It's often occurred to me that maybe the style of flying I usually find myself doing, is not quite the 'norm'...(no comments on my method of reasoning - I think I can safely guess where most of you sensible, kind Gentlemen have already virtually assigned me...).
No, what I'm driving at is the most popular 'viewpoint' most of us regularly choose on any given flight mission in sim:
Surely this guy's nuts (sound argument!).
Why/how could anyone worth their sanity salt, sit on the ground of some windy, desolate airfield, while his aeroplane goes careering around the skies....?
Well I'll admit it: At LEAST 50% of my own flying time is spent sitting around in this mode!
Possibly, it's a result of continual time spent developing the voices for the enjoyment of some of your new, and not so new awesome aircraft.
Infact, its one major reason for not spending as much time in FSX as I'd like to. (Maybe its just me that can't figure out how to quickly set up a 'tower' at zero feet plonk in the middle of a busy runway and do my flying from there.
You see, like a good ol'RC hand (or airshow enthusiast), I just love bringing those birds around for hair raising beatups inches above my virtual skull, lavishing my lugs with decibels of din most folk would find offensive...
I used to spend hours in chase mode too (good for cheating fuddled approaches and generally flying like an old game arcade hand...).
But now, I seem to have honed the hours towards just 2 viewpoints:
1. Cockpit/VC (if its a good'n)
And most of this is in pursuit of getting things on song for the enjoyment it may give to fellow simmers.
So Gentlemen; it would be of valuable use, to know how much time most simmers spend, where!
Love to hear your favourite angle, friends!