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Fanboy Friday: Can you hear the palm trees rustle?

Here in the northern hemisphere, the days are growing shorter. The skies are leaden, there’s a chill in the air, and the last of the leaves have dropped from the naked branches. It’s the time of year when a person could be forgiven for getting lost in fantasies of tropical islands, ivory sand, and emerald bays. Fortunately for sim fans, relief from the winter blahs is only a mouse-click away. Let’s kick off our shoes, grab a cold one, and head down to the beach…  Continue reading

Fanboy Friday the Second

It’s been a quiet week in the FS world, release-wise. I guess we’re all still digesting the flurry of news from last week (and maybe enjoying our new toys, too). Still, quiet doesn’t mean silent. As I scoped out the various FS forums this week, a few fun things caught my eye. Here they are, in no particular order… Continue reading

Aerosoft’s Bush Hawk Released!

There’s a new bush plane in town, and if your idea of a runway is a gravel bar on a river, you’re going to love this one. Thorsten Reichert, the developer behind Aerosoft’s “Flight Tales” mission package, has really outdone himself with this plane. He labored obessively over the details, from the knobs and switches up front to the crates of fish stinking up the back.

The Bush Hawk comes with a wide variety of liveries, split between real-world paint jobs and some fictional additions, and all flowing from the talented brush of Chris Brisland, a well-known FS painter. Fueled by his own perfectionism, Chris created multiple variants of the interior, from factory-fresh to heavily abused, including goodies like an alternative engine-turned dash, and a carbon fiber version as well. This is a plane you’ll want to spend some time walking around before you hop in.

It’s not just a good-looker, either. The Bush Hawk is made to haul, and it does it well. A sedate flyer, this isn’t a mount for a thrill-seeker. With its wide cargo doors, it’s designed to carry a maximum load of passengers or cargo deep into the bush. Thorsten included some ingenious features, some of which you’ll just have to find out about for yourself (hint: don’t forget to turn on the de-icing before you head into cold, wet weather).

If you’re a bush flying fanatic, check out the Bush Hawk’s product page. I think you’ll like what you see.

Finns in the Water off Dillingham

Looks like another tourist has dropped in on my little island oasis. Finnish blogger Jarn has traded in his parka for La Vida Aloha with a recent post highlighting the vistas around Dillingham. He lets the pictures do most of the talking… a man after my own heart. Mahalo nui loa, Jarn!