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ZKSUJ
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FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:31 pm

The title basically asks the question. What is your favourite route on FS and why. Also what aircraft?
Mine is AKL-PPT, SIN-ZRH, BKK-CPH, AKL-HNL & HNL-YVR all because there is nice scenery on descent and approach. All these are flown with a 744.
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:43 pm

i like to keep the short-n-sweet.

LHR-FRA
LHR-MAN
LTN-AMS
LTN-EDI
LHR-CDG
LTN-PMI

and mabey some US routes if i get bored of euopian stuff.
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:58 pm

Longest that I've flown was BHX-ZTH in an Air Scandic A300, took about 3 hours. Even overtook a PAI MYT 767 on the way  Big thumbs up Those slow Boeings  Big grin Nice flight over the Alps also  Big grin

Otherwise usually just short hops, DUB-LHR,NCL-CDG,NCL-LHR,NCL-MAN MAN-LHR, LGW-AMS stuff like that
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:21 am

Good question, ZKSUJ.

I love taking 'oldies' with limited range (under 1,500 miles) around the world in 'real weather'. It gives me plenty of landings and takeoffs, and occasionally some real frights, when airports are 'IFR' and I have to make instrument approaches in aeroplanes that don't have proper autopilots.

But most of all I love the Pacific legs - the scenery is often breathtaking. The only way to get a short-ranged aeroplane round the world from Australasia, believe it or not, is to first go north right around the Pacific.

My 'normal' route is Melbourne,Brisbane or Cairns, Port Moresby,Truk (in the Marianas), Iwo Jima, and Nakashibetsu - then along the Aleutians via Earackson or Adak to Anchorage, Alaska.

I have taken all sorts of aeroplanes that way - Piper Navajo, Dakota, De Havilland DH88 Comet, Lancair Legacy 2000, P51D Mustang, and others. Currently taking my new toy round, the MAAM B25J Mitchell, which is a dream to fly.

To give you an idea of the scenery you get to see, this is the Lancair climbing out of Truk:-



This is the P51D at about 17,000 feet over Alaska on the way to Anchorage:-



And this is the Mitchell climbing hard out of Port Moresby to get over the Owen Stanleys:-



The Mitchell is great fun because you can visit the various crew positions - this is the bomb-aimer's view of landing at Cairns  Smile:-



I won't crowd your thread with more pictures, but if you'd like to see more, search 'Tony Carr' on here:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/










[Edited 2004-08-31 18:23:05]
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:01 am

Dispite the fact that I am the CEO of A.NET Airlines I am a charter pilot by nature which means I enjoy ferrying lots of people to their holiday destinations and back. I enjoy flying to the Greek Islands simply because the scenery is quite good (I admit MS is kinda bad at them and the Hellas Secenery is amazing) and the approaches are intresting to say the least. Of course flying over there means a flight of at least 3.5 hours and because I like to fly back it means I don't always go.

My best charter routes are

MAN-FAO
MAN-LCA
MAN-LPA
MAN-RHO (Not done it on FS yet - did it real in July)
MAN-PMI
MAN-ZTH
MAN-SCY
MAN-FUE
MAN-ACE

All can be done with a 757 or Airbus A321/320.

I do fly scheduled too but it's not really my cup of tea.

Phil
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ZKSUJ
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:27 pm

The best approach for me would be at YVR or ZRH due to the mountain ranges that are close by.
And some very nice pics there NAV20
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:05 pm

I like LHR-JFK actually, such a busy route in the real world and I like flying transatlantic with all the AI around. INN is quite a challenging approach with all the mountains as well.
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:59 pm

Yeah I forgot about INN, I enjoy visuals in a 744 going into INN via runway 08
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:03 pm

OK>>>
KMIA--->---->TNCM (St maarten)
WSSS (SIN)---->---->KLAX/KEWR (Special 777-200LR in SQ livery)
KLAS--->---->PANC (ANC)
KBOS--->--->EGLL (Heathrow)
KLAX-----KSFO (on United always)
PANC--->--->PHNL
PHNL--->---->RJAA (Narita)
RJAA--->---->VHHH (Hongkong)
VHHH--->KLAX/WSSS/RJAA/KEWR/PANC/PHNL/EDDH

Now you're really flying
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:40 pm

Hi there!

I don't usually have a particular route i like to fly, but recently I've been flying many Bahrain-Europe and Europe-Bahrain flights on a recently downloaded Gulf Air A330 (absolutely stunning if I may say so!)

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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:28 pm

One route that makes for some scenic skyscapes, seascapes, and landings is along the Mediterrranean. Try taking off from Gibraltar and going east via Sicily (Palermo), Malta (Luqa) and Cyprus (Larnaca) -

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?33315

I recommend finishing at Cairo. Last time I went there I had some fun with the Pyramids, which show up well on FS  Smile

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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 04, 2004 5:57 pm

NAV20, would it be a bit hard to do that on a 744  Big grin
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 04, 2004 6:03 pm

Hey, well Im like Phil, I love flying charters as well. So some of my favourite routes are these. For example:

LGW/MAN/NCL >>> JSI/RHO/CFU/ATH/ZTH

I fly to JSI most regularly because of its short runway and the fact that I have been there 5 times and am going back next year. I am also flying a lot of turkish charters at the moment in my Pegasus 737-800 with giant winglets (im a winglet man Big grin). Hope this gives you an idea of what routes i fly!

Thanks Dave  Big thumbs up
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:14 pm

Never one to resist a challenge from across the Tasman, ZKSUJ  Smile



The best thing about 'virtual' flying, for me, is that you can do things you'd be thrown in jail for if you tried them in real life.......

Just been down to your part of the world, as it happens - well, a long way south of you. Beautiful place......

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?35577

[Edited 2004-09-04 15:23:15]
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:45 am

I usually like to fly LAS-St. Maarten on a 773. I LAS the most because taxiing is so easy!
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sun Sep 05, 2004 1:00 pm

KFRG to KSNS. makes me feel like im going for vacation in california each time. i also play "the boys of summer" by the eagles and that just completes the picture. i usually fly this:

"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sun Sep 05, 2004 1:41 pm

Any Hawaiian interisland runs. The scenery, the water, the short flights and the quick turns. Can't beat it! My favorite is HNL-OGG, I fly that almost everyday lol. I operate these flights on my VA, so it's good for picking up some hrs when I'm bored.

 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:42 pm

Thats a nice screen shot Friendlyskies.
NAV20-Yeah, nothing beats NZ, where did you go and when? Was it a month ago in CHC to see the All Blacks WAX the Wallabies?  Big grin
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:00 pm

The big charter routes on the big days, are what i like, having a lot of charter AI traffic. I also like to fly big aircraft. Here are a few screenies from my current flight, Palma-Gatwick on Mytravel A330 G-MLJL. The full set will be on http://www.flightsimmer.com/forums sometime once i've finished.








Other flights i have done which i like are:

Tenerife-Gatwick (Air Atlanta Europe B747-200)
Sanford-Gatwick (Britannia Airways B767-300)
Malaga-Luton (Monarch A321)
Heraklion-Manchester (Monarch A300)

-Stephen
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:11 pm

Misunderstanding, ZKSUJ, I meant I was there 'virtually'. Took the Mitchell down and flew it across Antarctica - I find myself doing silly things like that.

Nice views over the Southern Alps:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?35576

Slightly tricky landing at Dunedin:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?35577

Good views of a lot of ice:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?35578

And finally a really nice shot of the dawn at about 87 degrees south:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?35996
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:32 pm

Guys....

I see planes from MyTravel, Thomas Cook, Island Hopper etc etc. How do you get these??? I want them to
Thanks

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ZKSUJ
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:35 am

Ah right NAV20, sorry about that. Did you try an approach into WLG. Set it with high crosswinds and severe turbulence, should make for a bit of fun  Smile
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:34 pm

I'll have to visit NZ 'for real' one day, ZKSUJ, it sure looks beautiful. My only visits so far have been to the transit lounge at Auckland, on the way to and from the States!

I'll visit it again 'virtually' soon. I'll bring my new toy and try that Wellington landing. I've finally got back to jet airliners, but I'm starting again with the very first one - and arguably still the most beautiful ever - the DH106 Comet IV.

I just re-enacted the first-ever jet passenger flight across the North Atlantic - Heathrow to Idlewild (now Kennedy) in the 'real weather' for the actual date, 4th. October 1958.

Next project is a route others might like to try - the Comet London-Johannesburg route, via Rome, Beirut, Khartoum, Nairobi, 'Salisbury' (now Harare). Start at 19.00 hours and allow 45 minutes per stop.

This is the Comet 4 climbing out of Heathrow (love the swept wings):-



This is lining up over the Jersey Shore for Runway 4R at Kennedy. The Comet looks pretty modern for a 1940s design, doesn't it?:-



And this is the final approach. The Comet panel is pretty challenging, can you spot the ILS display?  Smile I'm dead on line but a fraction high:-









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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:55 am

EHAM - EGLL

(nice and short  Smile)
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:13 am


FS9 Midway 737-700

SJU-LAX
FLL-CUN
FLL-LGA
FLL-ATL
LAX-MEX
CUN-MIA
DFW-MIA
E145, E170, E190, A310, A300, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380, 717 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 77W, 787
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:01 pm

I see planes from MyTravel, Thomas Cook, Island Hopper etc etc. How do you get these??? I want them to

Well, my IslandHopper paints aren't available at the moment (and will only be available from my VA site), but you can most likely find all the other liveries and aircraft at http://www.avsim.com.
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:45 pm

NAV20-WLG with big (severe) turbulence is fun in the sim, and it is a great place in real life. Nice shots too..
Why do you go via AKL? I take it you travel on NZ.
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:28 am

I'll try Wellington all right, ZKSUJ. AND Auckland, I always try to revisit airports I've been to in real life.

At the moment, though, just landed the Comet at Beirut. It took me four carefully-navigated flights to realise that it actually does have 'GPS Hold'  Smile Next stop Khartoum. Looking forward to Nairobi and Harare, among the mountains, all dark brown on the map in my atlas.

About Auckland, just a fad really. I have family/friends in the USA, and go there quite often. I hate the long haul from Melbourne direct to LAX, so I have sometimes booked on United, who give you a break at Auckland.

Glad you liked the shots.

[Edited 2004-09-09 17:30:30]
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:24 am

My Favs are:
KOAK--KBUR
KSFO--KJFK
PHNL--PANC--CYVR
CYVR--KMSY
KMIA--TNCM
TNCM--LFPG
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:12 am

FJWH,

There are a few plans out there for these charters, however you have to doubt their accuracy.

The one's included in my screens are my personal creations, for Summer 04. However they are now becoming out of date, so i'll start some Summer 2005 version's soon (Dreading it for MYT - No more B767's/B757's/DC-10-30's  Sad). Some are harder and more time consuming, but i have already released my Britannia Summer 2005 plans on my (pretty terrible) site. http://www.aiflightplans.tk You can also find Air Atlanta Europe plans there as well as a couple of others.

I personally specialise in charters, i honestly couldn't care less how out of date my BA plans are (even though they are currently up to date  Big grin), but the charter schedule is always changing and i like to keep it up to date.

Thanks
-Stephen
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:47 am

ZKSUJ, accepted your 'invitation' to Wellington. Took the risk of bringing a 'heavy', a Super VC10, and got a bit worried when I found out how short the runway was.

I set up 'severe turbulence' and all went fairly well until I got down to 1,500 feet - then it got interesting. I was 'honour bound' to land visual - I got below the glidepath and had to slam on power, and at the same time the flight director was telling me to drop a wing into the wind......

Picture here:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?37388

After all that, though, I'm pleased to report that the landing was just about perfect!  Smile

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?37389

Funny thing about the VC10. Any old-time pilot (or passenger) will tell you that it was the nicest 'heavy' of them all. But BOAC, as the likely main customer, insisted that it should be able to cope with the 'Commonwealth' routes, particularly the Johannesburg service - airports at 5,000 feet with short runways. So it had to have over-powerful engines and lots of flaps and slats, and was therefore thirstier than its American competitors - otherwise it might have been a world-beater.

Perfect if you need to land at Wellington, though!  Smile Thanks for the idea.




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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:31 pm

No worries, nice to have a challenging landing now and again  Big grin
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:23 pm

You've fired me up, ZKSUJ.

Had my run up to Auckland. Then thought I might as well go on and do another 'favourite route' of mine - Hawaii and San Francisco.

Nice night takeoff from Auckland:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?37552

Then a mouth-watering view of Pearl Harbor lining up to land at Honolulu from the west:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?37653

Finally the panorama of downtown Honolulu and the mountains on final approach:-

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?37654



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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:49 am

@NAV20

A bit off-topic. Where did you get this nice VC-10 from and esp. the panel? Tried to find it on avsim for FS2K2 but no success.

Nick
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:31 am

NAV20, some very nice Pics there. I take it you do not have AI as I can see some default AI in there?
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:39 pm

I like IAD-LHR, as this is a trip I take in real life fairly often. I also like caribbean routes, like MIA-SJU-STT-SXM-BGI-AUA..... Island hopping in the caribbean is very fun, the flights arent too long, and there are many very cool appreoaches.

I like to use the 744 on such routes, just to see if I can land / T/O at the various airstrips.

-AA777
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:29 pm

Agree, AA777, the Caribbean is good fun - terrific varied scenery.

No problem, Nick, glad to help - that's what this site is for, I guess. You can get the VC10 (free) from here:-

http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/

It's a well-organised site, but 'different'. First you download the 'base aeroplane'; then go to another page for the textures; then to yet more pages for the panel and sound. The only thing to remember is that when you copy in the sound and panel files, you MUST tell it to delete the 'dummy' files in there, which have the same names. The VC10 panel is being re-done, the one I'm using is from the RAF tanker version, but it isn't much different.

I'd strongly recommend the Comet 4 as well. A real 'honey' to fly - and beautiful, especially for a 1940s design.

http://virtual.planepictures.net/show.cgi?36657

Beware though - they are tricky to fly at first. They have old-style autopilots with no proper auto-throttle, so it's very easy to stall them on takeoff or landing, unless you keep an eagle eye on the ASI.

Tony
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:39 pm

No, SKSUJ, I don't have any AI add-ons. I try not to load too much in, in case it gives frame-rate trouble.

What are the advantages of AI? Does it just give you different kinds of aeroplanes and more traffic, or does it do other things as well?
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:23 pm

@NAV20

Correct, AI gives you more traffic (sometimes a pain in the a** when taking off or landing). And it may affect the framerate a bit.

Nick
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 18, 2004 9:18 am

I like to do short hops SEA-Vancouver
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sat Sep 18, 2004 3:04 pm

NAV20- I have got Traffic 2004 about a month ago, and it is great with increased amount of traffic. You have other real airlines around which is a good thing.
The graphics is not the best but is still good and it has not affected my frame rate so far.
 
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:18 pm

Planesarecool.....where'd u get those wing views? I love em!
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RE: FS Pilots, Your Favourite Route.

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:35 am

http://www.flightsim.com, sign up and search "Wing Views." There will be a ton of them

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