[jhb_airlines] Re: Evening Farm Flight

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 06:26:06 +0100

I spotted them on Servinfo. When next I looked there was a swarm, swollen by others that seemed to be routing via the IOM.

Over in East Anglia and, a one off when flying VFR, I had FSC running, to see if the others showed up; after setting to download IVAO Information. They all did.

The difference between FPI and IVAO is chalk and cheese. Last night there was no sign of server lag and all incomers were in very smooth flight. Times have changed!

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:
I saw you all flogging around East Anglia and it's nice to see you had a
good flight. I was too busy to watch though as I had a right bunch of German
arrivals at EGNS. All very good, excellent English - but all missed the ILS
because they were using old scenery with the old ILS frequency. They only
mentioned this when most had landed so I warned the final arrival but Sod's
Law reared up again as he had the correct scenery and going to 110.9 made
him miss the ILS too! Great fun.

I must warn John Hill that tonight's bunch of arrivals were a practise
session for next Wednesday when they expect to have about 25 aircraft coming
to EGNS.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Frank Turley
Sent: 03 July 2008 21:07
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Evening Farm Flight

Hi Gerry,

I understand why you don't want to get tied, my problem is I need to be able

to plan ahead a bit. I was lucky tonight to spot your e-mail and be able to get in a quick trip, but it did take me approx 15 mins to set up the plan, although its an area I know fairly well, e.g. mind the Wash! Also I suspect that if we had a regular fly-in night we could attract regular flyers. I can

usually make Thursdays, at least early on.

Anyway, thanks for tonight, I'm sure we all enjoyed it, especially the remark about the professional chatter on channel!

Frank T.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:46 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Evening Farm Flight

Hi Frank,

Many thanks for turning up. Tom and Fred too. You must have all timed your

departures well, since we all arrived within about ten minutes or so.

Using IVAO's weather, we had great conditions for an evening flight.

I'll try to set up another one; more correctly another opportunity. Depends how the cookie is crunched as to which evening. Easiest is just to

post if I'm doing an evening flight and it's there if anyone wishes to join.

I was relieved London Control left us to our own devices. Sometimes, understandably, they need the company and offer a flight information service and that constrains using Unicom for position reports.

I like Gunton Park. Decent strip, trees and deer.

Gerry Winskill

Frank Turley wrote:
Thanks Gerry, that was good. I had FSC on too, could see us all converging. Another one next Thursday?

Frank T.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 4:29 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Evening Farm Flight

Since the weather looks OK and to check this PC is also OK, I might try a VFR flight this evening, on line.

If anyone's interested in trying it, the destination is Farmstrips FSX's

Gunton Park. It's due North of Coltishall and marked on the CAA chart. If anyone wants to join, we'll use a fly in format, so departures must be from different fields, of your own choice. Since it's my bat, I'm leaving from Newcastle, where I'm currently testing. I'll aim to get there about 2000 local time.

Gunton has an 800 metre strip, so aircraft choice is a bit wider than at

some farms. Runway is North South and you're requested to make an initial low pass, to scare deer off the strip.

If SWMBO puts the mokkers on it I'll post ASAP.

Gerry Winskill

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