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hurricanemk1c last won the day on September 20 2018

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  1. After Mike's rather fast and hot ride into Istanbul, it was time to find a suitably fast aircraft myself. Unfortunately there seemed to be a rather small number of such aircraft, namely the one that just left back to the States. Frustrated, it was time to trawl through the classified ads around Istanbul, barter a bit and see what came out as a result of said negoitaions. The problem was, it seemed to be well known that the challenge required speed, thus the price for even simple aircraft went sky high. Not wanting to punish the boss any further (especially the credit card facility.....), I had a wander around the local airfields and see what, if anything, could be found at a reasonable price. Even then it took a day or two longer than expected, before finally coming across something useful, and cheap. Cheap mainly because the owners wanted rid of it, as it was way too large for them. A ferry flight from the local airport to Atarurk was organised to get some type training before being unleashed on Greece. With a first flight 8,018 days before the last aircraft used in this challenge, the Constellation fires up for one more flight at least At least the weather is nice this morning, with the sun glinting off the bare metal fuselage. With the full length of the runway available, the throttles start to get pushed forward The characteristic flames from the Wright Cyclone engines brightens up the morning Starting to climb away from the airport and tucking the gear in Cold engines worked hard for the first time in a long time equals plenty of smoke! All tidied up, we settle in to a gentle cruise climb to around 14,000ft for the 450nm hop to Greece Breakfast is served Chugging along in the cruise We decided to overfly the airport to see what we were up against. Bags of room...... I do really really like the water effects in P3D! After one aborted approach, we steady ourselves for the arrival The tower starts to be evacuated, with them seemingly thinking I was going to hit them.... Not a bad touchdown for someone who is horrendously out of practice! Rolling out past the tower, making sure not to scratch the wing off it! And finally shut down next to the tower. Now, how to get out? Steph - over to you if I can get out! Sim used: Prepar3D V4, default Constellation
  2. That looks like a fascinating airfield you flew fast - plenty of interest!
  3. hurricanemk1c

    Ed force one

    Was that before or after he changed hands?
  4. Having relatively covertly picked up the baton from Tim (as much as you can with an orange hi-vis bag - well, I did come from work!), it was time to find a set of wings to get out of here. Plan A was something fast and small, preferably single seat. I'm not the best of people to be around in a hot environment, more suited to the frozen wastes of Russia than the hot plains of Africa, Ah well. Unfortunately, the plan failed. After scratching around for a week, the best I could come up with was a brightly-coloured PC-9 I was to travel with the company test pilot who was transiting back to Switzerland after a sales tour. Me in the front seat as the 'trainee'. Engine turning and starting to get cool air in As a demonstrator trainer aircraft, a special "tail cam" was installed to give a view of all the aircraft Lined up on the runway, I pushed the throttle to the red zone Due to the altitude, it was a slow enough roll and rotation But we were rapidly turning onto course For the next three hours there wasn't exactly a lot to look at. An initial cruise of 15,000ft was selected, then a 'cruise-climb' at 100ft/min up to 25,000ft was selected. Eventually, with fuel getting lower, our destination was in sight, but 25,000ft below us. Time to go down! Breaking around the airfield Having flew along the length of the runway, the instructor was getting a bit worried as to what I was up to He was even more worried when I pulled the stick back, and half way around started putting the gear and flaps out! But in perfect position. Ish A good roll out And open up to the heat Now, if anyone needs me, I'll be flying the local 'club' aircraft Aircraft used: IRIS PC-9 and Just Flight Hunter
  5. Nice simple flight there Tim! I'm on my way!
  6. Pretty much confirmed that it's crashed with a very low likelihood of survivors http://avherald.com/h?article=4bf90724&opt=1
  7. Great leg Steph! Tim, I'll see you there!
  8. A bit bigger than your usual method of transport!
  9. One I think we can all relate to one way or another After a tiring day, Zoe settled down in a seat on her train and closed her eyes. As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her pulled out his mobile phone and started talking in a loud voice. “Hi sweetheart. It’s Gavin. I’m on the train. “Yes, I know it’s the 6:30 and not the 4:30, but I had a long meeting. “No, honey, not with that blonde from the accounts office. It was with the boss. “No sweetheart, you’re the only one in my life. “Yes, I promise, cross my heart.” Fifteen minutes later, he was still talking loudly. When Zoe, exasperated, had had enough, she leaned over and said into the phone, “Gavin, hang up the phone and come back to bed.” Red-faced and absolutely shocked, he shut off his phone and didn’t say a single word for the rest of the train ride. Gavin doesn’t use his mobile phone in public any longer. And Zoe finally got some well-deserved shut-eye.
  10. Is letting JG do the ferry flight really a good idea?
  11. You could extend Route 10 south a tad more and take in Portlaoise. Home of the biggest train fleet in Ireland, the home of the track, the highest security prison in Ireland (and the Rock of Dunamaise).
  12. Warp Factor Nine is approximately 1,855,045,190,702,117.65 km/hr, or 515,290,330,750,588.24 m/s maximum (http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Warp_factor)
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