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greggerm

FS2004 NOE flying suggestions please

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Hi there,I bought FS2000 when it was released and deleted it after about a day. I was so disenchanted that I ignored FS2002, but I'm going to buy FS2004 (hopefully on Friday).I'm one of the few (many?) who's actually looking forward to the historic planes. I expect to be doing quite a bit of time in the Curtis Jenny and am eagerly looking forward to some more biplane addons (any suggestions for good ones?)Anyway, what I'm also looking forward to is some good nap-of-earth (NOE) flying. Can anyone suggest some good locations (anywhere in the World) for zooming around valleys, hills, etc.? Are there any mountain landing strips? Does FS2004 have high-tension pylons and the like?Any suggestions (with coordinates) would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance,Bottle

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I havn't tried it with fs2004 yet (only fs2002), but I downloaded mesh scenerey for the Venezuelan Andes. This has a high altitude landing strip and plenty of valleys and mountains. I am looking forward to trying the Outer Hebrides of Scotland (a free demo of UK mesh scenery) at sunset.

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Bottle,I use the FSGenesis mesh scenery (75m nationwide, and 38m new england/mid-atlantic), so my opinions on low-level flight are a bit skewed from what you might find in the stock scenery. (**ENTIRELY** worth their cost for the improvements)I enjoy going NOE in my local area of Rhode Island. Not at all mountainous, but with the improved mesh I can easily make out the local hills and ridges, so the feeling of being there is markedly improved. Also enjoyable (with the stock FS2002 scenery) was flying in Nepal. The mountains out there are crazsy-big, and there are some spectacular landing strips carved into the sides of them. Sadly, the ICAO's of the airports out there have slipped from memory. (Pardon the spelling if it's wrong, but head to Khatmandu and go almost due east. There's an airstrip out there in the mountains. Unreal) Ground textures have the easements for the high-tension lines, and at higher autogen levels, the pylons are there. Autogen cities and towns also contain various lightpoles, street signs, and telephone poles. (at higher levels of autogen, of course).Flying into Robinson field in Bristol, CT, was made interesting by the phone poles and the autogen power substation located nearby. :) Basically - the new autogen features make NOE flying an entirely new experience. Much more diverse objects, and the density has increased. It will require some more power to view, but it is a big improvement. Add-on mesh only adds to the experience. I'm sure some folks from out west can come up with some good rocky mountain areas to fly through, too. Good luck!-Greg

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