Hello Kyloe. Yes I did use flight sims quite a lot but my version of PD was not compatible and I rapidly began to feel sick, this got worse and worse until I could only use the sim for 5mins , isnt parky wonderful. I used to attend Fairford every year , my Brother lives nearby in the village of Eynsham near Oxford, one year we were members of FIAT " Friends of the International Air Tattoo and when approaching security diverting traffic I produced my ID from FIAT and this rather flustered security chap directed me and my Brother down a narrow concrete track and directly onto the M25 sized Peri track, I presented my ID "AGAIN" to a American guy and was told to follow the KC135 "BUT NOT TOO CLOSE" This was getting very exciting, the massive 135 was taxying along at a steady pace with a rather sheepish looking VW JETTA tootling along behind, I took the advice of the American as the car was like a feather in a high wind I was aware of the Jetwash ,even more so when the Pilot applied power to the portside outer engine to turn the Aircraft on to its display position, as he moved off a follow me truck pulled in front of us, so we er ,,well we followed, upon reaching our apparent destination , next to a VERY LARGE SIGN ,,,,,,,AIRCREW ONLY,,,,we were quickly ushered into a obvious VIP high security car park as coming up behind us was a AC130 GUNSHIP ,,,not to be messed with,,, so in we went and parked the little VW among the giant 4X4s of the USAF and others, I gathered my cameras , feeling like a VIP I walked towards the flight line my Brother said "I think we are in the wrong place" ?? I knew that but no one had attempted to stop us, it wasnt until I saw the Base Security Police had guns that I decided to ask for assistance, so I approached one of the smartly dressed young lady assistants and ,,,well asked for assistance, I showed our ID ,the Lady spoke into a microphone up her sleeve and in seconds we were whisked away and mildly interrogated as to how we had gained access to this compound I told it as it was and we were shown the door as it were and I gather from overheard chatter it had happened before so we made our way to the nearby FIAT enclosure non the worse from our very exciting detour ,retrieving my vehicle was much easier than I thought , you know what its like trying to exit a Air Show we had a car back and front with blue lights flashing doing 60mph around the taxyway and finaly on to a quiet country lane , we came to a halt and a bloke came towards us I opened the window , he told me in a broad deep south drawl " NOW DONT YOU FELLERS MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGIN OR WE MIGHT NOT BE AS HOSPITABLE,HAVE A NICE DAY" and they were gone I was never given a explanation how this possible security lapse came about but it was a real event at least they were very polite, good eh.
Kindest Regards Fed