The CIX VFR Club Oshkosh 2022
Club Events - Oshkosh 2022
America's premium annual light aircraft event reproduced again for Flight Simulator
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Briefing JULY 2022
Overview The Club once again visits Oshkosh as they have several times over the years. Once again, members are invited to take part in the exciting flight into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), in the state of Wisconsin, USA, replicating and mimicking the real world OSHKOSH event which takes place this year from 25th to 31st July. This time though we are adding the challenge of departing from under the ORD Class B airspace.
Overview CIX VFR Club will form up at the Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) on Monday the 25th of July navigate out from under the ORD Class B and fly the Fisk Arrival from the Greenlake (VPGRN) transition into KOSH per the FAA Notice. We are sure to have some ATC, even if only leaving KPWK.
Start Time and Place The main Club event will take place on Monday 25th of July starting from 18:45 hrs UTC from Chicago Executive airport (KPWK). Prior to that date, make your way to the departure
however you wish. We will be using the VATSIM or IVAO network. However, if you choose IVAO, it may well be that you have no company.
Flight Planning On event day, July 25, 2022, we will all rev up our engines and have a group flight to Oshkosh from Chicago Executive. The attached flight plan accounts for the requirements to miss Milwaukee as per the Notice page 3. We will utilize the FAA Notice VFR Fisk arrival and landing instructions pages 7 & 8, so remember to read it. On arrival there, we will park together on the grass on the west side of taxiway P opposite taxiway P4, which is the CIX VFR Group's designated parking spot. I am told that, courtesy of our Operations Boss Dan, we will have Earl Grey, Moose Burgers, and Garibaldis flown in via Express Cargo UK Ltd to snack on. In your flight plan, you will need to put your aircraft color as any atc we utilize will use that along with your aircraft type instead of your call sign (see the FAA NOTAM page 7). Please note that unlike the NOTAM runway landing designations with colored dots, we will use normal terminology such as land long or land midfield or beyond.
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.
The Flight plan (in .pln format) for the main event leg, which accounts for the FAA Notice up to the runway transitions at Fisk, 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 Any single or twin engined aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA "Light" category (see Club Rules for details).
Airmanship For the main event, we will being using the actual FAA NOTAM arrival instructions. The attached flight plan accounts for these procedures. Your careful attention to the information on pages 2-11 is essential to make our flight safe, really really interesting and enjoyable. Please download the FAA NOTAM from this link. Also have a look at the videos from this link to gain a further understanding of the departure and arrival procedures.
ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has been requested but not confirmed. It could be that on TeamSpeak we may have FISK approach and/or Oshkosh tower. Check for late news on the Forum nearer the date. Further essential information on ATC communications can be downloaded from this link.
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: Ed Sterling
Briefing: Ed Sterling
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