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Please enjoy this beautiful scenic journey from Sekiu 11S to Roche Harbor (pvt) WA09, in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.  This is the new Classic Aircraft Simulations J3 Cub for MSFS.  It's extremely affordable and has some super cool features like hand prop starting, filling up your own fuel tank, grabbing the control surfaces and making sure everything is there (walkaround etc), front passenger (hidable) which you can kindly nudge to the right or left to see out the front window, and even some parts that will break if you're not careful!  The sounds are wonderful as are the visuals.  There are also options for dynamic registration and the positions of them are customizable.

Sometimes I customize the weather a little for my shots but this was a flight I was excited to do - I told myself "well I'll just use live weather whatever it is."  I got lucky because PNW can be rainy and murky quite often.  The virtual skies were beautiful as I left 11S and headed east along the NW coast of Washington state.  I continue east past KCLM, Diamond Point, Port Townsend (0S9 of pnw fame), then I turn on my radios and transponder to get a class C transition with Whidbey Approach, head over Whidbey Island NAS, then cut the corner just shy of Anacortes (74S) towards San Juan Island.  I fly over Cattle Point and follow the Haro Strait northbound until coming up on Roche Harbor and land at the private airstrip WA09.

53799850477_430d66248f_o.jpgUntitled-2 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

I'll be just offshore but not by much - want to be in gliding distance for the most part

53801113649_103853b3e8_o.jpgUntitled-3 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Me vs these ships in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (they've likely matched my speed haha)

53800784026_2464945721_o.jpgUntitled-4 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Port Angeles Intl and CGAS (on the little tip of the outcropping)

53801215320_b095fe5575_o.jpgUntitled-7 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Looking South towards the majestic Olympic Mountains (and just passing Sequim Valley W28)

53801215260_bb5da544a0_o.jpgUntitled-9 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Everyone knows 2WA1!

53801113569_5624b251e8_o.jpgUntitled-10 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Over Port Townsend and looking SE towards Everett, WA (KPAE area)

53801215175_7ed4e19ce2_o.jpgUntitled-11 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

I asked my front seater to grab me a cockpit pic as we tune up Whidbey approach for a class charlie airspace transition

53799850132_1d6158d807_o.jpgUntitled-12 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

So many ships in this area.... wonder where they're coming from?

53801215055_94d54f2db9_o.jpgUntitled-14 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Overhead KNUW continuing north towards Anacortes 

53801113274_9bd3d953b0_o.jpgUntitled-16 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Looking east towards the mainland... some ten-thousand foot peaks in the distance (also my favorite shot!)

53799849997_fe76714b96_o.jpgUntitled-18 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Cutting to the west towards Lopez Island, Friday Harbor, and eventually onto San Juan Island itself

53801214985_ee4411149c_o.jpgUntitled-20 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Many islands contain private airstrips - I believe this is Center Island

53799849892_559b7b1f57_o.jpgUntitled-22 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

I Follow Roads as we pass by Cattle Point

53801214885_ff760dae70_o.jpgUntitled-24 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

This is probably the most beautiful area in the world...  I need to travel here someday!

53800783511_2c5096f51c_o.jpgUntitled-26 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Looking at the obscured eastern shore of Victoria, Canada

53801113014_0215009c20_o.jpgUntitled-27 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

Entering Roche Harbor... almost confusing as to where I need to land!

53801025178_9c07a48a22_o.jpgUntitled-28 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

WA09 is just on the northern tip of the island...  and here we are on final

53801025183_bbd6e05fa1_o.jpgUntitled-29 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

53800783321_78cafa9ffa_o.jpgUntitled-30 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr

As always....where to next?

53801112889_1f0aaea837_o.jpgUntitled-31 by Ryan Butterworth, on Flickr








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Wonderful tour of this beautiful region, Ryan....in this lovely and capable Cub...

Hidable (and capable of being nudged a bit to left or right...) front passenger, for a better view, is a nice feature ...🙂 ...

Yes, PNW can be often murky and rainy.... glad the weather remained supportive. Been twice to the Boeing Factory in Everett that you've cited in your tour... Indeed, it was raining around those mountains, as I recall...

Thanks for sharing this post and these picturesque images...!

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An extra nice series. Wonderful locales...and they really nailed the yellow on that Cub. Best looking J3 I've seen yet in any sim.

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Excellent shots, Ryan. When the Cub was released I thought that we already have quite a few similar looking aircraft in our sim and most of them are faster too. But after seeing your post here, I got tempted 😃

Any attempt to stretch fuel is guaranteed to increase headwinds

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