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Italy IFR Turboprop Tour 2013

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Nice flight and a nice plane.  :thum:

 

It's really "Bronco time" as my favourite football team won the 50th Superbowl on Sunday   ( I've studied in Denver for a year in my young days and I've been following the team since then ! )

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If you can hear me after flying the Bronco, :P just wanted to say I have been enjoying the latest legs being flown. :thum:

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LOL Brett!  :D

Thank you guys for comments. Time to leave my hometown for:

 

LEG 23: Napoli Capodichino, LIRN - Crotone, LIBC
Route: AGNIS M729 CDC
Allowed altitude:FL110 to FL190 Inclusive
Notes: //

 

Early in the morning, with an Easyjet now boarding (I'm a poet!):

 

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Cleared for takeoff, runway 24, SID AGNIS 7A:
 
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This is a breathtaking view (in both real life and sim):
 
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Scanning the instruments while climbing FL150:
 
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Cruising further south along filed route:
 
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Descending to destination, we will perform a VOR approach for runway 17:
 
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A better landing today, but I have to increase my skills during approach:
 
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Thanks for watching, see you next flight!  :hat:
 

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LEG 24: Crotone, LIBC - Pantelleria, LICG
Route: CDC L869 MEGAN M740 ROBET
Allowed altitude:FL110 to FL190 Inclusive
Notes: //

 

A longer flight today, which will take us further south in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea:

 

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Taking off with a strong headwind of about 25 kts:

 

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It's a bumpy ride through the clouds:
 
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The wonderful Eolian Islands:
 
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The sky is awesome today!
 
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Palermo and...
 
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...Trapani:
 
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Pantelleria is on our right while following the STAR to ILS 26:
 
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Established on approach:
 
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Parked at the gate. We are going to take a tour of the island by car with some friends.
 
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Thanks for watching, see you next flight!  :hat:

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Thanks Loic, sailboat is the best way to enjoy mediterranean islands!
 
LEG 25: Pantelleria, LICG - Cagliari Elmas, LIEE
Route: ROBET UM740 MEGAN UM732 LUKAD
Allowed altitude: FL220 to FL280 Inclusive
Notes: //
 
I'll fly this leg on my biggest turboprop!
 
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Smoky take off (cough cough):
 
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Climbing FL220, the C-130 is pretty fast:
 
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Today is nice for cruising, albeit the winds are strong:
 
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Cape Carbonara, extreme south of Sardinia Island and initial approach fix for ILS 32:
 
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Gliding to the runway:
 
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A spotter captures this nice shot of our landing:
 
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Time for a ride with my Hammer:
 
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Thanks for watching, see you next flight!  :hat:

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LEG 26: Cagliari Elmas, LIEE - Alghero Fertilia, LIEA

Route: KOVAS M732 SODIO

Allowed altitude: FL100 to FL180 Inclusive

Notes: //

 

A small flight this morning, just 92NM, crossing Sardinia from south to north.

 

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Engines are started, radios are set for the assigned departure procedure:

 

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A rainy sunday morning:

 

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It's a short cruise, established at FL100:

 

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Hands on approach ILS 20, wind is gusting and it takes some hard work to keep the aircraft centered. As you can see, fuel calculations have gone wrong for this flight, my fault!

 

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Time for a hot cappuccino:

 

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Thanks for watching, see you next flight!  :hat:

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LEG 27: Alghero Fertilia, LIEA - Grosseto, LIRS
Route: MINKA L5 TINTO L12 ELB
Allowed altitude: FL100 to FL180 Inclusive
Notes: //
 
Ladies and gentlemen, the Queen of my turboprops hangar!
I'll fly this leg on a Napulevola Q-400. Napuevola is a certified IVAO virtual airline, the CEO is a good friend of mine, and you may guess where the main hub is!

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Preparing the aircraft for flight, with proper weights as per flightsheet:

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Given the TOW, we can set the speeds. We also set the radios for the SID:

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Pushing back, right engine started:

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Taxiing to runway 20:

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Takeoff! We have a bit of crosswind and the Q-400 swings to le left:

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Following the SID we enjoy a nice view over north Sardinia island:

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Now cruising at FL180 with a nice tailwind:

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Time to calculate our TOD:

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Checking the vital engine numbers:

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It's a nice and smooth cruise:

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Following VNAV path after Elba Island:

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Some ice on the props while we break the clouds and start the VOR procedure:

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On final:

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Grosseto is a military airport, and has just a small civil apron:
 
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Thanks for watching, see you next flight!  :hat:

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great shots, how do you get the space between the pics to add text, I can never work that out.....really like that Aircraft....

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Nice flight, you probably flew over my favourite place, the islands of La Maddalena and the NE coast of Sardinia.  :thum:

 

@ Wain:  you do it simply by typing the text and inserting inside the BB code of images which you copy from FS Snaps or any other website where your images are uploaded.

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Great Set and flight.

 

Wain. Some other ways:

 

I usually name the files I am going to use in a set the same+numbers...ie. Ilfer1 - Ilfer26 in my ATWC trip. That way when I copy the url into the post, I only copy the first URL, and then hit Return 2x...to make a couple spaces to work between, Paste, Return return, paste, return return...etc, etc....and then I start replacing the "1" in every URL to the next consecutive number in each URL I have pasted. Then I start either composing, or copy pasting, the story line in afterwards in between the image urls.

 

Another way. If you paste in All the URLS at one time...hit Preview Post, then click on any image in the Edit section...not the Preview Section, and hit Return return, and it will add a couple spaces between the it and the next image...lather rinse repeat.

 

I prefer planning/naming/option #1, as it makes edits much easier down the road.

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Cheers Loic n Matt..I will try next time I post..I end up with a paragraph then all pics connected..

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Thank you guys for the kind comments!  :)

 

LEG 28: Grosseto, LIRS - Forlì, LIPK
Route: GIKIN L865 ANC M730 ASDOR
Allowed altitude: FL120 Only
Notes: //
 
Our journey is going to finish, only two legs left:
 
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The route is loaded into the GPS, we will fly the SID manually. Radios are set:
 
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Some fighters aligned on the apron:
 
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Our route is not exactly a straight line:
 
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Cruising at FL120:
 
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The nice italian landscape with the Appennines:
 
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Reaching Ancona Falconara airport:
 
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Turning outbound ANC VOR for the last part of the flight:
 
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Starting our descent along the STAR:
 
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Lining up:
 
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Minimums:
 
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On ground with some commuters. American Airlines in Forlì?  :huh: 
 
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Thanks for watching, see you next flight!  :hat:

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LEG 29: Forlì, LIPK - Bergamo Orio al Serio, LIME
Route: BOA UY504 PAR

Allowed altitude: FL200 to FL320 Inclusive
Notes: //

 

Last flight for this tour. We decided to use the Duke again:
 

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The takeoff run and climb is pretty impressive:

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We are shortly at cruising altitude: 

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Enjoying the landscape:

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While approaching Bergamo, we see Garda Lake to the right and the first peaks of the Alps:

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Last approach!

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Typical sunday jam:

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We managed to find a free spot. It's been a pleasure to fly with you all.

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Thanks for watching!  :thanks:

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More great shots...I love the Duke..dont use it enough though...

It's one of those aircraft I don't fly that much, and each time I fly it I wonder why I don't!  :D

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