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MOFN - The Falklands

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I took one of the FIGAS (Falkland Islands Government Air Service) Islanders out for a hop. Weather was OK, but it was almost solid overcast at about 2800 feet. I haven't really explored all the island network as represented in a freeware product (Falklands 2007) and silly me forgot to print out a map of the airstrips so I just departed RAF Mount Pleasant and headed south east. I had the NDB and VOR dialled in just in case!

A gap in the overcast!

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After I'd stooged around for about an hour or so, I spotted a strip over on West Falkland which I'd not visited until now - MOFN.. Middle Of F...... Nowhere. Actually I "think" this is the strip at Port Stephens.. :unsure:

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Incidentally, I've got an RAF Voyager (Airbus A330 MRTT) winging its way down from Brize Norton to Mount Pleasant with some spares for the FIGAS fleet as I type. :cool: I shall endeavour to see if it takes my simulated flight about 15 hours much like a recent, real Voyager non-stop trip. https://des.mod.uk/voyager-sets-new-records-with-non-stop-flights-to-and-from-the-falkland-islands/

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Excellent,Looking at your first shot,seeing how close the engine is to the cabin,the Noise in those Aircraft must be Deafening!!


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Eh? What?... :biggrin:

You wouldn't want to try and get out with the engines still running either,that's for sure! Well, maybe use the aft cabin door on the port side..

The other thing which worries me somewhat is if one of the blades lets go when running. It would then do what other blades are good at.. :blink:

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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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On 7/20/2020 at 6:34 AM, HighBypass said:

Eh? What?... :biggrin:

You wouldn't want to try and get out with the engines still running either,that's for sure! Well, maybe use the aft cabin door on the port side..

The other thing which worries me somewhat is if one of the blades lets go when running. It would then do what other blades are good at.. :blink:

Look at the prop arc before choosing your seat 😊.

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Several years ago, I read a report about a USAF C97 (Boeing 377) with electric props.  The port inboard prop ran away and apparently there was no stopping it.  It overheated tremendously and the Captain, gauging, it's separation from the engine, rolled right.  His timing was almost perfect - the prop did inflict a slash in the top of the fuselage but they landed successfully.

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