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For 40 years until three years ago when I retired, the Central Coast of BC was my backyard working in the forest industry, consulting forestry and first nations treaty negotiations.  I never refer to any of this area as the great bear rain forest which might offend some folks...its either the north, central or south coast geographically...and there is a hell of a lot more than bears in these areas.

 

The forest industry opened up this area for the rest of the world to enjoy.   Many fishing camps and so called eco-tourism lodges are located at old logging camps or similar sites and often use the logging roads for access and egress.  And its good that there have been a change in values where the forest industry is in equal seating with recreational exploits.

 

I used to say almost every day as I climbed and roamed around these areas, some people pay a lot of money to do this and just think I get paid to do it.

 

Great video.

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Sweet video. Awesome scenery. Very fortunate to have that a few hours from my backyard.  

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How is the Pacific Fjords scenery?  Honestly, I've always been on the sidelines on it.  I just think about the beauty of that area and look at the photos of the scenery and it looks kind of blah.

 

Gregg

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The airports are first class, the scenery is as good as orbx, and.. without it, you have a hole in your coverage..

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The airports are first class, the scenery is as good as orbx, and.. without it, you have a hole in your coverage..

 

I was talking about Orbx...is that what you were referring to or are you thinking of Tsongas Fjords?

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Absolutely magnificent!  And so totally different from my part of the world in Southeast New Mexico. although I do fly PNW and PFJ a lot.

 

I spent over half of my 81 years backpacking the Rockies from New Mexico to Montana as well as California and a trip once to the Olympic Peninsula.

 

But I'm a desert rat at heart.  Open sky country.  And 100+ mile visibilities almost every day. 

 

Noel

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Absolutely magnificent! And so totally different from my part of the world in Southeast New Mexico. although I do fly PNW and PFJ a lot.



I spent over half of my 81 years backpacking the Rockies from New Mexico to Montana as well as California and a trip once to the Olympic Peninsula.



But I'm a desert rat at heart. Open sky country. And 100+ mile visibilities almost every day.



Noel

 

Noel, are you saying that Orbx Pacific Fjords is excellent or the real fjords?  I could just imagine (and I'm hugely jealous that you've been hiking all over them!) that the real ones would be amazing.

 

Gregg

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I've never hiked in the Pacific Northwest except on one trip to the Olympic Peninsula.  All of my hiking has been in the Rocky Mountains and in the Sierras in California before I left home and joined the Marines.  When I was 16 my Dad took me backpacking into the Sierras and we didn't see a soul for over a week.  When my kids were in their teens we lived in Denver and did several backpacks in the mountains every summer.  But for me backpacking was a support system for back country fly fishing.

 

I have Orbx's PNW and PFJ and SAK.  I think they are marvelous.  PFJ covers most of what FSAddon's Misty Fjords did.  You need FSAddon's Tongass Fjords for FSX to fill the gap between PFJ and Orbyx's Southern Alaska.  It fits perfectly.  I also have FSAddon's Vancouver for FSX which fits in perfectly.  Both Tongass Fjords and Vancouver add a lot of ai float plane traffic to the area.

 

As if that wasn't enough Misty Moorings has a load of freeware sceneries for the area tailored to Orbx sceneries and includes more ai float plane traffic and even a lot of shipping traffic and ai boats.

 

So if you are into bush flying British Columbia and Southern Alaska there is a cornucopia of scenery and traffic for the area.

 

Noel

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mmkay...I've been slow to join bush flying.  Maybe Misty Moorings would be a good place to start finding destinations.

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How is the Pacific Fjords scenery?  Honestly, I've always been on the sidelines on it.  I just think about the beauty of that area and look at the photos of the scenery and it looks kind of blah.

 

Gregg

Hi Gregg

 

Any ORBX scenery is fantastic, I own all the NA scenery they have to offer, PFJ is a real beauty and together with RTMM it gets even better, very highly recomended!

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I am a recent convert. I just did CYXS-CAV4-CBZ9-CYPZ-CAM5-CYYD-CBQ8-CYXT-CYPR in the A2A C182. I am still stunned that I could follow the vfr charts and identify roads, rivers and lakes. The whole flight was done without using moving map or gps. All done vfr only, and it is testament to the scenery, it's accuracy is mind boggling.

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I am a recent convert. I just did CYXS-CAV4-CBZ9-CYPZ-CAM5-CYYD-CBQ8-CYXT-CYPR in the A2A C182. I am still stunned that I could follow the vfr charts and identify roads, rivers and lakes. The whole flight was done without using moving map or gps. All done vfr only, and it is testament to the scenery, it's accuracy is mind boggling.

Wow...how long did that take?

 

Hi Gregg

 

Any ORBX scenery is fantastic, I own all the NA scenery they have to offer, PFJ is a real beauty and together with RTMM it gets even better, very highly recomended!

I have most of them in the US + Squamish...little afraid of VAS for Jefferson and Israel's Farm.

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Wow...how long did that take?

Hi Greg, we flew at least two sectors per night, so it took about 3 or 4 sessions....to be honest, am a bit sad it is over...we had a ball. We followed the VFR and WAC charts from Skyvector, managed to identify just about every road, railroad track, lake or river. That's when we decided to delete the GPS and do it the proper way...VFR only.

 

Great fun.

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I began bush flying with FS9 and FSAddon's Misty Fjords and Tongass Fjords and Holgers magnificent Alaskan freeware scenery.

 

FSX and Orbx (and FSAddon's Tongass Fjords for FSX) makes it even that much better.

 

An interesting rather short flight is to takeoff from Wrangell and fly into Bronson Creek BC.  In a DC-3 or 4 a 270 degree approach is required to get into Bronson Creek.  Quite challenging.

 

I must add the RTMM's Cambria Ice Field Research Stations are made to order for bush flying the Maule on skis.  Several such stations spread out over the glaciers can make a pleasant afternoon of ski plane operations.

 

Noel

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