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medx421 last won the day on September 5 2017

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  1. From a visual perspective there isn't much difference. Smell is a different story. I am not sure if Active Sky differentiates sky conditions (FU, BR, FG) differently. Like I said though, visually, it pretty much looks the same. Here are a few images where I am, again 80 miles away.
  2. All of the above are in the ZLA coverage area. Also add ORBX San Diego to your list.
  3. Well, speaking from 80 miles south of the northern California fires, I can tell you the biggest impact has been flying conditions. Visibility has been anywhere from 1/2 to 2 miles 24 hours a day. The air is pungent with smoke. I have been completely grounded as a VFR pilot. Ash is present, but not so much where it adversely blankets surfaces. There really is only one charted airfield in the burn area (CA92), and likely based on it's location, sustained heavy damage. It's just a sad situation all around. There are many tone deaf arguments going on about why, but suffice it to say that this is a worsening issue every year, and as a firefighter as well as a private pilot, I draw an unfortunate front seat.
  4. medx421

    Fire over Socal

    Not sure if it's the technique Max uses, but there is an add on to produce realtime fire data. https://firefighterx.weebly.com That said, please keep the affected in mind with these images. Up here in northern California an entire city has been wiped off the map, with a growing number of casualties and missing. Southern California is dealing with heavy losses as well. I personally have reservations emulating disasters in the simulator. I don't pass judgement however on others.
  5. medx421

    Few Night Shots

    Haha. ORBX shines during the day, no doubt about that, can definitely shine at night too though.
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    Few Night Shots

    Many people don't seem to like P3D at night. Here are a few recent night flights. Boston Santa Barbara Monterey San Jose Nick
  7. There is always live online ATC through one of the available avenues.
  8. medx421

    San Diego Hazy Days

    Little VFR around San Diego this afternoon. Local knowledge routes (not published, but researchable). Montgomery Field to the coast, then Offshore, Bay, and Taxiway Delta transitions. Then around the Mission Valley a bit and back down and up the VFR corridor. Only a few shots taken. Enjoy! Nick