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About YAMBA1

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  • Birthday 07/30/1946

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    Yamba NSW Australia
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    Simulation & Low level programming

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  1. I have just downloaded the latest version. WOW, so much work was put into it. I had quick look at the Google Earth map to locate some of those updates. My eyes stopped wandering over the map , when I spotted YLOR. (Lorraine) This brought immediately back old memories from the early 70s . My wife and I are both originated from the Alsace/Lorraine regions in France . So we were curious to know what where those two lonely station got their name from ( Alsace station is adjacent to Lorraine station) We stopped at a Station north from Cluncurry asking for some directions , only to be told there is nothing up there, only an disused out-station . The hospitality of the farmer was legendary. If we insisted , we could go up , for a day outing and have a barbecue. They gave us directions, some salted beef , water and up we go. Lorraine here we come or bust!. The track , if we could could call that a track was bumpy, but our 4x4 managed. The country was dry , rocky, and only few trees not higher than 8 feet, here and then , and for wildlife, a lot of flies. Lorraine had just a small shed with corrugated iron and red dust everywhere. No air strip. The river bed was dry with slightly better vegetation on the edge Some how we were disappointing, but we thrilled by the spectacle that grandiose country had to offer 50 Years later ORBX give us a chance to rediscover this isolated country. A quick search on Google earth , revealed that Lorraine has been revived . The Out Station it once was has now several buildings at the North end of the strip near the river creek How time changes.... Thank you ORBX for bringing those memories back and less trees for Lorraine would have been perfect Charles
  2. Leasuresuit Larry was a favorite game, Searching for clues I never find . I still have memories of going into that bar, asking the barman for a drink that I never got! ( I thought I would find the clues at the bottom of glass)
  3. I bought my First computer in the early 80 . It was an Australian made one . Microbee 128K . It was pretty advanced with 3 1/4 inch diskette, DOS was the operating sys . Microsoft then was un-heard to me . I used Basic as a language to navigated and to make characters! I remember I was once was able to draw a straight line from a pixel to another somewhere on the other side of the green screen. I cherish that straight line like a trophy of Conquest . I just mastered this new technology . Well almost. Since then a bought many computers over the years and they caught up with me quicker that my mind could follow. Good bye .bat files and self made auto.exe . Adieu forever DOS > Directory . I miss the simplicity those first computer had. Those were the days when you still were in control of the machine . But wake up Gran Pa, automatism has taken control . The CPAP machine Report tell the Desktop Computer that the nasal mask was to loose last night. Another app tells me that a forgetful mind left the fridge door ajar. Oh gosh the drop down menu just remind me it'is Peter's birthday. Your files are now stored on Clouds . Now that is progress , I can access those files when I pass through the Pearly Gates . Computer were made to increase productivity and made life easier. I wonder now! Happy Flying and if you see some floating files in the clouds , as you cruise past on your way to FL320 , they are probably my lost files! Charles
  4. Listening to the interview, it looks like every developer are on hold. All waiting for the chief conductor (Microsoft) to wave is baton
  5. On the top of the 33 Countries in Africa , it looks like ORBX has also included some middle east countries , like Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Lebanon, Oman and the UAE,
  6. Totally agree with that suggestion ORBX then could go one step further and call them Regions with full details . After all haven't ORBX done that with New Zealand North & South and to some lesser degree with PNG with Kokoda & Tapini . Those 4 sceneries are excellent products .
  7. Which service secret silenced IVANA of paralell42 ? She disappeared since September last year ! I am really worried . but someone must know where in the Skypark she's hiding
  8. Well done , those landings are pretty difficult, I understand that you slide off the tarmac, those strips are very steep indeed an be a real trap if you not aware of it. I truly like your shots like the one with chicken or those people seeing you farewell in dark. Tahini and Kokoda are a must in every simmer collection. I personally , literally spend days before making successful landings on those strips. Charles
  9. The first time I flew over Africa from Jo'burg was in a DC 6 I think we made 3 pit stop before reaching Zurich . Years latter I did it in a 707, much more comfortable and quicker. Those dusty landing strips are still vivid in my head .
  10. Can wait to fly over those dusty roads & tracks, ❤ it
  11. I wish they hurry up, some of us are on their last leg, and and may see the great Skypark with it's Pearly Gate , even before it's release
  12. Yep it sad to see so much destruction in this beautiful Country. Thank you all for your concerns and help, this is very appreciated. I am mostly sad to see all those wildlife destroyed . We can replace houses, but we cannot replace human tragedy or fauna near extinction . And on a happier note trying to fly in those affected areas , for Active Sky, smoke is equal to cumulus nimbus. The algorithm does not translate correctly. I would have accepted fog as an alternative, but it is not the case
  13. Clark Gable in Gone with Wind said" Frankly my Dear i could not give a damme " John Heaton said "Apres moi le deluge" which means the same thing, I guess John was frustrated with the Bomber, for not finding his target at Night .
  14. After the resent tragedy in New Zealand I wanted to find out more where this volcano is situated . Not excepting much other than a rock in the sea , I was amazed that ORBX had fully crafted this island crater with smoked and one small fumerole . ORBX make it look so real that I felt for all those poor souls that perished in this eruption. Charles
  15. Apres moi le deluge? I was hoping a deluge of bombs coming out of this Old Bomber . Nice shots
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