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  1. Neal McCulough

    Yep, hang in there matey, the world is watching..
  2. Sideout

    Absolutely Gernot, I seem to recall we missed a few bits the first time around. The first round is on me, see you at the bar! Have a great Christmas!
  3. Sideout

    Indeed Mathijs, I'll be sure to raise a glass to you and my other fellow pilots! Thanks for instigating this one, as well as the previous trip, I really enjoyed the high tempo disciplineKeep us posted on the follow up.
  4. Luckily I logged all my flights in my own spreadsheet, so I had all the data I needed. Phew!
  5. oh dear, just noticed this after landing back at Heathrow. I'll just have to do it all again
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    The final set 8 - La Guardia to Heathrow in nine hops Landing at Saint John Ground temperatures are dropping! St. Anthony Narsarsuaq Early morning (night!) flight to Kulusuk Keflavik Keflavik to Vagar An "interesting" approach Och aye, Scotland! A busy Inverness Airport Stacked up waiting to depart to Leeds Bradford Nice photo scenery! Leeds Bradford And finally, touching down in London! Parked up, mission completed! Around the world in (under) 80 days woohoo.... what's next guys? Happy Christmas to all those taking part, hope to join you again one day for another adventure! Cheers, Nigel
  7. I completely agree, I learned so much on the previous RTW as well. Enjoy your trip!
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    Set 7 - The eastward trek across the US of A.... Fr'isco to NYC An early start for the trip from Denver to Kansas Hmm, a bit murky today. Airport is IFR..... A bit moist in Pittsburgh NYC in sight And so to the story so far Looking forward to the final set to take me home!
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    Set 06 - Chofu to San Francisco New Chitose misty for takeoff leg to Yuzhno-Sahalinsk Yuzhno-Sahalinsk Off to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky An early start for the leg to Eareckson Air Station Yet another dawn take off to Adak Colourful...... To Cold Bay Nice mountains! Nice flight, I enjoyed that! From Cold Bay to Kodiak Crisp clear air at Kodiak Leaving for Anchorage After you, no, after you...... could be here a while Off to Yakutat An authentic looking shack in default FSX And so, on to Annette Island Annette Island to Port Hardy Next leg to Portland And finally, for this batch: Portland to San Francisco The trip so far The next set will take me across the centre of the USA Happy landings peeps!
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    Set 5 complete, Hong Kong to Chofu Fish farm? Ahh, fuel! Mt Fuji Here's the trip so far... Next, the Pacific.... Happy landings
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    Set 4 complete Calcutta to Chittagong A bit murky on landing On to Mandalay, in the rain then Xishuangbanna That ridge at the end of the runway is going to interesting at takeoff! Xishuangbanna to Noi Bai, Hanoi, negotiated the ridge ok then Haikou Meilan International another dawn flight and finally to Hong Kong and a really early start! Default FSX cartoon scenery sorry.... The story so far Set 5 coming up shortly Cheers
  12. 19722nm for me, excluding weird atc routing, like avoiding Cambodia. Odd because the band Dead Kennedies extolled the virtue of a Holiday in Cambodia..
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    Set 3 complete Bombay to Calcutta (or whatever the youngsters call them today...) Very misty early on when leaving Bombay Tower view, strictly IFR A small strip in the middle of a jungle, interesting! A few more facilities at Calcutta Time for a curry and Elephant beer! The story so far, this is a different experience from the last RTW. Brisk would be a good description Bring on Set 4..
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    Set 2 complete - Port Said Air Port El Gameel to Bombay Early morning start after a night on Toby's camel piss An unremarkable flight to Sharm el Sheikh Off to Medina Parked up at Riyadh Another dawn flight, this time to Abu Dhabi A bit of sand blowing around down there en route to Muscat Gwadar, Pakistan A bit misty for the onward journey to Karachi Weather is deteriorating as I leave for Rajkot Seems ok here though Onward to Bombay, however, someone built a tower block at the end of the runway! Sundown and Bombay is IFR.... Here's the story so far Looking forward to the next set! Happy landings!
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    Here we go again then Set 1, divided into 7 legs to suit the times I have available to fly. Settled on the trusty Kingair because I know how long it takes to get anywhere in my dear old Dragon Rapide I'd only get bored.... First flight, a quick jump over the Channel to Paris On to Turin Love the Alps For some strange reason I decided to head south at dusk! This resulted in changing the destination to a different Rome airport Next, off to Brindisi That's better, more to see A really early start for the trip to Santorini Not a lot here, so I'll press on with my tight schedule Crossing the Med en route to Egypt A quick hop over to Port Said Sand Sand and green stuff approaching Port Said, now for a couple of pint's of Toby's cat's piss The story so far First set complete, now for some more sand! Happy Landings people!