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The Baton is free at VTCC. Practice continues.----------------------------------------------------We are 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 the Rules record, the pilot also gives his aircraft.Under that thread, the pilot posts updates to the flightplan. Changes in ETA or destination.The pilot lands and stops on the runway. He stops the Duenna and takes his Flight Analysis screenshot. And then he declares "The baton is free at ICAO"The next pilot grabs the baton, saying "I have the baton" and takes off.-------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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I have the baton in the Piper Cheyenne 400LS, @35,000'ETA 0815zulu

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Enroute, Cruise Alt. changed to FL320242nm OutETA 0815zulu

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I have the Baton at VTBD (Bangkok Int., Thailand) Flying on Bushnet (24.30.147.25) - Destination VLXG (heading north towards Alaska)ETA 45mAircraft P-38L The Definitive Lightning ver 2_2

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Baton free at VLXG the flight ended offlins as I lost connection to BushnetFlight Log -- from The RTW-Duenna v.0.600 Rev. 27----------------------------------------------------------- Takeoff: System Time UTC: 13/02/2005 14:01:33 FS Time: 13/02/2005 13:53:23 Location: N13

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You don't have to take a screenshot of the Duenna image, it is stored as a .jpg in the OUTPUT-folder of the Duenna-folder. The path to the picture is written in th end of the validation-document, in your case: C:Program FilesFS-AddonsRTW-DuennaOUTPUT2005-02-13FlightLog_2005-02-13--15-14-02.JPG/Klas Bj

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I know it is only practice so direction does not matter but I thought the general idea was to land at each continent so I thought we we heading to Australia for a touch.Jeff

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ahh sorry about that. I didnt know the direction to go so i just headed towards the atlantic crossing pointmy badJason

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It really doesn't matter in practice but it would be a costly mistake in the race to divert away from the next major required touch point. Glad to have you flying with team AVSIM.Jeff

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During the race there will be regular posts detailing the direction of travel and suggested airports to stop at.This to keep all noses pointed in the same direction and provide a guide to people who don't have flight planners and maps to see where to go next.

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I'm offline for a few days visiting friends in Germany. See you all on friday or maybe thursday evening CET.

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I Have The Baton ZGKL-ZSQDJOIN The AVSIM RTW RACE FLIGHT TEAM****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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Baton is Free at ZSQD with 33 Minute Penalty from forum time post of Baton Free, which should be about 40 minutes after the hour your local time. Yes, Penalties will require Math. I did get 850 Miles Though. Flight test was multi-purpose for me, testing Winds at decsent, Ground Speed in descent, and if you look at your planner, didn't really have a place to divert to. Visibility was about a half mile, so needed to do ILS Approach, and that took a little time as well.It also shows what a Penalty will do and how it will affect us. By Going Only 11 Minutes over, barely an approach, it costs the Team 33 Minutes with tha baton sitting.Learn The Lesson now, so it don't happen during the race folks.Regards,Joehttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/106714.jpgJOIN The AVSIM RTW RACE FLIGHT TEAM****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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I'm standing by at ZSQD.I will pickup the Baton @ the end of penalty period: 00:23 Zulu.Jeff Correction: New Departure Time 00:40 Zulu

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NEGATIVE.Penalty is TRIPLE TIME OVER THE LIMIT.UTC 40 Minutes after.

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Wait Penalty: 33 minutes.Depature after: 00:40 Zulu ***Note: Forum Message Time Stamp is not synchronized to Official Time Clock.Destrination: VladivostokAircraft: Piaggio AvantiOn BushnetOn Teamspeak

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Piper Cheyenne 400LS @36,000'ETA 0600zulubn.turbulentsky.comteamspeak

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Hmmm, KC. Interesting routing.Guess that we're not being very clear about our destination. There was some talk about flying over the Alaska or the Aleutians to get more practice there. But perhaps the Pacific Islands could use a work out as well.When we get racing, we're just going to have to have people clear about how we intend to fly. While no one can force the pilot to do anything, the pilot surely wants to help the team out...right guys? Last year we handled this informally--with bunches of guys sitting around discussing routings on the web. The other two teams have gotten more formal about this in one way or the other. Perhaps we need a way to make the overall scheme of things clear to the pilot who picks up the baton.Ideas?M.

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I think we can do that with a "if you plan to fly a leg thread"and list out our advice. We can start north again from Osaka. RJBBJOIN The AVSIM RTW RACE FLIGHT TEAM****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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Under the current rules the Pacific islands are out of the question.Aleuthans are the only available route across the Pacafic. In fact RCJN-UHPP is mandatory, it's the only possible way to get to the Aleuthans that has any chance at all of working in under 2 hours (and that's with a lot of tailwind and no goarounds at all!).NOTAM: plan all your flights for no more than 90 minutes. That way you have some leeway in case you have bad winds or need to go around.If you can't find a destination for your chosen aircraft that's 90 minutes out, either take a shorter leg or leave the flight to someone else (unless you have the fastest aircraft in the race and there's nowhere else to go at all like Yelizovo (UHPP) which is effectively mandatory).

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