So for the past few months, I’ve been enjoying flying in X-Plane as much as I can, having finally found a way to give myself a purpose: Fly to all the amazing sceneries I have in Europe! I never really flew enough to visit all of them, and so I decided doing a point to point journey around Europe and parts of the Middle East would really give me a great opportunity to do this!
The main rules for the trip are that I must depart from the same airport I arrive at for each destination, and that I can only visit each airport once – thus ensuring I see as many airports as possible! I’ve also tried to keep my routes below 1000nmi (most of the time), so I have to visit loads of places, and also to keep times short!
Anyway, here is my current routing as of the time of this post’s last update:
You can view the route in more detail (because that map is fairly chaotic) by clicking here!
As of writing this post, I’m just beyond halfway through this adventure – currently I’m in Doha, with my soon-to-be next stop being Dubai! Before that, here’s some catching up – might take a few volumes!
My journey began in Humberside (EGNJ/HUY), since I’d just made a real world flight there as part of flight training and got to taxi behind a KLM Fokker 100!
CRJ-200 From Humberside (EGNJ/HUY) to Amsterdam (EHAM/AMS)
I then made a flight in the same aircraft, from Amsterdam to Southampton (EGHI)
Southampton (EGHI) to Hamburg (EDDH)
Climbing out of Southampton: Glorious evening lighting!
Overflying Heathrow (since updated)
Following this, I made a flight from Hamburg to Berlin Brandenburg (EDDB) but unfortunately didn’t take any photos!
Berlin Brandenburg (EDDB) to Helsinki Vantaa (EFHK) in the FF 757-200RR.
At the Gate
I also compiled a larger albums which can be found here. I get a lot more screenshot-happy from this point onwards!
Helsinki (EFHK/HEL) to Oulu (EFOU/OUL)
This flight was made with a quick turnaround before heading back down to Vaasa (EFVA). My ride was OH-LBT; Finnair’s old livery looks great on the 757!
It seems I’ve developed a habit of choosing SIDs that take me back over the departure airport – and they make for some nice views!
For this landing I made sure I practiced using the ILS and autoland – Thankfully, everything worked perfectly and the aircraft performed a perfect autolanding!
Oulu (EFOU/OUL) to Vaasa (EFVA/VAA)
Climbing (and then descending again)
The trip to Vaasa was so short that almost as soon as I hit the t/c point, I had to start descending again! A shame, as I had barely any time to enjoy Finland’s glorious coastline.
Finals for Vaasa
Performed a manual landing this time – might as well make the most of each!
I may have drifted a tiny bit further past the touchdown point than this, but nothing too problematic!
As usual from now on, there’s a few extra shots if you click here!
Vaasa to Tampere (EFTP/TMP)
The next trip I made after I last posted was down to Tampere in a Flybe Q400, which was a very short flight I almost entirely forgot to screenshot, apart from this one, taken as I was climbing away from Vaasa.
Anyway, that’s all for Volume 1 – I’ll be coming up with these pretty quickly while we catch up, so watch this space! Also to look forward to is a livery catch-up; I’ve been busy!
As always, fly safe!