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Leg 100: Porto (LPPR) - Zaragoza (LEZG)

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Sorry for the slight delay, things have been very busy at work/home! :tattle:

Anyway, here is my leg. Including a very dramatic and unplanned ending:

All hatches/doors open, preparing the aircraft for its journey

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The slightly hazy view from the tower

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GPU connected, chocks inserted

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Engine start, Greenpeace would love this aircraft!

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Monitoring the engines during the start

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Holding short of the active, making sure the VORs are tuned

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Up, up and away! The power and short field performance of the C-130 never ceases to amaze me

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123 miles until the next VOR, settling into the cruise

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Superb modeling by CaptainSim

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Lovely and spacious, must be a pleasure to fly

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Rear door open, side doors open, catching some summer sunshine!

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Step descents, slowing down to 150kts

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Completely unplanned, my two starboard engines cut out. Unfortunately I have neither the knowledge or time to identify the case and have to plan for an emergency landing

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Props feathered. Fortunately this happened approaching the destination airport!

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Flight Engineers view on approach

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Kept it high for as long as I could, now descending a fair old rate towards the threshold. Maintaining 100kts +

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A rather nice touchdown, a tribute to the Hercules' tough design

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Uh oh, a fire! Emergency hatches on the roof are opened, as well as the hatch above the starboard landing gear

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Hey Martyn.

Seems the c-130 is a popular choice, looks mighty fine in that skin though, very nicely weathered. You certainly like your interior shots. Nice job getting her down with 2 out on one wing, must have pulled heavy to the right. Nice post :tattle:

steve

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:clap: Well done Martyn, thanks for making it the century, 100 flights! :dance2: :dance: :clap:

The things we do for the challenge. :yes:

Superb shots and thanks for getting us safely to Zaragoza, one question, will JF release the FSX version?

Hope to see more of you around.

Cheers

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Martyn,

Well done! A favorite AC of mine - I use the FS9 version often. I've never tried to handle it on three engines, much less two. Nice work.

John

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And for my next trick.......! Seriously, well done Martyn - pulled that landing right out of the bag. I, too, will be interested in the FSX version. Thanks for making the ATWC Century!

Cheers - Dai. :yes:

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Well, since I'm taking the next leg to Nice guess I won't be using THAT C-130. Walking around the base I found an old Boeing 707 in a hangar. Think I'll check it out and give that one a go. Great pics and enjoyed the commentary!

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Martyn,

A fantastic post and a really great aircraft. Well done for getting her down safely! You're right; Greenpeace would love that aircraft - the engines even smoke when they aren't turning :dance2: :yes:

Dave

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Fantastic shots, Martyn. I really enjoyed this post. :thum:

Sorry this reply is late. I am replying to all the fantastic legs completed while I have been absent!

Kind Regards,

George : Tap

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