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Be The Racer Of The Sky
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Club Events - RaceDay For CIX
Be The Racer Of The Sky Briefing by: Edward Warnell.
  Briefing Monday 27th-30th June 2013  
Overview The June event is a bit different from normal CIX events lately. It will challenge the pilot but still maintain the fun that comes from flying. It is an event that will test your timing skills for each individual leg to get you to the track on time.
Start Time and Place The event will take place from 27th-30th June and can be flown at any time between these dates.
The start location will be Hawarden EGNR - just a short hop from May's Event end Locations.
Any aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the weight limit of 5000kg.
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.

Use of Plan-G 

Plan- G is advised to be used in this event as the flight plan has waypoints plotted which are not standard waypints or navaids which come with flight sim or Plan-G. The Plan-G file can be found here.
The Event The layout of the event is as follows:
  1. The CIX Club have been asked by a selection of racetrack owners if our members could do flypasts over their race track before the race gets underway. They have requested that members fly overhead at precisely 5 minutes intervals past the hour. So 19:40and 20:10 are good, 19:38 and 20:13 are bad - i.e. no less and no more than the exact 5 minute intervals as they dont like the be kept waiting (grumpy people).
  2. We have been requested to do a fly-by by 6 racetracks, One of which is Silverstone for their 2013 UK F1 race. You must set off from Hawarden & fly overhead the first racetrack at an interval of 5 minutes of the hour. E.G takeoff 13:35 Overhead Racetrack No.1 13:40/13:45/13:50 etc. You then continue to the next racetrack and do the same. This does not apply for navaids (VORS or NDBS) or VRPs.
  3. As always there is a catch. For safety of other airman and to test your skill at timekeeping, you are not allowed to deviate +/- 2NM off track, no violant swerving, and no orbiting and flying back on yourself to kill time.
  4. It is down to you to record times you fly over the racetracks and once you have completed the event you can post your timing on the forum.
  5. You will be flying through the East Midlands Control Zone so be aware you may have to request a zone transit which should be via the overhead. Any deviations from course which are required to kill time please try to do these outside of the control zone.
Your flight plan should show:
Departure: EGNR
Destination: EGBT
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has not been positively arranged, but be aware of controllers online and call them up if required..
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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