Well, everyone. It's that time... AVSIM Member trucker17 is setting up the Second Annual Memorial Flight to honor our friend, Tom Allensworth, and the legacy he left for the world to enjoy many years to come. Last year's flight was a little rushed, and not many were able to make the flight. This year the hopes are to get a set route that everyone can agree upon, and a time when everyone can join in.
We need a few things to make the flight memorable: video, the main thing, a TeamSpeak connection for communications, and someone to take screenshots of everyone in the flight from the start to the end. Most importantly, we need a coordinator to oversee the completion of these processes.
So here is where you can suggest a route. The final destination will be his home airport, Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Also, here is where you can suggest a time and date for the flight. Tom Allensworth passed on April 4th. So I would like a date near this day for the flight. Last year we also had a variety of aircraft. Some were high performance WWII aircraft. We will have a variety of aircraft that can fly again. Only thing I would like to see is that any aircraft planning to fly into the KCHO airport be able to land safely.
As suggestions are made we will take all of them into consideration and post a list of the final 3 airports which you the pilots will choose.
The destination airport will be: The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) in CHARLOTTESVILLE VA. Coordinates: 38° 8′ 19.1″ N, 78° 27′ 10.3″ W
Flight duration will depend on the suggestions given for starting points. Landings will be anytime after you arrive at CHO. So feel free to do flyby's, but please do not get in the way of aircraft landing or taking off.
The date and time of the flight will also be one of the suggested date and times. My suggestions are:
- Oshkosh - Wittman Regional Airport
- 11AM EST on April 9th, 2016
Join in the planning and conversation by leaving a message in the Forum Topic.
Edited by Chase Kreznor, 14 January 2016 - 02:50 PM.