MVP Summit 2008: Extracurricular activities

I had some free time on Thursday afternoon after the summit was over, so a buddy named Justin Lamb drove to Seattle and graciously allowed me to hang out with him until it was time for me to leave Seattle. We started out with a quick jaunt over to Kerry Park in the Queen Anne district. I snapped this photo there… While at Kerry Park, Justin had the grand idea of heading up to Everett to tour the Boeing Factory. So off we went! No cameras or cell phones were allowed on the tour so I have no pictures to … Continue reading MVP Summit 2008: Extracurricular activities

MVP Summit 2008: ACES visit

This year’s MVP Summit had FS MVPs spend not one but two full days with members of ACES Studios. The first thing that I noticed while walking into their new offices at Willows was all of the ample room available to them now. Each "cluster" had its own common area. Here is what I found in the Flight Sim team’s common area. Yep, nothing like a bit of Rock Band to make the day go by. While on the quick tour that Hal gave us on our first few moments in the studio, I picked up on a few other … Continue reading MVP Summit 2008: ACES visit

Here at the Summit

 I am here! Today marked the beginning of the Summit, with a great keynote by former MVP General Manager Sean O’Driscoll on Web 2.0. I briefly ran into Nick while shuffling about – I’ll be catching up with him again on Wednesday. I’m taking lots of photos and I’ll be sharing them when I get a chance. Tomorrow as well as Wednesday, I’ll be spending time with Hal and the ACES team. I can’t wait!

US’s top 10 busiest airports

CNN has just posted the 10 busiest airports for 2007. I find it quite interesting that two of them, #1 ranked Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and #9 ranked Charlotte Douglas International Airport (which I am flying from tomorrow on my journey to Seattle) are both within a 2.5 hr. drive from where I live. 🙂

Busy week (or two)

There are a lot of things going on this week (and the next). Sun-N-FunThe "Oshkosh of the south" kicks off today in grand fashion. Garmin has already made some impressive announcements with regards to the new synthetic vision system in the G1000. Liberty Aerospace and Aspen Avionics have announced a partnership to include the new Evolution Pro PFD as standard equipment in the IFR trainer version of the XL-2. This is just the beginning. I expect to hear other major announcements as the event progresses. Red Bull Air RaceThe Red Bull Air Race kicks off the 2008 season this weekend … Continue reading Busy week (or two)

FSInsider Newsletter

April is here. Along with (hopefully) warmer weather with Spring upon us, ACES Studio brings us a new feature – the FSInsider Newsletter! Get the best of FSInsider delivered right to your Inbox! The FSInsider newsletter features: A letter from the Editor Links to our favorite articles Tips for getting the most out of Flight Simulator Insider information about what’s going on here at the ACES Studio in Redmond Information about upcoming events and contests Promotional offers related to Flight Simulator and similar products Look for each issue around the first of the month. Signing up is easy, and it’s … Continue reading FSInsider Newsletter