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  1. You are correct. I have driven through that tunnel. Sometimes when you have only experienced an airport in one of the sims, seeing the real thing can be a bit of a disappointment because all of the little bits that you imagine, aren't really the way you made them in your mind. Plus, developers often 'clean up' and make things nicer, and more pleasant than they are in real life. However, Andreas did a really nice job reproducing Concrete. It is great as produced, but it is a neat airport in real life as well.
  2. > I used to teach Physics - that video took me back! We used it as a classic example of resonance though I believe there are some who now say it was due to a different effect. One source I found suggested the guy on the video was actually the bridge engineer doing a site inspection Actually, he was an Engineering Professor ! Professor Farquharson was with the University of Washington. I just realized, that all happened 80 years ago this month!!
  3. The bridge on the left is the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge. She had a bad start in life. Because it was designed with solid side wall, the airflow around the span caused a lot of problems. The bridge earned the nickname "Galloping Gertie" because it would sway so badly in the wind. One day, the wind was especially strong, as it tends to be there in the Narrows, and the bridge set up a wave harmonic, that kept getting worse and worse and worse. They closed the bridge, but a few cars were stuck on it, because the harmonic was so bad they couldn't drive off. One car had a dog inside that the ow
  4. I can hook you up with what ever pictures you need (hint hint) There is a neat private fly-in community about 5 miles South East of Arlington called Frontier Airpark (WN53) with a 3800X50 paved runway, lots of local wildlife, beautiful homes.There is a local black bear population, and lots and lots of deer that hang out through the community, and hence, near the runway. Hummmm... MSFS comes with ready to use black bears...you could have a lot of fun with that. I can hook you up with pictures there as well (hint hint)
  5. Andreas, is there any chance of you doing Arlington KAWO ? It is in the same general area and just a little bit bigger, so that you can get the CJ4 in and out easily. They have a wonderful airshow each summer.
  6. Dylan, Please remember as well that Orbx is a large team of people, that work on different projects all at the same time, so just because one part of the team is ready to release their current project, that does not mean that other projects have been ignored. Personally, I patiently waiting for Agua Dulce, Concrete, Sitka, Skagit, Eagle County, Friday Harbor, Monterey, Jackson Hole, Palm Springs, Sun Valley, Gustavus, Ketchikan, Juneau, and others that I miss from my prior FSX, P3D, and XP-11. Hopefully, these will come, but in the mean time, its great to see other new place
  7. Hi all, I personally have had no problems at all with BUR either arriving or departing. But I have been following the thread in case I come up with any ideas that might possibly be of any value. I should note, being that I have had no difficulties, that I have been flying to and from BUR almost exclusively with analog instrumented aircraft, not glass panel aircraft. That really got me thinking when I read THIS THREAD over at the Microsoft flightsimulator Community / General Discussion forum . They have a discussion going on about glass panel aircraft specifically dropping from high FPS
  8. I would also love to see VNY. I worked there and flew from there for many years.
  9. OK, I verified that Fast Lane is the ticket. I opted in to Fast Lane and then checked for updates and Central updated to 4.1.22.
  10. I think that is the issue. I am at Orbx Central 4.1.14, and even when I click the 'Check For Updates" button in the settings, it returns that "No Updates Available". Perhaps I need to just delete Central and reinstall it from scratch. Edit: The Orbx Central link on the Orbx Homepage lists the current Central as Version 4.1.14, so not sure how you managed to snag a copy of 4.1.21. You aren't running a MAC by any chance are you Gulfstreamtwo?
  11. When I log into Orbx Central now it doesn't show any thing , not even available products, for anything except XP-11. No mention of the old FS product I have purchased or the Aerofly purchases or even that any thing other than X-Plane exists. Hummm...
  12. Awesome news. Thank you Orbx and thank you for the discounts as well. I would also like to second porting over KHQM. Even if it moves from being Free to being a purchase like the rest, it deserves its opportunity.
  13. >It's not on the plan for the foreseeable future but these things are always subject to change! If I buy you a brand new crystal ball to help you see better into the future would that help? I'll make you a deal...I will even give you my wifes new car that I bought her. Looking around here, she hasn't been sweeping any thing up with it anyways.
  14. Jon, PLEASE use what ever leverage you may have to encourage porting KMRY over to XP. This is a high tourist area and one that a large percentage of your users will want to use, and unchecking the runway follows contours is not a true viable fix because doing that you introduce faults into other airports. They were able to port it to Aerofly, I can't imagine that porting it to XP would be that much more difficult.
  15. So are you saying that Monterey is being ported to XP? Because currently KMRY is not available for XP, and it was XP that the OP was referring to.
  16. I wish I remembered what I did to fix that. If I recall correctly, I simply deleted every thing and reinstalled the package. The files were just not extracting properly.
  17. It was great to watch. I am curious about your name, Kodiak73. Are you from Kodiak? I lived in Kodiak in '73.
  18. When I installed KFAT, SAM failed to fully load. Perhaps you may want to do a file verification with SAM?
  19. That is our hope! (Orbx - ya listening ?) The project clearly did not die. I have spent many happy hours with it in Aerofly, and it is currently available for the various FS and P3D platforms as well. So they were faithful to complete it. Let's just hope that they get it ported over to XP.
  20. No, just me, some basic improvements over the default. I was just saying that now that I have grown tired of waiting on Orbx to port the existing airport over to X-plane, and started just making improvements on my own,something will probably get announced rendering all of my work useless. I certainly hope that happens.
  21. Looks like it is sitting in drydock. Perhaps is has run aground and become damaged...
  22. Would love to see US Georgia and the Carolinas to extend northward from Florida, and Alaska. Hawaii would certainly be welcome, along with the entire Yellowstone / Utah/Colorado region.
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