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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Evening gents Smile , i thought i may do a short tour (not sure yet) of places not normally seen on the usual sites...i.e a short tour across Russia and Eastern Europe. There are some very nice sceneries at Avsimrus so if i carry on there will be a few in here.
So we start at Malta with the Captain Sim C-130 (not all aircraft will be military) for the flight to Bucharest in Romania.

Engine start
Taxi out
Final checks
Rotate
Climbing out over Malta.....

.....and cruising to Romania

Turning onto final
The best seat in the house Very Happy
Crossing the Motorway on approach (all that traffic is moving Very Happy )....
And so are those birds behind me at touchdown

Taxi in to the military side of the airfield.....
.....and shutdown

Thanks for looking and hopefully the next commentary will be more interesting (i'm full up with a cold Rolling Eyes ).

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Bob (Traches) First Officer

Nice flight, C-130 is one of my favorite birds Smile

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Just when we thought Welshflyer suffers from writer's block, has lost the edge or has given the game away all together, he surprises us with a masterpiece Shocked
This is different from anything else you've done previously and IMO every single pic is a treat. There is so much more in these screenies than first meets the eye, you deserve a medal for your effort to find all the files and put them together. Clapping

Now if only I could figure out how you got that propeller turning in the 3rd pic from the top Think

Very Happy

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Welshflyer....these photos are absoloutely stunning. The details on the C-130 are amazing, every bit of detail seems to be nailed down.

Please if you dont mind....Links to the scenery as you go !! Very Happy

10/10

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Thanks for the kind replies gents Very Happy , the Captain Sim C-130 really is stunning, and if you switch the V.C off it's actually useable Smile , there was'nt much searching to do for the files as the Bucharest scenery includes them all even the flying birds Very Happy which, by the way is here
http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fs2004-sceneries-44/?search=LROP&sopt_mode=or&folder=44&sopt_title=1&sopt_desc=1&sopt_author=1&sopt_fname=1&minrating=
i don't mind posting the links at all Cheeks Very Happy .

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Time for the next leg gents Smile , we depart Bucharest for Kirovograd in the Ukraine in an Antonov AN-12BK.

Sitting in the early morning just before loading..
..all loaded up we start engines..
...and taxi out past the civilian side of the Airfield...

..and then we're on our way to the Ukraine...

..so we began the descent..

...Now everyone was getting along, nobody was arguing and then this went and happened Rolling Eyes
..and i could'nt see a thing, just use your instruments i hear you cry...well, here's the thing as you can see it's all in Russian so i was winging it anyway, but the Altimeter is calibrated in metres and not feet so now i was really confused and could'nt see the ground for a reference Shocked , so i just lowered the gear and flaps and stayed like this..
..until a very nice voice started shouting 400 Very Happy , then as you get with real world weather i burst into clear sunshine and managed to turn toward the airport (no ILS or any other landing aids), where i was just happy to get it down Very Happy

...shut it down aaannnnddd relax Very Happy

Thanks for looking and the link for this scenery is
http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fs2004-sceneries-44/?search=ukraine&sopt_mode=or&folder=44&sopt_title=1&sopt_desc=1&sopt_author=1&sopt_fname=1&minrating=
Third down.

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

See I can be gone for 2 or so weeks and I come back and Welsh NEVER fails to entertain me!

Outstanding as always Welsh!!!! Can't wait to see more of Motha Russia Komrade.

Do Svedanya!

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Tailhook Chief Captain

That AN-12BK looks like an owl homing in on its prey - stunning.
I don't think any of us are worried about you flying blind with gauges you can't read... the rumours have it you're flying even when you're asleep Razz

Beautiful pics Group Wave

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Chris Morris (morris91) Chief Captain

wow awesome shots there mate.

Please please please please please please please post more Very Happy

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Gentlemen, thank you very much for your kind replies Very Happy . I'm enjoying doing this sort of thing again and am trawling through hundreds of sceneries and aircraft to varying degrees of success, but that's the enjoyment (or part of it). The scenery in this next set is not the best i've seen but then again is not the worst i've seen either, but i just had to use it for a couple of aircraft parked in the background,which might give you a clue to the next aircraft. But before that we depart Kirovograd to Kipelovo just outside Moscow in the TU-124.
On a step ladder looking over some kind of garden shed to take a shot Very Happy
Now we've walked around to the fence to get a better shot Rolling Eyes
Finally we've stopped mucking about with the camera,started the engines and begun to taxi
And we're off, i've got to admit the sound on this is veerry nice Very Happy Oh and just a tip, check the runway length before you depart Embarassed , as you can see i juuuust made it!
Climbing out..
...the obligatory cruise shot Very Happy
We begin our descent into Kipelovo
Who needs FSX water? Razz
Now did he say turn right or left and then report runway in sight?
He said right you %$&* Shocked
I only asked
Looking good...ish
we touch down nice and smooth, despite what it looks like Very Happy
And taxi in.......
......past a couple of angry looking bears Very Happy
Now that ladder fits just nice
OOOOOOhh another bear Very Happy
Thanks for looking gents, i've got to own up, i had to substitute a different panel in this as there were no pop ups when placing the cursor over a switch and as yet my Russian is not so good Very Happy and believe me it was all in Russian Confused .
This is the link to the scenery
http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fs2004-sceneries-44/kipelovo-beta-2-15297.html?action=download&hl=kipelovo
I did find one for AI bears but i just can't get them to appear on the flightline and now i can't find it Confused !

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Cheeks Chief Captain

So....I take it your flying the plane whos props give off sonic booms every time they rotate and gave half of Siberia hearing problems??? ..... Sounds good if you ask me Very Happy Very Happy

And very very nice shots you have!!! The scenery links are much appreciated and I am downloading them now!

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Thanks Cheeks, you may just be correct! Very Happy

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Right gents, next we depart Kipelovo for Syktyvkar in the Komi republic in one of these Very Happy

So we spool up the engines

and begin to taxi
It was here that i realised that i did'nt have any charts or a clue which way to go, so i saw a couple of blokes hanging around and pulled over..
..i opened the window and shouted "OI Ivan...Ivan.."
"Da" one of them replied, i said "which way to Syktyvkar?"
He said "How did you know my name was Ivan?"
"I guessed" i answered
"Well guess the f*^&%$£ way to Syktyvkar" he said
Charming Shocked
Ready to go...
...and on the way

Oooohhh now where's that window heat switch?
Quick, come on COME ON!
Ahh that's better Smile
Now which way is it?
Any ideas Nav?
Safely en route...
...and descending
On approach

Arriving Syktyvkar

Taxi to the far side of the airport so we don't upset the natives Smile ..

..and shut down

Thanks once again for looking and the scenery is here...
http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fs2004-sceneries-44/syktyvkar-2009-beta-22873.html?action=download&hl=Syktyvkar

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Chris Morris (morris91) Chief Captain

wow these are very nice welshy, I may use some of these scenerys on my world tour (Long Way Round Very Happy)

Keep theme coming!

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Very nice picture...gotta love the Bear and also those cosy little city airports of Russia, brilliant Very Happy

Keep them coming! 10/10

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

".i opened the window and shouted "OI Ivan...Ivan.."
"Da" one of them replied, i said "which way to Syktyvkar?"
He said "How did you know my name was Ivan?"
"I guessed" i answered
"Well guess the f*^&%$£ way to Syktyvkar" he said
Charming Shocked"

HAHAHHAHAHA I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Absolutely classic Welsh!

So I guess there is a lil icing problem on the TU-95?

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Fredericia01 First Officer

That´s some beautifull screenies, and a different collection of aircrafts and scenery. Well done. Very Happy
I´d like to know what program you´re using for the water textures ?

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Thanks very much for the kind replies gents, bel i thought that may bring a smile to your face Very Happy . Fredericia01 the water textures are the Zinertec payware.

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Our next leg is to Almaty in Kazakhstan in DC-8-50.
Our cargo is loaded and we start engines and taxi

Thanks for looking gents Very Happy , the link for Almaty is here
http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fs2004-sceneries-44/airport-almaty-intl-uaaa-fs9-v-1-0-1819.html?action=download&hl=Almaty
There are a few patches there for it too in the scenery section .

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Chris Morris (morris91) Chief Captain

Awesome shots welshy

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

WOW... What's the elevation there?

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Awesome shots Welsh

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Thanks gents Very Happy , sorry for the delay but i've been ill Sad ! Hope to be back on track soon.

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

Feel better Welsh!!! Don't let the rabid piggies get you!

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Thanks bel Very Happy , just planning the next leg!

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Next leg gents Very Happy , this time in the trusty 737-700 from Almaty(Elevation 2234ft Very Happy ) to Krasnodar.
Awaiting passengers to board

The Airport at Krasnodar is a very nice bit of freeware scenery and can be downloaded here
http://www.avsimrus.com/f/fs2004-sceneries-44/urkk-2009-relize-23978.html?action=download&hl=krasnodar

Thanks for looking gents Very Happy !

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Next leg is from Krasnodar to Odessa in the Ukraine in the good ole 737-400.
Setting systems

Thanks for looking all!!!!!!!! If there's anybody out there anymore Very Happy !

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

Looks like someone was in a 737 mood hee hee. Nice work there Welsh. I dunno who else is here, but I am off and on. (My internet is down, I am bumming the neighbors till I get money to pay my own bill.)

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

Great work Welsh! I see you have some custom sceneries for the russian airports! Looks great! Very Happy

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Hongming Zheng (jianqing) First Officer

wonder how do u do all these!!!!! Shocked

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Welshflyer Chief Captain

Thanks bel and VF Very Happy ,jianqing it takes time and patience Smile !

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Tailhook Chief Captain

WOW!! Almost missed these gems Shocked

I don't need to comment on the pics -- you da man Clapping

Just where did you swipe that Congolese DC-8 - you now officially own that copyright. Those sceneries look very chic and I absolutely adore those old trucks, lovely detail... you could rightly say that even those trucks are off the beaten track Very Happy

Thanks for all the research and effort you put in these feasts for the eyes.

I'm off to AvsimRus now... should I go MIA, mount a rescue op and get me outta there Shocked ...what to use for a collateral these days is in your capable hands. If everything else fails, get out the heavy artillery. We know you have some mean shall we say hardware in your arsenal Fear

OK, I'm going way OT and all I wanted to say was THANK YOU!!!

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Bump.

Certainly worth another look Clapping

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