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bernd1151

Wadi Rum, Jordania

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Freeware Wadi Rum photo scenery (available here at avsim)

FTX Global Ultimate

 

With the recent death of Omar Sharif I was reminded that there was a great movie that I hadn’t watched in ages: “Lawrence of Arabia”. So I watched it again and enjoyed it, the actors, the scenery and the fantastic music by Maurice Jarre.

 

Here is a flight in a somewhat period airplane along a similar route that the soldiers under Lawrence have taken on their way to Aqaba across parts of the desert of the Wadi Rum. It was a wonderful flight in a Heinkel He-51. It’s a freeware plane that I have enhanced a bit and ported over to P3D 2.5 from FS9

 

We start from an unmarked sand strip in the east of the Wadi and will fly west until we’ll reach Aqaba shortly before the night falls

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And sometimes, when one is lucky, one can experience the desert to glow

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We have reached Aqaba

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Great shots! Lawence of Arabia is my favorite movie, and its good to know that there's scenery that recreates its beautiful setting. 

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Thanks a lot gents for your kind comments, very much appreciated

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Having been there, I would say they have captured it well, especially the subtleties of the colours. 

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