COVID-19 Relief Flight Series #7

We’re somewhat turning a corner with our 7th installment and headed back towards Europe and the United Kingdom.  We’re departing out of Abu Dhabi International (OMAA) and headed to London Heathrow (EGLL).  While much of the cargo headed into the London area of England flows through London Stanstead (EGSS), some does still flow through Heathrow.  Our flight today will be simulating an Emirates SkyCargo flight operating the Boeing 777 freighter. 

Route:

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Let’s Go to London

Our chariot awaits. 

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If you’re unfamiliar with GSX and GSX level 2 expansion by FSDreamTeam, it’ll sure help add an extra bit of immersion to your flights.  As an example, I’ve showed these cargo loading images several times throughout this series.  The cargo containers actually move from the carts onto the loading platform. 

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The the loading platform raises and the cargo container moves along.

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And finally into the aircraft. 

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We can only look at the aircraft on the ground for so long.  After all, we have a 7 hour flight ahead of us. 

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Leaving the sand behind us.  We’ll be back.

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Scooting along and making good time. 

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Over Cairo

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The Swiss Alps

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The English Channel ahead.

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A cloudy day over southeast England.

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Old London Town

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Touchdown!

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Reverse Thrust….

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Time to unload…

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and go to the hotel

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Another absolutely fun flight in the books. 

Credits

Flight Simulator:  Prepar3D v4.5 (hotfix 1)
Aircraft:  PMDG 777 Freighter
Airline: Emirates SkyCargo (UAE)
ATC:  VATSIM
Airport Scenery: OMAA Abu Dhabi International (Simbreeze), EGLL London Heathrow (UK2000)
Terrain Scenery: Orbx Global Base, Orbx Vector
Sky/Cloud Textures: REX 5 SkyForce and REX 5 Environment Force
Immersion Effects – Parallel 42 777 Immersion
Weather Generation: ActiveSky (ASP4)
Flight Planning: SimBrief, Navigraph, FlightAware, FlightRadar24

Note:  If you are interested in any of the above mentioned add-ons.  Visit my P3D Add-ons directory for links.

COVID-19 Relief Flight Series #6

Hello and welcome back to installment 6 of my COVID-19 Relief Flight Series.  I’m happy to report that both my wife and I are still healthy and alive.  Best of all, being cooped up with each other now for three weeks hasn’t caused any frustrations between us.  We both go about our work days and then spend time together in the evenings.  It’s all good!

Our flight today is from Moscow (UUWW) down to Abu Dhabi (OMAA).  I picked up the Abu Dhabi International airport scenery and this is the first time I’m flying into this airport.  In the real world, much of the cargo operations within the UAE is handled via the newer Al Maktoum International Airport (OMDW) also known as Dubai World Center.  But there are a few cargo flights going into and out of Abu Dhabi and that is what we’re simulating for this flight today. 

Our flight today will be in an Etihad Cargo Boeing 777.  This is a fictional flight as this flight does not operate between Moscow and Abu Dhabi.  But that’s OK (as I’ve explained in the past).

Route:

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Ready?

Before we can go, we must load cargo. 

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The ground crews here in Moscow are top notch.

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Almost done!

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We’re all buttoned up.  Pushing back.

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Still a bit of snow on the ground from the storm yesterday.  Love the attention to detail the developer of this scenery thought to include some tire tracks through the snow.  Just make the immersion even better.

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Ready to go on runway 01.

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While we’re heavy with cargo, our fuel load is relatively light for the 5 hour flight.

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A snow covered Moscow as we climb out and make our turn to join the departure.

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Our engines are gently purring along. 

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The big girl is doing well.

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In no time we’re in our cruise.  Should have smooth skies for the rest of the trip.

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High above the Caspian Sea.

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Down to the last 150nm as we are leaving Iranian airspace and about to cross the Persian Gulf.

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Abu Dhabi International just off the starboard side. 

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Sand everywhere…

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Runway insight

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What that saying about when the big Triple Seven sees its shadow?  Many more happy landings!

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Touchdown!

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Slow her down…

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Another successful cargo flight is in the books. 

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Yep, another successful cargo operation is in the books.  Where do we go from here?  Well….you’ll just have to tune in next time to find out. 

Until next time….please take care of yourself and your family.  May God continue to bless you and keep you safe. 

Jerry

Credits

Flight Simulator:  Prepar3D v4.5 (hotfix 1)
Aircraft:  PMDG 777 Freighter
Airline: Etihad Cargo (ETD)
ATC:  VATSIM
Airport Scenery: UUWW (Moscow) JustSim , OMAA (Abu Dhabi) Simbreeze
Terrain Scenery: Orbx Global Base, Orbx Vector
Sky/Cloud Textures: REX 5 SkyForce and REX 5 Environment Force
Immersion Effects – Parallel 42 737 Immersion
Weather Generation: ActiveSky (ASP4)
Flight Planning: SimBrief, Navigraph, FlightAware, FlightRadar24

Note:  If you are interested in any of the above mentioned add-ons.  Visit my P3D Add-ons directory for links.

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