P-12C Pilot

The Flight Simulator experience and other tangential thoughts

January, 2007

  • Some Wild Flying Today

    Every once in a while we have an all ACES meeting to update the team on what's going on and show some demos and such. Today was such a day and I must say I had a lot of fun. Brandon and I were demoing some of his hard work flying together in multi-player...
  • "Moore's Law" Back on Track

    Here is an interesting article on a technology breakthrough which will allow Intel and AMD to build faster chips which should be out late in 2007. This combined with the new multi-core configurations could yield some pretty amazing performance. http...
  • Updated Mission Tips Article

    Mike Singer (here's his blog http://informationmike.spaces.live.com/ ) took a few days and cleaned up my article to post it on the FSinsider site. He did a great job and still gives me credit making me look like a much better writer than I really am....
  • Repaints from NZ

    Just a quick one as it's getting late and I need some sleep. Here's a ling to a site with some very nice repaints of FSX aircraft as well as some scenery. http://www.flightsim.co.nz/ To the author of this site and many (if not all) of the skins, we...
  • Calling Leading Mission Builders

    Are you building missions for FSX? If so, I may want to hear from you... Here is what I can tell you without your being under a hard-core non-disclosure agreement. We are looking for an individual that is very good at building missions with the...
  • The Pacific War, In Color

    I watched a great documentary on Seattle's public broadcasting station KCTS called "The Pacific War: They Filmed the War in Color." It's easy to get complacent and forget the people that fought and sacrificed in WWII (and all wars for that matter)...
  • A couple new FS bloggers

    Mike Singer is now blogging and you should check it out. He was an integral part of the mission creation process for FSX and wrote most of the voice over scripts and helped us keep the designs realistic (where desired). He is an instrument rated pilot...
  • Train Sim 2 Announced

    So the mysterious "other project" has now been announced via blogs. Check out these ACES team member blogs for more info: http://simelations.spaces.live.com/ http://yardlimits.spaces.live.com/ I'll add them to my links as well.
  • New P-12C pics

    Here are some new shots of the P-12 project. Go to pages 2 and 3 to see them. I still have some pictures of the FS trip to Spain I made in the Summer mixed in as well. http://blogs.technet.com/photos/p-12c/default.aspx?ppage=1 BTW, someone asked...
  • P-12 Stuff

    There's always more progress going on with the P-12. My dad is fitting the gear and continuing work on the corrugated control surface skins. It's pretty cool seeing it on the gear, although I know it's going to come off again to fix some oil leaks in...
  • I Bought the Farm

    Okay, I guess I bought A farm. My wife Sam is a horse person. Her passion is horses and mine is aviation. Where we live now she and I can have both, but she needed more. SO... now we have two houses. One for aviation where we have been for several years...
  • Good Fun

    Brandon (one of our mission designers) is back from his hiatus, and the last couple of days we were testing out some of the concepts we are working on. Prior to that Justin and I were doing more of the same. Happily I can say it was very fun flying together...
  • Rediculous Commute

    We were hit with a new winter storm today and when ever a storm hits the media makes a big deal out of it and all the commuters go crazy. Covering a distance that normally takes me a little over an hour took me over five and half hours to get home tonight...
  • Yak 18T

    It took me over a week to write this, but the weekend before last, I was hanging out around the house and heard a radial engine flying around. I ran outside and saw a Yak 18T fly over. I decided that if he landed I would drive around and see where he...