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Club Events - Operation SharkBait
Cix Hunt The Shark Briefing by: Edward Warnell
  Briefing Monday 25th February 2013 
Overview February's Event is a bit different from previous events. It is an event which will take us around the outline of a shark whilst flying around old WW2 airfields.
Start Time and Place The event will take place throughout Monday 25th February 2013 but there will be a group flight with CIX Members which will start at 19:30 Local on teamspeak. It will begin from Duxford (EGSU)
Aircraft Aircraft to be flown in this event are any WW2 Aircraft. Anything from a spitfire to a tiger moth. As long as it is within the definition of a light aircraft.
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.
Charts Aerodrome charts and procedures may be found in the NATS AIP Aerodrome Index.
Flight Planning So the layout of the event is as follows:
  1. Begin at Duxford (EGSU) and depart to the east towards Haverhill VRP. We will then continue on to Clacton VOR before heading to our first WW2 field.
  2. There are a total of 10 WW2 airfields which we will be using as waypoints and which we will need to fly over before heading to our next one. There are also other Airfields which are cloes to the track so be careful you dont get lost.
  3. After Harrington disused Airfield we will head into Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK) here we will do an overhead join before landing and parking outside the clubhouse. You must land at Sywell and file a new flight plan for you to gain your Star for the month. Flight Plans from EGSU to EGSU will not be recognised.
  4. Depart Sywell (EGBK) to the south east and proceed to Podington Disused Airfield before continuing on the appropriate headings to fly over the last 3 Disused Airfields. We then land back at Duxford (EGSU) and park back up at an appropriate parking position.
Your Flight Plans Should Be As Follows:
Departure: EGSU
Destination: EGBK
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

Departure: EGBK
Destination: EGSU
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

When you file your PIREP to get your STAR then you should put the two legs in individually as each leg is worth 1/2 STAR.

A Plan-G file of the route can be found here
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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