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The "Labours of
Hercules" of flight
simulation, your ultimate challenge!
Have you got the gut to try it?
you interested by a very long-range rally? Do you
like to fly props aircraft? Do you wish to visit remote and unusual
of the ordinary traveler’s routes? Do you like to deal with all kinds
of weather and situation?
If you can answer YES to most or some of these
questions, then you could qualify for the new ROUND THE WORLD TRIP with
designed DHC6 aircraft with increased fuel tank’s capacity bringing its
over 1000 nm and a 12% power increase to restore its full STOL capacity
despite the extra weight. A must for this challenge (freely
downloadable from this
link and picture below).?
could maybe take you up to two years or maybe less
than three months to complete the task. But in any case, this very
job is a unique experience that shall bring you a lot of expertise in
management of all the flight parameters linked with the handling and
navigation of a twin engines prop aircraft.
Sometimes in Asia or South
you will have to carefully plan your route, so as to use the valleys
climb to very high altitude to fly over the highest peaks. Yes, it is
adventure and you shall certainly meet some unpredictable situations.
part of the fun!
The best way to
discover the World as it is, is to use real weather and seasons all
along the tour and to set the aicrafts reality factors to
real. Should you have
(crash) during the tour, you are allowed to restart from the beginning
of the leg where it happened. Let say that you saved your life thanks
your parachute and that the company was forbiding enough to buying
you a new aircraft (but not too frequently, please!).!
is SPA organising such a "Round the World" Tour?
idea is to show the virtual SPA colours all over the virtual World, to
attention of the virtual public and the virtual medias on our virtual
That's good for
virtual business and it could lead our development department to plan
routes in some places where there is a good demand for new virtual
and/or freight connections. Useless to say that your venue will be
announced in the different places visited by the RTW tour and you
be welcomed by the press an local TV. Thus get ready for interviews and
very virtual festivities.
By the way, there is an old section in the SPA forum called "Round the
World Diary" where you can tell your virtual adventures during this
pilots who will complete all the legs of the round trip aboard the SPA
DHC6 Twin Otter will have their name added on the SPA HALL OF
TO FLIGHT PLAN
And another fabulous challenge for SPA fast acting pilots:
The glamourous Jules Verne Trophy will be presented to all pilots who
will complete the tour within 80 days
very simple rules for Round the World Tour:
All legs must be flown using the
SPA-DHC6 Twin Otter aircraft that has been modified (tanks 30% larger)
to be able to fly the longest legs (downloadable from this page).
One should use normal computer speed setting for all flights, even
those boring over sea sections ( A good opportunity to review your IFR
airport without fuel facilities (very few) it is acceptable to
"manually" fill the tanks from the flightsim program.
When you have concluded the tour, just drop me a mail so that I can
enter your name on the very exclusive SPA Round
the World DHC6 Twin Otter Tour, or even more glamourous, in the Jules
Verne Trophy section (in this later option, just drop me a mail with
you departure date when you start the first leg)
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