csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1351 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 17304 times:
Last night I finally flew for the first time in a long time. Took the Project Airbus A320 up for a spin between ORD-SFO as Virgin America. My landing at SFO was fun, ATC changed runways but never told me. As I was landing, a UA B757 took off from the other end, rocketing over me. Thankfully the passengers do not have that view. In addition, my AFCAD for SFO is horrible...or I am going to blame the AFCAD for this, ATC handed me over to SFO tower (as well as other AI aircraft) at nearly 60 miles out! Need to look for a better AFCAD.
One thing that I noticed during flight was that my lights were not working. A quick scan of my aircraft.cfg file revealed that I was missing a bracket around the LIGHTS entry. Not sure how I managed to muck that up or not notice it earlier, I have quite a few other textures installed and flights completed with this model. Oh well.
I use mostly manually-installed flightplans from AIG (Alpha India Group, for those wondering- actually, that's where they all come from...) and a few WoAI packs.
Playing catch-up from the past few days; let's start with a CO/UA ferry flight!
N69059 rocketing out of AMA as CO9490 freshly painted with the United titles! I think there were planes painted there, but I I'm not sure if they were UA or CO ones (after all, they could probably handle the title switch for CO planes at the bases).
Hey...Watch the paint!
At the gate at IAH with a little cousin....let's roll!
And now for something completely different! Taking the Air Berlin A319 on a short hop, TXL-DUS:
The first repaint I've found that recreates the double overwing exits. Woo-hoo!
Passing Berlin's Olympic Stadium
Climbing with a dramatic backdrop
Lining up for 23L
Slowing down past terminal B
At the gate. This is Thomas Ruth's new Düsseldorf scenery- I highly recommend it!
THEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 829 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17061 times:
My first post in Thread #7. A BAe-146 on a short trip from MUC - INN. I have begun to seriously despise default scenery, does anyone know of any good freeware MUC scenery? I looked for a little while, but did not find a whole lot. Anyway, here we go...
Can anyone tell me why some runways look pitch black and others don't??? Kinda bugs me!
Pilots without aircraft mechanics are just pedestrians with sunglasses and a leather jacket.
I love that plane, wish they were still in use in the States. However I am glad that I got a chance to fly on them when ZW was a UA regional carrier and I flew them on ORD-LEX-ORD and ORD-SDF-ORD. Smooth and quiet.
I am not in my comfort zone with long distance flights, however I just had to do this one, LAX-SYD. My new company's main office is in SYD, so I flew over there in FS9 for some "virtual training" with the Project Airbus A380 for QF, flight 12.
Late night departure out of LAX, around 10:30 local time.
Another bird with a long flight ahead!
And we are off, a few minutes behind schedule.
After a long, long time of flying, the first hint of the sun is starting to appear behind me.
Wheels down and flaps down, need to make sure I get this landing right! About 6 miles behind me is my AI counterpart, QF12 that took off shortly after I did. Made for fun ATC communication....you talking to me or the other QF12?
Some early early morning fog at SYD
An Aeropelican JS31 holding short while the whale jet comes in.
Not a pretty landing, no pretty flare, but we are wheels on the ground, and a big sigh of relief from the cockpit.
The B738 also looks very small compared to the A380!
Early morning at SYD, still looks quiet
Aircraft at the gates still have their lights off and waiting for their first flights of the day.
Not a A380 suitable gate, but this is where I am parking!
Baggage unloading time, that has to be a long process with this plane.
Notice the fuel left, that is why there was some nervous moments in the cockpit. Almost did not load enough fuel.