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ALK-VA started operations on 11-11-11

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12-12-12

ALK-VA operated first commercial flights to Sri Lanka's newest airport Mattala Rajapaksa Intl. Airport (ICAO-VCRI, IATA-HRI) on 12-12-2012 .

Custom photo real VCRI scenery developed for both Bandaranayike and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airports. 

 

Download VCRI scenery files for FS2004 (Updated 02-Nov-13 1000z)

Download VCRI+VCBI scenery files for FSX (Updated 01-Nov-14 1000z)

 

 

NOTAM: Hambantota Intl. airport (VCHI) renamed to Mattala Rajapaksa Intl. airport (VCRI) effective 07-03-2013.

 

A330 4R-ALA of Sri Lankan Virtual Airlines carried out first test landing and takeoff of from HRI on 07-12-12

(Note: scenery shown is as of 07-12-12)

Approaching HRI after leaving from BIA

Passing overhead of terminal

Turning to localizer runway 23 over magnificent landscape

Capturing the localizer over Wirawila Airbase

First ever Touchdown!

ALA on blocks at Gate A7, next to another test aircraft

Turning to runway 05 for departure

Liftoff !

Night lighting was tested by our Twin Otter

Wide angle view from Tower


 

VCRI FS2004 Scenery

 

Main Apron

Close up details

Night approach to runway 23 

 


 

VCRI Data From www.airport.lk

VCRI Airport Plan

VCRI Taxiways and Apron Parking

ILS Approach to Runway 23

VOR/DME Approach to Runway 05

New Air Routes to VCRI

 

See You at HRI !

 


 

 

Recreating ‘Flight of the Double Sunrise’

 

SriLankan VA is happy to announce the recreation of epic flight of World War II era, ‘The Secret Order of the Double  Sun Rise’ flight originally operated using PBY Catalina aircraft. 5650km nonstop, 29hr flight is from Koggala Lake, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) to Swan River near Perth, Australia.

ALK-VA pilots have completed route proving flights of modified Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft.

You can read the full report of this flight here

 

 

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RWOE

To commemorate the launching of Sri Lankan Virtual Airlines on 11-11-2011, our A340 4R-ADA aircraft embarked on a journey around the world. It was not just an ordinary around the world flight. Route was specially planed in such a way to stay on the Equator as much as possible. Round the World On Equator - RWOE. Flight takes nearest possible route on equator, subject to availability of airports suitable for A340 operations. After 22 sectors, 23506nm and 54.06 flying hours aircraft completed the flight on 04-02-2012, the Independence Day of Sri Lanka with a flypast over celebration. You can follow this unique flight with Vataware Flight logs (Flight No. ALK343) and Picture Gallery below.

Any ALK-VA pilot can join the flight, or fly it independently when time permits. You can submit Flight Request and Flight Reports as Global Charter Flights.

Read the full report of RWOE

 


 

Monara CONTENTS

12-12-12  First Flight to Hambantota International [VCHI]

Notam: Photo real Sri Lankan airport runways

Recreating 'Flight of the Double Sunrise'

Round the World On Equator

Frequent flyer? Travel by air for vacations? Pilot, or wannabe?

Understand What is True Professionalism

ROCKET SCIENCE

Actual Airplane Maintenance Log Book Entries

You might be a freight dog if...

MODIFIED LANDING CHECKLIST

 

 

Editor's Note: We welcome your feedback. For the benefit of other pilots please send your ideas, unusual flying experiences, advices, etc. We will publish them in Monara editions.

 

 

Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation.  Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than others.  It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin. 

K.O. Eckland, "Footprints On Clouds"
 

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