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Team AVSIM Practice - January 23

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Hi all,Today we shall start a practice run for Team AVSIM to prepare for the Round the World Race. The actual race begins on February 20th. So this is a good time for old veterans to renew their skills and for new teammates to get the procedures down before the actual race begins.One of the keys to our winning the last two years has been our organization. We want to keep the baton in the air. That means that we try to have someone at the destination airport waiting, with engines warmed up and flight plan filed, ready for the arriving teammate. When the landing pilot announces on the forum "The baton is free at ICAO" (ICAO being the ICAO of the landing airport), the waiting teammate immediately announces "I have the baton" and takes off. (Best if each Race Leg begins in a new "subthread")The sequence looks like: [ul][li]The "I have the baton" poster grabs the baton and takes off. [li]He then, or in a forum edit a couple of minutes later, gives the destination airport (ICAO) and ETA in Zulu time. For fun, the pilot might also give his aircraft. [li]Under that thread, the pilot posts updates to the flightplan. Changes in ETA or destination. [li]The pilot lands and prepares and posts his screenshot. [li]The pilot, while posting the confirmation shot, declared "The baton is free at ICAO" [/ul]The ETA should be in Zulu time (say 1425z). (Zulu is UTC or what we used to call GMT. For current Zulu time, go to http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?UTC/s/0/java ) Posting the destination airport and the ETA allows the next pilot to begin his preparations

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KFFA-KCHOETA 1410ZThis is the first run...for practice.We want some interesting weather...so the US looks like a good spot.Best,Mike

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ETA at KCHO is now 1430Z. 50 kts headwinds too much for my FSD Aerostar :(Mike

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KAND-KMXFETA 1830ZDave Copley's P-38F Glacier GirlMike

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Copy Mike. I will be waiting for you at KMXF ready for a practice leg. Jeff Williams

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Crashed on landing. Gosh (etc).Team goes back to KAND. Who is next?

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Jeff's almost made it to Maxwell. I'm ready to take over to Little Rock AFB (KLRF).

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Are you guys on multiplayer?If so, could someone post the IP? I'd like to fly with you.Thanks-Matt SmithOrganizerMSFS Around-the-World Race

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