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    Infinite Flight Simulator Community Forum, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:55 PM
  1. Aviador

    Infinite Flight goes global
    The latest upgrade allows users to fly to all their favourite airport destinations around the world using mobile Android or Apple device. The previous set-up only had regions available with limited scope for extended flying. The latest version allows detailed flight planning. As with the old premium version, real-time weather is available so things like wind direction and speed are all as realistic as possible. The new global version comes at a cost as it requires monthly or annual subscription. I tried the new global simulator to test it out. I planned a flight from NQY to LBA. I taxied the Boeing 757 aircraft from stand to runway 12 for take-off from Newquay flying out over the sea before heading direct to LBA as I decided to keep it simple. The graphics were acceptable and smooth but not outstanding. I was still impressed with the way the aircraft reacted to movement of my Android device. I carried out a steep climb out of NQY to 25,000ft before making a gradual decent into Leeds runway 14. The approach into LBA was good with all the usual scenery enjoyed by the locals. Turning on the LBA turning D was tricky but manageable, taxied to stand 8 parking on the airbridge. Overall I was impressed with how Infinite Flight worked for an app designed mainly for mobile users. There are still no 3D graphics for airport buildings or surrounding airport buildings featured in the latest update which was a little disappointing but the developers are promising additional features soon. Also the night-time runway lighting is a little on the dim side and there no taxiway or approach lights, again something that would make the app so much better. Is it worth the upgrade? It comes at a cost of over £10 per month, so it's pricey. Is it worth it? Probably not but the average avgeek will almost definitely pay it!



    #avgeek #infiniteflight #flightsimulator #landingrunway14
  2. Trip report: MAN-LEI-MAN Jet2, Oct 13, 2017 at 10:13 AM
  3. Aviador

    Jet2 have fulfilled their "in resort rep" promise so long as they were, "in the resort", that meaning in the town in which you resided.

    Had you required Jet2holiday assistance I am sure a Jet2holidays rep would have gladly come out to help. You simply need to ask the hotel reception to contact them for you.

    The idea that a rep needs to be sat in a hotel reception twiddling his or her thumbs waiting for people to drop by is ridiculous. So long as they can be there when you need them, that's great. #jet2holidays #resortreps
  4. Route Development & Rumours, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:57 PM
  5. thunderchild

    Maybe I’m just being too glass half empty. Either way these sort of things don’t really matter when so people have lost their jobs.

  6. Wizz Air, Oct 10, 2017
  7. Aviador

    Hi Kelly Madders, welcome to Forums4airports!

    I have no personal experience flying with Wizz but I've heard plenty of good reports about them. A friend of the family recently used them flying to Poland from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and they said Wizz are good and they would recommend them.

  8. Airport Security, Immigration & Border Control, Oct 7, 2017
  9. Aviador

    It is in-house but I can't see how the airport can save any more money. Some really poor money saving changes were put in place when Omniserv previously had the contract. I can't see how they can save any more money without using zero-hours contracts. #lbasecurity #zerohours
  10. The Greater Birmingham - Thread, Oct 1, 2017
  11. Aviador

    The Greater Birmingham thread is featured on the homepage guys. Great thread you have going on here! #birminghamrocks
  12. Stargazing, Sep 28, 2017
  13. Aviador

    There are a number of apps available on Google Play that will send you a notification when it's likely. Most use a three stage colour code system. Yellow Alert means the northern most parts of the UK could see it, Amber for all of Scotland and parts of Northern England & Wales, and Red Alert for visible throughout the UK. Last night it went to red which was the first time since I downloaded the app a couple of years ago.

    #northernlights #aurora
  14. Wizz Air, Sep 24, 2017
  15. Aviador

    Thanks Rob. Indeed it's going to be challenging time for all airports particularly those where a substantial amount of traffic originates from the continent. I expect a sizable percentage of passengers using routes such as Sofia will be migrant workers and as we know, many are choosing not to come to the UK due the uncertainty of #Brexit.
  16. Air Traffic, ILS & Navigation Aids, Sep 15, 2017
  17. White Heather

    I think, based on what has been said at Consultative meetings, that the intention is for flights coming up from the South in particular to have a straight descent down on to the runway (32) rather than them heading off towards the Pennines, and then coming back over to Leeds again as they often do now. I know some flights do a straight in approach but the majority end up over Derbyshire and the Peak District, which is taking them away from LBA - and then they have to head East again where they usually come into Leeds via the Dewsbury area. I believe that the proposals would mean LBA flights operating over DSA airspace as it was mentioned that DSA are co-operating with proposals, which if implemented would save fuel and flying time. I hope that makes sense. I could be wrong of course, but that is the impression I got at the last meeting. Of course, flights coming up from the Canaries using the Atlantic route and Ireland, or in from North Eastern Europe would not be impacted. I think it is mainly the Mediterranean routes that currently tend to cross over the Channel, the Kent coast and East London that would benefit from flying a direct route to LBA. #flightroutes #LBA
  18. Air Traffic, ILS & Navigation Aids, Sep 15, 2017
  19. Aviador

    I thought it was Beckindale International? #justsaying
  20. Funny in-flight aviation safety videos, Sep 15, 2017
  21. Aviador

    Another #funny Southwest airlines video.
  22. Corvera International Airport (RMU), Sep 9, 2017
  23. Aviador

    AENA and Edeis airport operators have been shortlisted to run the new Murcia Corvera International Airport. Corporación América has been knocked out of the bidding to run the airport. The Murcia Government are still to announce an official opening date for the airport. #murcia #RMU #Corveraairport
  25. Aviador

    Forum members and users,

    You are likely to have seen the news regarding Hurricane Irma, as it makes its way to the US mainland. Our servers are located in Atlanta and at the moment Atlanta is expected to be hit by the hurricane. We are not entirely sure how protected the facility is with regards to the effects of such a disaster. With this in mind, we wanted to make you aware in advance that there may be some disruption to our website over the coming days. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

    Site Administrator & Moderator team.

    #irma #forums4airports #downtime
  26. Doncaster Sheffield - General Thread, Sep 5, 2017
  27. Aviador

    The number of Eastern Europeans coming to the UK has dropped significantly since the Brexit vote according to official statistics so it's likely the airport will need to seek new markets. #Brexit #Wizzcuts
  28. Infrastructure, Developments and Construction, Sep 1, 2017
  29. Aviador

    Guys, I know the Manchester terminal development work is a huge infrastructure commitment by the airport. I will be following the thread closely and adding links to interesting posts directly from the forum homepage.This will also help to increase the Manchester airport forum popularity. #justsaying #lovemanchester
  30. Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Aug 28, 2017
  31. Aviador

    There has been some discussion in the travel industry over whether a dangerous plane spotting practice in St. Maarten should come to a halt following the recent death of a New Zealand tourist on Maho Beach.

    Forbes reported last week that the popular St. Maarten tourist attraction of plane spotting on the famous Maho Beach could eventually come to an end following the tragedy.

    I sincerely hope not. There are risks with everything we do in life. It was just very unfortunate accident.

    I think we can say this with a fair amount of certainty that the New Zealand tourist was fully aware of the risks she was taking when she plonked herself on the Maho Beach beach less than 80m from the end of the St Maarten runway. #stmaarten #planespotting

    Should plane spotting be stopped at the airport?
  32. CAA Provisional Statistics Thread, Aug 23, 2017
  33. User001

    Manchester is the busiest route from Alicante, and the second busiest route from Malaga.

  34. Viewing the forum list from mobile phones?, Aug 22, 2017
  35. Aviador

    View attachment 5739

    If anybody is having difficulty viewing the forum list with the new layout you can access them by pressing the icon shown above. #mobileviewing

    Alternatively, I've added some Quicklinks to the base of the site and the Featured Topics header will also take you to the forum index page.
  36. Move over to the dark side...?, Aug 21, 2017
  37. Aviador

    I don't know how many people use the F4A Dark version but in case you haven't seen it, it looks like this...

    View attachment 5735

    Here's the standard version to compare...
    View attachment 5736

  38. Profile Post, Aug 19, 2017
  39. Ashley.S.

    Site Updates Completed ready for work from @[2:mad:Aviador] Enjoy! #Sorted
  40. EasyJet, Aug 9, 2017
  41. Brum X

    Disagree Andy, expansion in my book means adding capacity and if this route goes from seasonal to year round, that is expansion, abeit small expansion which i did clarify. Expansion does not just include adding new routes. #justsaying ;)
  42. Promote your forum, add a short write-up here and we'll place it on every page!, Aug 8, 2017
  43. Aviador

    Thread and forum promotions,

    I'll be changing the write-up about Leeds Bradford Airport shortly.

    If you would like to see your local airport promoted on every page of the forum with over 315 thousand page views monthly, post your write-up here and we'll publish it.

    If you fancy a go, make sure it's no more than around 200 words. (scroll down to see it!)

  44. What are you listening to now?, Jul 28, 2017
  45. Ray Finkle

    I wonder if #Aviador has ever thought about a sideline in music?

    Maybe he could release his first album entitled Forums 4 Airports presents WAYLT, The Greatest Hits. With music for all occasions I could see a #1 spot on the Amazon best sellers list :)

  46. Loganair (Flybe), Jul 28, 2017
  47. lbaspotter

    Wow! Somebody really has woken up with that #Fridayfeeling
    Oh well seen as your at it, you might as well add Inverness, Galway, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Knock, Hamburg-Lubeck, Dinard, Valencia, Madrid, Milan and Toulouse to that list of lost routes...
    I was also going to add La Rochelle but that's coming back next summer...
  48. Route Development, Jul 16, 2017
  49. whoshotjimmi

    How awful for you that you have to travel in such squalid conditions. #1stworldproblems

    I note that the airport CEO said this:

    "Attracting new LCC airlines for expanding our flight network especially to unserved market like Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart), France (Bordeaux, Lyon), Austria (VIE), but also underserved market like UK destinations (LGW, LBA, GLA, LPL etc)"

    I take that to mean (with the routes mentioned) that they are specifically targeting the likes of Ryanair, EasyJet, Transavia and Eurowings. A new start up with 19 seats and high fares would not be what the route needed. I additionally note that Eindhoven has zero flights of that nature. Flybe also has nothing to offer Eindhoven.

    Interestingly, I flew to Eindhoven from MAN last August. The flight was full both ways and a large group of those on board were travelling to Dusseldorf. Even I still had a two hour train journey to get where I was going. I'm not sure how interested Ryanair are in LBA expansion at the moment but, having just returned from Gdansk (again, full flights), I suspect there are better opportunities for them.