The update to the original which was uploaded in 2005 has been completed. All I need do now is to create the FLT and PLN files in FS9 and then package the whole kit-kaboodle, including some interesting documentation.
I have created BGL files - locations and sceneries (the latter using 99% FS9 default items) - for 38 stopping points enroute and have also put together two Google Maps. These are available at the following URLs (which will be included in the documentation):-
I never did pickup your original 2005 version - not sure why But, the new version sounds exciting. And, the maps look great as well - always nice to follow 'visually' to see where one is going. I did see the one from a couple of weeks ago and then it became inactive - I do like the two maps rather then the one.
Thanks for the work on this!
…it’s great being a kid again – without the glue! ;D
Sounds great, Bruce!! .....I did see the one from a couple of weeks ago and then it became inactive - I do like the two maps rather then the one.....
Thanks, Dan. It;s been an interesting exercise; thank God for people like Brian Cassidy, who have recorded this sort of information.
I did two maps because the original one-map format ran over two Google Maps pages. That wasn't ideal. The natural split for two separate maps was the Imperial Airways/Qantas Empire Airways junction at Singapore.
Incidentally, if you zoom in at each stopping location you will see the "alighting area".
Anyway, just some last details to attend to and then I'll zip it all up. Will post a note here when it is uploaded to both sites.
A South African gentleman who downloaded the file has sent me a PDF of the first part of an article published in the September 8th. 1938 edition of Flight magazine.
The article, written by a Flight journalist, covers a trip from London to Sydney aboard the RMA "Camilla".
I have made an attempt to locate the rest of the article through a bookshop in England which has a bound edition of the magazines from July - December 1938. If this comes to fruition then I'll scan and PDF the story and make it available for reference.