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by CPH-R
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1463

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

I wonder if it'll reach the level of farce that the much vaunted Sky Garden at the Walkie Talkie reached, where the public garden with fully grown trees etc. shown on the planning permit, became a rockery with a few plants here and there, with public access limited to a 1½ hour window per day only a...

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by CPH-R
Sun May 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18053

Re: EU elections

Preliminary results from the Danish elections: Danish People's Party (Right-wing populist): 1 MEP (down from 4) Social Democratic Party: 3 (no change) Venstre (Liberals): 4 (up from 2) Socialist People's Party: 2 (up from 1) Conservatives: 1 (no change) People's Movement against the EU: 0 (down from...

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by CPH-R
Sun May 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18053

Re: EU elections

5 minutes away from the Danish polls closing, and it looks like we're set to smash the Danish turnout record, with one polling institute predicting a final turnout of 66,5%. Not bad, considering it's a somewhat grey and miserable sunday, and the fact we're also heading for the polls in 10 days for t...

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by CPH-R
Sun May 26, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18053

Re: EU elections

The polls have shifted slightly, with the most recent looking like this
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Venstre (Liberals) goes up to 3, so a gain of 1 (previous poll had them at 4), and the Conservatives regain their MEP (previous poll had them at 0)

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by CPH-R
Fri May 24, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18053

Re: EU elections

Here's a recent poll (May 21) from the Danish campaign: https://i.imgur.com/2GEtEys.png The Social Democrats stands to gain a single MEP, Venstre (Liberals) stands to gain two, Danish People's Party (Rightwing populists) stands to lose two, Radikale Venstre (Social Liberals) stands to gain one, Soci...

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by CPH-R
Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1359

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

A more correct headline would read: "Trump Campaign creates tool to harvest contact details from gullible followers".

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by CPH-R
Thu May 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20065

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Here's a remarkable read on how abortion became a force for a section of the religious right to assert themselves as a political force. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133 To no surprise, it evolved out of a failed attempt to maintain segregation in th...

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by CPH-R
Sun May 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Climate change: looking for a word/phrase

People’s fears about job losses are greatly exaggerated. Yes, coal jobs and oil sector jobs would decline, but that would be offset by jobs in renewable energy research and operations. The main problem with many Americans is that because they don’t have the required education, they would be left ou...

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by CPH-R
Wed May 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18053

Re: EU elections

The European election campaigns were kicked off over the weekend up here - and promptly overshadowed yesterday by the PM calling for a general election 10 days after the EP election. So I'd imagine most of the time from now on will be focused on purely domestic issues. Which is a shame, because as m...

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by CPH-R
Fri May 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17958

Re: SAS on strike

Danish public broadcaster DR is reporting that a pay rise has been agreed to: 3,5% this year, 3% in 2020 and 4% in 2021.

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by CPH-R
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football - Champions League
Replies: 83
Views: 4601

Re: Football - Champions League

If anything, Vertonghen's incident proved why FIFA/UEFA needs to bring in mandatory substitutions when head injuries are involved. I was at work, so I had to rely on The Guardian's live text coverage, but it sounded like he was cleared by the medical staff to continue playing.

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by CPH-R
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38038

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

New York Times has compared the quotes from Mueller's report, that AG Barr used in his 4-page summary, with their context within the report. It certainly raises some questions as to the independence of the Attorney General: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/us/politics/mueller-report-william-barr-e...

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by CPH-R
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11235

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

An overhead photo, supposedly taken from a police drone, showing how the vaults are holding up the burning wreckage: https://i.imgur.com/3q1pm1V.jpg There are firefighters inside right now, that`s really scary. Even if the reason of this tragedy had just been negligence, this will be one of the most...

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by CPH-R
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 108
Views: 11235

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

The scaffolding makes me suspect a repeat of what happened to Roskilde Cathedral in 1968, where casual use of open flame (a blowtorch iirc) in an area that was filled with bone-dry wooden structure set part of the cathedral on fire.

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by CPH-R
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4625

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

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Scotland Yard has just confirmed that Assange has been arrested as a result of a US request for extradiction.

http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-a ... nge-365565

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by CPH-R
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1168
Views: 72950

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

From The Guardian: EU sources have confirmed that there will be an article 50 extension to 31 October with a review of British cooperation to determine whether there should be an earlier exit on 30 June – the date Theresa May originally asked for. The June “break clause” has been put in to appease ...

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by CPH-R
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1168
Views: 72950

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

From The Guardian: EU sources have confirmed that there will be an article 50 extension to 31 October with a review of British cooperation to determine whether there should be an earlier exit on 30 June – the date Theresa May originally asked for. The June “break clause” has been put in to appease F...

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by CPH-R
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107420

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The Cooper-Boles bill, which would make "No "No-deal" scenario" law has passed by a majority of 1. One of the hardcore Brexiteers complained that such a major decision was undertaken by such a slim ajority, by which point a number of irony meters peaked... So no-deal Brexit is o...

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by CPH-R
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107420

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The Cooper-Boles bill, which would make "No "No-deal" scenario" law has passed by a majority of 1. One of the hardcore Brexiteers complained that such a major decision was undertaken by such a slim ajority, by which point a number of irony meters peaked...

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by CPH-R
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 647
Views: 101138

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The SAS Pilot Group, which represents the scandinavian pilots, has warned of a possible strike action from April 26th, as negotiations over a collective bargaining agreement has failed. Next step is mediation.

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by CPH-R
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107420

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

If there wasn't already a simmering anger over how the Tories have handled this, it's going to get a lot worse in the future. The Guardian's diplomatic editor has summed it up expertly: A consequence of May's likely resignation is that the unresolved question of Britain's future relations with Europ...

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by CPH-R
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107420

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Looks like there's been a cabinet revolt, and May has backed down and will offer up a free vote on the Malthouse compromise.

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by CPH-R
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Thought that was a pretty decent move by mr. Joyce: Qantas boss Alan Joyce responds to letter from 10yo CEO of Oceania Express Qantas has delivered a lesson in marketing 101 while responding to a letter from a 10-year-old asking for advice on how to run an airline. Alex Jacquot sent a handwritten no...

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by CPH-R
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132318

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Presumably one of the few times an aircraft has been painted in a retro livery that the aircraft itself wore at one point?

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by CPH-R
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manafort sentenced to 47 months
Replies: 60
Views: 2574

Re: Manafort sentenced to 47 months

And not just Crystal Mason, Rose Marie Ortega as well, who is currently serving 8 years in Texas for the crime of voting while not legally permitted to do so - including voting for the State AG who subsequently prosecuted her. There's also the story going around, that Ellis previously sentenced a ma...

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by CPH-R
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
Replies: 53
Views: 8423

Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

One of those peculiar situations, where an aircraft painted in a retro livery actually wore that particular livery when first delivered.

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by CPH-R
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19007

Re: Pakistani Airspace Reopens

The dark grey dotted line means it's not being tracked live, and its current position is an estimate.

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by CPH-R
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28111

Re: Tensions in South Asia - Pakistani and North Indian Airspace Shut Down

Interesting, AP-BLU, the PK retro A320 is currently in Pakistani airspace enroute from DXB to an unknown destination. https://www.flightradar24.com/PIA204D/1fa5f55e Judging by its current heading, I'm guessing it's headed for Karachi? Edit: AP-BLW, another A320, is following the same route from DXB ...

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by CPH-R
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28111

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Looks like PEW is now reopened by Pakistan. Air Arabia just took off from PEW on its way to RKT - https://www.flightradar24.com/ABY825/1fa5af1d Qatar has also been able to get an aircraft out and enroute to DOH: https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR6NV/1fa5bf20 There's a couple of flights out from Kara...

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by CPH-R
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 647
Views: 101138

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

DAT has confimed they will continue the EBJ-ADZ route after the demise of flybmi.

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by CPH-R
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 186
Views: 12548

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

The SCOTUS needs to rule the National Emergencies Act unconstitutional under non-delegation principal and make Congress debate bills, pass them on recorded votes and have Presidents sign them into law without signing statements and other nonsense. GF It's going to be fun watching the 5 conservative...

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by CPH-R
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl!!!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 5431

Re: Super Bowl!!!!!

Sounds like the most controversial moment of the evening was this:
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by CPH-R
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107420

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The more I look at the fallout arising from the backstop, the more I think it would have been a better idea if both sides negotiated and agreed upon both the WA and the future relationship (i.e. FTA) at the same time. I know it would take longer and Article 50 itself only allows for 2 years, but if...

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by CPH-R
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 107420

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Pardon my ignorance of the machinations of the UK, but if Scotland and Ireland ARE separate countries, why couldn't they join they join the EU under their own flags? I thought the EU is a ECONOMIC organization, not a POLITICAL one... Oh and the scots just put an amendment: Here is the full text of ...

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by CPH-R
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44293

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Donald Trump is treating this about as Rationally as one would expect. :sarcastic: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1088832908494888961 Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN t...

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by CPH-R
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132318

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Rumours on the grapevine says: Landor, Negus & BOAC schemes going on 747-400's BEA scheme going on an A319. A bit disappointing if true (except for the A319). We know what those schemes look like on a 747. It would be so much more interesting to have them on any of 787/A350/A380. I suppose it m...

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by CPH-R
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132318

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Rumours on the grapevine says:
Landor, Negus & BOAC schemes going on 747-400's
BEA scheme going on an A319.

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by CPH-R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90029

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

As expected, the proposed deal was defeated in parliament just now. And by a quite large margain. And Corbyn has called for a vote of no confidence in the government. A slightly bigger defeat than most were predicting (most I saw had around 410-415 voting against). As for the Motion of no confidenc...

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by CPH-R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90029

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

As expected, the proposed deal was defeated in parliament just now. And by a quite large margain. And Corbyn has called for a vote of no confidence in the government. A slightly bigger defeat than most were predicting (most I saw had around 410-415 voting against). As for the Motion of no confidenc...

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by CPH-R
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional
Replies: 190
Views: 7810

Re: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional

LittleSprocket wrote:
Great, now maybe we can get something that works AND actually reduces health care costs.

Hey, maybe Trump can finally get people that health insurance that, according to him, only cost $12-15 per month :sarcastic:

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by CPH-R
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90029

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

200 in favour, 117 opposed. That's a lot of internal opposition for May to have to deal with.

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by CPH-R
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90029

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Mind you, 100 to 120 votes against might be a high enough treshold that she'd resign anyway.

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by CPH-R
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 90029

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

We'll see if May survives the weekend, or if she will be an ordinary citizen by Monday. "No Confidence" vote tally now at 48. whom in the right mind would want to take it over from May? That question is probably a big part of the reason she still is PM. Which she might not be for much lon...

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by CPH-R
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 17937

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

I don't see a single lead-in line in this photo which means they had to have been way off the planned lead-in line. It appears it was supposed to be going into F28. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Nop5oqCRwak Looks like there's an F28L and an F-28R. The F28L line looks incredibly close to the buil...

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by CPH-R
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How populist are you?
Replies: 55
Views: 2609

Re: How populist are you?

Closest to Macron, but further towards the non-populist left corner.

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by CPH-R
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?
Replies: 25
Views: 3882

Re: PAE Airport Devoid of Aircraft on Google Maps?

Anyone know how often Google updates their satellite imagery? Back when they had both 3-D and 2-D satellite, the 2-D was ALWAYS being updated. Then, to infuriate the flat-earthers, Google did away with the newer version, and made sure their map view zoomed out to a spherical view as well. The probl...

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by CPH-R
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2532

Re: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?

ETS2 and ATS, both with a selection of map mods. Cities Skylines but haven't played that in a while, the same with Train Simulator. I've seen a few Farming Simulator videos which has piqued my itnerest, although I'll probably wait for FS19 to be released before trying that.

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