Life is one long journey. At time we are in the skies, below the water and, most often, on the ground. Regardless of your life purpose, there are times we all must focus our energy on other things, letting some of the things we love fall through the cracks.
Such is the case with A Reality of My Own. I started this blog so many years ago to document my experiences, flights, and favorite add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator. I am always flattered when I look back on the history of this blog and the visits it receives on a daily basis. I never had any other goal for A Reality of My Own than to combine my love for the hobby of flight simulation with my passion for writing. Since more than one of you look at this blog on a regular basis, the success makes me realize I am not alone.
The past few years have seen the demise of Microsoft’s control of flight simulator, larger, bigger screened iPhones/Androids, and even the appearance of self-driving cars on our streets. Like the world around us, flight simulator has changed. The new players are Laminar Research’s X-Plane (9 & 10) and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D (their interpretation of the MS franchise). While I personally never got into Prepar3D after their 2.0 release, I have fallen in love with X-Plane.
So, let’s begin a new chapter of the A Reality of my Own journey and explore the world of X-Plane together. In fact, we might even explore the World of Tanks (WoT) a bit too. War Gaming’s phenomenal MMO is a love or hate it experience, but I have found some tidbits the greater community might find interesting and they fit in well with the A Reality of My Own journey. Hope you don’t mind.
Over the coming weeks, I will work on updating the look and feel of this blog and also start tracking down broken links. There is a lot to do and a lot to share.