FlightNight 2nd Jan 2021: Canadian Rockies

27 Dec 2020 10:50 - 27 Dec 2020 11:09 #49353 by Warty


The route is from Revelstoke (CYRV) to Banff (CYBA) following the Trans-Can (Trans-Canada Highway) with a half-time stop at Golden (CYGE). The road is fairly easy to spot - even through dense trees. The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) also runs this way but is a bit harder to see in FG, being black 'n' all. This is especially so when it goes into a tunnel.



We will be running at about 100 knots. So it should work for large amount of FGUK hangar helicopters and propeller aircraft.

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27 Dec 2020 10:50 - 27 Dec 2020 17:44 #49354 by Warty
Flight Plan:

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Revelstoke (CYRV) has an asphalt runway of 4,800 ft
Magnetic variation here is 15.7° East
Runway "12" has a heading of 121°M (136°T)

Golden (CYGE) has an asphalt runway of 4,500 ft
Magnetic variation here is 15.1° East
Runway "14" has a heading of 146°M (161°T)

Banff (CYBA) is a dirt/grass strip 2,800 feet long
Magnetic variation here is 14.8° East
Runway "18" has a heading of 187°M (202°T)

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27 Dec 2020 15:58 - 27 Dec 2020 20:52 #49357 by Warty
Forty years later and the hill is still there



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Mountain

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27 Dec 2020 19:28 #49358 by timi
So you've been there. I know the place as the home of the
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival. I went to the first one
arranged in Finland.

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27 Dec 2020 20:13 #49359 by Warty
Well there's no way I can compete with those mountain images. This was me in The Rockies, way back when. Equipped with ready-mixed vodka and orange - the breakfast of champions :lol:


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27 Dec 2020 20:37 #49360 by Warty
Banff airport may not appear to be well modelled in FlightGear but the real thing is not much more detailed



Google Street View

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29 Dec 2020 17:58 #49367 by Warty
Tile numbers for photoscenery (minimum to cover route):
w120n50/

w116n51
1057608 1057609 1057610 1057616 1057617 1057617 1057618

w117n51
1041224 1041225 1041227 1041232 1041233 1041234 1041235 1041241 1041242 1041243

w118n51
1024832 1024840 1024841 1024842 1024849 1024850 1024851 1024857 1024858 1024859 1024865 1024866 1024867

w119n50
1008442 1008443

w119n51
1008450 1008451

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30 Dec 2020 10:36 #49372 by Avionyx
Is some helpful soul going to zip up all that lovely photo stuff for us to download? Seems a lot of duplication getting everyone to do it for themselves (and I'm a right lazy bastard too)

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31 Dec 2020 23:05 #49390 by Vodoun da Vinci
No idea about "Photo Scenery" nor how to do that. I'll be running and videoing Terrasync Scenery.

VooDoo

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03 Jan 2021 11:16 #49406 by Warty
Thanks to all who attended :)

Correction on the "Beavers can't climb trees" story. It was just inside Alberta (not Montana).

"The single engine airplane failed to climb following a downhill takeoff that was completed with a tailwind. It bounced several times then struck trees, stalled and came to rest in a marsh. Two occupants were injured while three others were unhurt."

May 28, 1978 : De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver : Serial XV273
Pincher Creek Alberta
Written off

www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilla...beaver-pincher-creek

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03 Jan 2021 13:02 #49408 by Avionyx
In a marsh? Nobody wants to end with a broken, soggy and smelly beaver.

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