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RTW Retro Flight #100 Paris to Nice . . . 1960


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Air France flight 2743 is a Breguet 763 Provence on a flight from Paris, Orly to Nice, Cote d’Azur (LFPO - LFMN). There are 59 tourist class passengers on the upper deck and 48 second class passengers on the lower deck. We have 1,700 gallons of fuel on board for the 365 nm flight of about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Moderate rain and heavy to moderate cloud cover up to 12,000 feet is reported. We will be cruising at an altitude of 15,500 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Breguet 763 Provence “Deux Ponts” (double decker). The model and panel is by Christian Daboudet. The 1955 Air France effects and textures are by Barneybigard.

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:

- Paris Orly airport from the 1961 scenery package by Harry Biard, Nikko Yaginuma, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch, Tom Gibson and Bernard Leuenberger at www.calclassic.com

- Nice Cote d’Azur airport from the 1960 scenery package by Harry Biard, Johan Dees, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersch, Nikko Yaginuma and Tom Gibson at www.calclassic.com

- Air France 1960 timetable from the collection of Diederik R. Vels Heijn 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. Air France timetable 15 August – 30 September, 1960.


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


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3. Taxiing out to runway 2 for departure.


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4. Holding at runway 2 for takeoff clearance.


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5. We are in the air and retracting the gear.


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6. Turning on a course of 148 degrees for Nice with the Eiffel Tower off our left side.


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7. Climbing through 4,000 feet over the southwestern suburbs of Paris with the River Seine below.


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8. We are out of the rain and heavy clouds passing through 13,500 feet about 25 nm from Paris.


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9. Cruising in clear skies at our assigned altitude of 15,500 feet.


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10. Now over Burgundy we see the city of Mâcon on the west bank of the River Saône below.


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11. With the town of Lagnieu and the River Rhône below we see the Rhône Alps ahead. The city of Lyon is about 20 nm off our right wing.


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12. We are about 60 nm into the Rhone Alps.


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13. We see Lake Serre-Ponçon below near Embrun.


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14. Passing over the Ubaye Valley and river of the same name.


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15. Descending through 9,000 feet we see the River Var near Guillaumes.


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16. Descending through 4,000 feet we turn to intercept our approach to Nice, Cote d’Azur.


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17. Gear down and flaps full we line up our approach to runway 4.


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18. Descending through 500 feet we are lined up on short final.


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19. Touchdown.


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20. Taxiing to the gate. Not much traffic this time of the morning.


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21. Parked at the gate, engines and systems shut down and passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying Air France.


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Great flight over France! Much fine to follow! I saw you fly over Burgundy, fine! :cool: , and that Nice was a smaller airport than the one I fly nowadays!
Gérard Guichard, Dijon, Burgundy, France. i5 Intel processor, 4 Go of Ram, Nvidia GeForce 920MX, DirectX 12.0, and FSX Gold Edition with SP1, SP2. My personal flightsim website is at http://flightlessons.6te.net
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Larry - Nice presentation of this aircraft and scenery! I've seen one of these aircraft before! I do like the panel layout of it. 2 tachs 2 MP's. the way it should be. I just downloaded the B-24 Liberator, nice flying 4 engine aircraft, however, all they have for power instrumentation is 4 tachs and they don't seem to want to run right! The panel on this aircraft is well layed out!


Thanks for sharing! Rick :cool:

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