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Club Events - Men of Harlech
Dodd's Own County Briefing by: David Buderim
Briefing 1st March 2016
Overview

The March Event will be "Men of Harlech" a flight around Dodd's Own Country ie Cheshire and places West.

Start Time and Place

The event may be flown on any day in March, however it should ideally be flown on Tuesday 1st March starting at about 1930z (1930 UK Local) to join in with other members.
I would advise that if you do want to fly with other members during the event then log onto Teamspeak at 1900z

What Aircraft can I fly

Any aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA GA category.

Flight Plannong

Your flight plan should show:

  • Departure = EGCV
  • Destination = EGCK
  • Route = sightseeing
  • Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /
A picture of the route, waypoints and times can be found here: Plan Map Chart

"Who is number one?" may confuse those not of a certain vintage - The Prisoner (The exteriors for the series were primarily filmed in Portmeirion village near Porthmadog, North Wales, the location that partially inspired the show.)

At 120 knots this Route should take about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Plan-G The Plan-G file for this Event can be downloaded from 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: David Buderim
Briefing: David Buderim / Tony Driver.
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