2011 airshow season off to a rough start

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Photo: Ryan Henry/The Brownsville Herald

Last year seemed to be a pretty good year for North American acts with regards to accidents at airshows.  This year does not appear to have had the greatest start. Kyle and Amanda Franklin were both seriously injured in an accident during the Air Fiesta in Brownsville, Texas today. Continue reading

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Flight Sim Books

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Take a nostalgic journey back in time by visiting Flight Sim Books where you will find vintage text of Flight Simulators of yesterday. One book in particular is a gem – PC Pilot by Steve Smith. It covers an assortment of early flight simulators that really take me back and will do the same for you!

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Flight Sim Aircraft Production Scrapbook

Author’s note: I thought that it would be fun to dig this post from my archive as I sometimes get inquiries on methods of how aircraft are created for Flight Sim, and this is a great illustration of that. This post originally “aired” in November of 2007.

I was sorting through some paper near my desk this morning, and I stumbled upon some of the drawings and images I used as production references for the Twin Comanche. I thought that it would be fun to share these images with you and give a glimpse at the method to my madness. Continue reading

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Concepts for FSX

I ran across this interesting video of concept aircraft for FSX. Anyone know where this guy has his stuff for download?

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Quick Prometheus Render

My desktop was begging for a new look, so this is what I came up with and thought I’d share.

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Flying Wild Alaska interview

flying_wild Those of you who have been watching Flying Wild Alaska on the Discovery Channel on Friday nights might get a kick out of this. Era Alaska pilot Doug Doherty did an audio interview with the folks at the new site called Oddballpilot.com. Doug is the pilot-in-command of the Beech 1900D that transported the dynamite tipped spears for the folks on St. Lawrence Island in episode #3. Continue reading

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Play online or offline, the choice is yours

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Straight from the MS Flight development team is welcome news that should ease the minds of skeptical flight simmers.

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The Evolution

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A fellow blogger has taken the time to give a great MS FS 98 through MS Flight comparison.

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FrenchPainter: You’ve gotta see this!

I am often amazed at what I can stumble upon when doing a simple #fsx search on Twitter. I curiously clicked on @frenchpainter to broaden my horizons a bit, and WOW…my jaw hit the floor.

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Aviation And Twitter

What seems to be an appropriate follow-up post to my previous post, I’ve compiled a list of folks I follow related to real-world aviation. If there are others I should include, I welcome any suggestions!

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