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Club Events - 2008 Christmas Caper
Tour the Norwegian Fjords for Christmas.
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Club Events - 2008 Christmas Caper
Tour the Norwegian Fjords for Christmas. Briefing by: Tim Arnot.
  Briefing December 2008  
Introduction Pack your thermals, we're off to Norway! This special event covers the whole month of December, and takes us for a tour of the spectacular Norwegian fjords
Start Time and Place Start from the GA apron at Oslo/Gardemoen , ENGM, any time during December.
Departure and Duration We will depart and fly individually or in small groups. The total distance is approximately 640 nm. Cruising at 100 knots, the flight will take about 6 hours 40 mins. This is split across 10 legs. All legs must be completed in order, and within the month of December. A separate PIREP should be filed for each leg.
Weather ...or not Before starting we will check the weather en route. If it is unsuitable for our trip as planned, then we will fix it. Something we can do in the simulator - wouldn't it be nice if we could do it in real life!
FSInn has a "CAVOK" button. Click this and you get calm clear weather.
Those using Squawkbox will need to turn off the on-line weather updates, and select calm in the FS weather options.
Maps and Charts Airport charts and approach plates for all the airports in this tour can be downloaded from the Norwegian AIP.
Flight plan images produced by Navbox Proplan. Click on the thumbnail to see the full size image.
Leg 1 Oslo/Gardemoen ENGM to Sogndal/Haukasen ENSG
130nm
Route: ENGM - BBU - ENSG

Navaids:
GRM 115.95 MHz (VOR/DME)
BBU 112.75 MHz (VOR/DME)
SOG 114.2 MHx (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan: FSX
Leg 2 Sogndal/Haukasen ENSG to Alesund/Vigra ENAL
100nm
Route: ENSG - VNG - SD - ENOV - BRANDAL VRP - ENAL

Navaids:
SOG 114.2 MHz (VOR/DME)
VNG 404 KHz (NDB)
SD 408 KHz (NDB)
VIG 115.8 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan: FSX
Leg 3 Alesund/Vigra ENAL to Molde/Aro ENML
33nm
Route: ENAL - TAT - ENML

Navaids:
VIG 115.8 MHz (NDB)
ML 258.5 KHz (NDB)

Flight Plan: FSX

Leg 4

Molde/Aro ENML to Kristiansund/Kvenberget ENKB
32nm
Route: ENML  - KVALVAG VRP - ENKB

Navaids:
BRS 371KHz (NDB)
KVB 113.8 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan: FSX

Leg 5

Kristiansund/Kvenberget ENKB to Orland ENOL
60nm
Route: ENKB - MOY VRP - EDOM VRP - STORA VRP - ENOL

Navaids:
KVB 113.8 MHz (VOR/DME)
UTH 366 KHz (NDB)

Flight Plan: FSX
Note: Moy to Edom Max 1500ft. Stora to ENOL max 1000ft.

Leg 6

Orland ENOL to Rorvik/Ryum ENRM
80nm
Route: ENOL - VALSOY VRP - ENRM

Navaids:
UTH 366 KHz (NDB)
RVK 112.7 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan: FSX

Leg 7

Rorvik/Ryum ENRM to Bronnoysund/Bronnoy ENBN
46nm
Route: ENRM - ENBN

Navaids:
RVK 112.7 MHz (VOR/DME)
BNN 115.3MHz (VOR/NDB)

Flight Plan: FSX

Leg 8 Bronnoysund/Bronnoy ENBN to Sandnessjoen/Stokka ENST
30nm
Route: ENBN - ENST

Navaids:
BNN 115.3MHz (VOR/NDB)
STO 112.0 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan: FSX

Leg 9 Sandnessjoen/Stokka ENST to Mo I Rana/Rossvoll ENRA
53nm
Route: ENST - HD - STM - ENRA

Navaids:
STO 112.0 MHz (VOR/DME)
HD 414 KHz (NDB)
STM 345 KHz (NDB)
RA  111.3MHz (DME)

Flight Plan: FSX
Leg 10 Mo I Rana/Rossvoll ENRA to Bodo ENBO
75nm
Route: ENRA - FSK - IL ENBO

Navaids:
FSK 326 KHz (NDB)
IL 320 KHz (NDB)
BDO 117.55 MHz (VOR/DME

Flight Plan: FSX
Note the light aircraft VFR approach chart

NDB and VOR Tracking

The Instrument Flight document in the Training section of the club web site contains a section on NDBs and how to use them. If you are unsure how to track NDBs, download and have a look at this.
The document covers the use of VORs for direction and distance measurements as well.

Radio Discipline

Take care not to let our Teamspeak chat cut across ATC. Stop any conversation immediately the R/T comes alive, then continue if "he wasn't talking to us". This is difficult because when transmitting on Teamspeak you can't hear the R/T. So be brief on Teamspeak, and be aware that ATC might be trying to get through. If anyone hears an R/T message which seems to be being ignored, just say "ATC is calling G-CIXN" if you have identified the callsign, or "ATC is calling us" which is a cue for everyone to be quiet on Teamspeak until ATC call again (which they will). Remember too that if asked to "Stand By" by ATC, you do not reply - not even "Roger", but simply wait until you are called again.
Remember also that there are several different ATC frequencies in use, and you may not be able to hear when communications are taking place. Make sure you have set and know how to use a Teamspeak mute switch.
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