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RTW Retro Flight #56 Zanzibar to Chake Chake . . . . 1960


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East African Airways Flight 205 is a De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide on a short trip from the British Protectorate of Zanzibar to Chake Chake, Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago (HTZA - HTPE). We have 25 gallons of fuel on board for the sixty seven mile flight. The total flight time is about 27 minutes. We have fair weather for the flight and we will be well below the light scattered cloud s. Our cruising altitude is 3,000 feet and our route takes us north, north east over Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean and on to Pemba Island and Chake Chake.


Thanks to:

Aircraft: De Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide in at 1947 East African Airways livery. Model and original textures by Dave Garwood, Dave Booker, Saverio Maurri, Brian Withers & Mike Hambly. Repaint by Andre Reimers.

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. www.calclassic.com

Scenery: FS2004 Standard and:

- Zanzibar and Pemba, Chake Chake Airports are from the 1960 Africa Scenery Package by Wolfgang Gersch, Harry Biard, Jaap de Baare, Mike Stevens, Tom Gibson, Nikko Yaginuma and Johan Dees. Available at www.calclassic.com

- Rwy12 and EZ Static Object and Scenery Libraries.

- FS2004 Classic Scenery Libraries V3 by Wolfgang Gersch.

- REX FS9 enhancements for sky, cloud, weather, water/waves, runway, taxiway textures, sun and lighting.

- Flight One Ground Environment Pro II.

- HDE 2.0 grass texture enhancement by Pablo Diaz.




1. Loading Passengers.



2. Engines started and preparing for departure.



3. Taxiing out to Rwy. 36.



4. Liftoff.



5. Turning toward the north east over the city.



6. Refining our course near the City of Koani that serves and the capital of Central/South Zanzibar.



7. We are at our assigned altitude of 3,000 feet over central Zanzibar.



8. Near the Kiwengwa Beach area of North Zanzibar we head out over the Indian Ocean.



9. We are now about fifteen miles from the north coast of Zanzibar.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_10_zpsxrjqia8h.jpg10. Still cruising we are now about twenty miles from the south coast of Pemba Island.



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http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_11_zpshp3bxjyy.jpg11. The south coast of Pemba Island in sight.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_12_zpsxxf1zfv9.jpg12. Passing over the southern-most points of land and reefs of Pemba.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_13_zpsnv6havk6.jpg13. We begin our descent to 2,100 feet over the South Pemba mainland.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_14_zpsm7xiilsb.jpg14. Turning toward the east to skirt the coast near the Village of Kimbini.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_15_zpsi4fn18eu.jpg15. Over the village of Ukutin we turn north toward Chake Chake.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_16_zpsm3yrr285.jpg16. About seven miles out we have the runway in sight and continue to descend.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_17_zpsehx8hlr9.jpg17. Three miles out at five hundred feed we line up with Rwy. 3 for landing.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_18_zpsjlpsuq9t.jpg18. Touchdown.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_19_zpscqcisrlc.jpg19. Turning off the runway toward the terminal and parking.


http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q621/NMLW3/Retro%20Flights/R56/R56_Dragon%20Rapide_20_zps6frb0shz.jpg20. Parked alongside some other Dragon Rapides and preparing to disembark passengers. Thanks for flying EAA.


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