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    Pat's 2016 SEA Race thread

    Here's my little tour of SEA in the Alpha F-111, with FSRealWX lite.
    Our first leg: Tansonnat (VVTS) to Nha Trang (VVNT). Annnd awaaaaaay we go!

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    Made it! Another minor miracle of modern technology. I know it wasn't my pilot skill!


    FlightLog_13-00-00.TXT

    It went so well, I may try another!
    Pat☺
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    What the heck, let's go for my second leg!
    Heading from Nha Trang (VVNT) to Phucat (VVPC), as always, FSRealWX lite.


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    And again, a beautiful flight. I am still certain it's the technology, not me, but maybe...nah, it's the tech!
    More to come soon! Stay tuned
    Pat☺
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    And on to 3rd leg: Phu Cat (VVPC) to Danang (VVDN)

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    Down at Danang (VVDN). Duenna to follow, then off to the DOOM Club (Danang Open Officer's Mess. It's their mess, let them clean it up!)



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    Great flight, except the friggen xwind on landing. 15kts can be tough...

    See y'all for the next one!
    Pat☺
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    And off from a nice overnight at Danang (VVDN), heading for Catbi (VVCI). FSRealWX lite giving a decent day to fly! Looks like a good flight, out over the water, low and fast!


    Pat☺
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    Ummmmm...
    What I get for trying to get a SH screencap...
    I wound up swimming for it. Hope to heck to SAR bird gets here soon!


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    Pat☺
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    Ok, let's try again. Danang (VVDN), to Catbi (VVCI). FSRealWX Lite.
    Idiot pilot. I filled out the ID10T form, dried off, and climbed into the back-up plane...
    Pat☺

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    Whew! THIS time I used the AP to keep my tail dry, and didn't have to see the SAR crew. Again. I still feel like an idiot, though...
    Sorry, I got a bit busy at the end, so no landing pictures. Maybe next time.



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    Make another run tonight. Hope it goes better!
    Pat☺
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    Lovely straight lines. I just can't master straight lines.

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    Thanks to all for the great comments! I appreciate them all.
    My thanks to the CG and Navy too. I appreciate their hard work, and hope like heck I never see them again

    And now, on to tonight's flight:
    Catbi (VVCI) to Noibai (VVNB), with FSRealWX Lite providing, as usual!

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    Boy was that a short flight! Barely time to get up up speed, then slow down. Busy!

    Down safe at Hanoi Intl. Or Noibai if you prefer...



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    We'll see if I make another, or a practice chopper flight...
    Pat☺
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    Today's little flight will be interesting. Noibai (VVNB) to Dienbien (VVDB). Dienbien Phu is in a valley, without an ILS, just a VOR and NDB. The practice flight was a real adventure, trying to find the bloody runway without running into a hill...
    At least it's over-land all the way. No more water landings for me! (I hope!)
    Off we go!

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    WHEW!
    Made it safely. Sort of. Not my prettiest landing, diving through layers of cloud, while trying to slow down, get the gear out, flaps down, it got a little dicey, as they say. At least I found the runway this time!
    At least it looks like I did better than the last couple of DC-3's that tried to get in here...




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    Soon, the next flight. For now, a BREAK!
    Pat☺
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    This flight is an easy one: Dienbien Phu (VVDB) to Udon, Thailand (VTUD).
    Heeeeere we go!
    Pat☺

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    Made it! Another dive for the deck, but I made it! If I weren't in a race I would have gone around, but sometimes ya just gotta go for it! 6kt xwind didn't help either. I HATE crosswinds.




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    Well, at M0.99, never dull moment!
    By the way, the Dueanna says the ending airport is VTED, but I double checked my actual position on the runway, and it IS VTUD. Why the error, I am not sure. Maybe a DB error some place? I don't know. I DO know I am at the correct airport, whatever the Duenna says.
    Anyone else run into this problem, please post, especially if you know why. Thanks all.
    I'm going for a brew. TC till tomorrow, all!
    Pat☺

    Just a note: I even looked at the Map in the SIm, there is NO VTED on it. Has there been a change in the real world since FSX-SE came out? It looks like The Duenna get's it's airport info from ourairports.com, so the info maybe updated, but in the Sim shows as VTUD due to out-of-date databases? Just letting y'all know. I did hit the right target...
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    Carrying on, this time from the Duenna confusing Udon (VTUD) to Nakhon Phanom (VTUW). I hope neither me nor the Duenna get too confused this time!
    Pat☺

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    Well my my. I actually got a crash! And a sort-of a half a crash: I oversped the gears. SO: 1 abort, 1 crash to my credit (or debit, if you prefer).
    Duennas:

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    I kinda posted them backwards, with the crash first and the overspeed of the gear second. They actually occurred the other way round, but I figure I eat the times no matter what, so...
    The crash was a strong, gusty crosswind, blew me over during rollout. I AM going to try again, though, so...
    Pat☺
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    Trying again! Udon (VTUD) to Nakhon Phenom (VTUW).
    If I eat the grass again, I'll try tomorrow...weather bound to get better eventually
    Pat☺

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    Much better this time. The weather was friendlier. No sudden cross-gusts tipping me over!



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    My apologies for my first attempt. Just the weather-gremlin, I guess. There are two kind of simmers: Those who HAVE crashed, and those who will

    See yall soon for the next flight!
    Pat☺
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    My 9th leg (how did I grow so many??): Nakhon (VTUW) to Ubon (VTUU). Let's see is I can keep the shiney side up this time!
    Pat1

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    Boy, whatta flight! Rain, clouds, haze the whole way! Thankfully, the wind was only slightly tangential to the runway...



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    Thank goodness for a fairly easy one this time. I did try something new. I dragged the flightplan off a little to give me a straight in to the runway. Worked good too! I am going to follow the plans more carefully in the future.
    See y/all for the next one! Have a good time
    Happy 4th of July to all! Let us pause a moment and thank all those who made us free to celebrate this independance. Past, present, future.
    Pat☺
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    Away we go!
    Leg 10: Ubon (VTUU) to Khorat (VTUN).
    Hope things go well! 1 crash per race is all I permit
    Pat☺

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