[jhb_airlines] Re: PCI Wednesday

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 20:38:35 +0100

The only alcoholic run I'd not recommend is an Aquavit run. Norway to the
Equator and back again would be a bit too much!!

bones

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Fred Stopforth
Sent: 15 July 2007 19:41
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: PCI Wednesday


A Tequila run.HEE hee.Fred
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Reynolds" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 5:05 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: PCI Wednesday


> Now Then Fred, we've been here before on the Scottish Whiskey run
> haven't
> we? And the boss encouraging you, whatever next!
>
> Paul
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
> To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 4:33 PM
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: PCI Wednesday
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>
>> Rum Run.. I like it!
>>
>> bones
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Fred
>> Stopforth
>> Sent: 15 July 2007 09:05
>> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: PCI Wednesday
>>
>>
>> Wow, sounds like an exciting busy evening coming on.Pity Mick's on
>> hol
>> he'd
>> have take the stick off me to do the whole hop.Will be getting my shorts
>> and
>>
>> jazzy shirt ready complete with cap and sunglasses. Could be a good
>> Rum run.Tally Ho m'harties! Fred
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
>> To: "JHB Airlines Email List" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 4:04 AM
>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] PCI Wednesday
>>
>>
>>> For our session this week I'd like to suggest the Caribbean tour I
>>> mentioned a week or so ago.
>>>
>>> I hope the picture gets through otherwise what I go on to say will
>>> be a load
>>> of cobblers. If you don't get it I'll post it on a web page.
>>>
>>> The session is unusual as it involves six airports for the VFR
>>> pilots. These
>>> are:
>>>
>>> St Maartens (TNCM),
>>> St Barts (TFFJ),
>>> Saba (TNCS),
>>> St Eustacius (TNCE),
>>> St Kitts (TKPK)
>>> and Nevis (TKPN).
>>>
>>> Compared with normal sessions this is a true island hopping exercise
>>> as distances are very short - it only being 54nm from TNCM to TKPN.
>>> It should be quite viable for a full tour of the six airports to be
>>> made within the session. The only provision I would add for the
>>> session is that no pilot starts up on the ground at St Bart's (TFFJ)
>>> - you can pick any airport to start at except this. I'd also urge
>>> everyone to make St Bart's a port of call en route as it is the most
>>> challenging of the six airports.
>>>
>>> With so many airports open we either make three of them non ATC or
>>> each controller picks two airports. As the islands are nicely paired
>>> I'd suggest that TNCM and TFFJ be under one controller, TNCS and
>>> TNCE under another and TKPK and TKPN for the third. As we only get a
>>> runway diagram for the airfield we centre on it would be best to
>>> locate to the bigger of each pair
>>> and control this properly. For the minor airfield we provide aircraft
>>> separation but each pilot is responsible for circuit joining and
>>> landing.
>>> It
>>> sounds complex but it is quite easy if we look at each group.
>>>
>>> St Maartens and St Barts.
>>> In this case the controller centres at TNCM and provides a normal
>>> service. He can look out for aircraft flying to St Bart's and
>>> provide traffic confliction but once the pilot has the airfield in
>>> sight it is up to him to position for a landing there.
>>>
>>> Saba and St Eustacius.
>>> Centre at St Eustacius and provide guidance to and traffic info on
>>> aircraft going to Saba.
>>>
>>> St Kitts and Nevis.
>>> Centre on St Kitts and watch traffic going back and forth to Nevis.
>>>
>>> The default scenery is basic but an additional mesh creates the
>>> proper hilly bits around St Barts and Saba. I'd suggest the
>>> LesserAntilliesMesh.zip for
>>> this. If you would like nicer scenery then Tony Agramont's
>>> Caribbe_North.zip
>>> and Caribbe_South.zip add some nice detail to the islands. One word of
>>> caution - FS have got the default airfield height of St Maarten wrong so
>>> the
>>> default runway (and any added scenery runway) sits about 10ft above the
>>> terrain. It looks slightly odd but if you stay on the runway and
>>> taxiways
>>> you should be OK.
>>>
>>> IFR pilots have a much greater choice of airfields. The islands run
>>> for 400nm so there are plenty of options here - San Juan, Antigua,
>>> Barbuda, St Lucia, BVI, Martinique, Dominica, St Vincent, Anguilla,
>>> Guadeloupe and even Barbados. Of the manned airports only St Kitts
>>> and St Maarten are big enough for heavy metal but neither are
>>> excessively long.
>>>
>>> It needs both the controllers and the pilots to accept this idea
>>> before we go ahead as it is a challenge for everyone.
>>>
>>>
>>> bones
>>> bones@xxxxxxx
>>> http://fsaviation.net
>>>
>>>
>>>
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