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Team AVSIM Practice Thread #5

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Jeroen has the Baton.PADK-PACD-----------------------------------------------------We care conducting 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:----The "I have the baton" poster grabs the baton and takes off.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.Under that thread, the pilot posts updates to the flightplan. Changes in ETA or destination.The pilot lands and prepares and posts his screenshot.The pilot, while posting the confirmation shot, declared "The baton is free at ICAO"-------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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Jeroen is flying:PADK-PACDJust switching threads from AVSIM Practice #4--to save scolling time.

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Sorry to post on this thread, but I just wanted to verify this issue quickly. Regarding the UHPP-PASY failed screenshot, this is what what I did last night:1. Uninterrupted flight, UHPP-PASY, in PSS Dash-8Q300. Flight Time - 2hrs, 15 mins.2. On the ground, went to FLIGHT ANALYSIS via 'ESC' key.3. Used 'PRINT SCREEN' key to capture image.4. Minimized FS9. Pasted screenshot in 'MS Picture It!' (minimized during flight), resized, and saved.5. Went to forum (minimized during flight). Posted screenshot.6. Returned to FS9. Exited after Stone's departure.***Did I miss something???***Regards,Alex

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Hi Alex,The posting is correctly done. The problem is that the Flight Analysis screen shows that you "reset" the flight halfway through. (See the arrow indicating where the line goes from white to red.)The Flight Analysis process is not foolproof. Stone reports that his resetting the FMC for his aircraft "reset" the flight in the FA screen. Others at SOH and FlightSim have reported similar mysterious "reset" points--where the flight was conducted properly but the record was faulty.Don't know what to do about this right now. Some talent is being focussed in this direction, and we can only hope.Mikehttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/105411.jpg

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MM - I think I just figured this out, at least partially. Pls check PM.Regards, Alex

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I'm wondering if mine was because I reset the correct time after the infamous timezone bug changed my zulu time by 2 hours....If only everyone had FS Flightkeeper..... Pretty hard to fake a flight log entry in FSFK.... :(

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yes, that will do it. Keep the time FS sets. Similarly, don't use the inflight map and press OK to leave it, always press Cancel.

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P-38L in the dark. Decent ceiling and vis for this time of year, and Prince Rupert does have an ILS...Might as well give 'er a whirl.:-)

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Descending now. Approx. 15 minutes out.As much as I 'd love to stop by Ketchikan, Annette Island, and BFU North to see some friends and fellow BFU folk...Don't worry. Staying on task. :-)Kevin

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http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/105458.jpgThe winds aloft sure are something this time of year. 216/81 at 19,500 across my 110. 15 degrees behind your right doesn't usually help that much, but 81 knots of it is pretty noticable. :-)Half decent visibility and ceiling, but you'll be referring to your instruments quite a bit this morning, folks.Have fun up there,Kevin

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P-38L.Mountains galore. Gonna give 'er a whirl.KevinEDIT: Changed destination before takeoff from KIDA to KJAC.

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I suggest we fly towards the northeast and across the Atlantic, then maybe down towards Dakar and cross back to south America.Makes for some interesting flying conditions, especially over the north Atlantic this time of year.

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In my P-38J as usual.....Dunno if I'll make it within 2 hours, but I'm trying as hard as I can to make it to my hometown airport...

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