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LuisFelizTirado

I Spy with My Little Eye...

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... Airports beginning with A!

 

 

I like to fly a Clandestine Job now and then. Not because I get a thrill out of carrying those goods; there is a lot of the real stuff going on where I live and I have seen the violence that accompanies it, so this does not excite me at all.

 

But, I do like to fly really low and this gives me an excuse to do so. But, then, who needs an excuse?

 

I found another airport with Clandestine Jobs, Akhiok, but the first time I tried one there, the cat jumped on my lap and I crashed. So, I went back and tried again.

 

I first prepare a flight plan in Tim Arnot's Plan-G, but not over water - there is nothing to see and not much challenge in flying 50 ft. AGL over the sea. Instead, using the Google background, I try to find a path through valleys and over rivers and bays that will avoid the police airplane and any airport until I get to the destination.

 

This works most of the time, except that what looks like a valley in Google can turn out to be high mountains, and the situation can become difficult, forcing me to either turn around or climb over the mountain. Still, I get to fly over a lot of scenery that most people will never see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This time the cat did not end my flight in disaster, but the dog did come pawing at my chair just as I was on Short Final to Herendeen Bay. But, I pushed her away, landed safely, parked and shut down the Cub. Then, I turned towards my dog and gave her the love she craved. :lol:

 

So far, Clandestine Jobs in Alaska have been discovered at Atka, Adak, somebody also mentioned Annette Island (maybe it was Steve?) and I have found them at Akhiok.

 

Eureka! I cried. (That's the only thing I remember from my high school Greek.) Clandestine Jobs in Alaska only at Class E airports whose names begin with A.

 

Unfortunately, I then clicked on the Job Board at Sand Point, and, wouldn't you know it? a Clandestine Job. So much for the letter A. :rolleyes:

 

Here is a map with Clandestine Job airports so far in Alaska:

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you know of any other airports with them, please don't hesitate to share. Also, any in Hawai'i, so that we can all start to enjoy these flights even more.

 

Best regards.

Luis


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What a great plan :)

 

As for the dog and the cat, I sympathise as I have two German Shepherds (I hesitate at this point and call them girls!) who live with a ginger tom who rules them with a fist of iron except when they collectively decide to fly the plane for me.

 

:)

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If you know of any other airports with them, please don't hesitate to share. Also, any in Hawai'i, so that we can all start to enjoy these flights even more.

If you look north on the section line between Atka and Unalaska you will see two small inalands. They are St. Paul I (PASN) and St. George (PAPB). Both have runways that will handle the C-46. I just flew a cargo job with the whale between these two, only 40 miles apart. I have found clandistine jobs on one or the other at different times. Sorry Luis, but there is a lot of water out there! You must really zoom in to see the airfields on these islands.

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Thanks, Steve.

 

2 more to add:

- King Cove - West of Sand Point

- Chignik Lake - North of Sand Point

 

Best regards.

Luis


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I always though Clandestine jobs were random. Also showing up at any airport at any given time. Could be wrong. Who knows.

 

I really do need to get PLAN-G on my system and do a bit of flight planning.

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I just spotted a clandestine at Hoonah (PAOH).


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Hi Folks

 

EDIT - Written last night, (30/08/2012).

 

Luis -

Clandestines are available all over Alaska. :biggrin:

 

Jobs are a particular area of interest,

which only further highlight FLIGHT's annoying lack of an in-game logbook.

 

 

 

Just did a quick check around Alaska's N & NW coastine,

and without changing date or time,

I found 11 clandestines originating from 11 Alaskan airports.

 

Then checked all airports in Hawaii,

and found 4 clandestines originating from 3 Hawaiian airports.

 

To confirm your findings -

Only 2 of those airports began with the letter A. :biggrin:

 

 

 

Just some observation based guesses,

so pipe-up anyone, if you've an opposing finding -

 

Same for Alaska, as per Hawaii,

clandestine jobs appear to be more prevalent

at geographical extremities,

or any cluster's geographical extremities.

 

 

 

I think there's possibly two key issues here -

 

1) Clandestine Originating Airports -

 

Ignoring the non-towered airports aspect,

I suspect that the job generating algorithm,

doesn't just create clandestines randomly,

but possibly applies some other weighting factor(s) to airports.

 

There might possibly be

a topological basis for generating clandestines

more prevalently at geographicaly extreme airports.

 

 

 

2) Finding Something

 

Whenever anyone is trying to find something,

"it was always in the last place they'd looked".

 

i.e.

They'd stopped looking, after finding whatever.

 

If looking for a clandestine,

once one is found,

people often tend to just fly it,

rather than continuing the search for alternatives.

 

 

 

On first reading,

the above points might appear specious,

given that

apart from a few inland clusters of airports,

the vast majority of airports in Alaska

are located on the coast,

plus a few on coastal islands.

 

i.e.

The vast majority of airports are on the periphery of the landmass.

 

 

 

However, for my sessions,

I've tended towards attempting to link-up a series of clandestine flights,

so I always check multiple airports.

 

I regularly find 2 clandestines available at a single airport,

on one occasion found 3.

 

I've often found yet another

originating from a clandestine job's destination airport,

or other airports nearby.

 

In one single Hawaii-based session, (without changing date or time),

I was lucky enough able to, link up, and complete 7 clandestine jobs.

 

 

 

"Locating" clandestine jobs -

 

If you find one, don't stop looking,

instead, check as many other airports as possible.

 

Hawaii -

Most prevalent from -

HI33 - Haiku, Kauai

HI25 - Kaalaiki, Hawaii

HI28 - Pahala, Hawaii

 

Alaska -

 

Generally -

Try checking the boards for those airports along northern and north-western coastline,

particularly those airports W and N of Deadhorse.

 

Tonight's check session -

Around Alaska's N & NW coast, I found clandestines at -

- Tok Junction

- White Mountain

- Tin City

- Upper ? Haven ?

- Puviaq

- Lost River - Both airports

- Sheldon Point

- Buck Creek

- Adak

- Atka

 

 

 

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Paul

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Thanks for the very complete information, Paul. When looking for Clandestine Jobs, I suppose the best advice is "don't give up!" :lol:

 

Best regards.

Luis


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