The CIX VFR Club Oshkosh 2020
Club Events - Oshkosh 2021
America's premium annual light aircraft event reproduced again for Flight Simulator
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Briefing JULY 2021
Overview YaHoo! The crisis is over and life has returned to normal, so EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has ramped up their entire site preparation for the July convention. Volunteers from across the country and indeed the world have descended on Oshkosh. Together they have formed work parties (no masks needed as we are fixed) and their suppliers are setting up tents and infrastructure. The FAA has issued their 2021 NOTAM to allow attendees to plan for their approach. Even though the pandemic is over, we will still practice safe distancing (1/2 mile spacing on final) for other reasons as you will see. In earlier years, we have visited in light aircraft and in warbirds, so let's be creative. This year, the CIX VFR Club will fly in with alternative aircraft, such as a helicopter, small rotorcraft, (gyrocopter) ultralight or Zepplin.
Start Time and Place The main event will take place on Monday July 26th starting from 18:45 hrs UTC, departing from Wautoma Municipal (Y50) using the VATSIM network primarily. NOTAM for X-Plane Pilots: the scenery file for Y50 is poor, please use the one from this link.

For the main event, we will being using the Transient Helicopter or Ultra- light/Homebuilt Rotorcraft arrival/departures from the FAA NOTAM pages 19 & 20. The attached flight plans account for these procedures. Your careful attention to the information is essential to make our flight safe, really really interesting and enjoyable. There is also a how-to video showing the lie of the land for these approaches:
Another mouth watering video is:

Flight Planning Positioning Flights
Positioning Flights - As your chosen aircraft was shipped from Portsmouth to Green Bay - Austin Straubel International (KGRB) through the gracious efforts of the Royal Airforce (they were bringing a Voyager to the EAA show anyway). You can either have it trucked to Wautoma Municipal or fly it there. However, we all need to be at Wautoma Municipal (Y50) by the 26th for the event.
Event day flight

On event day, July 26th, we will all rev up our engines, or put hot air in our blimp, and have a group flight to Oshkosh (KOSH) from Y50. Pick either a helicopter or small rotorcraft (gyrocopter) or ultralight or Zepplin for your flight to KOSH. Then utilize the Helicopter or Ultralight/Rotorcraft arrival and landing instructions as appropriate to your craft (MS 2020 users may need to pick a light aircraft as the choices given may not exist yet). On arrival there, large helicopters must park SW of the landing pad and Zeppelins at the mooring stand at Pioneer Airport. Ultralights must park NE of the KOSH grass landing strip. Light aircraft will need to park on the main airport grass. After arrival, you will park six feet or closer to each other and there will be hugging allowed as the crisis is over.
OSHKOSH Scenery There is some scenery available on our website to make the approach and landing at KOSH more realistic, with reporting points, the railway, and special runway markings etc. It can be downloaded from our Downloads/Scenery/FSX page. There is X-Plane scenery for Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) here on the X-Plane website.
Flight plans (in .pln format) for the main event can be downloaded in the zip file here.
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! You will need to turn off any on-line weather updates, and select calm in the simulator weather options.
What Aircraft can I fly Fly in with an Ultralight, gyrocopter, helicopter or lighter than air aircraft (that's right a blimp can be used on the Helicopter route) using the FAA NOTAM rules for those aircraft. If you choose to fly in with any other light aircraft, you will need to use the arrivals procedures described on pages 4-13 and page 17 of the FAA NOTAM and miss some of the fun. MS2020 may not accommodate all featured types, so any single engined aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA "Light" category (see Club Rules for details).
ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has not confirmed. However, for our flights, ATC is a monitoring only function as per the FAA NOTAM. If we do have ATC, the FAA instructions state that for arrivals, only certain frequencies will be monitored; see the FAA NOTAM for the specific frequency.
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 Briefing July 2021 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: Ed Sterling
Briefing: Ed Sterling
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