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Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« on: April 25, 2020, 05:56:07 PM »
Shake off those Stir Crazy Pandemic Blues by posting some screenshots of your Spring Challenge 2020 flights here in this thread!  You never know who's spirit you  might lift with just a little bit of sharing.   ;)

Used the Twin Otter for the EXTRM 14 flight into the shortest commercial airport in the world, TNCS.  Its' excellent STOL capabilities ensures it will be doing quite a bit of duty in this series!  These are from a very short flight from TNCM-TNCS ... 24 nm.  You can see your destination just about the time you turn to a heading of 190 after lift off.

"A lot of swirling crosswind is generated by the rising topology of the island.  Took two attempts, but managed to finally get the speed, trim, and flap settings to handle the swirl:"


"Who in the right mind puts a fence on the approach to the shortest commercial field ?:"


"Throttles back, floating her in.  The Twin Otter can stop on a dime with very effective prop thrust reverse and generous brakes.
 Only had 2 of the 11 passengers complain about whiplash.  That's a winner in my book."   ;)



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Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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Re: POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 03:49:01 PM »
"... fly with 'real weather' enabled, the man said .... double the immersion factor, the man said ...."

Eating my own words with a rain soaked, low visibility, Potomac river run approach into RWY 19 at KDCA:


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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 01:47:00 AM »
:::LOL:: Looks awesome...
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 01:56:37 AM »
It's Miller time, at Madiera..  Hell of a place to put a runway.. Casablanca was clear and hot and there were only a few clouds on the way, but Ohhh what a crosswind.. Had me doing the eagle rock all the way in till it becam a 56 knot tail wind during landing.. That was fun ::lol:: 

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Offline Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX

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Re: POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2020, 05:49:53 AM »
A lot of those "by the sea" airports create some challenging approaches with the shifting and gusting winds.  Good job as we did not receive any passenger complaints!  8)

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 06:41:48 PM »
Ran the EXTRM 4 flight today from WABB to Wamena  (WAVV or WAJW) depending on your sim.  Used the freshly painted X-Crafts E175.  Many thanks to Pam Brooker for the templates, tips, and techniques.  Got a long way to go on learning this painting stuff.  Did get an added bonus .... I may have created some new 4 letter "colorful metaphors" during the process.   :o

On the Ramp at WABB.  An interesting field in its' on right.


Climbing out of WABB.


On Final into Wamena.  The natural scenery is what this event is all about!


Bit of a crosswind, but got her down in one piece.

Offline Michael Concannon /OVA5155

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Re: POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 12:54:29 AM »
Nice -

You using Photo Shop?

Keep truckin'; it is amazing how much you can learn though initial failure, frustration and asking / web tutorials, etc
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Re: POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 11:31:19 AM »
Finally started chipping away at the Extreme challenge this past weekend. Unfortunately life got in the way and  I bailed out on the idea to do a around the world trip in conjunction with the challenge.
Here are a few pics so far. Made to mistake of not really planning what airport I was flying into. What I was expecting was St. Maarten but turned out to be St. Barthlemy in ATR72. I made it in but have the skid marks to prove it. Greenland has some nice views as well.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 02:44:11 PM »
I thought the same about Greenland.  Had some pretty wicked winds the day I went thru there.

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Re: POST YOUR Extreme Challenge Flight PICS here
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 10:11:04 AM »
A few more pics of my extreme experience. Madeira and Gibraltar in the QW757 and Julianna in the A340-300.

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 12:40:34 PM »
Great shots !
Although not a big Airbus fan, that A340 paint is Putting on the Ritz.   8)

 

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