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Hong Kong to Almaty, part 2

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This is the second leg of my journey from Hong Kong to Almaty (UAAA) in Kazakhstan. The runway in Bhutan is with 6,500 ft somewhat short for a plane such as the Tu-114, so we depart with no pax and just enough fuel to bring us safely to Almaty. Flight time will be around 4 hours.

 

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Here we go, it is 6:15 am, we have 18 degrees Celsius. I know that this is just a simulator, but I am a bit nervous, I have to admit

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Yezzzzzzzzzzz, good girl

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Now we need to carefully navigate through the valleys until we have reached a safer altitude

 

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The best view in the plane can be enjoyed from the navigator’s seat in the plane’s nose

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What a scenery

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The huge Taklimakan Desert is further out to the West, but doesn’t look that impressive in the sim

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We get closer to our destination and approach the Issyk-Kul lake, in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgystan. It is some 180 km (112 mi) long, 60 km (37 mi) wide and with an area of some 6,200 square km ( 2,400 sq m) it is the second largest mountain lake in the world after Lake Titicaca. It lies at an altitude of around 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) and reaches 670 meters (2,200 ft) in depth.

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Long final into Almaty

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Welcome to Almaty, former capital of Kazakhstan. What a journey, I loved doing it

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Thanks for viewing

 

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Outstanding screenshots over northern China...love the daring take off and beautiful approach!

 

HLJAMES

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Thank you very much gents for your comments.

 

Beautiful shots.   Is that FTX Global + Vector?

 

JOHN

Yes, John, that's correct. Plus FS Global Ultimate mesh

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What a beautiful ferry flight (no pax). :cool:

 

You were nervous about the take off, yet it's "only" a simulator. I say good for you!   :hi: 

There's no point flightsimming unless you enjoy it, and enjoy the challenges a mere PC and screen can throw at you.

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You were nervous about the take off, yet it's "only" a simulator. I say good for you!   :hi:

There's no point flightsimming unless you enjoy it, and enjoy the challenges a mere PC and screen can throw at you.

You are absolutely right, Mark

 

 

I'd get your ADI's working before attempting flight.

Yes, I am aware of it. Problem is that this is an FS9 plane and it does not always work the way I would love it to function in P3D. I had ADI's working on part of my first leg and then out of a sudden, booom. Now of course you might reply, why I bother to fly this plane in P3D at all. My answer would that I love this plane and I accept its shortcomings  :wink:  :wink:

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Yes, I am aware of it. Problem is that this is an FS9 plane and it does not always work the way I would love it to function in P3D. I had ADI's working on part of my first leg and then out of a sudden, booom. Now of course you might reply, why I bother to fly this plane in P3D at all. My answer would that I love this plane and I accept its shortcomings

 

Ah ok. I'd write working ADI for you but I do not have P3D.

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Great Pictures again from one of my favourite areas to fly. I particularly like #7.

Very brave to take off from Bhutan with this plane and without proper working instruments!

A situation not typical for this time's Soviet aviation, but later periods: When the Tu-144 made her first official flight, some twenty systems failed...

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