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Wednesday evening session: sailplanes at Zell am See

Postby Ysop » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:48 am

Gentlemen,

it looks like our Wednesday group flights are developing into a nice established event.

Usually we are under way as group flight on general aviation aircraft.
Maybe flying cross country in a scenic area, maybe throwing in one or the other aviation challenge, but in any case it should be relaxed event.

We'll keep this thread for weekly updates. Usually it is 19:30 UTC on the ramp and 20:00 wheels up.
Feel free to join in! Just drop a reply saying, what your initial starting position is going to be, so aircrafts are not being stacked on each other. Also it is a nice touch to say with which aircraft you use, so we can download and see it in multiplayer.

Next event:

Island hopping in the Northern sea.

taildragging on the beach

Berlin Air Lift Rhein Main - Tempelhof

Berlin Air Lift Tempelhof - Rhein Main
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby Ysop » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:10 pm

summary

This time we are going to make a trip from Borkum, having a look at the East Frisian Islands and their tidal areas. Helgoland will be our short stop for a snack before we'll shut down the aircraft in St.Peter Ording.

schedule

19:30 UTC on the ramp, 20:00 UTC wheels up. Flight time is going to be a bit over 1 hour.

flight planning

https://skyvector.com/?ll=53.9397920257 ... DXH%20EDXO

Start at EDWR, flying east visually along the islands. Radial 000 of 116.30 DHE will help to find Helgoland.

Information EDWR: Overflying of west part of island, beaches and towns at not lower than 2000ft MSL

parking positions:
grass1 53.5958,6.7033 heading 240°
grass2 53.5967,6.70345 heading 240°
grass3 53.5956,6.7036 heading 240°
grass4 53.5954,6.7037 heading 240°
grass5 53.5953,6.70385 heading 240°
grass6 53.5952,6.70344 heading 60°
grass7 53.5953,6.70336 heading 60°
grass8 53.5954,6.70324 heading 60°
grass9 53.5954,6.7032 heading 60°
grass10 53.5956,6.7031 heading 60°

(just past long/lat into "position" and tune in the heading)


Information EDXH: no overflying of main island.
http://www.flughafen-helgoland.de/helgoland-duene-edxh-karten-anflugkarte.html
Oh, before I forget: runways are rather short. 480m is the longest.
Information EDXO: traffic pattern altitude 1000ft MSL

additional information

Expect a fresh seabreeze, seagulls and seals. Do not forget to bring your lifevest!
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby benih » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:31 pm

I will use grass1 with my blue c182s!

(edit: watch out, some parking places starting from grass5 lat/lon syntax are not well formed above)
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby danielHL » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:04 am

I'd also like to participate. PA-28 on grass2. Callsign D-FMPW.
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby Ysop » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:08 am

Welcome, Daniel!

grass3 PA28 for me

Weather update:
Looks good!

I'll post a jitsi-link for easy communication. It hopefully works without an account.
edit: @benih: thanks for the hint. Coordinates changed in initial post.
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby benih » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:35 pm

Ysop wrote in Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:08 am:It hopefully works without an account.

It does: just register an room (freely choosable).

An idea comes to mind: Why not choosing a generic room name which we just reuse every session? This link can be posted centrally in the first posting. I have not tested if this works, however.

Another thing: As we usually use GA aircraft, it may be a good idea to include this in the topic title: "Wednesday evening GA group flight"
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby danielHL » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:15 pm

Okay, so mumble for voice comm is no longer a thing? sorry i've been away from fg multiplayer for a few years...
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby benih » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:39 pm

Mumble depends:
  • just for talking, jitsi is easy snd fine and has the benefit that the host-of-the-day can show things on his screen
  • If you want to habe realistic radio comms, you can try out fgcom-mumble (see my sig below for further info); i would be happy if you did :)
    You will need a special mumble development version currently for that to work, and install a plugin. Its not so hard and i can help you if you want
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby danielHL » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:44 pm

yeah okay - I heard about fgcom-mumble already but since i was not flying MP at the time I never tried it. I suppose jitsi will work fine for today for me. looking forward to flying later :)

by the way - at the moment it's a rather strong and gusty wind here. do we use live weather?
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby benih » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:54 pm

I suppose jitsi will work fine for today for me

No it will not: it’s wednesday session and its only tuesday on my calendar...

Do we use live weather

Last Wednesday we had to use live weather because of bad live weather, but i think we decide this when preparing for the start.
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby danielHL » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:07 pm

:oops: :shock:
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby benih » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 pm

If you like i can brief you a little today evening?
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby Ysop » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:35 pm

Hopefully you can join in.

We have to cheat a bit anyway a bit, as we are outside the operating hours of the airfields. So we'll do that to our convenience.

There is going to be an extra little challenge along the way. To be presented once in the air.

I've tried with compiling mumble 1.4 or appimage. No success, so we'll stick with jitsi, which was working pretty good.
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby benih » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:26 am

Which time setting will we flywith?
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Re: Wednesday evening group flight

Postby D-ECHO » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:02 am

Hi there,

normally I don't want to self-advertise here ;) but as most of the islands you are going to fly over on this route will be at least partially flooded or really outdated when using terrasync, you might want to use my custom scenery for this area, packed for this event here: https://github.com/D-ECHO/NorthSea-EventPack or use a zip file from here: https://github.com/D-ECHO/NorthSea-Even ... s/tag/v1.1

Given that these islands are mostly sea-level, I don't expect there to be larger problems when some people have it installed and others don't, but of course it's up to you whether you allow it for the event or not ,)

Some screenshots:

Juist:
terrasync:
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custom scenery:
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Helgoland:
terrasync:
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custom scenery:
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St Peter Ording
terrasync:
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custom scenery:
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[EDITs] Added links
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