In this special department you can perform postal flights to deliver urgent mail and small parcels all over a country, a region or a specific area. You will mostly proceed by short hops and use small airfields.
You can choose to fly one leg occasionally or, more realistic, to fly a few sections in a raw, spending your day at work like a real world pilot.
All these flights are suited for single or twin props aircrafts. But I strongly suggest that you study carefully the destination’s runway length and type before choosing the best suited plane. Very short airstrips, high altitude and lack of radio and instruments is not unusual among the postal flights destinations.
The idea when creating this new department is to offer the opportunity to thoroughly discover a region and, at the same time, to perform short flights when one does not have enough time for the hub’s regular scheduled long distance flights.
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This is a "Special Area" and one absolutely need the free downloadable scenery addons available from our partner MISTY MOORINGS ORG (see link on SPA home page) and various ORBX scenery regions. Without these addons most Misty Moorings Postal Flights destinations will be missing in your original flight simulator program. You will find all instructions on how to install the required files from the links on our homepage.
It is not an usual St Paul Airlines policy to require the use of payware in our flight programs. But in the present case, there is so much interest from some of our pilots for this Misty Moorings area, that I decided to brake this "sacred rule" for once. I also considered that since FSX appeared years ago there was no need to spend money on a new flight simulator and therefore that quite a few people could be willing to purchase same improved scenery for their old toy! (P3D is only a new version of FSX, with the same scenery and very few differences except maybe a better use of some multicore processors).
Your best choice for this postal task is an amphibian aircraft.
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From Halifax (Nova Scotia), bring mail and parcels all over Nova Scotia, Prince Edward, and New Brunswick areas. Short hops for the pleasure of all SPA pilots who enjoy low and slow flying over picturesque landscape.
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Over a beautiful landscape but sometimes against a very bad weather and poor visibility, an interesting challenge if you wish to deliver the mail in time. It is also a good opportunity to fly over a part of the famous "Cascade Range" and the victoria area. Enjoy !
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Flights from Denver over Colorado
and the neighbour states.
For those interested by real adventurous flying in high altitude/low over ground challenging missions, here is a new battlefield to test your skill. You will below 25 exciting short flights scheduled from Denver Aurora Airpark and materialising postal roundtrips around some of the most exhilarating landscapes found in our flight simulators.
A word about the region considered:
The summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,401.2 m) elevation in Lake County is the highest point in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains of North America. Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1000 meters elevation. The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County, Colorado, and into Cheyenne County, Kansas, is the lowest point in Colorado at 3,317 feet (1,011 m) elevation. This point, which holds the distinction of being the highest low elevation point of any state is higher than the highest elevation points of 18 states and the District of Columbia.
High-altitude mountain flying has always been one of the more dangerous activities GA aircraft undertake each year. On average, 17 people die annually in GA accidents in the mountains of Colorado alone. Where eastern Appalachian flyers are used to climbing over mountains in the 2,000 to 3,000 foot range, pilots in the west regularly have to navigate in areas where the base ground is over twice that height, and the mountains themselves protrude skyward to well over 10,000 feet. Not many GA aircraft have the ability to climb over such high terrain, so the only option for most GA pilots in this area is to fly through the mountain passes. This brings numerous risks with it, as the statistics show. Some of these accidents occurred because pilots would check the weather from areas outside of the pass, when the weather inside of the pass was quite different. To solve this problem, Colorado aviation authorities recently installed Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) in five mountain areas and two at critical areas of the plains.
For more information on mountain flying, visit the Colorado Pilot's Association Web site.COLORADO PASSES WEATHER MAP
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Here are some more Postal Flights adventures which allow SPA pilots to discover an unusual country (in the flightsim World), Morocco.
EXTRA CHINA SCENERY REQUESTED FOR THIS TOUR, HERE
Air mail history in Alaska
As early as 1916,
the Post Office Department obtained permission from
Congress to contract for air mail service in Massachusetts and Alaska.
submitted a bid to provide air mail service in either place because no
planes were available. The idea died until after World War I (1914 to
1919, air mail service began in the contiguous United States. Then in
department shipped a dismantled military plane, a DeHaviland "Jenny,"
to Alaska and contracted with Carl Ben Eielson to make eight test
between February and May. Eielson made the first airmail flight in
February 21, 1924, flying a 272-mile round trip between Fairbanks and
in three hours.
Now St Paul
Airlines is offering air mail service in remotes area
through its famous Postal Flights department, and of course need you,
the SPA pilots,
to do the job in all weathers and in all seasons.