A Virtual Vacation is a blog about a man who is flying around the world (in FSX:SE) in a Learjet. Here is the first entry, posted on 6th November 2015. For the rest of his adventures, visit his website at http://avirtualvacation.blogspot.co.uk/
I’ll be using FSX SE as my virtual world to travel in. I have to do it this way because my main mode of transportation will be a Lear 45. I’ve chosen this “little bird” for her range, speed, short runway abilities and ceiling …plus she darn near goes straight up on climb out.
We’ll be traveling in a real time weather world engine, FSX Active Sky. It provides us with real time, real world weather information to navigate through.
For this blog I’ll try to keep my aviation lingo to normal people terminology …as far as I can.
After five hours @ ¾ the speed of sound, several thousand pounds of fuel, 60 MPH headwind gusts @ 44,000’ and one bone headed climb attempt to FL49 (49,000’) we arrived in Hawaii at Honolulu Intl.
I use “we” because my virtual travel companion is Linda whom I’ve calculated will bring 200 pounds of …stuff.
Our “weight and balance” calculations tell me how much fuel we get to carry …after her baggage.
Tomorrow, and for the next few days we’ll grab a Jet Ranger and do a little sightseeing on the islands.”