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  1. Thanks Peter, I haven't seen it as yet. I see it's available on DVD so I'll buy a copy.
  2. These Smithsonian photos haven't been colourised; they are original colour photographs that the museum has recently scanned to digital format. The colourisation of B&W photos is great. It can add extra clarity to the originals. It must be good software to colour film footage.
  3. The National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution are digitalising their stock of colour photos from WW2. A lot of aviation history there. The attached photo shows two Marine Corsair F-4U's burning after a collision in the Solomons. https://www.facebook.com/pg/airandspace/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157308006737797&__xts__[0]=68.ARA8XSL5ddnkvLBk9LLjYZb8Qcrpo96ufyCcc4sGDtlULcfm61KlVvNikn7LAHggsEx9nymK90P2J-L74ZkAlSKQkO953NLz9HyMZjE582AP11AhiPPN2-WpxfN8pWZ0s5Q5rJqRrAGX-4I-KNu8vkZbfFk5nVmyl0CoZd-p5PIKvmiKpnRoR4e41gy-XbMl1U52K7B9YYaDW9DkUIDtaQfPFuFurL7ekxWtUIKu8-mlAaDTGZ9_g33
  4. The connection speed would cut me out of the picture. I think you only get a certain number of airports with the programme and a lot has to be streamed live.
  5. After meeting up with these two, a couple of dozen Germans would have agreed with that. ☹
  6. Only one flying; a second one was part built and mothballed. I'd bet the Russians are kicking themselves that they didn't keep the Antonov Design Bureau in Russia.
  7. I don't normally collect undies, but I recently acquired a set of these PZh-1 piddle pants. They were originally introduced in the mid 90's for the MiG-31 pilots but weren't taken up in a big way. Zvezda has reintroduced them as part of the equipment set for the Su-57, so with the combination of aerial refueling and OBOGS, they will have long range capability without the discomfort of the pilots having to undo everything mid flight to use the old canister type. Although these shorts don't look overly comfortable having to spend the flight with the little pilot residing in that contraption
  8. Welcome to the club, Old Koreelah; I thought I was the only one.
  9. change.org petition to save Bruntingthorpe. Time is rapidly running out. Sign the Petition
  10. Haven't done it for a while but wouldn't mind getting back into it. I think a new computer would have to be first on the list. Then retire the old FS9 and try a newer sim. A bloke I know in the U.K. has been playing around with some old aircraft instruments, trying to get them to work with the flight sim programme. So far he's had an EGT gauge work as well as a gear indicator. He uses the open source Flightgear sim and in the case of the EGT gauge, has hacked the code to output the Jet Pipe Temperature over USB. An Arduino board is connected to the laptop by USB and reads the temperature da
  11. If anyone gives them a hard time about being such a small country, they can always point out that it's 7,000 klm. from one side of the Netherlands to the other. Just a lot of ocean in between that they don't own.
  12. As an addition to the above comment on the amount of white space being a bit more glare on the eyes. It would probably be different for each viewer depending on their device or monitor size. I use a 950mm x 550mm TV screen as a monitor, so it's more noticeable than on a laptop for instance. It's like when they brought out the crystalbrite laptop screens. It was hard on the eyes initially, but after a while, you don't even notice it.
  13. Seems to be working ok. It takes a bit of getting the old eyes used to the higher level of glare as there is a much larger amount of white. Now that I've found the return to top arrow, it's a lot easier to navigate back to the main page. All good, the eyes will adapt.
  14. Madame MiG is worth a mention. Marina Popovich joined an aero club when she reached the minimum five foot height limit at the age of sixteen. After putting her age up to twenty two and battling the post war Soviet ban on female military pilots, she was accepted into a military flight school. She worked as an engineer and flying instructor, then went on to join the Air Force in a long career as a test pilot, reaching the rank of Colonel. She was the third woman to break the sound barrier and flew over forty types of aircraft, setting more than a hundred world records, some of which still hold t
  15. Red wine is known to swell the fingers.
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