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    Greetings from Miami!

    Hello, my name is Bill and I am a Flight Instructor in Miami. I have been playing Microsoft flight simulator ever since I was a little kid and managed to turn the addiction into a career. Needless to say, flying the real thing surprisingly does not take away from the joy I get with simulators.
    I am curious if there are any cockpit builders down in Miami that would like to show off their cockpits? I am interested in learning all the quirks with all the products and what works best for what. I sometimes get a little enthusiastic, I just ordered 14 dual rotary encoders for who knows what just yet...
    I originally came down to Miami to become an air traffic controller then one day I got the chance to try out a Level D 757 full motion sim at Alteon in Miami. Needless to say that cemented my decision to become a pilot instead. I have background knowledge in machining, electronics, computers, fabrication, etc... I just wonder why I didn't get into it earlier...
    Heres a video of my flying the level D 757 sim.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Q-Tnlt1gE
    Last edited by WJH308; 08-16-2008 at 12:41 AM. Reason: added a video

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    Hi Bill and WELCOME aboard, always nice to see a fellow Floridian join our group

    I love your video, would be nice if you can upload it to our video site Http://www.MycockpitVideos.com

    If you're building, this will be the site for you, lot's of information, and just a bunch of friendly fellow builders ready to help

    Again, WELCOME!!!

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    Hi Bill,

    Great stuff. Welcome to Mycockpit.

    Feel free to poke around and see what others have accomplished. Thanks for being here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Olieman View Post
    Hi Bill and WELCOME aboard, always nice to see a fellow Floridian join our group

    I love your video, would be nice if you can upload it to our video site Http://www.MycockpitVideos.com

    If you're building, this will be the site for you, lot's of information, and just a bunch of friendly fellow builders ready to help

    Again, WELCOME!!!

    Matt Olieman
    Thank you, I need to find the movies again, I do however have an ISO image of a DVD I made with all the videos cleaned up. Theres about 3 or 4 more videos.

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    Hi Bill,
    Great YuoTube videos!

    Pleasure to see you in here. You'll find a great bunch of folks at mycockpit.

    Joe

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    Hi Bill, nice to have you around! Nice vid btw!


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    Hi Bill,
    Great to have you here. Love the video and what a good job you did.
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    Welcome to the site Bill. Great video.

    That's gotta be an experience to remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    Welcome to the site Bill. Great video.

    That's gotta be an experience to remember.
    I was on the verge of switching out of Air Traffic Control and becoming a pilot instead. Needless to say, after that experience, well yes, I said, "Screw ATC, I am going to be a pilot!"
    Even doing the real thing, I am still addicted to flight sim. As I write this, I am stuck in X04, in Orlando waiting to depart back to Miami in a C172, inside a Hurricane, with no Mode C, with a presidential TFR coming, waiting to hear back with a Waiver to depart into class C with no mode C... Scud run the low ceiling in Class G with power lines near by to pick up the IFR clearence... And if I don't go, well I get to stay in a FBO all day long... This is the last time I do this for the flight school.

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    For my commercial long X-country I flew a 172RG from KCPS in Cahokia to KEYW. That was an adventure, but I didn't have much bad WX to contend with.

    Are you ferrying a plane for the school?

    I used to get free time by ferrying the school's fleet up to Alton for radio certifications. They were only 30 minute flights each way, but it sure adds up.
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