A Flight Simulator Odyssey

by Charles Gulick

Goat Island Final

Chart: Detroit
En Route Coordinates:
   Aircraft: N17892, EI9328
   Tower: --
   Aircraft: 1200
   Tower: --
Heading: 117
Time: Daylight

If you can disable Crash Detect in your version, do so for this and the following scenario, otherwise you may get a CRASH message when landing on Goat Island, or anywhere else in the vicinity of Niagara Falls. If you cannot disable Crash Detect, make the landing anyway and see if the ground supports you.

Goat Island separates the American from the Canadian Falls, just as the Niagara Canyon separates the U.S. and Canada. Here you are on final for a landing on the island, with a nice view of the falls on the way down. Elevation on Goat Is-land is 585 feet. When you touch down, don't be surprised if the landscape changes abruptly. There are weird effects all over the Niagara area.

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