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  1. Idaho Bush Strips – Revisited This tour features a return to a favorite bush flying region – The River of No Return Wilderness – in the rugged mountains of central Idaho. Starting from McCall Municipal (a US Forest Service Smokejumper base) we head 17nm east to Krassel USFS – an airstrip on a bluff above the South Fork of the Salmon River. The fully successful bush pilot will complete takeoff and landings at the 18 airstrips listed below after we return to our start point of McCall. 24K - Krassel USFS U60 - Big Creek NA9 - Simonds DEW - Dewey Moore K10 - Mile Hi I98D - Vines Airstrip I08 - Cabin Creek USFS 09ID - Taylor Ranch Landing Area 85U - Soldier Bar USFS U54 - Bernard USFS C53 - Lower Loon Creek 0U3 - Mahoney Creek USFS 2U8 - Thomas Creek S81 - Indian Creek ID41 - Stibnite 3U2 - Johnson Creek Airport I92 - Reed Ranch KMYL - Mccall Municipal Flightplan: HERE Aircraft The route is 142nm a capable STOL aircraft will be required to land at the many challenging short airstrips. I plan to fly the Monster NXCub in the Ragin' Papaya livery. Required Freeware Bush strips in Idaho & Oregon (Please note that several of the bush strips in the tour are in this package and not in the default) Optional Payware Scenery KMYL - McCall Municipal Airport Recommend Departure time of 4:00 PM local Particulars: · Date and time: Saturday July 2, 18:00 UTC · Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel · Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com · MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  2. Jetting over the Stans - A Silk Road Journey We will tour many historical cities along the Silk Road in this journey visiting cites in four “Stans”. We start in Turkmenbat in Turkmenistan. Crossing the Amu Darya (Oxus) we enter Uzbekistan and our first stop is the ancient Silk Road trade city of Bukhara. The route proceeds east to Samarkand (one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia). Next we follow the Zeravshan river into Tajikistan. Zeravshan means "spreader of gold" in Persian, and refers to the presence of gold-bearing sands in the upper reaches of the river. Surrounded by high mountain ridges we follow the valley of the river down to the “interesting” approach to Ayni (an ancient town of the Sogdian civilization). It is up and over the mountains to our next stop: Khujand (a 2500 year old Persian city) located on the Syr Darya. Khujand was established by King Cyrus the Great. Alexander the Great later built his furthest Greek settlement nearby in Cyropolis in 329 BC and named it Alexandria Eschate or "Alexandria The Furthest". The city would form a bastion for the Greek settlers against the nomadic Scythian tribes who lived north of the Syr Darya River. Heading north we cross back into Uzbekistan and land at the capital city of Tashkent. Tashkent was first settled between the 5th and 3rd centuries BC. Some scholars believe that a "Stone Tower" (said to have marked the midway point between Europe and China) mentioned by Ptolemy in his famous treatise Geography was located in Tashkent. The city was destroyed by Genghis Khan in 1219 and lost much of its population as a result of the Mongols' destruction of the Khwarezmid Empire in 1220. The route continues east into the fertile Fergana Valley to Namangan where the the Naryn and the Kara Darya rivers join forming the Syr Darya river. The route continues eastward to Osh and into Kyrgyzstan. Osh is estimated to be 3000 years old and is the second largerst city in Kyrgyzstan. Leaving the Fergana valley we fly over the mountains to our final destination - desolate Kazarman located on the river Naryn. One source says that "this poor dust-blown settlement in northern Jalal-Abad Region has something of the sinister reputation of a tough mining town down on its luck". The Makmal open-pit gold mine just to the south no longer provides employment opportunities. The town is largely cut off in winter when the roads are closed by snow. There is a small airport Kazarman Airport, but it currently (2012) is served by no flights. The road southwest to Jalal-Abad city normally requires a 4x4 as far as the Kaldama Pass over the Ferghana range. We hope you enjoy your journey with us. Airports visited include: UTAV - Turkmenabat UTSB - Bukhara UTSS - Samarkand UTAY - Ayni Airport UTDL - Khudzhand UTTT - Yuzhny UTFN - Namangan UCFO - Osh UAFZ - Kazarman Airport Flightplan: HERE Aircraft The route is 624nm and an aircraft capable of 300knts cruise is recommended. I planned this route using the Working Title CJ4. Six of the airports have ILS approaches if you want to practice your automation skills. I will fly the CJ4 in Kestral livery. The BAE Hawk / T45 Goshawk or Aermacchi MB339 will also be good choices if you prefer to go FMS less. Recommend Departure time of 3:00 PM local Particulars: Date and time: Wednesday Jun 15, 18:00 UTC Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  3. Sonora and the Sea of Cortez The route begins at Sahuaripa (MMSH) and our first stop is Aguaje Del Monte Airport (MMUQ) located in the cattle county near San Pedro De La Cueva. Then a long 74nm leg to Guaymas (MMGM), an industrial port on the Sea of Cortez. The route backtracks to the north for our next landing at Hermosillo (MMHO) located in the center of Sonora. Turning back to the west it is 50nm to Bahía De Kino Airport (MMBA) on the Sea of Cortez. It is a short 15nm hop to Bahia De Kino Airport (MXCA) – yes it has the same name as our departure airport – located on Isla Tiburón. Crossing the Sea of Cortez we overfly Isla Tiburón and Isla Turón landing at Punta San Francisquito Airstrip (MMSU) on the Baja Peninsula. Our destination (ICAO:BHL) Bahía de los Ángeles ("Bay of the Angels") is 50nm to the north. The plan was inspired after reading the linked NYT article: Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People Flightplan & Pilots Guide: HERE Aircraft The route is 343nm and an aircraft capable a cruise speed of 160 knots should work. I plan to fly the Cessna Grand Caravan in Highland Air Express livery. Optional Additional Freeware Scenery (MMHO) Hermosillo International Airport Recommend Departure time of 3:00 PM local Particulars: Date and time: Saturday June 11, 18:00 UTC Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  4. Just added it to the Saturday speadsheet. I loaded it up and was quite surprised. Went back to flightsim.to and read your note. I'm Arizona proud now!
  5. If you decide to show up in a DC-6A, I suspect that two (or possibly more) generous pours will be in order.
  6. Columbia Cargo This journey across Colombia was inspired by the plethora of Colombia registered DC-6A cargo paints on Flightsim.to. The flight starts in Puerto Carreno (SKPC) at the confluence of the Meta and Orinoco Rivers just across the frontier with Venezuela and ends in Medellin (SKMD). Stops include: SKUA - Marandua AB SKIV - La Primavera Airport SKYP - El Yopal SKSO - Alberto Lleras Camargo SKVL - Velasquez SKMD - Olaya Herrera Flightplan: HERE Aircraft The route is 553nm and an aircraft capable of 230knts cruise is recommended. A Colombian registered cargo DC-6A would be an excellent choice and will make for a very colorful ramp. I will be flying the ASUR DC-6A in the link below. A P-38 or TBM would work fine as well. As always, you are free to fly what you like. DC-6A Cargo Paints ASUR Colombia Douglas DC-6A Aerosucre Colombia Douglas DC-6A ORION Air Cargo Colombia Douglas DC-6A Aerosol Colombia Douglas DC-6A DC-6A Tampa Cargo (HK-1276) DC-6A ANDES Recommend Departure time of 2:30 PM local Particulars: Date and time: Saturday May 28, 18:00 UTC Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  7. Southwest Oregon We depart from Sisters Eagle Air (6K5) heading south for a flyby of the three Sisters and Mt Bachelor, then turning slightly to the east fly an additional 57 miles to Illahee Ranch (OR79). From here the route heads east with a stop at Heavens Gate Ranch (2OR4) then on to the Oregon coast at Coos Bay (KOTH). South to Bandon State (S05), then following the coastline passing, Port Orford and Humbug Mountain, and landing at Gold Beach (4S1). Continuing down the scenic Oregon coast we land at Brookings State (KBOK), then turn eastward and over the Siskiyou Mountains to Illinois Valley (3S4), and then on to our final destination: Medford (KMFR). Flightplan: HERE Aircraft The route is 305 and an aircraft capable a cruise speed of 160 knots should work. I plan to fly the Cessna Grand Caravan in RAVN Connect livery. Required Freeware Airport OR79 Illahee Ranch Optional Additional Freeware Scenery 6K5 Sisters Eagle Air KMFR - Rogue Valley - Medford Airport Recommend Departure time of 3:00 PM local Particulars: Date and time: Saturday May 14, 18:00 UTC Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  8. I know this sounds crazy, but have you filed a Zendesk ticket describing in detail the problem and steps you've taken? You might get some troubleshooting steps that you've not tried yet and not have to do a full re-install.
  9. More Far North Queensland Starting from Branwell Tourist Park (YQ09) on the Cape York Peninsula of Australia the route proceeds south along the Gulf of Carpentaria with landings at Aurukun (YAUR) and Edward River (Pormpuraaw) Airport (YPMP) before turning inland. Further stops include: Koolatah Station (YKLA) Bulimba Airport (YBWM) Crystalbrook Station (YQ08) Cabana Station (YQ06) Victoria Vale (YQ12) Flightplan HERE I plan to fly the route in the Flying Iron P-38L in Jan Kees Geronimo II livery. Total distance of the route is 560 nm and an aircraft capable of 250knts cruise is desirable but as always you are free to fly what you like. REQUIRED SCENERY · Far North Queensland Missing Airfields Recommended Freeware · Aurukun, YAUR · YPMP - Edward River (Pormpuraaw) · YKLA - Koolatah Station Recommend Departure time of 2:00PM local Particulars: Date and time: Wednesday April 20, 18:00 UTC Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  10. Hello Johnny Over the years the folks in this forum have flown in FSX, various P3D versions, but nowadays just about everyone has transitioned to MSFS. We use the MSFS multiplayer to see each other and teamspeak for voice communication. You already have teamspeak so please do join us on Wednesday at 1800 UTC (2pm EDT) if you are able. If you do not have MSFS there is JoinFS which allows multiplayer sessions between different Flight Simulator platforms. You will need to download the version for the simulator that you are running. You will only see other participants if they too are running JoinFS. It requires a bit more futzing about to get everyone on the same page. If you are just getting back into Flight Simulation you really should consider MSFS. It is amazing. You don't need a state of the art OC to run it. I am running it on an Intel 4770K and 1080ti video card. There is a lot of excellent freeware scenery and other addons. Most of the default aircraft are pretty darn good too and with some of the freeware mods I would say excellent. Welcome to the RTWR forum.
  11. I am going to suggest an alternative KJAC Freeware by JustOKPilot https://flightsim.to/file/1453/jackson-hole-airport-kjac It has the more rustic stone and wood terminal building which I find charming Odogs Jackson Hole which is the addon link that Josh seems to be a more up to date representation of the real airport based on the comments but I do not like the appearance of the main terminal building as much.
  12. Peru Up-Down-Up Our journey begins at Cap Carlos Martinez De Pinillo (SPRU) on the Pacific Coast of Peru at Trujillo. The first section of the route follows the Moche river valley into the front range of the Andes which rises quickly from the coast. Keep an eye on those engine gauges as you climb – then after 50nm we reach our first landing at Quiruvilca Airport (SPQI) – Field Elevation 13,674 ft. It is only 18nm to Angasmarca Airport (SPTO) – Field Elevation 10,702. Avoiding the high terrain we make our way eastward to Pias Airport (SPIS) - the runway is on the banks of the Parcoy River and in a deep canyon with high terrain in all quadrants. Departing to the north over Lake Pias we follow the Paroy River down to its junction with the Marañón River (the principal or mainstem source of the Amazon River). Follow the Marañón canyon down to our next landing at Chagual Airport (SPGL). Continuing 19nm miles down the impressive Marañón canyon to Wpt 5 where we turn sharply south and climb up to Huamachuco Airport (SPUC) – Field Elevation 10,410 ft. It is 50nm to our next landing at Cajamarca (SPJR) followed by a longer 74nm leg to San Nicolas (SP0A). We finish at Chachapoyas (SPPY) – which is a familiar name to some. Flightplan HERE I plan to fly the route in the Aerosoft DHC-6 Twin Otter in Aeropostal livery. Total distance of the route is 304nm and an aircraft capable of 150 knts is preferred, but as always you are free to fly what you like. Recommend Departure time of 3:00PM local Freeware Addons: SPJR Cajamarca Airport SPPY -Chachapoyas Airport Particulars: Date and time: Wednesday April 6, 18:00 UTC (That’s 2pm EDT for those in the US) Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
  13. Cairns CIrcuit We start and finish in Cairns on the tropical north east coast of Far North Queensland. The route proceeds south then west into Atherton Tableland where we will visit a number of small “missing” airstrips and cattle stations. Please note that Far North Queensland Missing Airfields is a REQUIRED scenery for this trip. Flightplan HERE I plan to fly the route in the Aerosoft DHC-6 Twin Otter in Rex Livery. Total distance of the route is 294 nm and an aircraft capable of 150 knts cruise and able to land in the outback is preferred, but as always you are free to fly what you like. REQUIRED SCENERY · Far North Queensland Missing Airfields Optional Payware Scenery (Impulse Simulations – Orbx) · Landmarks Cairns for Microsoft Flight Simulator Recommend Departure time of 1:00PM local Particulars: Date and time: Wednesday March 30, 18:00 UTC (That’s 2pm EDT for those in the US) Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks! NOTAM: The author of the Far North Queensland Missing Airfields has included a text file "Queensland Airfields.txt" in the package that has useful and interesting information about some of our stops on this trip. It is worth a read and you might want to keep it handy. Little NavMap users may want to re-scan their scenery libraries to pick up the missing strips.
  14. OK Bry, You got me. Downloading it now. Even if it is not right up my alley, at least I won't have to see you, Mike, and Ron in A320's when you set up an Edgely flight. 🙂
  15. Starting from Bungle Bungle, the route proceeds westwards with seven landings or touch and go’s at small outback airstrips before reaching the sea at Cockatoo Island Airport (YCTI). After two more landings we reach our final destination Broome (YBRM) in Western Australia. Flightplan HERE I plan to fly the route in the Flying Iron P-38L in Jan Kees Geronimo II livery. Total distance of the route is 517 nm and an aircraft capable of 250knts cruise is desirable but as always you are free to fly what you like. Recommend Departure time of 1:00PM local Particulars: Date and time: Wednesday March 16, 19:00 UTC (That’s 3pm EDT for those in the US) Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com MFS Multiplayer: US Eastcoast Server If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!
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