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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I decided to try hopping from Iceland to Greenland in the AN-148. I knew it would be close, but figured I'd have about a 7% reserve at the end of the trip. I go up to FL320 and relax. I didn't consider I'd have a head wind. As I cross Greenland, I drop a bit lower to get a good look at how bad the default ice in FS is. Rolling Eyes

About 100 NM from Thule AB, I check my fuel situation. Shocked Shocked Shocked This is not good. I do everything I can to save fuel. About 2 NM before the airport, I run out of fuel. Fortunately, I still have enough altitude, so I try to make it, using the flaps only when I'd fall out of the air without them. I got to the runway with about 30 ft. altitude and only 122 KIAS with full flaps. It was a nice landing, except for having to be towed off the runway. Embarassed

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Clap Clap Clap Punk Punk Punk Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!

Its good that you dont meet the ice closer...Since you dont like him i dont know if he would likes you too... Wink

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violentviolet Captain

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION
U.S.A / GER / FRA / G.B.R / CAN / NOR / URK / SWE / DEN
5.9 / 5.9 / 5.5 / 5.9 / 5.7 / 5.8 / 5.9 / 5.9 / 5.9

TECHNICAL MERIT
U.S.A / GER / FRA / G.B.R / CAN / NOR / UKR / SWE / DEN
6.0 / 6.0 / 5.9 / 6.0 / 6.0 / 5.9 / 5.9 / 6.0 / 6.0

...And CrashGordon takes the gold medal in the "Ground rushing up to greet you" dicipline of the 2006 FS9 championship games,Congratulations.
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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Big Grin ROFL Thumbs Up!

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I could be wrong, but it seems that the last 1% of fuel goes a lot faster than each % before it. Rolling Eyes It is very strange hearing the rumble of your wheels on the runway and nothing else. Laughing

Well, at least I did better than the Russian military plane that I caught a glimpse of on the news. It looked like a Tupolev tri-jet that crashed and burned somewhere. From what I heard everyone got out alive. Sorry, I don't have any more details.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

I decided to try hopping from Iceland to Greenland in the AN-148. I knew it would be close, but figured I'd have about a 7% reserve at the end of the trip. I go up to FL320 and relax. I didn't consider I'd have a head wind. As I cross Greenland, I drop a bit lower to get a good look at how bad the default ice in FS is. Rolling Eyes

About 100 NM from Thule AB, I check my fuel situation. Shocked Shocked Shocked This is not good. I do everything I can to save fuel. About 2 NM before the airport, I run out of fuel. Fortunately, I still have enough altitude, so I try to make it, using the flaps only when I'd fall out of the air without them. I got to the runway with about 30 ft. altitude and only 122 KIAS with full flaps. It was a nice landing, except for having to be towed off the runway. Embarassed

Congratulations on a safe (but bumpy) landing Clap

Great piloting!

Wink

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lkw First Officer

Clapping Congradulations on a succesful landing. CrashG Very Happy
Glad you did't turnup as an oil slick. Wink

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Embarassed Actually, it was bad piloting on my part. I didn't keep track of things as I should have. I also stretched things more than any sane person would do in the real world. The fact that I was able to make it to the runway and land, amazed me. I should fire me, but who would fix the web site then? Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

Embarassed Actually, it was bad piloting on my part. I didn't keep track of things as I should have. I also stretched things more than any sane person would do in the real world. The fact that I was able to make it to the runway and land, amazed me. I should fire me, but who would fix the web site then? Laughing Laughing Laughing

ROFL

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Canyon (NoWorries) Captain

Great story! I can't believe you made it!

I ran out of gas over Tahiti in a 777, still not exactly sure what happened...I should have easily had enough fuel to reach Sydney...I wasn't even watching, and all of the sudden, she got REAL quiet.

I made it within 1.2 miles of the airport at Tahiti before knocking down some trees and earning my way to the top of the "Hull Loss" list of Boeings...

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Ed Reagle (edr1073) First Officer

Now I know why you have the handle that you have...LOL Good job but try to plan alittle better the next trip...

Any landing that you make is a landing and not a crash, you sqeaked by on this one for sure...

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earthqu8kes Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

Well, at least I did better than the Russian military plane that I caught a glimpse of on the news. It looked like a Tupolev tri-jet that crashed and burned somewhere. From what I heard everyone got out alive. Sorry, I don't have any more details.

i saw it on CNN. it was carrying a russian diplomat or something. engined failed on takeoff had to abort but overran the runway and burned up. no fatalities. 1 serious from burns...

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ceetee Chief Captain

Nice story crash- it is flights like this one that make simulating interesting!

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

If it were real world, I'd be unemployed. Laughing

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