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ThreeCrow
03-19-2004, 11:35 PM
Just curious if any of you mates, after a stressful day, ever just check out a J-8 or P 11 or Spit... whatever... and fly about alone and look at the scenery? Buzz low over a city? Chase up a river and fly under a bridge?

That and a few beers will usually relax me (especially if I do not listen to the news).

Anyway... is always good to practice I should think... it is fun to get lost then find way home.

Cheers

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ThreeCrow
03-19-2004, 11:35 PM
Just curious if any of you mates, after a stressful day, ever just check out a J-8 or P 11 or Spit... whatever... and fly about alone and look at the scenery? Buzz low over a city? Chase up a river and fly under a bridge?

That and a few beers will usually relax me (especially if I do not listen to the news).

Anyway... is always good to practice I should think... it is fun to get lost then find way home.

Cheers

"Never Underestimate what a soldier will do in the defense of his country."
Gen Wesley Clark

necrobaron
03-19-2004, 11:39 PM
Hehe,I do that all the time.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Udidtoo
03-20-2004, 12:05 AM
Trying to emmulate the Inverted under the bridge trk ia always fun.

Only took me about 300 trys . Its easy to make it if you roll a good ways before the span but to snap roll like the guys does in the trak at the last minute is a neat trick.

I've managed it in the J8 but still go swimming in the Cr.42, that or eat some bridge. Still good fun trying.

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georgeo76
03-20-2004, 12:17 AM
Not really, but when I finish a run in QMB I often take the time to run a circuit and land.

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arcadeace
03-20-2004, 01:44 AM
I also enjoy it after a QMB. In FB its almost as relaxing as FS2004. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Capt_Haddock
03-20-2004, 07:28 AM
I do that all the time. Follow a river... fly over a town... touch-and-go on the local aerodrome... All with a nice cup of tea http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Tully__
03-20-2004, 08:35 AM
I've spent quite a few hours doing that, in IL2/FB and other sims. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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skabbe
03-20-2004, 08:52 AM
muha ha ha i flew a HE-111 inverted under a bridge!!!!!!!

VW-IceFire
03-20-2004, 09:25 AM
I've done that from time to time...haven't yet in a Spitfire but its usually alot of fun on the more detailed maps. Fly past a town and look down into it...wonder what everyone is doing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Old_Canuck
03-20-2004, 09:30 AM
I did that recently in the Gladiator. Got carried away flying past the two tankers on the Pacific map and while I watched them out the side, a couple of AI Fiats bounced me into the drink. Flying is what it's all about right? Yes it's relaxing to just take off sometimes and sip a hot one and listen the engine drone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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skabbe
03-21-2004, 10:24 AM
damn you vw-icefire!!! you keep reminding me of tempest with that picture, and IL2 got non

Extreme_One
03-21-2004, 10:29 AM
I often fly along heading nowhere in particular listening to the drone of the engine....I have some of my best ideas at times like that!

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LEXX_Luthor
03-21-2004, 11:35 AM
Best is flying ~very~ low level in the deep Kuban mountain valleys in the southeast (lower left...EDIT sorry lower right corner) of the Kuban map (in the FMB). The fun thing is doing it in I~16 or something that can cut out with negative gees. hehe that is fun. However with something like P11c or TB~3 especially you can land it anywhere even on top of a mountain and look around then take off again. TB~3 may have shortest takeoff roll in THE GAME I dunno.

warning:: I~16, I~153, and G.50 can't start engines on the ground except at official FB airports

Normandy map is cool too either high or low, and so is landing and taking off on the farmers' fields. Best visual experience is at or just after sunset in CR.42 with the cockpit lights and nav lights on.

warning:: CR.42 like I~16 cannot start engines on ground except at official FB airports.

Taxiing across the landscape of any map in P~38 is like a cross country drive. Try it on Normandy map.


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[This message was edited by LEXX_Luthor on Sun March 21 2004 at 11:03 AM.]