Nordpol Flight

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Tomasz Wydrzynski
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Nordpol Flight

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Post by Tomasz Wydrzynski » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:46

Surfing YT, I found a wonderful PilotsEye trailer...



This inspired me so much that I decided to go a similar route.
I flew already close to NP, but never to that point.
Anyone would like to join me ? ;)
When ? - I don't know. First of all I have to prepare all papers and check which acft is certificated for flight in these latitudes (to put it mildly - I'm not a big fan of Airbus hehe).
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Re: Nordpol Flight

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Post by Maciej Duczynski » Sat Oct 16, 2010 14:26

I'm in. This may be a flight of the species "expect the unexpected". 8) I hope, that Boeing 737 will perform this task. ;)
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Re: Nordpol Flight

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Post by Tomasz Wydrzynski » Sat Oct 16, 2010 16:53

Maciej Duczynski wrote:...I hope, that Boeing 737 will perform this task. ;)
http://www.pprune.org/questions/107831- ... poles.html
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Re: Nordpol Flight

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Post by Andrew Williams » Sat Oct 16, 2010 17:52

It is my understanding that FS9 doesn't allow you to fly directly over the poles. Not sure if it was changed for fsx.
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Re: Nordpol Flight

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Post by Tomasz Wydrzynski » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:40

Yes, that's right Andrew. Direct above the pole the plane starts to fly in circles.
It's very difficult to get out of the "holding" - black hole on earth :rofl:

I think that the 90/10 is within the capabilities of the most rnav acft's.
I was looking for an adequate piece of concrete for the flight, and I found Svalbart in Norway with 7600ft rwy (ENSB) and about 580Nm to the pole.
It seems to be the most northerly airport we can operate from (?)
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