SimeonWilbury

BOAC 'Empire' routes in V4

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Hi all,

As some of you may know, Just Flight will soon be releasing a revamped version of their VC10 for P3D v4, with most of the systems simulated. And I was beginning to think of some old BOAC routes I may try flying when I get my hands on it and learn the aircraft. From a travelogue I stumbled across recently, one such route is London -> Frankfurt -> Beirut -> New Delhi -> Bangkok -> Hong Kong -> Tokyo. This route was flown by a 707 I believe, however, it should be equally appliable to the VC10.

As somebody without hugely deep pockets I am still building up my scenery collection after upgrading to v4 last year, I already own scenery for Heathrow and Hong Kong (Kai Tak), and obvious high-quality airport scenery exists for Frankfurt, New Delhi (from imaginesim, if a bit aged) and Tokyo. For Bangkok a slightly older ThaiCreation scenery for FSX exists (in this case VTBD, I prefer the cramped nature of the old airport and am likely to go for it over VTBS), and as far as I am told ThaiCreation sceneries seem to play relatively well with P3D. That then leaves Beirut, which does not seem to be supported all that well. A freeware (albiet a very high quality) scenery for OLBA exists, it does not cooperate well with P3D as I had to set up a 'fake' FSX installation by naming a file fsx.exe and setting up the registry connections via the Flight1 Registry repair tool before installing the addon becomes possible (it insists on detecting an FSX install before doing anything); however despite also taking a little while to load in, I can confirm the airport seems to work fine in V4. Leborsim, the comany that made the scenery, is also working on a scenery for the wider city, however sadly that will only be available for X-Plane.

Does anybody else have any other good 'empire' routes they would like to share? Direction with regards to scenery would also be appreciated, as many middle-eastern & african airports are sadly but understanably lax in support in the flight sim community.

Many Thanks,

Martin.

Edited by SimeonWilbury
corrected typos, some clarifications

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Here you go:

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/complete.htm#USA

This site has a collection of old airline time schedules. It takes a bit of work to go through them but their are historic routes and schedules for many airlines, including BOAC, covering a vast period of time. I have personally flown on the BOAC Super VC-10 from London to Dhahran back in the day. I think it went on to Delhi from Dhahran.

I don't have any recommendations for scenery though.

Ted 

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29 minutes ago, Ted Striker said:

Here you go:

http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/complete.htm#USA

This site has a collection of old airline time schedules. It takes a bit of work to go through them but their are historic routes and schedules for many airlines, including BOAC, covering a vast period of time. I have personally flown on the BOAC Super VC-10 from London to Dhahran back in the day. I think it went on to Delhi from Dhahran.

I don't have any recommendations for scenery though.

Ted 

Hi Ted

Many thanks, I will be sure to draw a few routes from this when I have the time.

Martin

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