FS 9 TOUGH MAN CHALLENGE # 4 FS 9
By Ron Jorgensen
The following 5 flights are for a Float/Amphib type of aircraft. They are all at low altitudes with very low ceilings, rain and/or snow. This will be flying by the seat of your pants. No Auto Pilot or up and over. All flights should be in daytime even though you will not see to much if you follow the weather suggestions. There is no add on scenery, strictly default. A map is enclosed to be used with flight #1. This adventure was developed using FS9. IFR up and over is UNAUTHORIZED.
Depart Kitimat (CBW2) southerly to
ZKI VOR (203.0) then down the Kitimat river into the Douglas Channel then
southerly in the
Weather for this flight WILL BE 600' overcast 7 mi in moderate rain. Use of GPS Map is recommended. (See map for guidance) My time was 61 min.
Depart Carcross (CFA2) south
easterly then south over the river. Turn
left in the
Weather is 3000' overcast 5 miles in moderate rain/snow. Use of GPS Map is recommended.
Winds are at your option (put something in)
CYXC north, following the river, to CYGE. Your ASSIGNED altitude is 3500' MAX. Fly north until you reach CAA8 where the river goes underground and your new altitude is 4,000'. Use of GPS Map is recommended.
Weather is not good. 5,000' Overcast 5 to 7 miles in moderate to heavy snow. Winds 310/7
Check points are SX VOR (368.0), CYCQ, CAA8 & CBL6. My time 55 min
Lets come back to Golden from the north this time. CAH4 to CYGE. This is a continuation of the same river you came up. Depart r/w 14 and turn slightly left to the river. When over the river your ASSIGNED altitude is 3,000'. About 5 miles south of departure the weather comes down to meet you.
WX 4000' Overcast 5 miles in moderate to heavy snow. Winds 280/8 Use of GPS Map recommended.
45 and 35 miles north of Golden the channel gets very narrow so be careful. Stay in the center of the channel. 20 Miles north of Golden climb to 4,000' for your approach. My time 68 min
Depart south out of Litton (CYLY),
stay at 1900', down the
NOTE: When landing on water be sure your speed and descent rate are correct or you will pop back up a few hundred feet. I used the DHC-2 & DHC-3 Amphib on these flights.
Next TMC will be HIGH altitude take off/landing in a small non turbo GA. UGH