Real World Diamond Flights
N589T, Vanderveen Aviation
Boeing Field, Seattle, KBFI to Friday Harbor KFHR, Washington
Well, I’m back and this time with a different flight Set. This time we’re doing a flight up north in the Washington State area, and we all know how much Microsoft liked that area in FS2004/X, that it used Seattle in 2004 as a default Starting point and Friday Harbor in FSX as it’s default starting point.
Well, today, you’ll see just how much different my favorite program in the world Tilerpoxy makes flying in FSX over these default areas.
First of all, the technical information on the flight:
Departure: Boeing Field, Seattle Washington – KBFI
Arrival: Friday Harbor, Washington - KFHR
Weather: Real Time Weather Courtesy of REX
The route in Flight Sim Commander
Did you know that Seattle Washington, is a major city and seaport located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Situated in the western part of Washington state on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada – United States border, it is named after Chief Seattle, of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. The encompassing Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue metropolitan statistical area is the 15th largest in the United States, and the largest in the northwestern United States. The major economic, cultural and educational center in the region, Seattle is the county seat of King County. As of 1 April 2009, the city had an estimated municipal population of 602,000
Taxi to the Active
The Seattle area has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years, but European settlement began only in the mid-19th century. The first permanent European settlers—Arthur A. Denny and those subsequently known as the Denny Party—arrived November 13, 1851. Early settlements in the area were called "New York-Alki" ("Alki" meaning "by and by" in the local Chinook Jargon) and "Duwamps". In 1853, Doc Maynard suggested that the main settlement be renamed "Seattle", an anglicized rendition of the name of Sealth, the chief of the two local tribes. From 1869 until 1882, Seattle was known as the "Queen City". Seattle's current official nickname is the "Emerald City", the result of a contest held in the early 1980s; the reference is to the lush evergreen forests of the area. Seattle is also referred to informally as the "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City", and "Jet City", the last from the local influence of Boeing. Seattle residents are known as Seattleites.
Seattle is the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the music style known as "grunge," which was made famous by local groups Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee are also buried at Lakeview cemetery. Seattle has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption; coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Tully's. There are also many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes. Researchers at Central Connecticut State University ranked Seattle the most literate city of America's sixty-nine largest cities in 2005 and 2006, second most literate in 2007 (after Minneapolis), and tied with Minneapolis in 2008. Additionally, survey data from the United States Census Bureau indicate that Seattle has a higher percentage of college graduates than any other major American city, with approximately 53.8% of residents aged 25 and older holding a bachelor degree or higher. In terms of per capita income, a study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the Seattle metropolitan area 17th out of 363 metropolitan areas is 2006.
The railways and streetcars that once dominated its transportation system have largely been replaced with an extensive network of bus routes for those living near the city center, and the city's outward growth caused automobiles to become the main mode of transportation for much of the population in the middle to late twentieth century. As a result, Seattle is ranked as one of the most congested cities in the United States. However, efforts to reverse this trend at the municipal and state levels have resulted in new commuter rail service that connects Seattle to Everett and Tacoma, a regional Link Light Rail system that extends south from the city core, and an inner-city South Lake Union Streetcar network in the South Lake Union area. Extension of the light rail to the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport began on December 19, 2009, and future expansion is planned to surrounding areas such as the University of Washington, Bellevue and Redmond in the years to come
Doing the Circuit to Climb to Cruise Altitude
Archaeological excavations confirm that the Seattle area has been inhabited by humans for at least 4,000 years. By the time the first European settlers arrived in the area, the people (now called the Duwamish Tribe) occupied at least seventeen villages in the areas around Elliott Bay.
The Industrial Area of Seattle in Tileproxy – note the differences from the Default Scenery – UNBELIEVABLE !
The Dock Area of Seattle – you can clearly see multiple Train Cars, and various Industrial Equipment…
Another view of the dock with all the shipping containers – with the looks of that, just picture the foreman going, “Ay, Bob – we need Container 34D, Pronto!”
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