View Full Version : Whats Everyones Favorite Flight????
11-03-2002, 10:33 PM
The most beautiful the one where you said holly crap its almost really????
Mine CYJT TO CYHZ over Cape Breton Nova Scotia Canada
11-03-2002, 10:35 PM
Nothing seems real enough to me to say "This is very realistic"... simply because I seldom fly in North America? Once in a while I fly to New York City and there the textures are about ten times better than anywhere else where I usually fly :-(
11-03-2002, 10:59 PM
11-04-2002, 02:43 AM
Well, there's only been one time that I;ve actually sat back and said "Holy crap! That's realistic!"
That was when I flew into Salt Lake City for the first time in FS2002. I live close to there, so I know what it looks like in real life, and MS did an excellent job modeling the SLC area.
But I've had a few breathtaking moments, here's a few:
When I first bought FS2002, took a flight out of Juneau in the Cessna, and took it over the mountains. That terrain blew me away.
My first time at Honolulu, FS2002, another breath taker. Especially landing the amphibian at Waikiki. :)
First flight into Las Vegas, FS2002, I was in the cessna, and flew down the strip, that was amazing.
And finally, my routine sunrises and sunsets over the Pacific and Hawaii, where I used to regulary test out my brand new airplanes, before their release. Nothing like testing out the envelope of a 757, in the predawn light, or just as the sun begins to set. You see a few colours that you didnt know were there before! :)
11-04-2002, 03:33 AM
The flight that really stand out in my mind is a flight I made west from Seattle WA to Missoula MT.
It was about an hour or so before sundown in the winter, and I had FSMeteo giving me real time weather. There was about 8-10 miles visibility with haze and a high ceiling (I can’t remember how low). I was flying a “Tin Goose” (Ford Trimotor) I just painted in Northwest colors with limited ceiling and climb capability. As I flew west, the mountains came out of the haze, and I had to pick my way through the passes to make it over the Rockies.
With the sun setting behind me, the limited visibility and failing light, it was a mystical flight through the snow-covered peaks!
11-05-2002, 12:04 AM
Yakutat to Gulkana in the Yukon
11-05-2002, 11:28 AM
LAST EDITED ON Nov-05-02 AT 11:34AM (EST)[p]Flying with the C172 low along the Columbia River from its mouth up to Chelan, exspecially in wintertime.
This was one of my first flights in FS2002 and really breathtaking.
The scenery there looks also so realistic, that when I later saw a picture of the real Columbia River Gorge without knowing what it showed, I thought to myself "Man, this looks so familiar, what place it? Oh Yeah, this must be the Columbia River Gorge!"
11-05-2002, 02:00 PM
Franfurt-Munich in an A320, German Airports Scenery, online with VATSIM.
Having done that flight on the jump seat, I can say "this is really like the real thing".
11-05-2002, 02:04 PM
Always the next one.
11-05-2002, 04:21 PM
My favorite flight was a real nail biter.
I was flying one of the Flightsimonline Sierra Nevada Tour flights from a small strip in the mountains north of L.A. to Bishop, CA. I was in the 182 and had downloaded real weather with winds aloft.
I clawed my way to 13,000 with 35knot winds aloft trying to push me into the mountains the whole way up. Many of the snow capped peaks passed no more than 200 feet below during the climbout and I found myself actually sweating as I searched for gaps in the peaks.
Once at 13,000 I found a pass and with the wind at my back blasted through with a sizzling 180 knot groundspeed. On my way through I spotted a gorgeous (by FS world standards) little lake on a plateu that looked like it might be worth visiting in the Caravan amphib later. I came out the other side of the pass just north of Mammoth.
Winds were gale force at Bishop and the landing was pretty exciting. Once on the ground and shut down I switched to spot view and took in the gorgeous view.
I'm telling you, if you really want to enjoy fs2k take a GA flight over one of the wilderness regions. Simply amazing.
11-06-2002, 01:19 PM
A sunset flight into Grand Canyon West in the Debonair with e-dimensional 3D glasses seems most realistic to me. This is the flight I use to demo the sim. I have had all types from non-computer users tp avid PC gamers about fall over backwards upon fitting them with the glasses and slam-dunking their behinds in front of my 22" monitor for this flight. Several have exclaimed : "What the..! Wow !"
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