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  1. Inbound to Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Mountains looking a bit close before being given the ILS intercept.. Rubbish landing - too much float (yes an MD-11 can float - at least in the sim with a relatively light load lol) and off centreline... bah!
  2. According to the pilots eye video I've been watching, the payload was an impressive 88 tonnes (a tad over 194000 lbs) with just over 39 tonnes of fuel. We will be punching our way through the rough stuff! She took a while to get up and go.. ..coming through! Don't mind me!.. Mount Kilimanjaro off to port. Someone secure a Go Pro to one of the runway edge lights! Just before the reversers activated. All safely offloaded.
  3. Off to Nairobi. No landing pictures because due to some strange bug, all the ground service vehicles appeared beside the plane as I was taxiing in! Cleared for takeoff RWY25C Positive rate. Gear up! Should see the sunrise on the port side soon. My newly-installed dome light is doing a great job.. Daylight over Germany.
  4. We all know that the stock FSX ATC leaves a bit to be desired, but today left me more puzzled than ever. IFR flight from Quito to Bogota (another high-elevation airport!). So another light load - total guesswork as the clip for the Pilot's Eye TV Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 hop from SEQM to SKBO didn't detail the payload or fuel. Just 10 tonnes of cargo and 22 tonnes of fuel. ATC told me clear for ILS approach to 13L then Circle To Land 31L. I thought the weather was looking a bit dodgy, so why ask me to do that I wonder? Yes indeed! Total madness!! But hey, this is a sim and if ATC want me to play Captain Cowboy disregarding life, limb.... and boxes.. I'll try! Everything hanging out - loads of power and I know 31L will come into view in a second.. This is what the tower saw once I'd got the runway in sight: Ever the consummate professional....hooligan. Who's laughing now, you crazy Columbians?? (Good job I'd made the turn before that tall office block though!!) I left my FO to see to the unloading and loading whilst I stormed off to visit ATC whilst pondering if some controlled substances were not as controlled as they should be.. (clandestine cross-border ATF/DEA operation required) AHEM... any possibly stereotypical joking aside....(I believe that ANY air traffic controller is a highly trained professional person) does anyone know if the stock ATC has specific airports where a circle to land instruction is given? It's not as if the wind was a factor (about 4 knots). It happened on a flight I did to Chambery in France too. Also I know I should have just gone missed, but would I have been vectored back to the same runway despite the conditions?
  5. Leaving Manaus, bound for Quito (the new one at 7910 feet elevation!).
  6. Just water... bound for Sao Paulo (Viracopos airport) from Dakar. We will be flying down the east cost of the South American continent for part of the flight however..
  7. and I'll do the pre-flight walk-aro..... WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY JET? !! Just showing of the "maintenance mode" of Sky Sim's MD-11. A bit of a gimmick but some nice details I suppose