Hello all. Welcome to Northwest Orient flight 55 from Seattle-Tacoma Int'l (KSEA) to Anchorage Ted Stevens (PANC). Today the flight will be operated by McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 N226NW. We have 227 passengers today and about 30000 lbs of cargo bringing our ZFW to 373,025 lbs. 82,564 lbs of fuel is loaded.
N226NW at the gate, loading completed.
Taxied out to the runway, ready for departure. Planned takeoff N1 is 98%.
Climbout over Commencement Bay
Snow-capped peaks of British Columbia
At cruise. Navigating with the INS and position checks with VOR
Sunset over the Gulf of Alaska
Approaching land over Prince William Sound
Approaching Chugach State Park
Rainstorm approaching the airport.
Early sunset. Its just about half past 4pm.
Established on final
A view of the final approach to runway 14.
Landed and parked at the gate.
Touchdown was about 3400ft from the threshold at a vertical speed of -229fpm. Total fuel consumed was 54,828 lbs. As usual this was a great flight flying the awesome HJG DC-10 package. PIREP for the flight can be found here: www.afva.net/pirep.do?id=0x2c6d0
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2021 14:00:59 GMT by joscyriacv2: PIREP link added.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 28, 2021 19:36:51 GMT
Nice presentation "JOSCYRIAC2" .... as always
Thanks to George CARTY .... and thanks also to support and assistance provided by retired AIR NZ F/E's whom spent many years on our DC-10-30's .... I rate the DC-10 panels hosted by HJG as being "the best we've ever produced" in regard to their systems fidelity.
And the icing on this particular cake is Benoit's customized sound packs which, being produced from world recordings (for each of the 3 engine types used on DC-10's), and then customized in accordance with the FDE's we offer too, completes these simulations nicely.
NW was originally a DC-10-40 operator (a different version of the 40's (-40D and -40I) used by JAL) powered by JT9D's. It acquired a fleet of 22 aircraft between 1972 and 1986 .... prior to acquiring 15 ex JAS, KOREAN AIR, SWISSAIR, THAI, and VARIG operated DC-10-30's (composed of 12 standard -30's and 3 30ER's) during the early 1990's and by which time it ha commenced retiring its -40's. Among it's -30 acquisitions was one aircraft (N237NW .... a standard -30) which supported a split NW/KLM livery and which is also offered by HJG ....
A number of the NW operated DC-10-30's went on serve ATA, DOMINICANA, SUN COUNTRY, and OMNI AIR after their service to the airline .... whilst most of it's original service DC-10-40's were scrapped upon te conclusion of their service to NW.
Thank you Mark. It's quite a pleasure flying the HJG aircrafts. When you're flying models of such detail and realism, you've to present the screenshots in a well detailed manner befitting the quality of the aircraft.