P-12C Pilot

The Flight Simulator experience and other tangential thoughts

April, 2006

  • P-12 pictures posted in the gallery

    I just posted a bunch of photos of the P-12 my father has been building over the last 20+ years. The images span a wide time range covering about 18 or so of those years. You can find the gallery here . There are far more images that I haven't posted...
  • What is Realism Anyway?

    There are probably more forum posts and e-mails regarding realism than any other subject for FS, so I thought it might be useful to post some of my thoughts on what realism is all about. And btw, this is all just my opinion, and doesn't necessarily represent...
  • More Cool Shots

    So it looks like the video we are working on for E3 will eventually be released to a large audience. I don't know exactly how that will happen, but I think it's pretty exciting. I watched a rough cut of the video storyboard today while we were capturing...
  • Cool Shots

    I'm sitting in MS Studios which is a full featured production studio on campus watching Jason Waskey do his magic capturing great shots of FSX in action. It's very cool. I don't know if you'll ever see any of it unless you go to E3, but maybe it will...
  • FSX Interview Posted

    I would have thought you guys would be all over this, but I don't see much action in the forums yet, so here's a link to the article on flightsim.com . It's an interview with our studio manager Shawn Firminger which I think you will find interesting...
  • Lobotomy Flashback

    Yet another flashback to my past, this time from a longtime friend and ex-Lobotomite Tom. When I left Nintendo it was to start my own company, which I founded with two friends. The company name was Lobotomy Software and we created console and PC games...
  • New Flight Simulator Fan

    Well maybe "fan" is a little strong, but last night was the first time my daughter took any real interest in what I was doing with Flight Simulator. I was working on a mission for E3, and she walked up wanting to know what I was doing. I showed her...
  • Contacting me Via e-mail

    As much as I would love to start up e-mail dialogs with readers of this blog, if I did so, I would have so much e-mail that I wouldn't have any time to respond to any of them much less make any blog posts. So unless you are a Microsoft employee, e-mail...
  • I Love This Job

    I'm a lucky SOB and I know it. I thank God everyday for the blessings in my life, and I honestly prayed for this job everyday for one and half years while I was unemployed. Okay, I didn't exactly pray for this specific job, but one that involved computer...
  • More Air Racing News

    Unfortunately I'm home sick today, but I'll try to get some work done as well. My wife has been patiently asking for my travel schedule this year so I have been tracking down some dates. I noticed on the official Reno Air Racing website that the Jet...