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Dolomiti X Longarone for FSX

Our Italian developer Daniele Tona has now released the next in his series of FSX sceneries enhancing the Dolomiti alpine area in northern Italy. Longarone is the valley just north of Belluno airport (the latter is available as a free

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Some download problems

or rather: upload problems. From me to my shop, that is. I put DolomitiX -Longarone up for sale on the shop and it turns out that the upload didn’t work out at all. Apologies to the first few customers who

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Yo Simmers ! Come and get MOUNTAINS!

Yup, I FINALLY came up for air after some two weeks of major problems with a variety of things technical. Since the last update in December the webshop would not accept LARGE files for download anymore. Bummer! Took me an

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Sun Tzu: The Art of War

That’s a book I have read a few times during my years as executive. Frankly, I never wanted to see business ‘as war’, as did some of the leaders of the company I worked for all those years. But with

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Don’t believe you have friends…..

Yesterday I had to learn through a post on Twitter – of all places – that my long-time ally Bill Womack had sneaked over to Orbx entirely and will take OUR project – Emma Field for FSX – with him.

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Step One

…of the re-invention has been made. In the form of yet a new attempt at setting up my own webshop. And although it proved to be cumbersome (what else is new) it seems to be running and functioning now, ON

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Gloster Gladiator Production in Final Stages

  The User Manual is done. The aircraft itself is done. I ‘wasted’ a day flying it of course…… sorry….. too much fun! And now I am working on the Installer software to build the package for release. Oh, we

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No Misty Fjords X

well, not from FSAddon Publishing, that is. Holger Sandmann regrettably has decided to stick with the competition and not continue his work for FSAddon. I won’t comment any further here, suffice it to say that obviously I don’t agree with

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Sinusitus Stinks

Big Time. Been having headaches for the past 3 weeks and that’s why you haven’t seen much of me here. Maybe I should see the doctor after all, one of these days. Meanwhile, we’re pretty busy with all sorts of

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Current ‘Projects’…..

Since not many people read here, I can safely list some of the projects I am currently working on….. And yes, as usual for me, not enough hours in a day! Oh, that picture on the left? Check out the

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Tongass Fjords for FSX is launched !!!

  And that, my friends, is exactly the reason why you haven’t seen me blogging here for so long! That and some other work and a few headaches in between. Never mind that. I am HAPPY !! At long last

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Too much of a good thing ??

Information overload and application glut…. causing the stress to hit the fan once again. I am referring to my absence from this blog, casued by my presence in too many other places. Twitter (yes, even there), Facebook (daily), my own

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Am I still here ???

  …. Pinch…. ….OUCH ! …. Apparently yes. Writers block? Maybe. Busy? YES! And here I am, the man who bought a new paint set to take up the old hobby again in order to get some relax time off…..

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Lizzie now flies for real !

  I am happy to tell you that ‘my’ Lysander has now taken to the (virtual) skies with a real airfile attached and new animations….. Finally we’re getting somewhere with this amazingly expensive project! Read all about it on my

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A Twin Coming

  You’ll love this little old twin. It was designed towards the end of the Thirties (of LAST century now) and has been faithfully recreated by Simon Smeiman, who also brought us the nice Supercub ! Designed for FSX !

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Private life gets in the way……

We’re all supposed to have it, a private life away from work and other things we do to keep us busy. And we do, although often not by choice.   Nina and I have had some ‘distractions’ lately as you

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I know, I’m a Wussy

I will never be able to understand how women can have children… and live to tell it. Me, I feel a total terror when having to see a doctor, or worse, visit a hospital. I know it is for my

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FSAddon’s progress…….

Yet another 3/4 of a day with heavy headaches hasn’t stopped me from making progress. I think I’ll open yet another blog, related to migraine only. That way I don’t have to bore you with it here. The good news

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Come visit New England

Always has been one of my favorite regions in the US. Perhaps because it most resembles Europe. Or perhaps it was the first area ever that I visited when first coming to the US many years ago. Like so many

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Plum Island Beta Started

Yup, good news at last! Bill Womack has been working hard (see his blog) and Plum Island is now ready for Beta testing. The Beta Team has been formed, the beta forum opened and we’re now all eagerly awaiting the

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Super Cub …. and “Oh! Drats!”

Those of you reading here know me pretty well I think….. and you know I shoot straight, albeit from the hip at times. I was going to announce the release of the wonderful little Piper Super Cub today, made by

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See why I am happy !?

  And we’re only halfway done I think…. after 18 months! But she flies, albeit with a borrowed flight model. I don’t know if I’ll attempt another aircraft after this one. Man, what an ordeal! But hopefully we’ll get her

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More visitors !!!

  I am happy. And amazed! My long-time Internet presence finally seems to start being felt…. the number of actual visitors to my sites is on the rise! For the combined FSAddon sites we’re nearing the ONE MILLION mark !!!

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Lizzie flies !

Yup, FINALLY. This evening I flew my first circuit with the Lizzie, at long last. That’s the good news. Is it up for sale yet? Hell no! That’s the bad news. What we have flying now I’d call the Alpha

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