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  1. 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 The clouds were gathering and the early indications from the weather report were that it was going to be a bumpy one 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 It has to be said, the view outside was spectacular 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 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 If I had any passengers on board they would be enjoying the cloud formations outside now But as the weather front caught up with me I returned to the soup 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 Gear and flaps down, let's get ready to land 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 Does this count as an obstacle? This bridge just jumped up out of nowhere 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! Aircraft: Lockheed Electra by Mike Stone Scenery: FTX Global Weather: REX Textures: REX
  2. Great stuff Dai. I'll get mine posted tomorrow
  3. From a bean counter's point of view the VAT issue alone would have been a nightmare in terms of admin and time taken to get everything in order. I can understand the reasons for it i.e Amazon and other companies based in low VAT countries, but little (if any) thought has been given to smaller traders. Hopefully Orbx can do something to keep them in the FS world
  4. Nice leg Brian, looked a wee bit scary
  5. Great flight Kasper, the weather in Scotland this time of year is very challenging for flying
  6. Great leg everyone, the 6th installment is off to a fantastic start
  7. Learn it and love it. Superb aircraft. No Matthew one each flight is that I make in it I love it
  8. That looks better (graphically) that the iris tomcat I reviewed for computer pilot a few years ago
  9. Easily my favourite aircraft from the last couple of years
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