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N.Q.P.P....

...That's "Not Quite Picture Perfect". Thats how I could describe our arrival to Paris, if I was feeling Generous. If losing 2 engines on the same wing about 20 miles from the airport is your idea of fun, you should have been there.

FSPassengers delivered a partial vacume failure, which cost us a couple of instruments I was confident I could do without in VFR for 20 miles to Orly. That was the easy part. It was the 2 engines on the right wing, just sitting there, doing nothing that gave me concern. Yes, a double engine failure. Geeeez.

All ended well after a very staggered and very slow approach and landing, but it was hairy for a second. The Connie is designed so well by FSDZigns that it acted just as one would expect, trying to pull in one direction. I played with individual power settings for the two remaining engines, and controlled them individually all the way to the ground. In the real world, im sure id still be lying in a dark room thinking it over and over, but eager to return....But here in simulator land, it was just a ton of fun. And, it makes for another flying story from our trip around the world...

$12 million in sim repairs to the Connie...(check is in the mail...)..and i've lifted off for Rome, our next stop, just 500 miles away. Some mountains to deal with enroute. Cloudy day, not much to see. i'll have to get down to, oh, 700 feet or so to buzz the Colliseum....


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