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JohnY

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  1. Yes, Doug. Golf is a game that's bound to give anyone a medical problem. In the brain! The most frustrating game I know and you always think you're better than you really are. Even the distance you can hit the damn thing. You always think you can hit it further than you can and then spend the rest of the time trying to get yourself out of the trouble you've put yourself in! You get so you hate it but always come back for more. Daft. I got down to 11 and spent the rest of my golfing life trying to better it. I could occasionally play to it, but I could count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I bettered it. Certainly not enough to come down any further.
  2. Yes, I've just installed Australia 2 and agree that Perth is pretty damn bad. I'm hoping the rest of Australia will show an improvement.
  3. 'I played golf for over 54 years.' I used to play too. In fact, my regular partner in the Sunday morning four-ball when he was a young lad was Justin Rose. All over now of course. I borrowed a club from the Pro' the other day just to have a swing. I did one swing and the pro' had to come out and half carry me to a chair and sit me down with a glass of water. My wife nearly had a fit when she heard what I had been up to and called me a silly old fool. She's probably right. Taught me a lesson though. I can't do anything physical any more!
  4. Sorry to have to tell you Tim but I think you've posted this on the wrong forum. We're a group of oldies just chewing the cud and have nothing to do with product development and have no influence whatever on what Orbx produces. Sorry mate. Get on to the main forum. There's bound to be an appropriate subject on there. John
  5. Glad to hear there's another like me. I forgot to add that I don't go anywhere without my Kindle Paperwhite. What a gift Amazon is for those who read ! What's petanque?
  6. Just wondered what most of you do in your spare time between flying. Being 86 I can't do anything physical now but my favourite and longest lasting pastime has always been and still is reading fiction. My Mother taught me to read at a very early age and that gave me a love of story books . The war came when I was six. The schools were closed for most of it. My Dad was away in the army. Due to possible raids, shopping for the rations was a very quick affair but still afforded a chance to re-supply our reading matter. By the time the war ended they were having to hide newspapers from me because I was well and truly hooked on reading...anything! I loved the strip cartoons, especially Jane, who managed to lose her clothes every day it seemed! So, I've been an avid reader all my life and still spend more hours in the day at it than anything else.
  7. Thanks for that news about Sue fellers. Glad to hear she's still around and active.
  8. 'when not exploring the Orbx world' Don't you have Orbx New Zealand then? Shame on you Roger. Your own Country too. Or is it your wording that has sent my awry? John
  9. Are you one of those that has been reading my books lately then? I noticed I seemed to be getting more royalties from Amazon than usual. They're peanuts really but it does keep me in touch with the fact they're being read. 'if I had your ability, I'd write a book'. Anyone with a decent command of English and an interesting story to tell can write books . It sounds as if your biography would be interesting oldendirt. Why not give it a go? Just remembered, Hotsper (spelling?) was a decent comic too. Lots of good stories and an annual to look forward to as a Christmas present. Strange how times change. The libraries in England didn't have the Richmel Crompton books while I was growing up. We had to buy them from the local bookshops but they were quite inexpensive and easily affordable from my pocket money. Mind you, the war was on so I suppose that shortages etc., restricted the libraries on what they could stock. Also, Richmel Crompton was busy writing them then too. She, or he had competition too. What about the girls series of 'Katy' books? Don't know who wrote them but they seemed popular among the girls at school...when it was open that is! That reminds me. I've been meaning to ask. We used to have a couple of women cotributing to the forums. One was called 'Sue'. What happened to them I wonder? Anyone know?
  10. I tend to repeat flights I enjoy. Mainly because of the geography but sometimes because the the length suits me. Do any of you do this and what are they? I'll start. I like to fly from EGCD Manchester to LGMN Nice Cote d'Azur. The scenery changes so much on this flight along with the weather. You can never tell what you're going to get and the landing can be quite tricky. I usually use my little Phenom Embraer or, for a slower flight, the old Real Air Duke for these flights. Then, to return, I fly back to my home aiorport EGGD Bristol, or sometimes back to EGTE Exeter. I live on the coast approximately between the two.
  11. Yes, all those, specially Dick Barton. Do you remember the 'William' books by Richmel Crompton? My daughter still has the full set I gave her. Oh, and what about Al Barley Dell (spelling?)the newsman and Mickey Mouse and Champion comics. Incidentally, I am a true Cockney born in Bow Maternity Hospital and therefore within the sound of Bow bells......just.....and discounting traffic noise! More importantly, how on earth did you end up in Rochester,WA?
  12. Correction. Yes you're right, it is faster loading. Sorry about that. I did something wrong. Don't know what! I was expecting problems with my real world weather but I see there was an update for it already, got that and everything is hunky-dory again.
  13. Can't say I've noticed that much difference in loading. Maybe its not P3D but because I've got so much more on it what with real world scenery, live weather, traffic and so on. I suppose they each take their time.
  14. Just downloaded and installed the latest version of P3D. Don't know why I bothered really. Can't see any difference from the previous versions. I suppose its worthwhile to stay up to date but I must say it seems a waste of time.
  15. My pet hate is when the sim' does something for which there is no explanation like turning the whole thing off when three quarters of the way through a quite enjoyable little flight as its just done to me!! I'm now fed up and will read my latest historical western story instead. At least I know I can get to the end of that!
  16. Doc said 'and´╗┐ Lorna's father only Mac would do'. I thought the Doone outlaws came from Devon?!
  17. Wish I knew what you clever guys are all talking about. If I can get the prop' going round I know I'm going to fly....somewhere!
  18. You had me laughing and crying at the same time with that one!
  19. I know I've been away ill for a few days but where on earth have you all gone?
  20. At 86 I'm like that ALL the time. Half the time I'm in the wrong room and can't find my b...y joystick let alone the throttle. Then I find I'm in the car and it doesn't fly anyway!
  21. Nice to see you back Landon. All the best to you.
  22. I've vome to the conclusion that some of you are just plain greedy. 3 cars? Must be quite a dilemma when going to the shops to decide which one to get in!
  23. I envy you Americans being able to make such exciting movies expecially those dramatizing the old west. I suppose the only thing we've got here close to that is The Legend of Robin Hood. Unless someone knows better.
  24. Goodness me. I thought I was the only one Ian. I can get it down on the runway. Stopping it is the problem! The thing is its nice to fly and the all practically unlimited vision is great.
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