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About kalizzi

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  1. Way to go Philippe! Keep going! Wonder what happened to the lady that was flying the other Dove? last we heard of her was in Mumbai, indulging in too much curry? Hope she is okay, almost all those who travel to India end up with digestive system problems.
  2. Congratulations on your completion of the adventure Thorsten. Great airmanship and absolutely lovely screen shots. Cheers and best wishes. Khalid
  3. Well Rupert your talk of those bikes is mouth watering. As a teenager I briefly owned an MZ 250 (German) which had a two-stroke one cylinder 250cc engine. After six months, and in the wake of a very close call out of which I very miraculously emerged intact, I divorced motorbikes for good. Weird Thoughts Bingo Again!: I was in fact thinking of retracing the "Easy Rider" route by air, using GA aircraft, single engines, VFR day, such as the Cub or a Cessna something. Love Bug Beetle sounds good in reality, or even the legendary VW camper! Maybe Craig will opt for these He won't fly anything that is not a Skyhawk.
  4. Congrats on the completion of the journey AFA1991, love the upgraded Dakota. QUOTE Which brings up the next question. What are we as a group going to attempt next!!?? I know Mathijs and his folks are probably weary of flights they sponsored. But we who like to fly should be able to find an enjoyable goal and post it in this club area without burdening Aerosoft. I know there are limits on how much data Aerosoft can or should support. I'm perfectly happy to cancel out all my data from this trip to allow space for the next one! Ideas Please!! Rupert maybe its not flyable, but I've always wanted to retrace the route of the milestone movie "Easy Rider" https://www.mrzip66.com/2009/04/20/route-from-the-movie-easy-rider-map/ my two cents' worth.
  5. Once more I would like to say thank you to Mathijs and his merry lot for conceiving and holding this. I again say it was an original. I wish to also thank all fellow participants for being such great sports and such fun company. I wish to congratulate each and every one of the participants for the great airmanship and the safe completion of the journey, I extend this to even those of us who were unable to finish the journey for whatever reason. I did my best to write personally (to some) but never got around to do it to everyone, I beg forgiveness for that. I thank Mathijs personally for shouldering the hefty, almost punitive £15,000/- Dickie's bar bill at the mall . It was a true pleasure and a privilege being with you all and thanks to every single one of you on here. Cheers! Khalid
  6. Hi Mathijs, I second Rupert on both points raised. First a secret ballot is most appropriate and Second, the pre-and-post 1970 categorisation that defined this activity from the outset! There should be a maximum of 3 votes on each category. At work we use https://www.surveymonkey.com/ (I am a staff activist and we use this for various staff union polls). Just a proposal. Khalid
  7. VSM Diary

    Congratulations on the successful conclusion of the journey around the world. Great flying, and lovely diary with nice screenshots. Best wishes to you and Merry Christmas.
  8. Merry Christmas everyone.... And a happy 2018!
  9. Yes it was very demanding, but I miss it too.
  10. Hello Again Rupert, I promised to show you the back of the bottle, after you remarked "Here in Kentucky we've not seen this product!!" Spot on, it it seems like it is a product for the UK market, as you see on the bottle back. Its a super smoky super dark Jim Beam bourbon. And the TV commercial that is currently running in the UK is on you tube:
  11. Rupert's in

    You can play the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner Bodyguard movie finale but in reverse! You pass out while she carries you in her arms
  12. Rupert's in

    Rupert this is a poetic post. Loved it. Thank you for sharing. On a totally different note: what about Lola? she is still looking for a job
  13. Well Mathijs your good health, and many thanks. I reiterate what I said at the beginning of this adventure: the idea is quite original. Thank you for holding and hosting it. To all of you people who participated, it was an honour, a true privilege, and a pleasure to have brushed wingtips with you! I absolutely loved every mile flown. Love your company. This experience changed my outlook to the world: It is much larger and more varied than I have ever imagined.
  14. Hi Rupert. Thank you for the lovely Alan Blencowe software and the beautiful screenshots. I will most definitely download it and give it a go. I also have another super authentic Shoreham scenery made by Just Flight in their package (Flying Club) . Why Shoreham? it has a special place in my heart: As a teenager, I took my first ever flying lesson in Shoreham. I hopped into a blue 1967 Cessna 150 with the registration G-AVAA (Recently G-AVAA was acquired by Doncaster's Aeroventure Museum for museum display!) with my instructor "Ron" and we flew a familiarisation flight, telling me the effects of the controls and how to fly straight and level. I learned to fly in Shoreham before learning to drive. Propriety of this airport to this adventure? If you start from London, Shoreham is the official airport of the City of Brighton and Hove. Brighton's nickname is "London on sea," a mere 47 miles to the south. Technically it is as good as flying from London, given the tribute I wanted to pay Shoreham. Best wishes and cheers.