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Herky Birds Monday night - June 3rd, 9pm eastern --- Italian vacation

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  • Herky Birds Monday night - June 3rd, 9pm eastern --- Italian vacation

    Hi pilots! I'm on vacation for two weeks, so lets get together on Monday night to fly a new cargo-prop mission!

    Tonight's mission:

    HQ is sending us to beautiful Italy for a scenic vacation.

    Saturdays flightplan is as follows:

    Naples, Italy departure (LIRN)
    Rome, Italy (LIRA)
    Florence, Italy (LIRQ)
    Venice, Italy (LIPZ)

    A flightplan .PLN file for this flight can be found here:

    This flight will take place using JoinFS on the "global" server

    As always with these Around the World flights the preferred aircraft is the timeless Captain sim C130 Hercules, but feel free to use any cargo prop that can maintain 250 KIAS at around 10,000 ft. Please do Not bring a jetliner to this event because they stick out like a sore thumb and are a distraction.

    Not sure what to fly?

    For those who don't have or don't want to fly the C-130, this should help you decide.
    • An-12 Most similar to C-130. Most extras (airbrake, autothrottle, paradrop). Russian annotations. Most difficult to fly.
    • An-32 Most frame-rate friendly. Best cockpit model. Easy to fly except long spool time. Needs refueling on long flights.
    • Howard 500 Easy for piston engine pilots. Best climber. Tail-dragger. Performance tails off at altitude. Poorest frame rates.
    • C-119 Boxcar Easiest to fly.
      • Re-engined (French) variant: Faster. Normal climb rates.
      • Normal engine variants: Slower. Half the climb rate so gets left behind on short-medium length flights.

    Happy landings,

    Please visit my Onedrive:!AsFIlxhwmWg9gXDknswc2wPvdr1p
    June 4th, 2019 01:00 AM
    June 4th, 2019 03:00 AM
    Happy landings,

    Please visit my Onedrive here:

  • #2
    Cargo props on a Monday? Hope to see everyone in beautiful Italy!
    Happy landings,

    Please visit my Onedrive here:


    • #3
      Yay! A rarity. Scheduled on a night that I not chosen to work! I'll be there or I'll be somewhere else & very unhappy.


      • #4
        I will try my best to be there!


        • #5
          Again apologies but I am obliged to take these out-of-town guests to a show at that hour. I'll make any other flights including Coast's flight June 7th. Sorry.
          Respects, Bob ...


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