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#4533908 - 08/17/20 05:02 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Wigean]  
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Originally Posted by Wigean
Hehe, some old farts here.
There`s quite a few retired pilots that has flight models or model flying as a hobby.
We have a club here that even has a guy who flew Spitfires in the Norwegian Air Force.
I think he has some hours in the F-104G as wel.l

https://flystua.no/



Until when did the Norwegian AF use Spitfires? I'm thinking it was probably well into the 1950's?


As for old farts on SimHQ, I've never done an extensive demographic study but I'd say the average age on SimHQ probably hovers around the 45-50 range.


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#4533909 - 08/17/20 05:08 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Wigean
Hehe, some old farts here.
There`s quite a few retired pilots that has flight models or model flying as a hobby.
We have a club here that even has a guy who flew Spitfires in the Norwegian Air Force.
I think he has some hours in the F-104G as wel.l

https://flystua.no/



Until when did the Norwegian AF use Spitfires? I'm thinking it was probably well into the 1950's?


As for old farts on SimHQ, I've never done an extensive demographic study but I'd say the average age on SimHQ probably hovers around the 45-50 range.


We had Spitfire until 1954.
I edited my previous post so you can see who he is.

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#4533910 - 08/17/20 05:11 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Wigean]  
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Originally Posted by Wigean

I edited my previous post so you can see who he is.



Thanks for that! I love the pic of the P47-C Razorback model.


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#4534190 - 08/20/20 04:26 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Andy Bush]  
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Great seeing you on here Andy... I was wondering if you were still around.

I make the rare appearance every now and then as well. LOL

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#4534193 - 08/20/20 04:27 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by semmern
Newbie from March 2001 here cool



You beat me by just one month!


I beat everyone except for two people... LOL

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#4534341 - 08/21/20 05:52 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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I just started popping back in again once in a while.


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#4535158 - 08/29/20 01:47 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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Wow Skater is here too. Hey brother!

So I found this and Panzer you still own me for your 40K post. I'm a hoping to get my old account back.

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#4535241 - 08/30/20 05:27 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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#4535336 - 08/31/20 04:22 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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Well #%&*$#...this is like a blast from the past. I just fired up my computer and did a flightsim for first time in like 10 years this weekend. Flight sim 2020 looks too good and got me to finally fly again. Going to get BMS and EECH up and running again soon. Still on the fence aboit DCS


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#4535342 - 08/31/20 05:40 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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It's like a reunion. smile


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#4535346 - 08/31/20 09:56 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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#4535348 - 08/31/20 10:49 AM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Spidey]  
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Originally Posted by Spidey
Still on the fence aboit DCS


If you don’t have a considerable amount of free time to put into learning the different modules then don’t bother. Go the MIcrosoft Flight Simulator route instead.


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#4535351 - 08/31/20 12:24 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Spidey
Still on the fence aboit DCS


If you don’t have a considerable amount of free time to put into learning the different modules then don’t bother. Go the MIcrosoft Flight Simulator route instead.



That's still to be determined how much time i have. I couldn't find my old CH maps for BMS for example and that alone made me realize why I stop simming. May take me a full day just setting up my controller. But I do like detailed study sims. My problem was always how dead the Lockon environments felt. Like empty.


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#4535353 - 08/31/20 12:27 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Spidey
Still on the fence aboit DCS


If you don’t have a considerable amount of free time to put into learning the different modules then don’t bother. Go the MIcrosoft Flight Simulator route instead.



Unless you have VR. Then by all means get DCS World and fly the free aircraft. There is also an excellent free A-4 Skyhawk that it's too hardcore (ie no radar etc). The A-10A is also not too terribly a difficult aircraft to learn well enough to enjoy. Forget VR, even if you don't have it try DCS anyway wink


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#4535354 - 08/31/20 12:27 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Spidey]  
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Originally Posted by Spidey
My problem was always how dead the Lockon environments felt. Like empty.



That is a valid observation and one made by many simmers. This is why 90% of my DCS stick time is multiplayer so I at least have the interaction and communication with other human players.


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#4535355 - 08/31/20 12:33 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Spidey]  
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Originally Posted by Spidey
My problem was always how dead the Lockon environments felt. Like empty.


Yep. A common complaint.


However, I recently found that isn't always the case.

I jumped into a Persian Gulf F-18 mission (a stock, "canned" mission included with sim) a few days ago that was very "alive". Launching off the CV at night in the Gulf of Oman headed up to Iran to hit some ASCM sites and the area was swarming with other aircraft, ships, vehicles etc. I am still learning the F-18 so I wasn't much help to the cause but I watched a lot of action going on around me and I even killed an Iranian F4 that stumbled out in front of me (he was busy engaging someone else with an AIM7). So "alive" missions are possible in DCS!


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#4535362 - 08/31/20 01:47 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
It's like a reunion. smile


It sure is. It is good to see the "old guard" around.


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Spidey
My problem was always how dead the Lockon environments felt. Like empty.


Yep. A common complaint.However, I recently found that isn't always the case.
I jumped into a Persian Gulf F-18 mission (a stock, "canned" mission included with sim) a few days ago that was very "alive". Launching off the CV at night in the Gulf of Oman headed up to Iran to hit some ASCM sites and the area was swarming with other aircraft, ships, vehicles etc. I am still learning the F-18 so I wasn't much help to the cause but I watched a lot of action going on around me and I even killed an Iranian F4 that stumbled out in front of me (he was busy engaging someone else with an AIM7). So "alive" missions are possible in DCS!



I have been doing DCS for awhile and despite it flaws and god knows it has flaws. It has satisfies my itch for a combat flight sim. I cannot get enough of the F-14 module for example. And the Supercarrier is a must.


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#4535392 - 08/31/20 06:44 PM Re: Anyone Heard from Andy Bush in the Past Few Years? [Re: usafmtl]  
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Yeah I am really eyeing that F14 and F18 more than anything.

At the same time, i don't want to be too ambitious. I am going to have to see how things go come September. What a crappy year this has been. My 5 year old daughter (soon 6) is starting first grade and its going to be 100% remote at home to start school year. I am guessing its going to be like that for a white. So i know thats going to take up a lot of my time doing school work with her.

FS2020 has been a hell lotta fun though. Really made me realize what i have been missing last 10 years or so. Even though it has a lot of flaws, i have been really impressed with it.


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Originally Posted by usafmtl
Originally Posted by Mad Max
It's like a reunion. smile


It sure is. It is good to see the "old guard" around.


Well, I get the feeling it would be rude not to join in ... :P
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