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Hi,

 

I am usually flying in Europe, but since ORBX released OpenLC NA, I would love to do some flights in US.

 

I am looking for ideas for short flights, with length range around 100-200nm in some interesting, scenic areas.

 

Maybe you had already discovered some great places, and you could share?

I would love to hear your suggestions.

 

Thanks,

Lukasz

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Hi Lukasz!

 

Start in Portland at the west coast and go north along the shore or "dive" into the Fjords.

 

Scott

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I've flown the length of Route 66 (The Mother Highway).

San Diego to the Olympics along the Pacific.

New Orleans to Key West via Orlando/Cocoa Beach/Miami/Fort Meyers/Tampa

San Diego/Tuscon/ShoLow AZ/Socorro NM/Albuquerque

 

Fly the Interstate Highways

 

Lots of great places to explore on those flightplans

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Hi,

 

I am usually flying in Europe, but since ORBX released OpenLC NA, I would love to do some flights in US.

 

I am looking for ideas for short flights, with length range around 100-200nm in some interesting, scenic areas.

 

Maybe you had already discovered some great places, and you could share?

I would love to hear your suggestions.

 

Thanks,

Lukasz

Hi,

 

The OLC NA offers interest especially outside the FTX regions because the regions had already OLC. The only thing that has been added to the regions are the lights.

 

If you have access to ORBX forums, Holger explains that : http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/118627-na-lc-within-ftx-regions/  Post #4.

 

So, now I prefer to explore the rest of NA outside FTX regions. Here's what I do. Rather than create a flight plan, I choose in Google Earth two airports not too distant from each other and I try to follow the (car)roads that I spotted on G_earth in visual flight, very challenging. To have the roads correctly placed it's necessary to have Global Vectors.

 

I thus discover new landscape with forests cities placed correctly with the new OLC.

 

At this time I explore Colorado, it's just great.

 

Hope this help.

 

Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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I am looking for ideas for short flights

 

The ORBX official forum has a subforum where people post flight plans for just such flights.

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While this is kind of an ad for my VA you might give us a look (see my sign below).  Each month we offer a planned "event" flight(s) for members and a listing of "Destinations" suitable for your use.  We specialize in GA type aircraft.  Hope to see you soon  :smile:

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I once grabbed a Bonanza and toured the (old) Erie Canal down to the Hudson. Did some research on Wikipedia first and used Plan-G to plan and track my flight. I was pleasantly surprised that I was - thanks to UTX - really able to follow the entire canal in FSX.

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thanks to UTX - really able to follow the entire canal in FSX.

I guess you wanted to speak about "FTX" ? ;-)

 

Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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Van Nuys Airport to Palm Springs or Big Bear is always a good one. 

 

Flying in and out of Big Bear is a great challenge due to the high altitude. 

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Orbx addon airport L70 is a nice airport to fly, if you have Orbx PSP and 29Palms KTNP you can fly around the high desert very challenging and fun. Then hop from PSP east to PHX, Flightbeam has a great addon for that airport.

 

How good a job did Orbx SCA do with L35 Big Bear? I am a bit spoiled by all the addon scenery the default airports that do not blend into the terrain and have only a basic default building with static aircraft is no fun! I hope Orbx does Mammoth and Big Bear airports for addon scenery.

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THey are doing Big Bear.... well "Turbulent Designs" is doing it...  I think that's the Russ White team, I'm not exactly sure.

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THey are doing Big Bear.... well "Turbulent Designs" is doing it...  I think that's the Russ White team, I'm not exactly sure.

Great. And is that the same design group doing Mammoth?

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I guess you wanted to speak about "FTX" ? ;-)

No, why would I?

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No, why would I?

Because the first post refers to the last product from Orbx>>>Olc, Ftx and so .... Utx is a slightly equivalent, but from a different developer: Flight1

 

Anyway it does not matter. I just thought you had made a lapsus... ;-)

 

Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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While this is kind of an ad for my VA you might give us a look (see my sign below).  Each month we offer a planned "event" flight(s) for members and a listing of "Destinations" suitable for your use.  We specialize in GA type aircraft.  Hope to see you soon  :smile:

Hi Dan, what a cool idea! As a former Virginian flying out of Shannon [EZF] but down in NC now and only sim-flying, wish there was a 'club' in this area.

 

Lennie

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Because the first post refers to the last product from Orbx>>>Olc, Ftx and so .... Utx is a slightly equivalent, but from a different developer: Flight1

 

Anyway it does not matter. I just thought you had made a lapsus... ;-)

 

If this was a FTX-exclusive thread, I would not have replied. ;)

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