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RTW Retro Flight #98 Ostend to Luxembourg . . . . . 1961


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Cunard Eagle Airways flight 814 is a Vickers Viking 1B on a flight from Ostend, Belgium to Luxembourg (EBOS - ELLX). We have 250 gallons of fuel on board for the 184 nm flight of about 1 hour and 20 minutes. We have good weather with moderate cloud cover and we will be cruising at an altitude of 5,000 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Vickers Viking 1B Model and original textures by Rick Piper. The panel is by Jens B. Kristensen. The Cunard Eagle paint is by Garry Russell.

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, MS Windows 7 and:

- Ostend Airport is from the 1961Central Europe - Belgian Airports scenery package by Harry Biard, Nikko Yaginuma, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch, Tom Gibson and Bernard Leuenberger. At www.calclassic.com

- Luxembourg Findel Airport is from the 1961 Central Europe scenery package by Wolfgang Gersch, Harry Biard, Michael Schneider, Jaap de Baare, Nikko Yaginuma, Tom Gibson, Bernard Leuenberger and Mike Stevens. At www.calclassic.com

- Cunard Eagle Airways 1961 timetable from the collection of Don Henchel at www.timetableimages.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. Cunard Eagle Airways 1961 timetable London-Ostend-Luxembourg.


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2. Passengers boarded, flight plan filed, cockpit checks completed and starting number one.


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3. Beginning our taxi out to runway 26 for departure.


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4. Takeoff and packing up the gear.


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5. Continuing to climb out over the coast we see Ostend’s beaches and hotels off to the right.


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6. At about 2,000 feet we begin to turn on course for Luxembourg.


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7. Climbing through 2,500 feet we see Ostend airport off our left wing.


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8. Nearing our assigned cruising altitude of 5,000 feet.


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9. Cruising over the city of Oudenaarde in East Flanders.


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10. Passing over farm lands below about 75 nm from Ostend.



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11. We see the city of Charleroi off our right wing.


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12. Passing over small villages about 12 nm southeast of Charleroi.


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13. Cruising over the Meuse River near the city of Dinant in southwest Belgium.


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14. We have crossed into Luxembourg near the small town of Bigonville about 25 nm from Luxembourg City.


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15. Beginning our descent and turning toward Luxembourg’s Findel airport.


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16. Flaps 30 and gear down we are descending through 2,800 feet over the northern suburbs of Luxembourg City.


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17. Lined up on short final to runway 6 at Findel airport with flaps full.


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18. Touchdown.


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19. Off the runway and taxiing to parking, looks like the Dutch Navy is in town.


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20. Parked, engines shut down and Passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying Cunard Eagle Airways.


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