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Does anyone know where in Alaska this splash screen can be viewed?

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I must be in the wrong season and in the wrong places as I can't find anything close to this view.

Ray

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No idea at all but a Google search for tallest mountain range brings up Mt McKinley, and taking off from near there shows several promising locations. That may be a start.

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It looks remotely like Kate's Needle... coming down the Stikine River toward Wrangell and Petersburg... I have done this route in the RW many times and flown all over Alaska in FS9 and FSX... Looks similar but the mountain range in the foreground is a little low...

 

Just a thought at first glance.

 

Jeff

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Well Mt Mckinley turns to be a fascinating place in its own right. Very weird terrain features in some places and pretty spectacular overall. A big ol' glacier is my reward, so far. Glad I stumbled across the area.

 

The next possible candidate was a colossal mountain range near Cantwell (Pakt) That river in the distance might be a source for taking pictures.

 

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I was wondering the same thing as well as the initial smaller splash screen that comes up as soon as you launch Flight. Avsim or Microsoft should put together a contest with prizes to the first person that finds the location. :Party:

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I was wondering the same thing as well as the initial smaller splash screen that comes up as soon as you launch Flight. Avsim or Microsoft should put together a contest with prizes to the first person that finds the location. :Party:

How about the winner gets the red tail mustang in Devon's screenshot above?

 

Ray

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It looks remotely like Kate's Needle... coming down the Stikine River toward Wrangell and Petersburg... I have done this route in the RW many times and flown all over Alaska in FS9 and FSX... Looks similar but the mountain range in the foreground is a little low...

 

Just a thought at first glance.

 

Jeff

 

Thanks Jeff, I'll check that out. I was thinking Kate's Needle was in Canada but I discovered girls and geography about the same time and girls won so my geography is on the weak side.

 

Ray

 

Anyone have a guess as to the month we should be using for this view? I'm maxed out on all siders and I haven't found anything close to these colors. It is probably highly enchanced.

 

Ray

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How about you, Holger. Got any idea where this gem is located?

 

Ray

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Hi Ray,

 

not 100% sure but the way the peak sticks out looks a lot like Mount Hesperus to me, the tallest mountain in the Revelation Range http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hesperus_%28Alaska%29 or http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tUBHdjmvoj0/TJ5OpjaZXqI/AAAAAAAAAu4/HN4CaGLSexY/s1600/DSC_2663.JPG

 

Go to about N61.9107° W154.388° and face southeast (heading 127); the view is across the North Fork Big River. Or fly about 40 miles SSW from PAFW (Farewell).

 

Cheers, Holger

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Hi Ray,

 

not 100% sure but the way the peak sticks out looks a lot like Mount Hesperus to me, the tallest mountain in the Revelation Range http://en.wikipedia....sperus_(Alaska) or http://4.bp.blogspot...00/DSC_2663.JPG

 

Go to about N61.9107° W154.388° and face southeast (heading 127); the view is across the North Fork Big River. Or fly about 40 miles SSW from PAFW (Farewell).

 

Cheers, Holger

 

Mucho Thanks. I saw your name at the bottom of the screen and instantly thought - I bet he knows the answer. Thanks. I'll go check it out. Nice splash shot.

 

Ray

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I reversed this shot to make it look a bit more like the splash screen..If it was squeezed a bit vertically as well.....There are some line drawings of Mt Heseprus that look much more like the MS one..I'm off to find it..

 

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I reversed this shot to make it look a bit more like the splash screen..If it was squeezed a bit vertically as well.....There are some line drawings of Mt Heseprus that look much more like the MS one..I'm off to find it..

 

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Excellent. Good hunting.

 

Ray

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Mount Hesperus it is !!

Thanks for the tips guys !

 

Fred.

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You guys always amaze me how with even the smallest of clues, you could find stuff like this.

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You guys always amaze me how with even the smallest of clues, you could find stuff like this.

 

An exact Lat / Long and Name and radial is a lot more than a small clue, don't you think? Holger was the mapping consultant for Lewis and Clark then moved to Alaska. He has been there for 300 years that is why I asked him.

 

Ray

 

Mount Hesperus it is !!

Thanks for the tips guys !

 

Fred.

 

Now why don't our screenshots look like Microsoft's? duh? Thanks Fred.

 

Ray

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Now what about the splash screen that comes up when you first launch Flight. I'd love to see where that is... :smile:

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Now why don't our screenshots look like Microsoft's? duh? Thanks Fred.

 

Ray

 

Maybe its because its just a load screen and not marketing?

 

Just to prove my point...

 

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X-Plane 10's load screen has a photo of a 737, yet does not even have a 737 in the base product.

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Now now, it's not fair to criticise others for doing the same kind of 'nonsense' MS is trying to pull.

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Now now, it's not fair to criticise others for doing the same kind of 'nonsense' MS is trying to pull.

 

Better watch it, someone might think you are serious. Ha.

 

Ray

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Now why don't our screenshots look like Microsoft's?

 

Seasonal variation?

 

Hook

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Now why don't our screenshots look like Microsoft's? duh? Thanks Fred.

 

Ray

 

If Microsoft opens the code up to third party developers I'm sure Holger or Orbix would have Flight looking just like the screen shot... One can only hope. :Sigh:

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Now now, it's not fair to criticise others for doing the same kind of 'nonsense' MS is trying to pull.

 

At least the subject in the Flight load screen EXISTS's, unlike the XP10 737. It may not look like the screenshot due to seasons, and gfx settings, but its still there.

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The splash screen is an edited sceenshot, I suppose. The Hawaii splash screen CLEARLY was edited: it looked more like an artist impression of a screenshot then an actual screenshot. The Alaskan splash screen might be an actual screenshot: with the right time of day (very important) and the right season, we might be able to create a screenshot that comes pretty close. Fred's shot was clearly taken at the wrong time. :wink:

 

(BTW I personally try to avoid flying at the middle of the day because Flight doesn't look at its best then... That doesn't mean I always fly during dawn or dusk, but I do prefer a time of day that the sun isn't up high yet.)

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That low-angle light is the reason landscape photographers prefer dawn and dusk... flyers should go up at the same time for the most beautiful scenery.

 

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The splash screen is an edited sceenshot, I suppose. The Hawaii splash screen CLEARLY was edited: it looked more like an artist impression of a screenshot then an actual screenshot. The Alaskan splash screen might be an actual screenshot: with the right time of day (very important) and the right season, we might be able to create a screenshot that comes pretty close. Fred's shot was clearly taken at the wrong time. :wink:

 

Just for fun I went back there and that splash screen is definitely an artist impression. I tried various seasons and times of day but 1. the mountain is more wide in the game, 2. it's impossible to see that amount of snow on the mountain without having snow everywhere and 3. no weather theme comes close to that blue sky. So it's not even an edited screenshot, it's an artist impression.

 

I couldn't get closer then this after a LOT of trying. It's spring and the first possible day without snow, about 2 hours before dawn. Autumn did have completely different ground colors, so that was no option.

 

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