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Thread: RTW Retro Flight #112 London to Glasgow . . . . . 1960

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    Default RTW Retro Flight #112 London to Glasgow . . . . . 1960

    Aviameer flight 12 is a Vickers Viking 1B on a flight from London to Glasgow (EGLL – EGRF). We have 450 gallons of fuel on board for the 300 nm flight of about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Good weather with light cloud cover above 8,000 feet is forecast for the entire flight. We will be cruising at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Aviameer was a Belgian charter airline that operated this one aircraft from May 1957 to July 1960. Based in Antwerp, it provided services to the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

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    Aircraft: Vickers Viking 1B. The model and original textures are by Rick Piper. The 1958 Aviameer repaint is by Jaap de Baare.
    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 Professional and:
    - London Heathrow Airport scenery is by Wolfgang Gersch and Tom Gibson. At www.calclassic.com
    - Glasgow Renfrew Airport scenery is as follows: Renfrew terminal, old terminal, hangar and gatehouse scenery by Geoff Smith. Afcad and additional scenery elements by Nikko Yaginuma. Ground2K files by Tom Gibson. Beta-tested by Harry Biard, Jaap de Baare, Wolfgang Gersh and Tom Gibson. At www.calclassic.com
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    - Flight One Ground Environment Pro II
    - FS Genesis UT Europe.

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    1. Passengers loaded, cockpit checks completed and starting number one.

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    2. We have taxied out to runway 9R and are holding while a BEA DC-3 prepares to take off.

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    3. We are off and folding up the gear.

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    4. Now at 1,800 feet and turning on course for Glasgow.

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    5. Climbing through 5,000 feet about 15 nm from Heathrow.

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    6. We have been at our cruising altitude for quite a while with Northampton ahead and to the right.

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    7. Burton-on-Trent is off to our Left and we see the Trent River below.

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    8. We are now at the halfway point near the town of Ramsbottom.

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    9. Passing over the valleys and moorland of the Bowland Fells in Lancashire.

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    10. Morecambe Bay and its sandy beaches is off to the left with the village of Silverdale below.

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    11. Entering the Lake District we see the Cumbrian Mountains and Windermere Lake.

    More in the reply . . . . . . . . .
    Larry

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    Default RTW Retro Flight #112 London to Glasgow . . . . . 1960

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    12. Still in the Lake District with Bassenthwaite Lake below and Derwentwater Lake behind us.

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    13. About seventy nm from Glasgow we pass over the Solway Firth.

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    14. Near the town of Thornhill, Scotland with the Carsphairn and Scaur hills below we turn northwest toward the coast.

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    15. About 30 nm from Glasgow with the Firth of Clyde ahead we begin our initial descent to 2,600 feet.

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    16. Near the village of West Kilbride we turn toward Glasgow’s Renfrew Airport about 20 nm distant.

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    17. Seven nm from Renfrew we are lining up our approach to runway 8 with flaps 30 and gear down.

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    18. Lined up on final with flaps full. Someone needs to have a talk with the engineer who designed that highway.

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    19. Touchdown.

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    20. Completing the rollout and continuing to the turnoff.

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    21. We are off the runway and taxiing to parking.

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    22. Parked, systems powered down and passengers disembarked. Thanks for flying Aviameer.
    Larry

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    Fantastic Larry.

    I'm not at that level yet with my retro.

    Col.

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    Very nice Larry, great series of shots of this trip.
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    Excellent Larry, very pretty Viking and a nice flight once more! I did a post with the Aviameer Viking years ago and received an Email from a former employee.

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    Another well done flight! I agree about the engineering goof.

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    I'll have a nice conversation with the highway designer....

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    Nice pics and a great looking aircraft!

    Rick

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    Great flight to Scotland! Fine plane too!
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    As always, I enjoy these retro flights inmensly!

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