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ScottyB's Flight Library - Try a Few of These!

Postby ScottyB » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:52 pm

Hi all,

Recently I read a post about the forum being a bit quite. I hope to spark a bit of rejuvenation in the sim with some suggestions of flights to do over the summer. We are now so lucky to have the most realistic sims ever, along with excellent addons out now, as well as being set for release in the next few months.

So fire up that rig and get in the air!

Enjoy!




TE ANAU (NZMO) - MILFORD SOUND (NZMF)

On the fringes of Fiordland National park lies one of New Zealand's best little airport - Te Anau/Manapouri. This wee gem has excellent facilites, a long enough runway to cater for most aircraft, and thousands of square kilometres of unspoilt NZ scenery within literally minutes of flying. But, you ought to pick a good day for it, as this route to Milford Sound, via the Milford Tramping Track, lies in some daunting terrain.

Fire the girl up, and head off into a crisp morning up the eastern side of Lake Te Anau. Initially out to your left you will notice the Kepler Track (one of NZ's "Great Walks") on the south-western side of the like, opposite Te Anau township. Progressing northward, you will fly over Te Anau downs. Take a good look to your west from here and you will notice some stunning Fiords with clinging native bush running all the way down to the lake edge.

Next up, at the top of the lake, is the point where many people flock over the summer months to walk the Milford Track. Beware of wind here as the converging valleys can cause down-draughts and severe turbulence. Make a dog-leg left here, and head up the valley towards McKinnon Pass. Just to the south is New Zealand's largest waterfall, the Sutherland Falls. Circle around it and get a few good shots before you carry on.

On the north-western side of the pass is Quintin Lodge, a luxury wilderness lodge with an airstrip (well depicted in Orbx scenery!). Feel free to pop in for a cuppa, but ensure your aircraft has the capability to get both in and out safely.

Once airborne again, dog-leg to the right and fly northwards towards Milford Sound (NZMF). Descend and listen out carefully on the radio as this place will literally be buzzing (both with aircraft and sandflies at this time of year!).

Hope you enjoyed it!



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Re: ScottyB's Flight Library - Try a Few of These!

Postby Ian Warren » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:22 pm

Ole Scotty is back in the game, love the Screen Shots .. Oh bugger they are photo's :D , .. its amazing seeing a lake in a 'basin' is the best way of putting it .... So how is your real world flying for 'Cathy Pacific' B-)
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Re: ScottyB's Flight Library - Try a Few of These!

Postby ScottyB » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:48 pm

Ian Warren wrote:Ole Scotty is back in the game, love the Screen Shots .. Oh bugger they are photo's :D , .. its amazing seeing a lake in a 'basin' is the best way of putting it .... So how is your real world flying for 'Cathy Pacific' B-)


Hi again Ian! Yep, I sure will when I can. Just in Adelaide at the moment at Parafield (YPPF) doing all of my conversions to Hong Kong CAD licences. Tough 31 weeks (only about 10 down), but it will be rewarding!
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Re: ScottyB's Flight Library - Try a Few of These!

Postby Ian Warren » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:06 pm

Are pity you missed the old 'Kia Tak' .. that would so great to see it back again .. B-)
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Re: ScottyB's Flight Library - Try a Few of These!

Postby ScottyB » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:09 pm

Dead right Ian! However I can't complain with having to fly a 777 or A350 into some of the worlds biggest airports. Definitely a dream come true!
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Re: ScottyB's Flight Library - Try a Few of These!

Postby Ian Warren » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:11 pm

:D Driving one of those , Your Dream Shot !
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