[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI tonight

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 19:03:06 -0000

Hi Ernie,

I presume the link was in the passage I copied from the FPI site so let me
see if I can find it again..

Here it is...

Athens International to/from Crete (167nm)


Crete to/from Rhodes (155nm)


Charts for these airports can be downloaded from:


You just need to type in the airport ICAO code.

En-route charts can be downloaded from:


Mike has already given you a link to FSNav so I won't repeat it here. I'll
just add that it is one of the most useful FS add-ons I have ever bought.
It's a combination of a flight planner and moving map display, very easy to
use but it also has a lot of more complex facilities for those who are
willing to take the time to learn them. FSNav will also interact with the
autopilot and will fly the aircraft from take off to touchdown too if you
let it <g>..


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ERNIE LAYCOCK
Sent: 04 November 2005 19:40
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI tonight

Hi John,
I used a link you povided for thr Greece airport charts.They were super,but
I thought I had saved the link in my spare drive.Regretfully I had not.Could

you let me have it again please ? Also everybody seems to have RSNav except
me !!! Is this a download as well ? If so could you (or anybody) tell me
what to do to get it.Thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 3:06 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI tonight

> We talked about the evening for quite some time on the ATC chat
> channel after most pilots had landed. Our view was that it seemed a
> good evening for ATC and we guessed it was good for the pilots too -
> but we really needed your feedback.
> From the positive comments I can confirm that it won't be a one off.
> is
> dreadfully under utilised right now and even though we have a reasonable
> UK
> ATC presence it isn't a good thing to limit our coverage to this area
> every
> week. ATC cover in Germany isn't bad and Netherlands is sometimes active
> but
> the rest of Europe is rather sadly empty. We will therefore look at some
> nice European locations and temporarily relocate the UK staff to a
> specific
> area for an evening. It should provide more interesting flying for
> yourselves and hopefully pull in a few of the other pilots in FPI - as it
> seemed to yesterday.
> Next week will be similar but I can't tell you the destinations as yet
> except for one - Malta. <g>
> Dave has already noted that it can be harder obtaining charts and
> information for non UK airfields. Luckily, FSNav fills the gap to some
> extent but I'm sure we'll stay away from difficult airfields unless
> good data is available. Chambery and Innsbruck would be good
> challenges though.. <vbg>
> bones
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
> Sent: 03 November 2005 18:19
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI tonight
> Hi John
> I also thought that it was a very good evening, certainly made a
> change to have a change of scenery (and weather).
> The only problem, for me, was that I was unable to get the link (for
> charts), to work. Did anyone else have this problem?
> As a result I was totally dependent on FSNav for airfield information,
> however, FSNav seemed up to the task.
> Is this going to be a regular feature, or was it just a 'one off'?
> Cheers
> Alastair
> Bones wrote:
>> I'd like to ask how everyone felt about tonight's Greek flavoured
>> session. On the controller's side it was extremely good and we
>> enjoyed it greatly - but did the change of location have the same
>> appeal to pilots?
>> The nice thing about the evening was that it attracted other pilots
>> to the event - a Virgin Express, an Iberia, several Eurofly pilots
>> and even a Luxembourg Lear Jet. This nice mix made me feel that JHB
>> wasn't flying in solitary confinement yet again..
>> As the UK winter draws in would pilots like it if the UK controllers
>> up sticks now and then and relocate to more interesting locations?
>> bones
>> bones@xxxxxxx
>> http://fsaviation.net

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