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  1. Departing aircraft are a good proof that we're actually at an airport. The first passengers take their seats... ...while their baggage and freight for Honolulu is being loaded. Climbout to the northwest, direction Toronto. Westbound traffic below. Wonderful clouds. I love them. Nearing the Rockies. FTX Northern California here. King of the Skies. Lake Davis. Beautiful weather as we cross the snow border... ... that is soon replaced by a thick cloud cover as we approach the Pacific Ocean. Ship traffic. Perfect horizon. We reach Oahu eventually - Bellows Air Force Station can be seen on the north coast. We circumnavigate the east end of the island close to Koko Crater. A residential area named "Hawaii Kai". We begin the LDA approach on runway 26L alongside Waikiki - abeam Diamond Head here. The approach involves a handflown curve on short final. We have a METAR: PHNL 112253Z 19008KT 10SM FEW025 FEW040 28/18 A3000 Cockpit view! Speed pegged to VApp, sinkrate is -800'. This approach looks stable as a rock. Gear view! Tail view! Touchdown! On the center line with an 8K crosswind from the left. (Instant replay, that's why there are no spoilers visible) One of the more interesting taxiways. The abnormally inclined horizontal stab trim is due to Chaseplane's replay mode, I found out. So we arrived at the gate. Aloha! We're there and mighty proud. That's it, I hope you appreciate my flight and - especially! - my landing as much as I did.
  2. I'm a huge fan of FTX NorCal. Here are some pictures departing O48 and one picture at payware KSTS. Parked at O48 O48 Climb Out O48 Rear View O48 Receding in the distance Approaching KSTS, terrible looking car park below Landed at KSTS with many features reduced for framerate
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