Linked List: June 2021

Away Until End of June #

I will be away from my streaming computer until the end of June 2021. I may be writing here and may also update Twitter and possibly YouTube channels while away.

Thank you so much for dropping by, and see you again upon my return!

A Better Life for Their Children #

Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America. Photographs and stories by Andrew Feiler.

Landing a BN2 Islander at Barra Airport #

Not da Tijuca! Another one to add to the list of places to land at in Microsoft Flight Simulator: EGPR.

Free Top Gun F/A-18 in Next MSFS Expansion? #

Even Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting hyped about Top Gun 2.

Hypertexthero War Thunder Referral Link #

Get 50 Golden Eagles, the premium War Thunder currency, when using this referral link to register to play War Thunder for the first time (here’s how to create your own referral link). Haven’t played War Thunder before? Here’s a fairly exhaustive guide.

I have only played with the aeroflyers so far, and you can see gameplay at my YouTube channel’s WT playlist where I post highlights and past streams.

Thunder. Thunder! Thunder flying cats!! HOOWOW!!!

XCub Float Planes for Microsoft Flight Simulator #

Free bush aeroplane variants including an XCub float plane for landing on water made by a group of sim enthusiasts called Bush League Legends.

BN2 Islander Version 1.1 #

Black Box Simulations released an update for their lovely Microsoft Flight Simulator BN2 Islander twin engined combination between a seagull and a space shuttle (check your promotions or spam folders for an email with a link to the update.)

My favorite things so far in 1.1 are the coiled radio wires moving from side to side with gravity when banking, and the working Hobbs meter!

DC Designs PT-17 Stearman for MSFS #

The PT-17 Stearman: A very pretty aeroplane that was the primary trainer for US and Canadian air forces in WW2, and very popular in the general aviation civilian market after the war.

I just finished reading Tuskegee Airman Harold H. Brown’s biography, Keep Your Airspeed Up, that I warmly recommend, which includes vivid descriptions of flying various aeroplanes from biplanes to early jets including the Stearman that Mr. Brown first soloed in.

It is lovely to fly a simulated version of an aeroplane you’ve read about, and with so many being released for Microsoft Flight Simulator I will need a new hard drive soon. Here is a video review of the PT-17 by Alan Bradbury, and here is my first stream flying it.

Neofly #

My favorite mod for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It drapes a blanket with detailed embroidery over MSFS that turns the sim into an RPG where you play as a general aviation or commercial pilot. Free main features, with nice additions like custom 3D models for mission objects.

LukeAirTool #

For those of you carrying passengers around the digital skies. Via Icebird4All.