So me and @CuzDawg3 were up to no good again. This time, we decided to fly Caravans and what better place for that than Western Papua? OK, maybe PNG, but you get the idea. And, of course, we had to fly MVFR because FUN.
I’m sure by now most folks have at least tried to land at Bugalala, but have you tried taking off? That should be a challenge, too. Especially in this sort of weather (sadly, didn’t get one of the frequent lightning bolts in this pic). MVFR, right? I mean look, the PFD shows the sky is totally clear
We were bound for a random airfield not far to the east called Sugapapa. The flight mostly involved trying to stay out of the “cumulo granitus”.
As it happened, Sugapapa turned out to be paved AND was also under a narrow hole in the clouds. The hole was just wide enough to allow a “tactical circling” approach, spiraling tightly down directly over the runway. See, totally a VFR flight
Once safely on the ground, we looked back the way we’d come. We didn’t just fly through that, did we?
After this, @CuzDawg3 looked at the map and decided the south coast of Alaska looked suitably MVFR, so we went there to chase the bears around. Turned out, it was a fine regular VFR day with a high clouds. And we found the bears easily enough. However, figuring out how to land near them took some thoughtful overflights. Eventually we picked the best of a bad lot and got down safely.
After running up to the bears and roaring with Beta at them a few times, and the bears not running away in panic, we then had to take off again. Although the visibility was better than at Bugalala, the terrain wasn’t. Eventually we decided on coming down the highest hill to a ski-jump at the bottom, and this worked fine, only minor amounts of pine needles in the landing gear
Then off we went to a nearby airfield and made a tight formation landing.
At this point, @CuzDawg3 had to do real life stuff so that was the end of our adventures for the week. A great time as always, and no other players were harassed for a change. We’ll have to rectify that next time