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A Corridor Leg Challenge

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This is the leg that Sim - Outhouse had such bad luck with in 2006 that allowed FLgihtsim.com to win and AVSIM to come in a close second. All three teams were heading across the same corridor at about the same time. I recall Sim-Outhouse being in the lead when both the Baton Carrier and the Wingman failed to land on the short strip. Due to their misfortune, Sim-Outhouse had to refly that 1674nm leg again. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to fly the middle leg of this Atlantic Ocean corridor from Bermuda International to Flores and successfully land your jet on a very small patch of asphalt. Do you have the decision making ability to go around if you are landing too long? There not much between the end of the runway and the cliff down to the ocean. RWY 18/36 is 4593 ft. long. Flores Airport InfoGood Luck!lpflf1.jpgFrom Realazores.comFlores from airliners.net

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I have the baton TXKF-LPFLGonna give this a go in the 747.Hope i got the fuel calcs right :)

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Hope i got the fuel calcs right :)
Hope you get the TDZ right! :( Mike.

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Gee, hope the Bermuda Triangle has not swallowed up an Englishman... :(

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Baton free at LPFL.I had to do one go-around as i came in too high but second approach was good, if not exactly spot on :(

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I must say I feel inclined to take up the challenge. Looks like it will be a night flight.I have the baton in the PMDG 747: TXKF - LPFL.Mike.

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Slight Correction Buzz

This is the leg that Sim - Outhouse had such bad luck with in 2007 that allowed AVSIM to take the victory. All three teams were heading across the same corridor at about the same time. I recall Sim-Outhouse being in the lead when both the Baton Carrier and the Wingman failed to land on the short strip. Due to their misfortune, Sim-Outhouse had to refly that 1674nm leg again.
AVSIM came in a very close second. We arrived first but Flightsim had more bonus hours and edged us out.

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I updated my post. I was confusing 2006 and 2007 final results.

Slight Correction Buzz AVSIM came in a very close second. We arrived first but Flightsim had more bonus hours and edged us out.

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Oy! Not an easy approach in the dark. Duenna invalid: CRASHED! :( Oh well. Maybe I'll try again later!Mike.

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I managed to make it down safe. I came very close to overrunning the end of the runway - screenshots laterThe computer paused at Top of descent because I dozed off for a bit. Not sure how long.

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I have the baton. LPFL-BIEG in PMDG 744F (Polar Air Cargo)Reprise of my night race flight from 2007 up to 65N.

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LPFL Takeoff PracticeBefore I picked up the baton I did a quick takeoff test in daylight to check the performance of a lightly loaded 744. Pictures from my first takeoff attempt below.VR just past midfield, climbing at 170 in pic 4. It's a rocketship when light.

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I just had another go at TXKF - LPFL, during the day this time so that visibility would be ideal. Approaching LPFL the wind was blowing from the south indicating an approach to Rwy 18, and it was all going very smoothly until I got down to just before the threshold when it appeared that a bunch of trees were blocking my ability to follow the glide slope. The 747 was very light on approach so that my approach speed was as little as 130 kts, but even at this speed there was simply no length in the runway to manoeuvre over the trees and then nose down sharply again back onto the glide slope. I gave it my best shot but again I crashed. While the trees remain in place Rwy 18 will be impossible to approach in a 747. This is one leg I won't be trying again! Mike.

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Nive AVG Groung speed Jeff. I got killed by headwinds after starting off with a large tailwind on my leg to LPFL.

Baton Free - BIEG Baton Free @ BIEG

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I just had another go at TXKF - LPFL, during the day this time so that visibility would be ideal. Approaching LPFL the wind was blowing from the south indicating an approach to Rwy 18, and it was all going very smoothly until I got down to just before the threshold when it appeared that a bunch of trees were blocking my ability to follow the glide slope. The 747 was very light on approach so that my approach speed was as little as 130 kts, but even at this speed there was simply no length in the runway to manoeuvre over the trees and then nose down sharply again back onto the glide slope. I gave it my best shot but again I crashed. While the trees remain in place Rwy 18 will be impossible to approach in a 747. This is one leg I won't be trying again! Mike.
You have to turn off the autogen in your display settings, or as you found you have no chance . Funny place for Giant Redwoods to grow don't you think :(

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Hey, I think you're right! I'll give it a try. I've started flying in windowed mode so that the Duenna won't interupt the flight when it finishes, so I may as well make any concession necessary to get the RTW race working. I'll also get sliky smooth frame rates as a bonus.

Funny place for Giant Redwoods to grow don't you think :(
You can always count on MS.Thanks Harv!Mike.

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Good idea to turn the autogen down during the race. It is not about eye candy at low altitude. I have seen light posts right on approach and trees and all sorts of stuff that you might not see at night during the race.

Hey, I think you're right! I'll give it a try. I've started flying in windowed mode so that the Duenna won't interupt the flight when it finishes, so I may as well make any concession necessary to get the RTW race working. I'll also get sliky smooth frame rates as a bonus.You can always count on MS.Thanks Harv!Mike.

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Success at last: TXKF - LPFL.It's a pretty hairy approach in a 747 alright! You wouldn't want to do it in the dark, - no runway lights. And you won't get anywhere with all that autogen in the way, so you've got to be suitably prepared for the RTW race!Mike.

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I think there was an AFCAD released by the race committee that added lights, but can't say for sure.

Success at last: TXKF - LPFL.It's a pretty hairy approach in a 747 alright! You wouldn't want to do it in the dark, - no runway lights. And you won't get anywhere with all that autogen in the way, so you've got to be suitably prepared for the RTW race!Mike.

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Attempt #1: Pieces of a PMDG 747-400 Freighter scattered across the runway. Perfectly lined up on the runway, but came down and hit the runway way too hard....I might have installed the edit with the runway lights, because I crashed in the dark, and my runway had lights.... Could have used an ILS, though.... :(

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After the 2007 race I went back and tried this landing and failed repeatedly. Because 3hrs is a long time to fly only crash, I created a saved flight on approach 15 miles out so I could practice. I got to the point where I was successful 2 out 3 times. Basten did it at night on his first attempt and averaged 580knts under race pressure. It was a great demonstration of skill and cool. I am still impressed.

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Ahh good old TXKF > LPFL! It was my best flight in the whole race. :( I can still remember how surprised we were when we heard that simouthouse crashed on their attempt. It was a good thing for us, but it did increase the pressure quite a bit.Looking forward to this year's race!

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Ahh good old TXKF > LPFL! It was my best flight in the whole race. :( I can still remember how surprised we were when we heard that simouthouse crashed on their attempt. It was a good thing for us, but it did increase the pressure quite a bit.Looking forward to this year's race!
Good to see you back Basten. Hope your 747 skills are up to date :(

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I think I'm gonna give this one a goI have the baton.. TXKF - LPFL in the PMDG 747-400

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