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Thanks to a recent (PC-21) post, I was reminded (again) to pick up (a few planes), including this Texan T-6B/T-6C, from IRIS (their on-going and extremely generous) $0 offers. And, I'd also, owned, for sometime, the MSE IDAHO, but had never got to install it, so, I did install this photo-scenery, today, to pair with my Texan.

Idaho is a northwestern U.S. state, known for its beautiful mountainous landscapes. It's located, bordered by Washington and Oregon to its West, and Montana and Wyoming to its East. From Rivers to Canyons, Idaho is a rugged state of great beauty. My only exposure to the state was a visit to its capital city of Boise, but, not much more. So, here I/we go, on a flight from Boise (KBOI), in the South, to the city of Coeur d'Alene, ~375 miles in the North. Coeur d'Alene is named after the People, who lived along the rivers and lakes of the region. They were first encountered by French fur traders in the late 18th and early 19th century, who gave them this name.

It's worthy of note, IDAHO, played a significant role in the extraordinary (1804-1806) expedition of Lewis and Clark in their westward discovery - all the way to the Pacific Ocean. [Side Note: If you are from another part of the world, have never heard (or not familiar with it), you may wish to explore it a bit (or, as I'd done, maybe, read an "abridged" and "annotated" version of it, which could be also, btw, quite a long account...!) or just view a short 40 min DVD of it...🙂...(it was a decent one, I recall) from National Geographic.......]

Anyway, the famous Bitterroot mountain branches of Rockies, in IDAHO, that Lewis and Clark had to cross (some of the worst and most dangerous terrains of their entire route), are located to the State's north-eastern edge...so this flight will track eastward from Boise (look for the right-bank of the Texan, after gears-up...), and fly over much of this mountain range, to Lake Coeur d'Alene (one "Top-Down" shot of the Lake, included below). Finally, we land on KCOE's north-easterly runway (FSX provides ILS guidance, but, my touch-down (especially the last ~200 feet or so), was less than perfect)...it was going well, not sure what happened...oh well...(need more practice with this plane, I guess)...

The "Flight Assist" window (see pop-up insert in a couple of shots) provides minimal autopilot functions for the aircraft.  IRIS says, "Whilst we understand that the actual aircraft doesn’t feature an autopilot, we found a number of our customers (did they read my mind??) requesting it for their longer flights. The autopilot functions when turned on, will attempt to hold the current settings, such as aircraft altitude, heading etc.". So, (yours truly) pilot surely has made good use of it on this VFR flight...to reduce my (purely imaginary) cockpit workload...🙂...

Hope you enjoy the images, below, from this tour (along with pictures of this "peppy" little plane). Thanks for viewing. Good rest of the week!

[IRIS (Texan T-6), MSE (IDAHO), REX]





















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The Texan and MSE Idaho look great in your shots!

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I had uninstalled the Texan because I didn´t feel its handling as comfortable as the PC-21. Now your pictures made reinstall the plane.

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Luis Hernández 20px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png20px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png

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That Texan II is a great plane. I can't believe they gave it away for free. 

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Pugilist: Thanks!! Yes, the duo (the Texan and the scenery) seem to complement each other, here...!

Luis: Appreciated the comments....I've always had a fondness for the Texans (both T-6 and this T-6 II)...so, this freeware appealed to me. Hope you do get some use (and fun) out of it....(after re-install)...🙂...!!

Rightseat: Agree...looks like, it's, indeed, a great plane (and a competent military trainer), in RW..!! Here, this SIM, flies well...and, if/as needed, once the HDG/ALT buttons are enabled, the respective parameter values can then be controlled via its UFCP SYS page (or by adding a simple Autopilot panel)...for easy flying...

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