FJWH
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Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:26 pm

Hey all,

In a moment I'm going to fly in FS2004 and I'm looking for some nice routes.
The only thing is that the routes must not be that long. So I'm looking for routes like with nice scenery for example, or a route between 2 airports that are very nice to land/take-off.

Thanks,

FJWH
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KLM777
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:53 pm

Try AMS-LCY (KLM cityhopper) or RTM-LCY (VLM) with the Fokker 50.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:24 pm

LAX-SFO is quite a nice short route, considering there are "detailed" sceneries for both airports, and the descent into San Francisco Bay especially at sunset is really nice.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:32 pm

Id have to agree KLAX-KSFO or KSFO-KLAX very beautiful routes also KLAX-KSAN is very nice right along the coast for 94 nm  Big thumbs up

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FJWH
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:32 am

Thanks guys BUT KLM777 where can I get a Fokker 50 that works well with FS2004 ?(often having problems with added planes)

I'm also looking for a F70/100 in KL scheme, where can I get these?

Thanks,

Tjap
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:53 am

Project Fokker will have a KLM repaint I think....look for Project Fokker on avsim...I don't have a direct link  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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KLM777
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:56 am

For the F70/F100 visit: http://fokker.avsim.net/, This fokker model was build for FS2002, but there's something on the website to make it compatible with 2004.

For the Fokker 50, search at avsim for "dream wings fokker 50" and you will find your model. There are also panels available for both of them.

Kind regards,

Jeroen
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:08 am

Whitehorse-Braeburn in something like a Cessna or a Beaver is nice. Accually most places in the Yukon and Alaska are quite nice to fly around to.




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justplanecrazy
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:55 am

any flight into KSFO or choose a flight into Rio de janerio.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:05 am

A lot of you mentioned SFO. I'm going to try it out  Smile/happy/getting dizzy !

CanadianNorth, the airports you mentioned, what are the codes? I'm always looking for some interesting Cessna routes because I usually don't have much time for FS.

Regards
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:23 am

Whitehorse is CYXY, not sure what Braeburn is, but Its easy to find if you just set it to Canada and set it to Yukon Territory, the list is only maybe 10-20 airports long (Give or take a bit.) But when you click Whitehorse make sure you go to Whitehorse International (our accual airport) and not Cousins (thats just a little gravel strip down the highway a bit)


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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:15 pm

Try AKL-ZQN(Queenstown NZ), nice scenic approach, but try it in a 744
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:19 am

Thanks CanadianNorth, I'll check them out. That gravel strip sounds interesting though to practice some short field landings on occasion.

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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:38 pm

Another gorgeous flight is Tokyo Haneda/Narita to Osaka Itami/Kansai. Osaka Bay is ringed by city and mountains and both departure and arrival routings into Tokyo overfly Suruga Bay adjacent to Shizuoka prefecture and Mt. Fuji.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:00 pm

You can't go wrong with a flight into SXM.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I'll also second ZKSUJ's suggestion of flying into Queenstown. Great mountain scenery all around and a fun approach to rwy. 5 (I think).

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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:21 pm

Try to land into Innsbruck (Austria) (LOWI)
Munich - Innsbruck is a short one.
Try it with A320 or a 737 or Fokker 70/100. You can try some turbo props too for simplicity.
On first time I could not figure how they do such things in real life. Its interesting.
Lowi - to some european city is a challenging too with a jet.
On take off you face steep mountains. I tried it with some heavies like DC-10, L1011s and FSIM ATC just tells you to turn accoridng to GPS and you face challenging steep climbs.
For starter try with some twin engines (light one )737, F70/100, CRJ, A319/320, EMBs, etc, not heavy and enjoy.)
LOWI munich is pretty close by, you you can done in an hour.
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:28 pm


My favourite short flights with default scenery:

KLAX to KSAN/KSFO/KLAS/KABQ (and return) - A320 / B727/B737/B767/B777
KSLC to KSFO/KSEA (and return) - A320 / B727/B737/B767/B777
KDEN to KASP in a Learjet, RJ or DH8.
YSCB to YSSY (and return) in a B737, RJ, Metroliner or SAAB 340.
EGLL to EHAM (and return) all aircraft

My favourites with added scenery:

YMML to YSSY/YPAD (and return) - A320 / B727/B737/B767
YSSY to YBBN (and return) - A320 / B727/B737/B747/B767
NZAA / NZWN / NZCH (all combo's) - B737 / ATR (B747 into ZZWN is fun)
RJAA to RJBB (and return) - all aircraft
EGLL to EGCC/LFPG (and return) - all aircraft
LIMC to LIPZ (and return) - B737/B727 / RJ / MD80

I haven't even touched on the US East Coast yet either  Big thumbs up . I find the best thing to do is get an atlas (an old school atlas is fine) and look for major cities that are around 400-700 km appart.

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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:10 am

CanadianNorth:

The Whitehorse-Braeburn flight you recommended was great! The flight has simple airports (I chose the gravel strip north of the other Whitehorse airport). I got some nice weather effects with real world weather and I flew visually by the lakes. I think I could have followed a road that ran along a long narrow lake. Nevertheless, I arrived only 3 minutes later than what MSFS said my plan should have been (25 min versus 22 min planned). My landing was great too, and I definitely enjoyed looking around at the scenery from the cockpit on the way! Thanks again for the recommendation  Big thumbs up ! I'm going to fly this one again very soon.

Regards
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:12 am

I flew Luanda, Angola to Sal, Cape Verde to Houston IAH as WORLD 103 Heavy a MD11. I usually duplicate airline flights. I love flying into LAS and SAN for the interesting approaches.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:51 am

KRNO-KSEA: In real life (and in FS2004) this route is STUNNING. You get to see the mountains (Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Shashta, Mt. Rainier) its nice. Also any flight into SFO or Hawaii (especially OGG or KOA {KONA}).
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:53 am

KMIA-KORD,KLAX-KSFO. PANC-KSEA is a really good one.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:13 am


Try to fly to DTTA-DTTJ-DTMB-DTTZ-DTKA...
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:48 am

Ive just flown over some stunning scenary during a flight for my virtual airline.KPHX Phoenix skyharbour-CYYC Calgary. Following the rockies up to Canada. 1064nm about a 2hr 45 min flight.
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:05 pm

Try something like MAN-SZG or something like that, the scenery in the alps is brilliant  Smile
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:19 pm

Cramos... that road by the lake was probably at Fox Lake. The North Klondike Highway goes between Whitehorse and Dawson City (South Klondike Highway is the one from Whitehorse to Skagway) and it passes through Braeburn and on the way follows Fox Lake for a while. Its a beautiful highway to drive, and its also a nice place to fly on FS eh!



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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:08 pm

It sure is CanadianNorth. By the way, do you have other similar routes that are about the same length, if not shorter? Canada is a very nice place, and that's just in the simulator, imagine real life!

Regards
 
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RE: Interesting Routes To Fly In FS2004?

Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:04 pm

Whitehorse-Juneau is longer, but is also a nice ride (but in yer aircraft choice remember you need to slowly get up to oh I cant remember now maybe 10,000 to clear the mountains, then its a nice drop into Juneau.)

Whitehorse-Atlin is slightly longer than the braeburn run, but is also a nice ride (kinda same idea as the braeburn run but yer going south instead of north).

Whitehorse-Skagway is also not too bad (you seen part of the north klondike highway, so go see the south klondike highway!)

Whitehorse-Haines Junction is a fairly easy flt. (but when you arrive at Haines Juntion if you look further west you are looking at the Kluane National Park, the Yukon's component of the largest international protected area, and home to Canada's tallest mountain.)

Whitehorse-Anchorage is a longer flight (but its worth a go if you have an hour or more)

Dawson City-Inuvik I have never been but I know driving from dawson to inuvik was an amazing road trip, so I would think it would make a nice flt. (it would probably be a good 2 hours though, I'd try doing Dawson-Eagle Plains then Eagle Plaines-Inuvik.)




Go try a few of those, and I'm sure you'll see why I absolutely love calling Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory, home. Good luck have fun!

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