My apologies for absence, yet again. Having ducked out of a charity
evening, devoted to selling candles or something, I thought I was clear
for the session. Unfortunately, SWMBO's friend is going with her but her
husband is as unenthusiastic as I. Would you believe they've decided the
neat solution is for him to spend the evening here, whilst they go to
the candlelight session; shades of Mrs Bucket!
Only another 5 weeks available before I'm dragged off to enjoy myself, so oportunities are getting fewer.
Just in case anyone else hasn't seen the posting on FPI here it is:
UK-FPI invites VFR and IFR traffic to join us in this event. New members are especially welcome.
Focus airports this week are:
Keflavik (BIKF) - runway length 3065m Akureyri (BIAR) - runway length 1940m Egilsstadir (BIEG) - runway length 2000m
Pilot skills will be tested to the limit, especially in low visibility, at BIAR with an off-set approach and high ground on either side of the approach.
Keflavik to/from Akureyri (160nm)
BIKF-SID-EL-G4-NB-DCT BIAR BIAR-SID-NB-G4-EL-STAR-BIKF
Keflavik to/from Egilsstadir (235nm)
BIKF-SID-EL-Q1-VA-DCT BIEG BIEG DCT VA-Q1-EL-STAR-BIKF
Akureyri to/from Egilsstadir (100nm)
BIAR-SID-AKI-R2-FELLI-DCT BIEG BIEG DCT FELLI-R2-AKI-DCT BIAR
Aerodrome charts can be downloaded from the downloads section of:
Scenery can also be downloaded from the above web-site and also at:
Look forward to seeing you at what will be an interesting event for ATC and pilots.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil Reynolds Sent: 28 November 2005 20:45 To: JHB Subject: [jhb_airlines] Extra hours - 037G (and Iceland report)
Completed a positioning flight earlier from Tromso to Egilsstadir (BIEG), one of the focus airports for this week's FPI session. The active runway for BIEG tonight was 22 which called for a tricky NDB/DME approach with a 16 degree offset. Nice! If this is the active runway tomorrow it should prove an exciting evening...
JHB037T ENTC BIEG 1640 2022 03:42 A/C - B737 Route - <SJA2B> SJA UM609 BDO UZ110 FLS UG3 VALDI G3 ROSTI DCT HN <EGILSSTADIR 3 ARRIVAL>
Phil Reynolds JHB037