USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

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USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby IAHM-COL » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:31 am

Scenery: https://github.com/FGMEMBERS-SCENERY/KEBD.KLCK-fg-CustomScenery
Optional. But without it you won't have KEBD airport in your scenery

Aircrafts: see
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=130&p=2642#p2642
Optional. but without them you may see yellow gliders instead of models

Starting positions for each confirmed participant:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=130&start=80#p2708
Optional, but taxiing an heli to an apron is big bussiness.


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Important Notification

Make sure to get installed the confirmed helis before hand, to avoid delays or yellow gliders :P

USA TOUR event | 42nd Leg: The Ride of the Valkyries | SAT NOV 21ST 16:00-22:00 UTC

FORTYSECOND TRIP
Departing Charlotte Douglas International Airport, (KCLT): Charlotte, North Carolina
Arriving Rickenbacker International Airport, (KLCK): Columbus, Ohio

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Leg Distance: 1550 nm
Competing Aircraft: Military used rotatory-wing aircrafts (Helicopters Mostly)
Expected Cruising Speed:90 KTS
Expected Cruising Altitude:1500 - 2500AGL
Expected Duration (en route): 4h00min +
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Military Rotatory-wing Aircrafts: The Ride of the Valkyries

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Warning, graphical depiction of war scenes. Viewer discretion is advised!

Video from 'Francis F. Coppola's Apocalypse Now' :copyright: All Rights Reserved Zoetrope Studios, 1979

After recently arriving with Jumbo Jets to the State of Nort Carolina, The USA tour completed a series of 4 Passenger-Jet events, beginning with the smallest class of Regional Jets, and increasing its size gradually to fit larger capacity each time. Our convoy arrived to North Carolina after a very succesful and easy flight over the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska, via the J94 airway, and descended to North Carolina using all three Rwys 18R/C/L. Well... almost smooth flight if we discounted the very acrobatic landing performed by IH-COL

This time; We will complete the last USA tour event of the year: the USA tour leg 42nd is going to switch gears, to a completely different aircraft class: The Helicopter. We will use helicopters that had been used in military service (or government/police) anywhere in the world, and we will complete a low level (+2500AGL) flight at speeds around 90KTS towards Columbus, Ohio.

We will split the route in two parts. And we will land and rest for about 1 hr in the intermediate stop position in Appalachian Regional Airport. the first half features views form the Appalachian mountains, whereas the second part contrasts by features the Allegheny flats.

Aircrafts

This leg features military used helicopters. Helicopters that have a mixed service (Military and Civilian) are acceptable, and hopefully you can wear the proper dress-code with a suitable military livery. Goverment and Police usage are going to be considered acceptable as well for the purpose of this leg.

Test your bird, and report! So we can prepare by installing before hand. Besides, I am really curious to know what you are planning to bring this time! :D

Once finished, the USA tour goes for holidays and returns in the month of January to continue our paths.

The GCMAP
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Route

Our route to Columbus Ohio will be based on two VFR segments. The first segment overflies the Appalachian Mountains from Charlotte's KCLT to the Appalachian Regional Airport (KEBD). The convoy makes a full stop. The second segment continues over the Allegheny Plateau towards Columbus' Rickenbacker Intl. Airport and Airforce base. Flights will take place at changing altitudes maintains between 1500 and 2500 AGL for safety. In the case of weather worsening, NDB rescue flight plans are in place.

Part I

Starting at 16:00 Z, expected duration 2hr
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SKYVECTOR

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JDEAN (Lake Norman) (W Kerr Scott Reservoir) KGEV (Mount Rogers summit) KJFZ KEBD


NDB rescue plan
SKYVECTOR

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IZN JU


Part II

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After resting for approximately 1h, Starting at 19:00Z; expected duration 2h
SKYVECTOR

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(East Lynn Lake) KHTW KDWU KPMH KEOP (Chillicothe) KRZT KCYO


NDB rescue plan
SKYVECTOR

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EOP


The Skyvector's NAV logs

PROCEDURES

Ground Charts


Multiplayer Server

Operations will take place in FGMEMBERS' server. Pilots are encouraged to join in to the group.

To connect to the multiplayer server check the information provided at


Communications

Communications will take place with mumble. Important messages can be relayed on FGChat.
Sincere thanks to Michat for offering the intercom room and channels. This will be located in the FG mumble server:

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server: mumble.allfex.org
Room: USA Tour


To install and prepare the mumble (any OS), see here:
http://mumble.sourceforge.net/Main_Page

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby jwocky » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:52 am

Dibs on the Mi-24!
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:37 pm

Hmm...
This is so hard.
I'll need to test. Most likely the Allouette Easy.
Maybe the Mi24.
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:39 pm

Btw, it miht be convoy, not comboy!
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Postby IAHM-COL » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:09 pm

@Lego

several spelling errors fixed now. Thanks for reminding me :P

Is it hard because you like flying many helicopters, so it's hard to choose? or because like J and I, you barely can handle them?
Didn't you joined us successfully on a trial run in Nevada?
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:27 pm

I can hardly even takeoff!
I think the Mi-24 is my choice, it is fast, easy, and I love shooting at everything!
However, the Tigre is also nice and easy.
Help!
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby IAHM-COL » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:21 pm

legoboyvdlp wrote:I can hardly even takeoff!

Welcome to the club :P

For JWocky, you and I this leg is about survival :)

On the other hand, the first subleg, overflying VFR over the Appalachians, something I always enjoy! One of our waypoints, Mount Rogers is the highest peak of the state of Virginia... but oh well, just at around 6000ft ASL... if I recall correctly. (google knows better)
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby HOM001 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:36 pm

Oh god, helicopters. Let's see if there's one I can get to start up :P
EDIT: Can't fly a heli for shizzle, so cyall in January xD
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:03 am

HOM001, practice all you can.
Try the Robinson R44 or the Allouette or the MI24.
You see, I can fly them with KEYBOARD.
Not a mouse.
Not a cheap stick.
Not a HOTAS!
A KEYBOARD!
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT NOVEMBER 21ST 16:00 - 22:00 UTC

Postby IAHM-COL » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:10 am

:)
I totally can relate HOM001

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But yes. Lego has a good point.
There are a few helies that behave more easy to the uninnitiated in FG, and if you give them a try you may be able to suffer (fly) with us along. Hint: Try to crash as much metal as you can, while identifying which helies behave more reasonably for you :mrgreen: -- adding to the list of suggestions by Lego above, give it a try to the Huey-1 as well.

A good reading material for starters is:

http://wiki.flightgear.org/Howto:Fly_a_helicopter

http://www.cybercom.net/~copters/pilot/maneuvers.html

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