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GazzaMataz
09-20-2004, 06:14 AM
Just thought I tell everyone about this weekend's Biggin Hill Airshow. I come from Biggin Hill (born just below the runway) and due to my recent interest in flying which was spawned from watching 'Spitfire Ace' earlier this year I was really looking forward to it.

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed it! It wasn't as big as those I remember as a kid, but what was there was good and this time I actually watched the flying.

I was dissapointed that the Lancaster wasn't there but the Spitfires and Hurricanes scramble was cool. The Catalyna and the Dornier24 flying boats were impressive too. Red arrows were flautless, the Harrier ammazing, the F-16 and Tornados were NOISY and the B-17 and B-25 great to watch. I even got to sit in a Spitfire cockpit!

My favourite bit though was the last flight by Ray Hanna in his MkIX spitfire - bueatiful. Also watching the last three Spits and Hurricane taking off into the sunset heading home. When I saw the twin seater Spit taking off down the run way with a passenger I was so envious http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif One day I'll get a go in it.

Anyway great day out, sorry no pictures.

Tickety boo...
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GazzaMataz
09-20-2004, 06:14 AM
Just thought I tell everyone about this weekend's Biggin Hill Airshow. I come from Biggin Hill (born just below the runway) and due to my recent interest in flying which was spawned from watching 'Spitfire Ace' earlier this year I was really looking forward to it.

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed it! It wasn't as big as those I remember as a kid, but what was there was good and this time I actually watched the flying.

I was dissapointed that the Lancaster wasn't there but the Spitfires and Hurricanes scramble was cool. The Catalyna and the Dornier24 flying boats were impressive too. Red arrows were flautless, the Harrier ammazing, the F-16 and Tornados were NOISY and the B-17 and B-25 great to watch. I even got to sit in a Spitfire cockpit!

My favourite bit though was the last flight by Ray Hanna in his MkIX spitfire - bueatiful. Also watching the last three Spits and Hurricane taking off into the sunset heading home. When I saw the twin seater Spit taking off down the run way with a passenger I was so envious http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif One day I'll get a go in it.

Anyway great day out, sorry no pictures.

Tickety boo...
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p1ngu666
09-20-2004, 06:24 AM
cool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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ELEM
09-20-2004, 06:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GazzaMataz:
I come from Biggin Hill (born just below the runway) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're a worm?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as a member!

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frior-one
09-20-2004, 06:51 AM
i also went yesterday...great show.
i took some pictures...i am picking them up tomorrow....if any any good i will post them as soon as i can.

GazzaMataz
09-20-2004, 07:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>You're a worm??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I knew that was comminghttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif No, I am not a worm. When I say born under the runway as you take off from 'The Bump' there is a steep slope, down there are some houses and that is where I was introduced to the world.

Incidentally, one of the exhibition tents was doing a competion to try and shot down 3 He-111s in the shortest time. But this was using CFS 3 - I am not familiar with that sim so I bowed out and said I'd be back, but I never got round to it. How does it compare with FB? I have heard it's pretty poor...

Tickety boo...
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Rab03
09-20-2004, 07:48 AM
You're very lucky.

I've seen WWII birds only in a museum, never had a chance to see them fly.
But, on the other hand, at airshows I've seen many modern birds thunder above me: Mirages, AMXs, MiG-29s, Su-30s, MiG-21s, etc.

As for CFS3-you heard good.

My personal experience-CFS3 bad, FB brilliant-CFS series don't come close to FB. The only thing CFS3 is better than FB is aircraft 3d model quality (with exception of cockpits, which are just poor). Listing superior qualities of FB to CFS3 would take almost entire page.

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GazzaMataz
09-20-2004, 08:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The only thing CFS3 is better than FB is aircraft 3d model quality<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
What about those little tutorial movies and training aids? I have CFS 1 and it has those, does CFS 3 have them? - I do think that they could be useful. I don't think the training in FB was that good...

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Rab03
09-20-2004, 09:46 AM
Don't know, since I immediately started playing. The only time that I go through game tutorial is when it's unavoidable.

CFS series is more arcadish, so to speak. There was no thrill for me in it, so I installed CFS3 twice, and then uninstalled it after a single day. CFS2 was longer on my hard drive-3 weeks.

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