cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 25319 times:
Since the other screenshot thread is refusing to load properly even on my potent computer - it's time for a new one.
I'm flying Tontouta to Honolulu with Concorde G-BOAF. Fortunately I got runway 29 for take-off, the other way would not work. I expect it would have been Concorde slamming into a hill.
I had a vR of 193kts! I taxied out and slowly down the runway before doing a U-turn, taking care to do it in the least amount of space possible. My care was rewarded with adequate runway left after rotation.
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 25231 times:
Flightsimlabs Concorde - a payware one, but also a very, very good one too. Lots of learning to do if you want to fly it well.
Quoting Harmonium (Reply 1): I'm mostly flying A319/B738 for my VA, so I'm quite envious of those mach speeds
So terrible having to trundle along at M0.79 or so. I'm doing that speed at something like 9000ft!
Now, jokes aside - it's a serious full on simulation. To give you an idea, even the cabin display has to be programmed before you start for it to work properly. The inertial navigation systems need to be aligned, or you can use the auto-start to have everything ready to go. You still need to know how to do things like INS DME updating, and it helps to have a thorough grounding in Concorde systems and procedures. You can get that with the ITVV Concorde twin-DVD set.
Otherwise, I'm here to answer your questions. Just don't ask the finer details of the fuel system - it was never my strong point. The autopilot and other systems though are basically very logical and not hard to use.
speedbird217 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 328 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 25084 times:
Here's a few from my last trip. Oslo to Stavanger on Norwegian Air Shuttle B737-800. I also "tried" to do my first videos. Not really what I was aiming for in regards to quality, but I'm still learning so that's okay...
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 40 Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 24846 times:
From Honolulu to Anchorage in 2 hours 34 minutes with British Airways Concorde G-BOAF:
Taking the scenic descent past Lake Clark Park and Wilderness:
Turning onto the final approach:
Landing in Anchorage:
Touched down there on runway 32 with a visual approach in clear conditions - but it was very gusty and turbulent, Concorde was rocking about a bit. Still touched down right on the centre line and just a tiny bit short of the piano keys - in a very gentle manner. Brakes heated up to about 350C after landing.
Smoking landing! Fortunately, there are no passengers in FS. I've always thought of trying FSPassengers addon, but I hear they scream in terror when the descent rate is quite high. Nearly every flight I'm doing 7000ft/min or better descent rate.
And after completing my most recent leg. I never knew F9 flew to Love let alone did Ground servicing for Southwest.
So far I've done YBAS-YBBN-YSTW-YSSY-NZQN-NZCH-NZAA-KLAX-KPHX-KIAH then drove across town to do KHOU-KDAL. Afterwards I shall continue the Texas Triangle returning to KHOU via KSAT before heading off for Florida.
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"