MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2289 posts, RR: 25 Posted (6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10754 times:
The previous thread was getting long on the tooth, so here´s a spanking new one just in time to warm us up like a cozy jumper during this winterishy times (excepts our pals in the southern hemisphere who are enjoying summer)
Anyways, I will kickstart this with some whaleshots.
EK50 Munich to Dubai.
Sceneries by Aerosoft (EDDM)
Project Airbus A380
Sadly I did not take any screenshots of the inbound flight, and I should have, because the approach into MUC was a total joy, visibility down to like 1 mile gray all around and some rain thrown in for good measure.
Being readied for the 5:50 flight down to homebase.
Higher up view, dwarfing that poor little Embraer Jet.
Tail Cam shot.
Flight was uneventful and after 5 hours and a bit, we are well on descent, here we are approaching Dubai City, Burj Khalifa clearly visible.
I cannot stress how amazing Flytampa´s DXB is, they have outdone themselves with this gem.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 9630 times:
Took advantage of my day off to do some flying, up to an area that I have not been to all that much, Alaska.
SEA scenery is Fly Tampa
ANC scenery is a recently released freeware package
Holding short at active
Descending into ANC with some low level clouds
About to touch down with the cargo ramp in the background and a rare visitor, an AN124
Even more BR cargo haulers on the ANC ramp...a home away from home it seems
At the gate
While looking at Flightaware's history of ANC, I noticed I had a lot of missing carriers. I am installing them now for my outbound flight. Not sure where I want to fly next, but it will be a carrier who operates at ANC.
Thanks. Since I was in Alaska, I thought I would make the hop on over to Russia and since this route is a real seasonal based flight, I thought I would do it. I love the scenery of the Far East of Russia. I was almost tempted to fly down to my sister-in-law's home town of KHV but decided not. I am now doing the return flight to ANC, about 200 miles left to go. Maybe some other time I'll make the flight to KHV in an ultra not realistic fantasy non-stop flight from the States.
Nice A380 shots, I wish I could get ground shots as crisp and clear as you have in your third image. I am still on FS9, not FSX (it is installed, but I love my ai aircraft and plans and they are all in FS9) and am thinking of getting Ultimate Terrain soon....1.6GB download.
Fabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1111 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8633 times:
This screenshot is a little different:
Today, at 0216Z (0916 local - FS time), an Airbus A320, operated by Seagle air, impacted mountainous terrain west of Innsbruck. The condition of the 155 passengers and 6 crew on board is unclear. DFDR was located and found undamaged. The trajectory flown:
Crew was attempting to fly the RNP approach to runway 26, but found a problem with airplanes descent rate. They decided to go around and follow the published procedure, and passed above INN airport at abut 4800ft. Reason of crash is not known as of now, probable crew error.
The light at the end of tunnel turn out to be a lighted sing saying NO EXIT
I'm so torn about that...it looks great, but I have so many repaints for the AI Aardvark 737NG that it would take ages to get everything transferred over...fortunately my AI 737 Classic fleet was considerably smaller!
And man...I've been away a long time! Here are a couple shots from the meantime:
N942FR landing from the north in DEN as F9 721 from Omaha
Flight deck of N854NW all lit up for touchdown on ATL's runway 27L
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8161 times:
Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 21): I'm so torn about that...it looks great, but I have so many repaints for the AI Aardvark 737NG that it would take ages to get everything transferred over...fortunately my AI 737 Classic fleet was considerably smaller!
The new models are so nice. And if you are a FSX user, there are FSX specific models that utilize larger paint kits, allowing painters to add in more details. I am still on FS9, but am slowly moving to FSX because of these FSX specific models. I have a massive AIA B737 install also, but am slowly moving them over as I install new plans.
Nice shot, my next flight will be with a Project Airbus A319, once I find a suitable panel. Ever since I bought my 23" wide screen monitor, the panel I used to use on my old 20" monitor no longer works, the view is all jacked up and is looking down on the runway. Kind of hard to fly like that. I need to find a panel soon, last night I completed my "positioning" flight to setup my next flight with the A319.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 30, posted (4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8026 times:
With the weather turning very cold (a few days this week we were in the single digits) and our first inch of snow in over 355 days, I decided to leave the Chicago area for somewhere warm. My last flight left me in RFD and that gave me an opportunity to fly down to CUN on F9. F9 operates a charter to CUN our of RFD as well as scheduled service to DEN. This shot here I am arriving into warm, but overcast CUN.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 34, posted (4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7920 times:
With an ice storm about to hit the Chicago area, I decided not to fly home today. Instead I took a short hop from CUN to HAV with a CU Yak-42D. These are all arrival pictures into HAV. The Yak-42D is the CIS Traffic Team AI model that has been modified with the Vistaliners B727 fde files to make it flyable, also threw in a B727 panel (since I cannot read Russian and didn't install a YK42 panel) and I also added in Yak-42 engine sounds.
Welcome to the FS world of screenshots. As zkojq mentioned, framing is good, unless you really want to show the background as well. Also you might want to look into adjusting your video settings if you computer can handle it so that the images are crisper, clearer and better looking.
Here are some shots from a flight last night from YYZ-ORD with an AC E175 (freeware Dreamwings E170 model pretending to be an E175). YYZ is a freeware scenery from the usual sources and the ORD is the payware FSDreamteam scenery.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 45, posted (4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7295 times:
Quoting san747 (Reply 44): Snow falling with the sun out, and I thiiiink I see some UPS Cargo aircraft parked at the ORD international terminal?
I wasn't thinking about the snow, but it can fall when it is sunny. Yeah the 5X at the international terminal is one of them and the other one was the MQ Jungle Jets crossing the runway that I took off from. one was holding short in the middle of the runway.
UltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2002 posts, RR: 6 Reply 48, posted (4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7223 times:
One of the hazards of realistic AI flightplans is the occasional overlap...here's my G7 CRJ-700 lined up on LGA's runway 22 heading to DCA, just a few minutes behind Shuttle America ERJ-170 on the same route.
But not to be outdone by the new kid, N542DA cleans up on takeoff from SAV as DL578 to Atlanta.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 51, posted (4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7063 times:
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 49): Nice shots there. N513AE is the CRJ taht flew me from ORD to OKC in June 2011 as AA3818! Nice to see it in the FS world.
Thanks. I have not been on a CR7 with MQ yet, all have been ERJs.
A few from a recent flight between MSY-JFK with B6. MSY is default FS9 airport and JFK is a freeware scenery. Aircraft is freeware the Project Airbus A320. I usually do not fly at night time, but with the recent purchase of Ultimate Terrain, night time flying is a bit better now, the city lights look so much better.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 60, posted (3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6080 times:
I really, really hate the new Photobucket site, it is much harder to use now! My uploads are not being saved in alphabetical order.
Here are some shots I took from SCL-LPB with a Project Opensky Embraer Legacy. This was not my original flight plan, I wanted to fly SCL-MIA with an 5Y B747-400F. My first attempt suffered a tail strike on departure and I had to circle back and land for repairs. My next attempt resulted in the plane freezing in mid-air with less than 200 miles to go...the game didn't freeze, just the plane. My third and final attempt resulted in FS9 crashing to desktop as I was on short final at MIA. So I finally said 'eff it, and I ended up with this flight. Most of these shots are of various AI aircraft I spotted along the way.
Departing SCL behind a LA A320 in the distance that took off before me. And some fugly 2D trees to the right.
The before mentioned LA A320, SCL in the background.
TA A320 in Star Alliance livery
TA A320 in new livery
Old FS2002 scenery with ugly static aircraft (and since this pic was taken, I've managed to remove some of them from the scenery)
My next flight will not be for a long time, this coming Saturday I am on a real AA flight flying ORD-RSW. Maybe my last AA MD-80 flight.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 76, posted (3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4438 times:
During my slow progress back to the United States from South America, my last flight left me in SXM, so I did a little island hopping over to SAB. I think the flying time was about equal to my ground time, I chose a very busy departure and arrival time for departing SXM.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 84, posted (2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
SXM-EYW Embraer Legacy 600
A lot of pics, mostly shots of the traffic encountered during the flight. Routing was following the islands up to the Bahamas and then over to the Florida Keys. When overflying Cuba, my sim locks up for some reason, so I had to take a longer route to avoid Cuba.
Sharing some ramp space with a Global Express and a US B757
Climbing away at 2500fpm
Anguilla Air Services BN-2
9K Cessna 402C
Global Express owned by Paramount Pictures Corp
Gulfstream G550 owned by PGA golfer Greg Norman
Bombardier Challenger 604 owned by Colonial Bank
2Q Short SD3-30
5K B737-400 providing charter service to Cuba for C&T Charters
TS Airbus A310-300
9K Cessna 402C in a special Key West livery
Challenger 604 owned by the US-FAA
Arrival into EYW
Sharing some ramp space with a Global Express owned by Aero Toy Store LLC
zkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 817 posts, RR: 1 Reply 87, posted (2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
I spent a few hours earlier in the weel 'creating' this beauty. Here it is on a test flight from Hamburg:
As you may have guessed, I'm very proud. Many thanks has to be given to some folks at ARNZX who pointed me in the right direction when I got stuck. Comparatively, I have posted a photo of the Armenian Government's A319....anyway, thats enough bragging for now.
Since the above screenshots I've done quite a bit of tweaking - main changes include borrowing some engine textures from a Virgin Atlantic A340-600 and fixing the stripe (much harder than one might think). Anyway, the result is featured in this flight from NCE to KEF.
Parked at the gate.
Accelerating down the runway.
About to fly nice and low over Nice.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 90, posted (2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
I thought I would have some FSX shots to share by now, but my migration to FSX is slow going. I finally decided to switch over a few weeks ago. I still have about 12 passenger carriers to install at ORD, which will be my home base for my FSX flying and many cargo carriers to install, and to also install my FS Dreamteam ORD scenery. Maybe one of these months. Here are some shots of a flight in FS9, DL ATL-MSP in the SGA MD-90.
csturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1356 posts, RR: 3 Reply 91, posted (1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1802 times:
This place has been quiet lately. I am finally flying in FSX, after a little trouble with some crash to desktops while flying into ORD, I was finally able to complete a flight, this time I flew as 9E operating a Delta Connection flight between EVV-DTW with a CR2.