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HaraldG

From the Pamir to the Caucasus

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Hi,

 

some impressions from a flight into the Pamir with a venerable An-2 as well as from the flight Dushanbe-Baku in the Tu-134.

 

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In the Vakhsh valley

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The first really high mountains

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Pik Ismoil Somoni (former Pik Kommunism) ahead!

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Over the glacier

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Heading to Altynmazar, a former meteorological station

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Part II: To Baku!

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Once again the Pamir: Pik Ismoil Somoni (right), Pik Korshenevskoi (left), both over 7,000 m high

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Farewell to Central Asian mountains

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Karakum Desert

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First view to Azerbaijan after crossing the Caspian Sea

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Finally Baku

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This is DDs Baku scenery "without" static planes:

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Interesting neighbourhood:

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I hope you like these shots... Have fun.

 

Regards,

Harald

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"I hope you like these shots... Have fun."

 

And who wouldn't Harald. I wonder whether the superb payware Sibwings An-2 will work in FS9. Probably not  

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I do love your FS stories Harald. Super shots, AI and cute AN-2.   :Applause:

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Nice pictures of one of my old favorites in FS9, the SCS 134. I will give the FSX version in P3D a try.

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Wow just look at those textures!

 

And your Baku is far, far busier than mine, Harald.

I can see I will have to invest a little more precious AI time around there...

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And your Baku is far, far busier than mine, Harald.
I can see I will have to invest a little more precious AI time around there..

 

Ditto. :Cuppa:

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Many thanks Bernd, Ed, ArchStanton and WingZ for your comments.

 

 

 


cute AN-2.

 

 

 


I wonder whether the superb payware Sibwings An-2 will work in FS9. Probably not

 

I also think so. But no problem: I'm very satisfied with the freeware model by Anton Nikolaev (Xomer). Others do like Vladimir Shigulskiys model, but although it's visually better, I didn't get familiar with it.

 

 

 


I will give the FSX version in P3D a try.

 

I'm very interested if you succeed. Should I ever change over to P3D (very unlikely though), a good and working Tu-134 would be an important precondition.

 

 

 


your Baku is far, far busier than mine

 

In the case of Baku, inserting AI traffic of only AZAL and Silk Way had a massive effect. The Kazakh Tu-134, some An-12 and the MChS Be-200 are only the "dot on the i".

As you know, I'm very interested in this part of the world, also AI traffic-wise. AI traffic of my sim is much less dense in other parts of the world. I have probably more Georgian, Azerbaijani and Armenian airlines as AI traffic than US American airlines (including those which are defunct in real world...).

 

P.S. Regarding textures: FS9Evo.

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Love the an-2...great looking scenery and busy sky!

 

HLJAMES

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Thanks HLJames for your comment. Who doesn't love this plane...

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Great screenshots....again!

 

The AN-2 is a large, interesting biplane, but I much prefer the Tu-134. My opinion is purely based on looks alone. I haven't flown either of the two planes, in sim or for real (I WISH!)

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Thanks Mark!

The Tu-134 is very rare now. I can't say where she is still flying in civil operation. The An-2 is flown at fly-ins or airport annyversaries quite often. Here's an impression from inside as passenger in EDAC Altenburg - in fact a former Soviet Army airfield (sorry for the fuzzy picture, what counts is the sound):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1ns0dmq25z65wy/DSCN7918.MOV?dl=0

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Thanks for sharing Harald! I see, or rather, hear what you mean about the AN-2 :). Lovely P-51 at the end of that video clip too.

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