[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI next week

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:48:56 +0100

Rolls off the tongue easily doesn't it? <vbg>


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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI next week

Heraklion = LGIR (Nikos Kazantzakis) ???

Mike L

Gerry Winskill wrote:
> Sounds good but FS9 refuses to admit to Heraklion. Does it have an
> alternative name?
> That was the case with Dalaman also, until I tried Dugla, or was it Mugla?
> Gerry Winskill
> Bones wrote:
>> Before we joined FPI some of my older and wiser pilots will recall
>> the
>> ATC
>> sessions I ran using the FSD server on my PC. These were confined to
>> JHB but
>> were good fun and I think I can say that they cut the teeth of a good
>> few of
>> us before stepping up to a full ATC online service.
>> One of the benefits of this was that I could select anywhere in the
>> world for our sessions and, for a change of scenery, I did this on a
>> number of evenings. It was fun to get away from the UK and hop around
>> the Hawaiian islands, Cape Town or wherever.
>> We may be doing the same on FPI next week. In a chat with Dave and
>> John at
>> the end of the session on Wednesday the idea cropped up and so we may
>> try it
>> out. The location will be the sunny Med but I can't confirm which
>> airports
>> Dave will choose for the evening. A few were bandied about - Malta,
>> Heraklion, Tunis, Brindisi, Dalaman, Athens etc but Dave will do some
>> homework on distances before making a final decision.
>> The selected airports should be ILS equipped (I hope) and free of
>> STAR's/SID's so you won't have any need to lookup airfield procedures
>> (unless you want to). It should be a nice, simple and pleasant
>> evening with no complex flight planning and ATC to radar vector you
>> to each destination.
>> About the only task I would suggest you do is check local terrain when
>> Dave
>> publishes the destinations to make sure your route doesn't take you into
>> high ground. Places like Heraklion have some lumpy bits very close to the
>> airport.
>> Should be very good fun..
>> bones
>> bones@xxxxxxx
>> http://fsaviation.net

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