Hi, names Harold and I have been a Gold Card holder for 3 years.
did 48 years in the RNZAF and still with Defence as a civilian.
Been simming for around five years and love it. My main frames are A2A127 (for my make believe PPL syllabus) and Carenado and F1 B200 for all my instrument training
(son was an RNZAF flying instructor and now is with ANZ so he is my training captain, mentor and does it for real)
I have purchased some hardware, all SAITEK yoke, one throttle quadrant, multi panel, com nav panel and rudders.
(Got the switch panel and another quadrant to go). They are brilliant when they work but I am still figuring out settings and things and the auto pilot is the most
challenging to get right.
they do add so much to the experience though. I subscribe to PC Pilot Magazine (got to be the best training manual) and missed the recent Flight Sim convention in the UK by a week !!
I need to spend more time on this forum, great to see this hobby is taking of in NZ. Congrats and thanks to all you who make this forum / web site happen well done and you do an excellent job.
Happy to take out a paid subscription if that is available.
sorry about the book !!
take care out there