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FS Trip Report:- B747 Denver To Aspen With Pics

Sun May 09, 2004 12:12 am

Ive never flown a Boeing 747 into Aspen before - the biggest aircraft ive flown in or out of there is a BAe 146-200  Smile

I'm sure I read on another forum somewhere that it has been done in FS before - so i thought id give it a try!! Big grin

Anyway, it was a nice day at Denver, and after I recieved clearance from my parking spot over at the cargo ramp, I taxied to runway - 07. My cruising alt today will be 18,000FT with winds blowing from the East.

If you look just above and to the right of my tail you can see a United flight arriving on rwy 17L.

Note that I use 5 overlays for my Denver airport - so have all runways in use!!

Just reiceived T/O clearance

Just about to rotate

Climbing out, Gear up. I then performed a 180 deg turn while climbing to FL180

I soon passed over Eagle Co Regional Airport while descending thru 13,000FT

I received ILS clearance and was told to descend to 9,800FT

My final approach was kinda scary, skirting the trees with my landing gear!! Because the LDA is off-set, i had to do a 'Kai-Tak' turn before touchdown!!

Just managed to touch down safely, but not quite on the centerline (cant be perfect all the time)  Big grin

As soon as i hit the deck it was full reverse thrust, speed brakes and of course landing gear brakes too

Finally, i came to a sudden stop at the end of the runway  Smokin cool

Lets now hope that for my return trip i can get that bird outta there!! Big grin

Thanks for joining me on my trip!!  Big thumbs up


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RE: FS Trip Report:- B747 Denver To Aspen With Pics

Sun May 09, 2004 12:19 am

Forgot to mention my callsign - "Dubai 24 Heavy"


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RE: FS Trip Report:- B747 Denver To Aspen With Pics

Sun May 09, 2004 12:56 am

B747 Denver to Aspen

I can see some of the Aspen socialites already writing a letter to the Pitkin County Airport  Big grin

I can also tell that you were using FS02 since the ATC assigned approach was fixed for FS04 (During IMC, you will be given the GPS-C instrument approach).

Just as an F.Y.I., your "Kai-Tak" approach wasn't necessary for Runway 15 (I believe the Jeppensen Charts depict a "noise sensitive" area over where you did your daring maneuver). It is possible to do somewhat of a straight-in for Runway 15, or followed the Roaring Fork for 15. The Localizer is used for an instrument missed approaches and instrument departures, although I do find it useful when I am landing on runway 33.

Overall, take my suggestions with a grain of salt, and have fun. Now for the real challenge, try landing on runway 33!!!
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RE: FS Trip Report:- B747 Denver To Aspen With Pics

Sun May 09, 2004 3:01 am

Nice report, I'm planning on doing one for my made up airlines first flight from LGW to FNC. I've just done a FS2K2 delivery flight of a 737-700 from Seattle to LGW with a stop at LGA and KEF. As I said my trip report is coming soon.

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RE: FS Trip Report:- B747 Denver To Aspen With Pics

Sun May 09, 2004 7:55 am

Nice! I often for the heck of it fly a B747 from Denver to Eagle County Regional. I have once or twice flown the B747 into Aspen. I never follow the landing pattern though. I just fly straight in. Taxing is a challenge once you are on the ground. Good Luck getting out of there.

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