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  1. After the Tasmania tour of the past days we now take a jetplane to change the state. And to drastically change the climate... A rainy morning sees us leaving Launceston. Boarding the way I like it. True Glass works, and the weather radar also has a clear message. The first gap in the clouds came right in time to spot Wilsons Promontory NP. But the approach into Melbourne was not so clear. Luckily the curtain went away soon... ... and we could set ourselves. Time to get a coffe
  2. Time to start this autumns Tasmania tour, and, like most times from Launceston. Did I ever mention this airport look is as outdated as chinese sceneries would be, because the buildings and streets were complete overhauled during the last 10 years? A short view over the fields of Sharman´s Wines... ... and the golf course of the Country Club Casino. The buildings should be northwest of the little lake. Following the NH1 we find ourselves near Carrick. Some VIPs here know this village well, am I right, @teecee
  3. My preferred domestic airline is getting ready in Tullamarine to cross Bass Strait. Having no advanced 737 in my hangar I have to cheat a little bit... Those passengers on the left side can enjoy a little view over Melbourne. "No, do not all move to the left side at once!!" Quite cloudy today... at least those on the right side could get a glimpse of Philipp Island. And soon after we approch Tasmanias north coast... ... with the mouth of Tamar River and the harbour of Bell Bay to be seen here. Turn
  4. This video is a FSX flight of a simulated Beechcraft Duke Turbine aircraft using PRO-ATC/X. The flight departs from Melbourne International Airport (YMML), a.k.a. Tullarmarine Airport, in Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia and arrives at Launceston Airport (YMLT) in the rural area of Western Junction near Launceston, Tasmania. Based on YouTube analytical data, I’ve changed the format of my flight videos. The average person only watches for about 2 minutes. The best I can do with a flight is about 20 minutes. (Sometimes less time but usually because of the wonderful scenery more t
  5. In order to singasong we start from Strahan today... ... turn left over the mouth of King River. After beginning of ore mining in the 1880s, this river was considered the most polluted river of the continent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_River_(Tasmania) Since the closure of the mine in late 1995, and the construction of a tailings dam by the new operators, tailings no longer enter the river system. However, acid water continues to enter the river due to mine dewatering and run-off from the waste rock dumps. Without the buffering previously provided by the alkaline tailing
  6. Testing, testing, testing... today it is going to be the Twotter, with some OZx spice. Out of Launceston (did I mention I would be there for a payware upgrade of this airport?), ... ... over Sharmans vineyards east of Launy... ... and towards Scottsdale, before following a Local´s advise and turning east over the lavender and poppy fields. Spotting the coast at the Bay of Fires, ... ... Binnalong Bay, ... ... and Georges Bay, which leads us to... ... St. Helens. Big dunes around here, ...
  7. It took me some time to get back into flying mode after meeting Martyn and Ken yesterday (albeit only virtually). Finally I left Devonport... ... waved goodbye over Port Sorell... ... and headed east over the peaceful coast... ... towards Georgetown at the mouth of Tamar river. Headed right (up the river) over Bell Bay... ... and spotted something for Jack. Batman bridge. Launceston CBD with the famous Stillwater restaurant. And here we arrive at the nearby airport, depicted in its
  8. Time to leave St. Helens at Tasmanias beautiful east coast... ... over Binalong Bay, ... ... not disturbing the local birds, ... ... and heading westwards with the Furneaux Islands in sight. Over Scottsdale... ... and Bridport, ... ... crossing the Tamar River... ... and the famous village of Shearwater, ... ... to arrive in a new OZx playground, the long-awaited harvest #1: Devonport. [Whoever enjoys these great OZx works, @Jay Kae is just looking for support to fund a new u
  9. Once upon a time the British decided they needed a more modern heavy bomber. So to meet Air Ministry Spec B.12/36........ 1. The Short Stirling was designed and first flew in May 1939. 2. With a wingspan of 99ft the Stirling was limited to just 16000ft ceiling. This was infact a Ministry requirement to keep the designs weight down and not as commonly thought so the would be able to fit into the standard RAF Hangars! 3. The Stirling had a tendency to fly nose down and the huge undercarriage was fitted to keep the nose up on take off. 4
  10. The Northwest of Tassie I mean, as this is the next part of my current Wilderness State tour, following yesterday evening´s arrival: Surely I waited for the sheep to clear runway 34 of Launy... ... and D-EXDA took off really quick, to show us YMLT in the construction status of the early 2000s. RL picture taken in 2004. Did I ever mention I would be in for a payware update of YMLT? Yes, I think I did... I have added @teecees OZx scenery additions, for example Breadalbanes industry area, ... ... some important houses in Carrick, ...
  11. One of my all-time favourite flights, inspired by a good friend. Set the time to about 30 minutes before dawn, take off in @Ken Hall´s OZx work at Wynyard, and enjoy... Table cape at the "right" end of the island... ... and the city of Penguin already starts to turn on the lights. Approaching Devonport... ... and crossing the Rubicon at Port Sorell. Bakers Beach, too late to see the PeopleFlow of Swimmers here. The mouth of Tamar River at George Town. Bell Bay and the Rio Tinto Alcan works.
  12. ... in my personal history started in Launceston on a Saturday morning, leaving the hotel at 07:00. After a coffee with a friend at YMLT take-off was 08:40 hrs local time. Did I ever mention Lainceston airport has changed significantly since Orbx created the epic freeware? Leaving Tassie behind... Stopover in a rainy Melbourne. I have to admit the real flight was a 787, but as she is lacking a good representation in the sim, the 777 was my choice. Adding a bit more realism, I followed the correct flight plan. Nice to know t
  13. I thought I'd give the new freeware YMLT quad installer a try in P3Dv3 - and give dear Heidi a treat while I was at it! Tasmania's a sweet destination for simming. Quite small - yet plenty of variation. Adam.
  14. A peaceful evening flight to celebrate my 6666th post here on this forum. And, as a little bonus, the first screenie I ever made with Orbx scenery: YMLT. Freeware that made me addicted...
  15. Qantas flight 5734, operated by Jetstar. Done on a recent Saturday morning. Repeated shortly after, just to check if RL mimics Fullterrain correctly. Did I mention already that I would be there to pay for a good quality update of Lonnie airport? RL weather in Melbourne was not too inviting. But the (United) lounge was... PS: The left drink is a mixture of coke & sprite. Not that someone gets wild ideas...
  16. Not that anyone thinks flying would be relaxing: It is hard work, in order to have proper documentation for this community. Gate F11 (yes I know I took the virtual Airbus, while VA flies 737...): The runway, as selected by ATC. Unfortunately a difference! As a consequence, the city view is different, too: Philip Island, with a little cloud layer... A fantastic breakfast, served just after 08:00 am. Tassies N coast: Cataract Gorge: Slowing down: Hmm, here´s a scenery mismatch...: Here it works, sure you all know this pl
  17. Leaving Launceston (yes, I would like it payware-upgraded!)... ... and visiting a friend in Perth ... ... before checking the speed in Campbelltown (the Sheriff is hot there...). The view from Cranbrook Lookout: Fish & Chips in Bicheno. Friendly Beaches "International" airport. With a nice greeting.
  18. The third part of my flight out of YMML now takes us over Bass Strait and as Gerold rightly said onto Launceston. 23. 24. Land in sight. We will fly down the Tamar River to Launceston. 25. 26. Bakers Beach and the Rubicon River. One of my favourite spots in Tasmania. 27. Looking down the Tamar. 28. Swan Bay and Windemere ahead. 29. Georgetown. 30. Looks like we will be number 2. 31. Launceston. 32. Second landing attempt. It does help if you put the wheels down. 33. Much smoother landing the second time. 34. Ground crew working very hard ready for the return flight. 35.
  19. TeeCee was asking about the Flight Replica Heron in another post this morning so I have done a series of shots depicting several of the liveries available. The shots were taken around YMLT Launceston and are in no particular order( Got plenty to do before I go out in an hour). Hope you like these, it is a wonderful plane to fly and I am eagerly waiting for the Dove to appear.
  20. I good old days Qantas was serving Launceston with jetliners, namely 717s. The basic way of boarding (could need a bit more people flow.... ): Causing some disturbance, but what do they expect at this location? Northern Tas and Bass Strait were covered by clouds, so this is the first ground view I can offer: the mainland. Turning into downwind: Those lucky guys sitting on the left side... Finally. I have seen lots of great posts and scenery on this forum over the last years, but the own simming experience is still unbeatable. Thanks ORBX, for enhancing
  21. Just a couple of questions remain after finishing my Taz round this month: Q1. Why do I always see Wrest Point Casino as a frame (DX10, Steve´s fixer)? Q2. Did anyone report the balloon over Clifton Beach (south of Hobart) yet? Fantastic to see Launy´s runways are now working well in my sim. Q3. Does anybody know if the current upgrades of YMLT will be included in a scenery update from OBRX, may it be free- or payware? http://www.launcestonairport.com.au/web-assets/files/10753%20Master%20Plan%202014_5.pdf http://www.launcestonairport.com.au/web-assets/images/re
  22. Viscount flight from Essendon to Launceston - with the high-pitched whistle of the Rolls-Royce Darts Passing over Moorabbin And on into the clear air over Tasmania Some cropped, some not. Cheers Mallard
  23. May I use the chance of posting the next stage of my Tasmania tour (on the traces of TeeCee´s directions) to continue the "movie posts" series ( http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/93215-north-by-northwest/, ;http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/93163-the-wild-wild-west/ ): From Ken´s fabulous Wynyard ... ... eastwards over Burnie, ... ... Devonport ... ... and Bakers Beach ... ... to Low Head Lighthouse, where we turn south towards Tamar River. Bell Bay, with the industrial areas added by TeeCee: Batman Bridge: Lovely Launceston: Final.
  24. Dear all, I am suffering a second runway surface on one of my favourite places: It shows up in steps from above, as you can see all is fine at the points where taxiways access the runway... ... but using the runway becomes an optical mess, as the effective surface is correct (only the bottom one). Not good for visual landings, or for the ultralight pilot. As you can see the area next to the runway is lifted up, too,... ... but this is solid, so the plane can fall down this step... Active scenery is - Oceania, with FTX AUSTRALIA SP4.003 - NOVEMBER 2013 - FTX AA OR
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