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Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:59 PM
Charter: C85MYL13 - KMYL - McCall TO A05 - Dixie USFSPilot: Pappy EGE001Plane: C85 - Carenado C185 SKYWAGONTundra Navigation: GPS guidance / All Stick Route: GPS waypoint following.Altitude: 9,500'Weather: Real World 07:30 hrs 7-16-2011 - (FSmeteo)Scenery: NA CRM (PAYWARE).Environment: FEX2 cloud and water enhancementsMy dream of flying the Wilderness Area of Idaho USING FSX has finally come true. When we started Payette Air Chater (father of EVA), it was here at McCall. My partner (now retired in Florida) was a scenery guru and made over 50 enhanced airports throughout our little bush flying area for FS9. We lived and breathed flying bush planes into this area. Today, with the CRM that old dream has had a rebirth. The bush flying areas throughout the ID/MT Wilderness is here and could not be any better.The area is managed by the US Forestry Service (USFS). There are enormous amount of airstrips carved into the mountain sides and valleys to support managing the area. EVA missions provide charter flights in support of the USFS, State Game and private ventures into these areas. Today is one of those charters.It is wheels up time at KMYL. Time to taxi out, head across the lake, and climb up over the mountains to the east.Today, I will be doing a USFS charter to Dixie USFS. It is great to have a program to give you good ground cover and WX. Because of uneven heating in the mountains and the jet stream here, you will have lots of weather changes on the shortest of flights.Because of the weather, you must always have contingencies. My flight snakes me through the mountains on a north easterly route avoiding the taller peaks. My flight level is 095. To do a level east orientated flight you would be at 135 and 145 for a westerly. This altitude is required for the tallest peaks in the area. The USFS strip I am flying to is Dixie. This is one of the largest and most active strips on the north side of the Salmon River. It is on a slope (all are) which runs downhill to the north. My approach is from the south, so I will have to fly around the mountain and approach it from the north.I selected my route and have it in my GPS for flight following. But still without visibility, it is always better to climb above the cloud cover or get altitude in these mountains. This is not a single range of mountains but dense collection like you would find in BC. Always know your safe flying altitude for the area you are in.Today, I have mapped a route so as to do a left approach into this valley. BTW, keep alert. http://static.avsim....tyle_emoticons/default/LOL.gif The following series of pics will illustrate my approach and landing.Turning West.Turning to the South, I have eyes on the strip in the valley. I need to drop air but keep enough altitude and speed to make a pull up and scrub the landing.You will always have updrafts and side winds so expect every landing to be a nice crab on the final.Sweet runway that CRM has created on a slope and rough. Simply got to love these.Now that was not bad for a 40 nm flight and landing. Five pax and a max cargo haul. Now to pick up return Rangers and equipment heading to McCall.Come on down to McCall and enjoy an adventure in Bush Flying!
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:46 PM
Pappy, Nice photo story! Looks like you're having loads of fun with your 185! A question, though... by any chance did your friend download any of his ID scenery for FS 9 at any of the FS sites? I have FS 9, and would love to have some of those backcountry strips you mentioned! Thanks! Alan