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HaraldG

Chasing the Aurora Borealis

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Some impressions from a journey Iceland - Alaska in four legs. I hope that I will see the Aurora even better at my next flights round the polar circle. At least there was always still a little daylight.

 

Taxiing at Keflavik

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I never expected to see a DC-6 at Kangerlussuaq Airport/Greenland

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And there it is: Aurora Borealis

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Due to strong headwinds a had to refuel in the middle of nowhere: Gjöa Haven (scenery by Roger Wensley, who filled a lot of gaps scenery-wise in this part of the world)

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Nice terminal

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In the air again

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Fairbanks

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What's behind the fence?...

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...a train simulator...

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... and again those beauties.

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The last leg: towards Anchorage

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Finally Anchorage

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And I get a parking spot between the tough guys again.

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I hope you liked these.

 

Regards,

Harald

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Very nice Harald!  :Applause: ......only thing missing is the sound of your lovely Tu-134 and the DC-6's. :BigGrin:

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Love the images of the Aurora Borealis and very nice airport scenes!

 

HLJAMES

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What a great journey, Harald. But your Aurora Borealis needs to look better, I'm afraid. I did a flight from Narvik the other day, I'll post some screenies shortly

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Lovely shots! What scenery do you use for Kangerlussuaq? I don't have any scenery for Greenland and that one looks pretty good.

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Many thanks Ed, Pugilist2, HLJames, Bernd, Joseph and Nebojsa for your kind comments.

 

 

 


only thing missing is the sound of your lovely Tu-134 and the DC-6's

 

Hm, the Tu-134 sounds great. But the DC-6 does not since FSHotSFX doesn't work anymore under Win7.

 

 

 


But your Aurora Borealis needs to look better, I'm afraid

 

I think it will look better as soon as I come further north, when daylight has faded completely.

 

 

 


What scenery do you use for Kangerlussuaq?

 

It's Toni Agramont's Greenland scenery; the last of his sceneries that I use. It is from 2010 and has the standard of 2005 but I know no better scenery of BGSF.

http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=greenland_271248.zip&CatID=fs2004scen&Go=Search

There are, however, better sceneries for some tiny Greenland villages by Roger Wensley, none of them with a runway long enough for the Tu-134.

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