UltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2055 posts, RR: 6 Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 18480 times:
All rightee then, everybody...the previous thread had gotten to the point where I couldn't even load it fully enough to announce this new one, so apologies in advance for any confusion. Let's continue where we left off, so I'll start with the latest trip under my belt, FRL3707, YWG-MSP:
Launching off of YWG,s runway 18 at a local time of 6:18 AM. It's getting lighter aready...spring is coming!
We were rewarded with this gorgeous sunrise after breaking through the low-level clouds!
No sun shade required
Descending over one of the thousands of lakes in northern Minnesota
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 18268 times:
Been a while since I have flown. I have been in Russia for a while, mainly flying between LED and the various Moscow airports. Decided it was time to fly back to the States, and I decided on flying LED-ORD with an IL96 operated by SU.
Pushing back at the gate an a cold and gray day in LED
Holding short at the active
And we are on our way
Still climbing towards FL360
After a long time of flying over water and a brief crossing of Greenland, the northern edges of Canada are in sight
I was about 500 miles west of YYR and switched to the cockpit view and noticed my fuel was at 10%! I pulled up FS Navigator and searched for an airport nearby that could handle the IL96, but couldn't find one. So I changed my flightplan to YYR.
With my fuel way, way, way beyond dangerously low I am turning towards YYR, ignoring ATC instructions to circle for another runway.
The moment my fuel ran out and the engines cut off.
Some of the wreckage of SU flight 96 is visible through the fugly trees that I have installed.
The IL96 in real life has more than enough legs to the route I was flying. I already searched www.avsim.su and found an updated aircraft.cfg file that adds in more fuel, range and performance and will try again at a later date.
I am not sure it would help.
Plane is coming back home from the Canadian/Carribean instalment in a fortnight anyway. It is C-GTVF/OK-TVF, my repaint, real config. I am waiting for one more clarification before I let it run wild.
The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
speedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 18184 times:
Great pictures everybody! And such a good idea to create a new thread, couldn't load the old one anymore either.
Here's some shots from my latest flight DEN to LHR. All pictures and the full report can be found here: http://fl380.wordpress.com/2012/04/0...london-calling-baw-218-den-to-lhr/
I don't wanna post everything here or this thread also won't load anymore in 1 week...
Ahh, BCN my former home, I have seen the BA 767 there a few times, and the approach to 25R is amazing flying parallel to the city, planes flew over the house I used to live on their way to the airport, I guess PAX on the right side must have had quite a nice view of Sagrada Familia.
Oh and in BCN, landings are on 25R/7L, takeoffs on 25L/7R
The runway running diagonal to them it´s only used for late night /early morning arrivals (from the sea) but I think it is closed now being repaved or something.
I am now in MAD and I can always see the 767 taking off in the early afternoon
I love how BA still puts 767 on some of the short European flights. Sometimes they even bring one to DUS, I heard that's mainly for cargo reasons then.
Indeed the approach was very nice. Couldn't make out the Sagrada Familia, but I saw the harbor and the city. Even twice, due to the go around.
Thanks for the heads up regarding the runway configuration. Didn't know that, my charts said nothing about it, 25R had an ILS and ATC assigned me to it. Next time I'll use the proper configuration.
Harmonium From Denmark, joined Feb 2012, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 17268 times:
Speedbird, you're not allowed to post in this thread unless your posts includes at least five new screenshots. The dissapointment of seing you as last poster and not seeing any new screenies is just unbearable
It's the LevelD 767-300ER. I can only encourage you to get it. It's a wonderful plane and one of the most sophisticated simulations out there.
Quoting Harmonium (Reply 21): Speedbird, you're not allowed to post in this thread unless your posts includes at least five new screenshots. The dissapointment of seing you as last poster and not seeing any new screenies is just unbearable
THEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 833 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 17252 times:
Quoting speedbird217 (Reply 20): Btw what where you thinking here? Driving without valid license plates, that's a rookie superhero mistake man!
That's a great clip. I had several people tell me about it at work. The guy was on his way to a children's hospital, so the cops let him go (naturally - he's Batman for crying out loud!) and then started taking pictures with him. Batman driving a Lamborghini...gotta love it.