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Rio Revisited...

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This is the follow-up to my previous post about a visit to the city of Rio de Janeiro, where I happened to be too pre-occupied to look around too much, while, simultaneously, at the command of the behemoth C-130 Hercules...🙂...(so, like I'd said earlier, please do indulge this virtual (wannabe pilot) simmer here...), and, having to figure out the (un-conventional) HDG/ALT/LOC functions and controls of the Autopilot Panel...mind you, that was no LNAV/VNAV/FMS guided (automated and hands-off type) navigational cockpit...nonetheless, it was fun (and challenge) of a different kind, I would say...

Paulo Ricardo's (customized) rendition of Rio city turned out to be quite an illuminating and enjoyable scenery to explore...so, here, in this post, I've captured an additional set of images in and around this picturesque locale. First of all, it's worthy of note, per the unique geography of the city, which lies on a strip of Brazil's Atlantic coast, the shoreline is (atypically) oriented east-west (i.e. the ocean lies to the south). And, the amalgamation of water/mountains/forestry, in the same locale, contributes to its singular beauty.

The massive statue of Cristo Redentor, with arms out-stretched, perched atop the summit of Mount Corcovado, seemingly overlooking the city, is one of Rio's most recognizable features. I've included, below, several screenshots of the Corcovado mountain, and, also, one close-up shot of the statue. Images of the Sugarloaf mountain are also shown, below. In fact, I caught the Sugarloaf Cable Car, slowly, moving along the cableway, and, you may be also able spot the car, in one of my shots. BTW, this is the Cable car, that had featured in an action scene for the James Bond film "Moonraker". And, (only) If you're interested, please search for the (4m:17s) video clip, "MOONRAKER | Cable Car Fight", where (Sir) Roger Moore, fights off "Jaws" to the bitter end...in his characteristic style...Another bit of memory came to me, while I viewed this clip, today, I recalled that I'd actually met "Jaws", aka, Richard Kiel, once, in Las Vegas, set-up at a desk, on the wayside, signing autographs, and taking pictures with visitors. I also recall, for my picture, he had given me a good bear-hug ...no it didn't hurt at all...🙂...he seemed like a nice sort of guy...(In fact, I read today, he was, indeed, well-known for being a kind and friendly man...)...

Back to my post, now:

Regarding the SBRJ Rwys, from my (overhead) pictures of it, you can see how the (02/20) Rwys are situated w.r.t. the city and the Bay, with the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, north of the Santos Dumont Airport. Please also note, in Rio, due to the east-west orientation, that I'd alluded to earlier, of the oceanfront, it's possible to catch both sunrise and sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, on the same day, at certain beach locations around the city. My two screenshots, below, of sunrise/sunset (the last two images), are, of course, poor imitations of the spectacular sights, they must be in RW...!

Still, I hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Rio, with yours truly, as much as I did myself...!!

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Very nice pics of Rio!

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Excellent set! Never been there in real life, but lots of visits in the sim. Fascinating place.

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I loved that scenery!

I also explored it in P3D:

Then in MSFS

 

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Thanks, Jose, for chiming in...yes, yours were among of the materials,...🙂...I was referring to, as having read and heard about, in my (other) C-130 post. You see, I'm the among the one or two FSX folks, here,...🙂..., but, to have Rio in both P3D/MSFS can be quite exciting, indeed...Of course, whether plane or scenery, seeing another is one thing and actually experiencing it for yourself is another thing...

BTW, I recall well your scenery posts since the P3D days...I don't recall many, around here, with a passion for scenery and for always trying to adjust it for the best tangible effects etc...., as you're....🙂...

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Beautiful captures from Rio! 

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Great set - nice looking Rio !

cheers 😉

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Alaska738, Andy, Jose, Adam, pmplayer, and folks:

Appreciated the comments...!!

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