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General Discussion / Re: Recommended starter areas and aircraft please
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:01:26 PM »
Thank you Doug, I am 99% certain I will be getting the Aerosoft Beaver, nothing against the others, just seems to be a bit more user friendly for someone like myself (never have been and never will be a real pilot) as some of the other versions have a little too many realistic features for someone like myself who is fairly new to flight sim.
Will have to get the updated flight plans as i have a great time this evening just flying (i use the term loosely as the gps was doing all the work) several plane and enjoying the scenery while thinking i really need to get a plane with floats soon.

General Discussion / Re: Recommended starter areas and aircraft please
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:27:33 PM »
That is brilliant, simurq, google earth now works  :)
Wow! This scenery is amazing. Have completed 4 flights this evening just in the default 172 g1000, 3 of which were vfr flights in the amazing flight plan download. All i did was set the altitude and hit autopilot to enjoy the scenery (sure i spotted one of those cabins along one of the routes). Will be buying a bush plane with floats on the weekend to start getting stuck into things on here. Think it is going to take quite a while :)

General Discussion / Re: Recommended starter areas and aircraft please
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:25:11 PM »
Thanks for the reply, like yourself i like to keep things simple and after a little more research have ruled out the Milviz Beaver as the gps is an optional (ie costs more money) addon, so back to the drawing board for that.
Regarding the Google Earth file, i have downloaded and added it to google earth but all it comes up with is what is in the image attached, there are no options to find any of the strips etc.
I have been amusing myself flying back and fourth from Ketchikan airport to Misty's place and back several times in the default cessna 172. I will start flying to and from Annette Island now. That will give me plenty to keep amused with while searching for a nice bush plane to really start exploring with.
Thanks again.

General Discussion / Recommended starter areas and aircraft please
« on: November 11, 2018, 03:02:57 PM »
    Thank you for the welcome's in the 'I'm new' section recently. I have purchased ORBX Pacific Fjords and Ketchikan airport and installed the object libraries as well as 'Misty's Place' - my goodness what amazing work you have all done, it is amazing, especially like the Welsh flag hanging with the others (being Welsh, it was nice to see it in a flight sim away from Cardiff airport, lol).
     Anyway, i read somewhere about 'packs' of locations that can be added rather than adding individual locations/airstrips but i cannot find them for the love of me. At the moment the only thing i have installed are Ketchikan Airport (from ORBX)and Misty's place. Would prefer land-based airstrips to start with, and will move onto the water take offs and landings once i have some air-miles under my belt. if anyone could recommend any nice starter airfields/airports etc. to start exploring this amazing land that would be awesome, would prefer easier approaches to begin with if possible, well as easy as things get here out in the bush.

     Secondly, i do not have any suitable aircraft for flying around this area (just had a little look around Misty's place and KetchiKan in the default trike that comes with fsx), could anyone suggest a nice all-rounder plane for exploring these areas please. I have my eye on the Milviz Beaver as apart from looking nice and having a gps system, seems to have had favorable reviews as well. Could anyone suggest any other possible planes (needs to have gps due to my non-existent navigation skills which i WILL learn eventually but at the moment just want to go exploring this area) that have options for tundra tires as well as floats ready for when i move onto the water landings.

Thanks for reading and (hopefully) offering some suggestions.

General Discussion / Re: Hi, I'm new! (introduce yourself here)
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:59:06 PM »
Hi from the UK, my name is Kev and am fairly new to FSX as not really used a flight sim since the days of the Commodore Amiga (remember those?). I'll be hones, my original intentions were to learn to fly tubeliners (and i will learn, one day) but after a couple of months was not really getting anywhere. Went to a flight sim show at RAF Cosford recently and got talking to some people who suggested 'starting small'. Got home, fired up the default c172 g1000 and have been having a blast working my way back to the UK from Kansas where i 'collected' the airplane. Between that and watching some re-runs of Ice Pilots and Flying Wild Alaska, it has got me interested in bush flying. After doing some searching online a lot of people mentioned checking this site out and, after watching some youtube videos, my goodness, it looks amazing. Especially with all the created flight-plans and stories behind them (like the idea you are delivering people/cargo to these isolated locations).
As it stands all i have is FSX : Steam Edition, i will possibly be moving onto p3d (if/when the out of memory messages i have heard about start getting too frequent) so essentially have a blank slate. From my understanding all 3 of the ORBX sceneries and Tongass Fjords will need to be added before installing the RTMM objects and scenery?
 I also really like the look of the MilViz Beaver (will also need to learn old-school navigation by the looks of it, have been spoilt by gps).
Anyway, just wanted to say hello and am looking forward to flying and discovering this amazing looking scenery (and learning to fly a taildragger).

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