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Leg 29 : Thompson - Chicago Midway

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Here are the shots of my flight for leg 29.

The aircraft is Just Flights DC-10 Collection. The scenery is freeware from avsim.

Showing off that lovely tri-jet tail

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No jetways here, a simply airstair entry

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The airfield is pretty darn small for a DC-10, thank god we have three engines!

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Its great to be in a non-airbus/boeing cockpit, a nice change

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Starting our wing mounted engines

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Followed by our tail engine

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Pushing back and being careful not to hit anything

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The lovely hanger we took over as an ATWC HQ

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Taxing to the active...all of 3 metres

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Brakes on, full thrust, brakes released and rolling

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A spotters view as our three engines scream out in pain

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Just make it off the runway, carrying out a steep climb to avoid trees on the airfield boundry

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Autopilot engaged and contacting ATC with our intentions

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Not a heavily populated area...

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Turning right onto the airway

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A shot of the road below

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Making sure I have plenty of fuel over this empty landscape

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Some interesting looking cloud formations :shock:

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Plenty of water in these parts

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Definatetly a wide bodied aircraft

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A good airspeed is giving me a great flight time

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Now entering more populated farmland

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An aerial view of Chicago and Meigs airfield

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On the glideslope

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Chicago spotter shot

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On finals, view from the captains seat

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Look at that lovely paintwork

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Still have around 78% fuel left, thus I maintain a high pitch on approach

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All that fuel, combined with a crosswind, gives a smoky touchdown

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Dirtying up the aircraft in order to slow down asap

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Vacating the runway at a steady speed

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Parked up safely at the terminal

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Nice aircraft, nice shots. I've always liked that plane.

 

That flight brings back memories. Your destination is about 40 miles from where I lived and had my career

(and learned to fly), before relocating to sunny Florida.

 

John

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Martyn,

A fantastic range of shot's and a great advert for the upcoming DC-10 release (May 25th?)

I hope you had permission to fly this aircraft as I don't what to get into Scotty's bad books.

I love that cockpit and can't wait to get my copy.

I'm just deciding now whether to to make my flight in "X" or "9" :mrhappy:

Cheers

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How about the VLJ in FSX?

I havent actually cleared it with Scotty, but its already been published by CLS so its not an issue.

I would love to do the next leg(whenever Im allowed another one) in the Airbus series aircraft. Some great aircraft

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I think I will use FSX, I had promised Hama that I would fly the HondaJet VLJ in one of the legs so it may be that or it may not :mrhappy:

Martyn, legs 34 & 36 are still up for grabs if you wish to offer just mail atwcmail.gif And we will pencil you in :yes:

Cheers

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So smooth, Martyn - as the song went:

Nice leg(s), shame about the boat-race

You make it all look so easy - not thrown together, like mine. :yes:

Cheers - Dai. :mrhappy:

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beautiful shots, and a beautiful flight.

Was dissapointed that you didnt try to land the DC-10 at Midway, stopping that thing on MDW's extremely short runways has gotta be fun...

More than once i have almost messed up, and that was in a 737!

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Thanks for all the comments!

"Was dissapointed that you didnt try to land the DC-10 at Midway, stopping that thing on MDW's extremely short runways has gotta be fun...

More than once i have almost messed up, and that was in a 737!"

I assume you meant Meigs? I would have to be very lightly loaded to get the DC-10 stopped on that strip :mrhappy:

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I assume you meant Meigs? I would have to be very lightly loaded to get the DC-10 stopped on that strip :mrhappy:

It would!, but no. I ment Chicago Midway.

Unless i am very much mistaken you landed at Chicago's Main airport, O'Hare. One of the busiest airport in the USA, and the world for that matter...ICAO; KORD.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0052270/L/

Midway is a smaller airport with runways of just under 7000ft in length. ICAO; KMDW. Its promary user is Southwest. And its almost perfectly square in shape!

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0645628/L/

I just assumed it was becuse of the size of the aircraft you chose to fly to ORD. :dance:

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Darn, I have done a Ryanair!

It was a long day at JF and I was on the phone to natalie on approach, I made visual with the runway at O'hare and assumed it was Midway.

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Darn, I have done a Ryanair!

That was the mother of all mess-ups, you should have seen some of the news headlines over here where it happened :mrhappy:

Martyn, do you want to do a leg 29.5 perhaps in a heli or GA plane between O'Hare and Midway? Just to keep everything on track.

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"Martyn, do you want to do a leg 29.5 perhaps in a heli or GA plane between O'Hare and Midway? Just to keep everything on track."

:mrhappy: Lets make something up like ummmm...they drove it from O'hare to Midway!

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:dance: "Make something up" :mrhappy:

I think someone should take the baton to Midway in Hama's BMW :mrhappy:

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If I get up really early :mrhappy: before I go out I will try to bail you out Martin

Cheers

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Cab fare from O'Hare to Midway will be about a million bucks, and go via South Bend Indiana with a middle eastern cab driver who speaks 3.5 words of English, but with a bad accent.

 

He will, however be fluent in the exchange rate of Pounds Sterling and Euros to US dollars, only microseconds behind any change in bank rates.

 

The number of visas, drivers's licenses and green cards in his posession will be zero, except those that are forgeries, which he will gladly sell in any quantity you care to name.

 

John

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Martyn,

 

Tip for flying in the Chicago area....

 

If there are so many runways you can't tell which is your's, it's O'Hare. If the runway's too short,

it's Midway. If there's no runway, it's Meigs.

 

:rofl

 

John

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Its quite strange really, when I first started simming(FS2000), I only ever flew from Meigs in a C172. All I would do is fly from Meigs to O'hare, to Midway and back to Meigs.

To be totally honest, I was concentrating too much on Natalie to even think about where I was landing. It was a case of, there is a runway, lets land it! :bored:

Always remember, real life is far more important than a computer game :yes:

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