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With all the recent products being offered for free I told myself to stop procrastinating and go and get Flight Sim Jewel's freeware Hawaii together with George Keogh's airports. I'd put it off until now due to the size and multiple parts involved. In the end it was relatively painless to get the stuff installed so I wish I'd done it sooner!

So, anyway. I decided to VFR around the islands in the good old Cessna 337 Skymaster a la Carenado. I took off from Princeville airport on Kauai with the idea being to fly around the island's shore and then progressing further down the island chain, flying around each island (I missed a couple out!) and landing when I had to. I wasn't going to "use up a whole SD card full of pictures" :dry:, but just wanted to enjoy the scenery and discover it as I went along. However, here's a few pics anyway. Sadly no takeoff pics as I was in awe.

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Passing by Barking Sands airport, Kauai.

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Off to O'ahu.

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Diamond Head below.

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Looking back at Honolulu

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Having gone around O'ahu, the cloud had eased a bit so I cut back across the island to head to Molokai and Lanai.

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Flying over Lanai, looking at Molokai in the distance.

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.. and here we are on approach to Hilo International on the Big Island with about 20% fuel remaining. Perhaps I should have taken more screenshots! :blush: I'd watched a Coast Guard C-130 take off from Kona on my way past (FSX NOTAM, I don't have much traffic enabled), and marvelled at the different terrain compared to little old Great Britain. :cool:

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Touchdown.

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Shutdown.

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I was going to investigate the mountain and Bradshaw Army Airfield, but the haze and the broken clouds conspired against me (risk of solid cumulo-granite).

I didn't complete the flight in one sitting (burn the heretic!!), but I had a relaxing few hours total, glad that the 337 had an autopilot fitted so I could gawk out of the virtual windows.:cool:

I must now go and buy (donate) for Hawaii plus for the seasonal changes and volcano action.

Cheers.

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Mark Robinson

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Nice Hawaii shots...(glad you finally got it all installed)...
I have the 337 and like it a lot....(great to see it flying out here)...

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