Thanks Gunter. My test run probably wasn't a valid one. I was checking to make sure all the airfields are actually present and that i could get into them. Once I knew I could land at all fields I could then post my registration as and FS9 one.
I have had mesh issues before where the airfield is down in some whole that has it looking more like a big freshly dug grave! Which of course it would be if I tried to land there.
I was lucky, a phone call had me a reasonable graphics card delivered within an hour from a friend who lives 2km away. It has been a very learning experience that I will not repeat in a hurry!
Quite some clouds hanging in the mountains, but finally except for haze up to 5000 ft through which climb was on a compass course the direct flight path was clear. Interesting climb challenge. Gorgeous scenery.
Some interesting weather today. When I was setting up for the flight there were blue skies all around. Just a few clouds to the west. Next thing I know, I look up and there's a big, mean cloud front moving up at high speed, quickly reaching up to Mt. Adams.
Go ? No go ? Let's go !
Right from the start the plane is breaking into and out of clouds. First hugging the slopes of Mt. Adams, then down to Swift Reservoir, landing on Hwy 90.
Again quite a few clouds hanging in the mountains, which made circling around Mt. St Helens interesting, breaking into and out of clouds. But halfway around the clouds opened up, which allowed for a direct dive for the airport.
Very interesting and challenging flights. Looking forward to next month's circuit !