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Lufthansa will be retiring these big girls this year :nangis::nangis: (I know, I know.. 777F's taking over and I like the T7, but still...) If I could have a civilian simpit with money next to no object, then it'd be an MD-11 flightdeck. The freighters have only had the new livery for a relatively short space of time...

Just waiting to get the paperwork out of the way then we can push back and get the air packs going! It's quite warm in Dakar, and still summer in Germany..

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Phew!  ..as is usual, she usually has no problem achieving a positive rate of climb, even lugging about 60 tons!

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Going to head up across the north west corner of Africa, then up through Spain and France.

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The sun is setting on these "steely-eyed missile men" :happy:

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Passing by Gibraltar (below the fuselage). (NOTAM - total, absolute, bat**it random digression here: As a boy I had a cassette tape called Tunes of Glory, by the Southern Band of the RAF IIRC. My best friend's dad was ex RAF and they had a copy. As I'd recently got my first cassette tape recorder as a Christmas present, that tape was one of the first I ever bought. Among other tunes was the theme to 633 Squadron. That never gets old IMHO! Anyhow one of the tunes was "Night Flight to Gibraltar" and I began humming this when taking the screenshot LOL! :blink:

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Descending for a visual on RWY25R

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Frankfurt.

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25R in sight through the murk..

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That's a bit clearer!

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No shame in that touchdown!

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Taxiing in - 25R is close to the cargo aprons :happy:

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Get the kettle on, boys!

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Mark Robinson

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Excellent set! Always enjoy seeing the MD-11.

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Keep this Three-holer flying in the SIM...!! Yes, very nice series of pictures...!

Have transited via Frankfurt many times...a great airport to enjoy viewing, during the transit layovers, these kinds of planes (Pax and Cargo) sauntering around the airport...(of course, Lufthansa colors dominating...I recall, now, mostly the old livery, though, not the new one...)

[BTW, a worthy digression of thought....!!]

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Thanks, guys! :cool:


Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

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My preferred aircraft at all, always fly with Lufthansa Cargo with D-ALCA. Great shots. So also LH will retire this great aircraft, remain only UPS and FedEx?

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UPS, FedEx, Western Global and Sky Lease I believe, Riccardo.


Mark Robinson

"What's it doing now?"

Author of FLIGHT: A near-future short story (ebook available on amazon)

I made the baby cry - A2A Simulations L-049 Constellation

Sky Simulations MD-11 V2.2 Pilot. The best "lite" MD-11 money can buy (well, it's not freeware!)

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It's a shame, I've never seen an MD11 live and this retire lets you even less chances. The 11 is my best real and virtual preferted aircraft. Hope will be available another one for MSFS2020.

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OS: Windows 10-64 bit, CPU: i7-7700K @4.20 GHz, GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 8GB GDDR5, RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 32GB 3000MHz, MB: MSI Z270

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***Fantastic Series***

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