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  1. Mathijs, have you thought about starting a new around the world event after your new Airbus Pro models come out? I really enjoyed the 80 days event and it would be nice to do something again. Or maybe just a weekly challenge with different approaches and time/weather settings etc. This would be a great way to celebrate and see the new models in several situations.
  2. Thanks Mathijs and data63, I'm gonna take a look at Orbx as it's freeware but I fear it will be too heavy for my computer. I'm more interested in the airports though, I would love to do quick domestic flights all over the island.
  3. Dear Aerosoft Team, I am very interested in the Iceland & Keflavik scenery pack especially that it's on sale now, but I see that FSX Steam Edition is not listed as a compatible sim on it's shop page. Is it only because the install routes are different or does it need to be compiled differently? Could I install it to a temporary folder and manually insert it into Steam's folder structure? Or is it planned maybe to release a compatible installer alongside a P3D version in the near future? Thank you, Peter
  4. I would also welcome a new Embraer for FSX with today's standards because it's a very interesting aircraft in between Boeing's and Airbus' logic. However the Wilco/FeelThere E-Jets is a great addon that is still complex enough today to get into airline flying and FMC operation if you are willing to look over the outdated graphics. I don't know how detailed it is under the hood but when flying I feel it has been created with the same philosophy as Aerosoft's Airbus. It even has a similiar copilot function. And a scenery request (or a question): does Iceland X work with FSX Steam? If not, do you plan to update it or release a new version for P3D?
  5. I don't mind if we have more time to read, but it is strange that so many people didn't use the official google logbook made by the moderators. There are much more topics than entries in the spreadsheet and to be honest I mostly read those who took the time to update their rows. If the competition is only about choosing everyone's favourite this is not a problem, but if there is a nice prize for the winner (say, a big discount on any aircraft) then the moderators should check every topic if they comply with the rules that were given before the event. Then you could release the list of those who fall in this group with links to their diaries and from those we could chose the 3-3 best after reading. The easiest solution would be to give a generic gift to everyone who finished and the moderators should decide who deserves more. I'm sure though that some would say this wasn't emphasized before and it wouldn't be fair to decide this after the event. Maybe just give a free A330 to everyone who finished, I'm okay with that
  6. After 22105 nm and 55 hours, 40 minutes in the air I'm finally back home in London. It was a fun and exciting journey through which I had the chance to really get to know the Embraer E-175 and try out some other aircraft aswell. I was lucky with the weather because I never experienced extreme winds or storms, only a bit of raining and fog sometimes. I changed a few destinations compared to the initial plan to play with the distances or to visit more interesting places. My favourite landings were in Innsbruck, Hong Kong, Nakashibetsu, Nuuk and London. I will visit them in the future again. I flew 42 legs through 21 countries, all their flags can be seen next to the front door on the E-jet. The full summary can be found on this google sheet. I look forward for the next challenge, for that I really should start flying on Vatsim or IVAO. Congratulations to those who already finished and blue sky and nice landings for those who are still on the "road". My longest flight in distance was Calcutta - Hanoi with 1043 nm. This was also the longest in time with 2:25. My shortest flight was Gyor - Papa with 35 nm and 0:23, but that was using a GA aircraft. With the ERJ it was Nakashibetsu - Yuzhno with 270 nm and 0:45. The average leg distance became 526 nm, the average leg time 1:19, the average cruise altitude 34000 feet. As for the last leg, I thought it can't get any worse than Nuuk's short runway but the steep approach to London City was even scarier, but also fun and it went great (as the last landing should). This flight took 0:44 at FL300. The route was: EGNS DCT KELLY UL10 WAL STAR EGLC The last take-off Isle of Man View of London London city short final Back at the gate with the memory of all visited countries Summary of part 8: Peter
  7. My last destination before returning home to London was the Isle of Man, located between Ireland and England. I had a nice stable tailwind so I was faster on a longer route than the leg before. It took 1:39 at FL400 with the route: BIKF VM ERAKA ETSOM TIR MAC EGNS
  8. Take-off got really tight too, but a flaps 4 config gave me a Vr of 107 so in the end (literally) the aircraft leapt to the sky from the runway. The destination was Keflavik, Iceland, to where I already have my tickets for my holiday next may. Not much to see though with the default FSX scenery. The flight took 1:51 at FL400. Route: BGGH DCT KU 5E85 SF 5E72 GIMLI STAR BIKF
  9. Well this was a close one, but the runway is paid for the full length as they say A video I recorded during the flight from Iqaluit to Nook, with the approach from 3:00: I set the fuel to the usual amount: what the FMC computes for the given flight + 30 minutes of reserve. Everything went normal during the flight and just to be sure, I entered a hold close to Nuuk to burn some more fuel before landing. I exited the hold with 1-1 tons of fuel in each wings, with the cargo and passengers this resulted in around 30500 kgs of landing weight. The landing was a bit harsh without flaring (just like on carrier) and with the reverse thrusts and autobrakes set to high, I managed to stop just on the other threshold. Whew! Hope the take-off will go as easy as the landing went The flight took 1:20 at FL400. Route: CYFB DCT N6570 NCAE EPMAN DCT BGGH
  10. The next destination was Iqaluit Airport. It has civilian traffic and military presence too, and Airbus does cold weather testing to their aircraft here in the freezing cold. The flight took only 0:53 at FL380, with the route: CYVP DCT UHA DCT CYFB Next I'm going to attempt landing at Nuuk, Greenland, on a 950 m "long" runway... I will make a video
  11. From Quebec, I headed to Kuujjuaq. Getting this north again reminds me the crossing of the Bering Strait: cold, white and unpopulated areas everywhere. Flying through the US, I always saw at least 10 airports in a 50 nm range on the ND, but not here. It was one of the longer legs taking 1:41 at FL400, with the route: CYQB DCT YRI J563 YBC J561 YKL DCT CYVP
  12. It was time to leave the USA for the second time - to enter Canada for the second time. There will be some small airports in the next part but the first destination, Quebec was little challenge thanks to the long runway and ILS. The flight was cloudy and foggy but all went well. It took 1:02 at FL400, route: KLGA DCT DUEYS J37 ALB J563 LAMED J6 PLB J560 YQB DCT CYQB
  13. I managed to fly the next two legs and finish the USA part yesterday. Unfortunately the FSX real weather didn't work so I flew these with the "fair weather" theme. I arrived to Chicago in the sunset, and after refueling and eating I departed to New York in the night. The first flight was uneventful, but I forgot to add flaps 5 when arriving at LaGuardia and landed with flaps 2 instead (that's normally for takeoff). The autoland didn't arm because of this (I use autoland to low fps airports) and it touched down like an F-18 without flaring and rollout. Never happened before, will be more careful next time. KDEN SID MCK J130 PWE J64 LMN V181 IRK STAR KORD FL400, 1:52 KORD DCT GIJ J146 ETG STAR KLGA FL400, 1:33 Part 7 summary:
  14. I had to spend a few days in Vegas because I had to win back all the money I lose, and I also needed to study for some midterms at school. I am back where I was with the money and I passed all midterms (all as in I have only three exams and I finish BSc!) so although late, I can continue the trip today (I am one part behind on 12.12.). The Las Vegas Strip is as extraordinary in daylight as in neon lights, but now I got a great view on all the major hotels and casinos during departure. The destination was Denver, the largest airport in the USA. I recommend reading the conspiracy theories about it, really fun and interesting ideas. I had headwinds so the flight took 1:33 at FL400. Route: KLAS SID BCE J60 DBL STAR KDEN
  15. Taxiing and departing was just as busy as arriving to KSFO. Once in the air, reaching Las Vegas was easy but approach got very crowded again. My TCAS was constantly screaming because it was a parallel approach with a CRJ left to me, but autoland worked nicely. The flight took 1:11 at FL340. Route was: KSFO DCT OAK J58 OAL J92 BTY STAR KLAS Taxiing to the RWY at KSFO Departure from KSFO The Golden Gate bridge Cloudy view The strip TCAS doing its job Busy on the ground aswell Can't wait to make some money in the casinos
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