here is a new video of a challenging approach to Rwy15 into VQPR Paro Airport. Origin Airport is VNKT Kathmandu. For my next videos i choose some Airport with some difficulties on departure or approach.
Aircraft is the BAE146-100 of DRUK AIR from 2001. Nowadays the fly some 300th or Airbus 319 into this Airport.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Feb 9, 2020 21:20:56 GMT
Interesting trip Michael .... and into a very geographically confined region too (it seems) .... "precisely one of the sorts of services the BAe 146/ARJ was actually designed for and marketed to be able to cope with relative ease" .... ultimately bringing jet services to some destinations within which other jets couldn't so easily operate into.
Just an operational technique ....
When deploying flaps using the BAe's/ARJ's one should use/can use "FULL DOWN" .... or .... set them to "a particular intermediate landing increment" (once only) and then just leave them there .... the actual landing flap settings being determined by the best requirements of operating conditions.
Doing this one won't then get that flap sound "twice" (as is the case when extending the flaps incrementally) .... and which incidentally (using the BAe/ARJ sound packs we offer this sound which is unique to the BAe/ARJ "is" faithfully represented) isn't a mechanical sound, but rather, it's an audio effect apparently generated by air-flow being redirected over and around the large wing flap area during their extension.
It's actually "quite loud/noticeable" (in fact anyone whom has ever flown on BAe's/ARJ's regularly should remember it well .... simply because one of those details one couldn't ever avoid not hearing .... our cabin crews/ANSETT NZ typically made a PA to the effect that what was about to be heard was "quite normal") whenever the flaps were extended for landing .... and as is captured quite well within each of the following videos ....
When we re-engineered our current BAe/ARJ simulations, and their supporting sound packs, a few years ago we tried to compile the flap extension sound so that it would only be apparent inflight (using an entirely different sound for "ground" deployment/retraction and retraction "after T/O"), but, it was a little too difficult for us to achieve easily. Therefore we had to accept the compromise that's currently evident (I think JUST FLIGHT ran into the same problem too with their payware release) .... and which despite being "authentic audio" .... people now have to put up with it (this unique flap sound) both on the ground and in the air