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Fly-in - Week 1
A portrait of the participants of the inaugural BFSG member fly-in. Taken on the ground at Bristol after we'd all successfully found our way there from Heathrow.
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Posted by Andy Parish
May 29, 2008
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Pilot                      Dave
Airline                   Virgin Atlantic
FSInn Callsign        VIR 19 HEAVY
RT Callsign            VIRGIN 19 HEAVY
Aircraft Type          B/772
Departing              LGAV
Flight.Routing        As brief
Gate                     TBD
Flight Level            FL380
Cruise Speed          M0.84
Pilot:                              Tim                                 
Airline:                           Imperial  Airways Ltd
FSInn Callsign:                IAL149
RT Callsign:                    Imperial 149
Aircraft Type:                 Short S17
Gate:                             Pier 1
Departing:                      Athens - IAL seaplane base
Route:                           TBA
Flight Level:                    3000ft
Cruise speed:                  100mph  - (Warping x2-4 as req'd)
Airlines Fly-ins / Commercial Jet Airlines - Week 3 - Thursday 21st January 2021
« Last post by Marcus on Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 22:54:09 »
WEEK 03 – 21st January 2021
Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Intl, Greece (LGAV) or departure of your choice (****) to Rome Fiumicino, Italy (LIRF)


We’re almost there. The penultimate leg of our journey takes us from the oldest European capital city, whose recorded history began at least from 1600 BCE, to Rome which myth suggests was founded in about 753 BCE (but on the 21st  of April to be precise) following a dispute over which hill to build the city on that resulted in fratricide.

Athens’ time zone is Eastern European Time (EET) which is UCT +2hrs.


Time Hack: 07:00z or 09:00 EET at 19:00hrs UK local time (GMT)

Alternate: Naples, Italy (LIRN) – 165nm

Volunteers wanted for controlling:

Venizelos Tower –
Athens Departure –
Athens Centre – Unicom
Rome Centre –
Roma Arrivals –
Fiume Tower – First Arrival

If possible, book in no later than 21:00 UK local time on Tuesday 19th January 2021

A detailed Spreadsheet will be sent to all pilots on Wednesday 20th January 2021

Online Times:
Wednesday Flight – 10:00hrs UK local time
Thursday Flight – 18:30hrs UK local time   
GA Fly-ins / Re: GA Flight for 19.01.2021 Waterford to Shannon
« Last post by Mike C (G-XTWM) on Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 22:51:32 »
Pilot: Mike C
Call sign: G-XTWM
Aircraft: Diamond DA62 or maybe the Pipistrelle if only one passenger, great for checking out the golf courses.
Events / Re: Barn Meetings
« Last post by Mac@Bath on Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 13:51:10 »
Yup!  I'm up for giving it a try, too.....
I do think that a DEGREE of pre-planning, structure and "moderation" will be needed!
Perhaps we - all - "need" to confirm our unanimous agreement to the Server options... to the potential (if any!) for Discord... to maintain, servicing & managing our shared on-line resources (especially as (is likely!) there are additional divergences between the still currently in use sims (and peripherals) etc.  Including VR.
How about scheduling for 10:00 am on the first Sunday in February?
Both Andy & Peter need to "manage" such an event (at least in part) and to stop any of "us" 🙄🙄🙄 going off on a tangent!!
Perhaps invite a bit of "pre-notification";if there are any 'big' issues to discuss/share?
Happy 2021 !!
Events / Re: Barn Meetings
« Last post by Pete Allnutt on Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 11:05:08 »
I've got a friend who's Amateur Radio club has started doing their meetings on Zoom. One of the members has paid for subscription so they can setup sub-groups as well as meet for longer than 45 mins.

Wouldn't be anything like the Barn meetings as it'll be harder to show off one's system or to help out others problems.

Up for giving something a try though :)
Events / Re: Barn Meetings
« Last post by Andy Parish on Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 15:33:12 »
Throwing a spanner in the works (don't I always?) - there's more than Zoom!

Google Meet is also an option - I use it on my Sunday night online Poker games with guys I used to play with in their houses. No time limit on those meetings (at least not that we've hit), no install required - will work from a browser with a single click. You do need a google account set up to use one, but there's no cost involved.

Probably two questions then...

- is there a demand for an open video chat?
- is there a technology that most people are already using to stay in touch with friends and family?

Please add your thoughts below...
Events / Re: Barn Meetings
« Last post by JayBee on Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 12:55:20 »
Good idea Tony.
I’ve just learned how to schedule a zoom meeting,  as you may know, unless you have bought a licence, the time limit is 40 minutes.
You can work around this by scheduling two meetings with a break between.
Does any reader have a licence for Zoom and be willing to facilitate this?
GA Fly-ins / Re: GA Flight for 19.01.2021 Waterford to Shannon
« Last post by Simmo on Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 16:30:11 »
ATC:   Simmo
Call sign:   Waterford tower
Sim:      X-Plane 11.51
GA Fly-ins / GA Flight for 19.01.2021 Waterford to Shannon
« Last post by Mike C (G-XTWM) on Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 14:11:43 »
GA Flight for 19.01.2021 (Courtesy of Dave Simmons)
South West Ireland
The Donald' remembers being taught at school that one of his favourite 'Heroes from History', Napoleon Bonaparte lived on his own private island of Saint Helena. He thinks that retiring to his own little island might be a way of getting away from all the 'shouty unpleasantness' that seems to be gathering at the moment. He will of course require many top notch golf courses to while away his days and he has heard that Ireland has quite a few that might do.
Your task is to fly a few of his top aides around SW Ireland to spot some courses from the air. If the officials are satisfied, he might well buy Ireland and retire there gracefully.
Three airfields on the way to Shannon. It's totally your choice whether to fly over, T&G or land for coffee.
Waterford tower will open at 7-30pm when your sim should be set for 1000hrs.

ATIS Foxtrot: Winds 250° @ 8 knots. Mild turbulence. Cloud 3/8cu. 7000-9000ft. Vis.30 miles. Temp 8°C/46°F. QNH 1013Mb/29.92in.

Controlled departure.

EIWF Waterford elev.119ft. rwy.21

EICK Cork elev.502ft. rwy.25 4298ft.Hard Trk.252°M. 56nm.

EIBN Bantry elev.7ft. rwy.25 1280ft.Hard Trk.259°M. 38nm.

EIKY Kerry elev.112ft. rwy.26 6562ft.Hard Trk.001°M. 30nm. ILS/DME (IKR) 108.70 MHz

EINN Shannon elev.46ft. rwy.24 10495ft.Hard. Trk.038°M. 38nm. ILS(ISW), 110.95 MHz.

Controlled arrival.

Contact Shannon when you are at 20 miles DME.
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