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    The Official word would have to come from the...

    The Official word would have to come from the race committee ... but that isn't the place to look for current developments and any trends or fixes of any aircraft.

    By the time the committee gets...
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    Keep an eye peeled here...

    Keep an eye peeled here http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?98533-F7F-3-Tigercat-Eligibility

    Also ...

    Keep an eye peeled here...
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    Sticky: Watch for Overspeed with this puppy ...

    Watch for Overspeed with this puppy ...
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    Sticky: This recruitment will be a battle for the rest of...

    This recruitment will be a battle for the rest of time .... I personally hail all who take it on and especially all who would answer the call.

    The Microsoft Flight Simulator Around the World Race...
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    Good Luck Roman .... love that Mallard! ...

    Good Luck Roman .... love that Mallard!


    :pilot:
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    Bob .... DC3 Airways had a forum just for Radio...

    Bob .... DC3 Airways had a forum just for Radio Range and much was accomplished with a FSX version.

    I'll have to go through some of my older HDD's and see what I can find.

    As I remember, the...
  7. Appreciate it Pat, you'd be welcome in all we do...

    Appreciate it Pat, you'd be welcome in all we do out here.

    There will be some more Golden Age events in 2016 ... no duennas, no race ... please do join if you can.




    Do fly in the RTW,...
  8. Thanks Fred .... too kind buddy! This is a...

    Thanks Fred .... too kind buddy!

    This is a great hobby, innit?




    Hope we can fly a few when I head towards India after the big race in February.
  9. Home Sweet Holkham! Break out the hats and...

    Home Sweet Holkham!


    Break out the hats and hooters .... yee haw!



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  10. .... and there she blows at eleven o'clock! ...

    .... and there she blows at eleven o'clock!


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    Disgruntled passengers out ....
  11. Righto! .... back across the intended flight path...

    Righto! .... back across the intended flight path one would now turn on to course (which is roughly 266 degrees by now), but I want to hit the fjord just South and East of Holkham and use it to guide...
  12. 185899 Ut-ohh .... oooh-kaay .... not...

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    Ut-ohh .... oooh-kaay .... not watching winds closely enough .... turning past correction angle then take another shot in about fifteen minutes.


    Won't be long now .... would be...
  13. Several large lakes along the way to aid in...

    Several large lakes along the way to aid in verifying position, but they are just icing on the cake when you are running this close with a sextant at decent intervals.


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  14. Crosswinds off of the port side all day .......

    Crosswinds off of the port side all day .... breezy @ 25 or so kts, but not too critical an angle to the flight path.

    Driftmeter is not as effective with all of the turbulence ... hard to read.
    ...
  15. First shot delayed a bit .... from this position...

    First shot delayed a bit .... from this position I had hoped to have taken two, but pretty happy none the less ...........


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    Just a bit left of target and real close on distance .......
  16. Ready to go .... this is a shot having rounded...

    Ready to go .... this is a shot having rounded off values for Lat/Lon with 3 fictitious star locations just to check for functionality and make sure the coffee is working .... the missus will slip...
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    .... she's a beauty Paul! The Mossy just...

    .... she's a beauty Paul!


    The Mossy just adds contrast to the mix.
  18. Thanks Fred!

    Thanks Fred!
  19. An hour or so short of making Holkham Bay...

    An hour or so short of making Holkham Bay non-stop so we will be landing at Calgary.

    Passengers weighing down the plane ... big headache and extra expense .... hmmmm. :rolleyes:
  20. Just pasted Great Falls, Mt on Amber 2 now headed...

    Just pasted Great Falls, Mt on Amber 2 now headed for the Canadian border with Alberta.

    Should have to switch tanks before Calgary .... winds still right on the nose or left front quarter a bit...
  21. Past Billings enroute to Lewistown .... skyline...

    Past Billings enroute to Lewistown .... skyline of the Rockies off port side and winds have shifted from straight on the ol' snotlocker to 271@23 ... and I'll be climbing to 12000', get the O2 masks...
  22. Welp ... the word rust comes to mind. Had...

    Welp ... the word rust comes to mind.


    Had forgotten more about the shot making procedure than I had remembered, so that took too long ....

    .... and because I was fiddle-fumbling with that...
  23. Right .... lost the starboard side engine just...

    Right .... lost the starboard side engine just after takeoff (oh, boy!) had to shut off, feather and make for emergency landing at KRAP (circle to land RWY32) .... no worries, reset, reload, took off...
  24. Reservations confirmed in Calgary .... preflight...

    Reservations confirmed in Calgary .... preflight checks complete .... all aboard.



    Take off RWY 32 (KRAP) .... head west 270 degrees allow wind to drift plane slightly south to intercept beam...
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    Well done Fred!, I hope folks took or saved...

    Well done Fred!,


    I hope folks took or saved some notes from this trip.

    Great instruction, great story line.
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