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Chopper Tuesdays - week 28 - Japanese Tour - FINALE + BONUS!

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  • Chopper Tuesdays - week 28 - Japanese Tour - FINALE + BONUS!

    For our finale we return to Tokyo at 100 knots. And for a bonus I invite X-Planers to accompany me to Tokyo city center to go helipad hopping on the high rises! (There are over 100 of them so we have plenty of choice.)

    Flight plans: (both .PLN and .FMS files available).
    Or look at the end of our Discord channel #group-flight-info on the day of the flight.
    Start 1st stop 2nd stop 3rd stop Last stop
    Fukushima Nasushiobara* Utsunomiya Aero Hyakuri Aero Tokyo Narita International
    Red text indicates a special waypoint code that are not in your GPS/FMC database.
    * Our first stop is in a field near Nasushiobara. Land near the hovering Helibot.

    Cruise: 100 knots indicated, altitude at pilot's discretion (less than 2,000 ft).

    BONUS LEG FOR X-PLANE PILOTS!: We'll be flying west from Narita to Tokyo city center, landing on as many high rise helipads as we choose. SWITCHING TO JUST BEFORE SUNSET IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! See map below.

    Aircraft: Rotorcraft only (see FAQ).

    Scenery: Default is OK. X-Plane pilots: download detailed 3D scenery for RJSF, RJAH and RJAA.

    Server: JoinFS hub: MSFlights AU. Use JoinFS stable version 1.4.12.

    Simulators: All welcome: FS9, FSX boxed, FSX Steam edition, Prepar3D, X-Plane.


    Are these flights for rotorcraft only?
    Yes. No fixed wing aircraft please.

    I sometimes like to fly weird stuff. What exactly are you calling a rotorcraft?
    1. It must have one or more rotors that generate lift (so no Jet Packs!).
    2. It must be capable of hovering in place, as well as controlled vertical take-off and landing (so no autogyros).
    Other than that, anything is OK. So in addition to helicopters, you can bring (for example) your Rotodynes and Verticopters.

    I'm really new/inexperienced with rotocraft and concerned I'll make a fool of myself.
    No problem. These flights are to have fun. We all start somewhere and you'll find people are supportive.

    Will we always be landing at airports?
    Sometimes, yes, but not always. Sometimes we'll land at heliports or on helipads. But sometimes we may land on grassland or a beach, or even on a lake (with advance warning, of course, so we fly with floats!).

    Will we always fly direct between stops?
    Not always. Very often we will follow natural features such as valleys, rivers and shorelines.

    Will we fly the same speed each week?
    Not necessarily. Our slowest flights, at 80 knots, allow pilots to choose from the greatest range of rotorcraft, but be prepared for occasional change.

    Will we always start one week where we left off the previous week?
    Sometimes, yes. Some flights will be "tours" and be part of a series. But others will be one-off flights.

    Will you be subjecting us to trivia and trivia questions?
    No! Not on these flights.
    April 11th, 2018 01:00 AM
    April 11th, 2018 03:30 AM
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    Here are pics of this great final flight , of this tour in Japan. Kudos to Storm......


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