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RTW Retro Flight #85 Lisbon to Bordeaux . . . 1961


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SATA flight 729 is a Hawker Siddley HS-748 on a flight from Lisbon to Bordeaux (LPPT - LFBD). We have 800 imperial gallons of fuel on board for the 524 nm flight of about two hours and thirty five minutes. Moderate cloud cover is reported and we will be cruising at an altitude of 17,000 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Hawker Siddley HS-748. Model & Master Textures by Rick Piper. Gauges & Panel by Fraser McKay. FD By Brian Horsey & Brian Withers. Drawings & info by Brian C Gibbs. The SATA Repaint is by Tony Flahant.

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:

- Lisbon Airport from the 1959 scenery package by Harry Biard, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch and Tom Gibson. At www.calclassic.com

- Bordeaux Merignac Airport from the 1961 scenery package by Harry Biard, Alejandro Ramirez and Bernard Leuenberger. At www.calclassic.com

- Rwy12 and EZ Static Object and Scenery Libraries. At www.flightsim.com

- FS2004 Classic Scenery Libraries v4a by Wolfgang Gersch. At www.flightsim.com

- REX FS9 w/Overdrive & SP5.

- Flight One Ground Environment Pro II

- FS Genesis UT Europe.


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1. Flight plan filed, cockpit checks completed, passengers boarded and engines started.



2. Taxiing out to runway 3 for departure.



3. Liftoff and stowing the gear.



4. Climbing over northeastern Lisbon.



5. At about 3,000 feet we see the Salazar Bridge (renamed in 1974 to “25 de Abril Bridge”). It crosses the Tagus River connecting Lisbon to the municipality of Alameda.



6. Climbing through 8,000 feet on course for Bordeaux with the Targus River below.



7. Less than a mile from the Spanish border near the town of Vilar Formoso, an important border crossing.



8. Well into Spain the small village of Perales on the Guadalquivir River below us.



9. Passing over the town of Villarcayo and the Nela River located in the eastern chain of the Cantabrian Mountains below.



10. Leaving the coast of Spain near Bilbao over the Bay of Biscay.


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11. About 55 nm from Bordeaux we turn toward the coast of France.



12. We make landfall near the coastal city of Arcachon with Arcachon Bay below.



13. We have been routed around to the northeast of Bordeaux and are making our initial descent.



14. Descending through 6,000 feet about 15 nm from Bordeaux.



15. At 1,500 feet over the River Garonne we turn to intercept runway 29 at Bordeaux Merignac.



16. Flaps full and gear down we are lined up on approach.



17. On short final at 400 feet.



18. Touchdown.



19. Turning off the runway and heading to parking.



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



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Same here Larry, another stunning retro-flight :cool::cool::eek:


btw, looks like we had the same idea...... same plane and Bordeaux 1960 scenery in FSX...:eek: But without the vintage A1 :(


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I was heading to Southampton UK.;)

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