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ryanbatcund

I Love Night Flying

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Urban night flying in XP11 can not be beat by any other sim.  It's amazing.  Especially look at shot #2 (the shot is small I'll admit to that - the forum doesn't seem to allow me to post larger shots they always downsize and get blurry).  I'm inbound for Santa Monica SMO - like real life the airport is difficult to spot from a distance.  Usually when flying real world you'd look for a small black hole in a sea of lights.  LAX is a bit easier to pick out to the SW.  Anyway I hand flew this flight IFR on Pilot Edge from ONT to SMO.  At 6000 ft (cruise alt) I was in and out of the bottoms and it was pretty tricky to fly IMC.  Anyway here's just a few shots that I like.

26350861619_b0bd1ace7b_o.jpgUntitled-1 by ryan b, on Flickr

38127503851_6ecdcac65c_o.jpgUntitled-2 by ryan b, on Flickr

38127504381_c69d3564f3_o.jpgUntitled-3 by ryan b, on Flickr

It's a lot easier to see now - maybe the lights are too bright at this point, but the realism is pretty darn close!

38127504231_83b8929906_o.jpgUntitled-4 by ryan b, on Flickr

I love flying over roads on final - amazing

38127504001_fd4298e69a_o.jpgUntitled-5 by ryan b, on Flickr

And at parking the flood lights on the ramp spill onto my fuselage

38127503641_61766d2dfe_o.jpgUntitled-6 by ryan b, on Flickr

 

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Could not agree more Ryan, regarding night lights in XP11. They were amazing to start with and with some free-be addons they are even better. 

Nice shots,

Greg 

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yeah. nighttime is fantastic in XP.  I always try to end my flights at dusk in a city.  nice shots.

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