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  1. Just to show the old can still be gold! FTX AU - probably the oldest of all the ORBX add-ons - can still delight. This is Fraser Island (Queensland) - with an correspondingly ancient add-on (but thankfully updated to P3Dv3 by Lionheart) - the Quest Kodiak. A great choice for PNG areas, it's equally at home here in Oz. A marvellous little plane all round. Adam.
  2. Nice end of day in australia Have a good flight
  3. A great pleasure to discover again FTX AU on P3DV3.1 ! Have a good flight
  4. Another week end and another 5 airports with new installers to deal with. Have not flown all week due to being absolutely whacked every night when I get home from work. Decided to reward myself! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. This is a beautiful aircraft and more reminders from the past.
  5. I got an error earlier while trying to change from Global to Oceania in FTX Central v2. I clicked OK, then cycled back and forth between Global and Oceania again, and this what I get just south of Woombera. i really don't want to nuke my entire P3D/ORBX install, so hopefully there is an easy fix.
  6. A beautiful Canadair CL-215 with real engines, 18 cylinder R-2800s no less, not those awful sounding PW123AFs What a magnificent sound they make climbing off a lake fully laden with water off to do a fire drop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ovBkOEp6o This one has just left Cairns for a flight up the coast to Cooktown. I brought an R-2800 sound set for the Invader and installed it in the CL-215 as they used the same power plants. 5.
  7. A few shots of a very smart looking A342 departing from YMML. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  8. Hi everyone, enjoy looking at everyone's screenshots but I've never really been happy with my screenshots/settings so I've never bothered to upload any. After a lot of messing around I am finally happy enough with them to post some screen shots. Short flight from YTYH to YCDR via YDUN and YRED. Enjoy. http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/image/XMX http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/image/XMv http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/image/Xg6 http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/image/XgG http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/image/XgN http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/image/XgT http://fs
  9. Katanning is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is an important rail centre for the Great Southern Railway to Albany. A flight heading north to Norrin Lakes and Wagin Airport. 1. Wonderful scenery at Katanning airport from OZx. 2. 3. 4. 5. Katanning 6. Little Parkeyerring Lake 7. Parkeyerring Lake and Salt Lake on the left. 8. Waggin Airport and the grain terminal 9. More great ground features at Wagin Airport from OZx. 10. The aircraft is the MCA-01 from AFS which is for FS
  10. A change of pace from flying airliners and a different era too. Took the Miles Hawk Speed 6 for a journey out of Albany. Took off from the active runway and very nearly didn't get too far. 1. Met this bloke coming the other way, lucky I took evasive action. 2. Heading for the coast and then going to turn west. 3. Wilson Inlet at Denmark. 4. Ocean Beach. 5. Parry Beach. 6. Eagle Nest. Oh I nearly forgot, Denmark Western Australia, a very picturesque flight. G-ADOD was the Speed 6 flow
  11. Spent all yesterday flying Airbus airliners. Did a couple of complete flights and a few departures from recently purchased Asian airports. 1. What a bummer. Won't be seeing this sight from the end of 34 at YMML in the future. From what I read SQ are only using A330s and 777 out of Melbourne now. 2. Just left Chek Lap Kok for Haikou. Dare I say it two amazing add on airports. 3. Out of PAGS over the spectacular mountains 4. Never thought I would see the day when I enjoyed something to do with Jetstar. Glad it is only simulation, ha
  12. Wishing everybody concerned with our wonderful pastime a safe, happy Christmas and New Year. 7. Best wishes from Martyn
  13. .......from my old desks. Santa has come early this year and brought me a couple of new desks for me to sit at. So one last sortie and get ready for the change. 1. The desk and chair on the left are the original ones from my first com in 1997, not counting the Commodore 64 that is. 2. So a flight from Temora in the Realair Spitfire. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Well that is it for the next few hours. Remove the old desks, a quick vac, although thorough clean was done 1 month ago when the NBN was installed, and get the
  14. A couple of scenic flights here in Australia with scenery from the OZx site. The first flight is at Kargoolie in Western Australia. The Fimiston Open Pit gold mine is the largest open cut in Australia. It is also known as the Super Pit. 3.5km long by 1.5km wide and 570metres deep it produces 28 tonnes of gold each year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The second flight is from Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast of SE NSW. Merimbula is a great tourist resort with sandy beaches and also produces Rock and Flat Oysters. 6. 7. 8. 9
  15. Qantas 738 in retro colours getting the full service at Hamilton Island. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Default 738, Ant's Hamilton Island, GSX ground services.
  16. Someone mentioned the other day about the default CRJ700 which I had never flown. Quite happy flying the FSX default 738 and 744 so I looked up to see if there were any suitable liveries for Australia. Found a couple and took to the skies. 1. First flight is in the Star Alliance colours from Brisbane to Tamworth 2. 3. 4. Enjoyed the flight and was able to make a perfect ILS approach and landing 5. 6. Second flight is out of Adelaide and heading north west following the Murray River. 7. 8. 9. 10. I am a
  17. Not wanting to leave out the default 744 this Thai aircraft is heading out of Ant's Brisbane. Was hoping to visit Thailand for a few weeks this year but other things got in the way. Just hope I get there in 2016. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  18. East Sale Airbase is where the RAAF's Roulette aerobatic team are based. One of their PC-9 aircraft is going to do an early morning flight from YMES. 1. Take off from East Sale with the town of Sale in the background. 2. A lot of dairy farming in this area. 3. Lake Wellington close to Seacombe. 4. 5. 90 mile beach and Lake Reeve 6. 7. Preparing to land at YMES with YWSL West Sale's airport lights just above the nose. 8. 9. Over the Thompson River at Sale. 10. 11. The magnificent Roulettes in action at The
  19. I saw some screenies of the IRIS PC-9 earlier today. As there were several RAAF versions along with the fact it was reported to be a damned good plane and it was on sale I decided to buy it. Time to see if it lived up to it's reputation. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Yes it is a wonderful aircraft to fly.
  20. Mr Caaront asked earlier today about what was most important when we chose an aircraft. Well Milton Schupe's beautiful AC 520 is right up my street. You can get in and fly without too many hassles. I have some A2A aircraft which are probably the best GA planes out there. I enjoy flying them but I get equal enjoyment out of this freeware. Set the Auto Pilot and sit back and admire the wonderful ORBX scenery. 1. Ready to leave Ballina. 2. Up and away. It's new engines are nice and noisy as they should be. 3. The Richmond River, Broadwater. 4. Approaching Evans Head. 5. AC 520. Loo
  21. ....Mountains should beware of Mosquitos. Installed the Wonderful Mosquito from the CBFS site the other day. Magnificent freeware aircraft again. Here it is flying next to the Glasshouse Mountains just north of Brisbane. 1. If you are interested here is a link to the Mosquito:- http://www.cbfsim.co.uk/cbfs_lib/thumbnails.php?album=48
  22. It is many years since Ansett folded but fans of the airline are lucky that they still can fly in FSX. Here one of their 747s is leaving Darwin for an unknown Asian destination. This one makes a beautiful noise fitted with new engines care of Turbine Sound Studios. 1. 2. This seems to happen may times. I don't bother with ATC and will start a flight at the active runway as per the start menu. Many times though I will encounter conflicting traffic as the SAAB here. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Anyway soon to head for one place much colder than this and another place n
  23. Some shots from a couple of flights I have done today. The first flight is the Virtavia B-24 leaving Normanton and heading up the Gulf of Carpentaria. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The second flight is from Olympic Dam in South Australia to Broken Hill in NSW. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  24. First flight in the Virtavia Neptune after installing it into FSX. Tried it with the EMT in P3Dv2.4 but a few gremlins so have not used it for months. Anyway now it works fine in FSX and with the TW Sound set added it is just right. So here is the near miss bit. 1. Leaving Brisbane and over Moreton Bay in very low cloud when something flashed over the cockpit. Looked outside and this plane had nearly collected us. 2. A minute later we are turning to follow the coast and there he is again on the horizon just behind the wing. Better scarper before he buzzes us again. 3. Now the KISS bit. N
  25. After 9 months of hard physical work we have finally finished packing fruit where I work. Just started about 3 week holiday? So where am I off to. 1. Just under the nose of the 757 is Mooroopna, yes I am spending time at home as there is plenty to do. 2. My feelings about 3 weeks rest are shown in the last 3 letters of the registration. Hope you all have a great week end, I hope I have a good 3 weeks!
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