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    Taco and I flew on into OPSB. No pics, but lots of fog and another bare airfield. At least this one was paved. No causalities, incidents or accidents, so a great flight all around.
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    Howdy,

    The attached picture show the fog as we neared the mountains at in the area of around 9 to 10,000 feet, as we cleared the mountain ridge the fog was hiding a lot of the local foothills, and let me tell yea you couldn't see the darn things. A little spooky descended into that mess, but our luck held for us, hehe and the fog cleared over the lower hills right after I started dropping down to around 4000 feet. We still had a lot of valley fog and finding the airport became a little tricky! As we got closer to the bloody runway it popped right out of the fog, and we both made a good landing. Shoot, no McDonalds and as Willy mention upon parking, hehe no snow cone available, and nobody shooting at us yet.
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  3. #53
    Surprise! hehe, here we are again.

    Yesterday's flight was very good with the exception of the fog and boy, was there some fog. Come to think about the fog it was with us for the whole bloody flight. We left Sibi OPSB with 3/4 miles of visibly, which in my case was completely wrong, and sowe headed for Miram Shah OPMN thru this India type fog.. Over some of high mountains, and flying at 10,500 feet, it was so foggy that had a heck of a time just seeing the Mossie wing tips, and we had the lights on. Like Willy said we were playing dodge the rock thru the whole flight. As we started down thru this here soup it could get a little touchy, by not being able to see and trying to miss those lower lying mountain rocks. But we made it to the general area of the airport and thru the fog we seen the runways, and then bounced down on the airport runway like we knew what the heck we were doing hehe. Next flight will be from OPMN to OPCH (Chitral) all still in Pakistan, lol, with the fog!
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    We really need to talk to our travel agent about this fog stuff.



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    We didn't get anywhere yesterday. Moses03 and srgalahad were still out in town somewhere's and Taco's Mossie was having rudder problems. I got another Twin Beech at the Swap N Shop, but needed to go through a few systems on it before heading out. Not that that's ever stopped me before.
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    Hello!

    Well, with the rudder problems and not being able to re-load the ^$^&)*& Fsx the night turned off to be a shambles! Any way, the fog could have been a problem, more so than we have had, it was getting very close to be the at the minimums. So it was a good time to stay down and do some TLC on the Aircrafts and me. hehe
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    Probably all the moisture in the air made the wood swell up and jam the moving bits. (sounds good anyways)
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    Traffic Jam on the active runway. Somebody's brake lights weren't working
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    Come on feet start moving, and lets get out of here. Hehe, Whoa! didn't realize Willy was that close.

  10. #60
    Hi folks,

    Sure glad I got out of Willy's way, let me tell you all, he is loaded for bear and I mean big bears! (Note picture) If we didn't get out of the way there sure would has been a big, big noise and a hole in the runway that would have taken the airport's maintenance crew a few days to fill it in. lol. Even with the fog in the area it was a real nice flight. The mist cleared up after a short time and then we got to see the mighty rough mountains and valleys' that we were flying over. We needed to dive down into some canyons on our approach in order to miss some of these, I should say Large Mountain, we needed to turn shapely onto the runway. We both made it in real good. hehe
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  11. #61
    Skirted the high terrain into the far northern reaches of Pakistan.


  12. #62
    I think we found the high road. Going to see if we can scare up a turkey in far western China.


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