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Leg 05: ENBR, Flesland - ESNN, Sundsvall-Harnosand


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And so I wake bleary eyed after not being able to catch much sleep the night before (someone thought it would be funny to fly a chinook around the airport at 4am!). It was once again my turn to take the baton and progress the challenge to the next stage. I knew that it had been coming and had planned on using a DC6, until Kasper bagged it.

 

After a bit of head scratching I decided to take the Lockheed Electra, she is great for cargo and this is one precious piece of cargo that I am hauling!

 

I wanted to get a nice early start to beat the morning rush, so with coffee in hand I jumped into the freezing cold cockpit and fired up the old girl once more

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The clouds were gathering and the early indications from the weather report were that it was going to be a bumpy one

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Without too much fuss I taxied out to the runway and took off into the early morning and climbed to a cruise height of 11,000 feet

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It has to be said, the view outside was spectacular

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Sadly though the view turned into blanket cover and the view was pretty rubbish. Being battered by rain, hail, snow and winds didn't make the ride any smoother either

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As the sun rose and burned off some of the clouds the flight became a little easier, although the winds were still problematic around Oslo

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If I had any passengers on board they would be enjoying the cloud formations outside now

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But as the weather front caught up with me I returned to the soup

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This was only a short flight and before long ATC were bringing me down and vectoring in for a landing. The visiibilty was great, but the gusting winds were making this old bird jump about like a scolded cat

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Gear and flaps down, let's get ready to land

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Wrestling with the controls to try and keep her in line with the runway, I can hear the baton rolling about in the back. Thankfully I have heard that they sell Airfix kits in the airport, so I can buy one and use the paint to touch up and scuffs on the baton

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Does this count as an obstacle? This bridge just jumped up out of nowhere

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A short video of the landing, a little off centre but any landing you can walk away from....

 

 

 

A short taxi in and it's time to unload the baton and try to find an Airfix kit with the correct colours!

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Aircraft: Lockheed Electra by Mike Stone

Scenery: FTX Global

Weather: REX

Textures: REX

 

 

 

 

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A great flight, Rob - and great pics!    :)

 

> "...and fired up the old girl once more."

 

In a "freezing cold cockpit", too?! Makes the back of a Cortina seem positively luxurious (oops, giving my age away again....).    :P

 

But hopefully you had the chance to give the baton a bit of a touch up at Sundsvall-Harnosand.    :cool:

 

Cheers,

 

Bruce

a.k.a. brian747

 

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Omg, omg...I'm on my way. I have arranged transport on an association member's C5 Galaxy...we will be hauling my bird over shortly. I should arrive tomorrow, weather permitting, or the next. We may have a layover in Canada before heading across Greenland to Sund-Harn. Apologies if I am holding you up.

 

Looks like you had a terrific flight. I hope the weather is at least as good for my leg.

See you there soon.

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Great Pirep Rob, Its nice to see the credits. Am I correct in thinking the aircraft is freeware?

@Bruce ...

 

"In a "freezing cold cockpit", too?! Makes the back of a Cortina seem positively luxurious (oops, giving my age away again....). "

 

 

 

I trust your mum was driving.  Otherwise what were you doing in the back seat?  :th_blush: 

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> "I trust your mum was driving. Otherwise what were you doing in the back seat?"

Hmm, OK. Clearly you had a more protected growing up time than I did, John.

Next time we meet I'll buy you a pint and fill you in on a few details which you have seemingly missed.... ;-)

Cheers,

Bruce

a.k.a. brian747

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Rob, great to see you back in the ATWC, and a really good come back it was too...  :thum:

 

I shall have to revisit ESNN in the sim soon I think.. last time I flew there ORBX Vectors had missed the whole island the airport is on so it was all water besides the parts covered in tarmac... made for an interesting taxi though  ;)

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