Around the World in 80 Wrecks

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #17445 by SmittyBRS
LEG 01   Shorts SC-7 SkyVan used to transport 8 divers and their gear to Floro. Wow, these folks really carry a LOT of gear! Glad I'm just flying the plane, the logistics involved in this Tour and the ground/ boat, diving supplies and coordination necessary to pull off this tour are going to be a monster!

LOW & SLOW is the WAY to GO
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1 year 10 months ago #17446 by jer029
Hah, it probably would be lots of gear too.  I tried the first flight yesterday but had to abort because the BAE-146 was too big and fast - pushing the limit for the runways.  I was flying real-weather, and it was really socked in at the destination - with some very unfriendly terrain around the airport.  I'll try again this weekend with a more appropriate aircraft and perhaps better weather.  I should have checked the weather before leaving - argh!

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1 year 10 months ago #17447 by chili
Replied by chili on topic Around the World in 80 Wrecks
I flew the first leg using the SAAB 340; big group of divers, 30 including dive crew; 3900 lbs. of gear, lol.
Used the ERJ 145 second leg, smooth landing but but used every bit of the rwy 09.
This is fun. Thanks for setting this up.

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #17448 by SmittyBRS
I was going to use the BAe146-100 too but the short R/W scarred me off. The Shorts SC-7 was perfect for the leg..Guess I should have paid more attention to the WX though. I always fly with real weather but had planned the flight the night before and didn't check this AM. Rain and gusty winds at the destination forced me to change the approach and R/W. Tried to set it up but failed to disable the AP and the computer locked up when I tried to enter the new approach and R/W. When I tried to recover by using the saved FSUIPC scenario but when it restarted ACARS thought I had landed and would not permit me to send the PIREP. Filed a manual PIREP and learned a lesson

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1 year 10 months ago #17449 by jer029
Hah thanks guys.  It's nice to know that I'm not the only one finding the tour challenging. 

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