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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby Thorsten » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:55 am

Learning the F-16 again - long ago, I've spent a lot of time with Falcon 4 learning how this bird works, now I'm reminded of those good old days.

Rim of Grand Canyon:

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Speed run through the Canyon:

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Dogfight exercise high above Nevada:

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50 shades of haze:

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby Thorsten » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:05 am

Thoroughly enjoying the F-16

Re-activating my aerial refueling skills:

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And with the tanks topped up, let's head to Grand Canyon

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Entry to Grand Canyon - I had planned to fly all the way to KGCN airport, but...

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... the weather decided to treat me with T-storms halfway - with turbulence and the reduced visibility, this was pretty much not flyable (or at least freakin' dangerous), so I decided to abort and flew the rest above the Canyon rim.

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby GinGin » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:18 pm

Nice, quite frightening the last one deep inside the canyon.
You should try the last falcon bms update if you like the f 16.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:32 pm

Moments before take-off for some weapon testing at Aviano AB:

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Plus, a throwback (reminded by Thorsten) of one of those crazy low-level sorties I do to keep myself trained in the Alps, this one was... I'll let the picture tell it for me:

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby V12 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:14 pm

In honor of the IDG Group

Fly high, fly fast - fly Concorde !
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby Thorsten » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:59 am

Trying to escort an incoming Space Shuttle to the runway with the F-16:

The whole exercise is quite tricky, because if you want to intercept early, you have to rise to 35.000 ft quickly and then let yourself 'just' be overtaken by the descending Shuttle (which at TAEM interface is moving with Mach 3 so there's no chance to get there) Initially you have to hit the AB massively, but then quickly you need full brakes - because the F-16 isn't really meant to descent at 7000 ft/min and picks up speed quite a bit.

Nice formation flight - just before HAC

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... and inside HAC

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Good radar lock - and we're turning into final:

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(I've first recorded the trajectory data from the Shuttle, then spent an afternoon convincing the AI system to actually use that data and then loaded the AI system with the F-16 selected as simulated aircraft).
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby GinGin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:43 am

Really cool
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby eatdirt » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:11 am

Very nice!!!

The 4/3 format also puts a bit of arty nostalgia in the pictures, they could be SOTM-winning!
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby GinGin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:22 pm

Heaven gate

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby V12 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:46 pm

Early morning depart from Honolulu :

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Destination - Kansai, Japan (RJBB) :

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:57 pm

Sending it over Spangdahlem

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 4

Postby V12 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:11 pm

From RCTP to FSWeekend at Lelystad (EHLE) :
Some minutes after take off from Taiwan :
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FL520, somewhere over west China :
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Still climbing, FL550 near Kathmandu :
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Dubai (OMDB), refuel stop :
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I landed at EHAM, Lelystad has too short runway for my landing weight.
Flight log https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=7192738, 6430 nm in 6:46 hours (effective flight time), max ground speed 1232 kts, max altitude 60900 feet.

No more screenshots, because bad rorated clouds was too visible and too ugly :(
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