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Old 11-08-07, 06:23 PM
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Really, closest thing I gots iz a FAA sticker on mah car.
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Old 11-08-07, 06:25 PM
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I used to has plane. When I was borns.
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Airplanes suck, sell it and buy a nice boat.
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The US Navy is using X-Plane (version 8.2) as a flight simulator while conducting hypoxia training using a mixing box known as ROBD2 (Environics-http://www.environics.com/robd.html).

We use the F-22 cockpit, only as a generic cockpit and not to emulate a specific aircraft. The Hornet cockpit is just so-so for realistic capabilities, but it is highly programmable (GPS really works!) graphics are better than average and for $60 you can have the map of the entire US...for another $60 the world!

I like it becasue I can put my aircrew over any place in the world and have them fly a mission, long before they ever see the area to which they are going to fly.

OBTW, I am the Director of the Aviation Survival Training Center at NAS Pax River, MD...the center of excellence for USN/USMC test and evaluation, so we get alot of strange airplanes flying in and out of here...we also cater specifically to the US Naval Test Pilot School.
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Old 11-08-07, 09:38 PM
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The last iteration of software that I saw in the sim (I'm a staff weenie now and haven't flown a military jet in 3 years) swapped the computer generated scenery for photo imagery. It is very, very cool.

I will say the realism level of PC based sim's far exceed the aircraft sim's (T-37 and T-38) that I initially trained on 20 years ago. The T-37 visual was actually a camera that traversed across a miniture scale scenery model built on a board about the size of a tennis court. Occasionally, guys would screw up along with the machinery that moved the camera over the board and fly the camera into the board causing damage to both. Not a good way to impress the Instructor. The T-38 sim was computer images but not near as detailed as the latest version of MS Flight Simulator but we found some barns to fly through and would do loops around the center span of the Memphis I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River.
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Neato.

I have a space station, BTW.
Don't all Californians?
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Plane got a flat.












(we were floating the Meadow River Gorge)
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