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  1. It's good to fly the Avanti IMHO. even better when sometimes the stock FSX clouds as tweaked with fsopen clouds look great (OK, no REX etc. etc. but still...) Nasty weather about 2 o'clock... low, high, just everywhere really. Sunset over the Isle of Lewis (vectored for visual approach to RWY18, Stornoway) Thanks for viewing.
  2. One of the guys at the glider club who's also a flightsimmer suggested I try flying to Chambery then taking the little WT9 Dynamic to Courchevel. So..here goes. I only have the default 737 and A321, but I do like the 757 & have the Freemium version so my decision was made. I took off from my local - Manchester mid-morning. Out over the Channel Not much to see on the short trip, but then the stock ATC told me to expect a visual approach for RWY 36 !! Interesting... there's quite a bit of terrain coming in from that direction. In reality I believe that approaches are made initially to RWY 18 then broken off with a circling approach to RWY 36. Typical FSX ATC vectored me more or less straight in over the mountains!! However, the ATC did not vector me into the side of a mountain.. LFLB is about 30 degrees off to port. Capt. Speaking:, "Ah, Hoskins, this reminds me of my RAF days!", "Hoskins?? Are you alright man?", "Calm down and let the pax know we'll be landing VERY SOON, there's a good chap!" Easy does it. Trees may need a little pruning.. Down she goes. You have control Hoskins.. A nice day for it! Thanks for viewing.
  3. Not sure if Hong Kong Airlines cargo actually visit East Midlands, but it could happen and the a330 freighter certainly has the non-stop range, if only with about 25 metric tons or so. I rather like UK2000's products, they do seem rather fps friendly. When one of the configuration options is choosing to add 4000 cars or not, it shows the developer has thought about such things! Ratcliffe power station at work! I'll circle over those cylindrical chemtrail dispensers until the intake fed collector tanks are full enough for me to spread the chemtrails over the eastern half of England... Ahem. Enjoy.
  4. No, it's not the Flysimware nor Alabeo versions, just the freeware shakey jake, hence the functional VC, but the polished metal looks great! It seems to fly OK too, but then again I'm far from an expert! A quick VFR jaunt over the Easter weekend. Cheers.
  5. Touchdown & shutdown at Quito. Cheers.
  6. UPS MD-11 overnighter to ENGX (East Midlands) from KSLC. Cheers!
  7. On a flight from Reykjavik, Iceland to Station Nord, Greenland. I flew over this huge rectangular artifact in the ocean (North Atlantic?) between the two countries. Cheers!
  8. Having taken off from BGNO in terrible weather I stopped off at Thule airbase then continued with a full cargo load to Anchorage (PANC). Just a couple of shots showing the sunrise and early morning on the apron. Thanks for viewing.
  9. The weather was good today, so time to try and take the little Dynamic up to Courchevel. Taxying out. Wonder if anyone else is going to visit LFLJ? Here we go! Bye bye Chambery. Just turn left into the valley. What a grand day for VFR in the French Alps! ...and a right turn into the next but one valley.. ..sorry about the light bloom - it does that with the sunlight to the rear of the plane, I don't think the dome light was on. Onward to Courchevel! Meribel on the nose, just follow the valley as it curves left, making sure I'm above 6500 feet at least! Looking good... ish. Is that really a runway?? :Nail Biting: Touchdown! had to apply lots of power to get the Dynamic to crest the hill! Need more practice as does me trying to land on centrelines! :Whistle: Anyway, safe & sound at the top. Time to go and enjoy the view with an expensive coffee or hot chocolate! Thanks for viewing!
  10. I liked these shots of a dawn flight from Monterrey to Toluca. Thanks for viewing
  11. What a snowstorm! 20+kt winds (slightly crosswind) gusting to over 40! The stalwart Ilyushin is just the plane to try and bully itself into the air Morning takeoff? Yes...From Station Nord in Greenland (BGNO) at about 10 am...
  12. No not the real one :D Having tried the free cut down EGCC, I treated myself to the payware version. To quote George Takei "OH MY!" Pain free installation. Default cessna 172 smooth as butter - I'll take an FPS hit on something more complex. Impressed, as if you can't tell.
  13. In light of recent events in Italy at the Rigopiano Hotel in the Abruzzo region, I decided to utilise the IL-76 in a mercy flight to the nearest airfield with 50 tons of replacement rescue equipment and helicopter parts. LIAP appeared to be the closest airport with enough tarmac to handle the big STOL. Manchester is well known for days like this! The spotters at the Airport Hotel don't see many of these! Typical! We'll be above all this soon. Over the Swiss Alps. Beginning the descent. All dirtied up, she's got everything hanging out in the breeze! Hopefully we won't be doing any off-roading today! Touchdown! Taxiway's a bit narrow! Time to get everything unloaded. Cheers.
  14. Anyone else have Van Halen's song in their heads whilst overflying this part of the world? On a cargo haul from Miami to Quito (the current, less challenging airport) Cheers.
  15. On the way to KMHL Sacramento. Just because I like the T7. Don't know if Southern Air's still in business, but DHL is..
  16. Still catching up on flying to the Book of Souls tour airports.
  17. Having flown a 757 in an unorthodox approach to LFLB, it was time to get the little WT-9 Dynamic over to Chambery with a view to taking it up to Courchevel, weather depending. I'd already flown the Dynamic from the UK to France. I believe she's actually got the range to go from Blackpool to Chambery in one go....just! - it's only about 600nm! However, I didn't want to set up a 6 hour or so flight! So I stopped off at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight before continuing on to Briare Chatillon (LFEI) just to break the journey up. At Briare pre-flight. Weather should be quite good today. I'm sure the blue taildragger was at Bembridge before I set off! Cruising along at about 5500, cloudbase just above, shouldn't be a problem. If the weather becomes a problem I can always stop and read the owner's handbook!! Chambery should be just over these hills.. Aha! Hello! Cleared to land rwy18 Slight crosswind from the west.... that's my story anyway! Come on turnoff point... There's that blue taildragger again... I'm being stalked! Thanks for viewing.
  18. Public safety announcement - the Valkyrie doesn't like the wind up her! I finally purchased Pete Dowson's FSUIPC4 the other week, mainly because I finally decided I should fly the big iron with winds aloft and it must be said that so far the wind smoothing function works well. I think I've only had one incidence of overspeed and even then it was brief and didn't cause much of an issue. However, tonight I discovered that the XB-70 cannot deal with any winds aloft once she goes supersonic. She begins to bank one way then after a little while banks the other way, then even further until she rolls over. I was watching the wind readout from the status line (shift-z) and even when it was steady in one direction, the plane exhibited the same behaviour. Once I'd turned off winds aloft via FSOpen Clouds, she flew as she should - I jockeyed the throttle(s) and vertical speed through the transonic and supersonic phases. Manchester to Reykjavik in not a lot of time!
  19. BGNO is one of those airports which is not in the default FSX:SE, and you'll not get many commercial passenger flights to and from it. Fortunately there's a freeware airport http://scenery4flightsims.com/FSX_New_Scenery.html My decision to do a flight was based upon me seeing this video of an off-roading IL-76 ! I found out where this happened and cobbled up a cargo hop from Reykjavik to Station Nord. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrrtrRz1A2Q Preparing for departure at Reykjavik. Smoking those Solovievs! Climbing to cruise alt. Eastern coastal area of Greenland Top of descent. Good weather so far, but there's some low level (2500 feet or so) cloud at Station Nord. Speaking of clouds - not bad for stock augmented by FSOpen Clouds. Better weather than expected! Runway looks a little short for someone newly qualified on the big transport (me! Yeah right, as if... LOL) one go-around coming up! See you in a few minutes! Downwind... Touchdown. Taxiing in (strange artifact near the de-ice truck) Time to unload the supplies and warm up with a hot meal. Thanks for viewing!
  20. Sometimes, FSX:SE still conjures up some pretty nice screenshots IMHO. I'm still following the route from the recent Iron Maiden tour in TF_AAK. Enroute shot and approach to LAX.As you can immediately tell from the VC, she's no QOTSII from PMDG Cheers!
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