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  1. Here is our flight report for the leg 8018 of the forth segment of flights Calcutta - Yokohama which we concluded on 01-Nov-2017. VVDL - Lien Khuong, Da Lat, Vietnam METAR: VVDL 010233Z 04704KT 9999 BKN018 21/18 Q1013 Gate: 6 OUT 0305z OFF: 0322z VHHX - Hong Kong - Kai Tak METAR: VHHX 010233Z 01608KT 9999 FEW050 24/14 Q1019 ON: 0545z IN: 0548z Gate: Block time: 0243hrs Route: VVDL/27 CRA W2 PCA G221 BUNTA A1 CH VHHX/13 Distance: 709NM, FL370, Avg Wind: 100/4, Fuel Burned: 4,220kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - vvdl_(dalat_lien_khuong).zip by bebongnuoc@gmail.com - kitak_jd.zip by JD Starseed. Compared to our first rough flight plan we also modified this leg. We decided to make a stop-over at the old Kai Tak Airport. While we had been preparing our flight it was raining. Weather map showed clouds at least for the first two third of the flight. Climbing out of runway 27. After a procedure turn we headed east and crossed over the airport. After reaching and heading north along the coastline we entered an area with heavy turbulences. About 40 NM short of Hong Kong the skies had cleared again. After passing the new Chep Lak Kok Airport we followed the famous “Checker-Board” approach. On final approach towards the checker-board short before we turned for an approach to runway 13. Turning right and flying between the skyscrapers, really challenging approach. Parked at the old terminal building, with only little traffic after a successful landing. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  2. Here is our flight report for the leg 8017 of the forth segment of flights Calcutta - Yokohama which we concluded on 30-Oct-2017. WSSS - Singapore METAR: WSSS 300130Z 32003KT 260V020 9999 FEW018CB FEW020TCU SCT140 BKN280 28/25 Q1012 NOSIG Gate: 102 OUT 0144z OFF: 0158z VVDL - Lien Khuong, Da Lat, Vietnam METAR: VVDL 300056Z 02108KT 9999 BKN018 21/15 Q1013 ON: 0407z IN: 0412z Gate: 6 Block time: 0228hrs Route: WSSS/02C VMR5E VMR M771 DUDIS L644 AC W15 DILIN VVDL/09 Distance: 863NM, FL270, Avg Wind: 049/7, Fuel Burned: 4,190kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - WSSS_ADE_jv.Zip by Jim Vile, - vvdl_(dalat_lien_khuong).zip by bebongnuoc@gmail.com. When preparing our flight for this day we had a A380 from Singapore Airlines parked next to us. Due to availability of add-on sceneries we did not fly as planned to Ho Chi Minh, but to Da Lat - Lien Khuong Airport. On our route we had to cross an area of severe weather conditions. Climbinmg out of runway 02C. On our track we had interesting cloud layers. When passing Ho Chi Minh City we had view on the large Mekong Delta. Our destination airport had an elevation of 3,048 ft. On our approach we had been very close to the hills surrounding Dalat. On final approach to runway 09. When taxiing to our gate we have a view on the nice terminal building inaugurated in 2009 and the new tower building. Parked at stand 6 of the airport. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  3. Here is our flight report for the leg 8016 of the forth segment of flights Calcutta - Yokohama which we concluded on 27-Oct-2017. VTSP – Phuket METAR: VTSP 270900Z 27011KT 9999 SCT018 31/23 Q1009 NOSIG Gate: 14 OUT 0949z OFF: 1007z WSSS - Singapore METAR: WSSS 271335Z 28010KT 8000 FEW018CB SCT020 ON: 1154z IN: 1206z Gate: 102 Block time: 0209hrs Route: DCT GIVAL P628 DUKUN P627 LEKIR DCT VAMPI N571 GUNIP M630 BOBAG DCT BIKTA Distance: 940NM, FL320, Avg Wind: 091/5, Fuel Burned: 3,545kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - vtsp.zip by Menno C. Robert - WSSS_ADE_jv.Zip by Jim Vile. Our passengers as well as the crew enjoyed warming up in a hot bath tube from yesterday’s freezing temperatures. With some of us suffering from a severe cold we had been ready for the next leg which would bring us to Singapore. Our original flight plan was pretty much direct connection between departure and destination airports, however, due to severe weather conditions we instead re-planned for a detour further south. We had been number two after a starting B747 from Phuket Air. Climbing out of runway 27. We would arrive at Singapore only after sunset. On approach to runway 02L at Changi Airport. On final to runway 02L. Taxiing to our assigned stand 102. Arrived at our destination for the day, where we planned to stay for two full days. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  4. Here is our flight report for the leg 8015 of the fourth segment of flights Calcutta - Yokohama which we concluded also on 26-Oct-2017. VYYY – Yangon METAR: VYYY 260800Z 14008KT 6000 R21/2000N TS BKN013 FEW018CB BKN100 30/25 Q1011 Gate: C10 OUT 0825z OFF: 0842z VTSP – Phuket METAR: VTSP 260800Z 27008KT 9999 FEW018CB SCT100 30/24 Q1009 NOSIG ON: 1016z IN: 1023z Gate: 14 Block time: 0209hrs Route: VYYY/21 POXE1S POXEM M626 DWI G331 PADET LINZ1C VTSP/27 Distance: 614NM, FL310, Avg Wind: 070/8, Fuel Burned: 3,340kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - vyyy4tp1.zip by Robby Pauletto - vtsp.zip by Menno C. Robert. After about two hours on ground we started our second leg for the day, still parking at stand C10. Again clouds and haze at destination and departure airports. In between a section with clear skies. Climbing out of runway 21. Still on initial climb we get into rain clouds. And as soon as we had been away from the town center we have clear skies as expected. However, then something happened which we had not expected at all. The air-conditioning system had broken. Even worse, we could not start the system manually. Temperatures dropped in the range of single digit minus temperatures… …some 15 minutes further into the flight temperatures dropped to about -20°C! We grapped any blanket or piece of clothing we could get to protect ourselves from the freezing temperatures. As well we initiated kind of an emergency descend in the hope that at lower altitudes the temperatures might raise or at least not further drop down. We approached Phuket at low level. Also Phuket airport was hiding in clouds and haze. On final approach to runway 27. At gate 14 we opened all doors to allow warm air from outside defrost our "flying deep freezer". Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  5. Here is our flight report for the leg 8014 of the fourth segment of flights Calcutta - Yokohama which we concluded on 26-Oct-2017. VECC – Kolkata Intl (former Calcutta) METAR: VECC 260350Z 04105KT 9999 27/20 Q1018 Gate: 54 OUT 0435z OFF: 0455z VYYY – Yangon METAR: VYYY 260350Z 02705KT 9999 -RA BKN126 28/22 Q1016 ON: 0638z IN: 0644z Gate: C10 Block time: 0209hrs Route: VECC/01R BASAT SUMAG B465 AVDAX DCT OTADA VYYY/21 Distance: 595NM, FL330, Avg Wind: 258/11, Fuel Burned: 3,350kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - VECC.zip by ratan_lewis@yahoo.co.in - vyyy4tp1.zip by Robby Pauletto. Parking at gate 54 of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl Airport. Weather map again shows haze and clouds at the departure as wello as at the destination airport. Climbing out of runway 01L. Flying over the huge River Ganges delta. Flying over Chittagong, Bangladesh. Entering the haze and clouds around Yangon airport in Myanmar, former Birma. On final approach to runway 21. Parking at stand C10. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  6. Here is our flight report for the leg 8013 of the third segment of flights Bombay – Calcutta which we concluded on 25-Oct-2017. VOHS – Hyderabad Intl METAR: VOHS 250030Z 13005KT 5000 HZ FEW015 SCT100 21/21 Q1016 NOSIG Gate: 52 OUT 0055z OFF: 0108z VECC – Kolkata Intl (former Calcutta) METAR: VECC 250030Z 11004KT 2600 BR SCT015 FEW025CB BKN090 24/23 Q1013 TEMPO TL0200 1500 TSRA ON: 0255z IN: 0301z Gate: 54 Block time: 0206hrs Route: VOHS/27R VIRKO7 SAPNU W41 KAKID KEBAM VECC/19L Distance: 667NM, FL350, Avg Wind: 249/5, Fuel Burned: 3,400kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - VOHS-AR619-1.zip, - VECC.zip both by ratan_lewis@yahoo.co.in. Compared to previous day in the morning of the new day the haze had almost gone. Again the standard pattern reduced visibility around the locations with compressed town centers and clear skies in between these crowded centers. Climbing out of runway 27R. Soft clouds on our way towards the eastern coast of the Indian sub-continent. Heading north along the eastern coast we are passing Chilika Lake the largest lagoon in Asia with lots of species of rare animals among them dolphins. After about almost two hours into the flight we reach the huge delta of the Ganges River, on one hand the most sacred river to Hindus on the other hand one of the five most polluted rivers in the world. On approach to Kolkata International Airport again we have to fight through the haze. On final approach to runway 19L. Parked at stand 54 we close the legs for the third segment of flights from Mumbai (former Bombay) to Kolkata (former Calcutta). Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  7. Here is our flight report for the first leg 8012 of the third segment of flights Bombay – Calcutta which we concluded on 24-Oct-2017. VABB – Mumbai (ex Bombay) – Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl METAR: VABB 240230Z 35003KT 3000 HZ NSC 27/21 Q1013 NOSIG Gate: 21 OUT 0220z OFF: 0239z VOHS – Hyderabad Intl METAR: VOHS 240230Z 15004KT 2500 BR SCT010 SCT015 BKN100 25/23 Q1016 BECMG 3000 ON: 0418z IN: 0427z Gate: 52 Block time: 0207hrs Route: VABB/27 DOGA1B PUN W28 GGB NAMSA8 VOHS/09R Distance: 348NM, FL330, Avg Wind: 078/6, Fuel Burned: 3,200kg, CRJ-900, D-AERO Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - vabbx.zip by Sidhant Vaidya - VOHS-AR619-1.zip by ratan_lewis@yahoo.co.in. In the meantime the issues with crashes when trying to load SimBrief flight plans into the FMS of CRJ-900 have dissapeared. So we switched planes back to the CRJ-900. As well I was searching the internet for some freeware scenery add-ons for future destinations airports. When arriving at VABB we had standard scenery, for departure I’ve added the add-on listed above. Final preparations in process for our first leg of this third segment of flights. The weather map shows again clouds and haze at the large city centers and some light clouds in between. Taxiing to runway 27. In the background the already refurbished part of the international terminal. Today however with reduced traffic. Climbing out of runway 27 into the haze again. Heading east to flying by on the northern side of the Mumbai International airport. The more we approaching Hyderabad, the more dense are becoming the clouds. On our first approach we missed the airport and settled for a second attempt. The second attempt to land was successful. And finally we park at gate 52 in the steam bath of Hyderabad. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  8. Here is our flight report for the final leg 8011 of the second segment of flights Suez – Bombay which we concluded on 15-Oct-2017. OPKC – Karachi – Jinnah Intl METAR: OPKC 151000Z 24005KT 5000 HZ NSC 36/20 Q1005 NOSIG Gate: 64 OUT 1018z OFF: 1031z VABB – Mumbay (ex Bombay) – Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl METAR: VABB 151000Z 27008KT 3000 HZ SCT018 31/27 Q1005 NOSIG ON: 1156z IN: 1200z Gate: 21 Block time: 0142hrs Route: OPKC/25L DANG3B DANGI A791 TELEM G210 BVR W13S IPNIB W16S BOFIN POKO1C VABB/27 Distance: 535NM, FL330, Avg Wind: 285/6, Fuel Burned: 3,620kg, Aircraft A319, D-AERO At gate 64 ready for push back. The weather map showed fair weather for the flight with exception of the departure and seatination airport. Climbing out or Karachi’s runway 25L into the haze. A bit further into the flight outside of the compressed town centers we had the announced clear sky. About 90 minutes into the flight we arrived in the vicinity of Mumbai or former Bombay indicated by intense cloud layers and later on by haze. Turning left for our downwind leg over the huge urban area Mubai. This picture of clear skies with view on the destination airport was kind of irritating as we would learn later. A closer view on the airport and town center of Mumbai. On final approach to runway 27 we had the expected haze. Parking in the rain at gate 54 located at the domestic terminal. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  9. Sorry guys, I didn't realize but now, that the pictures to some of my previous reports had not been released to public. As well I didn't yet post two flight reports which we had performed already some days earlier. Here is our flight report for the leg 8010 of the second segment of flights Suez – Bombay which we concluded on 14-Oct-2017. OOMS – Muscat - Intl METAR: 00000KT CAVOK 34/15 Q1006 NOSIG Gate: 1 OUT 1018z OFF: 1032z OPKC – Karachi – Jinnah Intl METAR: 24005KT 5000 HZ NSC 30/15 Q1007 NOSIG ON: 1151z IN: 1156z Gate: 64 Block time: 0138hrs Route: OOMS/08L SODE1S SODEB G216 LATEM LATE1A OPKC/25L Distance: 487NM, FL350, Avg Wind: 291/010, Fuel Burned: 3,900kg, Aircraft A319, D-AERO At hot and calm weather conditions we are ready for push back. Weather report shows clear skies as well for the complete leg. Only some haze at our destination airport. After a Gulf Air A320 and an Oman Air B737 we are number three for departure. Climbing out of runway 08(R). In the far distance and the haze we can recognize the coast of Pakistan to which we are flying in parallel until reaching Karachi the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh and the city in Pakistan with the largest population. At FL130 on descent to Karachi. On final approach to Karachi runway 25L not too much to identify due to strong haze. Parked at gate 64 read for some days of rest until we are continuing our tour. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  10. Here is our flight report for the leg 8009 of the second segment of flights Suez – Bombay which we concluded on Friday, 13-Oct-2017. OOSA – Salalah - Ambouli METAR: 20008KT CAVOK 28/24 Q1008 NOSIG Gate: 12 OUT 0800z OFF: 0815z OOMS – Muscat - Intl METAR: 00000KT CAVOK 34/15 Q1006 NOSIG ON: 0938z IN: 0943z Gate: 1 Block time: 0143hrs Route: OOSA/25 DAXA1R DAXAM P316 RADAX RADA1V OOMS/08L Distance: 509NM, FL370, Avg Wind: 069/007, Fuel Burned: 3,840kg Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - HDAM2009vFSX.zip by Alexandre REMY - FAF010, - HDAM_ADEX_AB.zip by Axel aka "FlyingAxx" The next leg was a domestic flight from Salalah to Muscat the capital city of Oman. After three consecutive FSX crashes when trying to import a SimBrief flight plan into the CRJ-900 FMS we switched planes to a support airbus A319 by Aerosoft with consistent registration id D-AERO. Besides the issues when trying to import the flight plan on this Friday 13th, we had no other problems on this sunny day. Climbing out of runway 25. After a left turn we are heading eastward in parallel to the coastline. After about 90 min into the flight we are approaching the city of Muscat from southwest. We turn left heading for the airport which is in the northwest of the city. Again astonishing pictures of hill formations - the desert isn’t just a simple sandbox. We are on the downwind leg and recognize the airport in the upper left corner in parallel to the coastline. The approach was kind of irritating. According to the Airbus's FMS database we planned to land on runway 08L. However, FSX scenery showed only one runway 08 (R). This airport had grown rapidly since FSX had been developed. We switched then to runway 08R. On final approach to runway 08R with 9 kts onshore cross wind. Parked at Stand 1. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  11. Here is our flight report for the leg 8008 of the second segment of flights Suez – Bombay which we concluded on 12-Oct-2017. HDAM – Djibouti - Ambouli METAR: 08009KT 9999 FEW023 32/23 Q1007 Gate: G4 OUT 0813z OFF: 0819z OOSA – Salalah METAR: 20008KT CAVOK 28/24 Q1008 NOSIG ON: 1022z IN: 1026z Gate: 12 Block time: 0213hrs Route: HDAM/09 TORBA B535 KAPET OOSA/25 Distance: 785NM, FL330, Avg Wind: 093/024, Fuel Burned: 3,875kg Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - HDAM2009vFSX.zip by Alexandre REMY - FAF010, - HDAM_ADEX_AB.zip by Axel aka "FlyingAxx". At 9:00h local time we are ready for our next leg flying along the Gulf of Aden and the southern coast of Yemen at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. We had to expect fair weather along our route. Climbing out of runway 09. Just over the flight deck in this picture we recognize the military section of the airport with shelters for fighter aircrafts. About half an hour into the flight we pass Aden with its naturally arisen harbor. It’s interesting to know that the southern Arabian peninsula doesn’t only have sandy shores but also cliff coasts. After about two hours we arrive at Salalah which also has some hills and rocks around the city. Coming from the sea we fly inbound before we turn left again for an approach to runway 25. On final approach to runway 25. There is little traffic at this airport with the large terminal building. We are parking at gate 12… …while in the distance at the southern apron in the private section of the airport there is a B747 parked to allow embarking for the sultan’s family. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  12. Here is our flight report for the leg 8007 of the second segment of flights Suez – Bombay which we concluded on 11-Oct-2017. OEJN – Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport METAR: 32012KT CAVOK 33/23 Q1006 NOSIG Gate: G12 OUT 0830z OFF: 0855z HDAM – Djibouti - Ambouli METAR: 08011KT 9999 SCT023 35/26 Q1007 ON: 1101z IN: 1106z Gate: G4 Block time: 0224hrs Route: OEJN/34C RIBAM MM559 LABNI M999 PURAD R775 SB A451 SB41 UA451 DEKRA P751 PARIM HDAM/09 Distance: 758NM, FL330, Avg Wind: 113/014, Fuel Burned: 4,025kg Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - aig_oejn_king_abdulaziz_jeddah_saudi_arabia_fsx_default.zip by Matthew Brooks, - HDAM2009vFSX.zip by Alexandre Remy - FAF010, - HDAM_ADEX_AB.zip by Axel aka "FlyingAxx" I preferred HDAM - Djibouti to OYAA –Aden because of the freeware scenery for HDAM I’ve already installed. We started our flight next morning from stand G12 in front of the tent-like terminal building. Today weather forecast shows clear skies. Along our route. Climbing out of runway 34C. After departure we soon turned left heading south for HDAM. On the left hand side we pass the Farasan islands which are a protected area in the Red Sea and home of rare species of animals. Finally we reach the southern end of the Red Sea, the Bab el Mandeb strait which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. The dark green area in the desert is the area of the city of Djibuti. We fly westwards for an approach to runway 09. O final approach to HDAM runway 09. The Antonov AN-225 is engaged in transporting heavy loads to or from Djibouti. Parked at Stand G4 with a view on the Antonov An-225. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  13. Here is our flight report for the first leg 8006 of the second segment of flights Suez – Bombay which we concluded on 10-Oct-2017. HEPS – Port Said METAR: 33007KT CAVOK 25/21 Q1016 NOSIG Gate: 1 OUT 0835z OFF: 0850z OEJN – Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport METAR: 32012KT CAVOK 33/23 Q1006 NOSIG ON: 1048z IN: 1101z Gate: G12 Block time: 0226hrs Route: HEPS/28 PSD V602 CVO A727 LXR R775 SEDVA M999 IMLER OEJN/34L Distance: 820NM, FL290, Avg Wind: 250/033, Fuel Burned: 4,225kg Thanks for the freeware scenery add-on: - aig_oejn_king_abdulaziz_jeddah_saudi_arabia_fsx_default.zip by Matthew Brooks. Again we modified our route. Instead of three legs from Port Said to Djibouti we planned now for only two legs. Preparing for departure. Weather map showed clouds around Suez Canal but clear skies for the further rioute. Taxiing to runway 28. Clibing out of runway 28. Heading south following the Suez Canal to our left. At Great Bitter Lake we turn right heading for Cairo VOR. At Cairo we turn left following the River Nile up to Luxor. At the city of Luxor with its ruins of temple complexes next to modern city buildings we turn southeast heading for Jeddah. We leave Egypt to cross the Red Sea via the cape close to the next historic site called Berenice. Soon we arrive at the east bank of the Red Sea and have a view at Jeddah the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holy city. When flying over the wide-stretched King Abdulaziz International Airport we prepare for a procedure turn to runway 34L. On final approach to runway 34L. Taxiing to our assigned gate we pass a lot of Saudi Arabian Airline aircrafts and a Lufthansa A340. Parking at gate G12 in front of the impressive terminal building. Wish you all always happy landings Gernot
  14. Thanks for this comprehensive summary Toby. The design of the strat is fascinating and thus teasing me. But I don't have your patience to sit 8hrs in front of the screen fir a long range flight. Cheers Gernot
  15. Toby, you must have ants in your pants after eight hours sitting in front of your pc. Why don't you ask Heidi to prepar for dinner? Enjoy diner and then go for it! You've almost finished! Then you deserve a a beer or if you prefer some camel piss and a nap! Cheers Gernot