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Happy Birthday John!
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Briefing JUNE 2020

June's event celebrates the 100th birthday of our most Senor member - a man who saw service in World War two as a Merchant Navy radio operator and learned to fly in the 1960s at Woodvale. He was one of the earliest private pilots to gain a full Instrument Rating, and flew regularly both in the UK and in the USA. On his many business trips abroad, he very often occupied the right hand seat in the twin engined aircraft his company used and although not licensed as "pilot flying" on these trips, helped with navigation and radio. Happy 100th birthday John!


This event is a very simple one. You must fly a twin-engined aircraft of your choice out of and back into Woodvale on Sunday June 7th (John's birthday). If possible, choose the same aircraft which John used to fly - the Cessna 421. You must aim to make the flight as near as possible to 100 nautical miles. You must submit a Club Logger flight log and a screenshot of your flight, either departing, en route or arriving. The screenshots will be sent to John.

Start Time and Place

Sunday June 7th 2020 at any time of the day. Depart from and return to Woodvale EGOW.

Flight Planning (Plan-G, Little NavMap)

You may please yourself where you go, but try to make the total flight distance as near as possible to 100 nautical miles.

What Aircraft can I fly Any GA twin-engined aircraft, but preferably a Cessna 421 (pictured above).
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!

Check the connection software for any ATC on line when you fly.

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.

Club Star Award All CIX Club pilots who complete the event within the day will receive a Club Star award..
Acknowledgements Event Idea: Peter Dodds
Briefing: Peter Dodds
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