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  1. Greetings, Lolo, After reading your post, I opened Orbx Central and noticed that the Libraries were ready for an update. (There was a yellow dot which called my attention to the Libraries) Have you noticed the same? If so, I suggest you allow the program to update, then try and run Vector. I have no idea whether there is any connection at all, but Vector AEC is running as I am writing this reply. Good Luck, Sherm
  2. HI Wingclip, First sincere sympathies for your loss.... As for upgrading to W10, you have a lot of suggestions here, but here is one more.... a free upgrade link https://www.cnet.com/how-to/you-can-download-windows-10-free-you-should-because-windows-7-dead/ I know you want W10 Pro, but you could always start with the free upgrade, and then buy the Pro version when you are satisfied that 10 will work with your system.... Sherm
  3. I am certain the virus alert is a false positive. As I recall I had a similar situation. The software is clean. except for possible space limitations, there is no advantage to installing Orbx ouside the P3D folder. Sherm
  4. Hi Manuel, Nick may have more on this, but for greater flexibility Installing and layering scenery, I recommend Lorby's Add On Installer. It is freeware, and there is a bit of a learning curve. But, it will do exactly what you want. https://www.lorby-si.com/downloads.html Sherm
  5. While the majority of DC3 AIRWAYS pilots fly the eponymous DC3, some will occasionally fly longer missions, or trips just for the pleasure of piloting the larger DC4, or as it was designated in military use, The C54. Recently, I was assigned a fairly short route from Palm Springs KSPS, to the not very far away vacation hot spot, Las Vegas Nevada, KLAS. As you can see from the picture, take off from KSPS was smooth and routine. The aircraft handles easily with no real surprises. Its four Pratt and Whitney 1450 hp engines provide plenty of smooth lift. Some background about the plane and its history are summarized here https://www.boeing.com/history/products/dc-4.page Because the DC4 is not a pressurized aircraft, its civilian altitude is limited to no more than 11,000 feet, which was more than enough to make our way for the little more than 90 minute flight to KLAS. As we neared out destination and made contact with KLAS approach one of the American West’s great landmarks, The mighty Hoover Dam was clearly visible to our passengers seated on the Starboard side of the aircraft The glamour of Las Vegas was now just a few flight minutes away. We were vectored in for arrival on 25L From our cockpit view, the approach looked like this on a clear Winter afternoon After touchdown, Ground guided us through the tarmac maze. We sat patiently for a few minutes along with a larger Frontier jetliner, waiting to cross 25R It wasn’t too much longer until another SW 737 cleared the active to taxi to its gate, giving us an opening to cross toward the terminal Our DCA DC4 flight was a special charter for passengers who wanted something different from the tubeliner experience and could afford it. Imagine their pride, as they sat watching us moving into our arrival gate. And, imagine the surprise of those tubeliner pilots and passengers who saw our classic remnant of Aviation History. Finally, parked at the gate, we were up close and personal with KLAS thinking of a time when the glitter of Vegas was in an infancy compared to today. Our passengers deplaned, my co pilot and I shut down our engines and closed out the flight plan. We had a few hours layover before our next charter, and some time to hit the casinos...or maybe not…. If you would like to fly our DC4 look for this livery at flightsim.com jbkdouglasdc-4-1009v3up.zip Scenery from ORBX FLIGHT PLATFORM P3D V4.5 If you want DCA colors and the pleasure of joining our pilot roster, feel free to visit us and apply for free membership. Sherman Kaplan Public Relations Director DC3 Airways ww.dc3airways.net
  6. Completed same flight as Smudger, real weather A2A Cessna 182. I have stock KSEZ, not payware….landing was fine, but airport is boxed in on three sides by high rock walls..cannot be corrected with Vector...KSEZ does not show up in options listing for either enable or disable Sherm
  7. Good work, Howard. All told we had a successful MP session as a fund raiser for Australian relief. While we made no requirements that pilots donate, I am certain we were able to raise at least a few hundred dollars.. sherm Sherman Kaplan Director Public Relations WWW.DC3AIRWAYS.NET
  8. I happened to routinely check my scenery.cfg this morning and noticed that the few add on scenery files I have are not listed. They do show up in Lorby's scenery app, which is how I originally installed them. Is this correct that they do not show? And, now that I think of it, to answer my own question, is that because they are xml files? Thanks. Sherm
  9. Please see this link for information about a Disaster Relief Fund Raiser project from DC3 Virtual Airways. Sherm Director Public Relations www.dc3airways.net
  10. Maybe verify Vector within Orbx Central and try again. I have never had this problem, so cannot duplicate it. Btw, each time you run auto correction, it will wipe out any corrections you have made for individual airports. sherm
  11. Hello Everyone, As Public Relations Manager for DC3 Airways (www.dc3airways.net), I want to invite all who are interested to take part in our 4th recreation of World War II's Operation Marvin Gardens. The event is open to all pilots, whether employed by DCA or not. You can find full information on our web site. In the meantime, here is our general Press Release Note to Forum Managers: If this violates forum rules, I apologize and realize that you may remove it. Sherm Operation Market Garden 2020 1st flight - Saturday Feb 1st 2020 19:00z 2nd flight - Saturday Feb 29th 2020 19:00z A Brief History Operation Market Garden, conducted 17-25 September 1944, was an Allied military operation that was fought in the Netherlands and Germany towards the end of World War 2. Led by Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, it was generally considered a failed operation, although the "Market" phase was the largest airborne operation conducted up to that point in the war. There is a vast amount of information regarding the operation available, including a study by LTC Jennifer B. Fox dated 8 April 1994 of the operation conducted as a thesis for her course work as student at the Air War College, Department of the Air Force. DC-3 Airways Recreation This will be perhaps the 4th Market Garden event, the first having been staged with 2 other organisations back in October 2002 with 31 participants covering all 3 airborne divisions in their drop zones near Arnhem, Nijmegen and Eindhoven. September 2019 saw the 75th anniversary of the operation and many events were held across the Netherlands to commemorate the event, with mass paratroop drops, moving commemorations and parades and various historical convoys, one of which I was privileged to be a part of thanks to Piet DCA2480 in his WW2 Dodge weapons carrier. In the packages offered, we have provided the historical routes, waypoints and drop zones. Included also are short range NDB's to simulate the Eureka beacons that were used in September 1944 to indicate waypoints. Flak effects have also been placed accurately based on 1944 maps of flak concentrations and the eye witness accounts of aircrew, so the location and desity of the flak is as accurate as we could make it. The drop zones have the coloured smoke markers placed by the pathfinders that arrived some 10 to 15 minutes before the main paratroop serials arrived. Our event in 2020 focuses on just the 82nd airborne and just 2 of the airfields that they used. We will be using RAF Balderton and RAF Cottesmore to deposit our airborne troops on drop zones 'O' and 'N', located to the south and south west of Nijmegen. All we ask of participants is to fly in formation with their assigned flight leader, maintain the airspeed and altitude assigned for the mission and try to drop their paratroopers on the correct DZ. Therefore we request that participants try to utilise a C47 with a military livery and have the necessary package installed and tested to include the effects for the paratroopers and the necessary changes to their aircraft.cfg within the smoke section, details of which will be included in the installation instructions. There is a re-worked C47 package from Aeroworx for X-Plane since we last did a WW2 event. The best C47 available for P3D is of course the MJ C47 v3.1.6 and there are several military textures available at Flightsim.com. I would recommend 'Whiskey 7' or 'Drag em Oot' or 'Argonia' or 'Thats all brother'. Recommended Aircraft For FSX and P3D, we suggest Manfred Jahn's C-47, any version. Whiskey 7 is highly recommended. For X-Plane, we highly recommend downloading Aeroworx' C-47, which is freeware or the V-Sky Labs C-47 (payware). Both are excellent aircraft. Recommended/required Add-ons The package is of a small size and includes small scenery, effects and sound files to be installed and activated within your software program. For FSX users there are additional FSRecorder files if requested that will add fomations of Ai traffic and effects that will hugely add to the immersion factor. Should anyone have any difficulties in installing or activating the package, a couple of sessions will be held in early January to assist and test things out. The following are very useful sites to get a better understanding of the sequence of events of this operation. Operation Market Garden Battle of Arnhem - Both sides of the lines - Market Garden 1944 Operation Market Garden, 17-27 September 1944 Lessons Learned from Operation Market Garden Glen Broome DCA996 VP Flight OPS DC3 Airways
  12. Thanks Nick...I did submit a support ticket and was told to post my request on the forum, which did seem a little odd. I will resubmit the ticket...thanks sherm
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