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  1. I wouldn't necessarily say the old livery was in line with the Eurowhite design. The grey underbelly breaks the formula in the way where if you were on the ground it's noticeable as not being another all-white jet. The airline once tried a yellow tail, engines, and belly which is unique. I do agree the metallic blue is a great shade.
  2. Dislike. As I understand from a financial perspective it is more cost efficient to cut corners where you're able to do so. People want to pay less and less, and in order to pass the savings they wish an airline will have to do without things. It's partly why we don't see the comfort and class of the 70's airlines anymore. But this livery.. Is less of a service to the airline than it's current one. AA has been introducing former airlines it bought out as heritage aircraft and they do well as a heritage fleet because people recognize them. Their mainline aircraft blend in with every other eurowhite paint scheme, or would if they didn't go with a muted silver. Especially from a distance it's harder to tell from the ground or under a glideslope which airline is which. CNN can't even name certain twinjets correctly most of the time, i'm surprised they don't show photos of the wrong airline more. It's original post-war livery or the 60's livery would look great today. Granted they too were mostly white and grey but it isn't like they're copying a formula that's getting tired. White with tail flash and name (through the windows which bothers me the most) is being done everywhere. Unless you're a plane spotter or frequent traveler they all look the same to an average customer. Southwest aircraft went through a change several years ago and while i'm not a fan but at least they can stand out in an endless sea of white jets at any airfield. They stand out from a distance in flight as well, which helps leagues more in air travel as sometimes ATC will call a plane by airline through their IATA codes. /rant
  3. Revisiting Prop Pox and Prop Theory

    Haha! If it were so it wouldn't be the worst gesture i've recieved!
  4. Revisiting Prop Pox and Prop Theory

    Have I been living under a rock or what?? I'm gone for several weeks and they come up with the cure for that dreaded plague?? I have been lucky enough not to see prop pox in any of my cities, but this is fantastic! Last year I made the decision not to use the BDK lots as they were said to be the cause of it. And not only is this a permanent fix, but it reverses the pox too! Instant download! And I propose we make this an essential one every user should have! While we're at it, Simmaster07 should be declared a Simtropolis Hero for the fix!
  5. Isuzu Street Sweepers



    In order to run a solid, efficient city, there are certain maintenance procedures that have to take place. You'll need road crews, power and water inspection, as well as an efficient sanitation system. But there seems to be yet another thing missing from SimCity. How do the streets stay so clean every year? It can't be the work of Sims just brushing the streets with a broom, we all know the Environmental Adviser is a liar. These Isuzu derived street sweepers will be at the forefront of your sanitation department clearing leaves and dust from your roadways and making your cities cleaner! About the Upload- These are a set of new instance street sweepers that will appear on your road networks (obviously). There are four trucks each with their own color and there are two versions included for either HD or SD render settings. Be sure to check your render settings before using them. Dependencies? None Required. This file was suggested by Johnfreddy and has been made available on the Exchange!
  6. Airman's Hangar

    The Corvette is almost done; colors have been picked out but I'd like to fix the headlights before an upload.
  7. Airman's Hangar

    Welcome to my project thread! I have finally decided to open my own thread for projects instead of posting to the Show Us What You're Working On thread, as suggested by Compdude787 and others. This is where I will be posting all of my current projects that will eventually make their way into SimCity 4 and possibly the Simtropolis Exchange as well. So far, my current projects include: -A set of SCAG-style Boeing 707 props. There will be more than 10 different liveries total. In the future, I would like to get a start on: -A set of Boeing Sonic Cruisers, similar to the 707 -A set of Isuzu Street Sweepers, the idea was originally suggested by Johnfreddy. And what would a BAT thread be without some pictures? Here are some previews of the 707, which is a -320 model and is in the process of being converted to a Gmax model. There will be more to come. In the meantime, i'd be happy to answer some questions regarding the projects listed.
  8. Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!

  9. Airman's Hangar

    Thanks! Going into next year there will be a lot of projects being worked on. Merry Christmas to you as well!
  10. Airman's Hangar

    Oh dear! I don't think either side of the pond will be happy about this..
  11. That's an idea; make a bunch of billboards for different bands like they're about to do a tour! The AC team made a Bat for Iron Maiden's 757, it would only be perfect to advertise they're on tour in your cites!
  12. Corrupt a Wish Game (v4)

    Granted, but I don't know how else to put this. When your weight finally reaches "0", you'll probably start floating into space. I wish I could have more days off.
  13. You know your on Simtropolis when.......

    ..When you think SC4 screenshots are aerial photos and aerial photos are SC4 screenshots.
  14. Jefferson Starship- Miracles Most of my music collection I keep on my computer. I have older albums stored but not organized because it's all WMV format and not usable on my MP3. Unfortunately Red Octopus is not part of it but i'd like to get it. The collection I do have now surpasses 24 straight hours!
  15. Airman's Hangar

    Looks like I've caught the Chevrolet bug. You can hedge your bet on a clean Corvette!
  16. Police Car/Van Conversion Mod

    Each file is independent from one another. This means you could remove the Charger entirely and put the Imapala in it's place instead.
  17. Police Car/Van Conversion Mod

    Version 1.1


    You are an elected official. You understand that you must cater to everybody's basic needs in running a city. unfortunately, law enforcement is no exception. In order to have a safe and orderly city, you must invest in a police force. But the cars you're using now were the same ones your grandfather would drive! It's time for an upgrade! Serve and protect your cities; in style! About the Upload- This mod converts both the Police Car and Police Van into a Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Suburban, respectively. There are 10 different cities included, featuring police departments from the United States and elsewhere around the world. To install, simply choose one of the folders (labelled according to your preferred render settings compatibility), and drag the next subfolder with the desired markings to your plugins folder. Dependencies? None required, but if you would like to see these units in action (besides their regular patrols), I would recommend downloading the Lots of Riots mod, which will spawn riots that allow you to actually use the police dispatch tool!
  18. Ford Explorer

    It would need some reworking to make text readable on either side as well as a few modelling changes. I don't have plans as of yet to make it so. Possibly in the near future but no telling if I can get to it.
  19. Ford Explorer

    Version 1.0.0


    If you're the type that wants ruggedness in a vehicle, look no further than the Ford Explorer! Most other auto makers have fallen into the habit of making SUV's that you really can't go anywhere off the map. A vehicle built to carry your equipment across all uncharted territory is a no-brainer! With a fitting name, you'll be able to make your mark in newly discovered lands (so long as your transmission holds together)! Now tell us, what will you explore? About the Upload- There are seven vehicles contained in this zip folder. Each one is a 2004 Ford Explorer. These are Low-Wealth vehicles, given their age and average selling price. These vehicles will appear on your road networks. Dependencies? None Required.
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    2. SecretMbr_735754


      I have a relative, long time no contact, may be flying an air-tanker in south CA (state) .  He's from Ukiah.  On the KUKI (ICAO code) web page it reads: "Aviation is proof, that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." 

      He's not the pilot I flew in the glider with, but I'll never forget "Wanna do a roll?"  We only did one 8-point barrel roll, but one was enough to permantently wire the instinct and desire of flight.

    3. airman15


      Ukiah is one of the stops to make when you're following wine country! It's up a ways from Santa Rosa but it's home to one of the more prominent in-state craft brewers!

      CalFire's efforts feel perpetual with constant takeoffs and deployments especially to both halves of the state. The unit at McClellan (closer to Sacramento than SMF weirdly) was seeing takeoffs and landings every day a couple years ago. They had the DC-10 tanker stay for a while; i'm sure it still lands there once in a while.

      I wouldn't be one to try stunts until I had some flight time and a plane that can handle it, haha!

    4. SecretMbr_735754


      Oh man, its not about the wine, its about the beer, sweet Colorado springs, its a long story, but suffice to say its the best brew California ever knew.   

      The fires are 50% contained as reported now, and even if whackos are starting them, they couldn't succeed without conditions being ripe, so either way, too dry, too warm, too much wind, and not normal conditions.

      Honestly, stunts aren't for me, they are pretty, but the de-orbit and landing of the Space Shuttles is still the greatest serious piloting ever achieved. That is true beauty.

  20. Airman's Hangar

    No greater rivalry has ever existed than the one between Cops and Taxi drivers. But for once each have agreed to share a dual upload!
  21. Chevrolet Impala- Taxi Edition

    Version 1.0.0


    Going to a strange town and finding your way about can be a challenge. You've just stepped off the plane and made your way through the terminal. After about 15 minutes of getting lost and collecting your bags you reach the street! Now what? You're supposed to go to this hotel but don't know where it is or if it exists at all. Rather than getting mugged on the way to the EL trains, just flag down a taxi and tell them where to go. It's not 2013 yet so you can get a nice whiff of stale cigarettes while being charged a pretty penny to realize you drove the longest route to your final destination! About the Upload- This mod converts the Taxi into a modified Chevrolet Impala. There are 3 different liveries included, based on various taxi companies from the United States. The liveries included are loosely based on the Yellow Cab Co, but can blend into almost any US-themed setting within the game. The liveries are not dependent on each other and can be used together. Dependencies? None required.
  22. Chevrolet Impala- Police Edition

    Version 1.0.0


    At the heart of any well-balanced city is an order legislated to guarantee the welfare of all who live inside it's jurisdiction. Law Enforcement is one of the most important branches to a government, ensuring safety to all. Even if it's a traffic ticket now and then or a donut shop being stormed. Your departments need a sturdy car and the Impala is the perfect fit! For when the going gets tough in the streets, these new cruisers are well-equipped to take on anything! About the Upload- This mod converts the Police Car into a modified Chevrolet Impala. There are 8 different liveries included, based on various police departments from the United States. The liveries included are not specific to any real cities, so they can blend into almost any setting within the game. The shields on each side are custom emblems from GM to promote the Impala as a police unit. Static props included. Dependencies? None required, but if you would like to see these units in action (besides their regular patrols), it's recommended to download the Lots of Riots mod, which will spawn more frequent uprisings that allow you to actually use the police dispatch tool!
  23. I'm so old that ...

    I guess i'm so old I don't realize most of my favorite games were made that far back. Arcade games I sometimes think were not a long time ago based on the dates shown in Namco arcade collections I got on PS2 disks. Now even that's two generations behind now.. Flight Sim. X didn't come out for another 3 years after SC4 and that too is over a decade old now..
  24. Airman's Hangar

    I took the kind suggestion by redfox and I changed the Taxi number after all. It's now a 555 number. It is also a nearly-complete project coming soon.