I’m finding you can pick up several contracts at once to maximize profits on multi-leg trips. Right now I am sat in Stewart BC with a plane full of shrimp that I need to take to Ketchikan Alaska (just a short hop). From there I fly empty back to Prince Rupert, to pick up cargo for Port Hardy. I found a decently paying load from a nearby airport that needs to be taken back to Prince Rupert. It’s kind of neat, and rather addictive. Getting into some of the airports can be interesting, especially when the weather is low.
Using the mod to import aircraft is a bit fiddly (but at least it works)… it took me awhile to realize that you have to manually launch X-Plane 11 after you click on Fly in Air Hauler. Once you figure it out it is pretty straight forward. What I particularly like about Air Hauler is that you are given a reason to visit small airports off the beaten track, that you would normally never bother with.
The same goes for aircraft. You no longer pick your favorite airplane and go fly. Instead you pick the airplane best suited for the task at hand. If you don’t have the optimal aircraft you either make do with what you have in your company hangar, or purchase something more suitable. Personally I never looked twice at the 207 for example. I think it is a rather ugly and boring airplane… but it carries a good load at about 140 knots and can get into some quite small runways. Suddenly I kinda like the 207 .
I already have the 207’s replacement lined up… the Carenado Navajo. It will be awhile before my company can afford to buy one though.