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#61 Herman

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 11:37 AM

Air Serbia - Departing Belgrade (YLBE)

Actual scheduled A320 flight from Belgrade, Nikola Tesla Airport bound for Zurich, Kloten Airport. Please don't ask me to translate the Swiss airport name into Dutch!

Conditions were very cloudy with an abundance of thunderstorms. I was quite surprised at the flight level / speed restrictions over the Belgrade area as I had to fly a considerable distance at a mere FL60 / 200-230 knots.

Had to apoloige to the passengers for the severe turbulance because of it... The flightpath took me via Hungary, Austria, Germany into Switzerland.

Let's go!

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 12:51 PM

Another good set, Herman.

 

I have to say that I'm very impressed with the quality of the graphics.  However, I'm very concerned that the issue of co-pilots with bladder problems appears to be industry-wide!  :P  :lol:  :P


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Posted 27 May 2020 - 11:56 AM

Taking into account that I had landed in Switzerland, I thought I'd spend some time at leisure... in a Tiger Moth!

Flew in the Gruyère mountain region and had hoped to see some Alpine Ibex along the way. for those interested: https://en.wikipedia...iki/Alpine_ibex

A few adhoc screenshots.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 12:28 AM

The detail in this game is amazing.  There is even the Pitch indicator on the wing strut! Love it!


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 09:38 AM

Flying " The Moth " Innsbruck, Austria

Thought I'd take the De Havilland Tiger Moth for a flight around the very scenic Innsbruck area.

Unfortunately, the flight was shortenend due to the unpredictable weather in the mountains.

Anyway I've got a few images to share with you so let's get our feet off the ground...

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Ascending directly East from Innsbruck

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Passing over villages east of Innsbruck

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With the weather changing rapidly, I decided to head back in a westerly direction towards Innsbruck

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Descending into Innsbruck prior to making a 180 degree turn to line up for the approach

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And what a "welcome back" I got (exceeded all my expectations)

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 07:55 AM

The detail in this game is amazing.  There is even the Pitch indicator on the wing strut! Love it!

Thanks, Art. The aircraft's detail and behaviour is extremely realistically modeled. You need to have all switches and levers in the appropriate position before it will even want to start. The propellor blade needs to be spun before it roars to life. The aircraft's vibrations are good for shedding excessive kilo's!

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 03:08 PM

Tiger over The Netherlands

 

Being a lovely day today, we took the De Havilland Tiger Moth out for a short flight from Lelystad to Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Smooth flying all the way...

 

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Departure from Lelystad Airport (EHLE), runway 23

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Fying over some very fertile farmlands as at one stage this area used to be sea

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Ascending over Flevoland Province in a westerly direction with the well known Dutch wilderness area "Oostvadersplassen" on the right side

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Passing the city of Amsterdam from the SE

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Over Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (EHAM) and continuing in a SW direction

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Heading along the coastal region towards The Hague and continuing further in the direction of Hoek of Holland

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The old naval airfield, Valkenburg on the L and the town of Katwijk on the R

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Flying over the Leiden area and heading towards The Hague & suburbs

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Just prior to reaching Hoek of Holland we turn L towards the Rotterdam area

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Following the River Maas towards Rotterdam which is now on the L

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The city of Rotterdam with it's huge port facility

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Having started the descent we head nearly parallel to Rotterdam Airport

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On the approach for EHRD, runway 24

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Touchdown with the Tiger...

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Now where did you say that parking bay was?

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Finally our feet back on the ground!

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Just prior to reaching Hoek of Holland we turn L towards the Rotterdam area


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 02:34 AM

Thought I'd post this link in respect to the wilderness area I was referring to in my previous post...

Link: https://youtu.be/RjOCmw24lKg

Yes, we do have more than just cheese & tulips! 😉

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Ps. The wolves are back too and recently a farmer lost 60 sheep to a single wolf. It was captured on camera.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:45 AM

Inserted two additional images that I had left out and re-arranged two images that were previously out of sequence.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 AM

I'd like some opinions as I've noticed that the PN website reduces image size considerably and therefore may impact clarity due to the compression applied.

The image below is being hosted on the site of imgur.com and is thus considerably larger than previous uploads. Please let me know what your impression is in terms of quality / size?

Thanks.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Hi Herman,

 

I had the same complaint, several years ago.  I'm not up on all of the technical stuff, but the consensus at the time was that PN's algorithm does affect clarity and sharpness.  The workaround was to use the image button, on the formatting toolbar.  That allows users to insert a URL to the web site where the full resolution image is posted.  The only downside is that if you ever change the URL for the image, the link is broken. 

 

Hope this helps.  :)


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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 PM

Hi Herman,

 

I had the same complaint, several years ago.  I'm not up on all of the technical stuff, but the consensus at the time was that PN's algorithm does affect clarity and sharpness.  The workaround was to use the image button, on the formatting toolbar.  That allows users to insert a URL to the web site where the full resolution image is posted.  The only downside is that if you ever change the URL for the image, the link is broken. 

 

Hope this helps.  :)

 

Thanks, Mark!  Would you say that the image is now too large or does it feature okay on your screen?  If it features okay then this is probably the format I will adopt for future uploads.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 06:51 PM

Herman,,

How many different planes can you fly?  Any WWII aircraft or is this strictly modern era?


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Posted Today, 01:53 AM

Herman,,
How many different planes can you fly?  Any WWII aircraft or is this strictly modern era?

Art, you can fly anything. There are manufacturers specialising in historical aircraft (both civilian and/or military) right up to state-of-the-art present day models. If interested take a look at the websites:
www.avsim.com
www.flightsim.com
www.flyawaysimulation.com
The above example websites are general flight simulation websites and cater for almost anything.
An example of aircraft manufacturing companies (there are many, many more)
www.milviz.com
www.carenado.com
www.antsairplanes.com
www.aerosoft.com
www.pmdg.com
www.a2asimulations.com
The above is just the tip of a huge iceberg!

Of course with all the above you need an actual flight simulation program and there are a number of them to choose from:
www.prepar3d.com ("Academic",this is what I have)
www.x-plane.com
www.flightsimulator.com

Worth mentioning... there's an Australian company called ORBX that makes the best global scenery and therefore really enhances any flight simulation program. Website: www.orbxdirect.com

Any further questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

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