May 4th, 2013, 21:10
These are all great stories guys. :ernae:
I've had several white-knuckle misadventures in FS as well. They seem to have a common thread...the weather is usually so bad that only the certifiably insane would try to fly in it (at least in real life).
Just had one tonight.
I should have known it was trouble. Flying in real time real weather out of Dillingham. They said the visibility was 1/2 mile. Might be good for a short hop. Flight loads up and it is getting dark, it is pouring and I'm not entirely sure I can see past the nose. As I trundled down the runway I was thinking OK...not bad. Takeoff...still not bad. By the time the gear went up and I got to about 300 feet AGL I couldn't see anything. I broke cloud cover at around 3200' but trying to orient myself for a landing just couldn't materialize. Needless to say it didn't end well. Granted I didn't have anything to help (no working radio stack or GPS) and those trees came up fast. My guess is that I overshot the runway. I did get a few screenies in before the crash however. Hope you like them.