Monday, February 25, 2008
Habu World Tour!
Well guys it's time to separate the real pilots from the wingviewers.
Here's the deal. Starting at 7 pm PST, on Friday the 29th of February, the Lotus Films crew is going on a little trip... all the way around this rock. The interesting bit? The bit that sets us apart from those Avsim/Flightsim/Simouthouse round-the-world pilot wannabes?
We're doing it in the most amazing, sinister looking, fastest, and entirely bloody unforgiving aircraft ever made, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Specifically Alphasim's amazing version of it. This is the Uma Thurman of the aviation world. She's gorgeous, and she'll put a knife in your throat for so much as looking at her funny.
Two years ago Pebble and I did this trip in RealAir Spitfires, an incredible journey. It took us 76 legs and the better part of a year to complete. This trip is only 12 legs, and it's going to take a week or two. However, given the challenges we're facing those twelve legs are going to be anything but mundane.
The sessions will have the standard name but I'll be putting a note in the session info when it's a Blackbird RTW leg and so please check that info and plan accordingly if you want to come along. SR-71s, whether freeware, the Pilot's version, or Alphasim (the BEST) are welcome. If you have an XB-70 Valkyrie that is also acceptable. Simgameit aircraft however will not be accepted, nor any other fighters etc. Blackbirds only, Valkyries in a pinch.
If you would like to join us in this epic journey please click the link below and read the entire post *carefully*. If bringing the Alphasim SR-71 please pay special attention to the multiplayer model notes in the post to avoid crashing your system. In it I also outline the procedures we're going to be following as we'll be endeavouring to make this trip as realistic as possible within the limitations of FSX.
Lotus Films "Chase The Sun" SR-71 Round The World Tour Info
Cheers, and I hope to see you there! If you have comments, questions etc on the flight plan or aircraft, please ask them here in the comments on this blog post.
You have 4 days to practice. ;)
-Lotus out (at Mach 3.28)