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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by eea123 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi Mark,

Here are some shots of my Island hopping, taken during the Rainy season last year or so :twisted:
Its amazing how the waves crash against the cost Lines, while relaxing in the African sun sipping on a Martini!
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Unread post by markpi1 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:23 pm

You see now we have photos, :roll: this actually looks like island next to St Martin where they built the big resort. :lol: :lol:

Nice pics Etienne, we believe you. Catch you later on TS we have a lot to discuss.

Till later.

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Unread post by Flyboy583 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:25 pm

Cheers Mark :D

Look forward to my first flight....

Ill chat to you all on TS hopefully later!

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Leon
markpi1 wrote:Chief what we dont do for our Sister airline.

He calls it the "sandpit" how do you know he is not sitting on some island lapping up the sun :shock: you dont really know do you. On teamSpeak last night I had island music in the backgoround, waves breaking, nee ET [-X [-X

Nice to see another pilot on the roster Etienne, well done Leon, look forward to seeing you in the skies sometime.

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Unread post by Cornell Blok » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:25 pm

No thanks :lol:
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Unread post by Cornell Blok » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:32 pm

FlyBoy583 wrote:Cheers Mark :D

Look forward to my first flight....

Ill chat to you all on TS hopefully later!

Rgds

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markpi1 wrote:Chief what we dont do for our Sister airline.

He calls it the "sandpit" how do you know he is not sitting on some island lapping up the sun :shock: you dont really know do you. On teamSpeak last night I had island music in the backgoround, waves breaking, nee ET [-X [-X

Nice to see another pilot on the roster Etienne, well done Leon, look forward to seeing you in the skies sometime.

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Hi Leon there are 3 rules to both Virtual Airlines and you MUST abide by them.



RULE 1

HAVE FUN

RULE 2

HAVE FUN

RULE 3

HAVE FUN

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Also when ATC's are online don't worry you tell them what you can do and THEY must accommodate you. (Well that's how it works in real life any way :lol: )
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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by markpi1 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:38 pm

Hi Leon there are 3 rules to both Virtual Airlines and you MUST abide by them.



RULE 1

HAVE FUN

RULE 2

HAVE FUN

RULE 3

HAVE FUN

+1

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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by eea123 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:42 pm

+1 For sure!!
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Unread post by Flyboy583 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:06 pm

+1 AGREED :!:
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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by Flyboy583 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:00 am

Hi ALl,

Firstly cheers for last night.. Was great to chat and hear all the excellent plans for Velvet & Fly Virtual :)

SO I am really eager to start, but am having a little trouble..

Firstly for Velvet, I dont have FALE in my FSX database. I downloaded the the scenery from here http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DL ... 8&Cookie=1

I extracted into my add on scenery file and then tried to activate it through the normal process in FSX (addon scenery) but no joy... Any advise?

Secondly, is there any good flight planning software I can use that covers SA? The FSX flight planner just does not cut it (especially for the pmdg 737 NGX FMC... I tried using the way points, but when I enter them into the fmc, it wants to take me on the weirdest routes....... my distance from PE to CT was around 3400 nm!

Cheers Guys

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Unread post by markpi1 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:27 am

Hi Leon

Firstly big pleasure. OK are you running Windows 7? I have found loading scenery into Windows & needs to be done differently. I load it manually by taking the scenery file copying and pasting it into the scenery file in FSX and then doing the smae for the texture file. I have loaded all my SA scenery under Africa in the FSX scenery folder. I have then moved Africa up in the priority list in my scenery file in FSX. I hope all this helps, if you still have problems there is TeamSpeak :) or we will have to render Snoops the pensive dog for help :lol:

OK as fa as route planners go, I mainly use two. I have FS Commander (Aerosoft sales this one) and another called AivlaSoft (http://www.aivlasoft.com/products/efb/index.html) both are payware unfortunately. There is a freeware one called Plan G (http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/planG.htm). Never used it but I know the guys in the States use it a lot. For VFR flying there is a lovely program sold by Aerosoft called FSMAp (http://www.fsmap.net/) charts seem mainly to cover the States. Then there is another one I have it at home and will give you the name later, it also mainly covers the States.The best two IMHO are FS Commander or AivlaSoft. they both have monthly updates from Navigraph. FS Commander allows you to load directly into PMDG A/C and Level D as well. AivlaSoft is great for SIDS and STARS check both out. Also check out a little program called TOPCAT (http://www.topcatsim.com/) this is a must have.

Hope all this helps

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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by Flyboy583 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:59 am

Mark, you are a legend! I will have a good read once I get home and reply properly!

Thanks in advance!

Rgds

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markpi1 wrote:Hi Leon

Firstly big pleasure. OK are you running Windows 7? I have found loading scenery into Windows & needs to be done differently. I load it manually by taking the scenery file copying and pasting it into the scenery file in FSX and then doing the smae for the texture file. I have loaded all my SA scenery under Africa in the FSX scenery folder. I have then moved Africa up in the priority list in my scenery file in FSX. I hope all this helps, if you still have problems there is TeamSpeak :) or we will have to render Snoops the pensive dog for help :lol:

OK as fa as route planners go, I mainly use two. I have FS Commander (Aerosoft sales this one) and another called AivlaSoft (http://www.aivlasoft.com/products/efb/index.html) both are payware unfortunately. There is a freeware one called Plan G (http://www.tasoftware.co.uk/planG.htm). Never used it but I know the guys in the States use it a lot. For VFR flying there is a lovely program sold by Aerosoft called FSMAp (http://www.fsmap.net/) charts seem mainly to cover the States. Then there is another one I have it at home and will give you the name later, it also mainly covers the States.The best two IMHO are FS Commander or AivlaSoft. they both have monthly updates from Navigraph. FS Commander allows you to load directly into PMDG A/C and Level D as well. AivlaSoft is great for SIDS and STARS check both out. Also check out a little program called TOPCAT (http://www.topcatsim.com/) this is a must have.

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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by Flyboy583 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:27 am

Hey Mark,

Cheers for last night again hey!

I have a wonderfull name for my new CO-Jo..... Bitching Betty :twisted:

Ill have a crack at going through the whole start up procedure again when I get a min... Ill be sure to order you a coffee as well when the hosty pops into the cockpit ;)
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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by Flyboy583 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:21 am

Etienne,

I tried to fly back from PE last night, but my FSX kept crashing.... :( VA Financials was running so though I completed the flight. Look at my Pireps for yesterday. You will see I did 4 flights (actually only flew once)

My FSX is doing my bloody head in!
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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by markpi1 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:58 am

Leon I have sent you a PM.
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Re: Velvet Sky Virtual Airlines

Unread post by HollyWood » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:32 pm

As soon as i get my hands on a 737-600 ill do a flight. Will try tomorrow!
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