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RTW Retro Flight #R67 Brussels to Paris . . . . . . 1961


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KLM Flight 568 is a Convair CV-340 on a 177 mile flight from Brussels Zaventem to Paris Orly (EBBR - LFPO). We have 345 gallons of fuel on board for this flight of about 1 hour. The weather is fair with light, high cloud cover. We will be cruising at an altitude of 12,000 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Convair CV-340. The model and original textures are by Greg Pepper and Tom Gibson. Panel by Greg Pepper, panel bitmap by Alan Jennings, gauge bitmaps by Alan Jennings and Greg Pepper, gauges by Greg Pepper and Tom Gibson. FDE by FSAviator. KLM 1953 paint by Jaap de Baare.

Propliner AI & Traffic: CalClassic & FS Aviator - Tom Gibson, Mike Stevens, Jason Krogmann, Manuel Jagmann, Bill Towers, Nikko Yaginuma, Richard Wright, Frederick Coleman, Dave Jones, Paul Haak, Marty Lochmiller, Ake Lindberg, Harland Sandberg, Richard Wright and Gary Harper at www.calclassic.com

Scenery and Add-ons: MS FS2004 v9.1 Standard and:

- Brussels Zaventem from the Central Europe – Belgian airports 1961 scenery by Harry Biard, Nikko Yaginuma, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch, tom Gibson and Bernard Leuenberger at www.calclassic.com

- Paris Orly by Harry Biard, Nikko Yaginuma, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch, Tom Gibson and Bernard Leuenberger at www.calclassic.com

- Rwy12 and EZ Static Object and Scenery Libraries.

- FS2004 Classic Scenery Libraries V4 by Wolfgang Gersch at www.calclassic.com.

- REX FS9 w/Overdrive SP5 for sky, cloud, weather, water/waves, runway, taxiway textures, sun and runway lighting.

- Flight One Ground Environment Pro II, FS Genesis Europe and UT Europe.

- HDE 2.0 grass texture enhancement by Pablo Diaz.


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Flight plan approved, number two started and ready to load passengers.


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All buttoned up and starting number one.


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Taxiing out to Rwy. 2 for departure from Brussels Zaventem.


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Takeoff with positive rate of climb and retracting the gear.


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Turning on a southwesterly course for Paris.


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About fifteen miles out and over the municipality of Waterloo where Napoleon was defeated by a coalition of British and Prussian army troops in 1815.


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Approaching our cruising altitude of 12,000 feet over the town of Casteau where NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) will be located in 1967.


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Cruising about ten miles from the French border with the city of Mons, Belgium below.


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The French city of Saint-Quentin below our right wing named after a martyred saint of the same title.


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Now over Crépy-en-Valois situated on the important rail link connecting Paris with Saint-Quentin.



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Turning south southwest toward Paris.


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Over the northern suburbs of Paris with the River Seine below us descending through 7,000 feet.


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About fifteen miles out we turn to intersect our approach to Rwy. 2 at Paris Orly airport.


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We are descending through 5,000 feet about 12 miles from Orly.


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We are about 5 miles out at about 2,500 feet as we line up our approach.


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Lined up on short final just below 500 feet with flaps 40 and three green.


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Coming down over the number on Rwy. 2.


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Taxiing to the terminal.


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Parked, systems shut down and passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying KLM.


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