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The next flight on memory lane is a relatively short hop from Cairns.

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A little preview of the routing...

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... before we arrive at Green Island.

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Some fantastic views of Arlington Reef, ...

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... and even the underwater details of Michaelmas Cay are quite precise in AUv2.

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One of the platforms for diving and snorkeling. Many have been placed around Cairns.

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But too soon...

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... we come back to YBCS.

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Quite some fun for the experienced simmer.

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Surely I have placed the "official" waypoints into my navigation software.

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Amazing shots out over the reefs Gerold! That water and the underwater effects of the reef itself look great! Your flight pic, looks, um well, a lot like my flight plans look like....if I even bother to file one :unsure: Always great stuff to see around Cairns! 

 

Landon

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On 1/18/2022 at 12:38 PM, adambar said:

Outstanding series of photos and FS shots once again Gerold! :)

Thank you Adam!

 

On 1/18/2022 at 3:00 PM, lifejogger said:

An excellent flight Gerold, had a hard time telling which were were real photos and which were screen shots!!!!!!!!!

Thanks John, now that I look at the post again I have the same troubles. The reef is well modeled in AU v2!

 

On 1/18/2022 at 5:03 PM, wain71 said:

fantastic shots and photos there Gerold, I enjoyed the trip...

You´re welcome, Wayne...!

 

On 1/18/2022 at 7:53 PM, Bullfox said:

That's something I will have to check out.

One day it will be possible again. I hope all these touristic providers will survive these years.

 

On 1/18/2022 at 10:15 PM, BradB said:

Grand post Gerold . :):)

Thank you John!

 

On 1/18/2022 at 7:31 PM, Sniper31 said:

Amazing shots out over the reefs Gerold! That water and the underwater effects of the reef itself look great! Your flight pic, looks, um well, a lot like my flight plans look like....if I even bother to file one :unsure: Always great stuff to see around Cairns! 

Landon

Thanks a lot, Landon. Indeed AUv2 shows the reef very impressive. Not to mention the real one.

As you see I have just copied the flight plan from the tour pilot, easy planning for me this time...

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