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FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby reeed » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:49 pm

16 October 2010
23:30 UTC

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Meet at: CYXS Prince George


The FlightGear Flying Club will visit the Canadian Rocky Mountains this weekend. We prefer the Aerostar 700 twin prop aircraft, but you are welcome in any equipment that can handle the runways and keep up with the pack! We are a casual Club, membership is not required -- come when you can, leave when you must. :)

Here's the route on google maps:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=114705729849907237345.0004921ad418c30a35850&ll=52.49616,-118.410645&spn=10.846698,16.831055&z=6

Here's a factsheet about the stuff you'll get to see along the way:
https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1zQ2QAzNh2fnBIyHHlwiyfKXE9vU-GufWss9iNZ3d6xM&hl=en_GB
and the same factsheet is available in PDF format.

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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby nickyivyca » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:27 am

I'll be there, probably in the Starship.
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby AtlasVA » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:50 am

As Bruce and Trennor are both part of Atlas Virtual Airlines, this is an official posting to notify our members that:

Any Atlas Virtual Airlines pilot who chooses to be a part of this event will receive Transfer Hours credit from their participation within AVA that will count toward your next ranking.


Personally, I will attempt to make this event, however, I cannot guarantee it as I have an opportunity to participate in the maiden voyage of a refurbished steam train (and I have a chance to ride in the cab during the excursion). If I can make that, I'll have to miss this event. If I can't get to the steam train excursion, I'll make this event :) Sorry I cannot be more certain at this time.

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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Trennor_ » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:36 am

Jason,

Thank-you; we'll be sure to PM you our flight hours from this for our AVA transfer; thanks very much for recognizing the FGFC as a legitimate organization recognized by AVA.

Looks like Reeed's done it again with loads of research and a scenic route. I'll be along on this one.

Are you coming too?
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby AtlasVA » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:09 am

Trennor_ wrote:Thank-you; we'll be sure to PM you our flight hours from this for our AVA transfer


Sounds good and you are quite welcome :)

Trennor_ wrote:thanks very much for recognizing the FGFC as a legitimate organization recognized by AVA.


We are always interested in promoting flying within FlightGear as that is the basis for our airline. Considering FGFC's very well-organized events and don't preclude anyone from joining in, we are happy to recognize your organization.

Trennor_ wrote:Looks like Reeed's done it again with loads of research and a scenic route.


I know. I almost hope I can make it...........But then I'd have to miss the steam train ride. It's a bit of a catch-22 :)

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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Trennor_ » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:22 pm

know. I almost hope I can make it...........But then I'd have to miss the steam train ride. It's a bit of a catch-22 :)

-Jason


The route is posted; even if you cannot fly with the event, there's always the option of flying it when you have time. Though the reason for FGFC is to provide events for people to fly together. But I would never insist one give up something close to them to fly with us, much as we like to see as many turn out as possible.
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Bruno » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:28 pm

Uhhh!
That looks like a great trip! Not sure my gf will stop annoying me for 3h on a Saturday night, but I'll do my best to be there! :)

Also, if anyone here is a newbie like me and/or doesn't have the scenery files needed for this trip, I post links for the files:
-w130n50.tgz Where you can find:
CYXS Prince George (Start)
-w120n50.tgz Where you can find:
CAH4 Valemount
CYCP Blue River
CYGE Golden
CYBA Banff
CYBW Calgary Springbank (End)

Please correct me if I'm wrong. :)
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby nickyivyca » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:29 am

FYI, I may be a bit late to the event. I have something that will probably be ending right around the time that the event starts, so I'll start up based on where everyone is.
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Rick Ace » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:43 pm

I'll be there in a beechcraft bd1900. I won't go too fast but I'll need some speed. 80knots for example is too slow.
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby reeed » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:14 pm

Aerostar's usual cruise speed is approx 200 kts, I think the B1900 will match it very easily :-)

Come along, the event starts in just over 8 hours !
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Cael » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:36 pm

I'll try to appear by the way! Probably will fly the aerostar, if i manage a way to stabilize it :lol:
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Trennor_ » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:47 pm

Cael wrote:I'll try to appear by the way! Probably will fly the aerostar, if i manage a way to stabilize it :lol:



Ask Reeed for his updated Autopilot for the Aero700 -- that stabilizes it a LOT.
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby reeed » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:57 pm

My tweaked autopilot for the FG Aerostar-700 is available here:

http://squawkgear.hoppie.nl/aerostar-autopilot.xml

Grab this file and overwrite the old one in Aerostar-700/Systems/aerostar-autopilot.xml
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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby Cael » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:04 pm

Thanks alot =D, i'll be in the event then!

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Re: FGFC visits the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Postby jack » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:50 pm

I'll try to make it. I'd love to explore canada. :)
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