View Full Version : Visiting 2 lonely islands: Short Sandringham "BOAC" (FSX)
10-21-2010, 04:38 PM
From Tristan da Cunha to Saint Helena. Both are remote islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, there's about 1.500 miles of salt water between them. Both are part of the "British Overseas Territories". I'm still impressed by the freeware JBK Shorts. I'm a bit worried btw, there's a tropical storm somewhere between us and Saint Helena.
At the shore of Tristan da Cunha, ready for departure
Starting the engines
On we go!
Very impressive to see this big boat taking off
Slowly climbing out to 6.000 ft.
Some clouds, I hope it's not the storm
I'm afraid it IS the storm......
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10-21-2010, 04:48 PM
This looks scary
We have to change course and climb to 10.000 ft.
It's a bumpy flight
Almost at 10.000
Phew, I think we've had the worst
Descending to 6.000 again and back on course
Passengers view from the lower deck
HA, Saint Helena in sight (at last)
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10-21-2010, 05:01 PM
The airport is fictional, the island needs an airport but politicians are debating for 5 years already.........
Taxiing to the dock using 2 engines, the sea is very calm again
Almost at the beach and the beautiful Beach Hotel
Anchored, pity Dave was refused at the hotel (had something to do with a minor fire at the second floor last year)
Thanks very much for looking at all the pics, I hope you liked them.
A fine flight Jan. That's a nice Shorts float you have there. Nice scenery and beautiful shots. Great job. :eek::eek::cool::cool: Glad the storm didn't beat you up. :) It's a pity about Dave's fire, one would think he would be used to putting them out by now. :D:D
10-21-2010, 05:20 PM
I thank you Larry :):) About that fire, they had to rebuild half of the hotel again. Dave wanted to surpise the guests with some 'home made fire works". :eek:
10-21-2010, 05:26 PM
Wowee Zowee. Man those are really beeuteefull.
No kiddin'. Really looks good. Thanks for sharing those.
10-21-2010, 05:38 PM
Jesse, thanks for your kind comment :) I'm glad you liked them.
10-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Beautiful shots Jan.What a great looking plane and scenery my friend.You did splendid job with those shots as always.:cool::cool::)
10-21-2010, 05:45 PM
Adam, thanks very much. Your comment is appreciated :)
10-21-2010, 06:30 PM
Very nice report,nice classic bird. Fred D207
10-21-2010, 06:47 PM
Very nice job on that one my friend with the flying boat! Hardly notice the duct tape repairs Dave did on it as well from before! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-shocked003.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
And what's this fire????? They still let you back there????? :eek:
John Thuot II
10-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks Fred and John! :)
John, I had nothing to do with that fire, honest! :rolleyes:
10-21-2010, 08:27 PM
Nice flight and screen shots Jan. You have planted an idea in my head for a flight.
10-21-2010, 08:59 PM
Fantastic shots, my friend! Excellent work again!:eek::cool::cool: And yes, I'm sure you had nothing to do with the fire.
Super shots Jan. If you had recieved a lightning strike we would have had an awesome fondue on our hands. :D
10-21-2010, 10:58 PM
very, very pretty my friend! wouldnt it be cool if it came w a boat full of passengers who would get on and off?
10-22-2010, 01:38 AM
Great looking plane and a great post!
10-22-2010, 04:04 AM
:eek::eek: To be honest when I first saw the title of this post I was a bit worried. When you see the words "lonely islands" and "Peer" close together there must be something troubling going on! :p:rolleyes:.
I'll have you all know that the "fire" wasn't my fault! I was just preparing for a night out when I was offered a cigar by some nice looking South Atlantic mistress. It must have been our good chemistry and some of my expensive hair products because when she lit the match things heated up. Another incident that is just not my fault, see!!
I love your big flying boat my good friend, she looks somehow graceful in your hands! Please try to keep the cargo dry, I have some island shorts I want to try out on the locals!
10-22-2010, 04:14 AM
Thanks Peer. My mother worked for Short Bros during the war, so I have a soft spot for those boats. :cool: Treat her nice, ya hear! ;)
10-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Thanks very much for the great comments John, Tyler, Paul, Phil, John, Dave and Tim.Much appreciated my friends :):)
Tim: great to hear your mother worked for Short Brothers.:) Ofcourse I'll treat this big Lady very well. I always treat my birds very well :o
Phil: St. Helena island looks so inviting, saw some great pics of it when I Googled it. Napoleon was sent to this island after he escaped from Elba. You can only reach it by boat (or floatplane).
Jeh: I had some great lightnings in the storm, but didn't manage to capture them. So there was a real chance regarding your BBQ :rolleyes:
Dave: ofcourse it wasn't your fault. I tried to convince the Hotel management, but I was almost thrown out also. Pity. We had great fun. Almost missed you :rolleyes::D
Oh, and everything looks graceful in my hands. Thanks!;) And she didn't offer you a cigar but dynamite. There are no cigars with a fuse. That explains why we ran away so quickly. Phew, just in time. Was a heroic Bang.
John: can't wait to see your floatplane post. My next stop is Ascension.
10-22-2010, 11:25 AM
Each shot is so good on its own Jan, but together they're a joy to behold. Thanks for the morning coffee break!
10-22-2010, 11:32 AM
I don't know about this whole "Fire" Thing.....see, according to the "Incident" report......well, we won't go there, but it's kind of sketchy......;).
Something about testing a new fuel mixture for a return trip for combustional properties to make sure for a slow burn rate?
John Thuot II
10-22-2010, 02:11 PM
Larry, you're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed this thread :)
John, Dave is always a mystery, but this time he really went too far with the girl. I must admit I showed her where to find the dynamite but I only wanted to be helpful :rolleyes:
10-23-2010, 12:21 PM
nice bird peer01 :rolleyes:
10-23-2010, 03:53 PM
Henrik, I'm glad you like the old Short, thanks! :)
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