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One of the things every simmer loves most is a "live" sky, even if things can get weird sometimes.

 

You may spot two Easyjet flying in formation (overbooking?)

 

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Or you may try to find a slot in a row of landing aircraft. A bit dangerous and noisy, with the TCAS screaming. Of course, the arrogant 737 succeeded to land before me, overtaking from below. :icon_help:

 

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Even more fun when you get a Mooney scuttle across the main runway just as you're about to touch down!

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Nice capture Alan.

 

1 hour ago, rosariomanzo said:

Nice Al! Maybe we can collect all these situations in this post?

 

Great idea Ros, I'll pin up the post :thum:

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12 hours ago, mutley said:

Great idea Ros, I'll pin up the post :thum:

 

Great, thank you!

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If your eyesight is just about good enough, you'll see that on XP11, I was radar vectored for the ILS 27L approach at EGLL, but the radar controller and tower forgot to mention they'd done a runway change and I was flying straight into outbound traffic! Look for the landing lights at the threshold of 09R and another on a 4 mile final - after a 6 and a half hour flight from KEWR, I wasn't about to eat into my reserve fuel for AI traffic ;)

 

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I see what Coffee is seeing, just the PB message window, the cretins.

 

John

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Hmm...Ros, do you have a paid Photobucket account? If so, wondering if that is why you are 'permitted' to view it. If not...

hmm...curious and curiouser. 

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Really sorry guys. That really is my last straw with photobucket now. I'll re-upload tomorrow through a different photo sharing site!

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This is a screen shot of a page in my review of Radar Contact and is from a long time ago.  I can't find the original photo.  I was flying the Captain Sim C-130, which has air-air radar.  It's a dark image but if you look at the right side, you can see the crossing traffic, with the C-130's radar display in the same shot.

 

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Talking of strange encounters. When I was on my second trip to sea, I was serving on the MV British Unity, a 27,000 ton tanker belonging to BP. WE had departed San Francisco and were en route to Singapore via Hawaii and Guam. We were several days out from Hawaii and I was on bridge lookout duty one evening when I began tracking a  ship on the radar that was coming south. (presumably from Japan). I alerted the the Bridge officer and was asked to keep an eye on the contact. This was done by plotting her course on the radar screen with a chinagraph pencil. I did this for about an an hour and then advised the officer that we need to alter course! Now bearing in mind we were both hundreds of miles from the nearest landfall, we found ourselves on a slow motion collision course in the middle of the Pacific! We worked out that unless we both altered course by a few degrees we would collide in about an hours time! The corse alteration was duly made and she passed ahead of us by about half a mile, she turned out to be a big container ship and we exchanged greeting as we passed and both Bridge officers had a laugh at the irony of the situation. It just went to show why a good lookout was essential in the most unlikely of situations!  The Unity was one of our older tankers but was a happy ship and despite her problems that was one of my favourite of all the trips I did. 

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Photo bucket have pulled the plug on all their free services, you now have to pay.

 

Try this web page its totally FREE of charge and very easy to use and you do not have to register.

 

https://postimages.org

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45 minutes ago, IZ0JUB said:

Photo bucket have pulled the plug on all their free services, you now have to pay.

 

Try this web page its totally FREE of charge and very easy to use and you do not have to register.

 

https://postimages.org

PB have gone rogue, they killed off all of mine as well.  I now use this one;  https://imgur.com/

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3 hours ago, dodgy-alan said:

Talking of strange encounters. When I was on my second trip to sea, ...

 

My dad's tales come to my mind. Thanks for sharing, Al.

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 10:01, IZ0JUB said:

Photo bucket have pulled the plug on all their free services, you now have to pay.

 

Try this web page its totally FREE of charge and very easy to use and you do not have to register.

 

https://postimages.org

 

Thanks for the suggestions guys, hopefully now I'm able to upload a photo and it last longer than 20 seconds! Here is the re-posted image!

 

If your eyesight is just about good enough, you'll see that on XP11, I was radar vectored for the ILS 27L approach at EGLL, but the radar controller and tower forgot to mention they'd done a runway change and I was flying straight into outbound traffic! Look for the landing lights at the threshold of 09R and another on a 4 mile final - after a 6 and a half hour flight from KEWR, I wasn't about to eat into my reserve fuel for AI traffic ;)

 

757-200_xp11_33.png

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Reposted original text into this one-Brett
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