Haha, great quote from Pancho. I watched that movie a lot, even when I was little. Pancho helped improve my swearing ability a bit
You are right, we aren't exactly qualified to fly many these airplanes in real life. A big reason why pilots are type rated or qualified in a parictular airplane is to ensure that this very expensive peice of equipment is handled properly, thereby significantly reducing the chance for an accident that results in loss of life or property damage.
In FS those consequences don't happen, so if you fly your Superbug down the Las Vegas strip at mach 1, you don't have to worry about loosing your wings or facing arrest. If you accidently or intentionally crash into the MGM Grand, oh well...reset the flight
With the question of what everyone thinks A2A should make as a project whether Warbird, Liner, GA..etc. Ulitmately it is up to A2A and regardless of the project, we know it will be well received by the community. There have been a few FS planes done by A2A and some of the other top developers that I hadn't really considered 'liking' or 'wanting' when those projects were announced. Knowing the reputation of the developers and getting to experience quality simulations of these aircraft, my opnion of the aircraft not only changed but I have a whole new appreciation for the real world counterparts.
There was an intersting demographics survey done over at avsimhttp://forum.avsim.net/topic/373683-the ... ic-survey/
There was a definate preference to medium and short haul airliners. I think that is partly due to Avsim also hosting PMDG's support forums. If you were to take the survey at other places such as FTX, you would probably see a jump in GA. If you took the survey at SOH, you would probably see a jump in military aircraft.
It will be interesting to see how well PMDG's DC-6 sales do in comparison to the MD-11 and NGX. I think Robert mentioned there was a favoritisim toward well known popular aircraft vs more obscure aircraft with unique capabilities from their sales records.
The future for FS addons is very bright regardless of the projects we 'wish' for are done or not.
"The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." - Douglas Adams