View Full Version : Rural Fed Ex Delivery Culminated With Powerful Thunderstorm!!!
09-08-2011, 02:44 PM
Shalom and greetings all my pals,
Here is a nice rural Fed Ex delivery flight from KASE Aspen-Pitkin County Airport three nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Aspen, Colorado to KVNY Van Nuys Airport located in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley section of the city limits of Los Angeles, California which is currently the 25th busiest airport (in terms of takeoffs and landings) in the world averaging 1,200 aircraft movement per day.
Airborne completing quick left turn after take off from KASE runway 33 on climb to FL350 heading to JNC
Cruising at FL350 to JNC
Intercepting JNC above central business district of Grand Junction, a city in Mesa County, Colorado
After intercepting JNC passing KGJT Grand Junction Regional Airport three nautical miles northeast of the city of Grand Junction and heading to FIX SAKES
Cruising at FL350 across desert
Intercepting FIX SAKES and turn left to head to BCE flying J100 route to LAS
Cruising across Nevada desert
09-08-2011, 02:45 PM
You can tell that you are getting close to intercept LAS by spotting world famous Lake Mead which is the largest reservoir in the United States located on the Colorado River about 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada
Passing KLSV Nellis Air Force Base located approximately 7.1 miles northeast of Las Vegas and is home of the largest and most demanding advanced combat air-training mission in the world. It is the pinnacle of advanced air combat aviation training.
Passing northeast of city of Las Vegas!!!
Getting closer to center of Las Vegas to intercept LAS
Passing world famous The Strip of Las Vegas and its McCarran International Airport locates five miles south of the central business district of Las Vegas. I wanted to take pic of famous hotels but the view was BLOCKED by clouds!!!
At least you can manage to spot Luxor, Mandalay Bay, and Wynn hotels in that screenshot
Leaving southwest area of Las Vegas to head to intercept DAG and start
LYNXX8 approach to KVNY runway 16R. The LYNXX8 approach is VERY EXCITING APPROACH REQUIRING FLYING THROUGH BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAINS!!
09-08-2011, 02:47 PM
Oh no oh no powerful thunderstorm has hit Los Angeles as the plane was executing thrilling LYNXX8 approach!!
Starting the final runway approach through between two mountains (on left of the plane is called Oat Mountain and on right of the plane is called
Angeles National Forest mountains
Oat mountain on right
Since when there is a baseball field on top of mountain??
Passing through between 2 mountains
Moments before touchdown!!
Braking down on wet runway!!
Exiting from runway to head to Fed Ex hangers
Thank you for viewing!! Stay tuned for next super exciting flight!!
09-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Excellent shots Aharon, that is some serious lightning in the last few shots !! :cool::eek:
Well done, keep it up !! :cool:
09-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Great shots! :D I assume a few of those were at RNO???
09-09-2011, 09:58 AM
To Mtflyer, Erau212, and TR45,
Thanks for your kind words.
As my opening paragraph had indicated, the airport of arrival was KVNY.
My next steps are how to create perfect yellowish headlights and rain splattering behind wheels in rainstorm as well as how to cut FSX planes out of screenshots and paste into real world photos. I already mastered heavy rain, thunderstorm lightnings, fog weather, and water puddles showing reflection of the planes.
Also my next step is perfect sun reflecftion glow off wings or engines, too.
Can I find any tips or step by step instructions on Flightsim forums?
09-09-2011, 10:10 AM
Looks good, I love flying trough thunderstorms and heavy rain, but I hate fog:(
09-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Great shots Aharon,as for the lightning,well let's just say i'm glad i wasn't in the plane.:cool::cool::)
09-09-2011, 06:19 PM
Ah ok. Sorry about that. I saw a taxi sign for runway 16R with mountains in the background and automatically assumed it was RNO. My mistake :o Never the less, they are still amazing shots. Especially the stormy approach shots.
09-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Oh my. That's a really nasty thunderstorm.
09-10-2011, 10:08 AM
No need to apologize!! I guess you got more excited viewing my screenshots than to read description:):) Thanks for your kidn words.
Jomni, Thanks for your kind words.
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