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Flight Sim X – Shinden flight 3

Hello again! Up for another flight? Me and my friend flew our digital planes down the west coast of North America towards Mexico, and then Cuba. Also snuck in some Japanese flights inbetween Tijuna and Phoenix’s flight because I was testing out a few add-ons before friend wanted to join.

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(Images of varying quality  and planes. Not actual representation as I don’t have the top of the line gaming computer. This game is a resource hog.)

To put it clearly:

Flight one:
Ottawa (did many)-> Vancouver -> Seattle -> Arcata -> San Fransisco -> Los Angeles -> San Diego-> Tijuana -> Phoenix -> Puerto Vallarta -> Mexico city -> Cancun.

Flight Plan two:
– Yokota AB (Tokyo) -> Mt Oyama’s little airport -> Hachijo Island (Sat there and connected with friend) -> Haneda Airport -> Narita Airport -> Sendai.

And yes, I’ll get back to my Anime figure reviews/photo-shoots later, just need to up belated Flight Sim X material 🙂

Related Articles:

Flight Sim X – Screenshots (Flight 1):
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1706

Flight Sim X – Shinden Ottawa tour (flight 2):
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1715

(Link – MySite) – Dark eerie skies above Vancouver to Seattle.

(Link – MySite) – Friend maybe spotted to the left.

(Link – MySite) – Seattle Airport – Placed it as day instead of the usual night.

(Link – MySite) – Nearing Arcata airport in a misty American coastline.

(Link – MySite) – Want a barf bag?

(Link – MySite) – Parked on a rainy parkway in Arcata. – Google maps location

(Link – MySite) – Low flying with friend behind.

(Link – MySite) – Hello San Fransisco! Just mimicing the 747-400 that flew over here, but I went under.

Stopped at San Fransisco to test out a Soviet Tupolev plane (The bear). It was nice until it was coded to be heavier than an elephant. It crashed into the ocean, next to the in-game aircraft carrier. Switched to the F-35 with semi-decent details and then back to my trusty Shinden that Tim Conrad made, Thanks Tim!

(Link – MySite) – Changed time to dawn to get a lovely sunrise.

(Link – MySite) – Bellyshot of my Shinden and my friend’s Beechcraft flying towards San Diego over a desert.

(Link – MySite) – Nice plane!

(Link – MySite) – Was having a race with the firetruck at LAX, I lost. I Should of had night-time to show you  some nice night scenery.

Meanwhile – Back in Ottawa’s CYOW I was testing the Dehavilland Fed-Ex package:

I was simply trying this package out and it flies pretty well. This plane appears to be common at my local airport and it sounds the same as it would when flying by. Also, since I keep getting Fed-Ex’ed I thought it be appropriate to show here as well. It flew nicely from there to Carp (next to the Scotiabank place).

(Link – MySite) – Fed-ex Dehavilland being pushed back at CYOW.

File if interested:
http://simviation.com/1/download-file?file=334ATR_72-500.zip

-> Returning to the main flight from Los Angeles to San Diego.

(Link – MySite) – Lovely shiny lights!

(Link – MySite) – Leaving San Diego to find a dockyard full of WW2-esque shaped silhouettes. They’re frieghters and cargo ships.

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Stopped at Tijuana to fly around Tokyo area while attempting to spot a certain add-on. It didn’t work so I simply explored unexplored islands from previous flights and Google mapped a few areas to view panaramio images.

-> Here is an example of such Panaramio image of Hachijo Island.

(Link – MySite) – JAL flying past towards Haneda.

(Link – MySite) – Viewing Mikura island from afar.

(Link – MySite) – Purposely stalling my plane to look back to see where my friend went.

(Link – MySite) – Backtracking to Tokyo and beyond; Friend landing at Miyake island that I have before.

(Link – MySite) – Plane possibly heading to Hawaii or North America (heading east Mainland Asia?)

(Link – MySite) – Tokyo Bay Aqua line.

Sorry, but if FSX did have the full skyline my computer would explode. But you can at least see a few famous landmarks while you take-off, land, or explore the area. Checked for Tokyo add-ons but didn’t see any, maybe in payware form?

(Link – MySite) – Coming in for a rough landing without ILS assistance.

I spent about 8 hours installing all the AI packages of nearly every interesting airlines out there for the majority of the areas I may find myself traveling to. In the below image we have ANA, Korea Air, Asiana Air, and JAL on the other side of the terminal (off-screen).

(Link – MySite) – View of airlines at gate at Haneda airport. You can also see a bit of Tokyo’s skyline from this distance.

(Link – MySite) – The only 747-400 airport at the Haneda at the time I landed. Also had a JAL head my way.

(Link – MySite) – View of Odaiba as I circle around the harbor as I wait for friend.

(Link – MySite) – Tsunami barriers? Also, the further north I went the more snow appeared. Google Comparison.

(Link – MySite) – Went to land at Sendai only to find myself under a partly cloudy and very snowy weather.

(Link – MySite) – Now that’s quite a bit of snow. Took me slightly longer to bring this beast to a stop.

And we return to our main flight from Pheonix to Puerto Vallarta. The next night would be from from there to Mexico and Cancun. It’s actually neat to see the stars and the moon reflecting on the water in a “lazy” coded manner :P. I ain’t kidding, look at the images and you might just be pleased with what you see.

(Link – MySite) – ATC Fail; As I was taxing I spotted three planes trying to land on the same runway at Pheonix Int.

(Link – MySite) – The moon taking a peek on the east side. And yes, it’s very dark.

(Link – MySite) – Nice bright water reflection. This darkness actually reminds me of Tucepi’s darkness were you couldn’t see a thing.

(Link – MySite) – Attempting to line-up for landing at Puerto Vallarta’s airport.

(Link – MySite) – Next night, we took off towards Mexico city (real-time).


(Link – MySite) – Oh, Hello moon!

(Link – MySite) – My little light from plane, a passing plane, and the moon.

(Link – MySite) – Moon, passing plane #2, and my little light from plane.

(Link – MySite) – Might be hard to see but the airliners over Mexico were in a little-dipper formation.

(Link – MySite) – Mexico’s airport. Now that’s quite high above the sea level and weird textures.

(Link – MySite) – Early landing….

(Link – MySite) – Taxiing to fuel.

(Link – MySite) – Took off while leaving Mexico behind. Was a nice place actually.

(Link – MySite) – Foggy? Cloudy? Had some cross-winds hitting the plane upwards.

(Link – MySite) – Halfway towards Cancun and the weather quickly grew worrisome.

(Link – MySite) – Just about there, to Cancun. Very very cloudy, and a bit of wind.

(Link – MySite) – Runway incoming! Will I make it?

(Link – MySite) – Made it, and just barely too. Drifted halfway down the runway.

(Link – MySite) -  And friend’s turn at landing at Cancun.

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There you go! Hope you enjoyed the flight and hope I didn’t make you blind with all the dark images. Hope you’ll join me in FSX Weekends? . Not all the time, maybe twice to three times a month? The next one will be of Cuba and maybe Eastern America.

Blog was hissyfitting a bit so I do hope the images show. If not, do tell me and I’ll get around to fixing it.

See you in the skies!

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