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#4012630 - 09/21/14 05:41 PM OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while  
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Greetings All,

I am needing a bit of a break from the war so I am currently enjoying my new FSX install. The DVD arrived on Thursday and I spent yesterday getting things set up and tweaked and am now enjoying just flying about down in Fiji. Ah, what a quiet, post-war life it is: shuttling rich tourists about, delivering the odd package to this island or that, making the occasional supply run when required. And when I'm not flying I can simply lay about on the beach and sip a cool drink. Good times ... good times.




Cheers Mates! cheers

Lou, (somewhere other than in France)

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#4012631 - 09/21/14 05:47 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Enjoy your your new digs Lou. You deserve it!


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#4012642 - 09/21/14 06:11 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I bet you could stick a Vickers on the front of that!

#4012643 - 09/21/14 06:12 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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ENJOY !
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#4012654 - 09/21/14 06:25 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Flying in Fiji??? I can't believe it!
I bet most of your surroundings down there is a blue desert.
And I also bet, there are no enemy planes to shoot down?
So what shall you be doing all day???

I hope you come to your senses sometime soon, Major! biggrin


(Fiji - tch!)


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#4012658 - 09/21/14 06:34 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Nice!

I wouldn't mind spending winters in Fiji. smile


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#4012684 - 09/21/14 08:12 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Yeah - the winters, maybe... cool


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#4012706 - 09/21/14 09:07 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Yep! Vickers on the front, rockets on the wings and you could 'deal' with all the other shuttles

#4012710 - 09/21/14 09:28 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I could whip up a new skin for that kite if you want. something with a winged wiener on it...?

#4012728 - 09/21/14 10:18 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Bye for awhile Lou and thanks for the maps! thumbsup thumbsup

#4012729 - 09/21/14 10:18 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou, make sure you check the latest chart and the post with it, okay?


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#4012737 - 09/21/14 10:44 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou'
Might I suggest you try Ant's Tiger Moth.It is freeware and beautifully done.Perfect for drifting over Fiji ,and I believe it comes with a seaplane model.
Happy Holiday!

#4012740 - 09/21/14 11:01 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Happy sailing, Lou!

Looks beautiful and very relaxing there. Hope to see you again wave


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#4012748 - 09/21/14 11:29 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks for the well wishes all, it warms me old heart it does. But I won't be gone permanently, simply a leave of absence for, oh, let's say, 'health reasons'. biggrin

hood, I am currently flying the Golden Age DH60 Moth float plane and started doing my own paint for it this afternoon. Had to at least get a correct Fiji registration number on the kite.



Not finished yet but it's coming along nicely, and it's a treat to sit on a tropical beach and paint a plane instead of in the mud of Flanders.

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"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4012767 - 09/22/14 01:07 AM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Do you fly it?
or does it just sit lookng purty in da water?

#4012771 - 09/22/14 01:22 AM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Oh yes indeed. I just had a sunset run from my digs at South Sea Island up to Matamanoa and back. So idyllic, so peaceful.



It was dark for the last fifteen minutes of the run but navigation was quite easy as I could make out the lights shining from my little island home.

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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
_________________________________________________________________________

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"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4012775 - 09/22/14 01:33 AM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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As a Minnesotan, Lou, I would have expected this post from you in February, not September!

Ah well, enjoy my friend. We'll leave the light on for you when you decide to rejoin we mere mortals. bottles

#4012835 - 09/22/14 08:20 AM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Nice plane, Lou, welcome to the club ! I also find these days it is much more relaxing to fly when nobody is shooting at you... smile2


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#4012844 - 09/22/14 09:24 AM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Fiji - huh! Idyllic! Peaceful! Tch! You guys must be getting old! biggrin

But dreaming must be allowed, and one day I might try some FSX (if it should work on a Win 7 (32bit).

I have always liked the Grumman Goose as one of the smaller sea planes, and her daughter "Super Goose"
also looks very beautiful. So if ever I should retire from the Albatros and combat flying...





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#4012878 - 09/22/14 12:15 PM Re: OT: You've lost me to Fiji ... at least for a while [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wait!
Ain't that one of these Planes Stallone & his Bunch of Actoin-Movie-Rentiers put a large Cannon into the Nose?

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