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  1. I would like to travel to Santiago de Chile one day, but today I will just leave it, virtually. Just like the commercial flights in my direction, this simulated one leaves around midnight, local time. Concepcion, the last spot of the South American continent on this trip. You may guess where this is going. Hint: The only possible airport for emergencies around is la Isla de Pasqua, and this is still ETOPS 240... At least our plane is reliable and makes landfall in New Zealand, ... ... near Gisbourne, which is hidden under a
  2. This regular commercial flight would (in normal times) go out of Iguazu (Brazil), ... ... giving a view of the remainders of rainforest first. As we mention the rain, over Paraguay... But it cleared up as we reached the border to Argentina, at the twin cities of Resistencia and Corrientes separated by Rio Parana. Here we touch the borders of the wetlands, La Pampa. The Gran Chaco - the Argentiean version of the Outback. In great parts hot, dry, and more hunters country than usable farmland. And now towards the Andes, near Me
  3. After arriving in Iguazu (Argentinian side) the touristical tour is obvious. Over the rainforest... ... to Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world. Learning for today: In Guarani "y" means water, "uasu" means big. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iguazu_Falls First we visit the town of Puerto Iguazu on the Argentinean side... ... then we continue to the meeting point of Iguazu river and Rio Parana. This point is called Tres frontieres, guess why. Our flight continues over Brazilean territory.
  4. When I hear the name "Argentina", football comes to my mind. Tango, steaks, great plains. But I was not aware how big this country is. This is going to be a 1700 mile flight from the very south of the country to the very north. Boarding in corona-safe distances at El Calafate... ... and climbing out over Lago Argentino. Heading North over Rio La Leona, ... ... before crossing the border of Frank Daineses photoscenery. Flying along the Atlantic coast does not show interesting ground details, ... ... even landclass repeti
  5. After adding Frank Daineses freeware I started a flight from El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina. [Yes, there is extensive use of his fantastic freeware in this post - it fits well into OLC and adds the missing, spectacular mountains.] Climbing out over Lago Argentino... ... and the nearby Lago Viedma. By car it would be a 3 hour trip into this scenery, the flight was about 40 minutes. The village is El Chalten, living mainly from tourism in Summer. In Winter it is mostly deserted. Hikers go up to the glacier lakes ...
  6. Here we go from Punta Arenas to one of the touristical highlights of la Tierra del Fuego. Lucky guys get a flight to Puerto Natales and save 300 kms of driving. But these days there are no commercial flights to that village - that´s why we started at Punta Arenas. And here we are... ... climbing to las Torres del Paine. This is how they look in real. I would say OLC definetively needs something here. I do not have Frank Dainese´s add-on for this area. But I know the way over the famous Glacier Grey.
  7. Georgaphically, indeed. This flight goes from Santiago de Chile... ... over the cloud-covered Andes... ... and huge volcanos, like Monte San Valentin... ... to the Cerro Torre region. Frank Dainese has done some valuable work on the scenery here, when you look towards the Atlantic. The passengers on the right see see the Pacific instead. Descending over las Torres del Paine (hidden under clouds just under the left engine) ... ... and the metropolis of Puerto Natales (it even has a runway!) ...
  8. Even though so many of us seem to be absorbed by the fsxx-hype, I will keep on enjoying my existing system, and share these impressions with you. Regardless if airports are with limited detail, like this one in Calama, northern Chile. For me it is acceptable to have these fields not upgraded in the OLC packs... ... as long as the landscape shows its details. Well, it gets a bit boring down the Chile coast... ... the first different view came up nearly two hours later in the highlands near Santiago. This is the approach into the d
  9. Ready for a touristic highlight in Bolivia? Here we go, from Uyuni airport. Please note the altimeter. It was not 2050 ft., just the next level. Camouflage... ... and outstanding perspectives. That lake is named Laguna Colorada. Originally it is red from the algae and sediments. And this one is Laguna Verde. The name suggests another colour as well. ... with the volcano Licancabur just to the south. The usual 3-day roadtrip might end (or start) at San Pedro de
  10. For this flight out of La Paz "El Alto" I wanted to use an Airbus (like in regular services), which I did with success. I also wanted a more-or-less local airline from my instalment, so I chose LATAM Brazil. Success. I overlooked that I only had this livery installed on a 321, not the commercially used 320. As a consequence, the runway proved too short for a regular start... Good that this is only a sim. I cheated the plane up over the Altiplano. Lots of volcanos and other peaks around the plain. And gigantic lakes, like the Lago Poopo. But n
  11. 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 i
  12. 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 betwe
  13. After the sensational impressions I had in OLC Africa I want to re-visit another OLC region. So I queued up on an early morning in Vancouver... ... and finally managed to take off. Just some sights on the way south: Mt. Rainier (plus a little traffic), ... ... the Grand Canyon. In pure OLC - I need to reinstall Maurizio Giorgi´s phenomenal OZx freeware here. Leaving the US near Las Cruzes at the Rio Grande. Mexico City in the haze. The Popocatepetl. At the gulf of Tehuantepec we r
  14. Nice when I left... Got a little sinister... Ended up in less than minimums from time to time... And a bonus, because the South American mountain lighting at dusk was pretty cool Mike
  15. The return trip to Rio. Seem to be making progress on the AA settings, thanks Lee and Jack. There are a lot of marvelous painters out there. The hobby would be the poorer without them... Anyway... I'm minding my own business, plotting an instrument approach when I hear a pop and a hissing sound. Immediately I hear 'wah, wah' from the back. Back come the throttles and rpm from their high speed descent setting. Over goes the nose. By the time Betty is asking what's up I can see the cabin altitude heading the opposite way to the airf
  16. A change of pace from all big Boeings... Wet... Still wet... Clear of the worst Coastal Brazil is spectacular now (at least of what I could see of it). At some point I'll fly a little closer to it, but for now I'm happy plying the commercial routes to get my bearings. The weather wasn't quite as bad as Rio, but honestly, not much better. Wound up high and ugly. But didn't bang it down or run out of runway. 22 hours on type, and I'm stil
  17. Lake Titicaca to the horizon The last of Peru before hitting the coast and Chile Another night time landing. I guess I'll see the Santiago scenery when I depart again in the morning...
  18. One more question about OLC SA, and possibly Global Vector. After reading Vora's post elsewhere, I thought I'd go see the area around SVCN Canamai. Just after takeoff I flew over a water feature with rather unrealistic edges - Not having a moan here, but I sort of expected running Vector along with OLC to provide more realistic boundaries for such things, so my question is just - is this correct or have I screwed up somewhere? I'm struggling a bit at the moment to get v4 looking the way I want, colour and light wise, so I'm having an attack of the "why doesn
  19. Just installed OLC SA. Went to Rio. Looking for Jesus. But he seems to have back-slid. I have OLC SA and Vector in place, plus FS Global Ultimate NG. I did / do have Paulo Ricardo's Mega Rio de Janeiro installed, (with the default FSX/P3D Rio de Janeiro global entry disabled), but I had the PR Rio disabled in the scenery cfg file and had re-enabled the default Rio before doing this flight. Just tried same thing (same scenario) in P3DV3 and in this case, there's no sign of the guy at all. Maybe the PR Rio also dumped a bunc
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