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You've been playing too much flightsim when...

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KevinTsai First Officer

1. You start talking about airplanes to your friends and your friends don't care about it.

2. You try to persuade your friend to play flightsim.

3. You start to do badly in school.

4. You keep thinking that you want to be a pilot when you grow up.

5. When you pass by your nearest international airport in your car and you see planes takeing off and landing-You say "ooh ahhh ooh ahhh" or you say "beautiful" with tears coming out of your eyes.

6. When your teacher mentioned the word airplane and you immediately shout "Did someone mentioned airplanes? I love airplanes!!!".

7. When you start working for a virtual airline or starting your own (probably VATSIM).

8. Saying that you could fly a jumbo jet without real-world training only because you have a lot of experience flying a jumbo jet in your simulator.

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earthqu8kes First Officer

KevinTsai wrote:

1. You start talking about airplanes to your friends and your friends don't care about it.

2. You try to persuade your friend to play flightsim.

3. You start to do badly in school.

4. You keep thinking that you want to be a pilot when you grow up.

5. When you pass by your nearest international airport in your car and you see planes takeing off and landing-You say "ooh ahhh ooh ahhh" or you say "beautiful" with tears coming out of your eyes.

6. When your teacher mentioned the word airplane and you immediately shout "Did someone mentioned airplanes? I love airplanes!!!".

7. When you start working for a virtual airline or starting your own (probably VATSIM).

8. Saying that you could fly a jumbo jet without real-world training only because you have a lot of experience flying a jumbo jet in your simulator.

lets see how i realte to this post...too much...

i relate to number 1: in the movie happy feet...if anyone has seen it you will know that the humans, kown as "aliens" to the penguins, come to antartica in a chinnok helicopter fitted with skis...my friends could care less...

i can relate to number 2: i persuaded my friends to fly in the simulator for my science project....and my project made it to the California state science fair...

i can also relate to nomber 3....i wont go there...but not f's though....i still get straight A's but it is harder and harder.

i can relate to number 4: i already have 3 or 4 good colleges picked out that have good aviation pregrams.

i can realt to number 5: just not with tears to my eyes.....but a holler to my dad "get off at the next exit!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!"

i can relate to number 6: but mostly with friends not teachers...

i can't relate to number 7....a VA is a lot of work...as if i dont spend enough time on the computer as it is...

i can relate to number 8: but not a jet....but i have handflown a aircoupe, kept it at 1000 ft msl and made a 180 degree turn with no training at all...

so lets just say im addicted... 😉

Jamie4590 Guest

You've been playing too much flight sim when......

You spend ages making pre flight preperations and checks and then exit the flight shortly after take off to play a FPS, read a book, watch a DVD or take the dogs out.

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Mitchell Delaney (minicaptain) Trainee

thats me in a nutshell! Embarassed

especially at school, i mean, im doinwell its just very hard now



Last edited by Mitchell Delaney (minicaptain) on Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:45 am, edited 1 time in total
RandomGuest Guest

I would say that I am guilty of some of those Embarassed yep I'm an addict 😂

Everyones personal choice ofcourse, but I never see the point of long haul flying in Flight simulator. I find it gets quite boring with Autopilot stuck on for hours 🙂 Longest I flew was heathrow to Cyprus, but that was too long least I saw the virtual Alps along the way 😂

7dream8liner7 Guest

What Kevin had in his list describes me almost exactly. 😎

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Welshflyer Captain

When your wife says "for god sake download some porn like a real man and stop being a geek"! Quote!

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KevinTsai First Officer

KevinTsai wrote:

1. You start talking about airplanes to your friends and your friends don't care about it.

2. You try to persuade your friend to play flightsim.

3. You start to do badly in school.

4. You keep thinking that you want to be a pilot when you grow up.

5. When you pass by your nearest international airport in your car and you see planes takeing off and landing-You say "ooh ahhh ooh ahhh" or you say "beautiful" with tears coming out of your eyes.

6. When your teacher mentioned the word airplane and you immediately shout "Did someone mentioned airplanes? I love airplanes!!!".

7. When you start working for a virtual airline or starting your own (probably VATSIM).

8. Saying that you could fly a jumbo jet without real-world training only because you have a lot of experience flying a jumbo jet in your simulator.

1. guilty
2. guilty
3. guilty
4. sometimes guilty
5. guilty without the crying part
6. innocent
7. guilty but don't have the time
8. guilty

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simon roourke (simon123) First Officer

You've been playing too much flight sim when..

like me you end up sataying up all night.
and you cant get up for work!.. so you ring in sick.lol.

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pilatflyr First Officer

YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN PLAYING TOO MUCH FLIGHTSIM WHEN:

1. you bribe FA's for a ride in the jumpseat.

2. you see a mic and a computer and you think, VATSIM!

3. You tweak you settings to go from 30 fps to 31.1 fps

4. you dedicate an entire hard drive to the game itself

5. you start writing articles about it in your school newspaper

6. your homework turns from filing papers to filing pireps

7. you trade your allowance for addons

8. You put PMDG on your christmas list

9. You consider time with VATSIM as "spending time with friends."

10. You have an entire CD case fillied with artists such as Level-D, PMDG, and Mega Scenery

can you relate? 😀

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KevinTsai First Officer

pilatflyr wrote:

YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN PLAYING TOO MUCH FLIGHTSIM WHEN:

1. you bribe FA's for a ride in the jumpseat.

2. you see a mic and a computer and you think, VATSIM!

3. You tweak you settings to go from 30 fps to 31.1 fps

4. you dedicate an entire hard drive to the game itself

5. you start writing articles about it in your school newspaper

6. your homework turns from filing papers to filing pireps

7. you trade your allowance for addons

8. You put PMDG on your christmas list

9. You consider time with VATSIM as "spending time with friends."

10. You have an entire CD case fillied with artists such as Level-D, PMDG, and Mega Scenery

can you relate? 😀

I can relate this to number 4. My brother and I both thought that we should have a separate computer only for flightsim and internet for addons. We would have more memory space available to store downloads.

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KevinTsai First Officer

9. When you try to look for a girlfriend that likes flightsim as much as you do.

10. When you start to create your own VA after your school.

9. guilty a little
10. guilty-thought about creating VA called Air Highlander or Governor Livingston High School Airlines. The students who go to my school are known as Highlanders.

11. When you thought about converting your school's soccer field, football field, and or other fields into a huge international airport with an airline hub that is named after your school
11. guilty, but want to make it a small airport.

12. When you were thinking about creating a flightsim club in your school
12. innocent, because I have to bring in the flightsim CDs, ask anyone in charge of my school, and put posters all over my school. That's time consuming and I don't have the time to. Besides, the majority of the students at least for me, don't like to play flightsim.

13. When you tried to look for a friend if he/she likes flightsim by making a poll for everyone in your school-innocent.

14. When your favorite part of the family trip was going to the airport and flying on an airplane-guilty.

15. When you're on an airplane, you've been thinking you're in a flight simulator-guilty.

Can anyone relate to that?

7dream8liner7 Guest

16. When you are playing soccer and can't keep your eyes off the planes that are lowering their landing gear on approach.
Actually happened.

17. Your parents call you a backseat-driver. You call yourself the co-pilot or First Officer.

Hey Kevin, I live near you. My High School played yours in football.

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pilatflyr First Officer

18. when booking flight, you care about nothing but the plane you're flying on.

19. When you can predict the flight better than the flight crew

20. when leaving a plane you confidently say, "oh, i could do better!"

21. when you consider mnagingyour VA's finnancial systems as "homework"

22. when you've created a custom aircraft repaint...with your name on it

23. you're inspired to start your own podcast

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KevinTsai First Officer

7dream8liner7 wrote:

16. When you are playing soccer and can't keep your eyes off the planes that are lowering their landing gear on approach.
Actually happened.

17. Your parents call you a backseat-driver. You call yourself the co-pilot or First Officer.

Hey Kevin, I live near you. My High School played yours in football.

16. Guilty-Everytime I go to the football field for gym, I keep imagining 747s landing right over my head, as if it was landing at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

I can relate to almost all of those in this thread, but espicially this one 😀

KevinTsai wrote:

9. When you try to look for a girlfriend that likes flightsim as much as you do.

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KevinTsai First Officer

7dream8liner7 wrote:

Hey Kevin, I live near you. My High School played yours in football.

Do you go to my school? Where do you live?

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pilatflyr First Officer

i don't relate to all. But when I'm down in SoCal, I'll spend like ten minutes sitting on the side of the road watching planes come into LAX

7dream8liner7 Guest

KevinTsai wrote:

7dream8liner7 wrote:

Hey Kevin, I live near you. My High School played yours in football.

Do you go to my school? Where do you live?

Well, I don't want to tell everyone where I go, but I go to a Catholic HS in Edison. You should know where I am talking about.

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KevinTsai First Officer

I see. I didn't know you live in NJ 7dream8liner7. I also live in NJ too.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

You get on a commercial airliner and ask the crew what type of joysticks do they use.

You buy airline tickets for a transcontinental flight and expect to be home by bedtime.

You ask an airline whether it uses FS 2004 or X-Plane.

You go to the emergency room to have the joystick removed from your fingers.

You use a GPS device to find your way around Chicago O'Hare's passenger terminal.

You tell a certified flight instructor that you could fly his airplane if it had a keyboard.

You hand the Captain a FS Passenger report you wrote during the flight, as you deplane.

You ask an airline if you could select the model of aircraft for your flight.

You expect to see a pink dashed line on the ground as you taxi to parking.

You ask a flight attendant how to change the views out your window.

You tell the airline to increase their tailwind setting when they're behind schedule.

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KevinTsai First Officer

CRJCapt wrote:

You get on a commercial airliner and ask the crew what type of joysticks do they use.

You buy airline tickets for a transcontinental flight and expect to be home by bedtime.

You ask an airline whether it uses FS 2004 or X-Plane.

You go to the emergency room to have the joystick removed from your fingers.

You use a GPS device to find your way around Chicago O'Hare's passenger terminal.

You tell a certified flight instructor that you could fly his airplane if it had a keyboard.

You hand the Captain a FS Passenger report you wrote during the flight, as you deplane.

You ask an airline if you could select the model of aircraft for your flight.

You expect to see a pink dashed line on the ground as you taxi to parking.

You ask a flight attendant how to change the views out your window.

You tell the airline to increase their tailwind setting when they're behind schedule.

LOL! 😂

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pilatflyr First Officer

so very true

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earthqu8kes First Officer

CRJCapt wrote:

You get on a commercial airliner and ask the crew what type of joysticks do they use.

You buy airline tickets for a transcontinental flight and expect to be home by bedtime.

You ask an airline whether it uses FS 2004 or X-Plane.

You go to the emergency room to have the joystick removed from your fingers.

You use a GPS device to find your way around Chicago O'Hare's passenger terminal.

You tell a certified flight instructor that you could fly his airplane if it had a keyboard.

You hand the Captain a FS Passenger report you wrote during the flight, as you deplane.

You ask an airline if you could select the model of aircraft for your flight.

You expect to see a pink dashed line on the ground as you taxi to parking.

You ask a flight attendant how to change the views out your window.

You tell the airline to increase their tailwind setting when they're behind schedule.

good ones! 😂

You use a GPS device to find your way around Chicago O'Hare's passenger terminal.

really guilty Embarassed

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pilatflyr First Officer

guilty on all counts!
You also know you've been playing to much flightsim when...

~the arrival and departure windows state tht they're loading terrain data

~You think that the guys at ATC are a bunch of robots

~you expect a 737 to climb at 4500 fpm under a full load

~you get on the flight and ask the pilots for the zero-fuel-weight

~you announce the V speeds on TO to the entire cabin

~you bring along your copy of active camera

~you get pissed off when you can't actually turn your head around 360 degrees

~you ask the flight crew the video cards that they use

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KevinTsai First Officer

You've been playing to much flightsim when everytime you see or hear the word Cathy, the first thing that comes into your mind is Cathay Pacific Airways-guilty

7dream8liner7 Guest

... you see your sister watching Harry Potter, and wonder if you need a PPL to fly the flying car.

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KevinTsai First Officer

Hey guys here's a good one:

You've been playing too much flightsim when you wail, cry, and or sob uncontrollably like a 4-year old when your parents confiscated your flightsim CD and you can't find it-guilty without the crying part.

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KevinTsai First Officer

anyone else got a good "You've been playing too much flightsim when..."?

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KevinTsai First Officer

Hey guys, check out my new sequel-"You've been watching too much flightsim videos when..." 🙂
https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/23911/youve-been-watching-too-much-flightsim-videos-when/

dme43 Guest

you know when you've been playing on FS for too long when you get off it and calculate the DME to the place your gonna go to (this includes the fridge) Tongue Twist ROFL

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spitfiresrule First Officer

Calculate the DME?? DME stands for distance measuring equipment and is used with certain VORs.

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KevinTsai First Officer

When you change the statistics in your aircraft.cfg so that they'll have the exact same characteristics as real-life aircrafts. I changed the Airbus A380 max fuel capacity and the fuel consumption rate so that it'll hold the same fuel as the actual Airbus A380.

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KevinTsai First Officer

when you started to take advantage of downloads and addons to you flightsim.

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pilatflyr First Officer

when you're searching your HD for your car's .cfg and .air files

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KevinTsai First Officer

If you have FSPassengers, you calculate the passenger satisfaction in your car, train, or bus. If you almost hit a car or other things, you anounce the passenger fear by percent.

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GoodisonBlue First Officer

when you keep trying to think of new ways to bump an old thread to the top Whistle

🙂

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KevinTsai First Officer

You've been playing too much flightsim when you're stranded on an island with 555 pasengers and the only airplane to get out of the island is an Airbus A380 and you believe that you're the only one who knows how to fly it only because you had experience flying the A380 in your flightsim.

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oreo005 First Officer

You are addicted to flight sim when...

You turn the corner with your car and say "Damn, those are good graphics!"
😂 😂 😂

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KevinTsai First Officer

Guys this is a good one. You know that you been playing too much flightsim when you decided to hold a person hostage (preferably your cousin, friend , or sibiling) until they see you play your flightsim or watch a flightsim video with you! LOL! ROFL

Jamie4590 Guest

....You keep visiting these cobweb filled forums where the momentum, in recent months, has slowed to a painful crawl.

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were-rabbit Trainee

I dont play it often and i still fail 👏

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frenchieak2 Trainee

When you go to bed at night and dream of having your own airline...
and most of the ones, #1-#15 or so, describe me...
sometimes I detour myself to try to have to drive by the airport just to look at those Era Dash 8's

7dream8liner7 Guest

When pretending to be an airplane (like a little kid), you put your arms out palms up, and bend your fingers upwards to create winglets, because you know that it will increase your fuel effeciency.

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cheezyflier First Officer

...when your wife (like mine) starts telling her freinds she's a widow.

...when riding in the car and telling the driver to set the throttle to 40% N1

...you find yourself setting up long flights before you go out, or to bed, so auto pilot can fly while you do other things.

...when your log book shows more hours in a week than your timecard at work.

...everytime you see an airplane in the sky , or in a movie, you have to tell the nearest person what it is, even though you know darn well they don't care. even if you don't know them.

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cheezyflier First Officer

...when your wife (like mine) starts telling her freinds she's a widow.

...when riding in the car and telling the driver to set the throttle to 40% N1

...you find yourself setting up long flights before you go out, or to bed, so auto pilot can fly while you do other things.

...when your log book shows more hours in a week than your timecard at work.

...everytime you see an airplane in the sky , or in a movie, you have to tell the nearest person what it is, even though you know darn well they don't care. even if you don't know them.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

ROFL

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punko Trainee

holy! every single thing describe me, 😳

i cant stop laughing

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KevinTsai First Officer

cheezyflier wrote:

...when your wife (like mine) starts telling her freinds she's a widow.

...when riding in the car and telling the driver to set the throttle to 40% N1

...you find yourself setting up long flights before you go out, or to bed, so auto pilot can fly while you do other things.

...when your log book shows more hours in a week than your timecard at work.

...everytime you see an airplane in the sky , or in a movie, you have to tell the nearest person what it is, even though you know darn well they don't care. even if you don't know them.

LOL! Good one!

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KevinTsai First Officer

You been playing too much flightsim and/or watching too much flightsim videos when...

1. In a car when someone tells you that there's an airplane nearby, you shove the person, looking out the window in the sky shouting "Where, where?"

true sometimes

2. When you know just about every airplane and their statistics

true-most of them

3. When you know at least every major airline and what country that airline is from

true-I know just about every airline in the U.S. and most around the world

4. If you're traveling by airplane, you ask your parents what airline and airplane you're taking
definitely true

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

... you consider your time at work as a "layover" in between your flights.

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KevinTsai First Officer

belgeode wrote:

... you consider your time at work as a "layover" in between your flights.

What's a layover?

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

hahahahaha.

You ever fly anywhere where you have to wait at the airport for the connecting flight to your destination city?

That is a layover. the waiting.

Living in Pittsburgh a lot of the times when I have to fly somewhere I cannot get a non stop flight, so I have to take like a flight to charlotte then a flight from charlotte to Ft Lauderdale as an example... that time in charlotte is the layover.

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KevinTsai First Officer

belgeode wrote:

hahahahaha.

You ever fly anywhere where you have to wait at the airport for the connecting flight to your destination city?

That is a layover. the waiting.

Living in Pittsburgh a lot of the times when I have to fly somewhere I cannot get a non stop flight, so I have to take like a flight to charlotte then a flight from charlotte to Ft Lauderdale as an example... that time in charlotte is the layover.

I see.

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Michael Pece (mikel_p) Trainee

you read me like a book!

exept for the crying and the teacher one and the bad at school one!

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KevinTsai First Officer

Here's another one: When you increase your geography skills by recognizing the cities around the world.

Guilty: I discovered cities while I was flying to my destination and even cities that I never heard about especially in Russia: Magadan, Yaktusk, etc.

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acepilot32 Captain

you`ve been playing to much flight simulator when you see a piper j super cub flying and crying becuase you want to be a real pilot.----im guilty Embarassed

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KevinTsai First Officer

...and watching to much Spongebob when...

How could you not know the show?

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

OH MY GAWD....

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Cheeks Chief Captain

ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL 😂 😂 😀 🙂 THAT got me laughing 😂 😉 😀

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Taylor (Flyboy92) First Officer

~ You make your flight instructor mad because you keep calling your plane N700MS

Flyboy92

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KevinTsai First Officer

When you feel mentally drunk of aviation knowledge. 😂

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

You know you been playing too much FS when in a REAL plane you are looking around the airport for your fictitious liveries you created.

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Ilan (ilan354) Trainee

It all relates almost exactly to ME. Except for the tears in my eyes bit 😀

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Tailhook Chief Captain

...when you're frantically searching for the Prt Scrn - key on your remote control while watching TV Wall Bashing

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acepilot32 Captain

your addicted to flight sim when you start to do a pre flight check list on the back of a piece of paper only to realize its your homework.

i accidentally did it once and my teacher graded it! i got an A

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Hongming Zheng (jianqing) First Officer

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah 😎

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