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HighBypass

RAF Coningsby.... because I can!

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Sometimes the beauty of flight sims is in flights of fantasy or fancy, resurrecting Certificates of Airworthiness for aircraft which no longer have them, or indeed using aircraft which never existed (not in this particular case!).

 

A dawn takeoff from Coningsby to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus in my current aircraft flavour-of-the-month, the Handley Page Victor. Thanks Virtaiva (Alphasim freeware). EDIT - must learn to find my way around without Progressive Taxi! :) 

 

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Thanks guys. I do prefer the Victor to the Vulcan (HERESY, some might say!). The Victor just LOOKS more beautiful & menacing at the same time IMHO.

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...and we're at Akrotiri..safe and sound. However, I did underestimate the fuel burn & had to "refuel" :(  Shouldn't have left her at more than 0.9 Mach for so long  :dance:  Victors had a range of about 4K miles, so Akrotiri should have been no problem.

 

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