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The A340 Part 10 - Frankfurt

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Following on from my previous post (here) we find ourselves in Cape Town (old NMG, not nice new shiny FSDG) and about to operate DLH577, a Lufthansa A340-300 to Frankfurt. The flight leaves in the early evening and arrives very early in the morning the next day.

Lufty only have 12 A343's now but CPT is a regular haunt for them.

Parked at the main terminal with all the usual suspects...

Pushing back, Table Mountain covered with clouds this evening...

Turning onto the runway, Table Mountain still in the background.

Looking back at the airport after departure

Climbing out with, well, Table Mountain in the background... again.

Finally! A shot that doesn't have Table Mountain in the background... but it's still in the comment, sorry.

Approaching Namibia as the sun sets.

Local traffic returning to FACT from Windhoek, an Airlink Embraer

As we go further north, the local traffic get's more Angolan.

TAP288, another A343 (they're like busses, aren't they?) from Luanda to Lisbon.

Trans Air Congo parked up... somewhere in the Congo (I believe they drink Um Bongo there). Only included because I remember looking for and installing that aircraft and wondering if I'd ever actually see it in the sim and if it was worth my time and effort. I'll go with "yes".  

Noticed an Iberia A319 parked up somewhere mid Africa, seemed out of place (and a long way for a 319), not sure if it was correct or a typo in the flightplans.

Descending over Germany

On the STAR

Wham! OOM Doh! Have since pulled my LOD radius back to the max (was increased manually in the fsx.cfg previously) and I haven't had any OOMs for a long time now...

Here we are after landing (thanks for the autosave FSUIPC but the aircraft never really recovered and I ended up essentially flying a visual approach) and taxiing to the stand.

Parked up after a long night.

Well, if an OOM isn't a realism killer I don't know what is, well actually I do, because it happened on my next flight. Everything was going really well until about the last 20 minutes, no OOM but so many quirks it really killed the whole ambiance of the flight. More details here



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Great shots of the A340...Have traveled in both A340-300/600 many times via Frankfurt...brings back memories...thanks for posting!

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