We all know that Project Open Sky delivers stunning aircraft and ups the standard for modeling with each release. While I have many favorites (a later post) for flight sim, I really enjoy taking the Embraer Legacy 600 out for a spin. Its sexy lines, small size, reasonable fuel economy, and great handling really make this model one great choice to spend time with. For this model, I prefer flying in FS2004/FS9, although the model does work well in FSX.
I took a brief flight from Santa Barbara (KSBA) to Las Vegas (KLAS) in POSKY’s Legacy, wrapped in a stunning Vegas themed repaint of N900EM (EVM Investments LLC ) by Samy Fay. Heck, I am sure someone from Santa Barbara would enjoy a free ride to Vegas in a stunning business jet.
The day was a bit foggy as the passengers boarded and the crew prepared to depart.
After receiving clearance to Vegas, we depart runway 25 and back sharply left to the GOLET waypoint before proceeding on course. The weather is brisk, but the fog ceiling is low, above is bright sunshine. This will be a wonderful flight to Vegas.
After passing Palm Springs, it became clear that these passengers were not so ordinary. They had not only consumed the $500 champagne, but the $700 caviar, and all of the bon bons! We were quickly running out of treats, so I accelerated to max cruise so we can get them to the casino before they blow up and eat the entire airplane.
Before long, I happily start our descent into the Las Vegas valley. We area routed to 25L, but do to spacing issues with other aircraft, we extend our downwind toward Lake Meade. Eventually, we make our 180 degree turn and pickup the ILS. The weather is typical of southern Nevada, warm and clear. The smooth air allows us to touch down hard, but without much fuss.
Taxiing to Las Vegas Executive Terminal seemed to take forever. As we started a steady pace, we had to stop for cross traffic. Clearly the controllers are giving priority to airliners… causing us to use more gas than we should. After 20 minutes, we make it to the terminal so the passengers can deplane, catch their limo to the casino and spend some money.
I hope you enjoyed today’s flight. Please make sure to check the seatback for personal belongings before deplaning!