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One of my favourite night flights


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Once again, I had to re-fly SQ227 services from Singapore to Melbourne. And, to say it upfront, this time I managed to set the time correctly: If you use the sim´s (correct appearing) local time, you´ll be 2 hrs too early, one has to set the departure time according to UTC.

 

Ready for boarding. As you can see the first screenie is way too dark...

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Taxi into position...

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... and go. Not much light from the moon either.

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Equator crossing, as you can read from the CDU.

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Flight planning was easy this time.

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ETOPS 60 minutes is sufficient while crossing the Timor sea.

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Approaching the 16, with warm morning greetings to all those who live underneath the STAR. Once again, not much to see in the outside view...

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... but then comes the overwhelming light of the terminal:

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Can you spot the AI traffic plane just behind the squared Pier D building? That is SQ227 (which I was indeed chasing during the whole flight, and it took off in WSSS just a few minutes ahead of me). So it seems I arrived on time, according to the real flight plan. And in fact, the flight arrived in darkness on that particular day.

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What a nice welcome!

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Sorry for not showing too much Orbx scenery here - that is the trouble with a RL mimic of a night flight...

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Wonderful set of one of my favourite RL flights too.

Flew it 3 years ago on 9V-SYL, so much space compared to the TG773.

2 years ago did it in 9V-SKB, love the A380 too. Booked that flight especially so my grandson, who is nuts about planes, could fly on one. Out of the 6 of us only me and him like flying. The rest of them were sat frozen in their seats in fear during t/o and landing.

The only negative about this flight is that in means the end of another fantastic visit to Thailand.

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The end of 5 glorious weeks in Thailand. SQ227, 9V-SKB over western Victoria.

 

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21 hours ago, Voyager said:

A fantastic trip indeed! And very well documented!

Great screenshots!

Voyager

 

 

21 hours ago, Airwolf said:

Amazing detail.  Really enjoyed the unique approach on how you presented the images. 

 

20 hours ago, RJ said:

One more perfect everything! Fantastic set. :)

 

20 hours ago, dolf8857 said:

Awesome shots!

 

19 hours ago, fly37 said:

Reality or simulation? Fantastic!!!

 

17 hours ago, gumbypickett said:

Fantastic flight, thoroughly enjoyed it.:rolleyes:

cheers

Gumby

 

Thank you mates, for your encouraging comments!

 

 

 

6 hours ago, Taph said:

second shot is a cracker

 

... I had to spend some time on Photoshop to get the reflections as they appear. ;D

 

19 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

Wonderful set of one of my favourite RL flights too.

Flew it 3 years ago on 9V-SYL, so much space compared to the TG773.

2 years ago did it in 9V-SKB, love the A380 too. Booked that flight especially so my grandson, who is nuts about planes, could fly on one. Out of the 6 of us only me and him like flying. The rest of them were sat frozen in their seats in fear during t/o and landing.

The only negative about this flight is that in means the end of another fantastic visit to Thailand.

The end of 5 glorious weeks in Thailand. SQ227, 9V-SKB over western Victoria.

 

I knew you love this route & airline. A perfect view you got on the wings & flaps. And, obviously, you were not flying in Australian autumn/winter, as I can see from the light in your shot.

 

13 hours ago, Orbxtreme said:

Excellent idea, you sure fly a lot...for real!

 

Hmm, you may be right. And I like the RL/sim comparisons, that is why I try to get window seats...

 

13 hours ago, BradB said:

I can't tell if these are real shots or sim shots , maybe there Memorex :

Cheers

John

 

Good memory, John!

 

10 hours ago, antonvs said:

Great informative set, thanks Gerold. Fun to be with you here.

Cheers Anton. (iPad using Tapatalk)

 

I was not sure if you heard me coming in. At least you know i was there... ;)

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19 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Great set these.

cheers

Iain

 

10 hours ago, Kasi31 said:

Great night and comparison shots Gerold! Thanks for posting!

 

Thanks for your comments, Kasi & Iain.

 

14 hours ago, olderndirt said:

"Taxi into position" (and hold) - dating yourself Gerold.  Even the US is finally doing "Line up and wait".  I admire the effort you put into your flights.

 

Well, at least in the sim we are just glad to receive any release... Thanks for watching & commenting!

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