from the Panama Canal this tour is a
discovery of a large part of the South American Sub Continent.
It is based on St Paul Airlines old documents
that were collected and modified between 2004 and 2007, certainly to
interesting flight adventures for the company’s pilots. Unfortunately,
projects were never completed, but the collected material was kept in
folders of the SPA website.
From all these maps and pictures, I could roughly
figure out or imagine what has been planned some 10 years ago.
Therefore, I invite you to dive with me in the
past of St Paul Airlines, when FS 2000, 2002 and 2004 were the top
simulators available and in use.
start from Panama, with a discovery of the canal. To add some realism
to this adventure, you can use a fast business jet to reach Panama City
from your hub. You will use the flight number 9OLDIES for this
flight as it is requested for all oldie's section flight reports.
The Panama Canal
Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is
an artificial 48-mile (77 km) waterway in Panama that connects the
Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of
is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at
to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce
of excavation work required for the canal, 26 meters (85 Ft.) above sea
The original locks are 33.5 meters (110 Ft.) wide. A third, wider lane
was constructed between September 2007 and May 2016. The expanded canal
commercial operation on June 26, 2016. The new locks allow transit of
Post-Panamax ships, which have a greater cargo capacity than the
were capable of handling.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal