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RTW Retro Flight #120 Brussels to Budapest . . . . 1961

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Malév flight MA348 is an Ilyushin IL-18D on a continuing flight from Brussels Zaventem to Budapest Ferihegy (EBBR - LHBP). We have 2,400 gallons of fuel on board for the 615 nm flight. We will have moderate cloud cover for the entire flight. Our cruising altitude will be 10,000 feet.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: Ilyushin IL-18D. The Model is by Pavel Hvatkin. Flight Dynamics Version 2.0 by Peter Yashin. The 1950s/60s Malév paint is by Dmitry Shevtsov.

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:

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

- Budapest Ferihegy Airport 1961 is by Juan Martinez C. At www.mediafire.com/file/2qdtwidjgo1i1k9/LHBP_Ferihegy_1961.zip

- The 1961 Malév timetable is from 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. Malév International Summer Timetable, July 1 to October 31, 1961.


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2. Passengers boarded, cockpit checks completed and engines started.

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3. We are assigned runway 2 for departure and we begin to taxi out.


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4. In the air and stowing the gear.


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5. Climbing through 2,000 feet we turn on a course for Budapest.


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6. Passing through 7,000 feet with the town of Boutersem below.


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7. We have been cruising at 10,000 feet for a while and are now near the city of Liège about 25 nm from the German border.


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8. Fifty nm inside Germany over the city of Koblenz and the Rhine River near where the Mosel River joins it.


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9. Forty nm further on we see Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport off our right wing just below the clouds.


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10. Passing over the City of Amberg, Germany with the Vils River below.


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11. Over Czechoslovakia now and about 10 nm south of České Budějovice we see the Vltava River.


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12. Passing over Vienna we see the Austrian Alps off to our right.


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13. Back over Czechoslovakia with the city of Bratislava and the Danube River below.


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14. With the Danube to our right and rear we are over Hungary making our initial descent and have been routed to the southeast of Budapest and assigned runway 31L at Ferihegy Airport.


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15. Holding at 2,600 feet about 15 nm southeast of Budapest.


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16. Beginning our turn to intercept runway 31L at Ferihegy.


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17. Lined up on final approach with flaps and gear down.


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18. Just past the numbers.


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19. Touchdown.


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20. The rollout is completed and we are turning off the runway.


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21. Taxiing to parking we see the Soviet Tupolev-104 that landed several minutes before us.



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22. Parked, all systems shut down and passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying Malév.

Edited by NMLW


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Beautifully done as always! :pilot:

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