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Club Events - Viae Romani Volemus
Viae Romani Volemus Briefing by: Peter Dodds
 Commonitorii Sabbatum 18th-25th Januarius 2014  
Summarium To start off the New Year, we take our members back around 2000 years. A little historical, if not archeological, research will be needed to complete the event, so brush up your latin, gird up those togas, and find out where you have to fly from, where you have to fly to, and the route you must take. You won't need shovels, trowels and dusting brushes to do your research - simply the Internet. It is all there just waiting beneath the surface to be discovered! You may need to do a few sums too!
Tempus et locum The event can be flown at any time during week between Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th January. It need not be flown all on the same day. The flight simulator time should be set to daylight. Flares, as used for night lighting in Roman times, won't stay alight at 100 knots!
Tempestas 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 Squawkbox will need to turn off the on-line weather updates, and select calm in the FS weather options.
Consulere volantes We don't have enough information to provide flight plans for this event. You will have to do the historical research. This is what you have to do:
  1. After choosing your aircraft, you must depart from the airport nearest to the settlement of Segonium. Both military and civil airfields may be used, as well as farm strips.
  2. You must follow the line of suitable Viae Romani across the country to terminate at the nearest airport to Camelodunum.
  3. You must land at each of the airports nearest the following settlements en route: - Deva, Viroconium, Venonis and Londinium
  4. Once you have completed the flight please complete a PIREP for each of the five legs. On each PIREP, please state in the comments box, the distance in Roman milia from the settlement to the airfield where you landed, to the nearest 200 centurion paces. There are 1000 centurion paces in a milia, - and for this event one nautical mile is 1.5 milia.

Sorry, because the Romans did not have Plan-G, you will have to use a wax tablet and stylus plus an abacus to do your planning. If you want to really immerse yourself in the spirit of the times, do your planning by candlelight and turn off the central heating!

Currus imperium volantes Air Traffic Control has not been arranged for this event, but if ATC is available then please use it. English, not latin, will be the official language of ATC.
Disciplina loquantes 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.
Agnitiones Consulares: Petrus Seniores
Commonitorium: Petrus Seniores
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