The modern version of the Piper Cub has a much stronger engine (180hp or 215hp) and updated avionics and is a real powerhouse and joy to fly. The NXCub even sports a nose wheel.
On this flight we (Chergo and Chris joined in) crossed the Rocky Mountains twice, once in westerly direction over Logan Pass (as in my Flying Boat World Tour) and once in easterly direction via Glenns Lake. The winds in Babb were strong, very strong and a good cross wind landing was required. On the back flight many new peaks from white to red were found. Chief Mountain (white), Bear Mountain (red), Pyramid Peak and after the passage at Wahcheechee Mountain finally Kootenai Peak. We followed the valley down to Langton airport with its sloped runway. A perfect stop to end this short bush flying adventure.
I had already flown this route around Mt. Shasta once with the normal Cub (see 3 Cubs to Crater Lake), but wanted to show a friend of mine the beauty of low flying in MSFS. And since the USA has received its World Update by now, the trip was even more beautiful then the first time.
Nikolsdorf – Zell am See – Trieben
A sightseeing flight through the alps took Mario and me from Nikolsdorf to Zell am See. Fighting hard to get the NXCub up to 13000ft we followed the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse up to Pasterze glacier and Grossglockner itself. Flying in heavy clouds made navigation a bit tricky, but thanks to the magnificient instrumentation in the NXCub we made it down safely.
After a short break we took off again in a easterly direction and followed the valley passing ski resorts like Flachau, Alternmarkt and Schladming. To the left the mountains of the Dachstein gave excellent views. The weather cleared up a bit and it was smooth sailing up to Trieben, a nice little airport tucked away between the Phyrn Autobahn and the village.
New Guinea Bushtrip
Leg 1 & 2
As we enjoyed the NX Cub so much on our last trip, I looked for further flights we could do. We came across the New Guinea Buhstrip in MSFS and used that as a basis. Mario, Chergo and I lined up at Wewak (AYWK) along the north coast. After takeoff we turned south and flew inland to Timbunke (TEB), our first stop. After refueling we took off again and followed the Sepik river west. Over Chambri Lake we made a touch and go at Klimbit and another touch and go into Ambunti. We continued to follow Sepik river until we reached Bowami Mission were we parked right next to the river.