Texas Props European Capitals Tour 14 Rome through southern Italy
Sept 24th, 09:30AM-12:30PM,(GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 14:30 UTC
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Plane: Diamond DA-62, Beechcraft D-18, or equivalent. (150 kt or greater cruise speed needed for today) The idea is to “try” to constrain the flights to 2.5 hours, as this leg is 293 NM! We may wind up taking over 2.5 hours. Some flights in the series will be significantly longer, and we will change prop aircraft accordingly, for visual enjoyment and time management (as we always try to fly 2.5 – 3 hours).
Departure Airport : Urbe (LIRU) airport, in Rome, Italy.
Duration: 2.5 hours – 3.0 hours
Welcome to the Texas Props EUROPEAN Tour.
This series will be a journey to visit each and every capital in Europe, all the way from Lisbon to Moscow, visiting all the capitals in between. We will be flying this tour in a VOR/Localizer navigation mode and plan to adjust PROP aircraft/speed to complete each trip leg within approx. 2.5 hours to 3 hours. Note that this is a GOAL. Some of the legs are VERY LONG!
If all you want to do is load a flightplan and “follow the magenta line”, then this tour is probably not for you! But hey, all you Xbox guys are welcome as well, since you don’t EVER need to load a custom flightplan. Just load MSFS at the starting airport with an appropriate plane. I will publish the instructions (route) as a text file, before we are actually preparing to take off at the departure airport. It will contain a set of instructions and VOR freq/courses that we will follow.
I don’t want anyone to feel intimated that they don’t know how to fly the instructions. It will be possible to simply follow along, or we can help you with the Nav radios (or you can fly it later, if you miss one and know how to do it).
But flying EUROPE alone is just NOT the same as flying with the GROUP.
Don’t bother bringing anything without a prop and a working VOR NAV radio. If you turn OFF your Little Nav Map and just use a static VFR map such as those found at www.skyvector.com, the immersion factor will be better. And you will need to use your EYES and your brains to keep on track.
Come on YA’LL, Let’s really SEE ALL of EUROPE’s capitals! (And a BUNCH of what lies in between)