Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Group Aerobatic Flight Training

June 23, 2008

Moto and Johnnie conducted an introductory flight lesson with the Red Bull Extra Aerobatic planes. A handful of enthusiastic BGers showed up, and from what I hear, they had a blast! It was the first event at our new airstrip in Utopia Estates.



The new runway, tarmac, and hangar sits atop a bluff

Moto gives a briefing

Off go the student pilots!

Tail chasing makes for good practice.

Fancy maneuvers by the squadron

The Bolero Group staff is available most anytime for flight and navigation instruction or practice (in other words, any excuse to go flying!) It would be a good thing to get out and practice now and then so you’ll be ready for when we go on cross country flights or expeditions.

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Hang Gliders – The Best Way to Explore Sims!

June 20, 2008

You’ll find hang gliders left out on Bolero Group land, particularly Roxie’s Roadhouse roof or the airstrips. Often they are set to group share or for anyone. They are also set to moveable so you can pull them out of stuck places.

Give them a try! They use basic SL flight controls including throttle. Here’s some tips:

1. Take off pressing Page Up key briefly.
2. Slow down by tapping Page Down for best controlled flight.
3. Get out of a spin by pointing nose down (Up or Fwd arrow key).
4. To get out of stuck area, like against building or underwater,
    Sit the glider, then go into edit mode, then enter 100 in the Z box.
    This will put you in the sky and you can resume flight.
 

Group-set hang gliders can be found on top of Roxie’s Roadhouse

 

The gliders are awesome for a slow moving hover 

Johnnie turns on colored smoke and does some aerobatics

 

 

It’s no longer difficult to fly aircraft in SL. The newer scripts are great!

 

Helicopter Flight to the SS Galaxy Ballroom

April 29, 2008

Yes! Gowns in helos. The attire was formal wear for ballroom dancing at the SS Galaxy Cruise Ship. 4 helicopters set out for another exciting BG adventure.

Staging area and briefing took place at Sagittaria Airstrip.
Other helos took off ahead, but pilots Bon and Moto waited for latecomers

We took off from Sagittaria Airstrip and headed north

As we passed the lighthouse, the SS Galaxy came into view

Continuing north down the starboard side.
We wave to the Captain on the Bridge as we go by

Not easy to get snapshot of whole ship while in moving helo

At the aft end of the ship, the pilots go for the available helo pads

Moto snaps a wide shot before we walk to the ballroom

We finally found how to get inside the ballroom
Other latecomers joined us there

Johnnie invites us for a champagne balloon flight

It’s just not easy to get the whole ship in one frame!

Baloon Pilot Johnnie takes us for tour of the Sagittarian Sea,
then pops open some champagne. What a guy! Such class!

Bolero Group members acting civilized. Rare moment.


Johnnie maneuvers balloon around high rise aparts and other aircraft