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William Butler, Pilot MFC0105, completed Tour MFC0038 PNW ORBX Bowerman Hub Tour on 7/22/2021.
I enjoyed landing at number of air fields (7) on final leg but I inadvertently stopped flight one air field too soon-lol.  Senior moment, tired computer pilot or both.

Bill

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Norm,

Thanks for the award recognition.  Its all good!  I signed up with the  Beaver on Tour 38 but now that I have your OK I may fly the T-28 on a leg or two.  When I was in Alaska the State Forestry Department brought a couple of T-28s up to fly lead plane on forest fires.  It was great as lead plane but had some trouble on the village airports.  All which had gravel runways (1800ft) at that time.  It wasn't the short runways as T-28 had plenty of power, it was the small tires that created problems.

Bill


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Norm,

William Butler, Pilot MFC 0105 completed Tour MFC0037 PNW-Olympic Peninsula-Fairchild to Bowerman on 7/8/2021.  Am enjoying moving south into the Lower 48.  Would like to use the T-28 on the next tour but as it is not part of the fleet would like to check that it would be OK.  If not may try Beaver on wheels.

Bill

 

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Norm

William Butler MFC Pilot 0105 completed Tour MFC0036 Approaching Olympic National Park on 6/26/2021.

Very enjoyable tour.  Had an interesting experience on the way to KCLM.  Paused the aircraft after departing W28. When I returned after 2 hours I had to restart FSX.  Plan G showed the aircraft in the air over Vancouver and Cigars was still recording.  I opened the world map and selected an airfield below me.  At the same time I decided to reenter the flight plan in Plan G.  Plan G picked up the flight plan.  I decided to enter KNOW in the 'Go to Airport".  The aircraft was placed on runway at KNOW and I took off and resumed the flight.

 Cigars showed the aircraft landing 1.66 miles from KFHR.  I don't remember landing.  Must have done so when I selected the airfield in the World Map.   I thought when FSX locked up you would not be able reenter your flight plan on restart.  Learn something new every day.

Bill

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Thank you Norm and Kaha for your responses.

Kaha, I have tried every thing from comparing flight plans that loaded with the one that did not.  Changed the editing of the plan that did not load to look like the plans that did load.  I also shortened the plan as Norm first suggested.  But nothing worked.  l would be happy to provide the plan that did not load but as your see below the point may be moot now.

Norms last suggestion worked.  I would never have thought of it nor do I understand the logic but as Norm would say lol!  Loading the plan into PlanG and exporting it to the Tour MFC0036 flight plan file as an FSX/P3D plan worked.  FSX loaded the new plan no problem.

Much appreciated Norm.

WilliamB


 

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Thanks Norm,

I changed the name of the flight plan as recommended.  Even shortened it would not load.  I tried loading other plans and the 3rd flight plan Scar Creek to Surge Narrows loaded.  Tried several others and they did not load.  I do have a long path to get to Tour flight plans but that has always been the same.  I reextracted Tour MFC0035 and while the 1st plan did not load(why as it did before?) others in the list did load. I did a complete scan no problems were found.  I have considered restoring to an earlier time but did not think that would affect the internal workings of FSX?  Although internally I have noticed FSX has slowed somewhat when changing aircraft for example.   Any other thoughts  you may have would be appreciated.

Bill

 

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I have just started Tour MFC0036 Approaching Olympic National Park.  Setup the documentation, flight plans, etc. in the same manner as other tours.   For some reason the Flight Planner in FSX did not load the first flight plan Port Hardy(CYCT) to Echo Bay Seaplane(CAA7).  The flight planner would not load any of the Tours flight plans.  All flight plans in other tours setup the same way have had no problem loading.

Any help/thoughts on this issue would be appreciated.

WilliamB

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William Butler, Pilot MFC0105 completed Tour MFC0035 Island Hopping BC Style on 5/28/2021.  Enjoyed the flying looking forward to moving south into the US.

Bill

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Thanks, Norm

It appears that shift pf5 and pf6 remove or add the traffic display including the yellow FSX flight plan aircraft on the Plan-G map.   I asked the same question on the Plan-G Forum this morning and no one responded.  I guess that's not surprising with an app that has a 128 page manual.

WilliamB

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Thanks, Henry

I considered deleting Plan-G and reinstalling but thought I would wait to see if it could be fixed with something else.  If all else fails I will proceed it that direction.

WilliamB

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I have been flying with Misty Flying Club for nearly two years now and enjoy it very much.  For the first time this morning I experienced a problem with Plan-G.  The flight setup was normal: Cigars connected and got the flight schedule, FSX loaded the flight plan and connected with cigars, Plan-G connected with FSX and showed the flight plan route on the Map.  The problem was that the aircraft was not shown on the Plan-G map at the starting point of the flight plan.  I completed the flight "VFR" with the Plan-G map and the internal FSX map.  The aircraft was never shown on the Plan-G map.   Any thoughts on how this problem might be fixed would be appreciated.

Thanks

WilliamB

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Norm,

William Butler, MFC0105 completed Tour MFC0034 Vancouver Island Project - North on 4/26/2021.  I am looking forward to moving south and flying the Tours in the Western US. Still have not gotten my P3Dv5 up and going well.  Keep enjoying flying MFC in FSX too much.  If you still have time I would appreciate your taking a look.

Bill

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Norm,

William Butler, MFC Pilot #0105, completed Tour MFC0033 Sitka-Haida Gwaii-Port Hardy POI Excursion on 3/22/2021.  In my mind you out did yourself on this Tour.  It had it all-beautiful routes and locations, wonderful RTMM scenery, and challenging/enjoyable landing areas.  Wondered if Dougs Outfitters is an actual location?

Continue to fly MSFS as my P3Dv5 needs attention and flying is a higher priority.  Changes are coming for Dee and I as we move from our home in the Sandia Mtns. into a senior living community in ABQ.  While I don't like the move I am enjoying planning my new simulator setup. I am considering replacing my 3 screen setup with single ultrawide curved monitor.

I enjoy MFC and appreciate your and Henry's efforts.

The best,

Bill

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William Butler, Pilot #MFC1050 completed MFC0032 FedEx Terminals for RTMM - Terrace-Sitka on 12/29/2020. 

Looks like folks are group flying with MSFS2020.  No use letting moss grow on the soles of your shoes! 

Have an enjoyable new year.

Bill

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Norm,

William Butler MSF pilot #0105 completed MFC0031 The X Factor - Juneau to Terrace on 12/19/20.  I enjoyed flying the J3 Cub and the Tour.  Some very nice RTMM scenery, I particularly liked Streatham Farm, Moose Lake Lodge, and Telkwa Lodge.  Your efforts on MFS are appreciated.

Bill

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