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jerryuscg

Around the World Flight

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On April l2, 2008 I started a flight from Lisbon, Portugal (no particular reason starting from there) and flew to every capital in Europe and Western Asia then decided to continue all around the world. Just after I left Italy I purchased "FS Passengers" and then it kept a good record of my flights; but using FS Passengers, I was shot down twice, and crashed once trying to land on a small 3300 foot gravel runway in Canada. I flew the Cessina Citation X all of the way. I loved trying to figgue out my ETA's and required fuel on each leg. All in all it was about 70 differant flights that I flew one each day with a length of about 500 miles aday. It was a GREAT ride and I'm very sorry that it over because now I have no idea where to fly now. See flight map made by FS Passengers below.

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I've been following the coastlines and visiting major cities in the KingAir. Only made it from NY to Carribean to South America to McMurdo Ice Station and back up South America to Panama.

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"now I have no idea where to fly now?"[/]That's easy... you just did East to West so how about North to South say from Alaska down to the tip of South America?

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I am doing a similar "fly around the world" challenge right now, but it's much slower for me, because I am flying GA. I started on the East US coast and am just half-way across Canada now, so I have a few more weeks (months?) to go. It's a great challenge though, because you get to see places that you would usually never fly to.Great fun. Thanks for sharing.Pat

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Jerry- Congratulations, a remarkable achievement!Now for the ultimate checkride.Set up for takeoff at your favourite airport.Go to Weather and set Visibility to 1/2 mile.Proceed to takeoff and as your wheels leave the concrete- KILL AN ENGINE !Maintain a climb, stabilize the plane then fly a return circuit and land safely.At least that's what I do when I get bored with A to B flying.Alex Reid

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Time to do another lap of the world then! I've done more than a few in my time, ranging from relatively quick laps of the globe via major airports in modern jets to multi-month affairs in a variety of aircraft types visiting every country in the world that has an airport (there are about 4 that do not!). My current world-conquering activity is taking the SSTSIM Concorde to every country in the world with a runway length greater than 6000ft with an average leg distance of about 500nm, equating to some 215 airports. FSNav global screenshots of the route are as follows:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/189658.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/189659.jpgI am currently just over a third of the way, with 82 flights completed. I too am running FSPax and despite two engine failures, a brake failure, and a shot up hydraulics system from flying over a war zone, I've successfully put my aircraft down as many times as she has gone up. Heck, I am even turning a profit, which is a first for Concorde operations me thinks :-lol.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/189660.jpgThe biggest challenge is yet to come on this trip, with a planned visit to Paro, Bhutan (VQPR). Load that sucker up in FS and see what you think about bringing a Concorde in and out of that spot in one piece, what with its 7333 ft elevation and a rwy length of 6500 ft. BTW, it can be done! :-)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/189661.jpgGary

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