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Around the World in WW11 props

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Welshflyer Guest

Hi Gents, I've just started an attempt to fly around the World using only WW11 propeller driven aircraft.I have completed 2 legs(Biggin Hill to Calais in a Hawker Hurricane and Calais to Basle-Mulhouse in a Wings of Power B-17),i was wondering if anybody knew of any interesting airports on my flight East around the World or of any interesting aircraft (of any nation) that would enhance my attempt(apart from that one in Bulgaria).
Thanks for reading this post.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Go through this. You'll find some great vintage downloads.

http://www.simviation.com/fs2004vintage1.htm

Radar

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mossy First Officer

I dont know where you can find one, but I was reading a 'Todays Pilot' report of the harvard (used in australia and usa during the war mainly.) If you can find one to download it sounds fun - 1500ish hp for a two seater

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PIC1stOfficer First Officer

Round the world is a big commitment, here's to yeah Cheers!

Welshflyer Guest

Thanks for your replies,i'll check out your suggestions.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Use the P-51, the P-38 and the Vought Corsair for longer stretches. You can fly high or low or fast or slow in those aircraft.

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SpiderWings Captain

Tailhook wrote:

Use the P-51, the P-38 and the Vought Corsair for longer stretches. You can fly high or low or fast or slow in those aircraft.

I agree, plus they are fun to fly. Aside from the P-38 which I don't have. Where can I download one?

Also Welshflyer, if you would like some insights about flying around the world, you might want to have a look at my homepage below or at least look the map at
http://img.geocaching.com/track/d8d00173-ae7b-49be-8160-37b4d0c1d5ca.jpg

I started out just wanting to circle the globe but then it grew into wanting to go to all the countries. It got to be quite a project taking several years. But I had a lot of fun. For each country I'd read a bit on line and collect a flag.

I'd really like to follow your progress. Would you consider plotting your trips on a world map and making a link for us to look at?

There are a ton of fun airports that I found. Hong Kong - the old airport. A lot in the islands of the Pacific. One worth mentioning early is n 42 29.94 e 22 58.19 Radomir, Bulgaria if you are going that way.

Also... where did you find the B-17?

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SpiderWings Captain

how do I delete the duplicate post? The edit button says Edit/Delete but in the next window I don't see a delete option? Am I blind? Seems like I've done it before. Hmmmmmmm



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Tailhook Chief Captain

SpiderWings wrote:

I agree, plus they are fun to fly. Aside from the P-38 which I don't have. Where can I download one?

Right here Arrow https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/21739/warbirds-for-fs-2004/

Welshflyer Guest

Thank you Spiderwings and Tailhook,if i knew how to do a link i would but unfortunately my limit of computers is FS9 and posting on Flyaway.My progress at the moment has been Biggin Hill(UK) to Calais(France) in a Hawker Hurricane MK11. Calais to Basle-Mulhouse(France),in B-17(A Bit'o'Lace), Wings of power(payware).Basle to Geneva(Switzerland) in Hurricane (very close to running out of fuel).Geneva to Trieste(Italy)in B-17.And my longest leg so far,Trieste to Ben Gurion(Israel) in a Wings of Power B-29(bit of a git to get off the ground but once it's up there it's o.k).I've just downloaded an excellent B-26(HHIKER.ZIP at Flightsim.com) that i will probably use next.
Spiderwings, thanks for the links i Will check them out(P.S. the Wings of Power contains some excellent WW11 aircraft,B-17,B-29, B-24, PB4-Y, Lancaster and some crazy Luftwaffe jets).
Tailhook,thanks for the aircraft.How could i forget one of the best fighters of WW11 the Corsair(i would have said the best but being British(Welsh) i have to defer to the Spitfire and Hurricane.(But i must admit the P-38 is one hell of an airplane).

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Welshflyer wrote:

How could i forget one of the best fighters of WW11 the Corsair(i would have said the best but being British(Welsh) i have to defer to the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Very Happy Indubitably.

The easiest way to do a link:

Visit the site / page you want to link to

click on the address / URL bar (whatever it's called) so that it turns blue

right click ---> Copy

finally, in the message body of your post right click on an empty space and Paste. Done. Just make sure that you don't inadvertently erase any part of the link or it won't work.

Welshflyer Guest

Thanks Tailhook, but i don't think anybody has said induti.. indubita... indutabl... or whatever it is(you must watch too many black and white movies) for 60 years!

Welshflyer Guest

P.S. I've just reached Dubai flying the B-17(again) and i think this could be my weapon of choice for most of the trip. Is it me or is the B-17 the(and i mean THE) most beautifully designed aircraft ever?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Welshflyer wrote:

Thanks Tailhook, but i don't think anybody has said induti.. indubita... indutabl... or whatever it is(you must watch too many black and white movies) for 60 years!

I live in a black and white world! Fear

...you're forgetting the delightful, the one and only Bostonian Major Charles Emerson Winchester III Very Happy

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SpiderWings Captain

Welshflyer wrote:

P.S. I've just reached Dubai flying the B-17(again) and i think this could be my weapon of choice for most of the trip. Is it me or is the B-17 the(and i mean THE) most beautifully designed aircraft ever?

You've got me wanting to download some good ole warplanes. I'm making a list so when I get some time on a high-speed connection.

Hey, here's something you might enjoy. Made it up on a map blank I made recently.... your journey so far. Where next?

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Nice map, how do you do that? I'm totally useless at that sort of stuff!

As for the flight i've been working nights for the last week so i have'nt had time to do any flying, but i should be planning the next leg today or tomorrow.

Will keep you posted!

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SpiderWings Captain

The basic map is one I created. I used one I found on line as the template but because it was a .jpg file type it had fuzzy edges and some features I didn't want. I wanted to make a totally blank map such that I could dump paint (MS Paint Program) into any country or state and it would fill the entire (except where islands are concerned) country or state. I basically redrew every border so they were all solid (not fuzzy) then I cleaned up the interiors, redrew all the long and lat lines. It took me a few days but now I have a great world map that I can use for various things. I love geography so thats why.

Anyway, my basic map is a .bmp file type. It has clean, non-fuzzy lines and areas.

To make the map I posted above, I first made a copy of my basic .bmp map, named it WFtrip. Then I just made note of your landings, had to look up a couple in my world atlas, then just went in and put a tiny yellow cross on the corresponding spots on my WFtrip map. Then just drew lt gray straight lines between them. If you've never used MS Paint accessoy this doesn't make much sense to you. But I hightly recommend using it as a basic graphic creation/editing tool.

Paint usually saves the pictures as a bitmap (.bmp) and they are much easier to edit than jpeg (.jpg) but they take a lot more memory.

.jpg is the typical file type for photos i.e. from digital camera.

Since .bmp takes more memory I usually make a .jpg copy of it before uploading online. The file size for the .bmp version of this map is 1,015kb and the .jpg is only 35kb. But as you see the green areas are blotchy. Thats what happens when a .bmp is saved as a .jpg. But I kept the original as .bmp.

To get it into the forum post I just used the URL button above to put [url] and [/url] in front and behind the address for the picture where I uploaded it to the internet in another site where I do a lot of pictures. An online photo album would do the trick. Several on-line email services have photo album as part of your account.

I realize that your question about "how do I do that?" might have just been rhetorical, but I decided to explain it just in case you (or anyone else unfamiliar with the process) would like to give it a try. I'd be happy to answer questions or explain any part of this in further detail if anyone likes. I've learned a few tricks that make graphic editing fun and easy.

Also glad to maintain a map of your world trip. I find such sim adventures to be fun to do and to follow when done by others.

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Spiderwings, that is an excellent explanation of how you created your map, and your computer prowess is obviously very, very good (way above mine), thanks a lot for taking the time to explain it, i will read over again and try to absorb.(Probably many times!).

Oh, nearly forgot, i have now reached Colombo in Sri Lanka flying the B-29A.

Thanks very much for your interest and your replies.

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

P.S. I might be a little while before posting again because i want to try and follow Greekmans tutorial and upload some screenshots ( if i can figure it out). If not i'll keep on flyin!

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Spiderwings, i would be very grateful if you kept plotting the map for me, your interest alone keeps me plodding on. Thanks a lot for your interest!

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Spiderwings, FYI i have now flown from Colombo in Sri Lanka to Chennai in India in B-17 "Memphis Belle", and then on to Calcutta in the B-29. I was going to fly direct to Thailand but realised i'd never flown over the Himalayas or been to China. Still working on screenshots!

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SpiderWings Captain

Welshflyer, I'll be happy to update and display your world trip map. I do enjoy following your trip and making the map - so no worries there. It actually has already helped me with additional geography knowledge. I couldn't find Chennai in my old atlas but then realized I could google it and found that it is what used to be called Madras.

I usually only come here every other day so I don't read and reply to forums on the other days.

I hope I'm not too late to suggest a great airport in the Himalayas. Here is a screen shot of my turning to make the approach at Lukla, Nepal. Kinda exciting.

The Himalayas in general are amazing in the FS9 defaul scenery. Finding Everest was a bit of a challenge. The King Air 350 was able to make the altitude. I wonder if your B-17 can get there. Probably so.

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SpiderWings Captain

Latest map of Welshflyer's trip around the world.

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Nope, you're not too late i will definately make it one of my stops, thanks very much for plotting the map and the airport suggestion.

P.S I'm currently at Calcutta.

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Sorry, although ATC calls it Calcutta , inFS9 India/Cities it's called Kolkata ( confused me too, but that's not very hard to do ).

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Welshflyer Chief Captain


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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Looks like it worked!

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

And finally to see if i've got it right



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And finally to see if i've got it right.[/img]



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