Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mission to Mars: Voyage - Orbiter Space Flight Simulator

A YouTube Video from rseferino

An alternate history 1986 Flight to Mars....

An Orbiter add-on based on the novel "Voyage" by Stephen Baxter. "Voyage" is an alternative-history narrative in which the US President Richard Nixon makes a fateful decision in 1972 - to abandon the Shuttle program and concentrate all efforts on a manned landing on Mars.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

IL-2 Comedy

An amusing IL-2 machinima showing a few strange scenes from the IL-2 combat flight simulation game....

And IL-2 Batman....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

more Connolly Aerodrome news....

First of all.... my sincere thanks to those of you who have offered assistance since my announcement yesterday. Your support is extremely helpful as the specter of a General Motors bankruptcy looms ever larger for our family.

Offers of donations are coming in and so far, we're on safer financial ground for both aerodrome parcels. What happens in a few weeks I can't say, but we're still in business for at least 44 52 days.

About the Aerodrome parcels:

The larger parcel is a 2048. Weekly Tier Fee is $1900 and as of today the meter is good for 44 57 days.

The smaller parcel is a 1024. Weekly Tier Fee is $950 and as of today the meter is good for 52 days.

Thanks to Josh Noonan for so generously offering 100% of his onsite aviation vendor revenue to keeping Connolly Aerodrome open.

Thanks to Excalibur Longstaff for his generous donation and also for creating a new tipjar. My old tipjars are gone. So if you're inclined to donate, please use the new balloon tipjar in the welcome-gazebo. The new tipjar is deeded to the RCAF group. Funds will be received from the tipjar, transfered to the RCAF group fund and then distributed to the RCAF Marshal (For financial convenience sake, since I manage the aerodrome parcels, the Marshal position is back in my hands from Phineas Messmer).

I cannot thank you enough. Pilots, Caledonians (and Pilot Caledonians) are a special group of people who come together in a crisis.

Our avatars may be prim and pixels but we're RL people on the other side of the screen. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship and support.

Clear Skies....with love and friendship,

Zoe Connolly

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Connolly Aerodrome and the Current Financial Crisis - Royal Caledon Air Force

Connolly Aerodrome and the Current Financial Crisis - Royal Caledon Air Force

My RL family is from Michigan in the United States. Michigan is one of the hardest hit states in the current economic crisis we're facing and has been in a recession long before the rest of the nation.

My RL sister (known as Uhura Markova in SL) has already been unemployed for months and my RL brother (Phineas Messmer) and I have been supporting her when we can.

My brother's job is on the precipice, and just needs a shove over the cliff from a General Motors bankruptcy for his job to be gone. When that happens, I cannot justify spending RL funds on virtual land when my siblings are in RL financial peril.

This is one of the saddest moments I've had in my SecondLife, and I've shed more than a few RL tears over this one....

It's entirely probable that I will need to sell the two parcels that comprise the virtual land known as Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance.

If anyone within RCAF has any suggestions about how we can save the Aerodrome, please do not hesitate to contact me as soon as possible.

Connolly Aerodrome and the Current Financial Crisis - Royal Caledon Air Force