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  1. Mostly just Manchester United fans.... 😛
  2. Oh no not another early morning start.... 🥱 😫
  3. I don't see this as an LM issue but rather one for the 3PDs. In v5 I understand that LM has overhauled the airports so the default scenery more accurately represents the current state of the airport. Up to v4, it was the old data from FSX I believe that was used - dating back to 2005/2006. The 3PDs used exclusions to eliminate the default buildings from FSX up to v4 - but the default buildings have changed in v5. In these cases, more is required from the developer than a simple portover or just providing new v5 paths in an installer; new exclusions will be required as well for good compatibilty with v5. I expect it should be possible to make your own exclusions but I haven't tried this in v5, I've only done it in previous versions.
  4. This has been a common way for the British airlines to serve the Caribbean - basically, they're covering two destinations with one flight. For example, British Airways flew from Gatwick to St Lucia and then on to Grenada on some days and Piarco (Trinidad) on other days. The flight from St Lucia to Grenada in a B777 took 26 minutes wheels up to wheels down. IIRC, it wasn't possible to fly just between the Caribbean islands on those flights, it was only carrying passengers to/from London. Fun? It has been repeated many times in P3D!
  5. Are you calling my flying shed ugly?? 😛 Thanks for the photos Roman! 👍
  6. HI Bert, Just EU LC; I recommend against having both EU LC and the Iceland demo installed. I also run Vector and the Pilot's mesh for FTX and for Iceland I get good results from that combination.
  7. Timings for today's flight My suggestion is to set your simulator and weather date/time to 02 July 2019, 1400Z for the start of the flight.
  8. Starting in Isafjordur (BIIS) we make our way down the west fjords with stops at Thingeyri (BITE), Bildudalur (BIBD) and Patreksfjordur (BIPA). We then have to make our way across the water to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, landing at Rif (BIRF). Next is an excursion up the nearby Snæfellsjökull volcano, made famous by Jules Verne in his Journey to the Centre of the Earth where it is used as the entrance to the passage into the Earth. Following this we go to Stykkisholmur (BIST) before continuing south to the capital Reykjavik (BIRK) where we land at the city centre airport. We'll now go to the much larger international airport at Keflavik (BIKF). Keflavik is well-known for very windy conditions due to its position sticking out into the North Atlantic on the end of the Reykjanes peninsula. Leaving Keflavik we pass to the south of Reykjavik heading to Selfoss (BISF) before crossing to the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) (BIVM) where we finish. Flightplans Download your flight plans here in PLN and GFP formats. The GFP plan contains a few user waypoints as the airports aren't in the GTN database. Aircraft The plan is 274nm long so the aircraft choices are much the same as last week. Anything that can cruise above 150kts should be fine so there's plenty of choice. Comanche, Bonanza, C421 (or just about any twin) are a few GA options that spring to mind, or you might think of a small airliner like the Twin Otter, Dove or Short 360. Air Iceland used to fly a DC-3 around here too. As always, fly what you like. Scenery Same as last week. Orbx EU landclass recommended, and if you don't use it alongside the the full Orbx Vector + Pilot's FS Global mesh package I suggest checking the airports beforehand. MK-Studios Keflavik also available but completely optional. Particulars Date and time: Saturday, 18th April, 2020, 1800 UTC. Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com Cross-Platform Multiplayer: JoinFS. (FSX, FSX-SE, and P3D). 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! 
  9. Setting yourself up there Ron, we'll all be watching very closely when you come in.... 😛
  10. I realised that trying to get round the all airports I wanted to cover in one flight would be a bit ambitious, so I've split it into two rather more leisurely plans. The second flight will take us to the Reykjavik/Keflavik area, but this week we start in the small northern coastal town of Siglufjordur (BISI). First we take a trip out to the island of Grimsey (BIGR), which is the only part of Iceland that actually lies inside the Arctic Circle. Then we go back to the mainland with stops at Husavik (BIHU), famous for its whale-watching, and Reykjahlid (BIRL) in the volcanic highlands. Next we go to Iceland's second city, Akureyri (BIAR). I have set up a waypoint at the start of the approach from the south, which is offset and runs down a valley before a left turn onto short final for runway 01. We leave Akureyri heading to the north west fjords, landing at Alexander (BIKR) and Holmavik (BIHK) on the way. Our destination is Isafjordur (BIIS), famous for its tight circling approach to runway 08. I have included two waypoints to set you up for the approach, but once you make the final turn into the fjord you're on your own! Watch how it's done below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv_c6vA8DXE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QbWCB8AzLA Flightplans Download your flight plans here in PLN and GFP formats. The GFP plan starts in Akureyri as Siglufjordur isn't in the GTN database. Aircraft We've got 289nm to do so anything that can cruise above 150kts should be fine, which gives us plenty of choice. Comanche, Bonanza, C421 (or just about any twin) are a few GA options that spring to mind, or you might think of a small airliner like the Twin Otter or Dove. Air Iceland used to fly a DC-3 around here too. As always, fly what you like. Scenery Orbx: Orbx did a full makeover of Iceland as a demo for their Global packages, which included textures, landclass and vector data. They also improved all the airports in the country. The demo was included in the Orbx EU landclass product, so if you have that you're good to go. You may also want Vector switched on for this one, to make sure coastlines align with airports. If you do not have Orbx EU landclass, then you can install the Iceland demo: https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftxglobal-demo MK-Studios Keflavik: this flight has been somewhat designed around the recently-released Keflavik package by MK-Studios. It is completely optional and not needed. As well as a very nicely done Keflavik, the package also includes upgrades to Akureyri, Isafjordur and Grimsey, with photoscenery+autogen around each and an improved rendition of BIAR itself. The only problem I have with the package is the weather! https://secure.simmarket.com/mk-studios-keflavik-p3d4.phtml Timing I set the start of the flight for 1000 local on 2 July 2019. This gives decent historical weather and I find that the photoscenery areas mentioned above look best in strong light. Particulars Date and time: Saturday, 11th April, 2020, 1800 UTC. Where: AVSIM RTWR Teamspeak - Casual Flights Channel Teamspeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com Cross-Platform Multiplayer: JoinFS. (FSX, FSX-SE, and P3D). 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! 
  11. I also run Aerosoft Mega Airport Oslo in P3Dv4 alongside Orbx Norway. What I suspect you are seeing is not the P3D default airport but the version of ENGM included with the Orbx scenery. This can be eliminated fairly easily by searching the Orbx folders for any files with "ENGM" in the file name and deactivating these by changing the suffix from .BGL to .OFF. This may get rid of both of the problems you're seeing. This is a common issue when using other 3rd party airports within Orbx regions; e.g. I need to do it for all the UK2000 airports as I run Orbx England.
  12. If you want to get to 12,000ft from Tingri you're going to need a spade!
  13. I reckon it was all of 'em! Way too many suppressed smirks in that video.
  14. WIll be late - football, Liverpool playing in Club World Cup final. How late depends on whether it goes to extra time, penalties etc.
  15. Got it! Is it really bugging those of you who haven't found it yet?? 😈
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