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  1. It's officially summer now and the last post in this "club" was on 19 May. I voted in December. As I understood it, Has anyone else voted at all?
  2. As usual on this forum no response is the norm! Good Luck With That!!
  3. I noticed a few weeks +- ago Neal asked what happened to the Club section. You responded it was being re-worked. Since, as far as I can tell the trip around the world rally that was posted as ending last December, never officially ended, I was just curious if it will. Rupert
  4. OK, it's now May and as far as I can tell the last chick has returned to the nest. Are we going to vote on entrant's submissions, say the event is over, or just ignore it and let it all die? Rupert
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    Neal McCulough

    Welcome Neal!! It's wonderful you were able to finish!! I enjoyed your screen shots as well. Sorry Sue Ling and I weren't there to greet you. We got hung up at London City. Hoist a pint of "Best" or a G&T on me for your safe return. Rupert
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    Neal McCulough

    Not really Neal, About once a fortnight or so I happen to notice nothing has happened here. Being used to people shutting down sites with a lot more action than this, I just wonder why this one is still up? As far as proceedings or recognition, that's never been an issue. But this was a fun site for a few months. There was so much inter-action, joking, etc. that It's sad to see it so dead! Having said that I was just looking at a few other clubs. CRJ was last used 01/13, Jet Lounge 2/18, Shared Cockpit 11/20/17, etc. By those standards I suppose this site should be considered hot!! That's Truly Sad!
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    Neal McCulough

    Where in the world are you Neal!!?? It's 28 April 2018, well over four months since the 80 day round the world rally ended on the stated ending date of 21 December!! Yet we're still wondering where Neal is. Is Neal living or is he dead? Why are we still hanging out and not finishing an event over four (4) months past its' posted ending date?? I also have to ask what kind of event is this where an entrant is not eliminated despite being over four (4) months late for an eighty (80) day event which was posted as ending on 21 December 2017, not 2018??!! Rupert
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    Neal McCulough

    Wow!!! How wonderful it must be to be among the perpetual kids living in "Neverland!!" Though my calendar says it's 3 March 2018, in the "Around The World In Eighty Days Rally" Phillippe says it is 19 October 2017 and Neal says it's 20 September 2017!! I don't want to grow up!! I don't want to go to school!! I still am wondering if this 80 day fun rally, which should have ended well before Christmas last year, will even end this year at the rate we're currently being subjected to?? Is there no one in charge!!?? What ever happened to the idea that the world works best when there are understandable rules and those understandable rules are enforced?? Why is this "event" still going on three months after the posted end of this event? Rupert
  9. I will say I'm really enjoying the latest entry in the Around The World In Eighty Days Rally. Having said that, since this is according to this diary "Day 14" and was posted 55 days after Mr Fogg would have lost the bet, I have to wonder is there no one at Aerosoft who abides by any rules!!?? All of us including Phillippe Urban entered knowing we should finish within the 80 day limit, Yet there is no official response as to whether any limit or any rule applies!!?? If Aerosoft is so loose with rules and promises I can't see why anyone would deal with them or buy their products! Though I'm pretty sure this won't be posted, I believe it is true!! Rupert
  10. Philouplaine, I love your diary!! You put so many things in there I'd never heard of!! I really enjoy every posting you make!! But as I told Neal, and I'm probably the only one to say it because I'm certainly not a serious competitor, and those who are might worry about losing votes. IMHO those many people pilots who finished the event on time should be recognized as they flew by the rules. Having said that: PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR TRIP!! IT IS VERY ENJOYABLE. Rupert
  11. Actually Neal, I have no problem at all with anyone continuing their flight! I am enjoying reading your adventures just as I did during the scheduled 80 days. After all, It wasn't exactly a race! Having said that, unless my memory fails me, we understood that people or someone would vote and recognize entrants based upon the age classification of their aircraft. So at least by the end of January 2018, I expected people with wonderful trips like Lambert in Bi-Planes and Kalizzi would be recognized for their efforts. I enjoy the flights regardless of when they are completed! But I think we shouldn't hold off the recognition portion of the rally till sometime in 2019! No offense intended!! I really have enjoyed this event!! Rupert
  12. I agree! This is one of the better diaries I've read. Having said that as today is the 128th day into the 80 day rally and this "entrant" is now at Day 12, I wonder will this ever end!!?? I'm not great in math, but according to my calculator which says this entrant is averaging .09375 days per RW day so at this rate I see no way this 80 day rally can end in 2018! Isn't it time someone decided that 128 days into a 80 day even and still only having flown only 12 days is a little excessive!!!!???? I'm all for spirit, and all of that. But after 128 days and an entrant is only on day 12 of a 80 day rally isn't it about time to decide this rally is over!! I mean after 128 days traveling only 12 days many or most of us could have hand painted the scenery!! Rupert
  13. OOPS! MY BAD!! IT IS CALLED THE "OFFICIAL LOGBOOK" AND IS STILL THERE. Having said that, since the last entry was in December and that was made by me, the Official Logbook obviously isn't nearly as important as I had thought it would be. Rupert
  14. I feel like I've spent way too much time in a Tardus!! I could swear, actually I will swear, that under the heading "The rules and official messages" there was a topic called, if I remember correctly, "Official Diary." And we were instructed to, and many/probably most of us did enter the hours, miles, locations, vehicle used, etc. of each leg. I thought that the Official Diary would be an integral part of this event. NOW IT IS TOTALLY GONE FROM SIGHT! If it wasn't ever to be seen again, why waste the data space and our time filling it in? And I wonder how can people consider the event without that documentation still being available? After all it was listed under "The rules and official messages." Now I just looked at a posting from six hours ago about a flight called Day 9 and dated 11 October as in three + months ago!! I certainly didn't and still don't quibble too much about extending the 80 days a few days or till after the new year's events. But if the most current, as in six hours ago, entry of a still apparent legitimate entrant is day 9, 11 October. And worse yet, that entrant is still in Asia, I fear a few or maybe several of us may die before this entrant's event is over. I think the event is a great idea! I truly enjoyed not only being in it but especially reading others' diaries including the "Official Diary." But I can assure you many could have provided much more detail and more pain-staking shots if they/we had known this event would go on for months after the announced 80 days.
  15. Enjoyable trip Thorsten! Like you, I used to hate it when work got in the way of pleasure! Being retired for a while, I'm noticing i don't seem to spend as much time at pleasure as when I worked. Now instead of going to work, I go to to the doctor(s)! Truth be known, going to work was better. Come on in! I'm buying!! Rupert