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(P3D 3.4) Karachi to Bombay

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P3D 3.4

ORBX Global, Vector

Freeware DH80 Puss Moth

 

The year is 1932, Karachi is still part of India and Mumbay carried still its former name Bombay. To be more precise it is early morning on Oct. 15th 1932 and a young Indian pilot tries to establish together with a British friend, who was a former RAF pilot, India’s first airmail service. It was first called Tata Air Service.

 The Indian pilot was JRD Tata, who used a DH80 Puss Moth to fly 25 kg of mail via Ahmedabad to Bombay. His British colleague Neville Vintcent was then to fly the Moss to Madras. Today we will concentrate on the first leg of this flight to Bombay.

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Bags are loaded and the flight has commenced

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Distance from Karachi to Ahmedabad is 320 nm. At first the region looks green and fertile

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But this will change soon

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Large stretches of desert make you pray not to develop engine trouble here. But shortly before Ahmedabad the area looks more pleasant again

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In Ahmedabad it’s time to stretch the legs and refuel the plane

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The last leg to Bombay will be slightly shorter with some 250 nm

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Bombay is massive, also already in 1932

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Can someone please remove that building and the trees

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Landing at Juru airfield, which was in 1932 only a mud flat

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Tata Air Services was later renamed into Tata Airlines. It went public in 1946 and became Air India with JRD Tata as its chairman

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Wonderful story.....great looking screenshots....the airplane has very nice detail!

HLJAMES

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5 hours ago, HLJames said:

Wonderful story.....great looking screenshots....the airplane has very nice detail!

HLJAMES

 

1 hour ago, HaraldG said:

Classic!

HL and Harald, thank you very much for your kind comments. Its appreciated

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