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Ian Pearse

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Ok we're off at last on Phase 5. A quiet flight and a smooth landing, though you-know-who always manages to find something to complain about.....

Ian piloting Beech King Air 350 Paint3 ended 21 November 2011 at 20:47

Aircraft: BEECH ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: VRMM TO VOCC Cochin:Cochin NAV1: CIA

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 33 Mins 10 Secs

Landing Score:107.15

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [50%]

* Gentle touchdown. [33 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [92 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [1130 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on visual approach - you can do better. [40%]

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:113.04

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Exceeding gear speed - your landing gear may be damaged: have it checked.

* Airspeed too low - you are risking stalls.

Definite room for improvement...

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Ok leg 2 - and this was a fun one! For some reason the engines were only drawing fuel from the left tank - so I suddenly got a Fuel Imbalance warning. Turned on the crossfeed - made no difference. So, at 270 miles from VAJJ at 30,000 feet, both engines die.... Miss Aviatrix is telling me not to make the turns so rough as I struggle to keep the plane reasonably straight and level and restart the engines. CTL-E did the job and I had power again... seemed quite an anti-climax after that! No idea why it did it.

Ian piloting Learjet 45 Limited Edition ended 23 November 2011 at 18:58

Aircraft: BOMBARDIER ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: VOCC TO VAJJ Mumbai:Juhu NAV1: BBB

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 35 Mins 15 Secs

Landing Score:33.25

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [70%]

* Gentle touchdown. [659 FPM]

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [565 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* With spoilers armed.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on visual approach - you can do better. [40%]

* Too fast - you had to force the plane to stay down. [143 KIAS]

* Wings not level - danger of clipping the ground or damaging your gear.

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:115.81

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Rapid descent - dangerous and uncomfortable.

* Nose held too high - spilt drinks and worried expressions.

* Nose held too low - we're not in combat.

Definite room for improvement..

Off to the lounge for a lie down for a while.... :P

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Bitch gave you a 33.25 landing score, after you saved her life bringing that aircraft back to life? She ought to be spanked - hard!

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Well, that's leg 3 done. I turned on some AI traffic for this one, just to see what happened - not a lot, is the answer.

Ian piloting PA-34 SENECA II Andras Aviation Club ended 24 November 2011 at 20:09

Aircraft: Piper ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: VAJJ TO VAAH Ahmedabad:Ahmedabad NAV1: AAE

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 38 Mins 42 Secs

Landing Score:76.75

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [90%]

* Gentle touchdown. [233 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [72 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [119 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on visual approach - you can do better. [30%]

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:116.97

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

A smooth flight!

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- Turned on some AI Traffic??? eh... don´t you have AI traffic on at all times? I couldn´t live without it. Hate those empty airports when I land - I have MyTraffic 2010 and have traffic slider set to 100% always. No compromise here. :big_boss_s:

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I would have AI traffic on, but my PC is not powerful enough to have it set at anythiing like a real level. This flight I had it set at 25%. Next time I'll up it a bit and see how far I can go without any major impact.

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Ok, that's leg 4 done. Such boring scenery too! I was gld to get down. Bumped the AI Traffic up to 44% and seems Ok. Was more interesting having some other traffic to watch for, especially when taxying in. Scores not too bad this time either, but still some more improvements to make.

Ian piloting Beech King Air 350 Paint3 ended 27 November 2011 at 14:35

Aircraft: BEECH ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: VAAH TO OPKC Karachi:Jinnah Intl NAV1: KC

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 33 Mins 32 Secs

Landing Score:92.45

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good glideslope on visual approach. [50%]

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [80%]

* Gentle touchdown. [180 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [96 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [1158 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

Landing included the following problems:

* Ballooning during landing - needs practice.

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:116.06

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Airspeed too low - you are risking stalls.

Definite room for improvement...

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Ok, leg 5 done too. Here we are in Dubai... miles and miles of sand..... my worst flight score for a while, and it was the weather, not me. We had gusts of up to 85kts coming across the desert, tossing us about all over the place.

Ian piloting Learjet 45 Limited Edition ended 27 November 2011 at 17:31

Aircraft: BOMBARDIER ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: OPKC TO OMDB Dubai:Dubai Intl NAV1: IDBW

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 55 Mins 25 Secs

Landing Score:37.48

Autopilot used.

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on ILS approach. [80%]

* Gentle touchdown. [92 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [119 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [40%]

* Not near the centre line - you can do better.

* Without spoilers armed - arm them before landing.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:69.97

Autopilot used.

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Pitch not too high.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Steep banking - save your aerobatic flying for some other time.

* Exceeding flap speeds - your flaps may be damaged: have them checked.

* Sickening G forces - your passengers feel rather unwell.

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Rapid descent - dangerous and uncomfortable.

* Nose held too low - we're not in combat.

Definite room for improvement...

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Down again after leg 6. And again, the fuel flow problem in the Lear Jet. I had to do a mid-air restart during the descent. Apart from that, a reasonable flight. I did this one at night, just to see what it would be like. One thing I did learn was that the taxi lights on the default Lear are no good at all - can't see a thing. Again, just like earlier, the winds were terrible. I had a 99kt wind 30 degrees off my nose. Lots of rocking and rolling on the way down. Good job I don't get airsick!

Ian piloting Learjet 45 Limited Edition ended 27 November 2011 at 22:16

Aircraft: BOMBARDIER ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: OMDB TO OKBK Kuwait:Kuwait Intl NAV1: IKIA

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 40 Mins 02 Secs

Landing Score:91.50

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on ILS approach. [80%]

* Gentle touchdown. [66 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [122 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* With spoilers armed.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Nicely handled crosswind.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [40%]

* Not near the centre line - you can do better.

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:115.10

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Rough turns - your passengers spilt their drinks and have a pain in their necks.

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Rapid descent - dangerous and uncomfortable.

Definite room for improvement...

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Can´t understand the fuel problems you have. I have done very long flights in the Lear, and never experienced any problems.... Glad you got it up and running again, and got down safe. Keep it up.

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That'sleg 7 done. Had a few worries there too. Fuelled up with what ought to have left me with a decent reserve on arrival at Ha'il, but the encountered an 80+ knot headwind! Changed height a few times to try and find something better, but never got it better than 50+ knots, and it crept up a bit after. I was watching the fuel gauges with some anxiety towards the end - I was never so glad to see a runway come into sight! But all's well that ends well. Off to sleep...

Ian piloting Beech King Air 350 Paint3 ended 30 November 2011 at 19:39

Aircraft: BEECH ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: OKBK TO OEHL Hail:Hail NAV1: HIL

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 48 Mins 22 Secs

Landing Score:82.45

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good glideslope on visual approach. [50%]

* Gentle touchdown. [220 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [99 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [1770 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor alignment with runway on visual approach - line up and stay there. [10%]

* Ballooning during landing - needs practice.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:112.95

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Poor elevator control during taxi in wind - danger of flipping.

* Poor aileron control during taxi in wind - danger of flipping.

* Airspeed too low - you are risking stalls.

Definite room for improvement...

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Ok, here we are in Medina, after the toughest flight yet. Winds of 50kts and more, originally from the tail but moving round to about 30 degrees of the nose, with lots of turbulence as well. I got fed up with hearing "easy!" "let's have gentle turns" "watch that bank angle" and so on as I sweated over the yoke. Fortunately it all smoothed out in time to land. Boy, do I need a breaK!

Ian piloting Douglas DC-3 Andras Field ROund THe World Challenge ended 04 December 2011 at 14:02

Aircraft: Douglas ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: OEHL TO OEMA Madinah:Pr Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Intl NAV1: PMA

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 36 Mins 45 Secs

Landing Score:102.95

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Gentle touchdown. [46 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [68 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [835 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on visual approach - you can do better. [20%]

* Poor alignment with runway on visual approach - line up and stay there. [0%]

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:109.35

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* No stalls.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Rough turns - your passengers spilt their drinks and have a pain in their necks.

* Steep banking - save your aerobatic flying for some other time.

* Sickening G forces - your passengers feel rather unwell.

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Poorly coordinated turns - use your rudder correctly.

* Airspeed too low - you are risking stalls.

* Nose held too low - we're not in combat.

Definite room for improvement...

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Well, we're down at HE14 and what a boring place it is too. Too late to head out on the next leg so it's out with the tents.

Ian piloting PA-34 SENECA II Andras Aviation Club ended 04 December 2011 at 16:32

Aircraft: Piper ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: OEMA TO HE14 Ras Banas:Ras Banas NAV1:

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 30 Mins 24 Secs

Landing Score:50.50

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Gentle touchdown. [295 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [70 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [385 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on visual approach - you can do better. [40%]

* Poor alignment with runway on visual approach - line up and stay there. [40%]

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:104.47

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Nose held too low - we're not in combat.

* Flaps not down on time - plan your landing next time.

Definite room for improvement...

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Ok, leg 10 done. From one boring desert strip to another. Hopefully the scenery will get more interesting soon!

Ian piloting Beech King Air 350 Paint3 ended 05 December 2011 at 16:22

Aircraft: BEECH ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: HE14 TO HE29 Abu Rudeis:Abu Rudeis NAV1: HGD

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 25 Mins 24 Secs

Landing Score:88.45

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [60%]

* Gentle touchdown. [240 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [104 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [847 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on visual approach - you can do better. [20%]

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:120.57

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Rapid descent - dangerous and uncomfortable.

Definite room for improvement...

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Cross the Med to Turkey, and Down in Antalya. A big airport this, quite a change from those desert strips. Made a bad landing though - came in too high so had to dive for the deck and try to get the speed down at the last minute. A bad way to do it but I didn't have the time to do a go-around and try again....

Ian piloting Learjet 45 Limited Edition ended 05 December 2011 at 18:37

Aircraft: BOMBARDIER ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: HE29 TO LTAI Antalya:Antalya NAV1: IAYT

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 32 Mins 53 Secs

Landing Score:34.60

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on ILS approach. [80%]

* Gentle touchdown. [453 FPM]

* Wings were level.

* Landed on runway surface.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [20%]

* Too fast - you had to force the plane to stay down. [170 KIAS]

* Glideslope lost before you flared - not your best effort.

* Nose down too low - you need to land on your main gear.

* Without spoilers armed - arm them before landing.

* Throttle(s) forward - should be idle.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:114.67

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Rapid descent - dangerous and uncomfortable.

* Excessive speed during approach - reduce speed earlier.

Definite room for improvement...

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So here we are in Santorini. I was hoping to be able to enjoy the scenery of the Aegean and Med on the way, so I flew in daylight - guess what? Cloud cover almost all the way! Oh well, that's what real weather does for you. Santorini is an interesting place, somewhere I'd like to visit for real some day. Wish the FSX scenery was a little more exact.

Ian piloting PA-34 SENECA II Andras Aviation Club ended 07 December 2011 at 21:41

Aircraft: Piper ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: LTAI TO LGSR Santorini:Santorini NAV1: SNI

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 57 Mins 07 Secs

Landing Score:86.45

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good glideslope on visual approach. [50%]

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [60%]

* Gentle touchdown. [236 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [67 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [392 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

A splendid landing!

Flight Score:110.07

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Exceeding flap speeds - your flaps may be damaged: have them checked.

Definite room for improvement...

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Here we are in Italy - lead me to the Spaghetti! A smooth flight, with more windy weather at altitude but nothing the a/p couldn't handle, and my best approach and landing for a while. Last trip in the Lear jet for this challenge - a shame, as it is a nice plane to fly, even if it is a default one.

Ian piloting Learjet 45 Limited Edition ended 08 December 2011 at 20:10

Aircraft: BOMBARDIER ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: LGSR TO LIBD Bari:Palese Macchie NAV1: BAR

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 41 Mins 52 Secs

Landing Score:117.19

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good glideslope on visual approach. [60%]

* Good alignment with runway on visual approach. [90%]

* Gentle touchdown. [89 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [120 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Distance from runway threshold (visual approach): [1501 feet]

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* With spoilers armed.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

A splendid landing!

Flight Score:127.21

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

A smooth flight!

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Well, here we are in Nice - back in mainland Europe at last. Nice flight but terrible landing. All lined up, good height and so on, then my slightly dodgy throttle sensor plays up and suddenly one engine is on full power - no time to do a go-around as Real World issues pressing, so had to make the best of it... got marked down badly. Also, a slight calibration issue, for want of a better term. I got a warning about putting the gear down at too high a speed. The book says 184 knots for gear extension. I was showing just under 180 on the ASI... something not right there.

Ian piloting Beech King Air 350 Paint3 ended 11 December 2011 at 12:08

Aircraft: BEECH ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: LIBD TO LFMN Nice-Cote dAzur:Nice-Cote dAzur NAV1: NI

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:02 Hours 03 Mins 44 Secs

Landing Score:31.30

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on ILS approach. [80%]

* Gentle touchdown. [26 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [97 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* With flaps - good job.

* Throttle(s) idle.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [10%]

* Landed without a proper approach OR off runway surface.

* Nowhere near the centre line - get lined up and keep it that way.

* Nose down too low - you need to land on your main gear.

* Touch down not aligned with the runway - let's point down the runway.

* Ballooning during landing - needs practice.

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:112.87

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Exceeding gear speed - your landing gear may be damaged: have it checked.

* Airspeed too low - you are risking stalls.

* Rapid descent - dangerous and uncomfortable.

Definite room for improvement...

And that's my last King Air flight for this challenge. All in the DC-3 or Seneca from now on.

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I share your pain Ian, the poor performance of my PC has made it next to impossible to control any aircraft effectively on approach.

I haven't got the time for a re-build but anyway feel that these real world issues add some "spice" to the challenge so my poor scores don't detract from the fun for me.

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So here we are in Firenze, trying to get myself round some of the local specialities - starving after that flight in the DC-3. Lighting here is good, fortunately, as it was a night approach. Just 3 legs to go to Innsbruck.

Ian piloting Douglas DC-3 Andras Field ROund THe World Challenge ended 11 December 2011 at 21:27

Aircraft: Douglas ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: LFMN TO LIRQ Florence:Peretola NAV1: IFZ

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 07 Mins 08 Secs

Landing Score:27.55

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Gentle touchdown. [0 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [60 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [20%]

* Poor alignment with runway on ILS approach - line up and stay there. [0%]

* Nowhere near the centre line - get lined up and keep it that way.

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:119.57

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Poor elevator control during taxi in wind - danger of flipping.

* Poor aileron control during taxi in wind - danger of flipping.

Definite room for improvement...

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So here we are in Venice. pretty quiet trip, apart from lots of rolling on the approach. I'm not sure if it's my imagination or not, but I get a lot of rolling arounf on approach. I spend so much time trying to keepon course I didn't manage to get any screen shots. It always seems to happen - not sure if it's my controls setup or the FSX DC-3 model. Anyone else get it?

Ian piloting Douglas DC-3 Andras Field ROund THe World Challenge ended 12 December 2011 at 19:39

Aircraft: Douglas ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: LIRQ TO LIPZ Venice:Tessera NAV1: VEN

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:00 Hours 50 Mins 08 Secs

Landing Score:27.89

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Gentle touchdown. [46 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [67 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [40%]

* Poor alignment with runway on ILS approach - line up and stay there. [40%]

* Landed without a proper approach OR off runway surface.

* Not near the centre line - you can do better.

* Poor steering after landing - stay on the centre line.

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:118.55

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Correct matching of flaps to speeds.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Dangerous taxiing turns - these cause discomfort and stress.

* Poor steering during takeoff - stay in the centre of the runway.

* Wings not level near ground - danger of clipping a wing.

Definite room for improvement...

And that's the last DC-3 leg except for the finale - just 2 legs in the Seneca to go.

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Well, here we are in Vienna. I'm off to find a beer or two and some strudel. Miss A is off to a concert of some sort... lots of Mozart. Normally I quite like that sort of thing but I'm too tired. Innsbruck tomorrow, then we'll be ready for the grand finale on Sunday.

Ian piloting PA-34 SENECA II Andras Aviation Club ended 13 December 2011 at 20:35

Aircraft: Piper ID: G-IANP Airline: Flight:

Flight plan: LIPZ TO LOWW Vienna:Schwechat NAV1: OEZ

Failure(s): None at landing

Failure Event(s) (Zulu Time): None

Failure Bonus:0% Flight Duration:01 Hours 37 Mins 52 Secs

Landing Score:80.64

Landing was successful in the following areas:

* Good alignment with runway on ILS approach. [70%]

* Gentle touchdown. [194 FPM]

* Good landing speed - not too fast. [60 KIAS]

* Wings were level.

* Landed on runway surface.

* Glideslope held until flare.

* Good pitch control after touchdown.

* Good pitch at landing.

* With flaps - good job.

* Heading aligned with runway.

* Throttle(s) idle.

* Good controlled final descent to touchdown.

* Good steering after landing.

Landing included the following problems:

* Poor glideslope on ILS approach - you can do better. [0%]

Definite room for improvement...

Flight Score:108.92

Flight commended in the following areas:

* Smooth turns.

* Nice banking.

* Gear deployment at safe speed.

* Comfortable G forces.

* Smooth pitch control.

* Flown within aircraft's maximum speed limit.

* Gentle taxi turns.

* Good take off steering.

* Rotation was not late.

* Appropriate position of flaps during taxi.

* Safe taxi speed.

* Smooth braking during taxi.

* Smooth climb during takeoff.

* Wings level near ground.

* Well coordinated turns.

* No stalls.

* No flying dangerously close to stall speed.

* Smooth comfortable descent rate.

* Pitch not too high.

* Pitch not too low.

* Flaps down on time.

* Approach speed not too fast.

* Low altitude speeds not too fast.

* Good clearance of obstacles.

Flight included the following problems:

* Exceeding flap speeds - your flaps may be damaged: have them checked.

Definite room for improvement...

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