X-Plane 11 Screens (2021)

Just had a blast with the FlyJSim Boeing 727 - doing the old school VOR RWY 14 into Cochabamba, Bolivia. A nice green needle approach with some step downs and a short 7DME arc to the inbound VOR final approach segment.

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I love the FJS 737 and 727 in XP10! I gotta say, X-plane still looks good no even with msfs2020 as comparison.

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The scenery is ho-hum but the plane looks aces. The xplane graphics engine gets the interaction of light and metal just right.

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Testing the single-engine climb gradients on the departures out of Cochabamba…it is quite a close thing with turbojets…and the DC-3…forget about it…!

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Wanted to check it out but was greeted with ‘Do you want to continue with water only?’ :slight_smile:

…downloading scenery…

I had to build the scenery tiles with Ortho4XP…they came out really nicely. The overlays (buildings/streets) were…meh…not great, but adequate for the purpose. And this custom airport is OK…again, not fantastic…but good enough…

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I recognize that logo.

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Did you ever get a chance for a ride on them yet @BeachAV8R (obviously not in the back, hopefully)? :slight_smile:

No, not yet… And unfortunately I’ll never get a chance to ride those 230s since they were replaced by EC135s a long while back - I’m stupid for having missed that opportunity. I should definitely take a ride-along in the ECs though. I’ve never (ever) been in a helicopter.

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I am actually a bit surprised, I thought you just meant just those ones. What about vacations, Grand Canyon etc? - I feel like we should set up ‘Push for Power Trip’ now!

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Nope. Never. Weird huh? And that despite a life long fascination with them.

It’s great to still have extra fun things to do in the future, is the way I look at it. We need @smokinhole to go rogue on a heli lesson and do an extraction one day! :helicopter:

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Ahem.

I’ve got a night x/c lesson tonight. We are doing it to Blairstown and Sky Manor. I haven’t let my instructor in on the plan yet but I am hoping to talk him into letting me park next to my hangar for a photo with the Pitts. (It’s the small things in life you know…)

EDIT: My instructor wisely didn’t fully trust me when I tried to convince him that the total black, unlighted hole I was taxiing to was actually a sufficiently sized ramp next to my hangar. So we took off from runways and landed on runways, demonstrating all the ways in which a helicopter makes for a terrible airplane! Also, single engine on a night with no moon is nuts! Also also, it was still a blast.

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Have you not even visited the pad? The helicopter/fixed-wing chasm must be breached! (Or is it Beached?)

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Oh I’ve been on plenty of pads…LOL…the roof of Children’s Hospital in Philly, of course the roof of CMC Main (now called Atrium Main) in Charlotte. Just never actually hopped in a helicopter. The head of the aviation department is actually an ex Marine-One pilot…so no reason not to hop onboard. They day I do - I’ll be sure to video!

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Doing some bush flight for my onair VA around british columbia and Alaska.

Approach on Stave Lake with 30 people on board a DC-3 and clouds at 200ft :yum::

Who know what they will doing here… :thinking:

HU-16 in Anheim :

Twin Otter in approach at CAK4 :

Turbo Otter

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Stave Lake is a nice one!

Yes but the next time i will take some lumberjacks with me to cut this big tree right in the final axis :yum:!

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