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#4133842 - 06/14/15 01:13 PM Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front)  
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Just out of curiosity I took off from Friedrichshafen,on Lake Constance,and headed South/South West,first try was with an Alb DII but being distracted from scenery I found myself trapped in a long narrow valley wich ended up with an impassable mpountain pass,could not even try to turn back and crashed on its flank,thne I switched to a Roland CII,best long range plane in german inventory,started out at 3000m. so no need to make the long climb,and headed for Italy at about 5.33AM.
Alps with the DII




Alpine lake somewhere in switzerland

Over to the Lake of Garda


Toward Adriatic sea and Venice


And Venice it's there in the Lagoon,reached at 7.0AM,now toward Trieste for an Austrian breakfast!



Not so good a landing but...still 30% of fuel in.

So the terrain it's all there,with objects and everything,now Polowski...PLEASE give us the Italian Front!! yeah


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#4133847 - 06/14/15 01:27 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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#4133853 - 06/14/15 01:37 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Ummm, very interesting news Cavaliere,...Italian Front would be great for sure!

#4133857 - 06/14/15 01:47 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Impressive trip and pictures, Cavaliere!

I guess the devs would love to have the Italian front, and it may already be
somewhere further down their list of things to build.
There are still so many things they wanted to do for the Western Front, that
it may take a while, before they ever touch Italy.
But good to know, that it is all there already!


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#4133861 - 06/14/15 01:59 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Impressive trip and pictures, Cavaliere!

I guess the devs would love to have the Italian front, and it may already be
somewhere further down their list of things to build.
There are still so many things they wanted to do for the Western Front, that
it may take a while, before they ever touch Italy.
But good to know, that it is all there already!


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I would love to fly Barker's career in Italy. That's the first thing I will do if the Italian front is ever developed.


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#4133869 - 06/14/15 02:15 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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High over the Front
I'll be the party pooper and say "Western Front" first.
Lotsa stuff left to do gentlemen.

#4133875 - 06/14/15 02:34 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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I've been hoping for the Italian Front to come to OFF, and now WOFF, for years. I built several missions and did a full set of Italian SPAD skins a few years back just to tide me over.

But as Olham and Duke have so rightly pointed out, still a fair amount to do to complete the Western Front before moving southeasterly. Still, we can dream. smile2

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#4133879 - 06/14/15 02:39 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Awesome!
I've thought about that, but always turned around for home over the Swiss mountains.
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#4133883 - 06/14/15 02:49 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Hum, didn't know that it was possible. There is a way to stay "Western front" while visiting Italy, and it will make a good challenge.
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17290

Luxeuil->Munich->San-Dona-Di-Piave in a Sopwith 1B1 (a flight of 6hours), we just have to make the skin wink

#4133911 - 06/14/15 03:35 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Awesome idea! Awesome screen shots! Awesome flying! You are... wait for it... AWESOME! salute


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#4133939 - 06/14/15 04:27 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Thank you all,it was awhile since I just wanted to see how far WOFF scenery could go down South,it's been a long flight indeed,most of it in 2x time compression (4x only after Alps were well cleared),over Alps you just cannot take "licenses",it's hard even to maintain 3000m of altitude in strong winds and at night,and flying such a "cow" biggrin
Before reaching the Garda lake,thers's a big mountain cluster that I could not clear by altitude,so i had to pass on the western side of it and then retake the correct Route bearings.( I cleared a couple of passes by sheer tenths of meters anyway)
I perfectly understand the Western Front priority still...
I think that doing the Italian Front will put WOFF completely in another League,forever! I know it's a lot of work but since terrain it's already there....hope won't die! Next time I will be going to the West Coast,where I live, and have a look down there just for fun. wave2
By the way Austrian breakfast was nothing to die for,we have much better food and drinks. bottles


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#4133955 - 06/14/15 05:12 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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I've been lobbying for the Italian Front ever since the OFF P3 days. smile

But first we need those French two-seaters and the Belgians for the Western Front!


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#4133957 - 06/14/15 05:21 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Originally Posted By: Cavaliere57
By the way Austrian breakfast was nothing to die for,we have much better food and drinks. bottles


Now you've done it Cavaliere! You've gone and stirthepot again!!


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#4133966 - 06/14/15 05:38 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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#4133968 - 06/14/15 05:44 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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Originally Posted By: Cavaliere57
... Austrian breakfast was nothing to die for,we have much better food and drinks.

I was never in Italy. I wonder how an Italian breakfast would be?
Austria is great for coffee-time. Have you ever had 'Topfenpalatschinken'?


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#4133982 - 06/14/15 06:34 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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#4133985 - 06/14/15 06:43 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Cavaliere57]  
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....sumtin' Caproni would be tasty... winkngrin

#4133996 - 06/14/15 07:05 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Robert_Wiggins]  
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Originally Posted By: Robert_Wiggins
Originally Posted By: Cavaliere57
By the way Austrian breakfast was nothing to die for,we have much better food and drinks. bottles


Now you've done it Cavaliere! You've gone and stirthepot again!!

Of course!!! It's a bait for someone biggrin


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#4133998 - 06/14/15 07:06 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted By: Fullofit
Where is Banjoman? popcorn


We are waiting.... charge Cavalry is ready!


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#4133999 - 06/14/15 07:08 PM Re: Long Journey Home...(AKA the Italian Front) [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Originally Posted By: Cavaliere57
... Austrian breakfast was nothing to die for,we have much better food and drinks.

I was never in Italy. I wonder how an Italian breakfast would be?



Just like this Olham



" In vino veritas "
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