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Topic: Ft riley, ka to ft richardson, ak, Flight of h-21's in aug. 1958< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
lockheed
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Posted: Dec. 13 2013,22:51

For over two years I have been thinking about doing this flight on HC.  Something always seemed to interfer with it happening. Enough talking and thinking! Lets do it!

I would like to start this flight after the 1st of the year. If anyone is interested we can plan for the best time of the day to do it. I am in the Midwest and flexible with  my time. Most of the legs are short, 2 hours or less.(or 1 tank of fuel!) The real flight consisted of usually 3 legs a day.

The only requirements for this flight is that you use an H-21. It is available on HC.(both FS9 and X) There is an up grade also.

You will need the orig. H-21 file by Mick Posch--"Piasecki_H21C_MP_r2_FSX"  and then the up-grade of it--"H21-C_FSX_Upgrade_5-2012"   Both are on the HC Download pages. http://www.hovercontrol.com/cgi-bin....ool=and
Also,  Michael Baker  did an arctic paint for me and it is available at HC for download.  I thank you for that, Michael! http://www.hovercontrol.com/cgi-bin....&tt=zip

Below photo--start of flight at Ft Riley in 1958.



Jerry


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Posted: Mar. 18 2014,23:15

Since the H21-C is my new Fast Favorite in a Piston Pounding Fling-Wing. I'd like to give it a go. Physical restrictions may require more frequent brief stops at a convenient flat spot, but I'm determined, if not all that bright. If you could perhaps post the flight plan, I'll make preparations and pack a lunch. Actually running a flight on FSInn gains quick response. I can also blog the flight here as it goes on. Installing the paint momentarily, my vanilla FSX still takes pretty Screenies. It would be an honor to help realize a dream flight.


Addendum: Paint is in and functional. I have the Ol' Gal fueled up and on a pad at KFRI. Just awaiting a plan (Or just the ICAO's) and clearance to start the trip.


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Posted: Mar. 19 2014,06:10

Hunting information on google about the flight plan, I see it has been completed by a number of HC Pilots. It does look like an interesting flight and travels through my home town. I intend to set it up from info posted on the flight blog and run it as time permits. It looks like a great flight.

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Posted: Mar. 19 2014,16:16

Here you are Jim, enjoy your flight. Post some pics along the way. You may have to add a waypoint or two to avoid running out of fuel.

Altitude of flight was 100 to 500 ft over the flat lands. 500 to 1500 ft in the mts, following the AlCan Highway in the mts.





Jerry


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Posted: Mar. 21 2014,04:32

Fuel:Check. Flight Plan:Check. Eagerness:Check. Big mug of coffee:Check. Permission from my Nerdy-Girl:CHECK! Let's fire this thing up and head out before I end up with a Cat in the Cockpit... or worse (Something from the "Honey-Do" List!).
Take-off direct from Pad 1 and straight out departure for the first leg to get a repaint. KFRI-KTVK.

Take-Off from KFRI. Slightly reduced visibility.





Entering right pattern at KTVK.



Wheeling up to fuel pumps, and not a moment too soon. Check that fuel gauge!


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Posted: Mar. 22 2014,11:33

Oh yah, try it at night, they said. It'll be FUN, they said. Well at least it was pretty FLAT! A bit of a cross-wind, but a rather uneventful flight.
Take-off from KTVK at dusk.


Is that a Nuclear Plant I see?


Downwind for KRFD. Thanks Tower. (At 1-2Kt winds late in the flight I thought I could have come in direct, but what do I know?)


Just about to be cleared for landing, and make the left turns.


About to take the taxiway over to the paint-booth. I'm so excited about the new paint-job. Red/White is actually my favorite combination. And going on my favorite Piston-Pounding Fling-Wing... I may have just drooled a bit.


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Posted: Mar. 24 2014,21:42

Another hop under my belt. The Ol' Gal looks good in her new dress (Uniform) as well. The folks back at base will hardly recognize her.

A few miles W/S/W of takeoff from KRFD. Yup, it was a Nuclear Plant.


On left base at KTVK. 9 Kt winds.


Hover taxi to the taxiway KTVK.

Time for some Go-Go Juice and tuck her in for the day. Off to home base soon, for the start of transfer to the Arctic. The seat has almost form fitted to me. It will by the time we get to Alaska!


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