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Leg 3: Flight Log, pleased let us know if you completed your flight to Kevlavik

  

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Weather, indeed, was delightful!

Calling for taxi while City Hopper's departing RWY 23.

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Approaching holding point.

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Departing RWY 23.

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Icealand ahead!

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Hanging withe the locals.

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LEG 03 : EGPF-BIKF
DATE : 27.02.2015
TAKE OFF : 18:05Z
LANDING : 21:44Z
CALLSIGN : DLH478
AIRCRAFT : Lockheed Constellation
ROUTE : FOYLE N560 LAGAV UN610 STN UN601 AKIVO UP60 ATSIX ARBEX KEF
FL : 200

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Okay, after flying the first of my four planned legs quite early (see http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/92505-weather/?p=659780) I had to stay at Sumburgh a bit longer than planned. However, today I did all three remaining legs in a row which was quite a bit of work:

  • see above
  • EGPB.GONUT DCT ROBUR.EKVG, 219 nm, flight time 1h13, a horror trip with thunderstorms and very strong head winds, Shortly before Vagar it became better (just light rain).
  • EKVG.MY G3 ING R1 HN.BIHN, 329 nm, flight time 1h35, not too bad even with hight reaching Cumulus. This was a stop just in order to complete some catering and to visit a second airport of Iceland (well done, even if I missed the VASI which should have been there).
  • BIHN.HN R1 ING G3 KEF.BIKF, 216 nm, flight time 1h05, quite scenic having a nice change between wild coast lines with rocky hills and the inland glaciers. The only surprise had been a short termed runway change (I expected Rw02, according to the wind and had to use Rw11, possible but a bit more cross wind components).

The attached pictures are marked with a time-stamp and the respective leg's name, enjoy.

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(FPL-TSO070-IS
-1/B772/H-SDFIW/S
-EGPF2034
-M080F320 FOYLE LAGAV STN UN601 AKIVO UP60 ATSIX BASLU
-BIKF0200 BIRK
-AEROSOFT WT LEG3)

Right engine oil too high on approach ,I do not know why not simulated malfunction.

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Leg 3 Completed:

SWI001 OFFLINE
2015-02-28 A320 EGPF BIKF BIAR
OUT 21:52Z N55.8674 W004.4323 0039
OFF 21:57Z 148869
ON 00:04Z 135367 0449
IN 00:09Z N63.9926 W022.6218 0183
FT 02:06 BT 02:17 ALT 19868
FF 013802 BF 014435 ZFW 126806
MAX C/D 4692/-2479 IAS 338 GS 427

Flight Plan PFPX : EGPF LOMON STN BILLY BARKU RATSU ING MIKLA N63 946667W20 348056:NASBU BIKF

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Have limited time, so I'm going to cross from EKVG to BIHN, doing the flight to BIKF later this week.

Edit: found a gap in the winds, diverting to BIKF as we speak.

Edit 2: off to the bar in Reykjavik!

Found a nice repaint to go with this event, Thunder Horse. Has some flags on it denoting international setting.

I found a nice, relatively windless, corridor on the weathermaps and went for it, first north then west, levelling off at FL250 and cruising at 270KIAS.

Very nice flight all in all, although chilly. At -52 outside, the cockpit heater was only just enough.

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Landed... :) Nice Weather...

Route: N0451F340 LOMO3A LOMON DCT STN/N0460F360 UN610 RATSU/M079F360 DCT ING G3 NASBU NASB1Q

Departure:

RW 23

Approach:

RW 02

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In case there is a lack of beer on Iceland (because of the long lasting terrible weather). I've just flown a max packed 777F directly from EGPF to BIKF and guess what I've had on board?

(FPL-LDL1002-IN
-B772/H-SDE1FGHIJ1RWXYZ/LB1
-EGPF2200
-N0419F180 LOMON/N0488F340 A1D ORSUM UP24 NINEX UP59 BALIX/M084F340 DCT 61N014W
DCT ALDAN DCT VM R1 KEF DCT
-BIKF0148 BIAR
-PBN/A1B1C1D1L1O1S1 NAV/RNVD1E2A1 DOF/150228 REG/N777F
EET/EGGX0039 BIRD0101 PER/D
-E/0259)

The route weather was almost nice (Glasgow had some rain).

A few pictures will come later... (EDIT: right now)

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All too soon, a week of riding motorcycles with my mate Ewan in the Scottish highlands came to an end. On the way to the airport, I bought warm socks and a bottle of whiskey to battle the chill of a turboprop at FL240 over the North Atlantic.

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All too soon, a week of riding motorcycles with my mate Ewan in the Scottish highlands came to an end. On the way to the airport, I bought warm socks and a bottle of whiskey to battle the chill of a turboprop at FL240 over the North Atlantic.

Which bird are you flying? Is it the F1-B200?

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In the process, battling head winds all the way :big_boss_s:

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Well, I just used my B736 for a "pathfinder" flight to BGBW and the winds had been changing all the time after leaving FL400.

BTW, as all approach plates (including the visuals) told me to use Rwy 07 I finally decided so and I'd been happy about it. It's a spectacular approach (NDB DME 07-1) and even the few clouds during the final 5 nm had given me some moments of strain. The VASI helps a lot and there is nothing like that on the opposite side - just a narrow valley. My conclusion, even remarkable tail wind components are better than trying Rwy 25. Else, you might easily scratch the ice cap.

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Finally got to Keflavic earlier today. I was lucky and managed to get a hole in the weather, joining a right downwind for runway 11

Has spring finally sprung in Scotland?

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Weather is pretty miserable
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Because trackir lets me. Think I need to get the ground crew to replace that rusty screw.
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Cruising at 10500' as that was the most favourable winds
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The ground crew polished the wings nicely
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The Western Islands of Scotland
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Clean enough to eat dinner off of. Benbecula Airport just off the wing
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Mile upon mile of freezing cold North Atlantic water.
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Vestmannaeyjar Airport off the right wing.
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Short final Runway 11 with a barely noticeable cross wind
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First things first, where's to toilet? Then to get a taxi to the bar :cheers_s:
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Due to the headwind for the whole flight I landed with 16 US gallons remaining in the wing tanks, roughly 19 mins reserve :lol: I think for the next leg I will fill the fuselage tank too.

Well, I just used my B736 for a "pathfinder" flight to BGBW and the winds had been changing all the time after leaving FL400.

BTW, as all approach plates (including the visuals) told me to use Rwy 07 I finally decided so and I'd been happy about it. It's a spectacular approach (NDB DME 07-1) and even the few clouds during the final 5 nm had given me some moments of strain. The VASI helps a lot and there is nothing like that on the opposite side - just a narrow valley. My conclusion, even remarkable tail wind components are better than trying Rwy 25. Else, you might easily scratch the ice cap.

I've done the 25 approach and landing at night in a P-40 coming back from Kulusuk, online with a good friend. All I will say is its absolutely terrifying in an aircraft with no real rnav kit. As it was so dark I chose not to use the valley get gear and flaps down early and perform a steep approach with the throttle cut then applying a bit of throttle over the numbers to help with the flare.
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I've done the 25 approach and landing at night in a P-40 coming back from Kulusuk, online with a good friend. All I will say is its absolutely terrifying in an aircraft with no real rnav kit. As it was so dark I chose not to use the valley get gear and flaps down early and perform a steep approach with the throttle cut then applying a bit of throttle over the numbers to help with the flare.

...and crying Banzai!!! the whole approach.

Not very accurate flying a P40, but keeps the historical frame.

Regards

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I've done the 25 approach and landing at night in a P-40 coming back from Kulusuk, online with a good friend. All I will say is its absolutely terrifying in an aircraft with no real rnav kit. As it was so dark I chose not to use the valley get gear and flaps down early and perform a steep approach with the throttle cut then applying a bit of throttle over the numbers to help with the flare.

RWY 25 at night? Naughty naughty ;-)

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