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could someone give me a rough idea where Aspen is...i know its in colorado,just can't seem to see it on my map(doing a bit of a tour in the kingair)I want to pass through there on my way to Seattle.just the nearest towns will do. thanks steve

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Steve,Almost directly South of the DBL VOR. SWX (Snow) VOR, KEGE (Eagle County Regional), DBL (Red Table) VOR, and Aspen (KASE) are all in the same area.The KASE coords are: N39* 13.39', W106* 52.13'

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cheers scott.could have used Flight planner to get to it.but wanted to see exactly where it is on a real world atlas.is it near denver...boulder city area. best wishes steve

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Steve,West of Denver quite a ways. If you find Glenwood Springs along I-70, go South.Fly West from Denver along I-70. You'll pass right over Eagle County Regional, turn left and fly South for about 20 miles and you're there. There's a ridge off the highway, then a valley, then if you hit a large mountain, you've gone too far and probably iced a few skiiers. ;-)Boulder City is in Nevada at the Hoover Dam. ;-) Now Boulder (period)...THAT's in Colorado. ;-)

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A Fun Airport to try to fly into;takes a little skill, at least for me!Cheers DenverDave

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thanks to everyone...sorry did mean boulder....not boulder city. i going to stop at KASE on my way to eventually finish up in seattle.its taken me two months to get this far.started in philidelphia upto nova scotia,down through quebec,detroit,had to stop at meigs.kansas,omaha,dodge city and now denver......few late nights but really enjoying it. best wishes steve

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Steve,Sounds fun. I hope the rest of your flight goes well. You can try a Pacific crossing to either Australia or Japan after Seattle and the West Coast. It's a real kick to island hop across the ocean.

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If you have the approach plate for Aspen and want a real challange study it hard and try to fly it as published. It is very difficult. If you go missed it is a long trip out of the ravine and into holding then back to the Red Table VOR for another try. I played with this approach in FS2000 and 2002 and got pretty good with it but it takes a LOT of practice and some skill and then some luck to boot! Have Fun!http://members.shaw.ca/madamo/Avsim_sig_KP.jpg

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What's even more fun is to do it with a BAe-146, twilight (where the brilliant 2K2 developers don't light anything), in the haze and clouds. THEN do a MA! ;-)

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A quick off-topic note: In my opinion the prettiest short flight U.S. scenery is Animas airport (Colorado) straight out runway 1 and down low through the canyons 100 miles to Gunnison, but then everybody has their own favorite...== WHK ==

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is there a easy way to cross the pond without getting lost ....as you can probably tell..navigation is not my strongest point.also would it have to be a 747 or 777??.might turn south to south america.also where could i get the approach plate for KASE.sounds like certain death (virtual of course)to me.you wouldn't think i've been doing this since FS1 on the commodore 64(blue sky..green floor..white rectangle to land in) thanks to all steveUK

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just realised my world atlas........ was made in 1960.its 42 years old.that explains why it's taken me two months instead of probably two weeks.i'll have to invest in a new one ,is there a aviation type ,with airports shown ???. thanks again steve

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Here are details on the approach and departure procedures at KASE from the airport itself (click Approach & Departure on the left):http://www.aspenairport.com/index.asp?topmenu=proceduresHere are the 2 available approaches for KASE, the VOR/DME or GPS, and the Roaring Fork visual:http://home.cfl.rr.com/pastrychef2/FS2002/aspenvordme.jpghttp://home.cfl.rr.com/pastrychef2/FS2002/aspenviz.jpgHave fun,PamThis space intentionally left blank.

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thanks for time and trouble putting this up.....appreciated steveuk

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You're very welcome...One or two words of caution, however...look at the glideslope angle (shown in the profile section). A "normal" glideslope angle is 3

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Steve,If I may suggest, try out NAV, FSBuild or FSNav. They are great planners, and all but FSNav are free. They are great for seeing where the airports are and planning your routes. You can take that info and decided the best route, then turn off the planner and fly by the seat of your pants. But at least you can always "cheat" and look if you think you're getting lost.What I sometimes like to do (and this is even though I have charts), is to find an airport in my Arrow or Saratoga's range, land there, look at the map as if I'm in the lounge, take off, and do the next leg.As for crossing the pond you asked above, you can do it in a Cessna if you know the route. If you want to do it in one jump, just about any airliner will handle it. I use a Horizon, GV, 767, 777, 747, but a 757 or most Airbuses would do as well. It's not that far (relatively speaking).But I suggest a good planner. It's well worth it.

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Not to worry re: the learning curve. I too have been flying since the green screen and FS1. LOT's of things I still don't know how to do. The best investment I've made so far to inhance my experience in FS was to purchase a chart package from Simcharts. Got the whole USA for about 50 bucks. And they have the whole world if you want to do it. Good luck with Aspen. I've done it, but it ain't easy.

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Your Concord engaged in a flat spin is freaking me out!

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Thanks Pam for the appr plate. Mine are all packed up and enroute as I am moving. I printed it out and took the FSD Commander around on the missed approach pattern. WOW! I used real world weather and had a 51kt tail wind flying down the approach. It really pushed me along at a fast clip and took all I had to get her down to land straight in on RW15. I know I am supposed to circle to land but ATC cleared me for the straight in so I flew it. I had a wind shear as the 51kts of tailwind clocked to a 25kt crosswind and finally a 4kt head wind all below 150ft AGL! Pretty impressive approach even though I have flown it about 100 times every time it tasks me heavily. especially with these winds! http://members.shaw.ca/madamo/Avsim_sig_KP.jpgHey! Where is my signature?Ken Peckham

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That's two mentions of FS1 and green ground. My FS1 had no color whatsoever.... I believe the C64 version with color was FS2 on the box but actually the third version coded. Anyone remember the address of that FS history sight?? Damn I miss that dogfighting game!!

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it was a long time ago....(not in a far off galaxy)sorry just finished Jedi Knight 2...i seem to remember it was just called Flight simulator.next version i remember was FS3..don't recall fs2 at all.then i bought fs4 for the Atari st...that had the dogfighting game,where you flew inside the flat sided moutains,also i seem to remember a crop spraying game in there as well.there is a site where you can download fs4 on the web for free,not sure where though........do a search on google or one of the search engines and it will turn up.prepare for a shock,it has'nt aged very well. best wishes steveuk

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