747 Hemet Ryan Fire Bomber
On my days off I use X-Plane to pretend to fly.
Today it was an Evergreen International 747 Supertanker Firebomber
from the Hemet-Ryan California Department of Forestry Air Attack Base.
(they don't really fly 747's there.)
What I had to cut for time:
*Reversing engines to backup to the very extreme start of the runway,
*and then full throttle, with the brakes on, until I could get the speed up,
as to not overrun the runway on take-off.
*About fifteen minutes of flying over Hemet to get to the fire, out past Anza.
*Finding and landing at Palm Springs Intl., very poorly,
I am quite proud I didn't scrape the tail on take-off though.
The music is from the song, "Love and the Veil" by the group Niyaz.
I highly recomend both of their enjoyable albums,
the self-titled, Niyaz, as well as the more recent Nine Heavens.
This song is currenty available on iLike, but buy the whole album; you won't regret it.
A Mac Mini can just barely handle the graphics, to make it enjoyable, kind of like taking off in a 747 from Hemet, just barely. But it still makes X-Plane fun, especially all the extras still work, like this fire-bombing run. You can almost FEEL the plane get lighter when it jettisons its payload!