A Host of Furious Fancies – Chapter the Fourth

| November 29, 2009

AUTHOR’S NOTE: As the title implies, this is the fourth in a series of carefully selected freeware aircraft crafted by various talented developers for use in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 – A Century of Flight, and bearing my own fictional paint schemes inspired by the real world dog rescue and rehabilitation organization jointly operated by […]

Some Maule M-7-260 Screen Shots by Nobu Aki

| November 24, 2009

My Japanese friend Nobu Aki recently sent me a small collection of his exceptionally well crafted and artistic screen shots taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 while he was flying the Maule M-7-260 wearing my Golden Mountain Dog Solutions paint job. Take a peek.

A Host of Furious Fancies – Chapter the Third

| November 16, 2009

Canada is the land of the bush plane. While that term sends the mind to the realm of such venerable de Havilland Canada products as the Beaver and Otter, the truth is that a lot of bush flying gets done by smaller aircraft that are purpose built to get in and out of short, unimproved […]

Late Breaking News From Japan

| November 15, 2009

For those of you who are interested in downloading the Bell 412 textures I talked about in my 8 November post A Host of Furious Fancies, or who have already downloaded the file but are awaiting receipt of the password to unzip it, wait no longer! This morning honourable Nobu Aki granted his permission for […]

A Host of Furious Fancies – Chapter the Second

| November 14, 2009

Following hard on the heels of my 8 November 2009 post titled A Host of Furious Fancies comes this on the subject of the second aircraft in my series of choices and texture designs for the fictional Golden Mountain Dog Solutions Air Services fleet, inspired by the real world dog rescue and rehabilitation company passionately […]

What You Don’t Know …

| November 8, 2009

When “Pure” scientific research results in a body of documented work that lacks any immediate real world application in the form of a problem to be solved, it can enter the realm of knowledge that, for all intents and purposes, does not exist. With the passing of time it gathers dust and, unless later unearthed […]

A Host of Furious Fancies

| November 8, 2009

With an host of furious fancies, Whereof I am commander, With a burning spear And a horse of air To the wilderness I wander; By a knight of ghosts and shadows, I summoned am to tourney. Ten leagues beyond The wide world’s end- Methinks it is no journey. ~ Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song The title […]

A Tendency to Overthink

| November 1, 2009

My senior high school English Teacher, the esteemed Paul Brison, used to say, “Works of art are never finished; they’re abandoned.” While this wise utterance obviously has applications in every field of human expression, I’ve always embraced it as defining the fundamental difference between proof reading and rewriting to death. In overthinking lies doom. Overthinking […]