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Thread: Air California Lake Tahoe (KTVL) Approach

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    Default Air California Lake Tahoe (KTVL) Approach

    In this MSFS2020 series an Air California Lockheed L188 Electra II makes a late afternoon approach into Lake Tahoe Airport (KTVL).

    KTVL was a popular Air California destination during the mid to late 70's. Because of its high field elevation (6280 ft. AMSL) and hazardous location down in a canyon surrounded by mountains the airport had banned jet passenger traffic. Ability to operate from high field elevations, lower operating speeds, excellent maneuverability and instant power response combined with high passenger capacity made the Electra a good substitute.

    Letting down over Lake Tahoe. The arrow shows the airport location among high mountains at the south end of the lake.
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    Over the lake and established on the approach
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    Passenger view
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    Short final and touchdown

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    A real world Air California Electra landing at KTVL
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    Last edited by BillD22; 01-19-2021 at 02:20 PM.

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    Nice shots Bill! I also enjoyed the history lesson.
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    Great shots of a difficult airport.
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    NICE SET! Glad to see KTVL in MSFS. Thanks!
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    Nice explanation of the conditions and a beautiful series

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    Nice work with the approach and landing with the Electra Bill.
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    Many thanks for the good words guys

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