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About Gypsy Pilot

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  • Birthday 03/03/1937

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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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  1. I was told by my doctor when I turned 80 that those were the two main factors in deciding weather or not I would be treated if I came down with a serious illness. Oh well, I guess it's all part of entering our last decade.
  2. You hang in there Teecee. We will all say a prayer for you. Dale
  3. I went to the VA Clinic yesterday and they had a welcoming committee taking temperatures and giving us a quick look see before we were allowed to enter the building. I was told by my Doctor that my neck is beyond repair and sorry but I have no choice but to learn to live with the pain or become a junkie. After reading the previous post I am doing better than a lot of you Old Coots. I just turned 83 and now that I have my blood sugar under control (it was 575) I feel well enough to fly again. Sore finger tips is a small price to pay for wellness. Dropping over 40 lbs off of my belly didn't hurt either. Anyway the Doctor told me to stay home and away from people. My Son took his advice and has me confined to the house by blocking in my car. Y'all stay healthy and enjoy your confinement. Have you tried landing on a mountain top like Trent Palmer and the Cowboys do? It can get your blood pumping. Dale
  4. This scenery being released for P3d v4 is some of the best news I have in years. My move to X Plane to obtain the True Earth Scenery has resulted in a minor depression because of having to turn my back on all of the dollar investment in ORBX scenery I own. JV's statement that he is going port True Earth to P3d is like warm, golden Sunrise after a long winter's night.
  5. I suffered with a chronic cough for years that was caused by a mild post nasal drip which happened mostly at night during sleep. [ of course smoking 1+ pack of cigs a day for over 42 years had nothing to do with the cough, my COPD, well maybe. ] I finally got rid of mine several years ago using Flonase backed up with Vicks Vapo Rub. Dale
  6. The only real advantage is that the flight dynamics are better.
  7. Well it's September now and I feel like my life is in late November. I am switching over to X-Plane and it is keeping me busy learning how to use it. ORBX TE Washington was the clincher for me. I have always done the majority of my flying there anyway. Austin has just released a major update to the flight physics so the flight realism is better than everything else out there. I haven't purchased TE Oregon yet because I am going to install dedicated storage for X-Plane and the scenery. I am looking at a fast 4TB drive. I figure that I will just start X-Plane, go to lunch,. and it should be ready to fly by the time I get bask. I remember using the same teunique when I had to do a large data base sort back in the floppy disk only days. I will try to be more active on the forum. Dale
  8. I am not ORBX, just a long time ORBX user who loves to fly Bush and Float Planes in Washington State so I feel that I am qualified to make this comparison. Two mornings ago at 10:15 I started the download and install process for TE Washington on my mid range computer. I always download with a backup and file verification. My download speed averaged around 2.5 Mbs and the whole process took over 10 hours to complete. Was tying up my computer for that long worth it? Hell yes it was. This is the most beautiful scenery that I have ever flown and my frame rates improved over P3ds' While flying down the North Shore of Orcas Island I saw beaches, piers, and other structures that I have never seen before. I added Darrington, Anacortes, and Pearson Field to the mix and they were all breathtaking compared to P3d. I know that ORBX is going to continue to pick my pocket as they release the rest of their titles for the area, something that has been happening ever since I first downloaded and installed 3W5 Concrete in 2009 and discovered how good FSX could look. Oh well, at least I get a hefty discount because I own all of the NA titles. It will help to pay for that Super Sized drive I will need to store them.
  9. Is anyone working on Freeware Airports for TE Washington? Is it possible to do small improvements to the many XP11 default airports, and if so, a link to instructions will be appreciated. For me it was all of those Freeware Airports that set the ORBX NA World above every other flight sim product until TE Washington. Can I build my own? Can Qrtho4XP be used with TE Washington scenery? Inquiring minds want to know Dale
  10. We are still here John, although sometimes I wonder about it.
  11. This could be how our parents spent a night out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nUIV5-Ssd4
  12. And you said, "Oh and as I've said before, the English are best too." Careful, they may revoke your passport.
  13. Johnny, I'm a Yank and it's feet, inches, yards, and miles here. What s crew this is. A happy go lucky bunch, hangar flying and sharing our past life, all the while knowing that we are all passengers on the same plane, flying West, parachutes on, awaiting our turn at the door. I am so glad to be here with you, so while we wait, have another round on me. Dale
  14. LMAO and ROFL Is your Doctor aware of your delusions? I know your wife is because she allows you to keep them.
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