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The Nicnac Podcast

The Nicnac Podcast

By Nicnac Marsh
The journal of Nicnac Marsh featuring conversations about their life and strife including a dedicated series on flight sim called FSRideAlong. For more information visit nicnacpod.net

The Nicnac Podcast and The FSRideAlong Series © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. Some Rights Reserved.
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Ninac Podcast: The Truth Is Out There
In this episode, Nicnac ends up going back to their formative years in the 1990s to examine a bit more of how they become who they are referring to it as “90’s X-Files Culture”. This cultural upbringing when combined with their pre-existing neurodivergent tendencies and childhood cancer trauma made Nicnac into the unique neurodivergent skeptical geek that they are today. They pose the notion that being in the twilight years of Earth’s ability to sustain current life isn’t so bad if truth-seekers can gather together to extrapolate the lessons of the failed human experiment. They acknowledge their failings and liabilities in the area and seek your help to give any nuggets of truth they have found the legs they need to contribute and make the human endeavor worthwhile. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
18:11
July 20, 2021
Ninac Podcast: Eastbound With A Moral Compass and a Mask
In this episode, Nicnac recovers from burnt out for long enough to try and catch listeners up on their recent life journey. They use their recent virtual cross-country flying experience as a metaphor for their life experience and attempts to fly as far east as possible before ultimately flying west. They are making this metaphorical eastbound trip with nothing more than a highly calibrated moral compass, maps, and ride reports from other life pilots. They will know it’s time to land when their work produces some income but not enough income to screw up their delicate safety net. The struggle, of course, is to avoid the high terrain and dangerous weather of conformity culture. They’ve got a rough five-year plan if nothing else. Donate Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
12:54
July 19, 2021
FSRideAlong: Oshkosh By Gosh
Donate Contact Simply Magpie Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac reviews the lessons from their virtual 15 hour and 9-minute trek from Monterey CA to Oshkosh, WI including the details of the final 3 legs that culminated in a botched landing onto rwy 9 at Oshkosh. They review their virtual flying skill limits and the limits that consumer flight sim technology and flight planning software place on their virtual flying style. They reassert their belief that X-Plane 11 and P3D currently stand as the most authentic simulators on the market from a General Aviation IFR and airliner perspective. Although, they continue to hope that MSFS will get better with time. They are also holding out hope that version 12 of X-Plane will be announced soon and include an ortho system similar to MSFS. Nicnac recognizes that there are many types of flight sim users out there and emotions can run high. They are working on being less harsh on those that have all their eggs in the MSFS basket when they can. They understand this mentality, although they don’t share it. Nicnac ends by thanking all flight sim developers who are passionate along with their fellow AVGeeks and the real-world aviation community for trying to put up with AVGeeks when possible. Nicnac wishes everyone attending a happy Airventure 21! They hope to go one year! Other Aviation And Simulation Resources TorqueSim Reality XP X-Plane Matt Guthmiller Kneebon5 Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Airline Pilot Guy PMS Working Title Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
27:46
July 12, 2021
FSRideAlong: Piston Signal Cross Countries Continue
Show Notes In this episode, Nicnac tracks their difficult journey towards Oshkosh in The TorqueSim SR22 and default DA40NG for Microsoft Flight Simulator. They talk about each leg, Monterey to San Carlos, San Carlos to Grand Junction, Grand Junction to Boulder, Boulder to Ainsworth, and Ainsworth to Mankato. They talk about why they are setting aside MSFS again and sticking with XPlane for GA and P3D for Airliners. Although they do note some progress on the part of Working Title and PMS. They plan to continue checking in on the platform periodically. Although they are putting their North Atlantic trip on indefinite hiatus (the legs are too long in The SR22), they are really enjoying increasing their continuous US skills along with playing with XPlane ortho scenery and learning the best paths through the many US mountain ranges. They hope to work back up to VATSIM or POSCON and be skilled enough in The SR22 to try flying into Oshkosh for Simventure 21. Donate Contact Simply Magpie Other Aviation Resources And Podcasts PMS Working Title Matt Guthmiller Kneebon5 Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
19:48
July 10, 2021
FSRideAlong: As Real As It Gets
In this episode, Nicnac talks about the learning tools that are available in the simulation world and the learning they did on a recent cross-country trek from the birthplace of powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to Monterey, California in a mix of GA Aircraft in X-Plane 11. They also spend some time talking about real-world aviation. The uniqueness of the real experience. The powerful way podcasting can be used to share the hobby and passion and the times that real-world aviation gets too real. If your a real-world aviator please share your experiences but also be safe. Your family and friends need you. The aviation community at large needs you! Nicnac thanks all the aviation media creators out there. Let’s take the time to remember and cherish when it is needed but keep flying with the aim to make aviation safer and better. Links Simply Magpie Contact Other Aviation Resources And Podcasts Zerosideslip Flight Sim Association Flight Sim Community Podcast Airplane Geeks Uncontrolled Airspace Aviation New Talk Come Fly With Me Credits Support for FSrideAlong comes from Simply Magpie Virtual Airline and Flying Club based in Newcastle, England, and by the generous contributions of listeners like you. Thank You! The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
18:01
July 6, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Trying To Make It Work
In this episode, Nicnac starts to puzzle over how to adjust to what they now know about themselves. They review their various coping systems and lament the “return to normal” humbug that is currently adding to the already oppressive normalization meat grinder. They conclude that their best path forward is to stick with what they know works and learn to say no when needed. This includes minimizing social interactions in any form, rolling with their energy flows, and trying to figure out how to conduct their life from home. Fortunately. Covid gave them a head start. Now if all the back to normal people would go away! Donate Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:52
June 30, 2021
FSRideAlong: Real World Aviation: Business Over Safety
In this episode Nicnac talks about their concerns with The FAA and the way its structure has it constantly compromising safety to meet the powerful economic demands of airframers, airlines and US politicians. Nicnac makes the point that this structure isn’t safe or sustainable and results in continuous loss of life the world over. Nicnac also calls attention to their local airport KCIC where the city that owns the airport has elected to use airport property to provide temporary “shelter” to unhoused citizens. Nicnac hopes that no matter how you feel about housing, you’ll recognize that this isn’t an appropriate use of an airport! Links Donate FSRideAlong.com Contact Chico City Council Contact Credits The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
07:36
June 29, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Learn By Doing
In this episode Nicnac traces how they came into podcasting and attempts to convey what they are aspiring towards along with how their own experiences and limitations have shaped their work. Nicnac is excited about the process of taking their work to the next level and thankful for all who have contributed to the craft and taught it to them. Having a podcast that combines Nicnac’s unique interests, strife and limitations is interesting. It seems to work almost despite itself. Nicnac hopes you will continue to join them on this journey wherever it may lead. Donate To Support Nicnac’s Work Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
12:05
June 26, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Harm Reduction
In this episode Nicnac talks about the poor state of social services in their community of Chico, California and lists two organizations among many that are trying to help in the face of violent city policy and public opinion; Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition and Chico Housing Action Team. Nicnac calls for real pluralism in policy in their community, state, city and world. Links Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition at https://nvhrc.com/ They need volunteers! Chico Housing Action Team at https://www.chicohousingactionteam.net/ Donate To Support Nicnac Visit Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:09
June 26, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Moral Bankruptcy Of Conformity Culture
In this episode Nicnac tries to succinctly synthesize and summarize  their work and call out US conformity culture for what it is. They briefly summarize their historical findings before sharing their view that now is the time to connect with like minds, help where you can but lay low and stay safe in hopes that humanity will see better days in some far distant future. Sometimes The Obi-Wan Kenobi approach makes the most sense…. Donate Nicnacjak.net Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:02
June 25, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Integrity III: The Painful Search For Truth
In this episode Nicnac tries to connect their recent progress in self identity to the work that they’ve done and how they came to do that work. They try to explain that they are driven to strive for a better world because they’ve experienced pain and indeed have caused pain. Nicnac does this by talking a bit about the podcast, their desire to be accepted, their more problematic coping techniques and explaining why they wrote and released their early song “Say What You Want To Say” at the age of 19. Donate Nicnacjak.net Say What You Want To Say Credits The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
21:45
June 22, 2021
FSRideAlong: Finding The Sim Experience That Works For You
In this episode Nicnac finds themselves enjoying Ortho scenery so much that they are doing short low IFR flights across The US at a very leisurely pace. They turned to this diversion as they were needing a break from the extremely long SR22 North Atlantic Legs. It being the solstice, though, Nicnac is well aware of the impact of the delays relative to weather. They will continue to report on their sim experience to the best of their capacity. Nicnac ends the episode by reminding listeners of the importance of simming in the way they enjoy most Fsridealong.com Donate Simply Magpie Contact
25:31
June 20, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: The Value of Finding Safe Communities
Show Notes In this episode Nicnac tries to articulate how finding safe communities that embrace and support who they are in recent times has made them feel. They don’t feel they can adequately express how much these discoveries have helped them and will help them in the times ahead. They also express how damaging attempts to modify or suppress who they are have been over the years. Given that advocating for and creating a global community that embraces diversity and supports people’s needs is their greatest passion, they resolve to continue focusing on this ambition in the hope of allowing others to feel safe and thrive through creative self expression. They hope they can use their podcast and expertise to help others who aspire to self expressive goals. Credits Nicnac’s work is very much made possible by the safety and support of listeners like you. They thank you! The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations. The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License Links Donate Nicnacjak.net Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration
08:18
June 16, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: A Dr. House Moment; Why I Feel So Certain That I am A Neurodivergent Person
In this episode Nicnac describes a moment of incredible clarity that they reached at the end of last weekend. An experience that they articulate as something akin to A “Dr. House” style epiphany coupled with the euphoric clearly the character would experience at the end of the majority of the episodes in the 2004-2012 series. They make the best effort they can muster in an attempt to explain their lifelong social, work and daily cognitive experience. They have made a herculean effort to complete this production as they endure the early stages of neurodivergent burn out.  They begin the wrap up process by providing recommendations for sources of other first hand accounts of the neurodivergent experience.  Capping it all off by sharing a piece of prose that they feel captures their experience in a unique way. If you have feedback or questions please share them with Nicnac. They would be happy to respond and engage with those that are interested. Links Donate Nicnacjak.net Autistamatic YouTube Channel Autistic Collaboration Credits The Nicnac Podcast is made possible by listeners like you! Thank you! The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at here. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other’s work. They do the same! The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org
13:12
June 15, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Limited Capacity; Infinite Flow
In this episode Nicnac works to shift their energy and considers what it will take cautiously to spend more time outside of their darkened studio where they’ve spent most of their time since Covid started in March of 2020. They are in the process of accepting the neurodivergent capacity limits they have that cause them to need to work hard to be mindful of their limits when outside of their safe space and interacting with others Donate Nicnacjak.net There is a lot going on behind the scenes as capacity allows so please remember The Nicnac Podcast is made possible by the generous support of listeners like you! The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.org. I thank both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org
06:48
June 13, 2021
Nicnac Podcast: Nicnac Rebirth; Please Send Spoons
In this episode Nicnac is having a rebirth of self after picking a new name to better fit who they are. While they want to embrace the moment for all that it is, they also have a need to process their strife around energy management and the difficulty of living in a culture of compliance. So grab your favorite beverage, grab a breath and join this important moment in Nicnac’s life. Donate Nicnacjak.net
12:00
June 10, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Gendered Phrases, Names and Pronouns
In this episode Nicnac talks about gender and the challenges that arise from trying to navigate the world being as true to themselves and others as possible. They ponder how hard it is to be real in modern society and seek your feedback on how that reflects on our species in the long run. Links Donate Nicnacjak.net Flight Sim Services
09:55
June 9, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Normal Is Overrated: Thoughts From Over 30 Years Of US Mental Health Treatment
In this episode Nicnac reviews their more than 30 years of mental health treatment. Over the course of their life they have been diagnosed with a wide variety of illnesses ranging from ADD to Bipolar and Autism. Despite Nicnac’s extensive treatment history, they continue to feel like they are living an endurance test. Having briefly worked in the mental health field, Nicnac reports on some research they've been doing into the social model of disability and the use of the term neurodivergent. Nicnac strongly feels that if they take a more assertive approach to getting treatment and interacting with mental health professionals in addition to trying to maximize the positives of their neurodivergence they can turn a corner. Nicnac also refers back to some of their early work and a college essay they wrote describing a hypothetical link between neurodivergence and self actualization. If this could be proven to the greatest degree possible in social science, then Nicnac thinks they may have an alternate design for The US Mental Health System. Nicnacjak. Ever the system designer. Donate Nicnacjak.net
11:16
June 7, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Quality of Life
In this episode Nicolas (Nicnac) explores their struggle to find the right balance in social interactions and overcome some insecurities that are currently hampering their ambitions. Nicolas also discusses the fate of their “wellness document” and the struggle to make better audio content. They close out the episode by talking about gender and queerness. Reemphasizing their relatively new belief that social justice progress cannot be solely dependent on non violent direct action. Progress has been enabled on social justice issues through a diverse range of actions including non-violent direct action, legal advocacy, mutual aid and events such as “The Stonewall Riots”. Donate Nicnacjak.net The Nicnac Podcast is made possible by the generous support of listeners like you! Music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry and Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find Attica Attica at atticaattica.bandcamp.com. I thank both groups for allowing their creations to be used in the production of other work. Josh, if you are out there please send me a link to an updated music profile! The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series  is © 2006-2021 by Nicolas Jackson. Some Rights Reserved. This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Find out more at creativecommons.org
13:42
June 5, 2021
FSRideAlong: Greenland Isn’t Very Green (Leg 9)
In this episode Nicolas covered leg 9 which saw them begin the over-water portion of the journey from Chico to Newcastle. Although Nicolas originally planned on making for the east coast of Greenland icing conditions and a limited supply of on board deice fluid forced them to divert to Kangerlussuaq Airport (BGSF) where last minute diversion planning nearly resulted in a CFIT. The fact that this was Leg 9 take 2 indicates that Nicolas needs to stick to the sim and study harder... Links Donate FSRideAlong.com Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Torque Sim XPlane Active Sky For XP11 Stats Fly Date: May 30th, 2021 Volanta Link Route: CYFB CYFB5 NALDI DCT MS DCT MA W51 SF DCT BGSF Leg 9 Block: 3 hr 26 min Leg 9 Flight Time: 3 hr 7 min Leg 9 Logged Distance: 535 nm Leg 9 Fuel Burned: 45.5 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $351.75 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 2,549.57 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 379.3  gal Block time (so far): 25.74  hrs Flight Time (so far) 23.21 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 164 kts/ 188.7 mph/ 302.7 kph Logged Distance Flown: 3,821 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 1,546 nm The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. And is available under a creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series © 2006-2021 by Nicolas Jackson is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
14:30
June 3, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Using my Neurodivergence To Maximize Achievement With Quality In Mind
Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas begins to question their ongoing efforts to change who they are to conform better with neurotypical people. Nicolas refers to The Sims, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and a preliminary understanding of Buddhism and the social theory of disability to ground their thinking and consider new approaches to their stuckness. How will it play out? Keep listening to find out! Links Donate Flight Sim Services Twitter nicnacjak.net
14:19
June 1, 2021
FSRideAlong: Corrections Thoughts and Review on CaptainSim and Their 767
In this episode Nicolas makes some corrections on the editorial episode of “The FS Community Law'' realizing that their own errors were violating the principal. Nicolas then moves on with a review of The CaptainSim 767 after logging 96 hours in it in P3Dv4. Although Nicolas has some harsh views to air they hope that a more rigorous production will allow them to conclude these two episodes and move on to other things..Like Leg 9 maybe??? Links Donate FSRideAlong.com Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Attribution And Copyright: The music is Catch Me If You Can by Attrica Attrica. And is available under a creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com The Nicnacjak Podcast & FSRideAlong Series © 2006-2021 by Nicolas Jackson is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
09:07
May 29, 2021
FSRideAlong: The FS Community Law
Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas talks about their recent flying and why you don’t have a report at Leg 9 yet. They also talk about getting the ratio of respect and feedback right both as a customer and someone that editorializes in this small community of ours. While Nicolas remains critical of certain developers (the recent CaptainSim controversy comes up) they also recognize the fragility of reputation in this community. They conclude with a reminder of Wheaton’s Law and an acknowledgement that they have made their own mistakes within the community. Nicolas has hope that the community will be able to continue to make progress in the challenging balance between holding community members accountable from and forgiveness. Links: Donate FSRideAlong.com
18:28
May 27, 2021
Nicnacjak: The Battle with Psychodynamics in Wellness: The internal Mr Spock vs Homer Simpson: Who will win?
Show Notes In this episode Nicnac identifies the major components of their personal psyche; best articulated as an internal battle between Mr Spock (autism like) vs Homer Simpson (bipolar like) and how that battle impacts their struggle for wellness. Links Donate Twitter
19:21
May 25, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Boulders In The Road: Barriers on the Path To Wellness
In this episode Nicolas reviews their psychological history with a working Bipolar diagnosis and Autism Spectrum  diagnosis (high functioning pre-DSM V Asperger’s Syndrome) and the highlights of their physical health history and how that impacts their path to wellness today. It’s going to take a lot to move those boulders in the road! But never give up. Keep trying Donate
16:30
May 23, 2021
FSRideAlong: It’s Still A Bit Dodgy Up Here: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 in XP11: Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 8 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Donate Blog Posts Screenshots and Docs Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas pushes their flight sim skills as they continue their way northeast along Hudson Bay and across The Hudson Strait in The TS SR22 in XP11 from La Grande Rivière, Québec to Iqaluit, NU Canada. With the cold northern weather not abating. Nicolas considers the challenges that lie ahead with their planned North Atlantic landmass/island hopping across to Greenland, Iceland and Great Britain. With over 2,000 miles remaining will Nicolas make it to Newcastle or end up using The CAPS System over icey late spring oceans and fjords? Come ride along to find out! Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 8 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Leg 8 Stats Fly Date: May 15th, 2021 Volanta link Route: cygl PUSEL TAGIS depmo cyfb Cruise Altitude: 3,000 till pusel then 9,000 Leg 8 Block: 4 hr 32min Leg 8 Flight Time: 4 hr 15 min Leg 8 Logged Distance: 688 nm Leg 8 Fuel Burned: 59 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $168.96 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 2,197.82 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 333.8  gal Block time (so far): 22.31 hrs Flight Time (so far) 20.10 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 164 kts/ 188.7 mph/ 302.7 kph Logged Distance Flown: 3,286 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 2,013.8 nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/15/2021 6,599.66 hours 1418 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.15 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours 53.71 hrs in SR22 over 26 flights and 6,588 nm
19:52
May 17, 2021
Nicnacjak: Designing A System To Beat My Head Against The Wall
Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas returns to the classic production style and muses on issues in their personal life and their system design skills which they have recently been trying to apply to personal life harm reduction. Links: Donate Flight Sim Services  Twitter
24:49
May 16, 2021
FSRideAlong: Rough Going: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 in XP11: Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 7 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Donate Blog Posts Screenshots and Docs Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas experiences “engine roughness” while on Leg 7 of their trip from Chico to Newcastle over James Bay in northern Canada. They talk about what they learned from their second in flight emergency and what they will be studying to make the rest of the trip go better. They also mention the incredible learning potential of The TS SR22 and their never ending quest for better flight sim hardware configurations that take up a more manageable amount of desk real estate. Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 7 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Leg 7 Stats Fly Date: May 9th, 2021 Volanta link Route: Cymo Zem udkan cygl Cruise Altitude: 7,000 Leg 7 Block: 1 hr 28min Leg 7 Flight Time: 1 hr 19 min Leg 7 Logged Distance: 196 nm Leg 7 Fuel Burned: 25.5 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $420.56 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 2,028.86 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 274.8  gal Block time (so far): 17.78 hrs Flight Time (so far) 15.85 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 164 kts/ 188.7 mph/ 302.7 kph Logged Distance Flown: 2,598 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 2,536.1nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/9/2021 6,595.66 hours 1417 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.20 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours 49.46 hrs in SR22 over 25 flights and 5917 nm
14:10
May 13, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Is this Midlife?
Show Notes: Nicolas starts out Season 15 of The Nicnacjak Podcast noting the early physical symptoms of middle age despite being over 2 and a half years from the theoretical mid life point and trying to get their head around the concept. Nicolas notes their recent efforts at life improvement and a perceived lack of progress but reports being reasonably prepared for this phase of life given their current circumstances. They outline their hopes and ambitions for the “other side of the hill'' noting the difficulty in trying to attain financial independence, romance, friendships and having enough needs met to comfortably engage in projects of passion designed to leave a legacy. Links Nicnacjak.net Donate Flight Sim Services  Twitter
11:29
May 10, 2021
FSRideAlong: Questionable Decision Making: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 in XP11: Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 6 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Donate Blog Posts Screenshots and Docs Show Notes: In this episode Nicolas makes a series of very questionable decisions while flying The TorqueSim Cirrus SR22 in the remote wilds of central Canada contending with icing conditions, poor weather and an instrument failure. While this virtual airplane can be used again and no pixels were harmed, Nicolas tries to use the experience as a learning opportunity as they continue their increasingly foolhardy virtual SR22 trip from Chico, CA, US to Newcastle, England in a late Spring that doesn’t want to thaw as part of The Simply Magpie Extreme Tour. Come ride along to see the incredible teaching potential of virtual aviation! Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 6 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Leg 6 Stats Date: May 7th, 2021 Volanta link Route: cyth cyth3 5592n rovtu cymo Cruise Altitude: 5,000 later 3,000 due to ice Leg 6 Block: 4 hr 00 min * Leg 6 Flight Time: 3 hr 50 min* Leg 6 Final inflight plan Distance: 671 nm Leg 6 Fuel Burned: 63.5 gal Todays’ Fuel Bill: $389.82 USD Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 1,608.30 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 249.3  gal Block time (so far): 16.31 hrs Flight Time (so far) 14.53hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 165 kts/ 189.9 mph/ 305.6 kph Logged Distance Flown: 2,402 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 2,704.3 nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/7/2021 6,594.66 hours 1416 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.21 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours Logging errors make it hard to conform but I think this was my longest SR22 Leg so far! I had issues with Volanta so not all of the flight was logged.
26:46
May 8, 2021
FSRideAlong: Cross Country Challenges: Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Legs 3-5 Summary, Lessons and Stats
Show Notes: Over the past 3 legs Nicolas has flown from Lewiston, Idaho to Thompson, Manitoba with stops in Lethbridge, AB and North Battleford, SK. In that time Nicolas has covered 1,095 nm complete with a harrowing crossing of The Rockies over Montana along with some nice easy stretches over The Canadian Plains and the beginning of vast stretches of lakes and tundra. Listen to ride along and hear what Nicolas has learned and the things going through their mind as they consider the challenges that lie ahead including:  cold northerly weather, crossing The Hudson Bay, greater distances between airports and The North Atlantic. Blog Post Donate Screenshots and Docs Links Simply Magpie Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Volanta Flight Track Leg 3 Volanta Flight Track Leg 4 Volanta Flight Track Leg 5 Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Stats Total Fuel Bill (so far): $ 1,218.48 USD Total Fuel Used (so far): 185.8  gal Block time (so far): 12.31 hrs Flight Time (so far) 10.7 hrs Average Ground Speed (so far): 162 kts/ 186.4 mph/ 300 kph Logged Distance Flown: 1,731 nm GC Distance Remaining to EGNT: 3010.2 nm Flight Sim Logbook Total: 11-4/2018-5/5/2021 6,590.66 hours 1415 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.22 hours Average Flight Length 4.65 hours 44.53 hrs in SR22 over 23 flights and 5,739 nm
42:12
May 6, 2021
FSRideAlong Any Landing You Can Limp Away From? : Chico to Newcastle in a SR22 Simply Magpie Extreme Tour Leg 2 Summery, Lessons and Stats
On Leg 2 of Nicolas’ virtual SR22 trek from Chico, CA US to Newcastle, UK Nicolas runs into weather, X-Plane transition pains and the ground at 208 fpm with a jarring G force of 1.69 gs. Fortunately no one gets hurt or dies in a pixelated world. Lessons were hopefully learned, and 636 nm have passed beneath the nose with 3,908.8 nm of learning to come. Leg 3 should see Nicolas cross into Canada and spend more time considering the challenges ahead. Come ride along! Links Donate Nicnacjak’s Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Screenshots Blog Post Orbx TorqueSim SR22 Cirrus SR22 Reflected Reality TS SR22 Tutorial X-Plane 11 Active Sky For X-Plane 11 SkyVector Navigraph Stats Inintal Fuel Bill for full tanks @ KCIC apx $459.08 Today’s Fuel Bill: 24 gallons of fuel @ $5 a Gallon= $120 @KLKV Todays’ Maintenance Bill: Don’t tell Nicolas; They don’t want to know Total Fuel costs So Far (If It Were Real): apx $579.08 Total Fuel Burned So Far: 60.3 gal Total Tracked Distance so far: 636 nm Total Planned Distance So Far: 578.9 nm Increase Over Plan: +9% GC Distance Remaining: 3,908.8 Today’s Block Time: 2 hr 51 min Today’s Air Time: 2 hr 34 min Logged Distance: 404 nm Fuel burned Today: 39.6 Gal Fuel Remaining: 51 Gal. 1 gal imbalance at shutdown Landing Rate : 207.55 fpm Landing G Force 1.69 Touchdown Speed: 58 kias Landing Wind 298 @ 7 knots Landing RWY: 26 KLWS Entire Trip Flight Time So Far: 3.91 hrs Entire Trip Block Time So Far: 4.53 hrs Nicolas’ Current Logbook Total: 6,583.66 hours 1412 flights completed Average Daily Logged Time = 7.25 hours Average Flight Length 4.66 hours 37.72 hrs in SR22 over 20 flights and 4,818 nm Last Airliner Sim Session: 4/23/21
23:21
May 2, 2021
FSRideAlong: A Crazy Magpie Plan: Taking The Torque Sim Cirrus SR22 G3 from Chico to Newcastle In XP11
I’ve been flying The Torque Sim model of the normally aspirated Cirrus SR22 G3 in X-Plane a lot lately. What I haven’t done is taken advantage of the unique online virtual flying club that is Simply Magpie. So, to rectify this and improve my skills in The SR22 I am embarking on a crazy journey. The goal is to make the 4,300 nm (GCR) trek across North America and The North Atlantic from my home in Chico, CA, US to The Simply Magpie Hub in Newcastle, UK. This will require some careful flight planning. Taking into account weather, terrain, fuel endurance and the many remote stretches of North America and The North Atlantic along the way. It will also give me the chance to improve my skills in X-Plane’s rendition of The Garmin G1000. Finely, it will challenge my engine management skills and take me a good portion of the way around the world. I plan on doing this trip over a few weeks. Taking it slow and flying shorter legs to keep my skills and attention sharp along with my general goal to reduce my average daily block and average leg time. I planned and completed the first leg of the journey across The Cascades and into Eastern Oregon’s high desert from Chico, CA (KCIC) to Lakeview, OR (KLKV) on April 30th, 2021. Planning is underway for leg 2 which will take me across the high desert of Eastern Oregon and Washington towards Lewiston, ID. Leg 3 will take me towards the Canadian Rockies. I am doing my flight planning courtesy of SkyVector. A summary of Leg 1 is included in this podcast episode. Leg reports will be a mix of podcasts, Tweets and blog posts (don’t have the GPU needed to live stream). Keep checking back for trip reports in podcast and blog form. And, be sure to check out Simply Magpie. Links Blog Post Donate Flight Sim Services Simply Magpie Screenshots
29:29
May 1, 2021
FSRideAlong: Now Entering The Triple Sim World
In this episode Nicolas talks about their attempts to manage life with 3 simulators on one computer while trying to decrease their sim time and improve G1000 and hand flying skills. They go over the vitals for their last few legs which took them from SFO to Crescent City via Seattle, Juneau, Sitka, Port Hardy, Seattle, Portland and Corvallis. No eventual destination. Just aimless simulated wonderings across 3 simulators in a mix of airliners and general aviation aircraft. Come ride along! Featured Sims MSFS P3Dv4.5 XP11 Featured Add Ons DD Seattle for P3D (also available for  XP11) Orbx: Volanta, Southern Alaska for P3D, Juneau for P3D, True Earth Washington SD for XP11, True Earth Oregon SD for XP11, True Earth Northern California for XP11 TorqueSim Cirrus SR22 for XP11 (normally aspirated) Default MSFS Diamond DA40NG XHangar-Diamond DA20 for XP11 RealityXP Garmin GTN 750 for XP11 (used with DA20) Working Title G1000 Mod (MSFS used with DA40NG) Mentioned IBlueYounder/FlightBeam KPDX (P3D,XP11) Flight Sim Association Check out Nicolas’ Flight Sim Services Thanks to Simply Magpie for sponsoring fsridealong.com To leave feedback or donate to support the podcast please visit fsridealong.com or send Nicolas an email. Please be kind!
21:08
April 29, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast: Fifteen Years of Podcasting
In The Nicnacjak Podcast Season 14 Finale Nicolas reflects on their 15 years in podcasting and broadcasting. An unplanned career move that turned out reasonably well. Still, Nicolas expresses concern about the future of the medium as big tech tries to tighten their grip on content producers like themselves who have enjoyed relative freedom in an increasingly corporately controlled internet environment. Feedback Donate Flight Sim Services Nicnacjak.net
18:26
April 27, 2021
FSRideAlong: Starting To Change My Mind About MSFS
On a whim Nicolas installed MSFS again. And, after doing a few flights with the Working Title G1000 over the past few days and hearing the news that Working Title is now part of the MSFS development team, Nicolas is finding themselves feeling more optimistic about the platform and it’s future prospects. Maybe once should let go of their bitterness at a certain point? Recent developments and Asbo streams about The SDK only adds more fuel to this newfound optimism fire. Hardware shortage considerations notwithstanding. For G1000/3000 work Nicolas is still invested in and recommending XP11. And, they are eagerly awaiting The Flight Sim Association stream on the topic on Saturday May 1st 11am PDT/1800z. Check out https://flightsimassociation.com for details On the P3Dv4 end of thinks Nicolas has been learning about the scenery liberty and scenery layering the hard way after having issues with layering DD Seattle on top of Orbx PNW. Consequently, Nicolas is resolving to learn more about the scenery liberty and the package system. Finly, the time Nicolas has spent in The DA40NG in MSFS has left Nicolas intrigued with the real airplane. MSFS mods and more research required. If only they had a medical and lots of money….The show is rounded off with Nicolas’ updated flight sim wish list Links Working Title G1000 (MSFS Mod) Lorby Prepar3D Addon Organize (P3D Utility Free) Flight Sim Association Support Nicolas’ Flight Sim Services Donate Feedback
24:20
April 25, 2021
FSRideAlong: Thoughts On The Flight Sim Association and FlightSimExpo
In this episode Nicolas shares their thoughts following their first month of membership in The Flight Sim Association. There seems to be ample potential to build a good educational and avocational online community so long as the goal of the organization is to maintain financial viability by educating and connecting people passionate about flight sim technology and it’s many potential applications. Other Sim Activities: Flying less: 7.31 daily average block time. Average flight length 4.69 hours. Mixed use of airliners across the fleet. Still not ready to really review CS 767 or PMDG 777-200ER but getting closer. The learning curve is steep enough on Air Hauler 2 that Nicolas has given up on that product in favor of waiting on PMDG. Nicolas is still monitoring MSFS. At the moment though, the hardware shortage and lack of add ons with complex avionics systems mean Nicolas will continue to wait before adopting the platform. Donate Flight Sim Services FSRideAlong.com Website Sponsored by Simply Magpie
21:44
April 20, 2021
Nicnacjak: Shelter From The Storm
This episode finds Nicolas living in a very confused mixed reality surrounded by technology in an effort to obscure their own vulnerability to shelter issues. Still haunted by their brief experience with being shelterless half a decade ago, Nicolas attempts to process their feelings about the eviction of shelterless camps in Chico and Los Angeles and the limited paths to resolution. While taking the legal approach to challenging these evictions is the most viable it requires a  massive amount of funding and is a long term approach. And, in the short term,  direct action is unsustainable without mass. And, with a divided and desperate population mass appeal seems hard to come by. Donate Nicnacjak.net
23:09
April 18, 2021
Nicnacjak Podcast-Technical Lessons and Budget Cuts
In this episode Nicolas talks about what they’ve learned from building their own computer over the past years and their future technical aspirations. Links PCPartpicker Build List nicnacjak.net Donate
20:05
April 10, 2021
Cleaning Up The Airplane
In this episode Nicolas talks about their recent sim purchases (Orbx Juneau, The CaptainSim 767 and Air Hauler 2) and their reasons for choosing these add ons. They also talk about the real world aviation industry and their dream airliner for current conditions. Finely they mention changes they are making to their aviation social media and their ongoing entrepreneurial aspirations relative to simulation. https://twitter.com/AlongFs
23:19
March 11, 2021
That’s Simutrainment
In this episode Nicolas emphasizes the educational potential of flight sim and expresses a desire to work to further legitimize serious consumer simulation to the aviation community and industry.
26:44
March 4, 2021
Sim Ops And Utilities
In this episode some work flow issues with flight preparation cause Nicolas to think about the untapped potential for increased fidelity in flight ops simulations no matter what developers it ends up coming from (sim devs or companies that already produce flight operations software support packages for real world ops). Nicolas also talks about their desire for an updated performance calculator utility and  airline financial management utility. Finely, Nicolas discusses getting back into online flying.
26:22
February 19, 2021
GA in MSFS 2020 And X-Plane 11
In this episode Nicolas goes back to the basics with General Aviation in MSFS 2020 and X-Plane 11. The limited functionality of the default G1000 in MSFS 2020 left Nicolas wanting even after trying a few mods.  XP 11 was 1000x better stock and stock content can easily be supplemented with payware add ons. More importantly, though, X-Plane’s flight dynamics feel much more realistic and there is a seemingly endless selection of good freeware scenery.
43:37
January 18, 2021
2021....Now What?
In this episode Nicolas tries to get their head in a planning space for 2021 and the continued limited possibilities of living and working in the virtual world.
23:37
January 18, 2021
A Multisim World
In this episode Nicolas talks about their recent exploration of General Aviation Aircraft in X-Plane 11 including The TorqueSim Cirrus SR22 and X-Aviation/Leading Edge Simulations Beech Sundowner. Both airplanes have been enjoyable as Nicolas looks X-Plane. Nicolas tried MSFS (2020) but gave up due to the limitations of the default G1000.  Check out Nicols’ Sim Support Services @ nicnacjak.net
21:29
January 2, 2021
Sim Hardware, Sim Platforms and Future Proofing
In this episode Nicolas updates listeners on their new Ryzen 3600 + Geforce 1660ti build. Nicolas commits to a future upgrade to The Ryzen 5000 series along with a 3000 series Nvidia GPU. Nicloas covers their recent experience with X-Plane 11 and The FlightFactor A350. Thinking ahead, Nicolas is waiting till their hardware improves before moving to P3Dv5 and MSFS 2020. Currently, Nicolas is struggling for v4 optimization and flight continued control failure.
54:26
December 4, 2020
Camaraderie
In this episode Nicolas does their best to come up with a coping and survival mechanism for the times ahead. They conclude that the best approach is to develop a tight knit group of people that one can support and get support from. They also talk about their vote, the problematic mechanics of representation and the potential of the sociocratic mechanic. Finally, they mention their new flight sim service offers.
22:14
October 27, 2020
Technology
In this episode Nicolas ponders technology. Why do we have it? What are the resultant societal implications? Nicolas also ponders taking a trip to Seattle to visit the ghost of their adulthood.
20:10
September 8, 2020
Microsoft Flight Sim 2020: It Will Come Down To Add On Developers
In this episode Nicolas has a tepid reaction to the impending release of Microsoft Flight Sim concluding that the success of the franchise reboot will depend on 3rd party developers. Nicolas goes on to recount recent simming experiences including the conclusion of the 2001 Australia trip recreation with The PMDG 744 V3 and TFDI 717
14:40
July 13, 2020
What's Your Route II
In this episode Nicolas recounts and simulates their Spring 2001 flight aboard a Qantas Boeing 747-400 flight from Sydney, NSW to Los Angeles, CA. Nicolas also recounts their recent sim flights in The Aerosoft A330 and PMDG 747-8i. Recent stops have included Imagine Sim’s ATL, Latain VFR’s MIA, DD’s ORD, Aerosoft’s EDDF, FS Dream Team’s CYVR, Wing Creation’s RJAA and FlyTampa’s YSSY.
36:41
July 11, 2020
What's Your Route?
In this episode Nicolas renews their effort to revitalize and improve the show by focusing on detailing a simulated flight they made of their first flight as an airline passenger. The flight from KSMF-KONT was made special by Orbx’s Northern California and Southern regions along with the relatively close proximity to terrain seen on the Ziggy7 Standard Terminal Arrival Route into KONT. Please email Nicolas nicnacjak@gmail.com and let them know what your favorite sim route is!
11:53
July 4, 2020
Just Listen
In this episode Nicolas talks with Danielle Allen, a black woman organizer who wishes to share her story. Many thanks to Justice For Desmond for their hard work and dedication and for arranging this interview. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Desmond
41:18
June 5, 2020
When You Talk About Destruction
Nicolas reacts to the actions of those fighting for justice in Minneapolis. Nicolas comes to the conclusion that with the pandemic, people of color being murdered by police across the country and the mainstream political parties being corrupt and useless, it is time to move past solely non-violent tactics.
17:33
May 29, 2020
Working In The Avionics Bay
While Nicolas is back flying again on their laptop they continue to focus on troubleshooting the hardware in their big computer (now dubbed Captain Cheapo Case). Will a new power supply fix the underlying problem? If not, what kind of processor and motherboard should be used with budget and nextgen sims in mind?
33:20
May 12, 2020
Back to Basics with Remote Flight Training from ZeroSideSlip.com
In this episode Nicolas enlists the remote flight training services of Mike from ZeroSideSlip.com to work on hand flying skills. Nicolas also talks about the impending move to P3Dv5 and their recent flight sim experiences. Check out Mike’s Remote flight Training services at ZeroSideSlip.com Be sure to catch Nicolas’ flight sim live stream FSRideAlongLive on Twitch. Streaming everyday during quarantine!
16:38
April 17, 2020
Sim Shake Up
In this episode Nicolas talks about the P3Dv5 announcement, The FSElite v MetterSimulation debacle and the financial realities developers face that may result in upgrade charges. My thanks to Karlene Petitt for linking to my podcast. A warm welcome to new community members.
20:49
April 8, 2020
Thinking at FL390
Some time spent in a flight sim chatroom inspires Nicolas to talk about where the flight sim community stands going into the new MSFS, what flight sim media should be doing (themselves included), the forthcoming price hike in add ons, the reasons for the forthcoming price hikes and other elements of flight sim marketing, development and development budgets. Hopefully it isn’t as dry as it sounds and proves interesting and informative.
25:43
April 1, 2020
Dividing By Zero With Revolutionary Thinking
In this episode Nicolas indulges in some academic philosophical thinking by laying out their ideal government (direct democracy with socialist values). They then point out all the problems and land in a somewhat hopeful nowhere
25:23
January 23, 2020
Dividing By Zero With Reformist Thinking
In this episode Nicolas takes the time to examine reformists thinking from FDR to Bernie Sanders. Ultimately they conclude that reformist thinking is a dead end. Much as they might want to believe in it.
11:45
January 23, 2020
Taking A Hard Left Turn
In this episode Nicolas attempts to crystallize the philosophical difference between liberals and leftists. Upon doing this they realize that supporting Bernie Sanders requires a sacrifice of their core beliefs. A realization that must be explored on another episode due to server space limitations
05:37
January 20, 2020
What’s It Doing Now?
In this episode I profess my new found love for Airbus in the form of The FSLabs A320. I also speculate about what Microsoft will do to get their market share back. Finely I spend some time wondering if being in the flight sim media game should be a paying gig.
21:03
August 16, 2019
FSRideAlong Se 4 Ep 2 787 Ground School
In this episode I talk about what I am learning from the manual QuailityWings released for their upcoming 787. I also talk about where the 787 will fit into the fleet of my personal VA. Finally, I insult P3D user and talk about how I am going to milk my FSX investment for as long as I can. It is no doubt an ego thing on both sides.
22:49
September 16, 2017
FSRideAlong Season 3 Ep 21 Rob Burgon and The 737
In this episode we talk with Rob Burgon about his new job flying the 737. We talk about how the aircraft has the overhead panel that brings you back to the 60s when it was designed while the instrument panel features the glass cockpit you'd expect from a modern airliner. We also talk a little about the reality of choosing a plane to fly in a modern airline .  You can find Rob’s book Piano Burning and Other Fighter Pilot Traditions here. We interviewed him about his book in Season 3 Episode 5 of FSRideAlong.
42:23
July 5, 2017
FSRideAlong Season 3 Episode 20 Kyle Rodgers and Cross Country Flying
In this episode we talk to Kyle Rodgers about a cross country trip he took ferrying a Piper Seminole from Ocean City, Maryland to Concord, California. We also talk about The PMDG 747, beta testing and the state of the flight sim industry and next gen sims.    
59:19
July 1, 2017
FsRideAlong SE 3 Ep 18 FS-FlightControl
In this episode we talk to Andreas Breitschopp creator of FS-FlightControl. I also talk about FSW (I know I said I wouldn’t I lied...sorry) and P3D V4 GoFundMe Donate  
20:22
June 2, 2017
FSRideAlong SE 3 EP 13 Max Trescott and GA Flying in Glass Cockpits
In this episode I talk with Max Trescott of Airplane Geeks fame about General Aviation, Glass Cockpits and using simulation for training   About Max Trescott Max Trescott is a full time flight instructor. He’s a Cirrus Platinum CSIP instructor, and specializes in teaching in Cirrus Aircraft. He started flying at age 15 and finished his pilot certificate in college. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Psychology, and a MBA. He spent 25 years working in sales and marketing for Hewlett-Packard. He lives in Mountain View, California in Silicon Valley. Twelve years ago he left HP and he now devotes full time to teaching flying, writing, consulting and giving speeches and seminars. He’s written two books, including Max Trescott’s G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, now in its fifth edition.  He is a cohost for the popular Airplane Geeks podcast, and he recently started his own podcast called Aviation News Talk, which is focused exclusively on General Aviation. In 2008, he was named by the FAA as the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year, to represent the 96,000 flight instructors in the United States. Links http://www.maxtrescott.com/ http://www.g1000book.com/
44:40
May 17, 2017
Karlene Petitt: Aviation Can Make You Crazy
In this episode I talk with Kalene Petitt about using P3D for home training by air crews. Delving into safety, we talk about what can happen to some crews at some airlines when the crew alleges safety violations or reports safety concerns to the company. In Karlene’s new book Flight For Sanity, Section 8 of Darby’s union contract is used to sideline her for mental health analysis. How could something meant to prevent another GermanWings accident be used to sideline pilots? And what implications does this have for pilots who have legitimate mental health concerns?  
01:20:08
May 7, 2017
SE 3 Ep 5 Rob Burgon and Piano Burning (No Pianos Were Harmed Is The Making Of This Episode)
This time we talk to Rob Burgon about his new book called Piano Burning about the death of fighter pilot traditions. At the last moment we learn that Rob is a 737 driver. Needless to say he will be back on the show again You can find Piano Burning on Amazon. You can also check out his website pianoburning.com and tallyone.com
34:50
March 31, 2017
Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier and The A320
In this episode I start Season 3 by interviewing Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier. Cap'n Aux is a Cactus 320 pilot and writer. He talks about his written work and FIFi The Amazing Electric Jet. Find more about Cap'n Aux via his blog, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter (http://twitter.com/capnaux), Instagram and Airways    If you have feedback for me email me nicnacjak@gmail.com Let me know who you want to hear on the show in the future!   
01:23:04
February 1, 2017
FSRideAlong EP 22 KDTW-KOSH
Airventure 2010 is here and what better way to celerbrate then to fly into KOSH? So this is where I went with the Bonaza F33 in the season final of FS Ride Along. If you would like more seasons please let me know. As you can tell there are still a few episodes waiting to be edited and published. But I hope you have enjoyed this season of FS Ride Along
46:38
July 27, 2010
FS Ride Along 15 Part 3
Here is the rest of the round the world flight. I just said to heck with editing. You guys will sit throu six hours of flying right?
06:34:33
July 25, 2010
FS Ride Along EP 21 KCIC to 002 in the Just Flight Cessna 152
In this epsiode of FS Ride Along I review my recent flight lesson as I fly the Cessna 152 on a leg I wish I could have flown is the real plane.
42:11
July 14, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 15 Pt2
This is Part II of FS Ride Along EP 15 my first recorded round the world trip. This part covers legs from Bangladesh to Singapore in the 737-900, Singapore to S. Korea in the PSS 777-200 and S Korea to Japan in the PSS 757-200.
02:15:44
July 5, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 15 Pt1
Well I told you I've been working on it and I have. I present to you the first part of FSRideAlong 15. In this portion of the episode I travel from Liverpool (EGGP) to Istambul in the CS 757-200. I then change plans and use the PMDG 737-900 to fly from Istambul to Dunhar, Bangladesh
47:24
June 28, 2010
FSRideAlong 18 EGKK to KJFJ in the PSS 757-200
Join me as I fly from London Gatwick to JKF operating as Fustion Airways 339 a great VA that I just joined thanks in part to the crew at FSBreak. I use a proper North Atlantic Track as I make my way acorss what seems to be the worlds smallest ocean.
01:05:47
June 20, 2010
FSRideAlong Ep17 EGGP to KCIC in The Level D 767-300ER
Join me in the Level D 767-300ER as I use a real NAT track to corss the Atalntic and make my way on the now familer route between The United Kingdom and NorCal. Can a 767 make it into Chico. Has your pilot gone crazy and forgot how to count? Find out by clicking that cool little download button.
36:33
June 15, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 14 KMEM LEMD CS 757-200
The secound half of FSRideAlong starts midway acorss the Atlantic as I take the Captain Sim 757 to Spain. I cath you up on the flight details of my trip to London and talk about the simming I've done since then. Join me as I say "hola" to virtual "Espanina"
01:25:12
June 15, 2010
Episode 20 We Don't Need No Education; All and All Your Just Another Brick In The Wall
Well I was done with my US bashing. Or at least I was, until I made a self depracating joke and somone took it the wrong way. Now the can of worms is open again. Fox News thought it was mad at Paul MccCartney for he recent comments about Bush and his unfamiliiarirty with libraries. Just wait until they get a hold of this! The main topic this week? Education. It is the best social program we have in the States. Conservatives are very proud of it. So why do they find it so hard to support social healthcare?? This and other things I wonder. I also include a saulute to Art Bell. The man who got me into broadcasting at 1am to 30 people. Music Featured: Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry The Chase by Giorgio Moroder Take The Long Way Home By Supertramp Go forth and email nicnacjak at gmail dot com Go forth and follow me on Twitter or Facebook using the links on the right Donate. I am poor and I need money…you know to go to England. Check out my stream Nicnac Radio in: Winamp Windows Media Player Itunes Realplayer
26:21
June 6, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 13 KCIC to KSQL in the Dreamfleet Bonanza A36
This episode I take you on a classic Nicnac trip in the Bonza A36 from my home airport KCIC (Chico, CA) to KSQL (San Carlos, CA). This is flight simulation at its best pure and simple. I live for simulated flights in beautiful planes such as these. So sit back relax and enjoy the biscuits as we ride to the bay area from the north Sacramento Valley.   Due to limited production time the audio may be poor in some spots. If you complain enough I may edit an rerelease    Go forth and email nicnacjak at gmail dot com Go forth and follow me on Twitter or Facebook using the links on the right Donate. I am poor and I need money…you know to go to England. Check out my stream Nicnac Radio in: Winamp Windows Media Player Itunes Realplayer  
01:07:33
May 29, 2010
Fs Ride Along Episode 12 KBFI (Seattle-Boeing Field) to KTTD (Portland-Troutdale) in The CARENADO V35 Bonanza with Reality XP
The Bonanza V35, the predecessor to the Bonanza A and G 36 of today (my favorite GA aircraft) is a great GA plane with lots of airspeed and ease of operation. Join me as we take this marvelous bird from Boeing Field in Seattle to Portland’s Troutdale airport. Highlights include me remembering living in the Northwest and flying a little close to a departing Boeing 747-400. Also featured FSX crashing….alot…hey it’s what it does best. Due to technical difficulties there is no picture or Vatware track for this episode. My apologies. Incase you were wondering the flight plan was: KBFI SEA BTG KTTD Alt: 7,000            
28:09
April 29, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 11 KBLI (Bellingham) to KBFI (Seattle-Boeing Field) Carenado Piper Archer II
In this episode we make some changes as we switch to a GA aircraft, the Piper Archer II, and switch platforms from Flight Sim 04 to Flight Sim X. Join me as I spread the wings of my first Carenado aircraft while enjoying the awesomeness of Puget Sound. Vataware  
10:11
April 28, 2010
FS Ride Along Episdoe 10 The Snowbirds Flee Sky Blue Radio Event Preview KABQ to KPAE
This is a very special episode of Fs Ride Along. It will give you a preview of The Sky Blue Radio event “The Snowbirds Flee” to be held on VATSIM May 14th @ 2300z. I use the event route to go from KABQ to KPAE in the PMDG 737-700. Come along and see what fun waits for you on the 14th!   Vataware Pic  
27:26
April 28, 2010
Fs Ride Along Episode 9 KBOS to KABQ in the Level D 767-300ER
This episode takes us from Boston to Albuquerque in the Level D 767-300ER. Join me as we leave the IMC of England, both new and old, for the sun-drenched southwestern desert. Vataware Pic  
33:14
April 26, 2010
Fs Ride Along Episode 8 KORD to EGCC to KBOS in the Level D 767-300ER
This show takes us from Chicago O’Hare to Manchester England then back to Boston Logan. The outbound trip didn’t go well. But, the inbound trip left me felling much better about my piloting skills.  Join me in this transatlantic fun.   Vatware Outbound Vatware Inbound   Pic  
47:07
April 26, 2010
FS Ride Along Ep 7 KCIC to CYVR in the PMDG 737-700
In this epsiode we go from Chico to Vancover BC in the PMDG 737-700. This one is a little short as tends to be the case with the 737 hops but still a lot of fun. Pic Vatware
15:53
April 25, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 6 KLAS to KCIC in the PMDG 737-700
This flight was recodred live as I flew the PMDG 737-700 from Las Vagas to Chico.   Pic Vatware
01:31:05
April 25, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 5 EGLL to KLAS in the PMDG 747-400
This flight take us from London to Las Vegas in the PMDG 747-400. Due to poor FMC programming the approach had to be shot several times. You get to hear the time that worked.   Picture   Vatware    
36:29
April 25, 2010
FS Ride Along Episode 4 VHHH EGLL in the PMDG 747-400
This flight takes us from Hong Kong to London in the PMDG 747-400. There was no atc online so it includes the full take off and landing. Enjoy! Next leg is London to Las Vegas couristy Brish Airways. Picture...Vataware
33:40
April 22, 2010
YMML VHHH in the PMDG 747-400
This episode takes us from Melbourne, Victoria to Hong Kong. Since there was ATC at YMML and technical difficulties on final, the take off and landing are not included here, but, I do check in with updates just before taxis, after take off, at cruse, decent, just before final and just after landing. Enjoy picture here    Vataware    
18:29
April 21, 2010
YBBN YMML in the Captain Sim Boeing 757-200 for FS 2004
This is the return journey that takes us from a rather stormy Brisbane, Queensland to a beautiful approach at Melbourne, Victoria. By this leg I have this plane down with few exceptions. Enjoy the picture.   Vatarew pt 1 Vatware pt 2  
35:28
April 21, 2010
YMML YBBN in the Captain Sim Boeing 757-200 for FS 2004
This trip takes us north from Melbourne, Victoria to Brisbane, Queensland in The Captain Sim 757-200. I spend most of this episode learning about the plane and then on approach fight some nasty weather. Join me in the jump seat to see if we make it to YBBN. Ok we do…but I was trying to sound suspenseful. But it didn't end well see? The return trip (which went much better) will be posted in a bit    
24:00
April 21, 2010
Announcing FS Ride Along Episode 1 KLAX to YMML in the PMDG 747-400 operating as Qantas Flight 94
This new show takes you along with me as I do my virtual glob trotting. This episode highlights my trip from Los Angles, California to Melbourne, Victoria in the PMDG version of the Boeing 747-400. I cover everything from step climbs, to arrival planning and the ever depleting fuel level in tank 3. Come with me as I test the range of the original jumbo jet.     Have feedback? Send an email to nicnacjak at gmail dot com Hope you enjoy this new series. The link to the Vatware track is right here  
36:35
April 19, 2010