Thursday, December 24, 2015

FSX F-35 VR-1251 Low Level Flight over N. California [EXTREME REALISM GR...

Here is another classic example of a flight sim video that I wish I'd made, myself.  

No, this is not one of mine:  Mine aren't nearly as good.  Truth be told, I don't normally view military flight sim videos on YouTube.  But the true creator of this video (Aero Sid) is on his way to making a believer out of me.  

If you're looking for a nice, comfortable cruise at 35,000 feet, you'll have to look elsewhere.  You won't find auto pilot flying on this puppy.  

What we have here is pure "stick and rudder", "yank and bank" flying over the FSX's version of Northern California.  

Aero Sid is really a good video photographer and virtual aviator.  He takes us on an exciting journey with views both inside and outside the cockpit.  

He makes me want to dust off my version of FS2004 (or maybe track down and upgrade to FSX) and take to the virtual sky's again.  

But, you don't have to take my word for it.  Just click the button on the above video if you haven't done so already.  Then head on over to YouTube and type in "Aero Sid" in the search bar to view the rest of his channel.  You won't be sorry.

Monday, December 7, 2015

VATSIM: IFR Flight Example: Memphis to Atlanta! - FULL ATC!

No, this is NOT one of my videos.  You can look below to see that mine are not nearly as good.  This vid comes from Aviation Pro, who has been on YouTube for about 5 years now.  

As the name implies, this young man is very professional in the way he plans, and executes his flights.  He utilizes VatSim for realistic ATC procedures.

Unlike many YouTubers who have successful channels, I find Aviation Pro to be friendly, helpful, and always answers questions in the comment section.  He doesn't just fly the aircraft:  He actually takes time to explain to newbies what he is doing, and why.  Very nice!!

You can find him, not only on YouTube, but also here 

You'll also notice that he's still flying FS2004.  It just goes to show you that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 isn't dead.  It lives on in Facebook fan pages, blogs, YouTube channels, and forums.