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UPDATED: FedExVAC's PMDG 777 Celebration Festivities! 777 giveaway prizes!

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The event text below contains updated information, primarily in the prizes section. PLEASE READ THE FULL TEXT of the description and prizes sections!

 

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Event Description

 

To celebrate the release of the PMDG 777, FedEx Virtual Air Cargo is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a community wide VATSIM group flight! Our group flight will take place on Saturday, September 14th, where we will depart KMEM (Memphis Intl) between 0900Z and 1400Z and arrive at OMDB, Dubai, between 2200Z and 0300Z thirteen to fourteen hours later. This is to mimic the real-world FDX8 flight, where they use the 777. We will also be offering supplementary flights for those who are less hardcore long-haul pilots. We will offer a departure from BIKF (Keflavik, Iceland) between 1530Z and 1800Z (Estimated 8-8.5 hours flight time) as well as a departure from LGAV (Athens, Greece) between 1930Z and 2200Z. (Estimated 4-4.5 hours flight time) Both of these supplementary flights are timed so that they will join the main flight from Memphis, and the whole group will come together at OMDB around the same time. We’ll give the controllers a run for their money at all four airports! Plan on being fully staffed at least for the local areas around each airport. We have notified every ARTCC and FIR along the route, and we hope to get some sort of controller support during the entire duration of the flight. We have notified every ARTCC and FIR along the route, and we hope to get some sort of controller support during the entire duration of the flight. We also will have Ramp Control at KMEM for all departures as long as they leave from the North FedEx Ramp. Coordination is KEY to making this a success and we have put through the hardest effort to make sure this goes off without a hitch.

 

We will also be entering participants for prizes of cash value as long as they fly (and complete!) the flight on VATSIM and book the flight using our booking system.

This system is located at http://events.fedexvac.org where there are around 200 slots to book. We are initially offering 100 slots from KMEM, 50 from BIKF, and 50 from LGAV. PLEASE CHECK to make sure your desired callsign is not already taken!

These should make the event available to almost anyone who wants to fly, no matter where and what time zone they live. We are hoping this fills up!

 

Final Note: PLEASE KNOW YOUR AIRPLANE. We DO NOT want to aggravate the controllers or make it any more of a task to control the large number of aircraft expected to participate in this event with people who do not know how to operate their aircraft. This is why we gave a period of time between release and event- to let everyone get familiar with their new baby!

 

EVENT PRIZES:

Two (2) License Keys for the PMDG 777. (READ INFO BELOW)

Three (3) BluePrint Simulation Sceneries (Except KJFK)

One (1) Aerosoft BIKF Keflavik Intl

One (1) Aivlasoft EFB License Key

One (1) Copy of PFPX Flight Planning Software*

One (1) Copy of A2A Simulations Cessna 172 Trainer

 

With our friends at PMDG now directly supporting our event, we have received a donation of two licenses for the PMDG 777. We will be choosing two grand prize winners to receive one of these licenses. What's that you say? You already own this fine bird? Well fear not! Current 777 owners will have two other options. You can either receive a refund for the purchase price of the 777, or gift a license to a fellow flight sim enthusiast in need. Even if you already have it, you can still benefit!

 

*Thanks to Carl, our Western Regional Manager, for donating a copy of PFPX for this event.

 

Charts

KMEM Memphis International:

http://airnav.com/airport/KMEM


http://aircharts.org/


BIKF Keflavik International:

http://www.bostonvirtualatc.com/charts/index.html?Page=BIKF_index.html


LGAV Athens International:

http://www.hvacc.org/site/en/pilots/downloads/charts/category/19-athens-lgav


http://charts.aero/airport/LGAV


OMDB Dubai International

(Chart links at bottom of the page, excellent charts!)

http://www.gcaa.gov.ae/aip/AIRAC99/AIRACs/AIRAC99/html/index-en-GB.html

(Above link is 404 at this time. Google OMDB Charts for a couple different sites)



Flight Plans

(The below FlightPlans were hand tested and verified)

KMEM-OMDB

CRSON2 HUMMS BWG JHW BUF YXI MT YKL LOMTA MOATT 59N050W 59N040W 60N030W 61N020W RATSU GUNPA P610 ZOL L621 ROE N983 ELPOL N195 XIMBA M860 KUGOS SIN CRM UM688 SIDAD UP975 GASSI UP559 NALPO P559 DESDI

 

BIKF-OMDB

MOXAL ROSTI G3 VALDI L621 BUKOV UL621 UDROS UL852 VAN UL124 UMH UL223 LAM ISL DATUT ORSAR PEBAT DESDI


LGAV-OMDB

VARIX UL995 RDS UM601 LCA UR655 CAK J222 BASEM R785 ZELAF UR785 RASLI TRF UP559 KAVID UP559 KMC UP559 KODAG GASSI UP559 NALPO P559 DESDI



Other Resources

North Atlantic Planning Chart

http://www.planningcharts.de/downloads/North-Atlantic.gif


Transatlantic Radio Operations Checksheet

http://ctp.vatsim-uk.co.uk/dev/system/view/includes/Transatlantic_Radio_Operations_Checksheet.pdf


NOAA’s International Flight Folder Containing Upper Wind and Temp Charts

http://www.aviationweather.gov/iffdp/


Fuel Planner

http://fuelplanner.com/


VATSIM Flight Plan Pre-File

http://www.vatsim.net/fp/

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Captains, if you have any questions or concerns about the event, please let me know and I'll be happy to help to the best of my ability. We will be emailing everyone that has booked the day before the event with last minute information for your reference and to make the event run as smooth as possible.

 

I look forward to seeing more bookings!!

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I was wondering, are there are any pre-planned routes to be flown from MEM to DXB? Or will we have to build our own route?

 

It's no problem with me since purchasing PFPX but just wondering.

 

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I was wondering, are there are any pre-planned routes to be flown from MEM to DXB? Or will we have to build our own route?

Did you read my first post? Flight Plans section?

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Did you read my first post? Flight Plans section?

I'm sorry, lol page was half loaded. It didn't show up the first time.

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Being a naturalized Icelander, I'm so proud Keflavík is part of the event to celebrate PMDG's 777!

 

Vélkominn til Íslands allir! 

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hey Nick.. How about ex employees!!! lol  FDX2240

 

All welcome!! Haha glad to have you on the event with us Daniel.

 

Being a naturalized Icelander, I'm so proud Keflavík is part of the event to celebrate PMDG's 777!

 

Vélkominn til Íslands allir! 

 

Glad to have a native aboard!

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this sounds really really awesome, I'm just sad that I cant afford the T7 but was wondering since I do have the 747-400 and -800 if it would be able to fly this KMEM/OMDB route as I would really like to fly this long haul as they are my favorite routes to do. I have taken the 400 on the FAJS/YSSY route once and remember that departing with full tanks when I landed I was on the bare minimums of fuel something like 11-12%, that's why Im not sure if either would make it through this flight on fuel. well I suppose I could do one of the shorter routes :unsure: oh well. maybe I'll get lucky and get this awesome T777 by the end who knows fingers cross and pray to god every night. well thanks again and really really look forward to this amazing event.

 

PS. Didn't realize we could use the FDX callsign for it lol, til after I registered, so I chose UPS, darn it :wacko:

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If I'm not mistaken, since my departure is about 0945, and arriving at 0115-0130, I'll be watching two sunrises. Haha

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I'm gald to see you got this VA up and running. Looks like it's catching on quite well. Congrats, Nick

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If I'm not mistaken, since my departure is about 0945, and arriving at 0115-0130, I'll be watching two sunrises. Haha

 

I know, isn't that awesome! Truly a unique experience!

 

I'm gald to see you got this VA up and running. Looks like it's catching on quite well. Congrats, Nick

 

Say what?  :blink:

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An small update for everyone-

 

We will be sending a mass email to all those booked on Thursday night or Friday morning with any last minute changes to routing, updated resources for charts and procedures, last minute comments from the controlling FIR/ARTCCs and anything else that will be beneficial for you to know about our event in order to make it run as smooth as possible. We're getting extremely excited!!!

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I'm taking a day off of work (yes, a Saturday shift) to fly this event. Can't wait.

 

Oh and nick, is it possible to add my last name in entry # 19? forgot it.

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I'm taking a day off of work (yes, a Saturday shift) to fly this event. Can't wait.

 

Oh and nick, is it possible to add my last name in entry # 19? forgot it.

If you hit the details button next to your slot, you can cancel and re-add your booking with the correct details.

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This will be an exciting event for sure. I picked up my T7 ratings with my VA last weekend and should have a few dozen legs in the T7 by event time (600 hours in the NGX and another 430 in the Level-D 767 certainly helped). Unfortunately later in the morning and then again in the late afternoon I have some family activities going on so I'll have to go offline during 2 segments of the cruise.

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For those flying on the Cargo side of this event, what size loads are you guys planning on? I flew my first cargo flight with the T7 today. I'm now addicted to flying FedEx with full loads. :)

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