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Club Events - EAA Oshkosh 2013
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Club Events - EAA Oshkosh 2013
Worlds Best Airshow Briefing by: Edward Warnell
  Briefing Monday 29th July - Sunday 4th August
Overview July's Event is taking the CIX VFR Club out of England. It is an event which will take you from our previous Canadian Event Ending Location & fly into Oshkosh for the 2013 EAA Airventure Show. Airventure is the biggest and greatest airshow in the world with a wide range of aircraft from small ultralights, experimental light aircraft, fast jets and commercial aircraft like the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380
Start Time and Place The event will take place between Monday 29th July and Sunday 4th August. It begin from CPR7 Wingham in Canada.
When logging on at Wingham. Ensure that you are off the parking spaces so members dont log in on top of your aircraft.
Aircraft
Any aircraft can be flown on this event as it will not be a direct flight & stops will more than likely be required.
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. Start at Wingham Airfield (end location for the January Monthly Event) & depart to the west. The flight will be about 3 hours and you must land at one of the two airfields available on route.
  2. Nav Aids have been used to structure this route to make it easier to navigate over the area. You will be crossing the entire Michigan state from east to west and passing over some large stretches of water.
  3. The airfields you can stop off at are (Y75) Standish Industrial and (KMBL) Manistee Co-Blacker. Remember you must land at at least one of these before flying into Oshkosh (KOSH)
  4. Dont worry about doing the event all in one go because you have a week to complete it, so take your time and enjoy the scenery and the flight. If you want to fly in a group then connect to Teamspeak on Thursday 1st August at 19:30 BST. (This Is Not Compulsory)

Your Flight Plan Should Be As Follows:
  1. If you plan to do the whole flight in one session:
    Departure: CPR7
    Destination: KOSH
    Route: KBAX/ Y75/ MA NDB/ KMBL/ MTW VOR
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

  2. or, with one stop at (Y75) Standish Industrial:
    Departure: CPR7
    Destination: Y75
    Route: KBAX
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

    Departure: Y75
    Destination: KOSH
    Route: MA NDB/ KMBL/ MTW VOR
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

  3. or, with one stop at (KMBL) Manistee Co-Blacker:
    Departure: CPR7
    Destination: KMBL
    Route: KBAX/ Y75/ MA NDB
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

    Departure: KMBL
    Destination: KOSH
    Route: MTW VOR
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

  4. or, with two stops: Departure: CPR7
    Destination: Y75
    Route: KBAX
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

    Departure: Y75
    Destination: KMBL
    Route: MA NDB
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

    Departure: KMBL
    Destination: KOSH
    Route: MTW VOR
    Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

When you enter your PIREP, to get your STAR, you can record each leg individually, or file the direct flight. Either way you will get one full 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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