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Best Plane for Glacier Bay?

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What would you say is the ideal aircraft for exploring the team's great gift to us all? Can be freeware or payware.Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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RealAir's Bellanca Scout package. The Scout, Citabria and Scout Amphib are all perfect for the area.If you want a little more grunt for getting up and over the glaciers then maybe Carenado's Amphib 206 or FSD's Porter. Aerosoft's SuperCub is a favourite of mine for low and slow and landing on river banks. As for freeware, you (still) can't go wrong with Mikko Maliniemi's Maule M7.I only wish there was a good Aviat Husky out there somewhere!

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Whelp, I'm a bit biased, but I have flown the Scout around these parts of Alaska in the past, and it actually works great. You just have to plan according to it's limitations. I would say it is a great recommendation.For freeware, you might try Bill Lyon's Tri-Pacer, it would work great as well....as would the freeware Maule, or the Carenado 206 Amphib package.

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I'm with Carenado's 206 or the Dreamfleet A36, both have float versions as well.

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>What would you say is the ideal aircraft for exploring the>team's great gift to us all? Can be freeware or payware.It

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You might want to check the Bush Flying Unlimited forum. There are about 100 A/C decked out in BFU paints, including the RealAir Scout, Maule, MK3 Turbo Beaver, Twin Otter, wheeled and floats, Aerosoft Beaver and Super Cub, plus many others. Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like -M.Twain

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What, no C-130 on floats?I needn't list my favourites, they are mostly in the previous post.

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Thanks to everyone who's chipped in. I think I probably won't go with the big iron for this particular area ;)I have the Do 27 already and it's great, but my eye has been caught by the scout package...

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"You'll love it"I agree, it looks like a sleeper at first glance but it's a great add on with exceptional realistic flight dynamics and a VC that's a joy to fly with.Then there are the two other included aircraft in the package.

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Hi Teeps,Some nice planes I occasionally use for bush flying, and they are freeware, are Milton Schupe and team's Aero Commander series. They are brilliantly modeled and textured and have wonderful panels. Also, someone mentioned Twin Otters - one of the finest bush planes IMO. Barry Blaisdell's crew (Premieraircraft) makes some nice Twotters. I have yet to download Holger's new scenery but will very soon. I hear it is amazing, but that would come as so great surprise.Adam

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>PMDG Boeing 747-400 :+ Wonderful answer Egbert, I fell off my chair laughing :-)

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If you're looking for a good plane for getting in and out of those really tight spots, i.e. the SIRP areas added to Tongass and the small strips in Glacier Bay, I HIGHLY recommend the FSD Pilatus Porter. It is made for just this type of flying. It's not too slow during cruise so you can get to the locations without taking all day to get there and it can land and take off with incredible STOL abilities. As close to a helicopter as a plane that size can get. It can haul quite a load as well. I dusted this one off and have been flying it a lot since the release of both Glacier Bay and SIRP. Been having a blast with it. FSD did an outstanding job on this aircraft too.

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Larry's right about the view out of the Marchetti. I have been flying FSD's O-2A around in it too... what a neat little plane :)

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>What would you say is the ideal aircraft for exploring the>team's great gift to us all? Can be freeware or payware.>What about boats? What would be perfect boat for this great scenery??

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Ya, SF260 would definitely qualify as the best for sight-seeing. Great cruise speed and handles beautifully. Guess I'll have to go take a view spins with it now :-lol

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I'm kinda partial to Bill Lyons' Garwood Boat. It comes with the Sportsman Package that can be found in the libary.

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