its been fun...

Well it's been about a year since I have tried to get my computers running  and then couldn't possibly use them again so they don't work! An end of an era for me...

I'd like to come and talk about the many years I've not only been flightsimming but being with virtual airlines. I started with one way back in 2002 or 2003 called Virtual Westjet. It was fun, got me some time to not only fly but communicate with a community online and sometimes fly with them on vatsim.

It dawned on me how easy ot was flying fir a so called Virtual airline. So simple in fact I've not yet found one I could hate fir any reason.

Criss-crossing the country or even the globe could get you some much needed hours or time in the seat of a well groomed aircraft you've never flown before..

When it comes to flying for all the VA's I've flown for here's my time to make thank you cards fir the ones I remember.

Alaska-thanks for allowing me to discover the unidentified terrain that is Alaska.And for the friendships. Favorite flight:SEA to ANC

American. Thanks for the friendships and the chance to cris cross the country and get to know it more..favorite flight:KBOS to KLAX

Delta-thanks fir the same thing American gave me.. a chance to see more of the world than I had ever seen. favorite flight: SEA to LAS

Froggie Air- thanks fir the comraderie and the airplanes you painted..the group was amazing and I really issues our online time together. favorite flight: DEN to SEA

CP Air- you did me a favor, you allowed me to fly my favorite aircraft the 737-200. Most va's don't have that aircraft in their list of aircraft. You allowed me to see the bright orange colors everyday. Favorite Flight: YVR to YYZ

DHL-Thanks for allowing me to ship cargo to various places around Europe and all over the world. favorite flight: DDP to GLL

Air Florida thanks for allowing me to fly the gator infested airways of the state of Florida. Favorite flight: MIA to MCO

Peerhoven.-one of the funnest va's that existed fir a short period of time. Thanks for the best flights I've ever had. Favorite Flight: DEN to LAS

Ozark-for touring the central plains and others. Thanks for the friendly greetings and people I met. Favorite Flight:STL to SPI

Aeromexico. Thanks for allowing me to finally fly to and from the warmer places in the world. Only with you a short time but a good time. Favorite Flight: MMMX to LAX

Southwest. That's a fun experiment that sees me flying to all the places southwest flies...(only lasted 3 months). Favorite Flight: JFK to ORF

Virtual Westjet-thanks fir allowing me to fly the 737-200 and others. Thanks for the friendship and comraderie. And for allowing me to criss cross the country and visit my home airport and others close by. Favorite Flight. YXU to YYC

EasyJet-My late night "confection perfection". Favorite Flight: GLL to OWI

Buffalo- thanks for allowing me to fly the good old warbirds and getting to know more of the barren and deep seeded places in canada. Favorite Flight: YZF yo YHY

Private flights...been fun touring the world and seeing the sights and doing 3 world tours.

That's it for when it comes to flight simulation and the Virtual.airlines that pair nicely to them.

It won't be a permanent leave but it is a more gracious leave as I say goodbye to all of these for the time being. Some have me on inactive and that's fine I have no problem with that but most I have left or moved on from and wanted to thank for all those years if happiness flying the "open skies".

Thanks for the fun
Your friend 

Darren Elliiott

what used to seem like a cheat..

 After the release of FS2004/FS9 people used to think the no-cd patch was a scam and a redacted program and was talked about being some sort of pirated software...

but that changed in the last decade or so and now its just a program that is used to allow users to use 2004 without CD#4. It works like no big deal and should be fine and not illegal....

its free, and on quite a few websites and by now  you should know where to source it



please make sure you download this file and use it

overwrite the fs9.exe in your fs9 main folder...

you are now using fs9.1

Working with scenery.cfg file and errors....

I've seen some posts online taking about the errors that sometimes load up when fs9 starts and it seems to take a bit of time to find out why it's giving you the error and as some forums you have to wait untill someone who know to help with that error as most don't know the answer...

If you get an error on load up of he sim please note that it could be fixed with one of these two options...

But first a word of advice there are two variants of the error 1 is a number and 2 is the name of the airport or scenery area

To rectify this errors you must load up scenery.cfg which in older msfs versions like 9 or x (which is in your main sim folder) ...

Load up fs9 or x untill you get the error or if you cannot remember then write it down or make a mental note*...

I.e "scenery.cfg file will actually mention either a number or a city/airport/etc the text area for it and delete that area

*Note if you select everything and actually delete the list it will be created the next time you load fs9 or x.

The names and numbers are listed like this...

"[] (number is inside the brackets)
Title= (this is where you find name of area)
Layer= (don't worry about this, Idk what it's use is
Active=true (that's to show if it is live or not)
required=true/false (Idk)"

Anything that's listed iside parentheses that are giving errors please delete that text area and start fs9 or x again...if you see any errors that you didn't see at first still show up repeat the process and when you are done that...

Voila you've finished another tutorial from me

I d like to thank FlightsimJBS

     Hes another blog i visit everyday or so. While searching for a rare fs2004 file i came upon his blog and have loved it since.

    He posts everyday with links to files from FS9/FSX and P3D, most are files you've seen before but some are files so rare that it makes mundane days fall away!!

     I've never been able to get in touch with him but id like to say thanks for linking these files and stuff for the last few years. If i can find a file anywhere using or avsim i will load up his blog and voila... you should see some amazing aircraft's he gets linked on his blog..


All you need to do to get there is click this link

 or click on the link in the sidebar!!

 Happy flying! and thanks JBS!! 

 you make me feel

 Keep Up the good work!!




sayonara squawkbox from early 2000...

so i guess it comes to this I've uninstalled this program and have no reason to use it ever  again.. thanks to the group who made it and i hope we all learn from them...

squawk box came into the fs community in the late 1990s and early 2000s with a way to connect to vatsim, and allow us to enjoy the servers..

and just last year vatsim said they dont need people using it, so they retired it and there we go!!

thanks to the 20 years of service!!

its deeply important...

 after all these years and counting that we still see questions about the fs9 no cd patch its aggravating no one knows...

the fs9.1 patch is available on the net, and the no-cd patch is on the net as well

since 2004 was released its incredibly stupid to think that once it was thought of as a virus and not allowed so its been like a feew  years that its been ok to download it...

is the 9.1 versiom

and the fs9 no cd crack

It's kind of tough you know?! (The ongoing threat of loss to FS9)

I bet you have seen a lot of reasons not to use fs2004 because their is quite a competing compliment to the world right now as newer flight Sims are on the rise....if it ain't so big and vested 🤣

While we just focus on the here and now in this blog post..i tend to notice program and stuff don't work for it.

So I thought maybe I should list things and settings that no longer work for fs9

List is as follows:  

1. Default fs9 deal weather no longer connects to jeppesen anymore..please read my previous post about real world weather..

2. Connecting with vatsim is harder if you are using older operating systems..since the good old trusty sqwkbx doesn't exist anymore and so u have to upgrade to 7 or so..and download a program called "audio for vatsim"

3. Certain virtual airlines have moved on to version 2 of smartcars as most acars are "almost" out of date...not yet thou..😎


There are more but just don't worry right now

its been fun...

Well it's been about a year since I have tried to get my computers running  and then couldn't possibly use them again so they don...