THEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 905 posts, RR: 7 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 25319 times:
Well once again, the last thread was getting a bit lengthy due to all of the FANTASTIC participation from all of you guys and gals. I figured since the last one was tri-jets, we would continue on with four-holers...ok - here we go!
What better airplane to start off the quad-jets than the 747-8i
Aircraft mechanics - because pilots need heroes too!
Well.... I actually requested the BAe146 on deck. The AN-124 request was an IM I sent you 3 days ago!
Frankly, I got tired of waiting for you Batman, so I decided to do it myself!
My plan was to beat Batman to the draw with a carrier based 7-four shot. First, I needed a Carrier so I logged on to FSfreeware and downloaded a carrier. While I was there, also downloaded an FS scenery texture enhancement.
I figured KLGB and the Long Beach Naval Shipyards would be a good place to find a carrier. I flew all over from LB to San Pedro and couldn't' find a single carrier! Then I set the ships and ferries slider to the max and reset the time and day and voila! So now, I'm landing an AS-350B-2, the carrier isn't moving, piece of cake, right? Nope. You can't land on an Ai carrier. At least not this one. The aircraft goes right through it. I know, I know, most of you are thinking "wadda dumbass" but I haven't been all the way around the FS block yet.
Even dumber, I thought maybe I could do it using the mission where you land the R-22 on a carrier. Stooopid ! You can't change aircraft in a mission.
On a positive note, sometimes screwing up can be entertaining. I must have botched the texture enhancement installation. Ever seen a Nimitz class lawnmower?
474218, Carl, You will be missed.
: That's a beautiful shot! Love the reflected colors. Fill me in...which is now history, the ship or location?
: To be fair neither the aircraft nor the terminal are history in their own right. T1 is still in operation at MNL and A346 D-AIHA is still in service
: You can, there's an option for it on the Missions page. Change aircraft within mission. or something like that. The only thing is that you won't get
: You know there is a default carrier in FSX right by KSAN...there are no wires, but hey - real men don't need no stinkin' wires!!!! OK - BAe146 comin'
: Ok, it might be a little while...I just remembered that my BAe 146 is in FS9, and I don't have a carrier in FS9. So, back to my original plan - the A
: That reminded me of this old shot! Pardon it's missing a hole though And some 4-holer shots too: SAS spooling up at EKCH 747 low pass