Trying out the new Microsoft Flight simulator I spotted that a British carrier was alongside in Portsmouth harbour.
In the spirit of Microsoft Flight Simulators of the past I decided that I should attempt a landing – after all didn’t everyone land the Learjet on the carrier in FS95?
Unfortunately two Cessnas later I concluded that the ship is made of water.
But all is not lost as MSFS2020 includes an amphibian!! Here I am in an “approach” of sorts with the gear up…
This is where it went pear shaped – there are trees on the flight deck! Plus I am doing 60 knots and there is a ski jump ahead past the trees.
Sadly I couldn’t make it…
Using slew – this is where we wanted to be!
But although it looks like raised water, the trees are solid and if I exit slew – I fall down to the water below.