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Bay Area Dusk Tour, C152-II

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One advantage of a slow little thing like this is my aging computer can keep up with the Texture refreshing while I slowly fly along it.

Makes for a very scenic little tour bird, so I went for a small jaunt around the S.F. Bay area, mostly, during a dusk flight in my new Carenado Cessna C152-II, enjoying the lush scenery and unusually high frame rates for my machine considering the scenery complexity.

 

 

Just departing from Novato, KDVO.

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Passing over CA35, San Rafael...then I'll be taking a right turn toward the coast and Mt. Tamalpais in the background.

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Alpine Lake and Dam located on the flanks of Mt. Tamalpais, a reservoir feeding thirsty Mill Valley customers and their redwood hot tubs just below.

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Cresting a ridge before the coast around the Stinson Beach/Bolinas area.

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Getting an overview of the beach, and spotting a ship out in the channel I want a closer look at.

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A Maersk Line container ship bound for ports unknown, carrying junk no doubt...isn't it all junk these days?

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Then, over The City on my way to the South Bay.

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Passing SFO.

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Lining up for a Touch and Go at (ORBx's) San Carlos airport, KSQL...the very recognizable Oracle office complex is just ahead of me. Note the 20+ fps frame rates...I am usually around 10 or so in this area. :D 

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Missed the Touch, but here is the Go.

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Now over KPAO, Palo Alto (A Cielosim product and a very nicely rendered one at that :) ).

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Just south of Palo Alto is the KNUQ-Moffet Field dirigible hangars, and one of my favorite playgrounds in which to lose my Pilot's License...

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Very Slowly breaking the law, but rapidly having fun.

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From Moffet I turn and head up the East Bay as the street lights wink on...reminding me that it is getting very late (actually 11:00PM RW time for me, not dusk).

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...encouraging me to put the little unnamed Cessna to bed at Hayward - KHWD. (...I think I'll unofficially name it the C152II Sparrowhawk since Cessna never bothered.)

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Parked up for the evening, I'm heading for bed in RL, to a Motel in the sim. ;) 

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Cheers, thanks for flying along.

Coff.

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" Missed the Touch, but here is the Go." :D

As some may say, "less is more". This is a nice way to enjoy a flight.

Really nice screenies and I hope your pilot license is ok!

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Nice shots there. I like the C 152, soloed, in real life in one of them at Jandakot, Western Australia 17 years ago. Have never forgotten the feeling. :)

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Great shots of this lovely scenery and narrative,:thum: it may be slow but it's nice to stop and smell the roses once in awhile.:)

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Thanks for the comments everybody. I knew this birdy deserved a spot in Coff's Hangar, and last night's flight confirmed it. It's a dirt simple rugged but tiny 1 pax plus a carton of cigs hauler, and makes my scenery look Smokin good.

I ofc added a pop up autopilot to it's panel, Ros knows the one WeFly with often. ;) It made a PNG 120 mile cargo haul earlier yesterday much more enjoyable.

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Looks great mate - nice thing about low and slow is you can really practice your VFR skills by using the land. Superb pictures!

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nice one Matt, have this one in XP11 and it is a great one to use...some really nice shots from your journey there.......love the simplicity of something like this every now and again....

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