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Vintage KLM: EHAM - LSGG

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Recently I've been downloading a bunch of free European photo scenery, and last week I picked up the A2A constellation.   I decided to put the two together and fly a vintage 1948 KLM route from Amsterdam to Geneva -- the first leg of flight 361 here.

Along with the plane and the photo scenery, I'm using:

  • ORBX Vector
  • FSGlobal Ultimate mesh
  • Active Sky 16 with ASCA
  • ENVTEX
  • REX Worldwide Airports HD
  • PTA

Waiting my turn at a busy Schiphol -- vintage KLM behind modern KLM.

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Finally got clearance for 06.  Up and away!

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Vectored back south.  There's the airport again.

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One last look back at Amsterdam...

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Then it's off into the low countries.

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Flying over Liege.  There's EBLG.

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Then out into greener country.

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After a while the clouds came up, blocking some of the view.

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Before long, we have Lausanne abeam and we're headed out over the lake...

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... getting vectored for the ILS 05.

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Let's have a view from the office.

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It's so pretty around here.

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7000 - right at the MSA.

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Crossing the last ridgelines before capturing the ILS.

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There she is!  We're a bit high on the slope, let's chop power and lose some altitude.

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There, that's just about right.

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Almost home!

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Unloading.

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The end.

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And here's the flight path.  

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Flying a route like that -- mixed NDB, DME, and VOR -- with only radio navigation, no GPS, no use of a moving map, and a 40kt crosswind most of the way, and having it come out so precise, always feels damn good.

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I really don't get how you can download it, with that grid.. it takes a lot of clicks etc.

However, very nice shots monsieur!

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Great looking screenshots...very nice scenery....Connie a classic!

HLJAMES

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5 hours ago, Victoroos said:

I really don't get how you can download it, with that grid.. it takes a lot of clicks etc.

Patience.  :)

 

But, seriously, I get what you mean, it was daunting at first.  I found a method that makes it manageable, though.   The download map you get it just a big JPG and an HTML image map.   What I do is download a batch of 15 or so.  I'll install them and wait to see if any fail to expand.  Usually in a batch of 15 grid segments, between 1 and 3 will not download completely, probably due to an error at the Russian file host they're using.

Once I have a full set downloaded, I load the grid JPG in Photoshop, use the marquee tool to select the sectors I downloaded, one row at a time.  Then I fell them with black at 50% opacity.  This "dims" them out on the map, but lets me still see the grid numbers if I need to.

I save that, reload the download page, and start working on the next batch of 15 to 20.  Repeat as needed!

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