Real World, flying clubs take part in FLY-BALL events. These are 1 day events in which pilots fly to as many participating airfields as they can, and collect FLY-BALLS, each of which is numbered. When they land, each participating airfield gives the pilot the highest numbered (scoring) Fly-Ball they have left after other pilots have landed earlier and taken theirs. The CIX CLUB version of this fun event is described below.
|Start Time and Place||
Monday May 11th 2020. Depart from Welshpool EGCW. Departure not before 1500Z
|Finish Time and Place||
Friday May 22nd 2020. Arrive at Norwich,EGSH. Last permitted landing time, 2130Z
|Flight Planning (Plan-G, Little NavMap)||
You will need to use the CIX Flight Logger for each flight, set to FULL LOGGING DETAIL. You must send me a copy of the log-file (details below). Each leg must begin at the participating airfield that the previous leg ended.
|What Aircraft can I fly||Any GA A/C with a maximum cruise speed of 140kts. This is to provide a 'level playing field', for all pilots. (Neville will not fly, as he allocated the fly-balls, so he knows the best routes!|
|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!|
At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has been not been confirmed. Check the connection software for any ATC on line when you fly.Neville will try to offer ATC, at various times/dates during the period.
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.
|Club Star Award||All CIX Club pilots who complete the event within the time period will receive a Club Star award..|
|Acknowledgements||Event Idea: Neville
Event planning: Neville Munro
Briefing: Neville Munro