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HaraldG

Arabia and Northern Africa tour

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Hi,

 

just a few shots from my recent flights with the Tu-134 in Arabia and Northern Africa. I posted already shots from Bagdad here and Dubai here, now here come just some more from my other destinations.

 

I started from Bagdad...

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... passed Kuwait...

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... made stopovers in Dubai...

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... and Khartoum (extremely different to Dubai)...

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... crossed the Nubian Desert towards Cairo.

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Then the last "real" leg lead towards Yerevan.

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Soon after take-off I was shocked: What a mess! This shot shows a rather unfortunate mix of sceneries, but beside the remarkable difference between FS9Evo textures and Armi's phototerrain of Cairo it is interesting insofar as it shows - in addition to the two texture types - the probably last one of Toni Agramonts sceneries (or better: remains of it) that I still have installed. Not to forget - more than 10 years ago Toni's sceneries filled quite some gaps of the virtual world.

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Suez channel

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Galilea (Gennesareth) Lake

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Overflying Damascus. This is quite hard - what a tragedy that goes on 33,000 ft below! And the more one wonders that some guys from Syria found encouragement to build this fine Damascus Airport scenery...

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And then - well known terrain: Yerevan and Tbilisi.

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Still I didn't have heart to erase Armavia from my AI traffic - even the returned Superjet, here parked behind the checkerhut, has not been removed yet.

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And what should I say - it was a pleasant tour, even although my favourite parking stand at UGTB (the one with the red carpet) is already occupied.

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For the Tupolev it is now time for some resting at her home airport; and for myself it is time for some GA flying. I hope you enjoyed the journey.

 

Best regards,

Harald

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Very exciting locations...north Africa is like no other place on earth...many cinder cones lava flows, metamorphic rock and massive Ergs,

 

HLJAMES

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Tsk... those upstart little Boeings, eh?  :smile:

Enjoyed the tour of these sceneries Harald - isn't it extraordinary how garish are the liveries on so many Mi-8?  

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Super duper set again Harald!  :Applause:  Love the Khartoum Ai ....esp the Mil-8 livery.

 

​Your An-12 shot reminding me to add lots of black smoke to the port side of the paint I'm making right now.  :BigGrin: 

 

 

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Awesome! You overflew my home which is pretty close to the Sea of Gallile in Israel.

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Many thanks, Hans, HLJames, WingZ, Ed, Mark and Bar for commenting!

 

Yes, northern Africa: one should have comprehensive phototerrain at least for the mountain massives being isolated inside the Sahara, but unfortunately I don't know one for FS9.

 

Regarding the Mi-8: There are so many of them, that surely one or another has painted by some childs. In this case, the Sudanese AI traffic is rather a product of my fantasy than of real flightplans (there are only vague information). But the Mi-8 schedule indeed came with the SBAI package as UTAir livery and flightplan. And the Su-25 was part of one of the very good military AI plane packages by Michael Pearson (from the file library). It has a simple flightplan for one or two visits a week at HSSS, coming over from Wadi Seidna AB (fictional Afcad also in the library).

 

Bar, I hope the Russian engines weren't too loud when passing your home :smile: . Strange enough, I downloaded a very nice Israeli scenery pack at the Russian Avsim. It contains this good landclass that gives, in my opinion, a very good impression of the landscape. I wish I could visit this area in RW once.

 

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add lots of black smoke to the port side of the paint I'm making right now

Good luck for the repaint, Ed! Yes, the smoke is absolutely necessary:

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the clouds

 

In the totale view, they looked this way.

 

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What an amazing flight, Harald!!! Thanks a lot for taking us along

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Thanks Bernd.

It was indeed amazing to fly there - but somehow there's always a strange feeling due to the real world events occuring in these areas...

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Many thanks, Hans, HLJames, WingZ, Ed, Mark and Bar for commenting!

 

Yes, northern Africa: one should have comprehensive phototerrain at least for the mountain massives being isolated inside the Sahara, but unfortunately I don't know one for FS9.

 

Regarding the Mi-8: There are so many of them, that surely one or another has painted by some childs. In this case, the Sudanese AI traffic is rather a product of my fantasy than of real flightplans (there are only vague information). But the Mi-8 schedule indeed came with the SBAI package as UTAir livery and flightplan. And the Su-25 was part of one of the very good military AI plane packages by Michael Pearson (from the file library). It has a simple flightplan for one or two visits a week at HSSS, coming over from Wadi Seidna AB (fictional Afcad also in the library).

 

Bar, I hope the Russian engines weren't too loud when passing your home :smile: . Strange enough, I downloaded a very nice Israeli scenery pack at the Russian Avsim. It contains this good landclass that gives, in my opinion, a very good impression of the landscape. I wish I could visit this area in RW once.

 

P.S.:

 

 

Good luck for the repaint, Ed! Yes, the smoke is absolutely necessary:

 

 

 

Well, you can visit here in the RW , you just need to buy a ticket to Tel Aviv  :smile:

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you just need to buy a ticket to Tel Aviv

 

Not that I didn't know that :smile: , it's rather real world obligations that do not let me think of journeying in 2016 and perhaps also 2017.

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