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HaraldG

Novosibirsk to Almaty

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Hi,

 

shots from a flight Novosibirsk - Almaty, with some impressions from Almaty International Airport.

As you may remark, I have choosen a new paint for my plane, as the ex-Rusair stripes were fancy, but the old Aeroflot blue stripe - that is adopted by the new paint - looks still very classic and attractive.

 

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Curving north of the Trans-Ili-Ala-Too, a northern Tian-Shan range.

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As almost always, there are suddenly clouds and dusk (or smog?) around the plane...

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Have fun.

 

Regards, Harald

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Good fun! I'll have to post a Pirep report for a flight, too! It's much more fun than just doing random screens from a flight. I only did it once when flying for Buffalo VA.

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I'm looking forward to your report, Sascha. Most fun is imho the after-flight-walk across the apron. Especially if your AI traffic is quite complete.

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Stupendous Harald! Your AI is very nice!. Thank you for sharing and giving me my FS fix.  :Applause:

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Thanks Ed and HLJames!

AI fits airports...

I have to admit that my AI traffic wasn't renewed for some years now. But this proves to be rather positive: there are still many smaller airlines that ceased to exist since, because either they went bankrupt or - particularly in Russia - got absorbed by Aeroflot. In my sim, these small and colourful airlines are still there.

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I use the freware MyTraffic (2006?).  I dumped WOAI because of FPS issues, the models are to nice for my old steam-driven PC. I had the freeware SKAI around for a long time after WOAI which was somewhat better but still an FPS hog, and coverage was not perfect.

 

MyTraffic is pretty good in tht regard if you don't mind inaccuracy regarding liveries and schedules as it's quite dated.

 

Of course the models mostly look terrible from up close ...

 

What would you guys recommend for  AI payware-wise?

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I can't recommend any AI payware. I used MyTraffic myself, but the models looked really awful, and so I began to replace them with AIA/DJC and later FAIB models. Then I also replaced the flightplans, needing more models... So my AI is is a kind of manufacture work that has grown over the years. I think no payware AI package can provide AI in equal amount and complexity. I'm glad I did this work three or four years ago, as nowadays I never would have the time for it.

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Talking AI... this can be either a wonderfully rewarding experience to assemble, or a real PITA (depending on your time commitment, as you mention)

In another thread you mentioned USHH Khanty-Mansiyskn which I installed and found very good indeed.

So far I have cobbled together some Boeings for UTAir but that's all.

Any pointers on further fleshing out the AI flock? 

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There isn't so much traffic at USHH. UTAir and Yamal seem to be the two bigger airlines there (I rarely see something other than UTAir). Due to my slightly outdated AI traffic, more Tu-134 than 737.

Flightplans and liveries are mostly from UTT's site in my case.

What is, however, really important for AI traffic in Northern Russia: The Mi-8. I also recommend UTT's model, two versions, with all liveries/flightplans/heliports. This will bring these northern airports really to life.

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You are right, I must get the Mi-8 package at some point!***

Thanks for the reminder. 

Meantime I have found a nice Sukhoi Superjet update for Yamal. 

 

***EDIT: So the free demo download for this flies around... USHH.

In theory I could repaint the model in Krasavia colours, and have a fully freeware airport!

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The UTT Mi-8 (T-Model) was one of my buys with the best price/value ratio. Not speaking of the MT model, which I also own, but it is applied much fewer. I have some threehundreds of repaints for the T-model, flying as nearly thousand AI helicopters in the CIS countries and Georgia.

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...that was my next question as I had no idea of which one would be the better investment.

Thanks for the insight Harald, and my apologies for sidetracking your very fine pictorial thread!

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Great screenies, as always, Harald. In the second shot I recognize a Let 410. Lovely plane, I have flown it it many times

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Thanks Bernd! It's admirable what aircraft you have flown. Il-96, L-410. I'm almost a little jealous.

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I have flown in a B707, DC-10 and my favourite aircraft L-1011.  :Tounge:

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I have flown in an An-2...

 

 

Did ya feel the speed?  :Tounge:  .....ooo I could listen to her engine all day! :wub:

 

I have also flown a Tiger Moth ....that's a biplane too.  :BigGrin:  

 

I would like to experience a flight in all the old Ruskie aircraft. :Nerd:

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