Our friends at PilotEdge have put together a more efficient payment option for pilots and flight sim enthusiasts who only occasionally fly the virtual skies. The hourly option starts at a base rate of $4.95/month plus a flat $2.00/hour. Of course, the old unlimited monthly and annual memberships are still available for heavy flyers.
But the question remains, is this a good deal? Let’s do some math. PilotEdge’s unlimited plan calls for $19.95/month. That’s equal to 7.5 hours under the hourly rate. So if you expect to spend more than 7.5 hours on the network every month, it’s better to go monthly. Personally, except for heavy instrument training, I have very rarely flown so many hours on a home simulator. To me, the PilotEdge hourly plan is priced just right.
If you haven’t heard of PilotEdge, you should read my review of the virtual ATC house, or just check them out at PilotEdge.net. In fact, they even have 14-day free trials if you want to test the waters.
Space Shuttle Enterprise made her final voyage to the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum by barge this morning. I grabbed my camera and spent the morning Space Shuttle spotting on the Esplanade in Battery Park City, right next to the yacht club where the Clipper Round the World race teams are docked.
The Space Shuttle Enterprise will make it’s final voyage to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City tomorrow morning (June 6) by barge.
It’s not everyday that New Yorkers can see one of NASA’s Space Shuttle’s floating down the Hudson River. Enterprise is scheduled to depart Port Elizabeth in New Jersey at 10:15AM, passing by New York City landmarks on it’s voyage.
Cessna announced it’s next foray into the long-range mid-size market by unveiling the new Citation Longitude at EBACE in Geneva.
Cessna is reviving a lot of the features of the cancelled Citation Columbus on this one, and the performance specs look familiar. We’re talking 4,000 nm range with a design cruise speed of Mach .82, just 11 knots faster than it’s progenitor. Read more…