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    Default Galapagos Islands

    Volcanic craters found on Fernandina and Isabela Islands, Galapagos
    Tours begin from Isabela Airport (SEII).
    Scenic level of detail not too bad with Bing Data turned ON. Well, on my PC
    I'm pleased with the terrain quality at altitude. There's
    no wildlife detail that I can see at ground level just yet.

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    Nice shots and great information. Well done sir.

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    Thank you RI_Red:
    You wouldn't happen to be in Rhode Island? I mean, the Red Chicken is the state bird. And, that's where I grew up, the family lives around Cumberland and Central Falls
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    Wow, thanks very much for posting these excellent shots! I installed a freeware scenery for FSX, looked promissing on the pics, but the installation went wrong I guess, tried it several times but gave up.... You can't have it all. I'm glad it looks so good in
    MSFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inky160 View Post
    Thank you RI_Red:
    You wouldn't happen to be in Rhode Island? I mean, the Red Chicken is the state bird. And, that's where I grew up, the family lives around Cumberland and Central Falls
    Yes sir, I sure am! The biggest little state in the union!!! I'll have to do a flight showcasing my area one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RI_Red View Post
    Yes sir, I sure am! The biggest little state in the union!!! I'll have to do a flight showcasing my area one of these days.
    Please do! Several posters, including myself have done that over the years and it makes some interesting sights for those from other places.

    Michael
    Being an old chopper guy I usually fly low and slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
    Please do! Several posters, including myself have done that over the years and it makes some interesting sights for those from other places.

    Michael
    I shall indeed. You got it Michael

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    What's not to like about those shots, great scenery an aircraft, well done!

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    Thank you all for your gracious comments and "views".

    I have found that satellite imaging data used by Bing data world graphics seems to help with some but not all terrain enhancements. The positives: The Galapagos is one of those places where volcanic craters look awesome at a distance.
    Other geographic (I posted earlier) locations with a reasonable facsimile of the surrounding terrain are the Lukla airport (VNLK) in the Himalayas, below the rim in the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Fjords in Norway, etc.

    Flying light airplanes VFR around these places with pleasure. I'll save the long-haul flights for later. Although, I'd love to fly the FSX Lockheed's, Connie's, Grumman's, Boeings etc., shared by others on this forum.
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