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  1. #51
    If I may take another leg...
    I have the baton at UASS heading for ZMUG, Warrick Carter P38J, FSRealWX.
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  2. #52
    Well, so much for that. My FSX Crashed.
    Leg aborted.
    Sorry about that...
    I may be able to try again tonight.
    Have fun, gang!
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    Just for reference ZMUG is a 6400 ft grass strip, a better option might be ZMKD which is a 9300 ft asphalt runway.
    Larry


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    You're right. I made a mistake of not looking what the runway WAS in MSFS, vs what it IS in the real word. Real world, it's an almost 9000' paved runway, but in the sim, 6400 grass. Which it WAS when the sim was published. It was upgraded in 2009.
    Another mistake on my part. Sure glad this is practice.

    Having said that, most of the WWII fighters on the Whitelist were perfectly capable of utilizing grass, or gravel, or PSP, whatever, barely improved runways. Look at some of the strips the Marines were using in the Pacific campaign. Bulldoze a strip, lay down PSP, pray for a lack of rain
    From what I understand, the strip throughout Europe were the same. Grass or gravel, PSP, something like that. Heck, the British Spitfire aerodromes were almost entirely grass. Not all, but certainly many.
    It seems to me that the correct choice of plane, like a P38, P47, F7F, and so on, would permit the use of a grass strip. Maybe that's a bit short, but it would be an acceptable surface. I will certainly admit, a 9000+' paved is definately a better choice, no question. But come down to it, I bet a grass strip is perfectly workable to most of the Whitelist aircraft.

    I KNOW! I was setting up an extra-tough landing, in case the Race committee threw a curve-ball at us. Yeah, that was it!
    That's my story, and I'm stickin' too it...

    Thanks again for correcting my numerous errors. I certainly do my best to ensure they don't repeat.
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    No problem Pat, you are correct that most warbirds can land on grass strips (or anything else for that matter) but during the race it's a safer option to pick a longer, hard surface, runway if there is one available without too much deviation. This is especially true at night as there are very few lit grass strips out there!
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  6. #56
    This is especially true at night as there are very few lit grass strips out there!
    I will sure agree with that!
    Although the ones lit with with fires, like Tiki Torches, or burning buckets of sand with diesel fuel in them, stuff like that, can be SO romantic. Once you get landed safely, of course. If you've got a female copilot, well, let's just say good times
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  7. #57
    Alrighty then, trying again,
    I have the baton at UASS, heading for ZMKD, in the Dcc P-38J, FSRealWX Lite.
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  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomTweak View Post
    I will sure agree with that!
    Although the ones lit with with fires, like Tiki Torches, or burning buckets of sand with diesel fuel in them, stuff like that, can be SO romantic. Once you get landed safely, of course. If you've got a female copilot, well, let's just say good times
    Pat☺
    We've actually done that during a race, had a bunch of us sitting either side of the runway with lights on so the race pilot could see where the runway was. Pilot can see all the player markers lining the runway and just needs to aim for them, runway will find him eventually.
    "May fortune favor the foolish"
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  9. #59
    Sorry I didn't give more warningss. The baton is down safe at ZMKD.
    Duenna to follow in a moment.
    Pat☺

    Edit: The weather during my descent was occasional IFR, and turbulent. I didn't want to take my attention away from flying the plane to make Posts. Sorry about that. During the real event, my lovely wife, MissGhost screen name, would be making posts for me under such circumstances. Teamwork

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    Have fun gang!
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    We've actually done that during a race, had a bunch of us sitting either side of the runway with lights on so the race pilot could see where the runway was. Pilot can see all the player markers lining the runway and just needs to aim for them, runway will find him eventually.
    We did that my first year on the Flightsim team. The computer I had at the time wasn't the best, and it darn near had a nervous beak-down
    But it worked long enough to get the baton down, at least. Pretty nifty idea, though.

    Talk at y'all laters on!
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    Yep, one of my most exciting landings in the RTW race was at an unlighted strip in South America. At night. In a thunderstorm. I was flying dcc's P-38. There was zero (0.0) chance of finding that airport were it not for some of our team mates on the ground. 10,000 foot lighted runways are not always available. It's good practice to pick the hard ones, during practice...
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    Have baton. ZMKD > ZMAT. FSX. WBS P-51B. FSRealWX
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    At altitude. About 20 minutes out. Just wanted to make sure I could still land this P-51B. We shall see...
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    About ten minutes out. More or less...
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    Baton free at ZMAT.
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    As this is practice, things are a bit lax. However we have to also be practicing "good behaviour" and trying to be thorough.

    As such, BEFORE launching on a flight, please make sure your Duenna is set to record in a 'safe' event. There is a SOH Practice event and other places we can use so please pick one of those, not one we'd like to keep "clean" like the 2017 RTW Race Official Tracking ().

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    I have the baton ZMAT to ZMBR in the SimTech/CR-1 Do-335 FSX
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    30 minutes out - maybe a bit more if this 45kt wind sneaks around toward my nose anymore...

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    2 Minutes With Photoshop Presents....O' Canada

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    20 minutes, 140 nm to go, and yes, it's more of a headwind

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    10 minutes. Could someone call the resort and have them send out the water buffalo shuttle please.

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    Baton is free at ZMBR in a mile vis (fog)
    Last eight miles at 140kts trying to find a runway in a bowl with no lights and no navaids in the soup. good practice
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  23. #73
    I have the Baton ZMBR-ZBHH in the Shupe/SOH F7F-3p.
    Heeere we go!

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    Just for the exercise, and I know I'm late to the party...
    Flying wing, ZMBR to ZBHH Shupe F7F-3

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    Approx. 20 min. out.

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