Air Madagascar Ď57

by Allan Lowson

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(Image copyright www.timetableimages.com)

 

Air Madagascar was formed in 1947 by the French independent airline T.A.I to provide air services on the island. Services were eventually extended to include a link to Paris with a leased DC-7C in 1961.

 

The initial services were delivered with DC-3 and dH-89 Dragon Rapide aircraft. Most of the airfields serviced by DC-3 aircraft are included in fs2004. One of the Dragon Rapide routes is also covered by default airfields.

The flights which we will cover in this feature are from the 1957 timetable which can be found on Bjorn Larssonís site www.timetableimages.com.

 

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South and South-East Sector

 

Dc-3 Pullman Route (Wednesday)

 

Heading

Distance

Time

Airfield Name

ICAO

Heading

Distance

Time

242

0

08.15

Tananarive

FMMI

-

199.1

16.30

-

199.1

09.45arr

Morondava

FMMV

063

 

15.00dep

211

 

10.15dep

 

FMMV

-

102.8

14.40arr

-

102.8

11.05arr

Morombe

FMSR

031

 

13.50dep

168

 

11.20dep

 

FMSR

-

100.8

13.40 arr

-

100.8

12.10

Tulear

FMST

348

0

12.50

 

North and North-West Sector

 

DC-3 Pullman Route (Tuesday/Friday)

 

Heading

Distance

Time-Tue

Airfield Name

ICAO

Heading

Distance

Time-Fri

341

0

07.30

Tananarive

FMMI

-

198.2

16.45

-

198.2

08.55arr

Majunga

FMNM

161

 

15.20dep

 

 

09.25dep

 

FMNM

-

102.8

14.55arr

-

73.3

09.55arr

Port-Berge

FMNG

 

 

 

 

 

10.15dep

 

FMNG

 

 

 

-

57.6

10.45arr

Analalava

FMNL

232

 

14.05dep

 

 

11.15dep

 

FMNL

-

71.7

13.45arr

-

71.7

11.50arr

Ambanja

FMNJ

214

 

13.10dep

 

 

12.00dep

 

FMNJ

-

21.9

13.00arr

-

22.4

12.15

Nossi-Be

FMNN

155

 

12.45

 

East and North-East Sector

 

DC-3 Pullman Route (Tuesday/Wednesday)

 

Heading

Distance

Time-Tue

Airfield Name

ICAO

Heading

Distance

Time-Wed

069

0

06.30

Tananarive

FMMI

-

117.1

11.50

-

117.1

07.30arr

Tamatave

FMMT

249

 

10.45dep

015

 

08.00dep

 

FMMT

-

194.3

10.15arr

-

194.3

09.25arr

Antalaha

FMNH

195

 

08.50dep

349

 

09.50dep

 

FMNH

-

44.1

08.30arr

-

44.1

10.15arr

Sambava

FMNS

169

 

08.05dep

349

 

10.35dep

 

FMNS

-

54.7

07.45arr

-

54.7

11.00arr

Vohemar

FMNV

169

 

07.20dep

326

 

11.10dep

 

FMNV

-

74.8

07.10arr

-

74.8

11.45

Diego-Suarez

FMNA

146

0

06.30

 

 

West and North-West Sector

 

Dragon Rapide Route (Monday/Saturday)

 

Heading

Distance

Time-Mon

Airfield Name

ICAO

Heading

Distance

Time-Sat

271

0

08.30

Tananarive

FMMI

-

80.4

13.20

-

82.0

09.20arr

Tsiroanomandidy

FMMX

092

 

12.30dep

265

 

09.35dep

 

FMMX

-

43.6

10.45arr

-

43.6

10.05arr

Ankavandra

FMMK

086

 

10.15dep

278

 

10.15dep

 

FMMK

-

38.3

10.05arr

-

38.3

10.40arr

Antsalova

FMMG

099

 

09.40dep

319

 

10.50dep

 

FMMG

-

51.2

09.30arr

-

51.2

11.25arr

Maintirano

FMMO

139

 

08.55dep

018

 

12.10dep

 

FMMO

-

82.2

08.35arr

-

82.2

13.00arr

Besalampy

FMNQ

198

 

07.45dep

052

 

13.10dep

 

FMNQ

-

64.1

07.35arr

-

64.1

13.55arr

Soalala

FMNO

232

 

06.50dep

066

 

14.05dep

 

FMNO

-

62.7

06.40arr

-

62.7

14.45

Majunga

FMNM

245

0

06.00

 

 

Flight Simulator Files

The DH-89a is available from www.flightsim.comin fs9_dh89.zip.

 

Some of the default FS2004 airfields in Madagascar can be upgraded by installing additional scenery contained in madgscrap.zip which is available from flightsim.This is purely optional and is not needed for these flights.