In this episode I talk about my thoughts on Microsoft Flight Sim 2020. I also briefly go over my impressions of TFDI’s PACX, Drzewieck Design’s Chicago Airports, and LatinVFR’s New Orleans. It’s a short episode. I will try to post more often.
In this episode I wonder if comparing every flight sim plane developer to PMDG is a good idea. I also talk about my recent flight sim activity. I also talk about my upgraded computer. Lastly, I mention my search for a job in the flightsim or aviation industry My renewed FSRideAlong Stream is available at twitch.tv/nicnacjak
In this episode I wearily walk you through the swiss cheese model that led to having to reinstall P3D. During my ramblings I cover LatinVFR’s BWI, FSDreamTeams’ Charlotte, Drzewiecki Design’s Seattle and New York and the good old QW 787. All this as I limp along in a 737 leg from Austin to Seattle in FSX. Care to ride along?
In this episode I talk about my May purchases for P3Dv4 (Orbx Australia, Orbx Melbourne International and Aresoft Frankfurt), my time long hauling it in the QualityWings 787 in FSX:SE, and some install problems that MegaSceneryEarth has. Enjoy your May flying. I'll most likely see you next month!
In this episode I talk about Dovetail ending production on Flight Sim World and what it means for the community. I also talk a bit about using FSX:SE to fly the QualityWings 787 from Flightbeams' San Francisco and FSDreamTeam's Los Angles to Orbx's Melbourne and ImagineSim's Singapore.
My heartfelt concordances to The Flight Sim World Team
In this episode I rant about the bugs in The CaptainSim 757, the lack of airports for P3D v4, and how my exceptions for airliner add ons not being met. Just call me Captain Curmudgeon.
In this episode I talk about my upgrade to P3D and what kept me from doing it for so long. Scenery has been less of a challenge but other add ons do cost a fair amount of $$$. As always email me for feedback or guest ideas firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode I talk to Collin Biedenkapp of TFDi about what it’s like to be a developer.
In this episode I review The QualityWings 787 for FSX. My general reaction is that it is a disappointing release that flies poorly and lacks fidelity in the required automation systems. I also talk about The VAS issues that Orbx Arlanda suffers from in FSX noting that wouldn’t be an issue is P3D V4. Finally I talk about the future of the podcast. Check out On Approach for an additional podcast you can listen to.
In this episode I talk about what I am learning from the manual QuailityWings released for their upcoming 787. I also talk about where the 787 will fit into the fleet of my personal VA. Finally, I insult P3D user and talk about how I am going to milk my FSX investment for as long as I can. It is no doubt an ego thing on both sides.
In this episode I talk about my flight sim addiction. I also talk about The Aerosoft CRJ, the end of FSX, P3D, Xplane and the wait for the Qualitywings 787. I talk about how my reduced flight sim spending and my resistance to P3D is going to make doing this podcast hard. But, rest assured I will not podfade! Welcome to Season 4!
In this episode I discuss the folly of only developing for P3D. In addition to the nagging license issue there is also the matter of lost business in the X Plane and hypothetical FSW market.
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In this episode we talk with Rob Burgon about his new job flying the 737. We talk about how the aircraft has the overhead panel that brings you back to the 60s when it was designed while the instrument panel features the glass cockpit you'd expect from a modern airliner. We also talk a little about the reality of choosing a plane to fly in a modern airline .
You can find Rob’s book Piano Burning and Other Fighter Pilot Traditions here. We interviewed him about his book in Season 3 Episode 5 of FSRideAlong.
In this episode we talk to Kyle Rodgers about a cross country trip he took ferrying a Piper Seminole from Ocean City, Maryland to Concord, California. We also talk about The PMDG 747, beta testing and the state of the flight sim industry and next gen sims.
In this episode I talk about the news from Flight Sim Con. Namely, The QualityWings 787, The LevelD 757, Flightbeam’s KMSP and KPDX. Also mentioned is FSDreamTeam’s KCLT which I’ve put on the bottom of my wish list. This month I got ImagineSim’s KAUS and FlyTampa’s Copenhagen and Athens.
In this episode I give a short preview of Navigraph’s Chart App for Android. I also catch you up on my latest flying adventures, scenery purchases and planned purchases. Spend money to keep to The Flight Sim Industry great.
I talk with Nicole and Evan of FlightSimCon to go over this year's event. Dovetail, Lockheed Martin and Laminar Research will be at the show talking about their next gen platforms as well as a who’s who of flight sim developers and real world aviation outfits. For more info about the event see flightsimcon.com
In this episode I announce that I won’t be attending FlightSimCon this year but will be dedicating the donations to attending next year. I also talk FSDreamTeam, P3D4, Aerosoft’s Barcelona and the competition on that airport, IDS KSMF, Bellingham, landings, Taxi2Gate St Louis, my wishlist for next month and my recent activities in the sim. Lastly, I recommend a panel video podcast called On Approach
In this episode I offer my two cents on how to get started in flight sim. I also discuss some feedback and give Karlene Pettit my thanks and gratituide for writing an article in her blog about me!
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In this episode I talk with Max Trescott of Airplane Geeks fame about General Aviation, Glass Cockpits and using simulation for training
About Max Trescott
Max Trescott is a full time flight instructor. He’s a Cirrus Platinum CSIP instructor, and specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft.
He started flying at age 15 and finished his pilot certificate in college. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and a MBA. He spent 25 years working in sales and marketing for Hewlett-Packard. He lives in Mountain View, California in Silicon Valley.
Twelve years ago he left HP and he now devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving speeches and seminars. He’s written two books, including Max Trescott’s G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, now in its fifth edition. He is a cohost for the popular Airplane Geeks podcast, and he recently started his own podcast called Aviation News Talk, which is focused exclusively on General Aviation.
In 2008, he was named by the FAA as the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year, to represent the 96,000 flight instructors in the United States.
In this episode a next gen sim gets voted off the show! I spend the rest of the episode talking about the serious sim market and what platform I think PMDG, Aerosoft, A2A, TFDi, and LevelD will use. There is some heavy X Plane 11 talk and a lot of marketing talk that may be good for your next crew rest.
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In this episode I react to Rob Randazzo's comments on Next Gen sims and bring out an old review of FSX
In this episode I talk with Kalene Petitt about using P3D for home training by air crews. Delving into safety, we talk about what can happen to some crews at some airlines when the crew alleges safety violations or reports safety concerns to the company. In Karlene’s new book Flight For Sanity, Section 8 of Darby’s union contract is used to sideline her for mental health analysis. How could something meant to prevent another GermanWings accident be used to sideline pilots? And what implications does this have for pilots who have legitimate mental health concerns?
In this episode I Aimee Sanjari answers the questions I posed in the original episode and throws us something extra