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Club Events - Northern Lights: Return to Norway
A Summer tour of theNorwegian Fjords.
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ClubEvents - Northern Lights: Return to Norway;
A Summer tour of the Norwegian Fjords. Briefing by: Tim Arnot.
  Briefing June 2009  
Introduction Packyourthermals, we're off to Norway! This special event covers the wholemonth of June, and takes us for a tour of the spectacular Norwegian fjords
Start Time and Place Startfrom theGA apron at Bod° , ENEV, any time during June.
Departure and Duration Wewill departand fly individually or in small groups. The total distance isapproximately 550 nm. Cruising at 100 knots, the flight willtake about 5 hours 40 mins. This is split across 10 legs. All legs must be completed in order, and within the month of June. A separate PIREP should be filed for each leg.
Weather ...or not Beforestartingwe will check the weather en route. If it is unsuitable for our trip asplanned, 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 weatherupdates, and select calm in the FS weather options.
Maps and Charts Airportchartsand approach plates for all the airports in this event can be downloaded from the Norwegian AIP.
Flight plan images produced by Plan-G. Click on the thumbnail to see the full size image.
Flight Plans Flight plans areprovided for each leg in both FSX and FS9 format. Right-click on thelinks and select Save link As (Firefox) or  Save Target As (Internet Explorer). Save the file to My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files (FSX) or My Documents\Flight Simulator Files (FS9). You can then open them on the normal way with the FS Flight Planner.

Note :IE8 (and possibly earlier versions) will attempt to save FSX flightplans with a ".xml" extension. You will have to manually change this back to ".pln" in the Save As dialog box.
Overview The trip startsin Bod°, where we left off in December, and continues to thevery Northern tip of Norway, visiting the world's Northernmost city,and finishing at Lakslev.
Leg 1 Bod°  ENBO to Harstad/Narvik (Evenes) ENEV
91nm
Route : ENBO - VAGOY - SKARSTAD - VARGFJORD - ENEV

Navaids :
BDO 117.55 MHz (VOR/DME)
EVD 117.35 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9
Leg 2 Harstad/Narvik (Evenes) ENEV  to Stokmarknes/Skagen ENSK
37nm / 44nm
Choice of routes depending on Northerly or Southerly departure.
Route 1 (North) : ENEV - FS - KG - ENSK
Route 2 (South) : ENEV - EVD - SKARSTAD - HANOYVIKA - ENSK

Navaids :
EVD 117.35 MHz (VOR/DME)
ODD 365 KHz (NDB)
FS 396 KHz (NDB)
KG 404 KHz (NDB)
SKG 112.8 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan : FSX1 FSX2 FS9 1 FS9 2
Leg 3 Stokmarknes/Skagen ENSK  to Andnes/And ° ya ENAN
53nm
Route : ENSK - KG - SKOLDHAMN - ASE - DVERBERG - ENAN

Navaids :
SKG 112.8 MHz (VOR/DME)
AND 112.2 MHz (VOR/DME)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

Leg 4

Andnes/And ° ya ENAN  to Troms °/Langnes ENTC
66nm
Route : ENAN - ANSNES - RYA - HAKOYA - ENTC

Navaids :
AND 112.2 MHz (VOR/DME)
ANY 343 KHz (NDB)
TRO 113.8 MHz (VOR/DME)
TRO 393 KHz (NDB)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

Leg 5

Troms °/Langnes ENTC  to Sorkj ° sen ENSR
46nm
Route : ENTC - TO5NES - NIPOYA - STORTIND - ENSR

Navaids :
TRO 113.8 MHz (VOR/DME)
TRO 393 KHz (NDB)
HTK 378 KHz (NDB)
SR 109.3 MHz (LOC/DME)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

Note: 

Leg 6

Sorkj ° sen ENSR  to Hasvik ENHK
49nm
Route : ENSR - HTK - ENHK

Navaids :
HTK 378 KHz (NDB)
HK 386 KHz (NDB)
VK 111.5 MHz (LOC/DME)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

Leg 7

Hasvik ENHK  to Alta ENAT
40nm
Route : ENHK - TOFTEN - ALTENES - ENAT

Navaids :
HK 386 KHz (NDB)
TV 330 KHz (NDB)
ATA 358 KHz (NDB)
ATA 117.4MHz (VOR/NDB)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

Leg 8 Alta ENAT  to Hammerfest ENHF
45nm
Route : ENAT - ALTENES - ENHF

Navaids :
TV 330 KHz (NDB)
ATA 358 KHz (NDB)
ATA 117.4MHz (VOR/NDB)
HMF 112.4 MHz (VOR/DME)
FOR 318 KHz (NDB)
HA 111.35 MHz (LOC/DME 05)
HF 110.7 MHz (LOC/DME 23)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

Leg 9 Hammerfest ENHF  to Honningsv ň g/Valan ENHV
50nm
Route : ENHF - HMF - ENHV

Navaids :
HMF 112.4 MHz (VOR/DME)
FOR 318 KHz (NDB)
HLN 308 KHz (NDB)
HV 108.1 MHz (LOC/DME 26)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9
Leg 10 Honningsv ň g/Valan ENHV  to Lakslev/Banak ENNA
61nm
Route : ENHV - BNA ENNA

Navaids :
HLN 308 KHz (NDB)
BNA 114.4 MHz (VOR/DME)
BNK 345 KHz (NDB)
BNK 10.3 MHz (VOR/DME)
BK 109.35 MHz (LOC/DME 17)

Flight Plan : FSX FS9

NDB and VOR Tracking

The Instrument Flightdocument in the Training section of the club web site contains asection 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 notto let our Teamspeak chat cut across ATC. Stop any conversationimmediately the R/T comes alive, then continue if "he wasn't talking tous". This is difficult because when transmitting on Teamspeak you can'thear the R/T. So be brief on Teamspeak, and be aware that ATC might betrying to get through. If anyone hears an R/T message which seems to bebeing ignored, just say "ATC is calling G-CIXN" if you have identifiedthe callsign, or "ATC is calling us" which is a cue for everyone to bequiet on Teamspeak until ATC call again (which they will). Remember toothat 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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