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Guest Peter Lloyd

GuysDid a Freighter trip from RPLL Manila to OMDB Dubai last night. Decided to run along the Himalayas and over Mt.Everest. I know it its a little north of the creat circle route, but it was worth it.You have to try this one - the mountains are stunning from FL350, and the colors if you time it for a little after sunrise (westbound) are exceptional. (Southern Chile also makes for some pretty beautiful stuff to look at en route.)Darn, makes one feel good to be alive - driving PMDG over the roof of the world on a fine morning. Peter

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sounds fun. i lived in RPLL for many years.one thing that caught my eye in your post; southern Chile?! didn't think you could see chile westbound from RPLL!nonetheless, suondslike you had fun.


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Guest cfm56

Hey Peter,Do you remember your departure time oout of RPLL?gideon

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Peter, thanks very much for this. I'm always looking for routes that offer some scenic benefit. Was this with default scenery I take it? As already asked, what time did you depart?Maybe we should start a wiki article of great scenic routes with flightplans, suitable departure date/times etc? Everyone can submit their favouites.


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Guest Peter Lloyd

Thats a long way to see! Southern Chile was en route Santiago to Perth last week. (see the 'edge of the world' posting).Salamat po!Peter

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Guest Peter Lloyd

GideonSorry - its on the PC at home, and I am on the road again today.I do most of my flights starting before dawn, so it was early morning out of RPLL. (15:00Z if I remember correctly). Will send it to you when I'm back in Tunis, along with the route.Peter

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Guest Peter Lloyd

Mark - thanks for your post. The wiki article is a great idea. Yes - default scenery (which is stunningly good up close to Everest.)Please see above on the departure time.Completely unrelated bit here - tried taxi with 2 outboard engines at idle, and using the 2 inboards only for power. Makes taxying the 74 a lot easier. Got to get some pedals, and a throttle unit, and....Let me know what I can do to help with the wikiPeter

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