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I blithely stated I would organise a Colombian foray. Not as easy as I thought. Joining the dots led to a world of trouble, exploding engines (jeez that gives you a start!) and desperately trying to glide back to a runway...Any runway!

 

So after a few false starts I reached a compromise which I present to you here.

 

Starting from SKAP, Gomez Nino Apiay we will attempt to get to Bogota over, or rather, meander through, the smaller end of the Andes.

From Bogota survivors will have an easier time of it....for a while! Leaving Tunja will seem OK but with one tricky bit before hopefully landing at Cimitarra. A few short hops to Valesques, Puerto Nare and Puerto Berrio. The last leg is er...Not too bad. The last two of this happy band will be directed to Olaya Herrera (SKMD) a GA airport serving Medellin. I ask that crews behave in an exemplary manner as we don't want to draw the attensión of the Federales.

 

Scenery: FTX Global

Additional scenery: I've packaged up the Colombian airports so you won't have to go hunting round for them. HERE

Flight plan HERE

Aircraft: In the spirit of Colombian Aviation I'm suggesting Manfred Jahn's C-47. It's free and it's HERE

Might I also suggest the mod which gives you three different models. i.e. the removal of the direction finding aerial on military versions. HERE

I haven't done a Skyvector plan, it's too scary.

 

If you DO decide to man up and fly the C-47, a top tip(one I should have used on several occasions) Switch on the INTER PHONE! The co-pilot will help to prevent you blowing up the plane.

 

Date and time: November 5th 2016, 1800 UTC
Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel
Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com
Multiplayer: FSX Multiplayer (IP will be provided on Teamspeak)

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

 

Oh I forgot. HERE

are lots of Colombian registered paints for you to look at. I'm going to be using this one:

 

bafin.jpg

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Looking forward to this one! :p0503:

 

 

 


Flight plan HERE

 

However, that seems to link to a Medellin airport scenery. :wacko:

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Bugger! A slip of the copy 'n' paste. :blush2:  I thought that was going too well.

 

Flight plan HERE

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No federales in Colombia, Ron, trust me :wink: . For approaching to Medellín, I think your best bet in a C-47 would be IFR (meaning I Follow Roads). If you can get to Guarne (a town north of SKRG), then is just following the road that goes west and down to the valley in which Medellín is located.

 

BTW, that GA airport is 3rd place in operations in Colombia, after both Bogotá airports. High traffic and a valley... watch out!

 

Have fun in Colombia!

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I was waiting for a Colombian to come and feel my collar! What happened to the federales then? Or shouldn't I ask? :unsure:

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Since last weeks fiasco, kicked out four times I've tried to find out what was happening.  Still don't know. I have lowered my fsx.cfg texture resolution so maybe that will help with VAS.

 

Anyway, I actually think there will be nobody to interfere with me flying at least part of this plan.

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Hi Ron,

 

 Still no flight plans. What you have uploaded to "host/miscellany/flight plans/olaya_herrera-medellin_colombia_skmd.zip" (and resulting 2nd link) contains the scenery for Medellin, nothing else. 

 

Must tell ya, never flew MJs C-47s yet, just stared at "Ol 728" :good: for hours harkening back to yesteryears without even starting the engines! Guess a "crash" course (or a few) are in store by Saturday. :shok: Looking for local registrations but if cannot find one, 728 will be it.  

 

BAPCE-Header-Medellin.jpg

 

CONGRATS CUBBIES!

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If I can't even upload the right file what do you think the flight will turn out like? Take me out the back yard and shoot me!

 

HERE


Ron,
 
Is "this" the correct plan? If so, a .pln/.plg is here
 
folding_map_1.gif

Close Roman, but no coconut. :smile:


 

 


Looking for local registrations but if cannot find one, 728 will be it.

 

Opening post, "Oh I forgot....."

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Ron,

 

 

Oh I forgot. HERE

are lots of Colombian registered paints for you to look at.

 

 After further review, nostalgia & fondness rules. :P  'Ol 728 is it.. (On vacation from the "Frozen Tundra", delivering "ice" from up north LOL) 

 

tumblr_ofx7f83mDL1tlb56zo1_400.gif

 

Here's a revised SkyVector for your MEAs and other "secret" mission information. 

 

EDIT - RE: 2048 --> 1024 conversions. Will not provide, they look like poop.

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I blithely stated I would organise a Colombian foray. Not as easy as I thought. Joining the dots led to a world of trouble, exploding engines (jeez that gives you a start!) and desperately trying to glide back to a runway...Any runway!

 

So after a few false starts I reached a compromise which I present to you here.

 

Starting from SKAP, Gomez Nino Apiay we will attempt to get to Bogota over, or rather, meander through, the smaller end of the Andes.

From Bogota survivors will have an easier time of it....for a while! Leaving Tunja will seem OK but with one tricky bit before hopefully landing at Cimitarra. A few short hops to Valesques, Puerto Nare and Puerto Berrio. The last leg is er...Not too bad. The last two of this happy band will be directed to Olaya Herrera (SKMD) a GA airport serving Medellin. I ask that crews behave in an exemplary manner as we don't want to draw the attensión of the Federales.

 

Scenery: FTX Global

Additional scenery: I've packaged up the Colombian airports so you won't have to go hunting round for them. HERE

Flight plan HERE

Aircraft: In the spirit of Colombian Aviation I'm suggesting Manfred Jahn's C-47. It's free and it's HERE

Might I also suggest the mod which gives you three different models. i.e. the removal of the direction finding aerial on military versions. HERE

I haven't done a Skyvector plan, it's too scary.

 

If you DO decide to man up and fly the C-47, a top tip(one I should have used on several occasions) Switch on the INTER PHONE! The co-pilot will help to prevent you blowing up the plane.

 

Date and time: November 5th 2016, 1800 UTC

Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel

Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com

Multiplayer: FSX Multiplayer (IP will be provided on Teamspeak)

 

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

 

Oh I forgot. HERE

are lots of Colombian registered paints for you to look at. I'm going to be using this one:

 

bafin.jpg

Lovely shot Ron, whoever made the repaint has a good sense of humour...the BAFIN DC-3 operated in Bolivia many years ago, I do recall seeing it on a visit to SLCB although I dont recall seeing that decal on the tail, but it is funny.

 

The aircraft went missing on a flight to SLLP back in the early 90s

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Why thank you Will. Would you mind sending message regarding my sense of humour to my wife? She doesn't think I'm funny any more. :Big Grin:

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I'm afraid I need some help with the C-47: I get no cockpits in any of the downloaded repaints, just in the original paint. I tried with or without the mod, no change. I change the "mod"-line to a newer mod, no change. Does anybody has an idea what I missed?

Thanks!

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Someone  in the SOH community developed a mod that changed the VC textures from the military green to grey/black and you need that mod to see the VC.  

 

Try changing the texture.cfg in the texture folder from:

 

[fltsim]
fallback.1=..\texture.black
fallback.2=..\texture.EATS_315221
fallback.3=..\..\..\..\Scenery\Global\texture
fallback.4=..\..\..\..\..\..\Scenery\Global\texture
 
to:
 
[fltsim]
fallback.1=..\texture
fallback.2=..\texture.EATS_315221
fallback.3=..\..\..\..\Scenery\Global\texture
fallback.4=..\..\..\..\..\..\Scenery\Global\texture

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Thanks Jeff,

 

that didn't work. But it pointed me to the textureBAK.cfg in the texture folder. Using that gives the VC back.

 

So, thanks, problem solved, ready to go on Saturday!

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With all the farting around with time zones etc I'm a bit confused as to what time DO we start on Saturday.


 

 


Here's a revised SkyVector for your MEAs and other "secret" mission information.

 

My God Roman! It doesn't look possible on Skyvector! Yikes! What have I done?

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Let me suggest that we move the starting time to 1900 UTC.

For this week, a 1900 UTC start means 7pm for England, 8pm for Europe, 3pm EDT, 2pm CDT, 12pm PDT.

Next week, both Europe and North America will be on Standard time. A 1900 UTC start gets us back to our "normal" local starting times.

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After reading this thread, I downloaded that aircraft and was flying from UK to EHAM.. and all of a sudden My engine catches fire..WOW!

 

My left engine Quits on me, I was trying to figure out why that died on me and was trying to restart the left engine and then this happens to my right engine.

 

30144706083_c21805288f_k.jpg

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Probably because you engine cowl flaps were closed and you were at full throttle. Listen to your co-pilot. (flick the INTER-PHONE switch)

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Roman, I've just shared your duck landing clip on DTP. Got quite a few LOLs.

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ecause you engine cowl flaps were closed and you were at full throttle.

 

Where are the cowl flap open switches and inter-phone switch Ron?

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This plane never ceases to amaze! Along with interphone being turned on I turned on Pilot, Co-Pilot & Stewardess on the checklist activator (Shift-7) . Just cruizin along, minding the engines a sound came on that dirtied my shorts! :Party: The stewardess commenting on the previous night's "indiscretions" ? 

Some of these are at - Douglas_C-47_V3.12_Beta\panel\DGSounds\Checklist\AD-#.wav where "#" equals (some of the funny ones) 13,18,19, 20, 22, 23, 27 thru 31, the latter are extremely good! (They can be opened w/windows media player) What a plane!

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