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bernd1151

Anchorage to Cold Bay, Aleutian Islands

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Ortho4XP, DC 8-61 from Michael Wilson (payware)

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As soon as these guys are gone, we can leave

 

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A closer look at the (noisy and smoky) Pratt & Whitney JT3D turbofan engine

 

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I just hope, you are not going to hit us, Mr. “Austin Meyer always has gas”

 

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Did I mention that we smoke?

 

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Passing Homer

 

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And over Kodiak

 

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Getting closer to Cold Bay with the Cold Bay Volcano in the distance

 

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Welcome to Cold Bay. Built in WWII, it was used with its 10,200 ft long runway for many years as emergency airport. Today it is mostly used for freight runs

 

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Cold Bay has a population of around 110, which means we still have spare capacity in our DC 8 😊

Thanks for viewing

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8 hours ago, bernd1151 said:

Did I mention that we smoke?

That's what a classic plane is supposed to do. And this scenery is in need of a classic plane.

 

 

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Beautiful set of screenshots! :cool: "Smoke 'em if you've got 'em" ?? :biggrin:

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Beautiful plane all-over - in fitting scenery!

Especially, the engines look so marvelous with their metallic glow!

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Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, HaraldG said:

And this scenery is in need of a classic plane.

What scenery?  I have looked for a good Aleutian Islands scenery since FS2000 or before.  I was once in the mod 80's on a United Airlines 747 that made an emergency landing at Adak.  What an incredible experience. Military base.  We were not allowed to deplane. we could look to the south and see north facing snow and ice encrusted mountains, and look to the north and see green tundra south facing mountains.  Was like something out of the Twilight Zone, if you recall that TV show.  I have not since found representative or photo real scenery for the Aleutians. Point me in that direction if there is one.

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Nice shots !     Thanks for sharing......

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Many thanks for your kind comments, gents

6 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

What a pencil hehe! 

Hahaha, you are right, Ryan

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Nice set of scenery, I saw the Aleutians once, on my way to Narita back in '92 as they peaked out from under the clouds and rain I was flying thru in October of that year....  I did not see them on the return leg however as we were further south to take advantage of the Jet Stream....  I was supposed to fly into Anchorage on my next scheduled business systems install in 2000 but I left my company for another company right before the scheduled trip.  I had to give ample notice so my former colleague could take my place as lead on that trip.  He said it was a difficult and challenging trip with a problematic and resistant client, but he enjoyed the Alaska scenery on the drive down from Anchorage to the clients site.  My parents took a wonderful Alaska cruise from Alaska all the way down to British Columbia, their last cruise ever.

John

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