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  • Around the World Lap 4 -- Episode 12: Plundering the Trees

    This week's Herky-bird flight will be led by Storm to give our Fantasy Football commissioner (Lazerbolt) a well-deserved break. :eagerness:

    BRIEFING FROM HQ
    We'll be starting from Sundsval-Harnosand (ESNN) in Sweden, trying to clean up after a massive plundering of the trees. HQ have told us we'll find these trees strewn all over the streets, and have asked us to load them into our holds before take-off. Then we engage the Singularity Drive and take our cargo back to the fifth century CE, to some burial mounds of ancient heathen kings.

    Onward, we're to fly south and then east over the Baltic, ending our journey in Latvia. HQ are not telling us further details yet - perhaps they don't want us to worry - but they did mention something about Goths. Or was it Gothic opera? Anyway, they'll tell us once we're in the air. Maybe.
    Dramatic stuff. :hororr:

    SCENERY
    If you downloaded this before edd's changes, please uninstall those and download and install this new version!
    The file ESCM-arna-ab-uppsala.zip adds an ILS and a PAPI to our first airport (missing in default FSX), as well as a full taxiways and other airport scenery. We may get poor weather en route, so an ILS could be useful. Details:
    ILS Rwy 21 at Ärna, callsign CM, Frequency 109.10 MHz.
    Localizer 211°, Glide slope 2.86°.
    Note slight offset from runway direction of 209°.
    Many thanks to edd for adjusting this scenery so that autogen does not interfere with the parking, taxiways and buildings. :eagerness:

    AIRCRAFT
    The preferred aircraft is the C-130 Hercules (you did pick up yours on offer from Captain Sim, didn't you?). Alternatives include the C-97 Stratofreighter, the Antonov An-12 and An-32, the Howard 500 and the Boxcar - or any cargo prop that can do 250 kts at 20,000 ft.

    This week, flight lead will be in a Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter. This is a high quality free download.
    * Version 2 includes an installer for boxed/steam/P3D and has four models/liveries. Download it here.
    * Version 3 is a self-install but has two extra models/liveries. Download it here.
    * You can read more about the C-97 here.
    * Storm has created some extra gauges for the C-97 that he finds useful. Download them here, ensuring you have the latest version (v1.2).

    CARGO PROPS ONLY. NO JETS!

    FLIGHT PLAN
    1. ESNN Sundsvall-Harnosand, Sweden (assemble for departure).
    2. ESCM Ärna Air Base, Uppsala, Sweden (full stop, intermediate destination).
    3. ESSV Visby, Sweden (full stop, intermediate destination).
    4. EVRA Riga International, Latvia (final destination).
    Download the flight plan PLN file here.

    SERVER
    As usual this flight will be in FSX Classic/boxed, but feel free to accompany in Steam or P3D.

    Choose your aircraft:

    Follow our @msflights Twitter feed here for event reminders. Find out more about how our Twitter feed works here. Freeware aircraft and utilities in https://is.gd/StormsHangar

  • #2
    HQ briefing, flight plan and scenery download now available, plus lots more details. See here.

    Follow our @msflights Twitter feed here for event reminders. Find out more about how our Twitter feed works here. Freeware aircraft and utilities in https://is.gd/StormsHangar

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    • #3
      edd has kindly improved the required scenery download. :eagerness: If you downloaded the previous version, please uninstall it and go here to download ESCM-arna-ab-uppsala.zip to get the new install files.

      To uninstall, go to Addon Scenery\Scenery and remove AF2_ESCM.bgl and ESCM_ADE9_ML.bgl. From the new download, put ESCM_ADEX_Edd_CVX.bgl and ESCM_ADEX_Edd.bgl into Addon Scenery\Scenery. Then rebuild your scenery database (restarting FSX is one way to do that).

      edd's changes make the whole of ESCM usable. Previously many taxiways, parking areas and buildings had been submerged in autogen. edd added local landclass and exclusion zones to prevent that.

      Many thanks to edd, and of course to Martin Loxbo for the original work.
      Follow our @msflights Twitter feed here for event reminders. Find out more about how our Twitter feed works here. Freeware aircraft and utilities in https://is.gd/StormsHangar

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      • #4
        Reminder: Bring your cargo prop to ESNN for a 9pm EST departure! Ensure you have the ESCM scenery already installed.

        We're only transporting trees, but that's OK as we're testing out our newly refurbished Singularity Drives with non-precious cargo this week. We'll be going back 1500 years, then forward 500 years, providing raw materials for some important building works. Finally we'll fly forward to 1839 and celebrate our (hopefully) successful mission by having dinner with a celebrity. Who could that be? And why are we there?

        Flight lead will be in FSX Boxed in a Boeing Stratofreighter. Steam and P3D welcome. If you're in FSD, do NOT join the multiplayer server.
        Follow our @msflights Twitter feed here for event reminders. Find out more about how our Twitter feed works here. Freeware aircraft and utilities in https://is.gd/StormsHangar

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        • #5
          For this group flight, the Steam "~msFLIGHTS.net~ MEMBER" server has been configured to minus 14 hours from real time, Fair Weather theme. These multiplayer settings are intended to be in coordination with RedBox FSX classic (boxed) requested server configuration located at IP address 23.255.202.27. The password for this server is "flights", lower case, no quotes. VRS TacPack weapons addon, which now regularly runs on this Steam MEMBER server is disabled for this group flight. The open (non-password protected) Steam servers labeled NA (North America) and AU (Australia) continue to be configured to minus 9 hours from real time.
          Respects, Bob ...

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          • #6
            Here are my photos
            http://imgur.com/a/Ghsb5

            And my Favorite

            http://173.83.96.30/stuff/images/A2A/banner-n7048p.png
            Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself!
            ✈️Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCje...hnvfPD5VJhxRjw

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            • #7
              Here are some pics. http://imgbox.com/g/On08cHh9uT

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              • #8
                A few snaps:











                Happy landings,
                Lazer


                Please visit my Onedrive here:

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                • #9
                  Journey's end. Ground power unit connected and on.
                  Now off to Wagner's house to feast at his expense. Pass the Château Lafite...
                  Please click on the pic (+F11) for full size/clarity.
                  Follow our @msflights Twitter feed here for event reminders. Find out more about how our Twitter feed works here. Freeware aircraft and utilities in https://is.gd/StormsHangar

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                  • #10
                    Great pictures !!!!!!!

                    Outstanding flight. Thank you Storm for hosting this, it was very interesting. I don't have box but did fly 3 legs with Novawing24 on FSD. I had a lot of fun

                    Bobby
                    “We deliver anything to the people there—food, mail, the morning paper, the afternoon paper, laundry, refrigerators, Christmas trees, just about anything that will fit in an airplane.”

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