srgalahad

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  1. srgalahad

    Aircraft You Have Been On

    As the son of a TCA/Air Canada employee, an Air Cadet, a private pilot and then ATC I have had lots of opportunities to fly/ride and I took them (I think it adds up to 77 types) DC-3, DC-4, DC-6B, DC-8 50 &60 srs, DC-9; Boeing Stearman, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, B777; Vickers Viscount, Vanguard; Grumman Goose, Mallard, GA-7 Cougar, G-159; Lockheed 18, L188, L1049, L1011; NorthStar, C-130, DHC-1, -2, -3, -5, -6, -7; Beech 18 (wheels & floats) & C-45, 33, 35, 55, 90, 100; Cessna 140, 150, 152, 172, 175, 177, 177RG, 182, 185, 206, 340, 421, -500, L-19; Piper Colt, Tri-Pacer, Pa-23-250, PA24-250, PA28(140, 160, 200R), PA34, PA46; Navion; TigerMoth; Aero Commander 680; AN-2; A320; Bellanca Viking; Bell 47D, 206; CRJ-200; Fokker F-28; Hot Air Balloon; Schweizer SGS2-22, Blanik, Grob; Waco UFP, Cabin;
  2. hard it type while bouncing around in this cramped cockpit, but well done all. Get the BBQ ready! We'll see you soon(er or later)
  3. *** Go go go go!!!!! Welcome to the 2017 Round the World Race.The time is now 2200 UTC and per the provisions of the Special Rules you may begin from KIWA –Williams Gateway Intl, Phoenix, AZ !GO!Make your Baton posts below. For those who are watching from the sidelines we offer this link : http://www.fsrtwrace.com/#about where you can find links to follow the teams and learn about the Race. May all your flights be safe and enjoyable. We'll be looking forward to your return in a few days. The Executive Committee 2017 Round The World Race
  4. This is the AvSim 2017 Round-the-World Race Official Thread. Please remember to set up your Duenna with a check mark on "Enable online flight tracking" and pick the proper event: "2017 rtw race official tracking". You also need to use the "Baton-carrier or wingman" check box if flying in that role. The Executive Committee will make the Start Post below and then it is to be used for the Baton (and Wingman) posts and other required information. Please do not make any entries in this thread until the Race begins. Good luck and safe flying! The Executive Committee
  5. NOTAM 17-01 Revision to the 2017 Special Rules In light of significant shortages of capable and qualified pilots, the Executive Committee has reviewed and accordingly revised Rule 7. The Consecutive Pilot Rule. This change is included in the released 2017 Special Rules v1.01 available on the RTWR Race web site and attached here: https://www.fsrtwrace.com/pdf/2017%20RTWR%20Special%20Rules%20v1.01%20Release.pdf In summary, the use of the Emergency Pilot provision has been opened by eliminating the limit of two consecutive legs. The Wait Time has been modified from 5 minutes with escalation (5+5, +5 etc.) to 3 minutes per consecutive use and the accumulated Wait Time is to be served on the ground prior to a new pilot claiming the baton. Further details will be found in the Rule. RI for the Executive Committee
  6. srgalahad

    2017 Special Rules Posted

    NOTICE: The Executive Committee would like to advise all Teams that the Final Version of the 2017 Special Rules will be posted: Friday, Feb. 17 at 1900 UTC (2000h CET, 1400h EST, 1100h PST) This Final Version will only be changed by addition of the routing instructions and conditions. It will be posted on the Official Race Site at https://www.fsrtwrace.com/ and then on each Team's forum shortly afterward.
  7. NOTAM: The Executive Committee of the RTWR wishes to confirm that the annual race will take place, beginning Friday, February 17th 2017. Details are still being refined but, in light of the apparent shortage of pilots, the Race will be flown over a course of reduced length with an absolute time limit of 48 hours. It will focus on one large geographic segment of the globe, will rely on the well-known aircraft of past years and essentially follow the format of the existing General Rules. As is the case every year, a set of Special rules will define the route, specific aircraft limitations and other special circumstances which define the year's challenges. These special Rules will be released in the upcoming days. In the interest of enabling some advance preparation, Teams are advised that there will be a limited Jet Transport role, there will be a requirement to fly a limited distance in rotorcraft, the previous Bonus/Penalty regime will be replaced by smaller penalties (to be served by 'waiting-in-place' in real-time) and the Start/Finish and route will not be released until a short time before the beginning of the Race. The Executive Committee
  8. The Executive Committee for the RTWR has given long and careful thought to the viability of the event for 2017 and beyond. Declining numbers of participants, technical issues with secondary software, increased experience with the known format and it's options have all raised questions of whether the current format can continue. At the same time a basic desire is seen to exist for an ongoing "bigger than average" event that retains the mystique and challenges of years gone by. In response, the Executive Committee proposes changes for 2017 (and beyond?) that will reduce the burden on teams and individuals as follows: 1. The event will be hard-capped at 48 hours in length, starting on Friday February 17th and ending on Sunday February 19th. (The first to finish wins. If no one has finished at the 48 hours deadline, the teams revert to their last full stop landing and the closest to the finish wins.) 2. The overall circuit will be set up so that minimal strategic planning will be necessary. Accordingly, the routing details will be made available only a few hours before the start time – as was common in the early years. 3. Penalties will be reduced and served by the teams' standing in place in real time. 4. Team events will be altered this year to ease the pressure to field a great number of pilots. However, larger teams will still benefit from having more participants to do the flying. 5. The emphasis will return to "normal racing legs" with only a small number of longer "over-water legs" to be involved. 6. No significant changes are anticipated regarding the well-known allowed aircraft from previous years, although some revised limitations will be required in the adjusted format. To facilitate these goals the route would be modified and not require a complete circumnavigation of the globe. If the proposed changes result in satisfactory participation and enthusiasm it is conceivable that the circumnavigation would still be accomplished over a multi-year cycle. Obviously these changes have to receive the support of the community and thus we are requesting a serious expression of support before we continue with rules development. A thread has been started on the FSRTW Race forum where we would appreciate your yea/nay responses. A decision will be made based on input received by January 16th. https://www.fsrtwrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=196 Thank you for your support. The Executive Committee
  9. I bought FSX-S as a backup should I have computer issues while traveling. Some will say that the Steam version is a bit smoother in operation but others have stuck with the boxed version for obvious reasons including "experience". I haven't installed -S but it's there if I need it. Just one other thought. As a RTWR pilot, if you have room on the HD to conveniently hold a bare-bones FS9, I'd consider installing it. As FS9 is still a current Race platform it allows you to test aircraft ( esp as there are some minor performance differences, even in the White List.), verify that any race routes hit FS9-only/FSX-only or matched airports when it comes to team planning. As future recruits may also be FS9 pilots it gives you a platform to help them along in comparable conditions. If you have had FSNav, it's still a good tool to have handy. Please deposit the 2-cent fee to the Exec Committee retirement fund. :wink: Rob
  10. NOTAM: 2016 Round The World Race is Complete
  11. Good work guys! Don't drink the cooler dry. We'll be along shortly!
  12. Welcome to the 2016 Round the World Race. The time is now 0000 UTC and as per the provisions of the Special Rules you may begin from Liberia, Costa Rica (MRLB)! GO! Make your Baton posts below. For those who are watching from the sidelines we offer this link : http://www.fsrtwrace.com/#about where you can find links to follow the teams and learn about the Race. May all your flights be safe and enjoyable. We'll be looking forward to your return in a few days. The Executive Committee 2015 Round The World Race
  13. SOH SERVERS: Please be advised that SOH was notified at noon by the hosting company that the server(s) may be shut down for a period of (up to) six hours tonight from 00CST (05Z) to 06 CST (11z). Based on past experience this could happen sooner, or last 10 minutes to 10 hours. Eamonn has set up a temporary alternate thread for baton posts on the Race site in case. SOH may not have sufficient warning to notify everyone so please check for information on the Race site if you are unable to access SOH the normal way (sim-outhouse.com, or .net). BTW that means SOH could lose not only the forums but the flight server and TeamSpeak.
  14. This is the AvSim 2016 Round-the-World Race Official Thread. Please remember to set up your Duenna with a check mark on "Enable online flight tracking" and pick the proper event: "2016 rtw race official tracking". You also need to use the "Baton-carrier or wingman" check box if flying in that role. The Executive Committee will make the Start Post below and then it is to be used for the Baton (and Wingman) posts and other required information. Please do not make any entries in this thread until the Race begins. Good luck and safe flying! The Executive Committee
  15. New NOTAM added re: FS Time and clocks http://www.fsrtwrace.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=167 Rob (for the Executive Committee)