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Last batch: back to Paderborn

Have you made it around the world?  

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  1. 1. Have you made it around the world?

    • Yesss, back at Paderborn after 2.5 years!
    • No, I didn't make it :-(


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Ruud    22

Hi guys,

 

Sadly this is the final leg of this great Aerosoft Round the World Tour, I loved every minute of it and enjoyed very much but as always, all good things come to an end.

I switch my plane back to the one I started this tour with the EmbrearPhenom 100, a small very nice jet.

 

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First I wish to say a very big thank you to Aerosoft for making this RTW tour possible, also to the ones that contribute to the routes chosen and every body else here on this forum for their screenshots and stories I sure gone a miss it.

 

I wish everybody here a good health and life maybe we can do this again another time.

 

Cheers,

Ruud

 

   

 

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Dirk-NL    22

The final leg of a 2,5 year epic journey.

 

When the bunch of over 60 simpilots was on their way to Greenland already, I joined this journey that brought me in in 136 legs over 57,768 Nm back to Paderborn. But that is not the whole trip that took me through FSX, FSX:SE and P3Dv3.

 

I started with the iFly737-800 in KLM livery, catched up the group and flew all the way to SVCN in Venezuela, an airport that was a bit too small for my 737. With 8,026 Nm behind the wings I decided to go for the Cessna C404 Titan, warped myself back to Paderborn and started all over again.

 

I flew all legs to SACO (Argentina) and then westbound to SCTE (Chile) and felt a bit disappointed that I had not visited the ultimate southern airport on the South-American mainland, Punto Arenas. So, off the record, I made a D-tour from SACO via the Falkland Islands to SCCI Punta Arenas and then back to SCTE in Chile. This took me 2,370 Nm.

 

Continuing the journey with the C404 until arriving in Quito Equador (old airport) on the 13th of November 2015. Then I was so lucky that a family member gave me his ‘old’ flightsim PC because he stopped his hobby. This was a then 3-4 year old special built sim-PC I still use today. I decided to switch to P3D to find out that the C404 was not compatible. So for the time being I switched to the default Beechcraft A36 Bonanza that took me in 5 legs to MHTG in Honduras.

 

Going for a bit more advanced aircraft, I bought the RealAir Beechcraft B60 Turbine Duke. That one took me all the way to VGEG in Bangladesh. Around that time the Beechcraft B350i King Air was released for P3D so I bought that one. Getting familiar with the kite lead to my second off the record D-tour. From the Beechcraft factory airport at KBEC I flew to VGEG. This took me (cutting corners a bit) 10,420 Nm extra.

 

Mainly because the B350i’s Proline 21 had a lot of bugs and did not work as it should and documentation was minimal, I had to go for another aircraft again. Based on very positive reviews I bought the Majestic Q400. This time I did not fly it all the way from the factory in Canada to VGEG. I might do that one day, but I was a bit behind the group. The first legs in the Q400 speeded up my learning curve.

 

The Q400 in different liveries served the remaining legs and is now parked at LOWI (gate 7) for the final flight this evening to Paderborn. D-tours included I logged 78,585 Nm (inclusive the 348 Nm of the last leg) that I hope we can fly together later today.

 

A big ‘thank you’ goes to Toby for guiding us over the planet and Matthijs Kok/Aerosoft for facilitating the forum and various discounts and free gifts. This global trip brought me to places I otherwise probably never had flown to and… made me join two Virtual Airlines (Wideroe VA and Andras Meridian VA) that I now fly regularly.

 

It’s been a pleasure and sure I miss you all, sim pilots and your posts in the forum.

 

Hope to meet some of you in November in Lelystad.

 

Happy landings

 

Dirk

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pasterke    27

last flight  to Paderborn

 

LOWI

 

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take off

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climbing

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leaving the Alps

 

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descend and approach to Paderborn

 

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landing

 

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to parking

 

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One of the women or daughters is already waiting for the arrival of the joint flight this evening

Lots of fun guys 
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Farlis    132

Hello fellow world-touring simmers. I hope the shared online experience for this last leg was fun for those who participated. Not having a microphone I opted to fly this one solo.

It was fun, challenging at times and there were some interesting virtual sites we visited. Imagine how this would be  being retired and having money on the side and actually doing this tour for real. Even as a passenger it would be quite an experience. But I probably would have taken the train home from Innsbruck being so close to home and having to wait for so long to do that last leg and then gone back for the last leg. ;)

 

The final flight:

 

After spending the summer in the austrian alps (both virtual and in the real world) my trusty 737-600 which has served me well on this trip through the years and through all the sims ( I started with FSX and then migrated with her to P3Dv3 and then v4)

is being boarded for the last trip.

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Ready for a 26 departure, ATC gave me special persmission to fly the westerly RNP departure. Something I have never done before when virtually flying out of Innsbruck over the years.

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Leaving the way I came in.

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Overflying Stuttgart Airport(courtesy of Aerosoft)

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The last final approach phase is about to begin.

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Paderborn in it's GEN ORBX rendition.

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The home stretch.

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Coming in.

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And here we are. (Too bad that Aerosoft's Paderborn scenery is not yet P3Dv4 ready.)

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Thanks also to Mathijs for initiating this idea (and also for the present; now I have to carefully consider my pick) and Toby for keeping us organized and on track.

 

As a final greeting here is a bonus shot of me from my real alpine holiday standing on a mountain summit. 

See you all around, virtually.

Take care.

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Farlis    132
vor 3 Stunden , pasterke sagte:

One of the women or daughters is already waiting for the arrival of the joint flight this evening

 

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Wait a minute... she is pregant. How did that happen while we were away? Uh... oh.... :blink:

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LeRoi    10

Hello all ,

I am back in Paderborn, thanks for this wonderfull tour, specially Toby and Mathijs.!

 

Innsbruck (LOWI) - Paderborn (EDLP) Sunday august 27. Take off 15.10 arrival 16.20.

 

Start Innsbruck

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Leaving Innsbruck

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Approach Paderborn Rwy 24

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Paderborn gate

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Cheers

Freek

 

 

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WFX478    32

 LEG 123 : LOWI-EDLP
  ONLINE : IVAO
    DATE : 27.08.2017
TAKE OFF : 18:00z
 LANDING : 19:23z
CALLSIGN : DLH478
AIRCRAFT : Lockheed Constellation
   ROUTE : MOGTI UP66 KPT UL608 TEDGO UN851 LOHRE UN851 FUL T850 LAMOP T842 PELUN
DISTANCE : 327 NM
      FL : 200
 REMARKS :

 

Thanks for this great tour to the whole team, specially to Toby and Mathijs.!

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nealmac    244

Great shots, guys. I'm gutted that I'm still a few legs behind, and missed out on finishing with you guys, but due to personal problems, family issues, a family bereavement and other commitments, I started falling behind when we got to Africa. I'm currently parked up in Majorca, so I still have another 8 legs to go. I plan on completing these over the next couple of weeks.

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FlyingAxx    129

So you guys, we just had a small, but nice meeting at the apron of Paderborn. First we used real time and consequently approached in the dark. After Dale's arrival (who unfortunately had to communicate via TeamSpeak text because of technical problems) we switched on the sun for some final pictures.

 

I started my flight at Innsbruck and followed a westerly route:

 

Leg #133    LOWI-EDLP (Paderborn), B738, 340 nm, 01:15, KPT3J KPT UL608 TEDGO UN851 KEMAD DCT WRB WRB5H

 

What I wrote down is just the planned time. In order to get some visual impressions I slowed down dramatically when meeting Toby not too far from Fulda - and I forgot stopping the clock after landing. Wx had been quite nice, even if the forecast wasn't promising.

 

Here are some pictures:

Flight preparations at LOWI (before 'synchronising the clocks - more or less):

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The light weighted the bird climbed quickly while still following the SID. I'm still turning over Innsbruck (now the clock is set to real time):

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Crossing Kempten VOR

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Now approaching Paderborn, the airport is at the left side.

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I'm playing a kind of fairground ride - all lights switched on (except landing lights) while Toby's P51 is passing.

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All are sitting in the dark (well nearly all of us) while waiting for Dale.

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Finally we switched on the sun in order to admire our line-up. From left to right: Dale, Gernot, Toby and myself.

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A last meeting before saying goodbye. 

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Some statistics from my side (just a very rough try):

I counted 133 official legs and added quite a lot myself as I touched down at 274 different airports during this tour. I'm too lazy calculating the total hours as I would have to go through my logs. The total distance had been 71,758 nm and you might even add about 15% more as this figure just describes the great circle distance between the airport reference points (this counts up to roughly 82,500 nmi) and finally, I published more than 20 AFCADs exclusively here (including in some cases more than one version).

 

However, here is a pictured overview of my tour:

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The famous last words:

Thanks to Toby for organising the tour and holding together the participants.

Thanks to all contributors sharing their stories and opinions and of course my special thanks to those who kept going until the last leg (and some are even still on the way).

Thanks to Aerosoft for giving the initial idea, making available the server space, and keeping the spirit alive, even if many participants got lost during the tour. The rest of us had a lot of fun.

 

I wish you all the best.

 

 

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dcda    116

2017-08-27 [129]: Innsbruck [LOWI] into Paderborn-Lipptsadt [EDLP], Germany

 

Wow.  End to some of the best fun with pleasant friends.

 

I must again mention my late departure.  I think my friends waited one entire hour for me to finally arrive.  Regrets for the delay, and thank you.

 

Special thanks and recognition to Toby for taking the hook to sheppard us through these many months, along with the many extra hours he gave for the route planning and decisions.

 

And, of course, gratitude to Aerosoft for sponsoring, allowing us the server space for our photo-captures.  A gift at the end is so very generous, no further words are inadequate.

 

To the flight:

 

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Once I was informed that I was behind, the preparations and departure were rushed.  No time for photos.

Then there were only clouds.  And, towards the end, thunderstorms with ferocious lightning the likes of which I had never before seen (and hope never again to see).

 

But then, the clouds broke over Paderborn and the Moon was out.  On my final final for this tour.  Knowing my friends were waiting to watch me touch down, even in the darkness I was fully attentive to make a decent landing (or try, anyway).

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Here's my view of the line-up, with the airport environment after shutdown.  Only installing joinFS very recently, my aircraft types were not all correctly set, but good enough.

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(Paderborn-Lipptsadt from German Airports 3, by Aerosoft)

 

By the way -- way, way back in late 2015, Fabian Boulegue made us a signature image for the tour.  I have been waiting quite some time to be able to use it honestly; only now can I say: "I did it!"  The badge is available at
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but, it is a little too tall for the new forum software and must be shrunk down.  (Or, just "steal" my copy ;) )

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Dirk-NL    22

The post I posted yesterday was written before in my holiday home. So I rushed home yesterday and posted it on the forum and then I had just a few hours to get joinfs and teamspeak downloaded and installed. It looked as if it worked, but at 1800 UTC there was nobody there but me. In fact a bit silly to expect this to work at the first try. So around 18:20 UTC I fired up the engines of the Q400 and started the flight on my own. If it were the CB's around Munich or a processor overload, I don't know. But the kite went out of control dramaticly. Since I had some obligations to follow that evening I quit. But this Mondaymorning the 28th I made the flight to Paderborn.

 

The final leg (123 or whatever): LOWI to EDLP. 357 Nm, on FL240

Route: LOWI KOGOL UM726 ERNAS Y101 INBED UL610 LOHRE Z850 BADGO Y867 PELUN EDLP

Duration: 1hr17m  Takeoff: 07:52z   Landing: 09:10z   Fuel used: 1194 kgs

Metar departure: LOWI 280720Z 27003KT 240V300 9999 FEW005 FEW060CB SCT110 BKN300 16/14 Q1021 NOSIG

Metar destination: EDLP 280820Z 14008KT CAVOK 20/10 Q1020

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Since the ATIS gave winds 273@6 it must be a RWY26 departure following the MOGT2H SID:

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Exactly at end of the SID I levelled off at FL240 and half an hour into the flight I saw CB's in my path:

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I had to switch the 'fasten seat belt' on and steering around the clouds it was a rough ride. But around EDDN we were in the clear (almost) and that stayed that way the rest of the flight.

 

In the approach I paused the sim to let the scenery (that was very blurred) build up, but apparently not long enough, because the airport was still loading when I was on short final for RWY06. Never mind. I managed to make a 'long field landing' which meant a long ride after the Follow Me car:

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ATC gave me parking 26:

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...and that completes this fantastic trip around the globe.

 

Just to put a face to a name.... below me in the 737 at Simflying Amsterdam:

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Wishing you all the best and many happy landings,

 

Dirk

 

 

 

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gazoeller    130

Here is my flight report for the final flight of the magnificent Aerosoft Worldtour 2015 EAFS to EDLP which I concluded on 27-Aug-2017.

EAFS KPT DCT DKB DCT FUL DCT WRB EDLP / FL240

EAFS – Andras Meridian Airfield
METAR: EDAF 271720Z 00000KT CAVOK 21/16 Q1019
OUT:     17:13z
OFF:     17:26z

Avg winds aloft: 276/28

EDLP – Paderborn-Lippstadt
METAR: EDLP 271720Z 32003KT 280V350 9999 FEW047 20/10 Q1019
ON:      18:16z
IN:        18:21z

- ANDRAS-FIELD by Aerosoft,

- Paderborn-Lippstadt from German Airports 3, by Aerosoft, thanks for the nice sceneries.


As I mentioned already in another post, I accidentally didn’t save pictures from our online flight of this last leg, therefore I repeated this leg immediately after the online session to repair this situation.

I selected a direct route approach as proposed by Axel just in case someone without GPS would participate in the online session. Since SkyVector doesn’t know EAFS I had to select LOWI which is nearby.
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AS16 however is using the FSX database and therefore knows EAFS. Weather map shows some dense clouds in the first part of the leg.
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Parking at EAFS, a view towards east with a castle on the hill behind the small village with housings of sim pilots.
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Nice view to the south with the foothills of the Alps.
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On runway 27, cleared for departure.
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Climbing out of runway 27.
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The humid air of the hot day when getting cold in the evening is condensing at the trailing edge of the wing.
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A strom cell on our way, which Toby already reported in the online session when he was flying at an altitude of 5000 ft ahead of us.
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At FL240 southwest of RDFR Rothenburg ob der Tauber, we had nice cloud layers at this evening.
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Clear skies at Paderborn when entering the outbound leg of the teardrop pattern to runway 24.
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Another picture of this situation with a view at Paderborn airport.
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And on final approach to runway 24.
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Paderborn is quite busy at this Sunday evening.
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After 2,5 years we are back home again. The inevitable end of a magnificent tour around the globe with extraordinary people joining in this event.

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Dear all,

I thank you all for your presence during this tour. It was a real pleasure for me to be part of this crew and to read your nice and elaborate flight reports. I learned so much from you and would be pleased to meet some of you live on 4th of November at EHLE, Lelystadt, Netherlands.

I also want to thank Aerosoft in particular Mathijs, for their sponsorship and their exceptional generosity when offering sceneries on the tour on special discount and even donate an aircraft to all members concluding the tour by September 30th, well done gentlemen!

And finally Toby, a great thank goes to you for your continuous support when planning the tour and reacting on our sometimes contradictory wishes for airports to be visited. I’m looking forward learning more on flying piston engine operated aircrafts and radials instead of modern FMS equipped aircrafts. Thank you that you hired me for Andras Meridian Airlines of which you are the boss!

I wish all of you always happy landings when flying or anywhere else in your live.

Gernot

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nealmac    244

Bit of an anti climax from me, after last nights events. To make matters worse I couldn't get an airport scenery for Gibraltar that was compatible with P3Dv4.

 

123 LEPA - LXGB

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Ruud    22

Keep on going Neal, just a few flights and you have reached our final destination Paderborn good luck.

 

Cheers,

Ruud 

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FlyingAxx    129

Each day a flight (in average) would make it soon. I've learned at the beginning that you're a master in catching up.

 

BTW, nice contrails in the last picture, Neal! It looks as if you're treating your CRJ just a little bit. ^_^ Yesterday I decided releasing my "press order" and hope that the bird behaves well (better: as it should). Up to now I got no answer, but I'm not in a hurry, fortunately.

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FlyingAxx    129
7 minutes ago, Mathijs Kok said:

Here is the CRJ RTW livery:

Yeah, it looks really nice, Mathjis. However, without having the bird I resisted downloading the livery. I posted yesterday my order number to Toby (and a second request -  independent from our tour), asking him forwarding it to you. As I already wrote above, I can wait.

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nealmac    244
2 hours ago, FlyingAxx said:

Each day a flight (in average) would make it soon. I've learned at the beginning that you're a master in catching up.

 

BTW, nice contrails in the last picture, Neal! It looks as if you're treating your CRJ just a little bit. ^_^ Yesterday I decided releasing my "press order" and hope that the bird behaves well (better: as it should). Up to now I got no answer, but I'm not in a hurry, fortunately.

I can't do a flight every day unfortunately. Next one should be Sunday evening. Then Monday and Tuesday. Then it will be Thursday and Sunday. And I think that should get me to Paderborn, in plenty of time before the September 30th deadline.

 

Yeah the contrails look pretty cool. I was getting a lot of blurries on this leg, so I didn't bother taking any pics closer to the ground. Default airports too, unfortunately. Still waiting on developers to catch up with P3Dv4. As for the CRJ, I love it. Yesterday's update fixed all the bugs I was seeing. It's a difficult aircraft to get to grips with, but once you get used to it, it's well worth it. Hitting my target altitudes on descent is still quite a challenge. The lack of an auto-throttle really forces you to work hard to manage your descent correctly. And trying to do all that while preparing for approach and landing.....well let's just say I've killed quite a few passengers over the last few weeks :lol: 

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FlyingAxx    129
2 hours ago, nealmac said:

The lack of an auto-throttle really forces you to work hard to manage your descent correctly. And trying to do all that while preparing for approach and landing.....well let's just say I've killed quite a few passengers over the last few weeks :lol: 

 

Haha, killing virtual PAX can be one of the easiest tasks while climbing up the learning curve. However, regarding power management I have more than one FSX-pimped old bird in my hangar requiring the same treatment. One is the Embraer Legacy, an other example is F1's ATR 72-500. Both birds have well developed avionics, but no auto-throttle as well. Flying with 'steam gauges' is even more difficult. I'm thinking specifically about David Maltby and his wonderful freeware BAC 1-11 models. I used one of them once during this tour.

Have a look:

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Err, yes it has some autopilot... :P

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vor 6 Stunden , FlyingAxx sagte:

Yeah, it looks really nice, Mathjis. However, without having the bird I resisted downloading the livery. I posted yesterday my order number to Toby (and a second request -  independent from our tour), asking him forwarding it to you. As I already wrote above, I can wait.

 

Axel,

please read the PM carefully. There you can find where to send your order info.

BTW I made the same mistake before. ;)

I got my package and already made the first flight.

Happy landings

Gernot

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