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kejohansen

Around the world VOR to VOR in my Carenado Cessna 206 HD

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I have decided to go around the world VOR to VOR in my Cessna 206 without use of satellite navigation. I use X-Plane. I will do some legs on VATSIM and other offline depending on whether or not within controlled airspace. I use my UK FLY ID, so if you are on Vatsim I'll be Skyways 1435.

 

I use Plan G for flight planning and as map when flying.

 

First leg:

 

My first leg was on VATSIM. I made it during the evening but had the simulator time on day to be able to have daylight and enjoy sceneries, which are outstanding in X-Plane. I believe so at least.

 

I started this tour on EGLC (London City Airport) flying over NDB's LCY, RCH, NF, DD, NIK and BC to EBBT in Belgium. I had to wait almost 25 minutes for clearance at EGLC due to quite a lot of traffic in the London area, but got my clearance at 1.30 pm. My instructions was to fly south after reaching 1000 ft and fly under 2000 ft. I connected to my flight plan route again 2.05 pm at NDB NF at the coast starting my trip over the channel. It was quite foggy so i really did'nt see the Belgian coast until I was upon it and arrived to NDB DD at Oostende. The clock was now 2.25. I experienced really cloudy weather Just before NDB BC, which I had chosen to be my connect point to the airfield EBBT. No view at all even after descending to 500 ft, so I kept descending towards the airport. I got visual contact with it after passing below 300 ft and was able to do a safe landing.

 

I have to admit that I had some help from my GPS. I had loaded the flight plan and could follow the magenta line. Bu I will try not to use GPS from now on.

 

Next leg will be to ESTA in the south Sweden and after that going to ESSB and the Swedish east coast.  

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Oldish post but how goes your around world via 'old school' nav?  Neat idea - reason to go in one direction vs the other or flying same routes/area.  I started an around north america via whatever nav seemed like a good idea at the time but did not get very far so just wondering if your mission is still in progress or complete?

 

James

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