Nordic Expedition 4: SAS 4409 – TOS to OSL

Today we’re back in FS9! Man, did I miss you my old buddy… 😀
The Nordic Expedition is slowly coming to an end already, as we’re flying the leg from Tromso to Oslo Gardermoen on SAS 4409.
This is the ultimate comparison, NGX vs IFly, FS9 vs FSX. And I have to say that I’m still in love with the 9-year old FS9.

Here we go:
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The routing will take us almost along the entire eastern border with Sweden, though never leaving Norwegian airspace. Take off in TOS is on 19, then we’ll follow SID ROSKO1B. In Oslo we will land on runway 01R, getting the scenic approach over the city.
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It never rains in Southern California, at least according to Albert Hammond, but it sure always rains in Tromso!
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Paperwork is done, aircraft systems are set up – let’s go!
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Norway has such a rich landscape. And Tromso is a perfect example for this beauty. Here we’re enjoying the view while backtracking on 01 to the turning pad.
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Feel free to compare: this picture was taken in almost the exact same spot as the one on the last flight in FSX.
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Cleared for take off. With 19 kts head wind.
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Off we go.
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This could be FSX as well.
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We’re following the SID out of this mountains.
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Almost through.
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And here you can see our SID in a close-up shot.
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NGX or IFly, they’re both amazing renditions of the wonderful NG.
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Skiing, anyone…?
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Meanwhile we have reached our cruise altitude for today: 40,000 feet. Not a lot to do for us at this stage.
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A little later we can start our descent and approach briefings, as we’re closing in on Oslo.
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The weather wants to impress us today. It’s not often that you get to fly in such nice cloud formations.
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Forrests and lakes – a very appropriate description for most of Norway.
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Getting closer.
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As promised: We’re passing the city of Oslo during our approach.
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And some more impressions from the Norwegian landscape.
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There seems to be some kind of radio tower on this hill.
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Runway 01R comes in sight!
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A spotter in the woods took this picture of us roaring above his head on final.
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And just about to touch down any second.
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The weather in Oslo is definitely better than in Tromso. 21°C and sunny. It seems as if the summer has not only arrived in continental Europe, but also in Scandinavia.
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This Lufthansa Airbus you can see ahead landed just before us.
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At the gate in Gardermoen. Now we can stay in Oslo for a little while, before we continue our journey on the next leg to Stavanger.
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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed, I sure did.

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3 thoughts on “Nordic Expedition 4: SAS 4409 – TOS to OSL

  1. Great once again! Looking forward for more. The 738 is such a nice aircraft! Such a shame that I only have 3 flights on it, 1 on Flyglobespan in 2006 from Glasgow-Faro and 2 last month when I flew from Mumbai to Dubai via Muscat on Oman Air as part of my RTW trip. Gotta fly it more!

    Keep ’em comin’! What should we expect after the ‘Nordic Expedition’?

    cheers, Sveinn 🙂

    • Thanks Sveinn for the kind words! Yes, the 737NG is on the list of my favorite rides. I’ve been on some 6 flights on the 737/738 so far. In August I’m gonna fly the classic 737, probably for the last time, on Lufthansa to Hamburg. But I’ve already flown on the 733/734 and 735, so I got all the classics except for the -200.
      Idk yet what comes after the Nordic Expedition. I didn’t forget about your RTW, but I’m really busy right now with my Bachelor Thesis and a lot of other stuff, so I mostly fly short flights – that’s not exactly what your world-tour would be… 😉

      • Hehe, that’s ok! I’m patient… 😉

        I’ve been really lucky and have nearly all the 737 series covered up (except for -100, -600 and -900). Flown MetroJet by USAir on their 732 in 1999, 6 flights on the Southwest 733, 4 734 flights (3 Icelandair, 1 USAir), 1 735 flight on Southwest, 9 73G flights (7 on Southwest and 2 on AirTran) and the above mentioned 738s. Hopefully I can catch the -6 and -9 soon! The -1 is hopeless though, no -100s in service currently. 😦

        cheers, Sveinn

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