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  1. A screen capture from Scenery Configuration Editor. Chris
  2. You must have Aspen Extended Altitude / Ecosystem\Aerosoft\Aspen Extended\Aspen Extended Altitude, placed in the next slot above the Default Terrain in your scenery.cfg library.
  3. Going Home. Wellington (NZWN) to Brisbane (YBBN) P3D v4.5 Orbx New Zealand North and South Islands. PMDG 737-800NGXu Active Sky for P3D4 GSX AIGTech-OCI Departure via RWY 34, POLA5P, Departure, transition GULUT (North West). You know what to do. Chris
  4. Great shots of my home town. Chris, Urangan, Hervey Bay.
  5. Yep, it is old, I got it for FSX years ago, and then a free update came out for P3Dv4, so I tried it out. I'm to, waiting for something decent for Johannesburg, don't know if I'll live long enough to see that ! My FSDG Cape Town is OK, but it could do with some modernization. Chris.
  6. Ok, lets try this one again. The previous posting got deleted because, I suppose, not enough Orbx scenery was showing. This flight is the very last QANTAS Boeing 747 flight out of Johannesburg, on Thursday, 26th, March, 2020. On Saturday, 28th March, 2020, All Qantas 747's were retired immediately. Orbx Global Base Orbx OpenLC Africa. Johannesburg International Airport, (O.R. Tambo Intl.) FAOR, by NMG Simulations. PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Sky ActiveSky for P3Dv4 REX Sky Force for P3Dv4 AIGTech AI traffic, One Click Installer. From th
  7. Hi Stewart, I just added a bit more to my post. I was sure I had the problem in FS2009, a crash at 16000 ft between the Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay, so I looked it up. My memory is not as sharp as it was. Chris. Edit:- I looked it up in my FS9 notes, wasn't as easy to do in FS9 as it was in FSX. Insert one line into the config file, DisableForceCollideDetection = 1
  8. This problem dates back to the release of FSX in 2006. Errors in the coding and the completion of DirectX 10 were never fixed or completed as Microsoft shut down the FSX team and abandoned the project. Experienced Simmers have had "Crash Detection" turned off for the last 14 years to avoid the problem. Unfortunately, the Microsoft errors, short comings in their code have been carried over into P3D, and only Lockheed Martin can fix it as they now have the source code. So, turn off your crash detection and enjoy your flight. Chris. Edit:- I wa
  9. Stewart, you have that around the wrong way. Johannesburg International Airport is JNB or FAOR From Wikipedia:- O. R. Tambo International Airport (IATA: JNB, ICAO: FAOR) is a major international airport situated in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. It was originally known as Jan Smuts International Airport, after the former South African Prime Minister of the same name. The airport was renamed Johannesburg International Airport in 1994 when the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) government implemented a policy of not naming airports after politi
  10. Agreed Nick, All you have to do is to stop the sim from seeing the areas you don't want loaded. Yes, I have been at this for a long time too, even did the the Complete Hervey Bay airport here after they did the expansion to take the 737's in 2005 and that was for FS 2004 A Century of Flight. Of course I had to buy Orbx Hervey Bay the day it came out ! Chris.
  11. Nick, Unfortunately my little program is not suited to everyone's computer, in as much as the program doesn't know where all the files are located on each individual computer. But, it is really easy to make up a batch file to suit each individual computer once you know the principal of how it works. First, you have to make a bunch of folders in the root of c: drive so the batch file can locate them along with the Program Data\Lockheed Martin folder. Name the new folders with the areas in which you want to fly. Now make up a bunch of "Scenery.cfg" files, one for each area in
  12. Hi Dennis, Unfortunately you have come up against a characteristic, flaw, limitation, that is a carry-over from FSX days. P3D, like FSX, scans almost every file in the simulator during startup, the more files, the longer it takes. There is a solution, I had written a small utility program for FSX years ago and it works equally as well with P3Dv4. A few days ago there was a discussion here on this forum, https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/189262-only-wish-to-load-certain-Orbx-files-from-library-after-migration/?tab=comments#comment-1638499 , I had gone to my other comp
  13. Maryborough (YMYB) to Hervey Bay (YHBA) Off we go. Climbing out of Maryborough. Maryborough township and surrounding sugar cane farms. Over fly Hervey Bay airport, make sure no one is stuck on the RWY. Uncontrolled airport here. Turning down wind to RWY 11. I can see my house ! On short final. Almost home. Just have to find our parking place. Chris.
  14. Hey Jack, You up early or very late to bed.
  15. Hi Jack, No, nothing special, I just set the brightness and saturation in P3D and just use the "V" key to do the capture. Hope you Guys are flying these, I'm having a lot of fun making them and flying them.
  16. At Brisbane, the Qantas Dash 8's park at Gates 3, 4, 5, and 6, around the back of the Qantas Terminal, so I put a picture in.
  17. Here is a One and a half Hour flight to dust the cobwebs off your Majestic Dash 8 Q400, and see Central Queensland coal fields. From Wikipedia: Moranbah Airport (IATA: MOV, ICAO: YMRB) is an airport serving Moranbah, Queensland, Australia. It is located 3.25 nautical miles (6.02 km; 3.74 mi) south of Moranbah and operated by the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, a coal mining company. The airport averages 40 QantasLink flights each week, most of these being Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. QantasLink 757 QLK757 LANDED 21 MINUTES AGO MOV MORANBAH, AUSTRALIA
  18. Here is another short flight you can do while being stuck at home. Virgin Australia 2972 VOZ2972 / VA2972 LANDED 7 HOURS 23 MINUTES AGO BDB BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA BNE BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA took off from Bundaberg - BDB landed at Brisbane - BNE WEDNESDAY 01-APR-2020 WEDNESDAY 01-APR-2020 02:15PM AEST 02:48PM AEST (20 minutes early) (6 minutes
  19. Hi Ken, That route I put here is the actual route they flew with the actual way points, not something I made up. This real data is available from FlightAware.com for most flights outside Europe. Also, the Qantas flight QFA 64 from Johannesburg to Sydney follows a similar path but across the Indian Ocean. So if you wanted to fly actual routes, I don't think I would be using Navigraph Charts to auto create the route, when pretty much everything you need is on line. Even real diversions around bad weather is shown in the actual routes flown.
  20. Something strange is going on here. I have 666.068 GB of data loading into my Sim and I just timed it at 5 minutes 9 seconds from start to having a Beech Baron on the runway at Hervey Bay. There is a heap of AI traffic and Global AI Ship Traffic gets loaded as well. We found some time back that if you ever had used Acronis True Image to clone a SSD or had used one of their utilities, it leaves some stuff buried in your operating system and is hard to remove, and it absolutely kills the Sim loading times. If you had ever used Acronis True Image, search for everything Acro
  21. Just for reference. (Almost to the South Pole) Chris.
  22. Prepar3D_v4_Professional_Plus_4.5.13.32097. Come to think of it, I haven't had a CTD since the last lot of PMDG updates. Could not get FSX to run in my Windows 10 LTSC Enterprise. I have it all backed up. One of these days, I'll make this Machine dual boot and run my FSX in Windows 7. Chris.
  23. Yes Jack, seems to work most of the time but I have had a few CTD with it. Chris. .
  24. Hi Jack, In the PMDG aircraft you can enter Lat and Long directly, can be a bit tedious, especially for long flights, then again, all flights down here are long ! Most times I use AivlaSoft EFB (the early version 1.6.13) to do the flight plans, it does the job but anything extra needed, I plug it directly into the FMC. I haven't flown this one all the way yet, only out to the South American coast. Chris. .
  25. I saw on line that Qantas is retiring all its Boeing 747's immediately. They were going to be phased out over the next 18 months but the COVID 19 has put an end to that. I had the idea to capture the last Qantas 747 flight out of Santiago on Saturday for prosperity while the actual flight data was still on line. Orbx OpenLC South America and Mesh. Qantas 28 QFA28 / QF28 LANDED OVER 20 HOURS AGO SCLSANTIAGO, CHILE SYD SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA took off from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Int'l
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