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VW-IceFire
01-15-2006, 09:47 PM
I haven't done it in a while...so I loaded up a Ta-152H, an aircraft I get so little time on but offers so much in terms of flying.

I just used the QMB, setup no enemies, no wingmen, and I just flew around the countryside for a while. Turns out Crimea is very visually appealing with all of the mountains and valleys on the map. I'm going to permanently setup a mission so I can start somewhere and just fly around for a while.

Its a good break from the rigors of combat...and its just what I need to break in my new joystick. Its taken some time to get used to.

VW-IceFire
01-15-2006, 09:47 PM
I haven't done it in a while...so I loaded up a Ta-152H, an aircraft I get so little time on but offers so much in terms of flying.

I just used the QMB, setup no enemies, no wingmen, and I just flew around the countryside for a while. Turns out Crimea is very visually appealing with all of the mountains and valleys on the map. I'm going to permanently setup a mission so I can start somewhere and just fly around for a while.

Its a good break from the rigors of combat...and its just what I need to break in my new joystick. Its taken some time to get used to.

ImpStarDuece
01-15-2006, 09:48 PM
I do it all the time in the FMB. I just plonk a plane on an airway (usually a P-38 or Bf 110) and just fly around admiring the map makers work.

Jetbuff
01-15-2006, 09:57 PM
For sight-seeing, I highly recommend the I-153 or the Gladiator. The latter's gorgeous cockpit is a bonus.

horseback
01-16-2006, 12:01 AM
Try inspecting the undersides of some of the bridges in Leningrad- a small aircraft is recommended, but with retractable gear.

cheers

horseback

Udidtoo
01-16-2006, 12:47 AM
Good way to get a feel for the patches and sometimes just for relaxing. Put on some tunes, grab some air, admire the new skins you just down loaded and maybe even discover by accident that you fly right through the castle near Yalta.

Tully__
01-16-2006, 12:48 AM
Love it. Kuban also offers some interesting mountains, and parts of the Gulf of Finland map can be fun too. I'll let you have the joy of finding them for yourself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WOLFMondo
01-16-2006, 03:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Turns out Crimea is very visually appealing with all of the mountains and valleys on the map. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sometimes I do that and the Crimea map is one of the nicest to do it. The reason I can't wait for a Norway map with valleys and Fjords to fly around in with a Mosquito.

But I get bored and want to shoot stuff after a while.

fly_zo
01-16-2006, 04:19 AM
If there is any interest for Hawaii scenery map for sightseeing, PM your e-mail and i will sent it to you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
01-16-2006, 04:30 AM
Yepp - in different planes. Sometimes I just feel like flying with a J8A cruising around, sometimes with a Me262, rushing through canyons or travelling from airbase to airbase with full real navigation. That's one reason I'm looking forward to BoB's level of ground-detail! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

danjama
01-16-2006, 04:45 AM
Take a Me262 flight over South Japan map. Very relaxing.

I also like to hop into the Crimea map and cruise in any old plane. Fave's for cruising are the Emil and the Spitfire.

F0_Dark_P
01-16-2006, 04:48 AM
now you will presumably cut my throat for mentioning this game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but i installed flight simulator 2004 some time ago, and that game is really fun and if you just want to fly around it is way better then il2 on navigation and physics

it is a really fun game to play and when you take time and setup some flights properly it is just wonderful, and flying the dc-3 in alaska in a snowstorm and zero vision is really cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

i love il2 but when i just want to fly around looking at scenerys i play fs04

Friendly_flyer
01-16-2006, 04:52 AM
I occationally take the Spitfire for a spin in the Cubans or Crimea, or rather used to before tha last patch. Nowdays Hurricanes or IL2 are very pleasent planes to fly just for the fun of it.

Longpo
01-16-2006, 04:54 AM
I just fly quite abit. Just put the time around 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning when setting up QMB and fly around when the sun is coming up, it looks great.

WOLFMondo
01-16-2006, 05:44 AM
The sun rising and the change in reflections on the water, the mist etc are very nice in this sim. Some of the special effects are still top notch despite the age of the sim.

rnzoli
01-16-2006, 05:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The sun rising and the change in reflections on the water, the mist etc are very nice in this sim. Some of the special effects are still top notch despite the age of the sim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Absolutely. If I fly non-combat, I do this at dusk, dawn, or in bad weather. Visibility at these conditions is not so good for combat, but interesting to fly around anyway. For bonus, get in little 88 flak puffs (red inside), or small caliber tracers, they look marvellous from a safe distance. (Where is that in FS2004? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif)

p-11.cAce
01-16-2006, 06:01 AM
I prob spend about half of my flight time just buzzing around in different aircraft. I try to keep it interesting by building non-combat missions but realistic mission briefings: Transfering planes from a rear airbase after "heavy mtx" to a small field at the front. Flying from one airfield to another or series of airfields using full real nav and trying to hit specific arrival times at each. Taking up a plane and wringing it out after and "engine change". Just alittle backstory to keep it interesting.

Freelancer-1
01-16-2006, 06:53 AM
I spend a fair bit of time cruising around, admiring the scenery and yakking with my squd mates while waitng for everyone to come online.

That is, until some rude G10 or A8 sneaks up on my six and shreds me! Maybe I should do my site seeing offline.

willyvic
01-16-2006, 07:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
now you will presumably cut my throat for mentioning this game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but i installed flight simulator 2004 some time ago, and that game is really fun and if you just want to fly around it is way better then il2 on navigation and physics

it is a really fun game to play and when you take time and setup some flights properly it is just wonderful, and flying the dc-3 in alaska in a snowstorm and zero vision is really cool http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

i love il2 but when i just want to fly around looking at scenerys i play fs04 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only the no-class dweebs would cut your throat bro. Those that subscribe to the IL2 only philosophy. Those that have never even kicked an aircraft tire, let alone fly one. Those that....well ya get my drift.

There's not a dang thing wrong with flying FS2004 (FS9 to the in crowd http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif ) Nor any other flight sim on the market. It's what a lot of us do, enjoy the entire gambit of virtual flight platforms.

So relax, kick back, and take heart in the knowledge that a whole flock of us have many different flight sims we punch holes in the make believe sky with.

Do I ever just fly? You betcha!

jds1978
01-16-2006, 07:35 AM
Does anything beat cruising around Guadalcanal at dawn? me thinks no

msalama
01-16-2006, 08:11 AM
Oh, all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Used to fly the FS2004 DC-3 a lot, but nowadays I just take up a Chaika / Rata and burn up some avgas while checking out the scenery around Le Havre... cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

JG7_Rall
01-16-2006, 08:42 AM
I do it all the time. It was even more fun back in the day when you could land anywhere you wanted to and take off again. I loved landing on small mountain tops and then taking off again -- it was a great challenge and the view was incredible. Now with the super spring grass, you cant do that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LStarosta
01-16-2006, 09:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
I do it all the time. It was even more fun back in the day when you could land anywhere you wanted to and take off again. I loved landing on small mountain tops and then taking off again -- it was a great challenge and the view was incredible. Now with the super spring grass, you cant do that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those were the days... Taking a D3A and landing it anywhere and taking off again. Bush Flying in its prime. Now the D3A is overtorqued.. But we still got the Dauntless, right?

AustinPowers_
01-16-2006, 09:24 AM
D3A talks like a mofo.
Can't shut it up.

BuzzU
01-16-2006, 10:09 AM
I do it all the time. Usually in the P-51 because of it's good view from the cockpit.

Dash_C.
01-16-2006, 10:30 AM
Ctrl F1 + Me-262 + Crimea at 0700 + classical music = relaxation

ploughman
01-16-2006, 10:36 AM
A nicely trimmed B-25 at low altitude, what joy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Stuka_G10
01-16-2006, 10:54 AM
Well, you don't expect me to sit on the ground all day, do you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

BigganD
01-16-2006, 11:35 AM
Sound very relaxing, maybe mixing this with dogfights? having looooooong (bigmaps) flights to the target.

Bremspropeller
01-16-2006, 11:42 AM
Gimme a P-38 or a Corsair and one of those coral-sand bases...

MLudner
01-16-2006, 12:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
I do it all the time. It was even more fun back in the day when you could land anywhere you wanted to and take off again. I loved landing on small mountain tops and then taking off again -- it was a great challenge and the view was incredible. Now with the super spring grass, you cant do that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those were the days... Taking a D3A and landing it anywhere and taking off again. Bush Flying in its prime. Now the D3A is overtorqued.. But we still got the Dauntless, right? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Try using the P-39. The tricycle landing gear makes landing on unimproved ground much safer. P-38 would probably work well for that as well.

LStarosta
01-16-2006, 12:15 PM
I did, but it's simply not a fun plane to fly, and it doesn't fit the bill for a bush-plane. Dauntless is pretty fun to fly. You have to be more careful than the pre 4.xx D3A's (those things were indestructable), but it's still fun, has less torque, and still is a slow and fun to fly bush-plane.

MLudner
01-16-2006, 12:20 PM
I have a number of freeflight or Valhalla mission I use for that on various maps. I use FMB to build them with complex airbases. I most favor OL4 Summer where I have three Valhalla missions (That being a situation in which a single threat aircraft will be taking off from its base that I will bump into inevitably), one for the USAAF, one for the RAF, and the other for the VVS or OLIsland6 with those tight canyons to go twisting an turning through with a couple of roving Panzer II's that shoot at anything flying low around them. I have one on that Island complete now for the USAAF/USN/USMC; VVS under construction and a Luftwaffe, RAF and Japanese version in the works. I have one area set up for stunt flying.

reverendkrv1972
01-16-2006, 12:22 PM
yes!

I do!

and sometimes on HL i look for 'freefly' servers...and there aren't any http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

it used to be pleasant to sometimes chill out,with a handfull of mates in the zone,just formed up & cruising around sightseeing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I can't host,otherwise i would make an airshow/island hopping room http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

regards,

Rev

MLudner
01-16-2006, 12:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
I did, but it's simply not a fun plane to fly, and it doesn't fit the bill for a bush-plane. Dauntless is pretty fun to fly. You have to be more careful than the pre 4.xx D3A's (those things were indestructable), but it's still fun, has less torque, and still is a slow and fun to fly bush-plane. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is for me. I love the Aircobra - D2 variant preferred. Though, the P-39's torque on take-off could make it bit testy on a mountaintop...

jimDG
01-16-2006, 12:45 PM
just once, when I first got my rudder pedals. took an i-16 for a ride - flew 30 m above the ground and used only rudder and no banking turns to skim the terrain. I was laughing out loud at the end if it - it was an incredible joy - it felt like cross-counrty racing, just much faster

tomtheyak
01-16-2006, 01:55 PM
My take on Oleg's recipe for 'Grin-a-mile-wide Relaxation Soup';

1) Take 1 QMB

2) A well rounded a/c of your choosing

3) No AAA whatsoever

4) A good healthy dollop of hazy cloud

5) Temperature at 1745hrs

6) serve witha cup of tea and some soothing music of your choice!

Never fails me!

Gold_Monkey
01-16-2006, 02:02 PM
After our weekend nights dog fight sessions there is usually two or more of us that will power up fs9 MP and go for a short hop. KBVY to KBOS and back at dusk is always a favorite.

Ob.Emann
01-16-2006, 02:21 PM
"Just flying" is what I do online inbetween getting shot down. If you have a swarm of Spitfires or Lavochkins bearing down on you, one of the most constructive things you can do is admire the heavens and beautiful countryside during your last moments of existance.

T_O_A_D
01-16-2006, 02:44 PM
Yep I prefere early morning, low light and a bit of fog.

I usually di in something fast though. Just to see more. P-80 or 262, although the drown of a prop plane is more apealing to the ears.

XyZspineZyX
01-16-2006, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BigganD:
Sound very relaxing, maybe mixing this with dogfights? having looooooong (bigmaps) flights to the target. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Funny...flights with targets in them arent relaxing one bit to me since I get all primed up on the way to target. When I know there will be action on a map I get pumped and start going through all sorts of maneuvers in my head, to get me prepared.

What is truly relaxing is knowing you wont get any action, and enjoying the scenery. By the way, the Ju-87 is an absolute joy to "just" fly. Other than that the P-40 is quite enjoyable, as is any Fw-190.

LeOs.K_Walstein
01-16-2006, 04:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HH_Emann:
"Just flying" is what I do online inbetween getting shot down. If you have a swarm of Spitfires or Lavochkins bearing down on you, one of the most constructive things you can do is admire the heavens and beautiful countryside during your last moments of existance. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

P.S. Sometimes I take a Heinkel He-111 just to do the same thing! It is marvellous...

Have fun,
Wallstein

danjama
01-16-2006, 04:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skunk241981:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BigganD:
Sound very relaxing, maybe mixing this with dogfights? having looooooong (bigmaps) flights to the target. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Funny...flights with targets in them arent relaxing one bit to me since I get all primed up on the way to target. When I know there will be action on a map I get pumped and start going through all sorts of maneuvers in my head, to get me prepared.

What is truly relaxing is knowing you wont get any action, and enjoying the scenery. By the way, the Ju-87 is an absolute joy to "just" fly. Other than that the P-40 is quite enjoyable, as is any Fw-190. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I swear to god tonight i was just on a friends dogfight map, FR settings, and i was cruising in the FW190 for like an hour up at 7000m just ignoring all my friends messages. The 190 is my favourite plane anyway, but i was just mesmerised tonight. Truly a beautiful plane to "just fly". Makes the most wonderful sound and smoothest turns. I love it even more than i did. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Capt_Haddock
01-16-2006, 04:43 PM
Leningrad, 7AM, TB3 M-17 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.haddock.f2s.com/sig/F19bannerh3.jpg

LStarosta
01-16-2006, 05:16 PM
Who the hell gets up that early to play IL2? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

MLudner
01-16-2006, 05:35 PM
Well, considering that would be VVS, anyone that doesn't want to get shot by the comissar...

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-16-2006, 06:05 PM
Seafire, open canopy, Normandy, early morning.

tomtheyak
01-16-2006, 06:16 PM
Yeah mate... just love the sound of the wind buffeting round an open cockpit... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Jatro13th
01-16-2006, 06:21 PM
For sightseeing I just hop on a connie and fly various flight plans in Greece with the fabulous maps and airports that some fellow-countrymen created for FS9.
FS9=fabulous weather, FABULOUS navigation (the reason why I'm basicaly using FS9 for VOR to VOR cruising) and last, but not least, a very vey very cr@ppy Flight Model!!!
Of course that does not mean that about 50% of my flight time in IL2 is not taken up by just flying around in various a/c and doing stunts!

Dukayn_450
01-16-2006, 08:21 PM
I've never actually done that before, just flown around with nothing else in mind to do. I think I'm going to have to give it a go however, it sounds so nice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

marc_hawkins
01-16-2006, 09:03 PM
It is very nice, the seafire with the openable canopy is cool, but recently for coastline type trips i take the Rufe, its nice just to settle down somewhere for a bit and enjoy the lapping water.. then take off again for another jaunt, and when finnished park on the beach. Tis great fun.

Monty_Thrud
01-17-2006, 12:07 PM
Ah yes!...get...jump in the Glad and take her for a jaunt round the super bowl.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//IL2M_sthjpn.jpg

TALLY HOOOO0000oooo!

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//IL2M_sthjpn2.jpg

OoPs!...bit of a prang

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//IL2M_sthjpn3.jpg

Dash_C.
01-17-2006, 03:01 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

What is the map and location of that big crater?

Dukayn_450
01-17-2006, 03:03 PM
It's on the Southern Japan map, I can't remember where exactly.

I took a Spitty around Papua New Guinea last night, got some nice screenies that I'll post up later.

Monty_Thrud
01-17-2006, 03:20 PM
BOINK!

Kyushu map

http://premium1.uploadit.org/bsamania//IL2M_sthjpn4.jpg

Ob.Emann
01-17-2006, 03:57 PM
Isn't there a crater somewhere in Smolensk also?

Kapteeni
01-17-2006, 04:02 PM
In smolensk there is a craterlake, i think. And yes, i do "freeflying".

Dukayn_450
01-18-2006, 06:14 PM
Anyone know why there's a huge crater in the middle of Kyushu?

LEXX_Luthor
01-18-2006, 06:20 PM
IceFire, you want to do Kuban mountains (south east corner) at sunset in CR.42. As it gets dark, turn on the cockpit lights, the most pretty cockpit lights in FB.

Also, Normandy is another fave to fly around.

UberPickle
01-18-2006, 06:21 PM
I like to just fly after a dogfight in QMB. I practice many orginal tricks; Such as the windpowered plane (engine off, shooting up at a 90 degree angle and then diving down catching wind to move the props) and to practice getting out of stalls. I do a lot of aerobatics as well (I one time got two computer wingmates to collide with each other, Ill post the video sometime)

danjama
01-18-2006, 09:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
IceFire, you want to do Kuban mountains (south east corner) at sunset in CR.42. As it gets dark, turn on the cockpit lights, the most pretty cockpit lights in FB.

Also, Normandy is another fave to fly around. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Normandy is great caus it looks good and its easy to navigate! You can literally recognise parts of France on that map! No stress what so ever flying that map, not even navigation worries! Love it....

Phas3e
01-18-2006, 10:50 PM
early morning Normandy with low fog.
It doesnt really matter what I fly,
although Im partial to taking a jet for a low level blat between bases(Its the only time i get to fly them).

Dukayn_450
01-18-2006, 11:49 PM
Screenie of my flight at 5.30am on the PNG map. Hazy weather, clouds at 1200m

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3028/spitsunrise38ub.png
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/765/spitsunrise23fy.png

Friendly_flyer
01-19-2006, 05:17 AM
Man, that's beautifull

GreyFox5
01-19-2006, 10:27 AM
Excellent! I think the Bf-110C2 is my favorite for cruising with cockpit on and trimmed out for "hands off" flying. Any map will do.

~S~
Fox

Punkfriday
01-19-2006, 02:57 PM
i like to take out a plane of every "class", fly around then practice my gear up landings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AirBomber
01-19-2006, 07:51 PM
The first WW2 flight sim I played (or any flight sim for that matter) was Jane's WW2 Fighters. I used to take the Me262 up for a free flight and just test the limits. I'd take it up as high as possible and then nose dive at full throttle to see how fast I could go, and how low I could go before pulling out.

The other day I did that in FB/PF for the first time. I wanted to practice taxiing and taking off, so I set up a MP map, climbed in a Spit, and took off. It was fun, until I got shot down by AAA over another airbase (I forgot they shoot at other teams). I guess next time I'll set up something in the FMB.

Another thing that I decided to try is night fighting. I flew a Beaufighter at 0200 hours against four JU-88s. It was good practice to try flying (and fighting) with the low visibility, and it looked cool too. After I shot down two of them I ran out of ammo and had to head home, so I flipped on the lights, got the vector from the tower, and headed home for a successful landing.

To all who haven't done it yet: Night flying is a lot more fun than you think it is!

F0_Dark_P
01-20-2006, 04:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AirBomber:
The first WW2 flight sim I played (or any flight sim for that matter) was Jane's WW2 Fighters. I used to take the Me262 up for a free flight and just test the limits. I'd take it up as high as possible and then nose dive at full throttle to see how fast I could go, and how low I could go before pulling out.

The other day I did that in FB/PF for the first time. I wanted to practice taxiing and taking off, so I set up a MP map, climbed in a Spit, and took off. It was fun, until I got shot down by AAA over another airbase (I forgot they shoot at other teams). I guess next time I'll set up something in the FMB.

Another thing that I decided to try is night fighting. I flew a Beaufighter at 0200 hours against four JU-88s. It was good practice to try flying (and fighting) with the low visibility, and it looked cool too. After I shot down two of them I ran out of ammo and had to head home, so I flipped on the lights, got the vector from the tower, and headed home for a successful landing.

To all who haven't done it yet: Night flying is a lot more fun than you think it is! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah, night flying is cool, last night i came up with the idea to set up a flight from nyk√¬∂pings airport skavsta (in sweden) to Helsinki Finland on fs2004 in a Boeing 737-400 that was really cool, specialy when you come in to land

MLudner
01-20-2006, 09:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AirBomber:
The first WW2 flight sim I played (or any flight sim for that matter) was Jane's WW2 Fighters. I used to take the Me262 up for a free flight and just test the limits. I'd take it up as high as possible and then nose dive at full throttle to see how fast I could go, and how low I could go before pulling out.

The other day I did that in FB/PF for the first time. I wanted to practice taxiing and taking off, so I set up a MP map, climbed in a Spit, and took off. It was fun, until I got shot down by AAA over another airbase (I forgot they shoot at other teams). I guess next time I'll set up something in the FMB.

Another thing that I decided to try is night fighting. I flew a Beaufighter at 0200 hours against four JU-88s. It was good practice to try flying (and fighting) with the low visibility, and it looked cool too. After I shot down two of them I ran out of ammo and had to head home, so I flipped on the lights, got the vector from the tower, and headed home for a successful landing.

To all who haven't done it yet: Night flying is a lot more fun than you think it is! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was my first sim, too. The Me-262 was Porked in that game. If you exceeded 760 kph in a dive you would not pull out and it never went as fast as the real thing. The AI did not know how to fly them and were sitting ducks because they would turn too early.