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Club Events - STOL Flying into Lundy
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Club Events - STOL Flying into Lundy
So You Think You Can Land A Plane? Think Again! Briefing by: Edward Warnell.
  Briefing Monday 16th July, 2012  
Overview July's event is an event to test your piloting skills flying a STOL aircraft, a microlight, or a helicopter into a very tricky landing site on the island of Lundy.
Start Time and Place The event will take place on 16th July and I am looking for a departure at 19:30-19:45 Local
The start location will be Truro Airfield (EGHY). If possible can participants be on teamspeak between 19:00-19:30 so that a briefing can be given to everyone together.
Aircraft
Aircraft for this event have to be a STOL capabile aircraft which can take off and land in a distance of 400m. Any type of helicopter can fly.
Weather ...or not Before starting we will check the weather. 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 SB will need to turn off the on-line weather updates, and select calm in the FS weather options.

Arrival Information For Lundy

When arriving towards Lundy all flying must be done to the south only, due to protected bird colonies to the north. Airfield runway is very hard to identify in real life and this has been portrayed in the scenery. Windsocks are visible towards the middle of the airfield. Parking is against the fence near the light house. A detailed map and further airfield information can be found on the relevant forum post, under the Events section
Scenery The scenery for the End location of Lundy for FSX can be downloaded here. To install follow the information on how to use the installer in the readme file recieved in the .zip file
Flight Planning So the layout of the event is as follows:
  1. People flying in microlights and STOL aircraft will begin at Truro airfield (EGHY) We will then fly along the coast north towards Hartland Point on then out to Lundy. Helicopters can depart from any airfield of their choice, but preferably airfields in which the helicopter can get to Lundy in 30-40Mins
  2. Everyone can plot their own route up the coast but you must fly to lundy departing the mainland from Hartland Point.
  3. The event will last approximately 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hours depending on everyone's route. If we get to lundy within 40Mins of departure then we can practise circuits and landings into the field.
  4. All locations will be out of controlled airspace but you can do zone transits if ATC allows
Your flight plan and PIREP should show:
Departure: EGHY
Destination: XLUN
Route: VFR
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has arranged for the event.
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.
Acknowledgements Event planning: Edward Warnell
Briefing: Edward Warnell.
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