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    Icon5 2012 Cape-to-Cape - Jeff - Modern Era PC-12

    Starting out from Capetown for Rand.

    Pilatus PC-12

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    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Starting Leg 2. FAGM-FWKI

    Heading for Kamuzu International in Lillongwe Malawi, overflying but not landing in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Arrived Lillongwe. Sunny and hot leaving Jo-burg, but good flying weather the whole way. Very nice long runway at Kamuzu.

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    Starting Leg 3. FWKI-HKNW

    Over Lake Malawi andTanzania to Naorobi Kenya.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Beautiful late afternoon flight, passing snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro at dusk and landing at Nairobe's Wilson Airport after sunset.

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    Leg 4 HKNW-HKKI. Dawn departure for Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Short flight to Kisumu. View of Oldoinyo Nyukie crater on the left side of aircraft climbing out of Nairobi.


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    Leg #5 HKKI-FZIA Return to the Ruwenzori


    My first flightsim experience with the Ruwenzori occurred back in 2001 while flying around the world in a Mooney Bravo with a group of fellow flightsim explorers, but my introduction to this part of the world goes back a decade earlier when I read a classic of mountaineering literature: “Snow on the Equator” by the remarkable H.W. Tilman. In 1932 climbing through the mist, rain, and fog he described the attempt to find the summit peaks:

    “The weather was thick, so that our sole guides were infrequent glimpses of the rocks of Elena and Moebin Peaks close on our left. By three o’clock we were completely at a loss as to our whereabouts, so we pitched our little tent in what we had imagined was a sheltered spot, and prayed for the mist to lift. At sunset the longed-for clearing came, showing, to our amazement, our camp pitched almost on the divide. A few hundred steps up a snow-slope, and we were brought to a stand as much as much by a view that held us spellbound as at the sudden falling away of the ground at our feet. Far to the west and below us, through a rift in the driving clouds, we could see the dark green, almost black, carpet of the Congo Forest, upon whose somber background was traced a slivery design by the winding Semliki River. To the south showed a lighter patch, where the waters of Lake Edward reflected the last light of day; but in a moment sinking sun and rising mist merged all but the snow at our feet in a once more impenetrable gloom.”

    Hoping for better weather and a view of these remarkable mountains on today’s flight.

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    Arrived Simisimi Airport, Kisangani.

    Snaps of Lake Victoria, Ruwenzori (wish it were better depicted in FSX), and Congo Jungle west of Kisangani.

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    Jeff,

    Are you using any add-on scenery/mesh/landclass for Africa, or just default? I was impressed with your pics of Kilimanjaro and the Oldoinyo Nyukie crater. And that PC-12 looks like a nice plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Taylor View Post
    Jeff,

    Are you using any add-on scenery/mesh/landclass for Africa, or just default? I was impressed with your pics of Kilimanjaro and the Oldoinyo Nyukie crater. And that PC-12 looks like a nice plane.

    Landclass is default, Mesh is FSGenesis. The paint for the PC-12 was the work of Butch over at OZx

    http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?/...er-reg-vh-fot/
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Leg #6 FZIA - FZGA Departing Kisangani for Lisala. A short hop.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Leg #7 FZGA-FZAB Quick refuel and off to N'dolo airport in Kinshasa.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Arrived Kinshasa.
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    Need to take some time to review the log books, decide on the route from here, and make a forecast.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Icon5 Modern Era Precision Race - Expected Race Time Declaration

    Modern Era Precision Race - Expected Race Time Declaration

    I plan to complete the Cape to Cape with Duenna Flight Time of 35:06:00


    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Leg #8 FZAB-FPPR

    Leaving Kinshasa at dawn, across Gabon, then out over the Gulf of Guinea to Principe.
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    Arrived Principe.

    So far most of my flights have been routine. Today's flight was different. Took off just before sunrise and enjoyed the dawn. Crossing Congo into Gabon the clouds became heavier and I noticed the occasional flash of lightning. As I approached the Gulf of Guinea the turbulance began and got very heavy. Airspeed began to decay. I turned on the anti-icing boots and inertial separator and speed picked back up. But I was getting bounced around pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt_dub View Post
    Modern Era Precision Race - Expected Race Time Declaration

    I plan to complete the Cape to Cape with Duenna Flight Time of 35:06:00


    Making your precision time the same as your reference time....interesting strategy!

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    Leg #9 FPPR-DRRN North to the Sahel
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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    Arrived Naimey on planned schedule. Enjoyed the beautiful blue seas before crossing the African coastline. Then steady on course 311 into the Sahel.

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    Pilot Report: Visibility very good above 6000, Hazy at 4000, and very hazy at 2000 and below. Airport has excellent and very bright lead in landing lights on runway 9. Easy to see at a considerable distance. For VFR pilots the Niger river is the most prominant landmark and goes right through the town.
    Jeff (jt_dub)

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