[jhb_airlines] Re: Norway

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 11:05:58 -0000

Bones -

It was great to be able attend the session for a change!  The hastily
installed Norway freeware & mesh that Franki pointed me towards was
excellent though sadly it didn't extend into Sweden so Kiruna was a
little bleak.  The downloads were a massive 410+MB and I was only just
able to get it up and running in time to join in.  They do get some
rotten weather up there don't they <g>.  Thanks for the session.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 10:05 AM
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> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Norway
> A great night last night with Norway being an attractive
> choice for the
> evening's session. High ground, steep approaches and even the Northern
> Lights turned out for some people. Add to this some really
> nasty wind sheer
> on final to 19 at Tromso and it made a very exciting night.
> It was nice to join up with other controllers and Frank
> Petersen at Bodo
> Centre was delighted to have some traffic to play with.
> Flight of the night
> was D-AJAN who flew from ENAT to ENTC in a JU52 that took him
> HOURS.. <vbg>
> Highlight of the night (for me) was Steve Tape flying from
> Tromso to Alta in
> the new Argosy and suffering a double engine failure. He got
> back OK but I
> had to steer him down a fiord to avoid the high ground around
> him. Luckily
> our radar isn't blocked by the hills as in real life
> otherwise it would have
> been a disaster - he was IMC and losing two engine had also
> knocked out some
> of his electrics and hydraulics (gear worked but not flaps).
> All in all he
> did a very good job to get it back on the ground.
> Thanks to everyone who joined in - and my sympathy to Ernie
> who logged in
> but couldn't get FS to work properly.
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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