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Leg 4: Flight Log, please let us know if you completed your flight in Greenland

  

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  1. 1. So, are in in Greenland?

    • Yep, knee-deep in snow and ice and drinking hot chocolate.
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Niteye    2

Flying in this condition is no fun. Staying now in Kulusuk with a broken Bird. I continue in an other Plane.

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After an Aircraftchange I´m now in Narsarsuaq.

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Farlis    132

A rough start in Iceland with some very turbulent air on climb out, followed by a serene flight into the cold.

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jrotaetxe    230

Did it, but had to pay a high price...

At least 03 sets of pants. TS when departing, bumping and rebounding almost 70% of the trip, to find out a breathtaking approach (to the letter) from inner Greenland (what a lie), ruining my second set of pants and direct to a completelly forgettable landing, forgiven by the simulator (no crash, but I believe I left behind one of my wings in the right wall).

Very busy trying to correct a completelly unaligned approach to take shots, so accept the last ones.

Still praying...

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Matt_Smith    1117

Nice work Jon, you're making the trip sound so appetising. I will be doing mine in the working after a heavy night of alcohol induced Battlefield 4 with the guys from work.

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jrotaetxe    230

It is, indeed, for expert pilots.

The problem is you cannot enjoy the approach while shitting your pants, but the final portion of the landscape seems to be glorious...

But too busy saying four letter words and praying to the whole set of gods...

Regards.

And waiting your nice set of photos...

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Matt_Smith    1117

Thanks Jon, mine will appear sometime tomorrow evening UK time. Doing this flight tomorrow morning then online flying in B-17's in the afternoon. You mention the the pant shitting induced approach, this is a little OT as I was flying the other way to the UK with friends online but it hights quite well but how crap with weather is in Greenland and how easily it is to shit your pants :lol:

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700 feet just skimming the bottom of the cloud layer 8/8th coverage with mountains either side on the approach torunwy 07 Narsarsuaq. For once I actually had to use the NDB approach, I hate NDB's.

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FlyingAxx    129

Did it, however had to fly a completely manual approach as I messed up the correct settings. :banghead1_s: I think I have to dive into the handbook again....

However, it's been a long one. Flight time 3h33 and nasty clouds for the last 100 nm. I tried to leave my FL240 early but got for the rest of the way snow showers an for quite a while Zero visibility. After passing NA, going down to 3600 ft, it was nearly completely blind (that's why I didn't find the opportunity to deal with my NAV controls properly). In total a nice flight with the need to find an opportunity changing my pants at he end... ( no screenies while in the NDB teardrop)

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FlyingAxx    129

Did it, but had to pay a high price...

At least 03 sets of pants. TS when departing, bumping and rebounding almost 70% of the trip, to find out a breathtaking approach (to the letter) from inner Greenland (what a lie), ruining my second set of pants and direct to a completelly forgettable landing, forgiven by the simulator (no crash, but I believe I left behind one of my wings in the right wall).

Very busy trying to correct a completelly unaligned approach to take shots, so accept the last ones.

Still praying...

Jon,

Before leaving the place, you may want to install at least one of those sceneries http://flightsim.gl/scenery/. Specifically for BGSF it makes the world obviously much more realistic.

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Busflieger    7

Fotos: Leaving Keflavik with sunrise. / On the way to Greenland. / Descent over Greenland.

NDB DME-1 approach on Rwy 07 which I did not follow "exactly" ;-)

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Tom A320    2928

Just completed the leg.

It was a little bit bumpy at the beginning...

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When reaching Narsarsuaq it became clear that it would be quite foggy down there in the sound...

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But it was a nice flight :-)

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Matt_Smith    1117

Just completed the leg.

It was a little bit bumpy at the beginning...

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When reaching Narsarsuaq it become clear that it would be quite foggy down there in the sound...

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But it was a nice flight :-)

No kidding its a little bumpy west of Iceland this morning :lol: I've been experiencing turbulence at FL250 aong with a 12kts head wind :( I'm now climbing to FL350 to try and find some clear air. Great shots too.

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Tom A320    2928

No kidding its a little bumpy west of Iceland this morning :lol: I've been experiencing turbulence at FL250 aong with a 12kts head wind :( I'm now climbing to FL350 to try and find some clear air.

Good luck on that!

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Matt_Smith    1117

Good luck on that!

FL350 seems to be quite smooth so far, though its a somewhat fresh -54 degrees C outside, considering all that seperates me is a bit of aluminium and some plexiglass :lol:. I am how ever making good time my ground speed is a blistering 320 nautical miles per hour!

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The flightsim.gl scenery is quite well made, but just to give you a comparison, here are a couple of very recent pictures.

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This is from the hill just south of the runway, very close to DME NQ. We do have snow, but the snowbanks are not as severe as in the above sim picture ;-)

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Short final for RWY07.....
... OK, I you get this perspective, it might be too late to add power, I was standing on the ice on the fiord, hoping for the B212 to do something interesting ;-)

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Matt_Smith    1117
The theme for todays flight was embedded CB's and turbulence around Keflavik for the majority of the firt half of the flight. Total flight time was 3 hours. Due to the somewhat crap weather I started off my cruise at FL250 as it was the more favourable altitude for winds, though in the end managed to calmb
er u to FL350 due to the turbulence at FL250. The only drawback beng a 12kts headwind but thats no problem today as I have more than enough fuel onboard. The weather approacing Narsarsuaq deteriorated some what but the cloud base was pretty high making for a nice visual approach joining right downwind for runway 07. Dispight the favourable visability the winds were somewhat punishing, on turning final I had a 14kts gusting 24kts crosswind from the right which rapidly swung direction and became a light and variable wind pretty much down the runway on short final. Fortunately no brown pants on arrival at Narsarsuaq this time though my toes are somewhat frozen from the -54 degress chill at 35,000' feet :lol:
Climbing away from Keflavic
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Todays destination just the other side of that hill, on roughly right downwind
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Right base
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Short final after being battered by the wind
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Now time to find my luggage hope my cold weather kit has arrived and is waiting for me
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After nearly 11 hours of flight everything is looking good
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Anatolii    16

(FPL-TSO070-IS
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-M079F350 FLOSI 6428N 6333N 6237N 6244N DCT NA
-BGBW0140 BGGH
-WT AEROSOFT LEG4)

Flightplan sent at 2015-03-07 17:59:44

VERY HEAVY WEATHER

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mopperle    2410

Not so pleasant trip yesterday, rain and strong winds at Keflavik, headwinds all the way to Greenland, and very low visibility at destination.

Over Greenland

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Crossing Narsarsuaq NDB

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Touchdown with tailwind

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Heading for a beer

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Bruno_pt99    31

Finishing off cockpit preperation and getting ready for this leg

 

Taking off at BIKF with some heavy rain over it

 

Leaving iceland and climbing to FL280

 

At FL280

 

Descending into Greenland

 

Runway in sight going in for the landing

 

Touchdown had to come in from 70 in Idle and full brakes/reserve

 

Finally parked and now getting ready for the next leg

 

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Benny K    3

Hey folks! :hi2_s:

There was some trouble with my scenerey but overall a nice flight:

Real bad weather at BIKF during start up preparation and a ground texture not matching my Keflavik X. I took the A318 CJ in AS House Colors. EuroHarmony (my virtual airline) has no repaint for the baby bus :mecry_s:

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I was a little confused by the summer outfit of the ground crew :confused_s:

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Better some de-icing

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Right after push back the weather was nice and kept nice until take off

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A last view on Keflavik and then climbing up over the skies

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Bye Bye Iceland...

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and hello Greenland

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The weather at BGBW was not nice but good enough to land.

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Finally i was able to find a parking lot for the bus

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I had some trouble with the BGBW-scenery, too. I hope the next airport won't have any difficulties except flying ones... then it would be an adventure ;-)

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Tom A320    2928

I had some trouble with the BGBW-scenery, too. I hope the next airport won't have any difficulties except flying ones... then it would be an adventure ;-)

I also wasn't able to get the BGBW scenery in P3D 2.5 running. Even the migration tool couldn't help. But with all the above screenshots I know at least how it should have looked like :-)

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