I'm glad to join the GAAR for the first time ! I've been flying DC3 Airways World Rally each year since 2009, but NEVER flew in Australia. I'm really looking forward to discover the country - and VOZ scenery for FS9.
Here is a picture of my second landing at Argyle, for the flight test. Got exactly the same time as the first try.
Hope to meet you at one of the airfield bars along the way.
I'm afraid I cannot spend as much time on screenshots as during DC3 Airways World Rally last November. But judging from what has already been posted here, I'm sure we will all enjoy some very beautiful pics.
Time for my favorite airplane to get to the start position .... I'm lucky .... just flying from Sydney to Darwin, not half way around the world. Then again it's still a long haul as Australia is pretty big as most of you know, having flown a few GAAR's. Today i'm going to Bathurst and then Dubbo. so lets go ......
Very nice set of pic's Raphael. The 748 is a nice looking aircraft, I remember flying in the 748 on trips between Suva and Nadi in Fiji. DC-3 for the morning flight then back in the afternoon in the 748, those were the days......?
You've been flying in the legendary DC-3, that's great !
Unfortunately, I don't think I ever saw a real HS.748, unless the plane I once travelled with between New Delhi and Kullu was one - not sure as the airline had F-27, Do-228 and HS.748 ... but I like very much Rick Piper's model for FS9. The most "exotic" planes in which I flew (as a passenger) were Pakistani & Indian Fokker-27, a Czech Illyushin IL-18, a Ugandan LET-410, a Thai Shorts-360, a Russian Tupolev (probably 154-M)... And my preferred flights were in a Cessna Caravan in Uganda and a Beechcraft B1900C in Afghanistan.
That registration, G-ARAY, spent a lot of its later years ferrying around Aberdeen in Scotland and Sumburgh or Scatsta in the Shetlands. It was owned at that time by Dan Air, and was one of a fleet of eighteen or so working the oil patch. I was working there at the time, and it was quite normal to be queuing behind a gaggle of these, waiting for Aberdeen to open at seven o'clock in the morning.
The screenshots rolling in for this years GAAR are fantastic, the best I have seen and makes all the planning worth while. Keep sending in the shots guys during the rally for all to enjoy. Have fun flying your rally.
Last screenshot for me until the rally begins. Here's the plane sitting on the ramp in Darwin with the decals applied and detailing of the airplane complete. Hopefully the rain today doesn't ruin our work.
thank you for that interesting information about the real G-ARAY HS.748. It's amazing that among the forty or so guys flying the GAAR, we find one that travelled inside the real bird !!! This world is definitely small, as we say in French...
Glad to learn that G-ARAY flew in Scotland, as I really like this region, even though I never flew there - just cycled around (from Dover to Orkney islands).
Looking forward to see your screenshots, and those of capflyer.
I'm impressed by the fact that you guys fly all the way to Australia for the Rally (not enough time myself for this, sorry).