Approved by the members of the SPA
management team, I have set up a partnership
gentlemen-agreement with the "RETURN TO MISTY MOORINGS (RTMM)" organisation. Thanks to this important
alliance, all SPA pilots involved in (or interested by) Bush Operations will
now have the great opportunity to discover exclusive, very exciting and amazing low and slow flight adventures.
A few words about the
RTMM organisation's website with
which St Paul Airlines is now linked
The goal of the
website is to give you, the users, the full experience of flying and boating in
some of the most beautiful regions of North America.
covers the entire Southeast Alaska "Panhandle" and a large part of British
Columbia too. It also reaches up into parts of South Central Alaska and the
Yukon Territory as well. Furthermore, it now also includes the starkly beautiful
glacial areas above Stewart, BC.
A really great program for present and future bush pilots !
RTMM, like St Paul airlines,
is a true freeware site and makes no profits from its activity … The
team does it for the crowd of their friends in the flight-simmers community
(you!) and above all for their own enjoyment.
By the way, and although several "payware"
add-ons such as ORBX/FTX regions and another program by FSAddon are required to
enjoy all the fun,
be aware that neither SPA nor
receive any remuneration from these companies.
To install and use
free sceneries and add-ons
the following pay
are essential (total investment for all the 4 needed sceneries if you
already have the required flight simulator U$ 128.65) :
Flight simulators :
FSX and ACCELERATION PACK on Amazon (U$ 31.00)
or FSX on Steam (U$ 25.00 approx.)
or P3D V2 (Academic U$ 59.95)
Scenery regions :
Tongass Fjords by FSAddon (U$ 37.80)
Pacific Fjords by ORBX (U$ 24.95)
Pacific Northwest by ORBX (U$ 24.95)
Southern Alaska by ORBX (U$
if the investment for all the four scenery regions add-ons is too
expensive, with just the Tongass Fjords X and the Pacific Fjords by
ORBX (U$ 90.95) you will already have access to 300 documented location
RTMM program. But to have access to all the hundreds locations offered by
RTMM you will need the four scenery regions (which can be installed later)
course these programs will be a great improvement "over all" to your
present flight simulator's scenery and will be usefull to improve
all your flights in the regions considered.
Important : if you are on this page for the first time, please read it entirely so as to not miss important information.
Follow the direct link below to visit
RTMM web site
Follow this link
to check the specific SPA procedures concerning the RTMM partnership
Read this message from Doug Linn Co-founder of Return to Misty Moorings
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- SPA pilots of any rank are allowed and encouraged to fly and report any flight of the Misty Moorings program.
- They can also organise and fly their own flight plan in this area using any or all the facilities provided by
- The pilot will download all their required sceneries, add-ons, flight plans, etc. from the
Web Site. Nothing will be available directly from the SPA site.
Therefore I encourage all pilots concerned to regulary check the
NOTAM's on the RTMM site.
All flights and tasks
performed as part
should be reported in
under the single
9MIST (Manually or through FSACARS)
offers a magnificent setting
flights and they have interesting tours
Our own facilities such as FSHOST and TEAMSPEAK 3 are fully operational
for such flights and P3D V.2 can easily connect with other P3D V.2
- Be aware that if
you use real weather it could probably be very foggy in this misty region.
Therefore direct approach over the mountains is frequently impossible
and you will have to fly low and slow along the valley, checking your route on
the map. PlanG is the great freeware to use in this case.
- One must also
remember that in winter the daytime is very short up-North and if you
are caught by the night the only issue is to reach a large and well
lighted airport (hopefully not too far!).
These are just the basic information
required to define
how we are going to cooperate with
No need of further strict rules. Within the bush operations department
we love to play in a great World of freedom and friendship.
For all other question, please refer directly to the
Website. There are lots of information about the various sceneries and
programs plus really very cooperative people available through the
RTMM forum ready to help you.
Please do not hesitate to already register on this forum.
I suggest that you sign your messages with your with your name or pseudonym + your SPA registration (i.e, Yoland SPA348). This way, on the forum, we will appear as SPA pilots.
We might also have our own SPA section in the forum for our specific
questions related to our virtual airline relationship with RTMM
programs so as to rapidly solve possible problems that I have not
Please, find below some extracts of the mail exchanges that I had with Doug Linn.
This will give you a better idea on how
we want to cooperate in the future.
"We can help you any way you need. You will see we have a "friends" page,
we could highlight your site there (and would be pleased to do so) ...
taking much of the wording for it from your site and then having links
back to your site. Multiplayer has come and gone and RTMM, we've never
quite got it working. So it would be exciting to link up with your folks
so the multiplayers at RTMM would have a place to "play." Also, you are
free to encourage your folks to sign up over here (free) and use our
forum any way they like...
You might want to think about a little signature sign for your folks, so
when they are chatting over here, folks will know who they are...
when your folks hit a snag with P3D or FSX, you'll see we have some
pretty smart people helping folks out of the problems they encounter. So
your folks would be WELCOME to use those facilities as they needed them...
Every scenery location we have, including the cabins, has a map
associated with it. So as you are looking for great flights, always
click on the map to see if it is something your people would enjoy.
Browsing the maps is something I'm trying to encourage everyone to try.
If you have Plan-G, (free) your people can download the csv files for
all of our locations to show up in Plan G. You can look for an interesting
dot on the Plan-G map, then find the name of that dot (location), then
go to where that locations is downloaded and look at the map and plan
for the trip there. Hopefully, if I've done my job, 99% of this work is
all done for you.
My primary focus for RTMM is
"From Here to There" (see web site). We've got nearly
1000 scenery locations ... plenty, actually. So it isn't so much about
building new locations for our people to fly to, it is getting people
comfortable with flying to the ones we have. You can see the new effort
I've put into the "Here2There" page and I'm going to continue to expand
that area making it easier and easier for people to focus on the
journey rather than what is at the end of it...
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