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About cptdes

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  • Birthday 07/02/1946

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  1. YPPH would be fantastic addition to Australia as it is the gateway to Asia...put me down for a sale !!!
  2. Just wondering if anyone in Australia has a Saitek yolk they would like to sell me. The circuit board in mine has burned out and won't power up........and I don't want to try and fly via the keyboard. My rudder pedals and throttle quads are OK (I have tested them independently) but they need to be connected to a working yolk. If you can help let me know. Thanks.
  3. If it was not for ORBX I would have given this away many years ago. I remember way back I was gobsmacked when "VOZ" was released. Wondering how many of the "old" crew from the VOZ days are still around ?
  4. No1 is my father, he was a tail gunner in bombers during the 2nd world war. That was when the "tail end Charlie" was the prime target for the attacking fighters. I still have his "A/Gunner" chest badge that he wore. He never spoke of it much, but I now know what he went through. No 2 is my original flying instructor Arthur Turner who flew "Spitfires", also in WW2. He was a hard taskmaster and didn't suffer fools gladly, but I will never forget all he taught me. I will never forget the day when he was near the end of the runway watching me on a solo circuit. Just as I flared out before touchdown I was hit by a 45 degree crosswind burst and he dived for the deck as I corrected and pulled up. I almost took his head off. After I went round again and landed, I taxied back to the aeroclub and apologised profusely, but all he said was "don't worry about me...at least you saved the bloody aeroplane...they cost money" Sadly he was killed whilst on duty for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
  5. FINAL UPDATE Sadly John's wife has passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Spoke to him this morning. He asked me to say thanks on his behalf to all those who posted their thoughts and wishes. Even though some of you are a world apart, he considers each and every one of you a friend. When the time is right he said he will respond to you all personally.
  6. For the second day running now I have tried to notify members of a serious crisis facing one of our members (jaje) whose wife is dying. He specifically asked me to let people know what he was facing. For the second time my posts have been deleted...without warning, or explanation. Could someone please explain why posting of the crisis of a fellow member is so wrong.
  7. IT IS WITH A SAD HEART THAT i HAVE TO INFORM YOU ALL THAT John's wife Sue is gravely ill in hospital and doctors have informed him that the end is near. Family have flown to Tasmania to be with him, in this his darkest hour. He sent Jane and I a message last night asking us to call him asap and we had a feeling it was about Sue. This is what he said " Sue is desperately ill, and the doctor says that she is very close to the end - not responding to antibiotics at all, and her heart is giving up on her. I'll let you know later in the day. Our eldest daughter is flying in this morning, so I'm going to the hospital early, then down to pick up Samantha at Devonport." John and I are like brothers and I could not have a better Flightsim friend in this world, even though we are a continent apart. An avid Flightsim enthusiast from the very early days and a strong advocate and supporter of ORBX, he now has to face a life alone at aged 75. I am gutted that I cannot be with him right now to give him support so I ask all of you to keep him and Sue in your thoughts while he goes through this. I managed to speak to him last night and he told me that life support would be turned off soon after her grandson (who is flying to Tasmania) got the opportunity to say goodby. He also thanked me for letting everyone in the flightsim world know the situation. Kindest regards to all Des
  8. IT IS WITH A SAD HEART THAT i HAVE TO INFORM YOU ALL THAT JOHN Jobber's WIFE IS GRAVELY ILL. John's wife Sue is gravely ill in hospital and doctors have informed him that the end is near. Family have flown to Tasmania to be with him, in this his darkest hour. A lot of you may never have met or dealt with John (jaje) but he is one of the kindest, nicest, people you could ever come across in the Flight sim world He sent Jane and I a message last night asking us to call him asap and we had a feeling it was about Sue as she has been ill for some time. I replied and said I would call him first thing this morning due to the time diff between us. This was his reply... I probably won't be home - but it is bad news. Sue is desperately ill, and the doctor says that she is very close to the end - not responding to antibiotics at all, and her heart is giving up on her. I'll let you know later in the day. Our eldest daughter is flying in this morning, so I'm going to the hospital early, then down to pick up Samantha at Devonport. John and I are like brothers and I could not have a better friend in this world. I am gutted that I cannot be with him right now to give him support so I ask all of you to keep him and Sue in your thoughts while he goes through this, as I have done. He has not been answering the phone all today so I am assuming he is still at Sue's bedside Kindest regards to all Des
  9. Went there last year all the way from Oz and it was fantastic and well worth going :smile:
  10. One of our pilots just posted a link to this Taburet -Night 3D Oceania for FSX Any thoughts guy's
  11. Mallard, I agree entirely...in reality there is just nowhere to fly to/from in W.A. using ORBX. Would I fly YCUN to Broome with nothing along the way...NO . Would I fly the same route If I called in at YCAR or YGEL or YPLM and YPPD YES...YES and I would pay for the privilege
  12. Darryl I do have the OZx you are referring to and they have done a wonderful job in the far flung regional area's and the tiny "bush strips"...but I an talking here about a "Major Regional center" that is missing from W.A.
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