-Effective as of JULY 2020, The minimum flight requirement to remain active will be back in affect. Which the POH states the following: Remain an active pilot by filing at least one (1) Pirep every 60 days.
DotM - July 2020
Farnborough Virtual Air Show
Division: Pilot’s Choice (Charter Flight)
It’s summer and time for the Air Show at Farnborough. You’ll be allowed to fly almost any aircraft you wish to this destination within the guidelines below. This is an historic event and I hope you’ll participate and have fun with it.
Anybody enthused about aviation (that had better be everyone in this VA) is aware of the spectacle known as the Farnborough Air Show. The inaugural event took place in September 1948 and was held annually until 1962. It then moved to a biennial event every even-numbered year so as not to conflict with the Paris Air Show happening over odd-numbered years.
In March 2019 show organizers announced that July 2020 was to be the last air show to be held at Farnborough.
Unfortunately, this historic final chapter ended up being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, as a tribute to the air show, this month’s we’ll be flying to EGLF and the Millennium Aviation sponsored Virtual Air Show at Farnborough. You have all month to complete the fly-in, but if you want to stay true to its original timeline, the event was scheduled to be held from 20-24 July 2020.
Perhaps the 21 July group flight can do something show related as well. Hmmm?
Maybe even Capt. Mac can post a video flying into Farnborough during the scheduled week.
Since the air show brought in all kinds of aircraft, this month you’ll have the RARE opportunity to fly any aircraft that you wish within the guidance set below. It can be a simple GA craft (standard or experimental), or perhaps you’ll want to fly in a military jet, a large cargo plane, or even a piece of flying history from the distant past. Does anyone have the Wright Flyer in their sim? LOL
The runway is 8005’ long which should accommodate most aircraft with relative ease.
Hope you enjoy this month’s special event
You’ll need to create a charter flight. This one flight is exempted from the aircraft substitution list, as long as it abides by the following;
1. Aircraft must be “realistic”, conforming to general rules of aerodynamics, etc. NO science fiction craft, starships, rockets, or other outrageous flyers.
2. NO VTOL… this means no helicopters, Harriers, or Ospreys.
3. Put a note in the comments section in MACARS before you submit the PIREP. Indicate this flight is for the DOTM flight for July 2020.
If you’re interested, more info about the airshow can be found here:
|CRGFDX7176||Paul McCullough||KMEM||KPHX||MD-11||02.45.29||-177.63 ft/m||Accepted|
|MACCIR-RH102||Captain Mac||EDDF||WMKK||777-200||11.42.26||-96.12 ft/m||Accepted|
|MACCIR-RH100||Steve Kightlinger||KPHX||EHAM||747-400 FREI||11.49.15||-15.38 ft/m||Accepted|
|MACJBU462||Sylvain Mateo||KJFK||TNCM||A320||03.56.27||-246 ft/m||Accepted|
|CHR12236||Peter Goodman||LFAQ||EGLF||C-47||01.26.43||-95.35 ft/m||Accepted|
|HSTF50-161||Thomas Pritchard||ESDF||ESSA||ATR 72||01.13.27||-183.01 ft/m||Accepted|
|MACAWE1271||AJAY CHAUDHARI||KSEA||KPHX||A320||02.42.09||-142.26 ft/m||Accepted|
|MACDLH1248||Kevin Crouch||EDDF||ENGM||A320||01.57.12||-333.72 ft/m||Accepted|
|MACGRC-170||Chris Carpenter||LGSO||LGKC||GA LIGHT AIR||00.45.19||-229.92 ft/m||Accepted|
|CRGFDX7142||Paul McCullough||KSLC||KMEM||MD-11||02.44.59||-195.31 ft/m||Accepted|