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RTW Retro Flight #R70 Nice to Zurich . . . . . . 1961


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British European airways Flight 195 is a Vickers Viscount 701 on a 270 mile flight from Nice’s Côte d’Azur airport to Zurich (LFMN - LSZH). We have 900 gallons of fuel on board for this flight of about 1 hour and 25 minutes. The weather is fair with light cloud cover. We will be cruising at an altitude of 17,000 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Vickers Viscount 701. The Aircraft model and 1955 BEA textures are by Jens B. Kristensen.

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:

- Nice Côte d'Azur airport 1960 by Harry Biard, Johan Dees, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch, Nikko Yaginuma and Tom Gibson. Updated by Harry Biard, Jaap de Baare and Bernhard Leuenberger. Available at www.calclassic.com

- Zurich airport 1961 Central Europe by Wolfgang Gersch, Harry Biard, Michael Schneider, Jaap de Baare, Nikko Yaginuma, Tom Gibson, Bernard Leuenberger and Mike Stevens at www.calclassic.com

- Rwy12 and EZ Static Object and Scenery Libraries.

- FS2004 Classic Scenery Libraries v4 by Wolfgang Gersch at www.flightsim.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 filed, passengers loaded and engines started.


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Taxiing out to runway 4 for departure.


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Takeoff and retracting the gear. Goodbye Nice and the Côte d’Azur.


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We are threading our way through the valleys until we gain more altitude.


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With the coast of the Mediterranean behind us we continue climbing through the French Maritime Alps now at 7,000 feet.


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About 30 miles from Nice at 15,000 feet we cross into Italy.


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Cruising at 17,000 feet over the Piedmont region of northern Italy near the old city of Cueno.


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A look out over the Swiss Alps about 25 miles from the Zermatt Resort area and the Matterhorn.


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We see Lake Maggiore about 35 miles distant. It is the second largest lake in Italy.


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Flying over the high Swiss Alps about 75 miles from Zurich.



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Leaving the snow covered Alps behind with the village of Grindelwald several miles off our left wing.


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We begin our initial descent near the town of Sarnen on the shores of Lake Sarnen.


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Now over the city of Lucerne we see Lake Lucerne in the distance.


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We are level at 5,000 feet about 17 miles from Zurich.


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Turning toward the airport. We have been assigned runway 16.


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About six miles out we begin to line up our visual approach.


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Lined up and scrubbing of some speed before reaching the threshold.


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Turning off the runway and taxiing to parking.


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Systems shut down and passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying BEA.


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