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July 17th Sunday flight :: Archived
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Uhu_Rodion
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:30 am
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This time I suggest you to have a close look at the map before undertaking this trip, 'cause there are many points of interest: we'll get near the Popocatepetl, highest peak in Mexico (and a threatening volcano, in brackets), then we'll pass by the side of Ciudad de Mexico (the capital city), but without stopping there.

Cruise altitude will be quite high, and once again we have to rely upon our trusted Beech, and I guess we'll go facing up to a night time landing... ouch! Mr. Green


#32 MMHC Tehuacan (Mexico) -> MMLO Leon / De Guanajuato Intl. (Mexico)
Overall distance: 288,9 nm.
Estimated time: 1:33 h.

MMHC
PBC (Puebla) - VOR 115,20 MHz - no NDB - HDG 299° - leg 66,7 nm.
APN (Apan) - VOR 114,80 MHz - no NDB - HDG 349° - leg 28,6 nm.
SLM (Lucia) - VOR 116,60 MHz - no NDB - HDG 273° - leg 36,2 nm.
QET (Queretaro) - VOR 115,70 MHz - no NDB - HDG 297° - leg 92,3 nm.
MMLO - VOR 115,80 MHz - no NDB - HDG 282° - leg 65,0 nm.
elevation: 5.968 ft.
runways:
13 - concrete – 11.501 ft. - no ILS
31 - concrete – 11.501 ft. - no ILS

Aircraft: Beechcraft D18S
Cruise speed: 180 KIAS
Cruise altitude: 18.000 ft.
Weather: real
Time: 18:00 local - 00:00 GMT



The package including flight plan, bigger map and text file with navigation data can be downloaded here:
-> 216.176.86.154/marco/f...CC_032.zip


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:15 am
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Just out of curiosity, are there any flight where we'll take some short hops, and have some fun on the beach or something before continuing on?

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Shocked

Didn't notice it directly............18,000 ft

I'm not shure if we get up there, or you wanna chase that space shuttle that was planned to be launched ?? Rolling Eyes

We'll certainly will give it our best shot ! Laughing



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:20 pm
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LOL!

I tested the Beech up to 20.000 feet, and though cruise speed is obviously reduced, it goes nicely even at that altitude. So don't worry, we won't fall into the volcano Mr. Green


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:22 am
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- XcalibeR
Just out of curiosity, are there any flight where we'll take some short hops, and have some fun on the beach or something before continuing on?



The Bush Flights are for short hop flying lol
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:24 pm
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S!

Just got back from the International Air Tattoo - pictures being sorted Busy!

I won't be able to make the flight tonight though, as I have some hosework to do - thats what happens when you're out with the lads drinking beer for a week! Mr. Green

Have a great flight - c u all next week...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:25 am
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I have to work today and can't make the flight Sad
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High altitude with the related problems, heavy clouds, an unserviceable autopilot, all made this flight an exciting experience - and don't underestimate the value of a successful landing!

I took almost 50 screenshots - here are some:



Love this plane too much - you won't get rid of it too easily Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:59 am
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I had the opportunity to take some great shots this flight...

I love this one. Just the way the clouds obscure the mountains and make them look all foggy, and then the contrast of the lens flare... It looked great in motion.

And%20of%20course%20the%20beautiful%20sunset. And%20lastly,%20I%20love%20it%20when%20designers%20make%20a%20full%203D%20VC,%20but%20the%20entire%20cabin%20is%20just%20amazing!%20This%20is%20the%20view%20from%20the%20second%20passenger%20seat%20on%20the%20left...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:02 am
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Nice flight eventhough it was a little hard to breathe at 18,000ft

Even at that altitude there still was enough oxygen to ignite the exhaust gases...

All%20safely%20on%20the%20ground.

It was even scarier at a resolution of 1600x1200 Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:00 pm
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Cool Nice piccie's fella's !!

Kit must be nVidia related item.....whatever I did I could not replicate that effect........alltough must admit looks nice a Flying BBQ specially when a enemy want's to try and get on yer six ! Laughing


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:05 pm
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No need for me to post my pics they looked they same as Kits lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:59 am
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- Uhu_Fledermaus
Kit must be nVidia related item


I didn't seen nothing like that on my system...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:11 am
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- Uhu_Fledermaus
Kit must be nVidia related item


I didn't seen nothing like that on my system...


If your running ATI, y'all probably don't have the processing power... Mr. Green Mr. Green
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