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Cix Attempt To Wing-it
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Club Events - Kitchener To Wingham
Cix Attempt To Wing-it Briefing by: Ben Cook
  Briefing Wednesday 23 January, 2013  
Overview This event is a nice little trip around Ben's home area of South Western Ontario. Most of the airfields here are in cities which carry memories for anyone who visits, such as Kitchener (where Ben currently lives), Brantford, Woodstock, and Wingham (where Ben goes gliding).
Start Time and Place The event is on 23rd January 2013 & people should start to gather on teamspeak & begin getting read to set off between 1930 & 2000 Hrs
Aircraft
You can take any aircraft you like - as long as it is UNDER 1500lbs. (so anything smaller than your average 172) HELICOPTERS ARE PERMITTED.
Scenery
Ben has produced a scenery add on for Wingham. You can download it here

Parking ramps 5, 6 and 7 are INSIDE a hangar with a rather small door, so don't take anything bigger than a Scout and expect to leave, but you CAN go through the walls (I turned collisions off for the hangars).
All parking spaces have been tested and work, all hangars can be entered and all taxiways show up correctly.
To install, simply copy and paste the file into your "addon scenery/scenery/" folder.
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.
Flight Planning So the layout of the event is as follows:
  1. We will depart from CYKF Kitchener and head south;
  2. Do a few circuits at CTFD Brantford and then head west;
  3. Do a touch-and-go at CPR5 Woodstock and then head north;
  4. Land at CNM4 Stratford to refuel* and then head north;
  5. Do a few circuits at CPD2 Ethel (OR CPD4 Brussels) and then head north-west;
  6. Arrive at CPR7 Wingham**.
NOTES:
*This is a fairly long trip for the small aircraft we will be using, so a stop at Stratford to refuel is a good idea. If however you feel that you have enough fuel for the trip, go ahead and skip that part.
**Wingham is a VERY small airport, with only a few parking spaces. Thankfully there's plenty of grass next to the apron though.

Your flight plan and PIREP for Leg 1 should show:
Departure: CYKF
Destination: CNM4
Route: VFR
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

Your flight plan and PIREP for Leg 2 should show:
Departure: CNM4
Destination: CPR7
Route: VFR
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

If flying Non-Stop your flight plan and PIREP should show:
Departure: CYKF
Destination: CPR7
Route: VFR
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

A Plan-G file of the route can be found here
ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has been arranged for the event.

Kitchener Tower 118.55Mhz
Brantford UniCom 122.80Mhz
Woodstock UniCom 122.80Mhz
Stratford UniCom 122.80Mhz
Ethel UniCom 122.80Mhz
Brussels Unicom 122.80Mhz
Wingham UniCom 122.80Mhz
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: Ben Cook
Briefing: Ben Cook & Edward Warnell.
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