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Beyond the expected

Canberra as you’ve never seen it before

By johnboy - 14 March 2007 18

Someone called John Dow has posted footage of a flight simulator run with a Spitfire over Canberra complete with erratic commentary. Personally I found the detail of the city to be pretty amazing.

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18 Responses to
Canberra as you’ve never seen it before
JD114 1:41 pm 15 Mar 07

Re the Hornet, I have done a similar circuit in the F-16 which is similar in performance to the Hornet, but the ‘look’ of the flight isn’t as video friendly.

Al 1:02 pm 15 Mar 07

“Yippee! We did it!”????

I suspect using the Hornet add-on wouldn’t have given much time to enjoy the scenery…

Meconium 10:06 am 15 Mar 07

Yippee! We did it!

SamTSeppo 11:09 pm 14 Mar 07

Fantastically geeky. I liked it.

bonfire 4:29 pm 14 Mar 07

strafed charnwood and qbn…

bonfire 4:29 pm 14 Mar 07

JD114 – you should have nipped out to belco and used the radio masts for a slalom…

terubo 4:01 pm 14 Mar 07

Har har, that was a good larf. I liked the commentary too.

seepi 2:41 pm 14 Mar 07

ADFA Open Day usually has flight simulators going. That will be around late August/early September.

Maelinar 2:01 pm 14 Mar 07

^^ is one of the geekiest posts I’ve seen on this site.

JD114 1:46 pm 14 Mar 07

Thanks peoples I had no idea it would spread outside the Aussie flightsim community. The simulator is FS9 (FS20040, but not FS-X, which doesn’t run this smoothly on a two year old system. The spitfire is a payware add-on from Real-Air, and the scenery is a freebie from and other related sites. You also need a TrackIR4 to give the look-around feel to the sim. Hope this helps.

Al 1:16 pm 14 Mar 07

Brilliant. Don’t think he would have been thrilling too many public servants in the city as he claimed though…not on a Saturday.
Pity the Hornet didn’t fly that route!

Danman 10:53 am 14 Mar 07

Is this flight siulator X ?

I played that at my mates – donr a twin engine cessna flight from goulburn to Canberra – lake george included – I was amazed at the detail of the surrounding land.

sheer 10:49 am 14 Mar 07

Where can one with an unhealthy obsession with fast planes enjoy such a simulation for themselves, Mr Dow?

johnboy 10:10 am 14 Mar 07

I hope you sent a copy of our rate card with it.


bonfire 9:50 am 14 Mar 07

awesome. ive virally spread this.

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