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    Apparently I've been living under a rock. I just now heard of this and saw the expo video.

    At the end he talks about this working with other aircraft, just not as much detail.

    So what about doing bush operations in Alaska, etc using 207, beavers, etc.,
    Does this work with this? I can't believe this isn't out yet. I'm very excited about this.

    also, are the pilots locked to the last airport? or do pilots have a magic carpet?

    example: If I fly an airplane from airport x to airport y. do I have to start at the airport y or can I jump to any airport I want?

    Brian Sommers KAIK
    Last edited by briansommers; 10Sep2019, 14:47.

    Hi Brian... this product is under wraps and nothing is going to be discussed until we get the okay to do so. Actually, it is still in development and coding. Not even beta yet so be patient.
    Dan Downs KCRP


      Hi Brian,

      As Dan mentioned, there is very little information available at this point. However, from some of the information that has been made available, I can try to answer at least one of your questions. As a pilot, you are not restricted to only departing from the airport that you last landed at. If your last flight was from KFJK to KLAX, for example, you don't have to depart from KLAX on your next flight (though you can certainly do so if you wish). However, that only applies to you as the pilot. The specific aircraft that you flew to KLAX will remain at KLAX until you (or another pilot) flies it to another airport. GFO will track the individual airframe of each aircraft, and after you are done flying it, it will be available for another pilot to fly the same aircraft where you left it, and in the state that you left it (I, for one, am going to have to get better at parking at the gate ).

      What GFO will not do is let you move an aircraft that you want to fly to your departure airport. So say for example that you want to perform a British Airways flight from KJFK to EGLL, but GFO does not currently have any British Airways aircraft at KJFK. You cannot simply have GFO "warp" a British Airways aircraft to KJFK for you to use. Even though I completely understand why it is set up this way, I am still mildly disappointed by this since it will potentially have a direct impact on how I am able to use GFO.

      With regards to GFO working with other, non-PMDG aircraft, there has been nothing specific mentioned yet (that I recall off the top of my head). There have been some hints, and some "wink, wink, nudge, nudge" comments here and there, but nothing specific. It is theoretically possible that almost any non-PMDG aircraft could be added to the Tier 3 level, though I am not sure if this needs to be done on PMDG's side of the program, or if they will allow aircraft data to be entered by users so you can add your personal Cessna 172 to GFO.
      Last edited by Want2BFlyin; 10Sep2019, 00:17.
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      • Ausflight
        Ausflight commented
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        He has his name there.

      • Want2BFlyin
        Want2BFlyin commented
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        Odd, it doesn't display for me for some reason.

      • Captain Kevin
        Captain Kevin commented
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        I'm not seeing it, either, only as his user name.

      OK, helpful... The reason I put a heavy emphasis on other aircraft is I can't fly any PMDG a/c on my old computer but the J41 worked well. So I could use that when it comes out for p3dv4. This project looks really exciting and I'm hoping to get into it one way or the other.

      Brian Sommers KAIK
      Last edited by briansommers; 10Sep2019, 14:46. Reason: the words