Today's Saudi Arabian adventures in 10 replay screenshots




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It was great fun out there today! OERK would be my hub for the day and I decided to take the little A319–112 out for 3 short haul and regional spins around Saudi Arabia - it didn’t disappoint. The 3 flights have been split into 10 shots below. After reviewing the screenshots, I felt an overwhelming urge to eat some grilled cheese on toast for some reason!

The seemingly barren deserts that surround King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh aren’t lifeless and flat and still provide a good chance to have a look at what the HD scenery has to offer on various local sandy routes.

It was a case of picking up FlightRadar, find some random real flights under 2 hours to accommodate the A319 and fly them as realistically as possible. Saudi operates aircraft from their A320 family on these routes - A320 and A321 models but I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for using A319 - it’s part of the same family after all.

Thank you to the excellent and seamlessly pro ATC who were there at OERK today (and everywhere at all open airports as always of course).

As always, no hard editing was done to the photos, just some personal preference slight changes to the light and contrast and working with what is available – nothing fake added or taken away.

Good times

OERK (King Khalid International Airport) to OETB (Tabuk Regional Airport)

OERK (King Khalid International Airport) to OEBA (Al-Baha Domestic)

OERK (King Khalid International Airport) to OEJN (King Abdulaziz Intn'l)



The king of scenery shots! Incredible 😍

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Some lovely shots here! 👌🏽


Really nice photos! The scenery looks amazing.

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And thank you for ATC - think you were there on the first one.

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Yes, I was controlling OERK approach earlier today. Thanks for stopping by!

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ha, I was literally thinking that as I scrolled through the pics!!

Beautiful shots! Hope to see more…


Very nice coverage of todays IFATC schedule…
Can’t wait to see more of this!

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Nice pics! You should visit Medina sometime, OEMA, it’s a great airport with Mars looking scenery ;)

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Thanks for the kind words all and I’ll definitely have a look at Medina as well🏜

Lots of sand!! Nice photos

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we really need an event like this

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