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  1. Almost my last flights. First from Zurich to Altenrhein. At only 40nm thats just under 15 minutes of flight time in the Mustang. Now in familiar territory, as I tore up the skies in this neighborhood for so long hauling rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong Andras Field as a wee charter pilot. The uneventful roaring start from Zurich Buzzing the field, Maverick style Coming up on left hand pattern at Altenrhein. Turning base After a short stop and some paperwork, on to Andras Field, climbing out over lake Constanz under a dieing sun. What colors can do my mount. After all this time, I'm actually going to miss this wild wild machine. Mountains, skies and clouds. Final at EAFS Andras Field, over the elongated hill, giving clear view of the main runway, the glider strip and the water field EAFW on the Forggensee and seaplane port and ramp to the big field in the Illasbergsee. Beyond the castle on the hill overlooking the air park where, among others, my home is located. As Meigs was in years long gone, so is Andras my gateway into the sim. With it's different runways and situated along the Alps, it never grows old. Full flaps on passing the bridge Safely down and taxi to the end, then home, with the castle on the hill ever watchful. Andras Meridian VA Terminal and HQ building. My street My house. Now to push the old lady in the hangar and empty a beer on the porch.
  2. Nice flight from Nice ;-). An airport I visit frequently for business trips to Valbonne. Climbed quickly out to cross the mountains, going on oxygen from 12000ft upwards to 18000ft. After passing the Alps I went down and turned east towards Zurich. Only short hops remaining towards Andras Field, via Altenrhein of Friedrichshaven.
  3. Currently at lfmn with only short hops to zurich, altenrhein and andras. With summer temps here in holland my upstairs mancave is too hot for flying.
  4. From Faro to Valencia. Nice flight but just one shot as Accusim bit me in the butt after 180 hr trouble free flying the Mustang. On approach, on downwind, doing me checks and setup. I bump into my flaps switch a bit too much and jam my flaps. Bummer... But little did I know I also blew a hydraulics line so hydraulics went to zero, fast!, as I was still pushing pressure on the flaps and my gear had to come down. I thought the gear didn't lock by the sound and indeed: 2 greens instead of 3. I wobbled to get the right main locked into position, heard the telltale thump but light remained out, so assumed I was good. Assumption is the mother of all fuckups... I should have dumped the hydraulics power handle then and there, as that would have let gravity do the rest on the wheels. But I didn't, and my nice though bit fast landing ended in sparks and smoke as my right main gave in on touchdown. Maintenance at Valencia: prop replacement, main bearings replacement, hydraulics lines check and replacement, oil line and filter replacement, cylinder compression test, lots of whisky and a big dent in my pride and confidence as a Mustang pilot.
  5. Great story. Love the new livery.
  6. A short hop from Gibraltar to Faro.
  7. From Menorca to Gibraltar, overflying Mallorca and Ibiza, then on to Spain. Kept it around 5000ft and visually following the coast towards The Rock. P.S. For some reason I dont have the interactive road traffic crossing the runway at Gibraltar X. I've posted a support request at Aerosoft, but if anyone has ever encounterd this and solved it I'd be happy to hear how.
  8. Did three flights yesterday. From Lugano to Calvi to Olvia to Monastir. Nice weather and beautiful sceneries. I planned my routes so I could stay around 5000ft and enjoy it the most.
  9. Did my legs from Corfu to Bari to Lugano. Wonderful stuff, especially around Lugano. I must admit, this close in Switzerland to Paderborn I can almost smell it. No matter how wonderful this trip has been and is, I feel I'm growing weary. So gonna enjoy the mountains here before I move on to Calvi.
  10. Id hope im not the only one
  11. On to Corfu! Low clouds there, but managed ok on visual landing.
  12. The last batch, back home to Paderborn. With a twitch, so read carefully. We take off from Split, where we last met up. for those of you having VAS issues with Split, you could take Bol, Mostar or one of the other near airports. The schedule is: 5 may: Split to Corfu 12 may: Corfu to Bari ; Bari to Lugano or Bari to Milan-Malpensa 19 may: Lugano to Calvi or Milan-Malpensa to Calvi ; Calvi to OIbia 26 may: Olbia to Monastir or Olbia to Djerba 2 june: Monastir to Ibiza/Menorca/Mallorca or Djerba to Ibiza/Menorca/Mallorca 9 june: Ibiza/Menorca/Mallorca to Malaga or Gibraltar ; Malago or Gibraltar to Faro 16 june: Faro to Requena or Valencia 23 june: Requena to Nice Cote d'Azur or Valencia to Nice Cote d'Azur 30 june: Nice to Zurich 7 july: Zurich to Altenrhein or Zurich to Friedrichshaven ; Altenrhein to Andras Field or Innsbruck ; Friedrichshaven to Andras Field or Innsbruck HOLD Summer holidays and now just one flight remaining, from either Andras Field or Innsbruck into Paderborn. I propose to do this flight together, online, on a later to set date and time. My proposal is in a weekend: sunday september 3rd, 1200utc. I think this will allow most (all?) of us to join based on our respective time zones. Tooling to use is the easiest: JoinFS for the flight and TeamSpeak for the voice aspect. This will also allow anyone to join and "bring us in". the google maps route map has been updated to visualise above routes.
  13. And the final flight is in, a wonderful one into Split, overflying a sea of hills and clouds before landing at the Pearl of the Adriatic.
  14. Made some good headway yesterday. From Thessaloniki to Chisinau to Budapest. Great vistas of mountain and cloud along the way. @dcda, great tour!
  15. And after a nice flight from Mikonos over the Aegian we are at Thessaloniki! Gonna try to finish by the end of next week, as I'll be offline 1.5 weeks after that. After thát, I'll set up the last batch and, viewing the general furtherings by then, set the start date of it.