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Rickie Traeger: Misc Flight Simulator blog




Hi everyone!
Hope everyone is doing well! 

 

I was able to get the new Flight Simulator game to finally run!   Holy cow talk about a resource hog 🙁    But I will say the graphics are nice and there are a lot of neat features. I love the live features. Live traffic, live weather, etc…

I am actually just starting a flight as we speak, of a live flight.  It is from KRFD to Oakland, CA.  The game grabs actual real life flight data, and you can fly the same flight!  I normally like to fly the Cessna 172. But obviously, the Cessna 172 is not going to make that trip. So, I am going to try flying the Boeing 787.  This will be fun.

There are a few things that I want to complain about though.  Some of my visual reference points to fly into KRFD, have been taken out of the game 🙁    And also when you crash, it does not show the crash anymore.  And the whole resource hog issue and crashes alot.  But overall I like it. I think if it didnt take up so much resources and the game didn’t crash so much.

Here is a screenshot I found online. So you can see just how amazing the graphics are!


So here I was thinking summer was slipping away from us. But the next few days are going to be mid 90’s 🙂   Heck yeah I am excited!   What we really need though is a good thunderstorm.  We had a little bit of rain last night. But nothing like how much we need. I think we are in a drought. If not, we are not far from it.  Plus a good thunderstorm would be nice 🙂