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Flights from Denver over Colorado
and the neighbour states.
Another playground for our SPA Postal
For those interested by
real adventurous flying
in high altitude/low over ground challenging missions, here is a new
to test your skill. You will below 25 exciting short flights scheduled
Denver Aurora Airpark and materialising postal roundtrips around some
most exhilarating landscapes found in our flight simulators.
A word about the region considered:
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
out of Yuma County, Colorado, and into Cheyenne County, Kansas, is the
point in Colorado at 3,317 feet (1,011 m) elevation. This point,
holds the distinction of being the highest low elevation point of any
higher than the highest elevation points of 18 states and the District
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
are used to climbing over mountains in the 2,000 to 3,000 foot range,
the west regularly have to navigate in areas where the base ground is
twice that height, and the mountains themselves protrude skyward to
10,000 feet. Not many GA aircraft have the ability to climb over such
terrain, so the only option for most GA pilots in this area is to fly
the mountain passes. This brings numerous risks with it, as the
show. Some of these accidents occurred because pilots would check the
from areas outside of the pass, when the weather inside of the pass was
different. To solve this problem, Colorado aviation authorities
installed Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) in five mountain
two at critical areas of the plains.
information on mountain flying, visit the Colorado Pilot's Association Web site.
PASSES WEATHER MAP
Postal Flights From
Casablanca - Morocco
Here are some more Postal Flights adventures which allow
SPA pilots to
discover an unusual country (in the flightsim World), Morocco.
- Morocco, about one-tenth larger than California, lies
across the Strait of
Gibraltar on the Mediterranean and looks out on the Atlantic from the
shoulder of Africa. Algeria is to the east and Mauritania to the south.
Atlantic coast there is a fertile plain. The Mediterranean coast is
mountainous. The Atlas Mountains, running North-Eastward from the south
Algerian frontier, average 11,000 ft. (3,353 m) in elevation. So be
flying in this area is not so easy and your aircraft will have to climb
bring you over the Atlas range.
- The country is a constitutional monarchy, run by King
Muhammed VI since
- The largest cities are Casablanca, 3,397,000; Fez,
755,200 and the capital is Rabat, 1,636,600.
- The Morocco Postal Flights will also bring you to the
belonging to Spain and which lies westward from the Moroccan coast, at
EXTRA CHINA SCENERY REQUESTED FOR THIS TOUR, HERE
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.
Dog sled mail between the two points took 18 days. Other "Star Air
Routes" followed as aviation developed in Alaska. By 1938, when there
199 post offices in Alaska, 155 commercial aircraft flying in Alaska
served by 109 territorial airfields. Planes were used on 18 star
As late as 1938, although mail was distributed to some places within
Alaska by air, all mail still came to Alaska from ship by Seattle. In
Alaska and along the Alaska Railroad in Southcentral Alaska, all
mail were carried year-round. But away from the sea and the railroad,
rivers were frozen and mail could be carried only by airplane or dog
letters and small packages could be sent or received. Thus about 100 of
Alaskan post offices had only restricted service. This did not change
after World War II (1939-1945) when large transport and passenger
into general civilian use in Alaska. Even in the 1980s, communities
airports could not accommodate large aircraft or which were not served
regularly by large aircraft received only letters and small packages
or overland travel was impossible.
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.