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Three Grumpy Simmers - EP28 - Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date Announcement Thoughts

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP28 - Microsoft Flight Simulator Release Date Announcement Thoughts

July 21, 2020

The Three Grumpy Simmers have been roused from their slumber by Microsoft's announcement this week of a confirmed release date for their reentry into the flight simulation world on August 18 2020.

 

We dissect the information provided by Microsoft as part of the announcement and give our thoughts and impressions. Listen to us prattle on about our excitement, and our concerns following the announcement. We also relieve some moments of simulation history and ask what lessons might be learned from them.

 

Thanks to you the simming community, we also get an insight into what you are feeling towards this upcoming title.

 

There may or may not have been a side comment about a certain Pucara video... here it is if you want to watch it: https://youtu.be/9tX80fH8RaY

 

Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.

 

Enjoy our diatribe? Do you find our discussions informative? Do you want advance access to the next episode? Consider supporting The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24

 

Moving pictures version can be found on YouTube at https://youtu.be/xBO4sJpxVe4

 

We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/

 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?

 

Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.

Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24

Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24

Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24

Watch me on Twitch - http://twitch.tv/novawing24

Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

 

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.

Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer

Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer

Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer

Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

 

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986 and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!

Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015

Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode

Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode

 

 

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP27 - Realism And Immersion

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP27 - Realism And Immersion

May 26, 2020

The Three Grumpy Simmers are back once again to give their take on the seeming never satisfied quest for Realism and Immersion. With the recent release of Prepar3D v5, as well as the upcoming new sim from Microsoft, questions about this topic have once again bubbled to the for in major ways.

Each of us muse on the meaning behind each of these words, and discuss how to balance these quests with the realities of our world. They also go through some of the challenges faced in this never ending quest, and pose the question of have we gone to far?

No tire smoke was harmed during the production of this video.

Stay safe and wash yo damn hands!

 

Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.

Enjoy our diatribe? Do you find our discussions informative? Do you want advance access to the next episode? Consider supporting The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24

 

Video also available on YouTube

We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/

 

 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?

Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986 and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode

 

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP26 - COVID-19 and the Simming World

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP26 - COVID-19 and the Simming World

March 23, 2020

The Three Grumpy Simmers return to a time of turmoil throughout the world.

So while its not simming, we share our experiences of the global pandemic and how it has affected our lives.

We also celebrate how the simmming community has come together with the call to #stayhomeandflightsim especially form some very generous developers!

Stay safe out there and grab yourself something new and different to sim with as we all do our part to fight the pandemic.

some of the developers who are giving away content or offering sales during this traumatic time:

A2A Simulations - P-40 for free!
Latin VFR - Roatan available free!
Central Sim - Captain Germán Olano Moreno Air Base available free!
Jetstream Designs - Little Rock National available free!
Parrallel 42 - Preceipt FX available free!
Aeroplane Heaven - Global Swift available free!

Some of the deep discount sales available are from:
DCS – many items up to 50%
Carenado up to 75%
MK Studios Dublin 50%
Orbx up to 50% off regions
MilViz
Nimbus
VSKYLABS
FlyJSim
Xtrident
SimMarket

and more!

Stay safe and wash yo damn hands!

 

 

Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.

Enjoy our diatribe? Do you find our discussions informative? Do you want advance access to the next episode? Consider supporting The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24

 

Video also available on YouTube

We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/

 

 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?

Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986 and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP25 - Essential Addons and Advice

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP25 - Essential Addons and Advice

January 28, 2020

Those Three Simmers of bad dispositions have returned for another year of Grumpiness!

To celebrate the new year, and the many new faces and gamertags that will be joining us in virtual skies, we delve deeply into a question that we all see A LOT, and one that we feel we as a community need a better answer to.

So, here are your Three Grumpy Simmers talking about the Essential Addons* and Advice for veteran simmers and newbies alike!

*no addons were harmed nor endorsed in the making of this video

 

Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.

Enjoy our diatribe? Do you find our discussions informative? Do you want advance access to the next episode? Consider supporting The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24

 

Video available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Y3yKOcdFkjQ

 

We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/

 

 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?

Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986 and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode

 

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP24 - What We Most Want To See In 2020 and Yuletide Giveaway

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP24 - What We Most Want To See In 2020 and Yuletide Giveaway

December 15, 2019
Those Three (not-so) Grumpy Simmers are back to peer into their crystal ball of the future to tell you what they look forward to most in 2020.
 
They also get to play St Nick and they are getting ready to give away some cool prize packs!
 
Thanks to everyone who filled out what your Best Simulation Moment of 2019 was and what you are Looking Forward to Most in 2020.
 
We picked our favourite entries and the winners are listed below!
 
Prize Pack 1:
Nimbus Huey and XRotors AW139
Taylor Hetzel III
 
Prize Pack 2:
Xtrident Bell 412 and one of the VSKYLABS helicopter range
Dragoljub Blagojevic
 
Prize Pack 3:
Dreamfoil Bell 407 and one of the Just Flight GA aircraft range
Franck Boudet
 
Keep an eye out in your email for the next steps to claim your prizes!
 
Thank you to each and every viewer and listener who helps drive this endeavour. Thank you for your company in 2019, we look forward to seeing you in 2020!
 
Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.
Want advance access to the next episode? Support The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24
 
Video also available on YouTube
We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/
 
 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?
Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986 and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode
 
Three Grumpy Simmers - EP023 - Best Simulation Moments of 2019 and Yuletide Giveaway

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP023 - Best Simulation Moments of 2019 and Yuletide Giveaway

December 7, 2019

Those Three (not-so) Grumpy Simmers are back to do some navel felt gazing and reflect on quite a rollercoaster of a year for the simulation genre.

They also get to play St Nick and they are getting ready to give away some cool prize packs!

Head over to https://tinyurl.com/3GS-yuletide-giveaway-2019 and fill out what your Best Simulation Moment of 2019 was and what you are Looking Forward to Most in 2020.

Each of us will pick our favourite entry and they will win one of three awesome prize packs that are up for grabs from our friends at Nimbua, VSKYLabs, XTrident, XRotors, Dreamfoil and Just Flight.

Prize Pack 1:

Nimbus Huey and XRotors AW139

Prize Pack 2:

Xtrident Bell 412 and one of the VSKYLABS helicopter range

Prize Pack 3:

Dreamfoil Bell 407 and one of the Just Flight GA aircraft range

Competition opens from 0000Z 8th December 2019 and closes at 2359Z on 13th December 2019.

Terms and Conditions for the competition can be found at https://novawing24.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Three-Grumpy-Simmers-Yuletide-Giveaway-2019-Terms-And-Conditions.pdf

Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.

Want advance access to the next episode? Support The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24

Video also available on YouTube

We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?

Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986 and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP022 - Microsoft Flight Simulator

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP022 - Microsoft Flight Simulator

September 30, 2019
Those Three (not-so) Grumpy Simmers are actually in the same place! Why? At an invitation from Microsoft they have been offered a chance to get up close and personal with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and the development team.
In this 90 minute journey they go through in detail the known features, their first impressions, their concerns and their hopes. With more than a little trepidation when they started the trip, the end result was very surprising and bodes well for the future. There were more than a few surprises in store for these Grumpy Simmers from Microsoft!
Also, we were a little delirious, it had been a long day!
Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.
Want to be involved in shaping Microsoft's new sim? Join the Insider Program and sign up to be part of future Test Builds!
https://www.flightsimulator.com/insider-program-sign-up/
Check out BelGeodes impressions and thoughts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj2gac_1wA0
Check out Novawing24's personal impressions here:
Read more about Sergio's thoughts over at Helisimmer.com:
Read some more about the tech details over at Novawing24.com: https://novawing24.com/2019/09/up-close-preview-of-microsofts-new-flight-simulator

Want advance access to the next episode? Support The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24
 
Video available on YouTube
We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/
 
 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?
Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986, and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode
 
Three Grumpy Simmers - EP21 - Community Productions

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP21 - Community Productions

September 18, 2019
Your favourite trio of (Not-So) Grumpy Simmers are back on the airwaves once again to embrace one of the positive aspects of our hobby.
 
They sample three different projects and ways that the community has come together to produce some incredible work!
 
Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.
 
Check out more info about the mods we talk about in the show:
Helix Collective at https://www.helisimmer.com/news/helisimmer-community-team-ka-32-x-plane
Hughs 500D https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/52938-hughes-500d/
 
Want advance access to the next episode? Support The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24
 
Video also available on YouTube https://youtu.be/RcS5cKDzNN8
 
We can be found at https://www.threegrumpysimmers.com/
 
 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?
Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986, and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode
Three Grumpy Simmers - EP20 - More Microsoft Flight Simulator

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP20 - More Microsoft Flight Simulator

August 21, 2019
Your favourite trio of technically challenged simmers are back on the airwaves once again and back to discuss more about Microsoft's new sim.
Following the opening of the FSInsider program by Microsoft, the content in that release has gone public thanks to the work of FSElite. In this episode the Three Grumpy Simmers discuss what was revealed, and perhaps more importantly what wasn't. They also reflect on the return of Microsoft Flight Simulator X to Microsoft's stewardship after the Dovetail Games brought it to modern Operating Systems.
Join the old men as they wax lyrical AND discover ghosts of simulators past!
Don't forget to head over to Helisimmer's Channel for a weekly wrap of all news helicopter and BelGeode's Channel for some great fantastic adventures.
Want to see the Insider content of Flight Simulator yourself? Microsoft are still accepting insider applications! Head over to https://www.flightsimulator.com/insider-program-sign-up/ and do your part for the future of Flight Simulation!

Want advance access to the next episode? Support The Three Grumpy Simmers and Novawing24 on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/novawing24
 
Podcast also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oA_ncEavkz8
 
 
 

Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?
Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/novawing24
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/novawing24
Find me on the web - http://www.novawing24.com/

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986, and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
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Three Grumpy Simmers - EP19 - Microsoft Did What Now? Just The Facts!

Three Grumpy Simmers - EP19 - Microsoft Did What Now? Just The Facts!

June 15, 2019
Microsoft did WHAT NOW?!?!?!?
So in a bombshell that has rocked the simulation community, just hours after the end of FSExpo and hours into E3, Microsoft released the trailer to their reboot of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Having abandoned the genre in a less than stirling exit following corporate and community mismanagement (and some help from our own community to shoot ourselves in the foot) 7 years ago, the original pioneers of the flight simulation genre are returning.
In this episode of the Three Grumpy Simmers we distil down to the facts and try to minimize the speculation. We also reflect long and hard on where we are now and where we may head. We also reflect on some members of the community who seem determined to trash something on literally no evidence and counsel against being hasty in judgement (deja vu anyone?).
Do you want to get involved in shaping the new sim and providing positive feedback? Head over to https://fsi.microsoftstudios.com/insider-program-sign-up/ and sign up to be an insider!
Want more information and engage in the discussion of the new sim? Join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/MSFS2020/
 

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Who are the Three Grumpy Simmers?
Tristan "Novawing24" Ayton is a highly opinionated YouTube content creator with a focus on the Simulation genre. Believing that giving back to the community is important, he provides open and honest commentary and feedback on developments in the simulation genre. He has also tried his hand at texture design, with content available at his website and at the AVSIM Library, as well as writing for numerous websites. When not simming he can be found training or competing in Obstacle Course Racing or Triathlon events around the world.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/novawing24
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Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 20 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer.
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Helisimmer
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Helisimmer
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Helisimmer
Find me on the web - https://www.helisimmer.com/

Drew "Bel Geode" Bolton has been a flight simulation enthusiast since 1986, and has been an active member of the community since 2005. A former virtual airline CEO, Bel has embraced many aspects of flight simulation, and understands how to connect with the community at large, through his YouTube
channel, and various collaborations with fellow simmers. Bel Geode can be found often in FSX in his F-14 Tomcat "Valkyrie", in X-Plane in one of his many helicopters, or in DCS World in anything he can get his hands on, to make targets go "Boomflowah"!
Find me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BelGeode2015
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/BelGeode
Watch me on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BelGeode
 

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