[jhb_airlines] Re: Farm Strip Flyin

  • From: Mike Lucas <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 13:38:06 +0100

Would love to join you, Gerry - but can't since your scenery is FS2004
only ...

Mike L

On Sat, 2005-10-22 at 14:11 +0100, Gerry Winskill wrote:
> Following from the earlier postings on this topic, and to get it off the 
> ground, Tom Smith and  I will be aiming to fly into Maypole Farm, 2 1/2 
> miles SSE of Herne Bay, on Monday evening. I'll put the two Lockyears 
> pages, plus a couple of enticing screenshots, on my site, later 
> today.Anyone wishing to join us will be extremely welcome. Because of 
> the possible existance of conflicting MP sessions, this is an attempt to 
> kickstart this idea, without trying to lure anyone away from the other 
> sessions.
> The Flyin is meant to be a cross country map reading exercise, rather 
> than a fly in company,so there are a few basic rules, which entrants are 
> on trust to observe.
> 1) No GPS or FSNav to be used
> 2) No use of the farm's NDB
> 3) Any other navaids are OK, provided they are not used instead of map 
> reading
> 4) No two participants to start from the same location; so post your 
> chosen starting point and it's first    come first served. The start 
> point doesn't have to be from a farm strip, the choice is yours. 
> Please      avoid starting close to any other entrant, since we want to 
> avoid follow my leader.
> 5) At least one en-route farm strip landing and takeoff to be made
> 6) As a courtesy to any FPI operators who might be on line, please file 
> a flight plan, including en route     VRPs and your chosen intermediate 
> landing strip.
> 7) Since we're flying VFR, avoid infringeing any controlled airspace areas.
>  The aim is to be at Maypole Farm around 2100 to 2115, local time. The 
> FS time you set is your own choice. Your starting point may be anywhere 
> within the VFR GM areas, please don't feel you have to start in Kent, or 
> the surrounding counties.
> If the FSMeteo weather is VFR, then I shall use that, on my own system, 
> but the choice is down to the individual. I suggest the FPI wind 
> direction be used for runway choice.This should be available by entering 
> .WX EGMH in the bottom ATOC slot. That should bring up the weather for 
> the nearby Manston.
> In the unlikely event that the Manston position is active, we'll need to 
> contact Manston approach, for inbound clearance.
> Bones, since we won't be relying on ATC for this exercise, if available, 
> why don't you join us in the air? Pity there's no ATOC listed Tiger Moth.
> I suggest we use the Unicom frequency, to report passing en-route VRPs 
> and turning points. Also positions during airfield approaches.
> The runway at Maypole farm is only 400 Metres, so a/c choice is 
> critical. So that we aren't all watching a growing collection of "Follow 
> Me" vans, if your a/c of choice isn't featured in the ATOC Flightplan 
> Aircraft list, can you please enter a near equivalent in the Filghtplan, 
> perhaps entering your real a/c in the Comments section. For instance, 
> I'll be flying an APM20 but will enter it as a C182RG.
>  Scenically, to get the best out of the final strip, I'd definitely 
> recommend a visit to the VFR Database site, to get Kent Pylons and 
> Shep's AG trees for the area. They really bring the place to life.
> If you're not available but would like to take part in the sessions, 
> then don't just rely on my sessions. With FPI, all you need do is post 
> to the list, giving a time and date that you will be flying, plus a 
> destination Farm Strip, and any of us available will be able to join in. 
> If I spot such a session I'll try to put the two destination pages on my 
> download site.
> Gerry Winskill
> gwinsk@xxxxxxx
Mike Lucas <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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