Dick Keough's

 Virtual Flight Adventures   with Microsoft Flight Simulator X  (FSX)

 
 AUGUST 2011

           MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X . . . . FSX image 700 landings image ifr hours image night hours image multi hours image 500 hours image

200 airports image 100 IFR hours image    The Thrill of Flying!

Here's what I use to fly FSX:
Mainboard: DFI NF4-SLI-INF
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
Memory: 2 gig Corsair Memory Sticks
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22"LCD

With all these scout badges, I feel like I should perform some good deeds, but not today. Actually these Microsoft awards are kinda fun to receive and I am quite pleased to achieve the 800 landings award. My total hours are now over 550 for this FSX version. IFR hours are quite difficult to accumulate cause you gotta actually be in the soup to get credit. Although over 95 percent of my flights are with IFR flight plans, I've finally achieved the 100 IFR hours mark, a major achievement for this pilot!

My aircraft preference is generally for twin turboprops, I've had a lot of fun taking my regional jet, the Bombardier CRJ700 into small area airports. Having tried carrier landings lately, I find that that takes a ton of control and concentration and I certainly need more practice. Also, I'm not too happy with the fact that the carriers are AI objects and replays of landings are not possible the way I've been doing it.

With this old fashioned winter we've got this season, I'm mostly taking short flights into the bad weather areas to sharpen my IFR skills. The thrills just keep on comming!

Now that I'm kinda satisfied with my settings, I'm enjoying my flights. Because I have so very many screenshots, I could not possibly show all of the good ones, so here I've just posted some I pulled out of the hundreds I've taken in the last few months on various flights. These are mostly all taken in the New England and New York areas. It seems that I'm just hooked on this "game" and get so much enjoyment out of my flights, always trying new challenging real weather situations and a variety of aircraft as you'll see below. Any comments or questions are welcomed here so see my email address below.

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This great airplane is my newest and quite frankly the one I like best at present. This craft is unique from the others for it's weight and balance characteristics, adding another dimension to realism. The sound on this one is really fantastic. I only wish it were available in company colors used in my flying area. Regional Express that you see here is an Australian carrier. I got this one from http://www.simviation.com
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Here is my very first payware aircraft. It is a Cessna 441 Conquest, a twin turboprop which is a great pleasure to fly. Here it is shown climbing to 9500 ft. leaving Boston Harbor area behind, turning towards it's destination, Nantucket Island. I got this aircraft from flight1.com
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Here I land an A321 at Sao Paulo Brazil to see how long the runway is.
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My King Air 350 flies over outter Cape Cod.
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My Anphibious Caravan flies under the Newport, RI bridge.

 

 
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