Start Date: Winter 2020
Software: Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe Edition
Aircraft: Additional models include V22 Osprey, Concorde, Dornier DO 228, Grumman G73T and more
Meal Service: Chicken wings, Pizza Hut Pan Surpreme; Medium or Personal, Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Fries
Beverages: Coke, Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice, Bottled Water
Snacks: Cheetos, Corn chips, Potato chips, Butter Peacan ice cream
Location: FLY Everywhere. No Passport or Custom Border documents required
Merch: HRW Classic tee shirts, Ready Captain tee shirts, hats, Varsity Jackets with pilot insignia
Pilot LOG Book: Recommended
Vlog: YouTube channel
Social Media: Twitter
Live Streaming: Twitch
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Official Gear (front)
Official Gear (back)
Official Gear (left)
Official Gear (right)
The Ready Captain varsity jacket is a nice addition for Flightsim pilots.
The jacket and sleeves are black with the trim color navy blue. The material is wool.
The front view has four circular gold design for every Captain. The blue RC circle represents Ready Captain. Also included is my pilot nickname FattyGoose. Choose your OWN nickname. The simple but effective look gives the jacket a strong and commanding appearance.
The back view has the Ready Captain Logo and well as all the continents that will be visited during the adventure including the Caribbean (added soon).
The left sleeve allots a max of four numbers. My birthday is January 29 which shows as 129. A pilot whose birthday is December 25 will appear as 1225.
The right sleeve will have each pilot country's flag. Mine is USA, USA, USA! With the military tradition of having the flag appear reverse depicting the waving in the wind as the holder moves forward.
Expect changes to be made based on pilots feedback as well as the jacket maker ability to replicate the final design as close as possible to the look and feel of our varsity jacket.
Expect prices to fall between $80 and $200. Once the design is finalized each pilot can order at the chosen vendor and have their jackets custom made.
Microsoft Flight Simulator covers multiplayer and I am very excited for what it means for Ready Captain.
The technology is based on a cluster of servers that pings your best location or you can manually choose your own server.
Because a lot of this technology is ready right from the get go it means that RC pilots who want to fly legs together can share their experience seamlessly.
Bringing all the pilots together using the power of Azure multiplayer traffic is limited to the 50 closest planes you can see even though it covers 200km (124 miles) which the server allocates to save bandwidth. This is great for flyins. It would be cool since VATSIM that allows virtual pilots and ATC to interact in real-time. All planes should fly smoothly without disappearing or bouncing around. Now I can make quality videos to post on Twitch or YouTube.
Everything will be based on the power of your gaming rig, graphics card and of course your internet bandwidth. I am already planning to get a good internet connection that is available in my area of Florida.
The three sections covered are One Shared World, Ways to Engage Multiplayer and the Technology.
One Shared World
This will bring ALL pilots around the world together in a scalable environment with real world or AI traffic enabled.
With the real world air traffic pilots can fly their route in real time and if a connection is lost then the in-game AI will continue that traffic until a connection is re-established. Do you want to experience the stress and delays of the real world then dream no more. This feature could be useful to sharpen your piloting skills while managing your flight in a busy sector. If ground holds are built in then I guess you will need stamina from waiting hours for your takeoff clearance. Honey, dinner is ready. I can't! I am in a ground hold.
You can use the filter for Live Players Only where pilots choose who they want to fly with and where. With fly by the rules mode pilots MUST adhere to real world weather conditions, date, time and operating their aircraft in a professional manner.
All players mode is a FREE FOR ALL more like an arcade feature where pilots can learn to fly or simply have unlimited fun with other pilots.
Group creators can choose time and date and set other rules for pilots but will only be seen by pilots within that group.
Once we test the multiplayer features for Ready Captain we will choose whether Live Players Only or Groups will be the best option.
We have already chosen the starting point of Ready Captain but will make changes depending on what airports and dry land are included in the final product. We are ALMOST ready for the World's Biggest Flightsim Adventure on Microsoft Flight Simulator surpassing 2,000 takeoffs and landings.
READY CAPTAIN. You Have Control. 80. V1. Rotate. Positive Climb. Gear Up. See you in the skies!