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How Well Do You Know Geography?  
User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

I realize this is the Non-Aviation forum; but this isn't really

"aviation"; this is "virtual aviation"; actually, it's more about

geography than it is about aviation. It will very quickly find out

how well you know where major cities are in Europe.

The only problem with this is......everyone will lie !

If I told you what my score was, you'd say I was lying;

If you tell us that your score is better than mine was,

you're probably lying.

I know a lot of "Europeans" will be seeing this; obviously,

anyone who lives in Europe will know where all the big cities

are at, right ? This little game will definitely find out how well

you know where places are in Europe. So click on the link and

follow the instruction. a "virtual airliner" will take off, heading for

Europe, and it will tell the destination; all you have to do is click

on the destination before the airplane gets there; the problem is,

I think it may be going "supersonic", as it gets to it's destination

VERY quickly ! Be sure to post your FIRST score only;

and don't lie!

http://www.lufthansa-vp.com/vp1/play.html

P.S. Uh Oh......I just happened to think of something.......there are a few
people around here who really fly REAL airliners to some of these places;
that's probably going to give you a big advantage; you're still welcome to
play, but I'm afraid you will be ineligible for the "Grand Prize"......(to be announced later.)

Charley


Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

23,353 points.


Yippie!



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

25693.

Was all going pretty much perfect until i got Cantania, which is apparently in Italy and not Spain.


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2212 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

28.501.

Some embarrassing mistakes, but overall rather do-able for a European.

In America I'd be totally lost.



Samson was a biblical tough guy, but his dad Samsonite was even more of a hard case.
User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8860 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

You wouldn't want to land at CPH on that map, would you?   

Anway, I got 28673 points.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7971 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

27624

Nothing to be proud of, I assume. I read Venice and click on Rome - don't ask why, I know where Venice is for crying out loud.

Quoting Rara (Reply 3):
In America I'd be totally lost.

Same here. I can properly locate states (or most of them), but cities would be a lot harder.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineWolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

29,139

Think I put Dresden on the spot of Leipzig but apart from that it was generally in the right area.


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3541 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

27091 and up for Virtual Pilot II

User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6696 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
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I got 25,585

Good enough I suppose.


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2049 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

28,188 - It's the Baltic cities that brought down my score.


I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2892 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

27,694 points. I misplaced Hamburg (and yet I know where it is, I just had a blank and not enough time to remember) and Bremen.

I'll try it again, I should trigger different cities.



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13297 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Good find Charley.

Well, I took notes of each landing, with it's miles and score.
I found round 2 perhaps the easiest, the cities in round 1, unless they are well known, tend to distract.

Round 1.

Milan - 9 miles
Belgrade - 186 miles
Cologne - 108 miles
Istanbul - 9 miles
St. Petersburg - 314 miles. (I'd have done better there if was still Leningrad maybe!)

Round 2.

Brussels - 33 miles
Lisbon - 65 miles
Marseille - 57 miles
Izmir - 58 miles (Got lucky, I knew it was Turkey the rest was a guess within the landmass of that country).
Catalina - 532 miles (I thought it was in Spain, it isn't!)

Round 3.

Katowice - 172 miles (Knew it was Poland, the rest was luck, no borders in this round).
Minsk - 80 miles (Knew the general part of the map, the rest was luck).
Ankara - 141 miles
Venice - 95 miles
Hanover - 98 miles.

Total score = 24753 points.

Not a horrible score but not too good either, I like to think I got nearer to many cities, compared to where Ryanair say they are flying to and the distance from the airport they actually land at!

[Edited 2013-03-26 12:44:02]

User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8860 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 11):
I like to think I got nearer to many cities, compared to where Ryanair say they are flying to and the distance from the airport they actually land at!

Oi! What did you go and do that for? 



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7971 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 11):
Catalina - 532 miles (I thought it was in Spain, it isn't!)

Happened to me, too. Sounds like Catalan, so it must be near Barcelona, right?  



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

24752, pretty bad, I kept placing many cities a bit too east.

I wish there was a game like this but about capital / other major cities of all countries worldwide, I've studied some faraway places way more than Europe, just find them more interesting.

[Edited 2013-03-26 13:14:03]


"A rational army would run away"
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 11):
Catalina - 532 miles (I thought it was in Spain, it isn't!)

I had Catania, not Catalina or Cantania.   I put it on the island of Sardinia.  Wow!



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6470 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

24,907. Not bad for someone who doesn't live in Europe!


It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8860 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 4):
You wouldn't want to land at CPH on that map, would you?

...if you get that city, don't place it anywhere near its true location.  



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10459 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

24,433. I'm pretty happy with that. Would have done better 15 years ago.


Do all philosophers have an "s" in them?
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

27070*. Would have been higher if I hadn't put Izmir where Adana is.

* Not my first score, I played this game before several years ago.



First to fly on the Boeing 787-9 with Air New Zealand and ZK-NZE; NZ103, AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlineUPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

25,683 here.. what is weird is that I did better at round 3 with no Country boundries... got two of them within 8 miles in that round, and all under 100miles other than Izmir which I had no idea where it was (got 146 on that one).

Fun game though...


User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1552 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

25742. I made some really dumb mistakes with Stockholm and Palma de Mallorca.


If you're not sure whether to use a piece of punctuation, it's best not to.
User currently offlineairkas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4036 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3198 times:



User currently offlineronglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

I got 27,812 which I am happy with. I had a general idea where every European city was but I was surprised how vague I was on the location of Oslo and Stockholm.

User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1418 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

21,650
Not bad for a North American!

Cal   



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

26064. Would have been a little better if I hadn't gotten Dresden and Hamburg confused, or had any idea what part of Italy I should have clicked for Catania (I guessed north).


It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8080 posts, RR: 6
Reply 26, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

27358, not bad, a couple of clangers cost points but I'm happy with the result.

User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

27076 Could have done better than that 

User currently offlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 513 posts, RR: 17
Reply 28, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

28580,
but i ruined my score by putting Gothenburg into Norway.


User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 29, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3206 times:
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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 30, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

22021...Not bad for someone from a country where people can't even find Kansas on a map  . I know my European cities better than I thought...

Marc


User currently offlinetootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3160 times:
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Twenty Eight Thousand One Hundred Thirty Nine

User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2503 posts, RR: 24
Reply 32, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

27727

Could have been better. CPH location was not fair. :P


User currently offlinelarshjort From Guinea-Bissau, joined Dec 2007, 1566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

27952 points

Lars



139, 306, 319, 320, 321, 332, 34A, AN2, AT4, AT5, AT7, 733, 735, 73G, 738, 739, 146, AR1, BH2, CN1, CR2, DH1, DH3, DH4,
User currently offlinecmf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 34, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3149 times:


I was fortunate in that it picked cities I have been to multiple times. Is it possible to get a perfect placement. I got 3 miles off on Stockholm. Doubt each pixel equal 3 miles or less.


User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 10
Reply 35, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

26702 I am suprised I put the spot most of the time at less than 60miles from cities with no boundaries and I am not in Europe or born anywhere near...


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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2811 posts, RR: 15
Reply 36, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

26990.


I put Amsterdam to Calais, Bilbao to Lisbon, and I botched Riga.


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27539 posts, RR: 60
Reply 37, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Not too bad :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/lhgame_zps6604c282.jpg


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5871 posts, RR: 31
Reply 38, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Did better than I expected, and surprisingly even better on the round without borders:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/L.jpg

Worst position was Bologna, 86 miles out.


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 39, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

26376! Confused Turkey for Ukraine, however! 


A landing EVERYONE can walk away from, is a good landing.
User currently offlineFallap From Denmark, joined Jan 2009, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 40, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

My score is 27119

It wasn't that bad :P


User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 41, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

24548 Not too bad

filler



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2677 posts, RR: 5
Reply 42, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

26160...quite a shame. I placed Helsinki to the wrong place and had no idea where is Faro.

Good game, by the way. Thanks Charley!


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21548 posts, RR: 53
Reply 43, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

28053.

Nice game – but I would apparently sometimes suck at navigating a hypersonic airliner with no technical aids and with no insight into the flight plan up to a few seconds prior to landing...!   

Main errors: Malaga is on the spanish mainland, of course, and Tallinn is further notheast than my first click...


User currently onlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7613 posts, RR: 33
Reply 44, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

27,977 first try

I like how the game mixes up the cities if you try again.

Did worse on second try.


User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5648 posts, RR: 28
Reply 45, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

Not worth a rat's backside, although I misunderstood how it worked and had a couple of throwaways.

19,375

My only big-win was getting Talinn within 4 (four) miles.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3095 posts, RR: 1
Reply 46, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2913 times:

27,804.

Biggest mistake was putting Prague a bit too far to the South-East. A little harder without the borders!

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4291 posts, RR: 52
Reply 47, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2914 times:

28,662 on the first one. 28,787 on the second. Hooray!

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7301 posts, RR: 6
Reply 48, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2916 times:

26,477. Saw the U.S. Cities in red and got excited thought it would ask some of those too. Not bad though. I have a degree in geography so thankfully I did ok.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 49, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2901 times:

27435. I was surprised I got Belgrade as close as I did!


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlinen229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1985 posts, RR: 31
Reply 50, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2903 times:

Between 28288 and 28618 on three tries. I seem to always score about the same. I'm happy with that.


"But in spite of all temptations To belong to other nations, He remains an Englishman!"
User currently offlineMillwallSean From Singapore, joined Apr 2008, 1315 posts, RR: 6
Reply 51, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2908 times:

29209
A bit annoyed with the placements of Oslo and Copenhagen. Reckon I was more accurate than the Lufthansa map...

Good find

[Edited 2013-03-26 20:33:45]


No One Likes Us - We Dont Care.
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 52, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2888 times:

29,418 on the first try. Geography's my favorite subject, I think most aviation enthusiasts & professionals are good at geography.

Tried Virtual Pilot II and loved it. Well done Lufthansa and thanks for sharing Geezer.


User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 53, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

12

After only 9 tries.


:D 26536 IRL, lol.



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User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1411 posts, RR: 8
Reply 54, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

27406. Despite the flag, I'm American.

User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3776 posts, RR: 13
Reply 55, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

29414. Missed the Copenhagen/Oslo landmines.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3400 posts, RR: 12
Reply 56, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

First time 29,036....not bad, but I thought Bremen was further south. Slightly better on the 2nd time with 29,096.


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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 57, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6519/screenshot989.png

I seemed to do ok until they took the federal borders away.

Interesting find though.

Another good site for geography quizes



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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2701 posts, RR: 4
Reply 58, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2653 times:
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24,278. Not too shabby for a non-European  



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3400 posts, RR: 12
Reply 59, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Played again, did a bit better:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p207/shefgab/lhpilot.jpg



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User currently offlinerlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 60, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

27,151 on the first try.


I can drive faster than you
User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 61, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

27,060

The one that I missed was Malaga, Spain.

Fun game actually, and there is an app with the same concept as this called "Geo Play Pro" where it gives you a Capital/Country pairing and you have to pin point it to the most accurate location possible.


jetBlue777   



It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 517 posts, RR: 3
Reply 62, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2471 times:

27,341

My main errors was Sofia, Riga & Amsterdam. I'd like to see a version with US cities on it!


User currently offlineflyguy89 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 2070 posts, RR: 21
Reply 63, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2458 times:

Haha, fun game, I got 28,922 my first try.

User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3453 posts, RR: 8
Reply 64, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2454 times:

26613...not bad for a guy from the Americas.


"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3895 posts, RR: 1
Reply 65, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2459 times:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c159/acetaminophen500mg/vertpilot.jpg


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently onlinebyronicle6 From Australia, joined Oct 2011, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 66, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

27,604, Pretty happy with that considering i'm from the other side of the world


Travel is my thing
User currently offlineIdeekay From Switzerland, joined Jun 2012, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 67, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

25561, The hell I didn't knew where katowice was.

User currently offlineKingsford From Belgium, joined Nov 2003, 427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 68, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

I did 29169...too easy

User currently offlineAviRaider From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

24639 on first try. I'm a little rusty on some of these places, time to pull out the old atlas.

User currently offlineSHAQ From Panama, joined Jun 2007, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 70, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Well, I got 25712 and Im not European, so I guess its good!


Studying hard, for flying right!
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9833 posts, RR: 31
Reply 71, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

that's easy, 28934 on the first attempt. No cheating.

Fun to play, they had similar games before.



Kole Feut un' 'en steiffen Wind gifft 'en krusen Buedel un' 'nen luetten Pint
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7733 posts, RR: 21
Reply 72, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

27731 on my first attempt.

Honestly, I feel I could and should have done much better.   



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User currently offlinejonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 73, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

23,114 on the first try. Not too bad for somebody who has never been to Europe!!

User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 74, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

27'391. And up for VP II  


There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlinewingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 75, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

24898 first go round. Smacked upside the head by Sofia (off by 800+ miles!), I think I put the poor Bulgies somewhere in Czech.

User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 76, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2144 times:

24576 - how the hell did I put Ankara somewhere in FYROM in round 3?

User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 77, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

29287.... not bad.

Annoyed to see that I miss my homecity by 3 miles!

Nice find!



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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 78, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Great game! I've played many similar ones, but never with the progressive elimination of locations/borders etc.

I got 27,314 with some pretty favorable destinations for what I know about European geography. Had I gotten some of the more obscure LH destinations that probably would have dropped a bit.



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4537 posts, RR: 9
Reply 79, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

26,107

Eastern Europe and the Baltic States were tricky for me.



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9833 posts, RR: 31
Reply 80, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

OK, 29377 with the tough cookies Ankara and Izmir in phase 2 and 3.

Not bragging, but that wasn't bad.



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User currently offlinealoha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 81, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

26,301. Gothenburg got me....for all the other cities I atleast knew what country they were in, and I'm pretty good with where countries are.

Aloha!



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12291 posts, RR: 35
Reply 82, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
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25,289  


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User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1998 posts, RR: 2
Reply 83, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

25.727.... a real shame, how on Earth I confused Minsk with Perm ?
Funny thing is, in the stage 3 ( with landmass only, without borders ) y landed two times 7 miles away ! That was LUCK !!  



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13252 posts, RR: 16
Reply 84, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days ago) and read 1852 times:

Not bad, 24,921 in the first test, did 26,357 the second time. Tallin, was the biggest screw up I made.

User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 85, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

28,636

Didn't realize Oslo was so far inland.

Great game. I loved it!


User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 2185 posts, RR: 7
Reply 86, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting Geezer (Thread starter):
The only problem with this is......everyone will lie ! If I told you what my score was, you'd say I was lying

No, some people will, not all. One can have a true interest or ease with geography, thus helping to score high. My first score was 28916.



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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 87, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

This must be a VERY unique game! Up until now, the ONLY game I ever play on a computer is Free Cell Solataire; until about 3 years ago, I would have bet someone that I would never think of getting interested in playing solitaire; then I started noticing my wife playing free cell; at first, I told her that people who play cards with themselves, are beyond desperate for something to do! But she finally talked me into sitting down and watching; next thing I knew, I was playing it more than she was; (since then, I've completed about 3,500 games of free cell.)

In the last few years, I have become acquainted with about half a dozen M.D.s; I have a theory about doing things like playing free cell; my theory is, because it forces you to think, to "strategize", that it must be beneficial to your brain; I've asked a few doctors about this; they have ALL told me the same thing.........it's not just a "theory", it's actually a proven medical fact. Apparently, the brain, just like a muscle, will atrophy and become less and less capable if it's not used much.

So until I ran across this little Geography game, I was strictly a "one game guy"! I even asked my wife's great nephew what he thought about "grown men" playing video games; (I might mention, he's been a fighter pilot in the U.S.A.F. for about 11 years now, with the first six flying F-15s, and the last five flying the F-22A Raptor; his answer was......don't play video games with any fighter pilot, because you'll lose ! Just like that.....didn't have to think for a second; the guy's mind reminded me of a steel trap; one touch....and "snap"! I just realized..........on my profile page, clear at the very bottom, there's a picture of three pilots standing in a hangar beside a Raptor; Erik is the little dude in the middle. Come to think of it, he was stationed in Europe for about 4 years; maybe I'll email him "Airliner Geography" and see how he does with it.



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User currently onlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1180 posts, RR: 13
Reply 88, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

26,865 and I'm embarrassed about putting Vilnius into the wrong Baltic state  -- other than that I don't think I did too badly for a first try.


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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8936 posts, RR: 1
Reply 89, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

My score was 26,987, my longest miss was Sofia, Bulgaria, I think I did quite well for finding the cities without the help of a map with boundaries or points for cities.


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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 5
Reply 90, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

29,366 for me.

Cheers.


User currently onlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9329 posts, RR: 21
Reply 91, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Quoting PITingres (Reply 88):
26,865 and I'm embarrassed about putting Vilnius into the wrong Baltic state -- other than that I don't think I did too badly for a first try.
Quoting 2707200X (Reply 89):
My score was 26,987, my longest miss was Sofia, Bulgaria, I think I did quite well for finding the cities without the help of a map with boundaries or points for cities.

I scored 26,000-something. I forget what exactly my score was, but my biggest miss was Riga. To me, it sounded like somewhere in Greece, but it was actually up around Latvia.

Considering my major in college (both bachelors and masters) was geography and that I took a course on Europe, I wish I would've scored higher...



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