, so let’s do it again, shall we? The idea is that you have a starting point, an aircraft type and a rule to fly to. You choose the destination and, if you please, tell us why you’d choose it? If you don’t recognise it, the one above is FlyTampa’s very highly regarded OMDB from Dubai Rebooted. So this time, with that as a starting point and an intercontinental airliner (take your pick!), which other desert location airport would you fly to? The fringes of the Sahara? Las…

The CH Products Flight Sim Yoke has been on the market for many years and a popular device for control input. A gentleman by the name of Dave Nunez decided to give a go on a few modifications. He outlined the work he did in this blog post. The resistance reduction mod looks particularly good as small control inputs have always been a sore spot for simmers. If you are keen on tinkering with hardware, give his advice a go! Notice: All mods are made at your own risk!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8-Be6d5RP8&feature=player_embedded 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the movie “Top Gun” and a perfect way to reminisce is to enjoy this side-by-side look at the intro to the movie done in FSX. Well done!

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