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Rickie Traeger: Microsoft Flight Simulator History




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 I have owned at one time or another, all the Microsoft Flight Simulator games!  This video brought back sooo many memories!  I think it is amazing how long and how far they have come with the technology as it grows. Hard to believe I have owned and played each and every one, and I still am not a pilot in real life, lol. Even though I can probably start, takeoff, fly, land, taxi  probably better than some of the real world pilots, based on my Simulator hours, LOL.  

I have literally played EVERY DAY since the day it came out, Microsoft Flight Simulator X. I may have missed a few days over the years.

But I play this game religiously on a daily basis.  The game came out in 2006 and it is August 2020 now. 

You tell me how many hours I have played (and still play) daily and how many years I have invested, LOL. 

I thought I was like the #1 fan of the game, considering literally how many years I have invested into the game, lol.

Come to find out there are fans that are even way more into the game than I am 🙂   

 

 

 








Rickie Traeger: July 20th




 

 

Good morning everyone!

Hopefully everyone had a safe and cool weekend.   It did get pretty warm after the storms rolled through the area.

I went out and mowed the lawn yesterday.  I figured it be some good exercise to mow the lawn in the heat.  I tell you one thing, it was a hot one, lol.

I been craving watermelon and bbq lately.  I was able to get a few slices of watermelon yesterday!  OMG, delicious!!!   Now to the next goal, some good bbq!  🙂

I spent 3 or 4 hours yesterday scheduling random songs for the FB page. 1 song a day for next few months.  Some local artists, some random songs and some of my favorites. I think people need some positivity in their lives. And what better way then music!  So I scheduled 1 song a day for the next few months. So people can listen to a large variety of music. Maybe give people an opportunity to listen to a genre that they normally wouldn’t. Just giving people the opportunity to listen to music 🙂   If you would like a certain song to be posted, just send me the youtube link to the song and I will schedule it for you.

I wanted to give my condolences to Nick Peterson and his family and friends. And also to Steve Thorne and his family and friends.  May you guys rest up in there in heaven!  🙁

 

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Sunday May 17th Blog




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Hopefully everyone has had a safe and wonderful weekend!  

Not to much going on over my way.  I got my fishing license the other day. 🙂

Went fishing I think on Friday for a few.  Was hoping to go more this weekend, but it has been raining.
Supposed to rain for a few more days then warm up to almost mid to upper 80’s. I will believe when I see it, LOL.

I sure hope it does, be some good fishing 🙂

We went to the following location (photo above)  It was very beautiful there. Trees were blooming, sun was setting. Scenery was just gorgeous!

Saw some turkey, birds, a beaver dam, etc…

 








New Kids On The Block – House Party




As many of you know I love  New Kids On the Block.  Huge fan of theirs for years.  I caught lots of heck from friends. But hey, oh well. I like the them!  I was browsing Youtube and saw they came out with a new song!  If you grew up in the 90’s you will recognize many people in the video.  🙂

 








Rickie Traeger: Friday May 15th 2020 Blog




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Good morning everyone.   It is now officially Friday!   Friday Night Fun Net is tonight 🙂  146.610 or 147.195

I am kicking back and I am watching the original Ghostbusters movie.

It is good to finally see warmer temps!

I cleaned out my tarantula cage earlier today. She now has 3 dozen crickets. So she is going to be well fed. I like to keep her well fed so she is not aggressive.  She is very skittish, but usually when shes well fed she does not move much.  She has made a new web in the terrarium. Up in the front left of the cage.  It took her awhile before she built another web. But when she did, she put it up fast.  I been tossing around the idea of selling her. There are a few people that are interested in buying her. But I don’t know if I can part with her, lol  I should post an updated photo of her soon, so you  can see how much she has grown!

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend!

 








Rickie Traeger: A Lot of United Airline Aircraft At The Rockford Airport (KRFD) (RFD)




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Recently several United Airline aircraft have been flying into the Rockford Airport (KRFD)  and staying.  

I was told they are here to be parked, since things are slow, since the Covid-19 pandemic.  And while they are here, they are being maintained at the AAR.

I went out by the airport earlier today, and saw EMBRAER EMB-550 Legacy 500 geting ready to take off on runway 1/19.  And the saw all the United Airline aircraft parked on the AAR ramp. And I also noticed they had runway 7/25 closed down. I did not see why. I just saw the X on the runway and several workers out on the field. If you get the chance, go out there and check it out. Probably a once in a lifetime thing.  🙂








Rickie Traeger: Cooler And Starlink-3




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Wow what a difference in temps in the last 24 hours.  Was beautiful out there yesterday, mid 70’s I think it was. Today, windy and way cooler. I think around 50 today.  Now with that being said, sure beats winter time!  I went and mowed the yard and got that done.  Did some activities with the family. And watched the Starlink-3 overhead last night. So that was really cool to see!  I heard there is a meteor shower from Haley’s Comet ongoing and will be peaking either tonight or tomm.  While out watching the Starlink-3 last night, I thought I saw a meteor to my North. But it was pretty quick, so I cant say 100% and say it was. But I am pretty confident (95%) it was.  Alright I am going to pop off here. Everyone please stay at home (I think its to the 31st now) and stay safe!

 








Rickie Traeger: FT-450D Dial/Faceplate Issue & Warmer Weather




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Good morning everyone!  Hopefully everyone was able to go outside and enjoy some nice weather yesterday!  NWS said it got to 73 degrees.  I don’t know itif it actually got that high or not. It definitely felt nice though!  I was thinking it was lower 60’s, because it wasnt to hot or too cold.  Either way, it was pretty darn nice outside overall. Then some storms rolled through. I forgot to do some time lapse, grrrrrr.   This morning it is still raining out.  

I went and checked out my antennas and stuff while I was outside.  My coax is getting weather torn on my HF.  Soooooo I don’t know how much longer I have before I will have to replace it.  Speaking of ham radio. My FT-450D had an issue. When I go to turn the freq dial, it would skip around. So I asked some local hams if they had any ideas on how to fix it. They said take the faceplate off and tighten the dial down. Because it probably gotten loose.  Sooooooooooooooooo………….   I took the radio apart, then got to the faceplate and holy cow talk about frustrating! There was a tiny tiny tiny screw on the dial. I am talking probably the smallest screw ever I swear.  They had hidden it under the rubber of the dial. SMFH…..   So I finally get it off, thanks to William for lending me the tool to do it.  But guess what, lol.   Yeah, more issues!   So, I set it off to the side for a bit, so I can take a breather and try to evaluate the situation.    This FT-450D is all taken apart right now. It is a good radio overall, but holy cow a pain to work on!!!   I am to the point of probably just selling it off, instead of messing with it.  I dunno yet.  I am on the fence cuz it is a good radio. But very frustrating to mess with, lol.