Flying the Line (Alaska/Horizon Northwest US Edition)

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Flying the Line (Alaska/Horizon Northwest US Edition)

The tour to be conducted in two or more parts.

Starting from Seattle (SEATAC) airport we will fly a series of legs to smaller cities in the Northwest in regional airliner type aircraft.   Think of it as an Alaska/Horizon Airlines Line Check for prospective Q400 pilots.

 Recommended Scenery: Orbx PNW  & Orbx CRM  

The route is as follows (with links to payware scenery addons):

KSEA - Seattle-Tacoma Intl - ***
KEAT - Wenachee - Pangborn Meml - ***
KSFF - Spokane – Felts (Orbx KSFF)
KGPI – Glacier Park International   ***  (Turbulent Designs KGPI)
KBZN – Bozeman- Gallatin ***  (Orbx KBZN)
KWYS – West Yellowstone – Yellowstone (Orbx KWYS)
KJAC – Jackson - Jackson Hole (Orbx KJAC)
KIDA Idaho Falls Regl  (Turbulent Designs KIDA)
KBOI -Boise Air Terminal/Gowen  ***
KPDT – Pendleton - Eastern Oreg Regl 
KYKM - Yakima Air Term/Mcallister  ***
KSEA-Seattle-Tacoma Intl 
*** Alaska/Horizon Route Network Airport

Recommended Aircraft: Majestic Dash 8 Q400
Recommended Paints Link:  Alaska-Horizon Air "College Theme" Bombardier Dash 8-Q400

Participation is not limited to Q400 drivers, As always you are free to fly any aircraft you prefer.  Keep in mind that the Q400 can cruise at 350knts so a faster aircraft will allow you to keep up with group.

Flying the Line Pilots Resource Package Link: HERE


Youtube - Seattle Airport to Wenatchee

Date and time: Saturday April 14, 2018. 18:00 UTC. 

Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel
Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com
Cross-Platform Multiplayer: JoinFS. (FSX, FSX-SE, and P3D).
If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
Recommend that you set your departure clock to 14:00 (2pm) in local time. 

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Jeff, thanks for all the preparation for this.

And beautiful scenic video of the RNAV into RWY 30. :blink:
(You cannot tell from the video, but that was one wild ride through zero visibility clouds.)

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  • Horizon Airlines use the C Gates at Seattle SEATAC.   Recommend that you choose a starting point at one of the small C gates so we will not be spread all over the airport.  I shall be starting at C12.
  • KGPI (Glacier Park International) is also know as KFCA (Kalispell).  If you do not have the Turbulent Design KGPI you may need to use KFCA for those legs.
  • I will be on-line at 13:30 for the q400 preflight process.   

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Currently sitting at KSEA Gate C14 (in the rain), preflight done, just a few last minute items away from being ready to depart.

Jeff, that's a tremendous amount of preparation work you've done for us, thank you so much!

See you all shortly...


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During the week I did a couple of flights with the Q400. I felt I shouldn't wimp out with yet another pathetic display of ineptitude...

So I'm using the Flight1 King Air B200. What a delight! :biggrin:

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Postscript.  I thought I was doing pretty well with the Q400 but it seems that I got caught out.  Picture below of the blowout of the tires on the right main after landing at Pendleton.





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