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Dan Bishop-Adams

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Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« on: December 04, 2015, 08:19:28 am »
Hi All,

Sorry for the late message this year... But Christmas is upon us so our usual Search for Santa event will be running again, this time to coincide with Severnair Fridays on Friday 11th December, departing around 1900.

Pilots can depart Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Newquay or Jersey (good luck!) and fly to any of the Lapland destinations; Kiruna (ESNQ), Rovaniemi (EFRO), Ivalo (EFIV), Enontekio (EFET) or Kittila (EFKT).

Charts available for all four aerodromes:
EFIV: https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/html/efiv.htm
EFKT: https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/html/efkt.htm
EFRO: https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/html/efro.htm
EFET: https://ais.fi/ais/eaip/html/efet.htm
ESNQ: https://www.aro.lfv.se/Editorial/View/IAIP?folderId=40

Scenery: http://files.fsnordic.net/Flight_Simulator/Scenery/Finland/
Not sure if thats for FSX, I copied it from last year's thread (again)!

ESNQ scenery available via freewarescenery.com.

Hoping plenty of you can make it!
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 08:54:03 am »
Will be working - enjoy all.
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 02:17:20 pm »
Hmm, it's the "proper" one the next day. Not sure what to do now.
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 03:37:42 pm »
Do both, or just do ours because we are clearly better. I can't make the 'proper' one myself, plus I like SAV to have our own event.
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 05:56:50 pm »
I can't do 11th or 12th I'm afraid
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 06:47:36 pm »
Yep. Should be there!
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 07:01:35 pm »
I don't intend to fly for this, I'm afraid.  The proper one is clearly better.

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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 08:13:24 pm »
Well thats pleasant. Sounds like the sort of thing the VATUK haters would say...
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2015, 02:56:05 pm »
I shall be at church on Friday so will be doing the all-nighter version on Saturday with the obligatory self-filling fuel tanks for holding.
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 04:39:28 pm »
I shall be departing Newquay for Rovenamaninmnnmni around 1845. Gotta make it quick as i'm duty driver this evening...
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2015, 04:46:30 pm »
Freeware FSX Scenery for EFRO: http://files.fsnordic.net/?download=2289

Had a quick look, looks okay. Just in the process of testing it out now.
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 04:57:52 pm »
I will try and depart the same time then Splodge. Anyone else coming? Oh and is thay scenery actually for FSX now then? It used to be for FS9 but FSX compatible. Shame theres no fully compatible scenery for EFKT, EFIV or EFET...
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2015, 08:45:13 am »
I tried the FSX  Rovaniemi scenery last night. It's a bit sparse but the snow effect, custom lighting and markings are all there. The only issue I had with it was that as I was arriving (with low cloud and some other aircraft) the frame rates suddenly plummeted through the floor (<4 fpm). A quick adjustment of the Special Effects slider in FSX restored this to my usual 20+. Not sure entirely what SFX the scenery uses but I didn't notice any difference. 
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2015, 11:48:17 am »
My frames were fine splodge... It was even pelting down with snow grains when I landed too!
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Re: Search for Santa 2015 - 11th December
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2015, 04:27:02 pm »
Sorry guys, wasn't back from work until just before 10...
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