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RTW Retro Flight #102 Geneva to Dusseldorf . . . . . 1961


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SAS flight 972 is a Douglas DC-7C on a flight from Geneva to Dusseldorf (LSGG - EDDL). We have 2,000 gallons of fuel on board for the 305 nm flight. We are expecting moderate cloud cover and good visibility for the entire flight. We will be cruising at 15,000 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Douglas DC-7C. The model is by Greg Pepper and Tom Gibson, flight dynamics by FS Aviator. The 1959 SAS Rolf Viking repaint is 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:

- Geneva Cointrin and Dusseldorf Lohausen airports are 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.

- SAS timetable effective April 1, 1961 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. SAS timetable effective April, 1961.


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2. Loading Passengers.


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3. Taxiing out to runway 23 for departure.


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4. Airborne and tucking up the gear.


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5. Turning on course for Dusseldorf with the River Rhone Bellow.


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6. Lake Geneva just visible between the clouds as we climb through 6,000 feet.


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7. Cruising at 15,000 feet near the small commune of Roulans and the River Doubs


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8. About 85 nm out of Geneva we pass near the municipality of Vesoul and Lake Vaivre.


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9. Off to our left we see the city of Nancy on the Meurthe River, a tributary of the Moselle.


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10. With Luxembourg a few miles to our left we are passing over the German city of Trier on the Moselle River. One of its famous landmarks is the Porta Nigra, a well-preserved Roman city gate.


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11. We prepare for our initial descent passing over the city of Cologne and the River Rhine.



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12. Descending through 9,000 feet about 17 nm from Dusseldorf.


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13. Now over the southern suburbs of Dusseldorf with the Rhine below.


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14. Down to 6,000 feet we turn toward the airport.


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15. We now turn to intercept runway 23 at Dusseldorf’s Lohausen airport.


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16. Descending through 4,000 feet 8 nm from the airport.


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17. Lining up our approach with flaps 40 and gear down.


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18. Lined up on short final at about 500 feet.


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19. We have passed over the numbers and the flair is good.


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20. Touchdown.


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21. Taxiing to parking at the terminal.


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22. Parked at the gate, engines shut down and passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying SAS.


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Great flight! And always a pleasure to check for the detailed ground landmarks you say! That time, I even checked places I was close to, when living in Besançon, eastern France :):):)
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