Europe Visual Vol.1

  • Babushara local
  • Abkhazia  Abkhazia
  • location_cityBabushara
  • flight_takeoffBabushara UGSS to Babushara UGSS
  • directions41 nm
  • Enjoy exploring the dramatic valleys around the airport town of Babushara.
  • WP 1 - Enter the valley
    WP 2 - Turn L (NW) into the next valley
    Fly along the river
    WP 3 - Veer left
    WP 4 - Turn L (S) into the next valley
    WP 5 - Kashtak (at the coast)
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  • Sokhumi
  • Abkhazia  Abkhazia
  • location_citySokhumi
  • flight_takeoffBabushara UGSS to Babushara UGSS
  • directions27 nm
  • Visit the capital, Sokhumi.
  • WP 1 - Apartment block on the south edge of town
    WP 2 - Aka Azua (Azure Lake)
    WP 3 - Bziph's Highway bridge (Gumusta River)
    WP 4 - Apartment block on the south edge of town
    WP 5 - Bridge on Machara River
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  • Tirana local
  • Albania  Albania
  • location_cityTirana
  • flight_takeoffTirana LATI to Tirana LATI
  • directions26 nm
  • Explore the environs around the capital, Tirana.
  • WP 1 - Highway intersection SH2
    Pass by > Megatek Shopping Centre > Kasharit Reservoir > Grand Park of Tirana
    WP 2 - Tirana East Gate Shopping Mall
    WP 3 - Farka Lake
    WP 4 - Skanderberg Square
    Pass by > Paskuqan Park (lake)
    WP 5 - Cerkezes Dam
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  • Hidden Dam
  • Albania  Albania
  • location_cityTirana
  • flight_takeoffTirana LATI to Tirana LATI
  • directions42 nm
  • Explore the valleys east of the capital, Tirana.
  • WP 1 - Tirana East Gate Shopping Mall
    WP 2 - Left into the valley
    WP 3 - Ujeva Dam
    WP 4 - Left into the valley
    > Make your way along the valley. After 4 miles the ground rises.
    WP 5 - Dam on a hilltop ** Easter Egg! **
    Pass > Bovilla Lake
    WP 6 - Turn hard left
    WP 7 - Lake Qinamit
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  • Black Sea Holiday
  • Albania  Albania
  • location_cityTirana
  • flight_takeoffTirana LATI to Tirana LATI
  • directions42 nm
  • Enjoy the spectacular coastal terrain and fly over the thousands of sun-lovers at the beach near Durres, popular Black Sea Holiday Resort.
  • WP 1 - Rinia headland
    > Follow the shoreline
    WP 2 - Durres Port (Venetian City)
    > Follow the beach and count the umbrellas!
    WP 3 - Castle Beach
    WP 4 - Lake Prush
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  • Kingdom in the Valley
  • Andorra  Andorra
  • location_cityAndorra la Vella
  • flight_takeoffLa Seu d’Urgell LFMK to La Seu d’Urgell LFMK
  • directions42 nm
  • Take off from the nearest airport, La Seu d’Urgell at Catalonia in Spain.
  • Fly along the valleys until WP 6.
    WP 1 - Spanish border
    WP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - valley
    *** CLIMB ***
    WP 7 - El Pas de la Case (border with France)
    *** CLIMB ***
    Fly back 18 nm, along the border with Spain
    WARNING: Do not stray to the left or you risk crossing the Spanish border.
    WP 8 - Southernmost point of Andorra. Spanish border.
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  • Yerevan Local
  • Armenia  Armenia
  • location_cityYerevan
  • flight_takeoffZvartnots UDYZ to Zvartnots UDYZ
  • directions24 nm
  • Check out both natural and cultural wonders in the shadow of Mount Ararat.
  • WP 1 - Yerevanyan Lake / Dam
    WP 2 - Davtashen Bridge
    WP 3 - K'anak'erresi Lake
    WP 4 - Multi Grand Entertainment complex
    WP 5 - Botanical Garden
    WP 6 - Hrazdan Stadium
    WP 7 - Yerevanyan Lake / Dam. 3.6nm from RWY 27
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  • Garni Gorge
  • Armenia  Armenia
  • location_cityYerevan
  • flight_takeoffZvartnots UDYZ to Zvartnots UDYZ
  • directions49 nm
  • Fly the perilous Garni Gorge north-east of Yerevan.
  • WP 1 - Yerevanyan Lake / Dam
    WP 2 - Davtashen Bridge
    WP 3 - Bridge over the Hrazden River gorge
    WP 4 - Enter Garni Gorge
    WP 5 - Azat Reservoir / Dam
    WP 6 - Yerevanyan Lake / Dam. 3.6nm from RWY 27
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  • Mount Ararat
  • Armenia  Armenia
  • location_cityYerevan
  • flight_takeoffZvartnots UDYZ to Zvartnots UDYZ
  • directions71 nm
  • Cross the border into Turkey to have a close look at the biblical Mount Ararat which dominates the skyline in Yerevan. --/o\-- Temperature at the peak will be well below zero, so remember to turn on your anti-icing equipment. The peak is over 10,000 feet so you may need to bring an oxygen supply.
  • WP 1 - Water treatment facility
    WP 2 - Mount Ararat
    WP 3 - Little Ararat
    WP 4 - Cross the border back into Armenia
    WP 5 - Azat Reservoir / Dam
    WP 6 - Yerevanyan Lake / Dam. 3.6nm from RWY 27.
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  • MInsk Beltway
  • Belarus  Belarus
  • location_cityMinsk
  • flight_takeoffMinsk 1 UMMM to Minsk 1 UMMM
  • directions35 nm
  • Follow the beltway in a counter-clockwise direction and complete a complete circle around Minsk. --/o\-- The images here are all of the beltway, but of course the real action is taking place to your left, in Minsk. Once you are comfortable folowing the road you should be able to relax and enjoy the great views.
  • WP 1 - Fly heading 120 for 3 nm to the beltway and turn left (East).
    Follow the beltway past the Intersections at WP 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    WP 8 - (Same location as WP1). Fly heading 300 to Minsk 1 airport.
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  • Minsk Lakes
  • Belarus  Belarus
  • location_cityMinsk
  • flight_takeoffMinsk 1 UMMM to Minsk 1 UMMM
  • directions34 nm
  • Tour a few of the beautiful lakes in and around Minsk. Best flown low and slow. I recommend 500 ft altitude and around 100 kts or less to best enjoy the scenery.
  • WP 1 - Svislach Lake
    WP 2 - Follow the river north until the river ends
    WP 3 - National Libary
    WP 4 - Island on Lake Tsbyanka
    WP 5 - Island (East on Zaslawskaye Reservoir)
    WP 6 - Rabbit Hole Steading (NW Zaslawskaye Reservoir)
    WP 7 - Robinson Club (SW Zaslawskaye Reservoir)
    WP 8 - Minsk Beltway Bridge (near the Aqua Park)
    WP 9 - Playground: Detskaya Igrovaya Ploshchadka 'Korabl'
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  • Minsk Airport Tour
  • Belarus  Belarus
  • location_cityMinsk
  • flight_takeoffMinsk 1 UMMM to Minsk 1 UMMM
  • directions41 nm
  • Perform touch'n'gos at these airports. You have been granted special permission to land at Lipki, which is a military base.
  • WP 1 - Machulishchi (UMLI)
    WP 2 - Minsk 2
    WP 3 - Lipki Air Base
    Note: Lipki tower may not be operating, in which case self-announce.
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  • Brussels Local
  • Belgium  Belgium
  • location_cityBrussels
  • flight_takeoffBrussels EBBR to Brussels EBBR
  • directions17 nm
  • A short sight-seeing flight over Brussels. There are so many points of interest you and your passengers will see something different on each lap!
  • WP 1 - Atomium sculpture
    WP 2 - National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg
    WP 3 - Palais de Justice
    WP 4 - Leonardo da Vinci Hospital (look for the helipad with a white cross). Pass the Parc du Cinquantenaire.
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  • Battle of Waterloo
  • Belgium  Belgium
  • location_cityBrussels
  • flight_takeoffBrussels EBBR to Brussels EBBR
  • directions41 nm
  • This is one of those flight plans that is MUCH easier to fly than it looks on paper, as we are basically following roads, and very prominent multi-laned roads at that.
    We are following a 6 land highway over the top of Brussels to the west, then south all the way down to the site of the Battle of Waterloo. Feel free to linger there, maybe land at a winery and enjoy the historical vibe. The return journey is simplicity itself as we fly directly north back to Brussels.
    Recommended altitude: 500 feet
    Recommended speed: 80-120 kts
  • WP 1 - Bridge. Follow the 6 lane highway
    WP 2 - (Bridges at 90 degrees)
    WP 3 - Flyovers, veer left
    WP 4 - Veer left
    WP 5 - Bridge, veer right
    WP 6 - Intersection. Straight ahead. Note: Huizinger Estate is on the left
    WP 7 - Take left exit
    WP 8 - Left 90 deg, follow the rail line over the Battle of Waterloo site
    WP 9 - Le Chalet Robinson
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  • Antwerp Local
  • Belgium  Belgium
  • location_cityBrussels
  • flight_takeoffDeurne EBAW to Deurne EBAW
  • directions nm
  • A quick flight around the port city of Antwerp.
  • WP 1 - Fort 6
    WP 2 - Palace of Justice
    WP 3 - Museum aan de Stroom
    WP 4,5,6 - Follow the canal
    WP 7 - Follow the main road to Antwerp centre
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  • Antwerp Docks
  • Belgium  Belgium
  • location_cityBrussels
  • flight_takeoffDeurne EBAW to Deurne EBAW
  • directions29 nm
  • Explore the docks at Antwerp.
  • WP 1 - Museum aan de Stroom
    WP 2 - East canal - south end
    --/o\-- World War II fortifications on the right
    WP 3 - East canal - north end
    WP 4 - NW corner of docks (Netherland / Belgium border)
    WP 5 - Lock
    WP 6 - Museum aan de Stroom
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  • Sarajevo Cross Country
  • Bosnia Herzegovina  Bosnia Herzegovina
  • location_citySarajevo
  • flight_takeoffSarajevo LQSA to Sarajevo LQSA
  • directions80 nm
  • An exciting canyon run along two gorgeous mountain lakes.
  • Climb out of Sarajevo's valley to WP 1
    WP 2 - Turn right 100 degrees and descend to the river bed
    WP 3 - Lake Jablanica
    WP 4,5,6 - Follow the river bed to Rama lake
    WP 7 - Climb out and fly straight back to Sarajevo
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  • Vladaya River Ski Jump
  • Bulgaria  Bulgaria
  • location_citySofia
  • flight_takeoffSofia LBSF to Sofia LBSF
  • directions29 nm
  • Sofia was built on the banks of the Vladaya River. In this flight we follow the ancient path of the river across the valley floor and through the city. A low-and-slow- aircraft with good visibiilty is recommended.
    --/o\-- MiG-Tips --/o\--
    Think about how you will slow your aircraft as you descend about 6,000 feet in the few miles between WP 2 and WP 5. e.g. Throttle back, fly 'S' curves, drop flaps, drop gear, deploy airbrakes. Hold the door open with your foot?
    Good luck, if you can work this out you'll be able to offer one of the most thrilling joyflights in Europe!
  • WP 1 - CLIMB to the high ground at 8,000 feet on the south west heights above the valley.
    WP 2 - Crest of the peak
    WP 3 - Source of the river
    WP 4 to WP 5 - The river is underground
    WP 6, 7, 8 - Follow the river through Sofia
    WP 9 - Turn right as the Vladaya River joins the Iskar River.
    WP 10 - Lake
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  • Sofia Ring Road
  • Bulgaria  Bulgaria
  • location_citySofia
  • flight_takeoffSofia LBSF to Sofia LBSF
  • directions31 nm
  • Follow the mult-laned ring road around Sofia.
  • Fly PAST the Cloverleaf Intersection
    WP 1 - Turn right | Auto sales and repair complex
    WP 2 - Intersection | Sofia Ring Mall
    WP 3 - Intersection | National Football Base
    WP 4 - Intersection
    WP 5 - Take the first right exit | Cloverleaf Intersection
    WP 6 - Cloverleaf Intersection | Jumbo Plaza, at the airport
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  • Zagreb local
  • Croatia  Croatia
  • location_cityZagreb
  • flight_takeoffPleso LDZA to Pleso LDZA
  • directions36 nm
  • Fly across the centre of town and enjoy a leisurely flight back on the Sava River.
  • WP 1 - Bridge on the Sava River at the east limits of Zagreb
    WP 2 - Intersection | Turn left
    WP 3 - Bridge on the Sava River at the west limits of Zagreb
    WP 4, 5, 6 - Follow the Sava River
    WP 7 - Bridge on the Sava River at the east limits of Zagreb
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  • Zagreb Cross Country North
  • Croatia  Croatia
  • location_cityZagreb
  • flight_takeoffPleso LDZA to Pleso LDZA
  • directions49 nm
  • Take a scenic river run to the north of Croatia's Capital, Zagreb.
  • WP 1 - Sava-Ivanka Bridge | Follow Kraljececki-Novaki Freeway N
    WP 2 - Freeway exit at Popovec
    WP 3 - NNW up the valley and over the ridge | 5 lakes at Bedekovcina
    WP 4 - Follow the river | Flyover at Zabok
    WP 5 - Follow the river | Transport depot at Pojatno
    WP 6 - Follow the river | Podsusedski Bridge
    WP 7 - Follow the river | Riverside Golf
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