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Bridge Stunts With Scotflight Scenery

Last updated Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:54:22 GMT
Originally posted on Tue, 08 Jul 2003 15:02:59 GMT

Reacting to the real world daredevil pilots who have flown under two Scottish bridges in the past month, Scotflight Scenery has announced that the bridges involved will be added to v1.1 of their scenery of Scotland. For details on the upcoming scenery update, click on Read More.

Following the recent spate of spectacular and dangerous bridge stunts in Scotland, in which two Spanish pilots both flew their aircraft under the 54' high Ballachulish Bridge in Scotland, and an as-yet unidentified helicopter pilot twice flew under the 100' high main span of the Skye Bridge crossing, Scotflight Scenery author Iain Gallacher has worked flat out to add Ballachhulish Bridge to the forthcoming version 1.1 of Scotflight Scenery in addition to the Skye Bridge crossing already added to version 1.1 by co-designer Iain Murray and well over a dozen Scottish bridges already included in version 1.0.

 

Now, instead of risking life and limb, not to mention possible loss of licence, pilots can indulge in these dangerous activities from the safety of their own home. According to designer Iain Gallacher, Scotflight Scenery users will be able to attempt to recreate the flights of the Spanish pilots as captured on video, or try their hand at flying beneath many other Scottish Bridges, including the Forth road and rail bridges.

Scotflight Scenery version 1.1 is due to be released imminently, and will be free to existing users (with a small charge for anyone wanting to upgrade on CD). It is fully expected to be compatible with FS2004. This will be confirmed when the final release version of FS2004 is available.

BBC NEWS LINKS

* Warning for bridge stunt pilots:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3043308.stm

* Helicopter pilot's bridge stunt:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3022948.stm

ABOUT SCOTFLIGHT SCENERY

Scotflight Scenery is the work of two Scottish Scenery designers: Iain Gallacher is renouned for his excellent freeware sceneries for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick, while Iain Murray has produced a variety of interesting and unique freeware add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator including his recent award winning Coastline-Maker utility.

Scotflight Scenery is published by Visual Flight.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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