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A Visit to the Rock


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In this series we do a flyby of the famous Rock of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea to check out the FS2020 scenery.


One thing that's missing here is the shipping traffic through this area which is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world. Our FS2020 AI ship & ferry traffic is set to 100% so an empty sea seems to indicate there's still some development work to do here.


Our Navy P3C Orion from Patrol Squadron 62 (VP-62) takes off from Rota Naval Station (LERT) in Southwestern Spain. The harbor entrance to the ancient seaport of Cadiz is visible in the upper right.



Enroute on the very short cruise segment down to the Mediterranean Sea entrance.



Letting down from cruise with the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar in the distance. The coast of Spain in Europe is on the left and Morocco in Africa on the right.



Heading down the middle of the Strait. At its narrowest point the distance between Spain and Morocco is only 8 miles.



Inside the strait the distinctive profile of Gibraltar comes into view.



Turning inbound for our flyby





The aptly named "Rock."



Outbound for our return to Rota.



On the way home we pass Cape Trafalgar - scene of the famous 1805 naval battle in which British Admiral Nelson defeated Napoleon's combined French and Spanish fleets.


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Very nice indeed. Shame about lack of sea traffic. :pilot:

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Excellent work Bill. In all fairness, any screenshots that have the P3 are probably going to be awesome.

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