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For JComm LPMN as promised....in Portugal.

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Here you go...took off, and did some landscape shots below the wing. Tell me if you recognize any views. That would be fun.

BTW, is that a castle ruin, on top of that hill mount, near that town?  It sure looks like it to me.

I found it...and it IS a castle, or manor house!  Here is a real-life pic folks of  the mount. Cool that Ortho4XP caught it! :)))))

Just edited with the proper link, as suggested by JComm:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Montemor-o-Novo+castle&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:{referrer:source?}&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAj_GknIfVAhUj34MKHXT9AVsQsAQINg&biw=2293&bih=873&safe=vss

So, this is where you live?  Very nice...very... Amendoeira, Portugal!

One more question...with the topography that I see here, Jcomm...what is the source of power generation, for your home?  Coal, hydro, nuclear? Very rural. :)

On screen shot 6, I have those fruit trees you see blooming in the above Google shots....what type of low height trees are those?  What fruit do they bear?

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Cheers,

Mitch

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Here's more, with a close-up of that famous golf-course nestled within your home turf...... :)  Hope you enjoy...

To open to full size, left-click once on the picture, and then at the middle size, left-click once more on the picture. For the above above sets as well. Then, full detail, full size... :) All my screenshots, no matter where they are snapped, will have this up-size left-click feature  small,middle, and full monitor. 

Cheers,

Mitch

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Thx a LOT Mitch!

Well, I wish the hangar looked that good, and the rw too :-)

The castle is Montemor-o-Novo castle, and Amendoeiras in your photos are from the Southern part of Portugal - Algarve... not the same place :-)

Anyway, here's the true Amendoeira, me the guy with the ( same as always... ) hat...

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The club and airfield info: http://www.centrovoolivre.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=18&cntnt01returnid=64

But the Ortho4xp looks simply Great!

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Thx a LOT Mitch!

Well, I wish the hangar looked that good, and the rw too :-)

The castle is Montemor-o-Novo castle, and Amendoeiras in your photos are from the Southern part of Portugal - Algarve... not the same place :-)

Anyway, here's the true Amendoeira, me the guy with the ( same as always... ) hat...

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AuoxscJa9OyCi2CIMi75I2yxWedN

The club and airfield info: http://www.centrovoolivre.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=18&cntnt01returnid=64

But the Ortho4xp looks simply Great!

 

 

 

So this is the right Castle? :)  Got it...thanks. I saw the round towers in my ortho...and now this makes sense...I see them in real life! Cool!

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Montemor-o-Novo+castle&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:{referrer:source?}&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAj_GknIfVAhUj34MKHXT9AVsQsAQINg&biw=2293&bih=873&safe=vss

I've generated some flight plans between major and minor airports and airfields in Portugal...and look forward over the many next weeks, to be a flight-tourist!   I got the whole country generated, so many thousands of square km's to discover! :)

Cheers,

Mitch

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Yep! That's the one.

But I do not live there - some 80 km away.... All Alentejo Region of Potugal is Beautiful!!! and great for Soaring!

 

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2 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Yep! That's the one.

But I do not live there - some 80 km away.... All Alentejo Region of Potugal is Beautiful!!! and great for Soaring!

 

"Ah...I was going to ask if you played that golf course! :)"

The town looks gorgeous, and I see that those trees are nut-bearing...so that must be a major industry. BTW, as I asked, what fuel source generates your electricity in your part of Portugal? Just curious...

Mitch

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12 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Yep! That's the one.

But I do not live there - some 80 km away.... All Alentejo Region of Potugal is Beautiful!!! and great for Soaring!

 

I'll then have to try that, here. I have never soared within XP.  I guess, the old-dog-new-tricks, thing is gonna happen...over Portugal! :)

Sound's like fun!

BTW, I downloaded LPMN from the Gateway, as the suggested download. I might try then, the other two 2D's and see how they look. :)

You are most welcome, happy to have done this for ya! :)

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27 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Thx a LOT Mitch!

Well, I wish the hangar looked that good, and the rw too :-)

The castle is Montemor-o-Novo castle, and Amendoeiras in your photos are from the Southern part of Portugal - Algarve... not the same place :-)

Anyway, here's the true Amendoeira, me the guy with the ( same as always... ) hat...

P1190923B.jpg

The club and airfield info: http://www.centrovoolivre.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=18&cntnt01returnid=64

But the Ortho4xp looks simply Great!

 

 

 

BTW, I look at you there...and do really realize, we all are common, we are all connected, and any place we lay our hat, is the most beautiful place for the Soul...no matter what continent, that hat rests upon...

Cheers, my friend, and many safe and happy, further soarings!

Mitch

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Really!  LPMN is already at the gateway ?  I did find another airfield I used to fly from recently ( not anymore ) which is LPSO - Ponte de Sôr. It's in the latest version of XP11 ( Steam version ) I had installed.

That's great, and can help for those getting acquainted to LPMN for their first x-country incursions through Alentejo, or North to Central Portugal. A friend has made Bragança - Évora in glider some years ago... !

Again, thx for the excellent photos!  I was about to ask where you did get the airfield from in XP11 - i'll try to find out how to push it from the "gateway".

Unfortunately soaring has been very badly treated here in Portugal. Évora (LPEV) was somehow lost for soring, Covilhã ( LPCV ) closed ( the best play for mountain soaring in Portugal...

We are practically limited to LPMN and LPMU ( Mogadouro ) these days. Fortunately the community is made up of great guys, some of us also simmers :-)

I started in 1980, at St. Cruz ( LPSC )

Please let me know if you ever plan to stop by !

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6 minutes ago, jcomm said:

Really!  LPMN is already at the gateway ?  I did find another airfield I used to fly from recently ( not anymore ) which is LPSO - Ponte de Sôr. It's in the latest version of XP11 ( Steam version ) I had installed.

That's great, and can help for those getting acquainted to LPMN for their first x-country incursions through Alentejo, or North to Central Portugal. A friend has made Bragança - Évora in glider some years ago... !

Again, thx for the excellent photos!  I was about to ask where you did get the airfield from in XP11 - i'll try to find out how to push it from the "gateway".

There are actually, three choices, two are 2D, and the suggested (green checkmark) is 3D, which you see in my grabs.  Not much to it, though...one hangar, a fuel depot, and lots of sunshine, LOL!

 

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1 minute ago, Sesquashtoo said:

There are actually, three choices, two are 2D, and the suggested (green checkmark) is 3D, which you see in my grabs.  Not much to it, though...one hangar, a fuel depot, and lots of sunshine, LOL!

 

That's pretty much what's there, although we have new building, with classrooms :-)

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1 hour ago, jcomm said:

Really!  LPMN is already at the gateway ?  I did find another airfield I used to fly from recently ( not anymore ) which is LPSO - Ponte de Sôr. It's in the latest version of XP11 ( Steam version ) I had installed.

That's great, and can help for those getting acquainted to LPMN for their first x-country incursions through Alentejo, or North to Central Portugal. A friend has made Bragança - Évora in glider some years ago... !

Again, thx for the excellent photos!  I was about to ask where you did get the airfield from in XP11 - i'll try to find out how to push it from the "gateway".

Unfortunately soaring has been very badly treated here in Portugal. Évora (LPEV) was somehow lost for soring, Covilhã ( LPCV ) closed ( the best play for mountain soaring in Portugal...

We are practically limited to LPMN and LPMU ( Mogadouro ) these days. Fortunately the community is made up of great guys, some of us also simmers :-)

I started in 1980, at St. Cruz ( LPSC )

Please let me know if you ever plan to stop by !

Please let me know if you ever plan to stop by !

Will do! :)

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Short flight from LPMN, with wife :-)

Takeoff:

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over Montemor-o-Novo...

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approach...

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3 hours ago, jcomm said:

Short flight from LPMN, with wife :-)

Takeoff:

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over Montemor-o-Novo...

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approach...

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How do you predict that you will catch an updraft?...and...your RW shot looks EXACTLY like my ortho...amazing how accurate a depiction it is. WOW!

Looks like you two are having fun!

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rYes, and that's why I may end up asking you foe those tiles one of these days Ses! Indeed the similarities are notorious.

We use many sources to find out the support we can expect to climb and stay up after release from the tug, but I use mostly the tephigrams / skey-T charts before I go flying. Anyway that flight was simply a local flight, but the climb was easily made up to 1400m, after a release at 500m ( all QFE ).

She doesn't like it that much... it's boring for those not involved in the activity, because it takes the whole day - we get support from the other pilots, and then we must support them too during their flights... and staying a whole day at the airfield for someone who doesn't really like airplanes is as good as when shee looks at me playing flightsimming.... :-)

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4 hours ago, jcomm said:

rYes, and that's why I may end up asking you foe those tiles one of these days Ses! Indeed the similarities are notorious.

We use many sources to find out the support we can expect to climb and stay up after release from the tug, but I use mostly the tephigrams / skey-T charts before I go flying. Anyway that flight was simply a local flight, but the climb was easily made up to 1400m, after a release at 500m ( all QFE ).

She doesn't like it that much... it's boring for those not involved in the activity, because it takes the whole day - we get support from the other pilots, and then we must support them too during their flights... and staying a whole day at the airfield for someone who doesn't really like airplanes is as good as when shee looks at me playing flightsimming.... :-)

You know J....I have never truly shown an interest, or even any knowledge about soaring...but this...this...looks really interesting...and to think, that you can get towed up there...and STAY up there for whatever...amazing , simply amazing.  What is the cost to the soar'er...does one join a club...pay dues...or merely point-of-soar...pay per hour?  Interested....and oh..I guess you also have to have elevation (hills/cliffs) for updraft support?  I know nothing at this time about it...but I think you are peaking my interest. I will Youtube the subject...

Cheers,

Mitch

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Well, I never had a glider of my own, so I always used airclub gliders, or friends gliders, or even the Portuguese Air Force AS-K21s 

It's in the limit of what I can pay for, and a bit expensive these days - €3,5 / min tug, and then between €40 and €50 / hr glider renting...

Soaring is IMO where every pilot should start her / his training - it's inexpensive and so popular in the USA that I can only suggest that you try a flight at a nearby airclub - you will not regret Ses :-)

 

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2 hours ago, jcomm said:

Well, I never had a glider of my own, so I always used airclub gliders, or friends gliders, or even the Portuguese Air Force AS-K21s 

It's in the limit of what I can pay for, and a bit expensive these days - €3,5 / min tug, and then between €40 and €50 / hr glider renting...

Soaring is IMO where every pilot should start her / his training - it's inexpensive and so popular in the USA that I can only suggest that you try a flight at a nearby airclub - you will not regret Ses :-)

 

Seriously, I am going to look into this.  Now...someone would take me up  (two-seater?!?) for a what...1 hour flight, or so?  One very serious question though...can you ALWAYS get back, (with a trained and experienced glider pilot)...to your FBO? Can you always maintain enough altitude for that conclusion, no matter how many miles from your FBO, your flight might take you...or the P.I.C.!

Also, logistics...I am 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and weigh in at 280 pounds....think of a Swede, (Journey to the Center of the Earth)...that actor, (have been compared to him, many occasions).....and that is me...would I fit into a glider cockpit?!?

 

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8 hours ago, Sesquashtoo said:

Seriously, I am going to look into this.  Now...someone would take me up  (two-seater?!?) for a what...1 hour flight, or so?  One very serious question though...can you ALWAYS get back, (with a trained and experienced glider pilot)...to your FBO? Can you always maintain enough altitude for that conclusion, no matter how many miles from your FBO, your flight might take you...or the P.I.C.!

Also, logistics...I am 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and weigh in at 280 pounds....think of a Swede, (Journey to the Center of the Earth)...that actor, (have been compared to him, many occasions).....and that is me...would I fit into a glider cockpit?!?

 

Well, we're the same in height, but I'm just 74 kg :-) ( 163 pound )... I used to weight 216 though... but age made me start to loose weight to avoid other problems ..

Some friends of mine weight more than you - no problem on most two seat gliders, depending on the gut riding you, specially because you'll certainly have the front seat.

Returning is never a problem, unless you're too low because you lost the support to climb you were expecting... But gliders are made to easily land outside.

A glider is, for me, the safest airplane there is :)

Try it Ses - the only thing that can result is a total waste of all of your simming stuff, but I am sure wife will accept it better than she probably does with simming - even if she likes your Ortho4XP work!

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, jcomm said:

Well, we're the same in height, but I'm just 74 kg :-) ( 163 pound )... I used to weight 216 though... but age made me start to loose weight to avoid other problems ..

Some friends of mine weight more than you - no problem on most two seat gliders, depending on the gut riding you, specially because you'll certainly have the front seat.

Returning is never a problem, unless you're too low because you lost the support to climb you were expecting... But gliders are made to easily land outside.

A glider is, for me, the safest airplane there is :)

Try it Ses - the only thing that can result is a total waste of all of your simming stuff, but I am sure wife will accept it better than she probably does with simming - even if she likes your Ortho4XP work!

 

 

 

No gut..so good there, 42 inch waist,..but just a lot of me, in the total landscape, lol. So you think I will fit...ok.

I'll do my due diligence...read up, view up...etc...and see where this goes... :)  One of my reasons for taking to motorcycling as I did at 16, was the feeling of 'flying'...when leaning into the turns...and the air-flow enveloping you. Yep...the two are similar, except that the bike is locked to one plane...the ground, but banking to turn...yep...:)

Thanks for all the suggestions, Jcomm

Ses

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