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Breaking the Code
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Breaking The Code. Briefing by: Mel Kirk
Briefing Tuesday 26th June 2018
Overview This route consists of just groups of letters and numbers, which (hopefully) you will recognise as something familiar.   You the pilot must break the code to create your flight plan. The revealed information will become apparent as well known towns or cities. As you fly over them you will be expected to name them. On arriving at your Destination you will call for a touch and go followed by a go around followed by a full stop landing. You certainly will be considered a security risk if you try and land from your first approach. Beware; some of you will almost certainly be required to perform an overhead join before being given (security) clearance to land.
Start Time and Place This event is scheduled for Tuesday June 26th 2018, starting at 7pm British Summer Time – 18:00 UTC. You will depart from a familiar airfield (if you have been paying attention to the Club's recent activities). You will arrive at an airport near the Foster home of a famous childhood doctor.  Don't ask Who! The event is to be flown on VATSIM.
Airmanship Please remember Aviate, Navigate, Communicate.  Don't get so absorbed in your code breaking that you end up somewhere where you won't be welcome. GCHQ could be watching you!
Flight Planning You must file a flight plan for this trip.
  • Departure Airport
  • Destination Airport
  • Route = We suggest you list the towns and cities you identify in your flight plan.  Then if you get it wrong, we can have the appropriate officers waiting for you on arrival.
  • Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /
Relevant documentation can be found on the CIX VFR Club 'Airfield Data Sheets' page or the 'NATS' website.
The Code EGCJ N 53deg 42' 30" W 1deg 15' 38" N 53deg 22' 27" W 1deg 26' 3" N 53deg 8' 31" W 1deg 33' 9" N 52deg 52' 8" W 1deg 40' 57" N 52deg 41' 3" W 1deg 48' 41" N 52deg 23' 26" W 2deg 14' 5" N 52deg 11' 21" W 2deg 12' 30" EGBJ 122.9nm
Weather Before starting we will check the weather. If it isn't suitable for our flight, we can of course change it in the sim, but please use VATSIM weather if at all possible for greater realism, and a more interesting challenge.
ATC At the time of publishing this event, ATC has not been confirmed. However, it probable that there will be ATC provided for departure and arrival, be it by Club members or by VATSIM personnel.
What Aircraft can I fly? Any aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA Light Aircraft category.
Plan G No Plan-G files are included in this package. You must break the code to compile your own flight plan.
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 may be 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 concept: Mel Kirk, Operations Director
Briefing: Mel Kirk and Peter Dodds
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