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Bert Pieke

Float Plane adventure in British Columbia

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For our upcoming flight on Oct 8, I suggest the following flight plan.

 

https://skyvector.com/api/loadplan?id=168889.aXp8EpJGBzgfufPRMiNR6aFM58kUKenI&c=301&z=2&lat=48.69833&lon=-123.45035

 

This is a first test to see if this plan can be loaded...

 

If successful, you can try it out.

 

If not, maybe someone can send me instructions..

 

We'll start at CAC8 which is the FSX Sea Plane Base for Nanaimo, BC
and learn to taxi our aircraft by working our way south to the main passenger loading dock for Harbour Air, the biggest float plane airline in the world (I read that somewhere..)

 

https://www.harbourair.com/

 

Then we'll take of towards the south, overfly CYCD Nanaimo International Airport, and head for CMAP Maple Bay Sea Plane Base.

 

Our further route will take us to Ganges on Saltspring Island,  Vancouver Harbour,  Pitt Meadows Sea Plane Base,  YVR South Sea Plane Base, and lastly, Victoria Harbour.

 

These are routes flown by Harbour Air, in Twin Otters, and Beavers.

 

I will be flying a Kodiak Floatplane for this adventure. 

 

If we have time at the end, we can continue to Orcas Island, just so we can say that this was an international flight..  :smile:

 

Suggested scenery is FTX PNW, and FTX Nanaimo freeware.

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Bert,

 

 Both links refer back to this post.. Just FYI
Looking forward to some "Aqua-FLying" - A fav. 
 

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Bert,

 

 Both links refer back to this post.. Just FYI

Looking forward to some "Aqua-FLying" - A fav. 

 

 

Had some trouble with the editor.. try again..

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I notice there are a couple of land bases. Would amphibians be a good choice of airplane? As opposed to float planes, that is. :smile:

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We are only expecting to land on water, but my airplane is actually an amphibian..

 

Hope not to need that capability  :wink:

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If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet! (linked here)


Do you guys fly online together?

 

Roger.

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Visibility out the front is bad and there is no Throttle Reverse, so no way of slowing down, or backing up the airplane..

 

The developer has posted that the Mark 1 modelled had no reverse, so slowing down has to rely on the drag from the water.  The FSX pushback (SHIFT+P) does work on the water though.  Several times already I've had to pull myself off the docks I've crashed into.... :shok:

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For your convenience, Bert's flightplan in FSX and Plan-G formats can be found here.

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Off topic - One of our chapter members sold his Beech 18 / C-45H to a group in Germany during Airventure '16. ( I sat under the wing during the sale ) After 2 months in Janesville getting a final look over & ferry tanks installed, she's ("Lady Lynn") on her way.. Daunting, "Hard Core" etc.. are just  a few of the adjectives that come to mind. Will miss her. 

Today she's on her way to Greenland - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N480P

 

Toronto..

 

toronto.jpg

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Back to the flight plan.. it is solid rain here today (typical West Coast fall weather)..

 

So, suggest setting the server to local time (utc-7) and clear weather.

 

Real weather might get Harbour Air flights cancelled today.. :wink:

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