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Club Events - Northern Germany With Our Friends
VFR Flying Around Northern Germany
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Club Events - Northern Germany With Our Friends
VFR Flying Around Northern Germany Briefing by: Edward Warnell
  Briefing Monday 23rd-29th September 2013
Overview Septembers event takes us up to the top of Germany to the small islands where our sister club FriesenFlieger are based. We will fly around the area of Wilhelmshaven and Bremerhaven and then fly up to the famous Helgoland airport.
Start Time and Place The event will take place between Monday 23rd September to Sunday 29th September. There are two flight plans which takes you in opposite directions so you can choose which way you want to fly the route
The start location will be Wangerooge (EDWG) in Germany. This event will run for the whole week 24/7 so dont worry about having to fly with lots of club members if you dont want to. I would advise that if you do want to fly with other members during the event then log onto Teamspeak on Friday 27th at 1930 Local.
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. Everyone starts at Wangerooge, connected to VATSIM and TeamSpeak if flying with other club members. When ready takeoff and fly direct to Helgoland (EDXH) or VOR DHE. You can choose whether you want to land or just overfly but the flight plan is fairly long. Once at helgoland return back to Wangerooge(EDWG) and fly overhead. Both flight plans involve doing this little stint to Helgoland and back so watch out for traffic.
  2. Once you return back to the overhead of Wangerooge (EDWG) continue following the flight plan route you have chosen (East or West). Halfway around your route you will end up back at Wangerooge you MUST perform a touch and go at this point and then you may continue with the flight plan.
  3. During the routes there are a few airfields that you can land at if you want to. These are not compulsory landing airfields. Most of the route is layed out in such a way that you will be using VOR's & DME as the waypoints. This is to easy flying around the area and also to speed up the route.
  4. Before you return back to Wangerooge half way through your plans there is a zone transit through Wittmundhafen AB (West Flight Plan) or Mariensiel (East Flight Plan). If you do not feel comfortable doing zone transits then you can fly around the airspace.

Your flight plan for the West Plan should show:
Departure: EDWG
Destination: EDWG
Route: Helgoland/Wangerooge/Emden/Wittmundhafen/Wangerooge/Jever/Weser
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

Your flight plan for the East Plan should show:
Departure: EDWG
Destination: EDWG
Route: Helgoland/Wangerooge/Weser/Jever/Wangerooge/Emden/Wittmundhafen
Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /

  • A Plan-G file of the route can be found here
  • Charts for the area can be found via the DFS AIS Portal You need to register and login for access.
  • Scenery for Wangerooge can be found on flightsim.com. Search for EDWG and select the one for your version of FS. You need to register and login for access to download your selected file.
ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has not been confirmed but we are working with our sister club to see if they can supply us with ATC at Wangerooge and possibly Helgoland. Our friends at FriesenFlieger will hopefully be joining us during the week so hopefully it will be good fun.
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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