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    Happy 8th birthday worldwide

    By Greg

    Happy Birthday Worldwide.   8 years ago Allan launched worldwide virtual. Since then the admin team has worked hard to promote it and grow it into one of the best :].  It's been fun to see all of our pilots enjoying the vision we had from the beginning. We would like to thank all of our past and present admin team & pilot's for there daily contribution's to our VA. And to all of our pilots please join us on this day to celebrate our 8th birthday.  Cheers
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Knight Aviation Historical

Knight Aviation Historical

Knight Aviation always wanted to start a new division called Knight Aviation Historical since Knight got hold of a Grumman Goose G21A when the Cape Town City Council contacted Knight to hear if he could help with removing a Goose just floating in the harbour and none of their pilots they hired could get her to start. He said yes if they will pay us, and they agreed. When we got the Goose back to KA Hangers we soon discovered that the Engines were newly overhauled and the Airframe newly redone. S

Knight W

Knight W

Cincinnati to Seoul — a truckie trip

Cincinnati to Seoul — a truckie trip

I've always liked long haul, and I've always liked cargo flights. There's no pax to worry about, for a start, but also you get to see airports that aren't on the usual tourist trail. Take Cincinnati, for example (or "northern Kentucky International Airport", as it is more grandly known). It's a seriously big airport, and what makes it especially interesting is that it's a big hub for cargo carriers such as DHL, Amazon Air, and also Polar Air Cargo, with whom Brian's Charter has always had a

brian747

brian747

Bringing Fish to a coastal town?

Bringing Fish to a coastal town?

Endem Germany.  A quaint little village known for its auto shipping industry and ship building.  This job has me delivering fish from inland Germany to the coast?  The weather was a little breezy and miserable.  climbing out. Another $9k and change in the box.  Fairly uneventful during this operation.  Plain, boring, vanilla transport.  Maybe I see why I grab those risk jobs. I see some upcoming jobs with a nice payout so I need to decide, North

Latitude24

Latitude24

Well we are back at it!

Well we are back at it!

So after a few odd jobs here and there I was able to trade in my PA32 for a PA42.  Not much of an upgrade except for the extra maintenance cost with twin screws.  After all I've been through what do I do.  Right back to the jobs that can get my rear end jailed. So, a night job it is!  After a bloke  that goes by the name of Slash.. I didn't bother asking why, placed the cargo on board.  He gave me one of those uncomfortable chin up nods with a creepy smile on his face.  Certainly didn

Latitude24

Latitude24

 

Happy 8th birthday worldwide

Happy Birthday Worldwide.   8 years ago Allan launched worldwide virtual. Since then the admin team has worked hard to promote it and grow it into one of the best :].  It's been fun to see all of our pilots enjoying the vision we had from the beginning. We would like to thank all of our past and present admin team & pilot's for there daily contribution's to our VA. And to all of our pilots please join us on this day to celebrate our 8th birthday.  Cheers

Greg

Greg

Emergency over FACT

Emergency over FACT

I was asked to take an Elderly chap from Aussie called Harry, for a hop over Cape Town to see the Harbor and Table Mountain and then this is what happened     PS. TO ALL THE AICRAFT LOVERS OUT THERE, NO AIRCRAFT WERE HURT IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO......ONLY AN ELDERLY MAN AND SOME ATC OFFICIALS SOON AFTERWARDS.

Knight W

Knight W

Knight Aviation Flying School

Knight Aviation Flying School

Knight Aviation Flying School Want a career in Aviation as a Commercial Pilot or Recreation Pilot so you don't have to be at home much to listen to your Mother/Wife/Husband/Children/Mother-in-law/etc? Knight Aviation Flying School is just the right place for you then. We will teach you how to keep an aircraft in the air with the wheels showing to the ground, the cabin to the sky, the nose forward and the tail backwards.  We will teach you how to land and be able to use the ai

Knight W

Knight W

Short trip to Nantes Atlantique

Short trip to Nantes Atlantique

It was a glorious sunny day, and after a morning of paperwork in the office I felt like a quick trip. As it turned out, we had some heavy cargo to get to Nantes, in Brittany, so this seemed like the perfect choice. Loading the aircraft went smoothly at the Brian's Charter Farnborough base, so it wasn't long before we were pushing back. Here are some pics of the trip:   01. Leaving Farnborough behind                                          02. Passing Gatwick  

brian747

brian747

Knight Aviation VIP Charters

Knight Aviation VIP Charters

We got a call from an old farmer with the name of Harry in Pofadder asking if we would be interested in a King Air 350 and of course we jumped to attention and listen. The deal was he is getting to old to fly and wanted to trade his 350 for some things he wanted. So he sent us a list of what he wanted and it consisted of 3x Sheepdogs, 1x bull calf, 4x chicken hens 1x chicken rooster and a pig. We could not believe this and loaded the Caravan and off we went to Pofadder (FAPD). When we got t

Knight W

Knight W

x plane  ortho photoreal scenery

x plane ortho photoreal scenery

Ok ive started down the road of ortho scenery overlay's [photo-real]  there huge files so ill have to place them on a separate drive once ive figured out how to get the sim to find it. Here is a few pics kpsp deputure.  

Greg

Greg

Confiscated

Confiscated

A bit of a SNAFU here in DAOB.  Apparently, someone smuggled some illegal items on board resulting in my aircraft being seized.  In order to keep business moving I had to work a few jobs and take care of a few things I'd probably be arrested for BUT it got me enough funding to grab a Commander 114.  Take a look at this pile.... Well, THAT was certainly an adventure.  After getting this aircraft if it can even be called that airborne the flight was rather uneventful until approach when
Crossing the North pole — Thule to Kokshetau

Crossing the North pole — Thule to Kokshetau

It had been a while since I vlew over the pole, and I had never tried it in P3Dv4.5, so it seemed a good idea to give it a go. In this blog I'll keep the verbiage down to a minimum: if you're interested in a brief discussion of the technical aspects of trans-polar vlights, then you can find a short document on the subject in the Downloads section, HERE.   I started at Thule AB (the USAF's most northerly outpost which is 650nm north of the Arctic Circle and only 820nm from the North P

brian747

brian747

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 8

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 8

Departure:  LSGG - Geneva Cointrin International Airport - 1554Z - 04 Arrival:  EHBK - Maastricht Aachen Airport - 1724Z - ILSZ03 The client's speaking engagement finished earlier than expected, so we went wheels up around 1600Z.  A short flight at FL300 with some minor chop, but nothing concerning. Initial weather at EHBK was misty, but it had cleared up by the time we arrived, so landing was smooth.  No issues from ATC this time either. It will be an early morning departure

SirBismuth

SirBismuth

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 7

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 7

Departure:  DTTJ - Djerba–Zarzis International Airport - 0924Z - 27 Arrival:  LSGG - Geneva Cointrin International Airport - 1221Z - ILS04 A nice morning flight to Geneva, marred only by Approach Controllers in Geneva who thought that I could intercept the ILS from a 335 deg. turn.  Fortunately said Controller got removed, and replaced by someone more competent, for a decent approach and smooth landing the second time around. The clients didn't even comment on the go-around, but t

SirBismuth

SirBismuth

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 6

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 6

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 6 Departure:  LLBG - Ben Gurion International Airport - 0320Z - 21 Arrival:  DTTJ - Djerba–Zarzis International Airport - 0749Z - ILSY09 This early morning departure out of Tel Aviv was nine minutes early, and the flight went smoothly, literally.  We shadowed an Air Malta A320 for most of our flight, that had also departed LLBG just ahead of us. Client has a breakfast meeting in Djerba, then we will head to Geneva.      

SirBismuth

SirBismuth

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 5

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 5

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 5 Departure:  LUKK - Chișinău International Airport - 1254Z - 26 Arrival:  LLBG - Ben Gurion International Airport - 1603Z - ILS 08 Flight depart close to ETD, and was fairly routine.  Weather was bad descending into Tel Aviv, but the storm had move off by the time we arrived, so except for a runway change (from 21 to 08), the approach and landing was uneventful.  ATC parked us between two Queens, they still fly in my virtual skies. We are n

SirBismuth

SirBismuth

Sunny trip from Corfu to Vienna

Sunny trip from Corfu to Vienna

There aren't a lot of short trips like this in the life of a 744 driver, so I thought I'd share with you these pics of a quick flip from Corfu to Vienna, with the benefit of sunny weather. It cheered me up on a blustery grey March day in Hampshire! Cheers, Brian   Route chart LGKR-LOWW Take-off from Corfu   Wheels up Climb-out   Over the mountains Into Austria   Getting closer (route map)

brian747

brian747

Tour of London — by 747!

Tour of London — by 747!

These images relate to my post here in which I outline the improvements made to Orbx's True Earth Great Britain South package in version 1.10. There will be a minimum of text, therefore.     Instead of following my usual practice of downsizing my pics to 1200 pixels wide, since they are hosted elsewhere I will post these at full size (although I suspect that when you click on them the forum software will still downsize them for viewing to protect Alan's bandwidth, which is understandabl

brian747

brian747

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 4

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 4

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Leg 4 Departure:  UWGG - Nizhny Novgorod International Airport - 0921Z - 18L Arrival:  LUKK - Chișinău International Airport - 1222Z - 26 RNAV Approach   Fairly uneventful flight, was a bit choppy descending into LUKK, but no major issues.  The group of 16 that have chartered me for this Tour do not plan to spend much time at Chișinău, ETB is currently 1300Z for our next leg to Tel Aviv, where an overnight stop is planned. See some shots fr

SirBismuth

SirBismuth

 

2018 Worldwide European Tour - Legs 3

A sunrise shot from Leg 3 - EVRA-UWGG.  Sorry that there isn't more, but only had default scenery for UWGG, and after two missed approaches and then a manual landing in bad wx, was not in a SS mood.  I have found some nice freeware for LUKK, will show that off in the blog entry for that leg. We will be having breakfast (probably vodka and caviar, I have no idea what is available) at Strigino, before heading out to Chișinău.  Unfortunately it will be a quick stop there, so don't think we wil

SirBismuth

SirBismuth

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