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  1. Thank you John! Thanks Adam. You´re welcome, Jack. I also learn a lot from these tours. And I´d like to make nearly all of them in real life, vaccine and money provided...
  2. Nice flying adventure, Carlos. And the daytime compensates the low-developed scenery well...
  3. Another great flight, Lars. With some nice perspectives in these screenshots... Oh yes, China has interesting mountains (not in Jiangsu, but south and inland). It could look really diverse, given a good mesh, landclass or - in reality - less fog.
  4. Thank you, Iain! Thanks a lot, John. My "pleasure", Lars. Great website you linked to, it gives us an impression of the preparation a real pilot would have done before flying there.
  5. Just the same way as I do it with my travel reports. Orbx can´t and must not make all airport sceneries by themselves, so we sometimes have to bite the bullet and use 3rd party. Just to learn how other providers let us struggle with updates and the like...
  6. Just like I did last year in many Australian places. With no impressive reaction... but at least we could find our ways easier!
  7. I like that livery! And we do not see the Nortwest / Kimberly / Pilbara very often here, this might be a plan for next winter...
  8. The classical QantasLink plane (are they the only airline still using them?) at an airport that comes up with a capacity expansion at the wrong time. Looking good!
  9. A great looking place this is, Jack. And well shown. I can understand your travel plan.
  10. For my next leg out of Cuzco I tried to use a real plane. With some local musicians playing in the cabin, probably to overcome their fear after seeing the pilots boarding. The airport is at 10700 ft. Unfortunately at this altitude the engines go hot the moment you fire´em up. Climbing is a bit of stress... But I could follow the roads between the mountains... ... to reach Puno... ... and Copacabana... ... at the shores of Lake Titicaca. By volume of water and by surface area, it is the largest lake in South America. It is also the highest lake with commercial travel in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca Landing at La Paz was not easy either: When slowing down the engines heat up again. The airport is at 13250 ft, which makes it the highest commercially used airport on the planet. And the ATC at airport "El Alto" even provided me with a go-around. At least the virrtual engines survived and brought us to Bolivia´s capital safely.
  11. Ok, I´ll keep it in mind to combine with a virtual flight. But currently I am busy in South America, so it´ll take a while!
  12. That´s good to hear... Thank you, mate! Thanks Herman!
  13. Great places. Great pictures. Great plane. Sums up to an "acceptable" post !
  14. Thank you John. I like exploring areas like these. Thanks, John. You´ll get more here soon, trust me. Thanks Lars. No problem climbing and landing with a powerful small plane like the KingAir. Wait for my next two flights, then I´ll show you some trouble...
  15. I knew you like this plane. As I stay in p3dv4 for the time being, I don´t bother updates.
  16. Just a glimpse of Africa, to show that we need OLC even for flights not originating or targeting there...
  17. Thank you Iain! You are welcome, Jack. I have now checked it from lower altitude: The Nazca Lines are completely missing in OLC SA, as does Macchu Picchu. Two of the major sights of the entire continent... I´d say this OLC needs more Points of Interest.
  18. Rely on beer, Karl. Then you know the ingredients, mostly.
  19. I could fill you up with a load of real life shots from this route...
  20. Great shots. Just imagine doing such a flight in real life...
  21. Lovely. Both the nature and the music. As I type this I cannot remember seeing a plane in this post.
  22. That is as fast and correct as I did expect from this community! Do you have a fresh one for us?
  23. Early morning at the pacific coast. Leaving Lima... ... down the coast viewing the Andes. This is the exact position of Nazca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines . As I was already preparing to get up into the mountains I was flying quite high, perhaps the famous line figures are better visible from lower altitudes. The Nazca Lines were created between 500 BCE and 500 CE. Most lines run straight across the landscape, but there are also figurative designs of animals and plants, made up of lines. The individual figurative geoglyph designs measure between 0.4 and 1.1 km (.2 and .7 mi) across. The combined length of all the lines is over 1,300 km (808 mi), and the group cover an area of about 50 km2 (19 sq mi). The lines are typically 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in) deep. They were made by removing the top layer of reddish-brown iron oxide-coated pebbles to reveal a yellow-grey subsoil. Some of the Nazca lines form shapes that are best seen from the air (~457 m, 1,500 ft), though they are visible from the surrounding foothills and other high places. The figures vary in complexity. Hundreds are simple lines and geometric shapes; more than 70 are zoomorphic designs of animals such as a hummingbird, spider, fish, condor, heron, monkey, lizard, dog, and a human. As said, I went up into the Andes... ... with uneasy feelings. These mountains are enormous. And finally I had to cheat with the weather to "see" Macchu Picchu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu Not. It is missing in the sim. At least you can see the village Agua Calientes just east of the Urubamba river below the ruin location. Following the Inca trail... ... across the sacred valley to Cuzco. They regularly serve this place with A319s, and it looks as challenging as Innsbruck. Plus its altitude (11150 ft).
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