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  1. *** Go go go go!!!!! Welcome to the 2019 Round the World Race. The time is now 0000 UTC and per the provisions of the Special Rules you may begin from Dubai International, UAE (OMDB) !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 2019 Round The World Race
  2. This is the AVSIM 2019 Around-the-World Race Official Thread. 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. Please remember to set up your Duenna with a check mark on "Enable online flight tracking" and pick the proper event: "2019 RTW Race Official Tracking". You also need to use the "Baton-carrier or wingman" check box if flying in that role. Best of luck to all the teams and pilots in this year's race! Good luck and safe flying! 👍 The RTWR Executive Committee
  3. 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;
  4. 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)
  5. *** 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. >1. This is a bug. The workaround is to reload the flightplan>and set the 13.000ft as your cruising altitude.It's not entierly a "bug"... it'sa $60 program that doesn't have the ability to look ahead adn anticipate that you will have to climb later to meet a minimum-crossing altitude for terrain while still trying to give you a standard profile descent into destination. that's why real air traffic controllers are human and paid a good salary and we haven't yet been replaced by a Microsoft product :-wave >>2. FS still cannot handle to vector you in an airport with a>lot of terrain around. Get some aproach charts and fly the>approach as published. That works fairly well. There was a>LOWI post a short time ago. Do a search. I provided URLs to>the charts needed.>>Alex>And then ther are those airports that FS9 vectors you to that, in the real world, have no radar coverage, or must be flown via a published procedure to landing anyway.ATC_Rob
  12. >I think it's the end of your career if you say "No Way" as>well, LOL but that's funny! >>I get annoyed with this feature also. I have no time for>"sidesteps" or "circles to land".Dear ____: Due to numerous documented calls from the ATC Facility Supervisor reporting the need to re-route traffic to accomodate your recurring refusal to accept circle-to-land procedures at XXXX, you will report to the Company Flight Training division for evaluation and possible recurrent training before any further line operations will be assigned. In addition, a written explanation of your refusal in the cases listed (see attached) is required. Discussions with your crew members on the specified flights indicates you often stated you did not 'have time for this crap'. We remind you that cutting corners and circumventing established procedures is against FARs and Company regulations and this will be noted in your employee file.sincerely,Ernest K. GannChief Pilot :-sae
  13. >Reggie,>>Thanks for your prompt reply. Problem is when using the RFP>747-200 and all of its associated Pax Loader, Fuel calculator,>and Take off program, you end up needing a runway of at least>10,500 feet. This was at Honolulu with a 22 degree oat, 30.01>alt setting and a take off setting of 1.48 for FFRAM. Welcome to the real world. Sometimes runway selection is not solely controlled by wind ( construction, traffic, navaids, etc.) so, like the FS world you can't always HAVE the longest runway. In that same real world, the planning is done in Flight Ops before the airplane is loaded which is why you, the passenger, may get told your bagae is on another flight -- they had to off-load some weight to allow the aircraft to use the available runway(s). Looking at your numbers, you've got a loaded Fat Albert with a hot, humid day so it's not surprising that you may be in excess of allowable gross weight for the current operation.. just like "real life". Taxi back, boot out some of the pax, off-load bags and maybe fuel and restart. Unlike FS9 the real pilots can request another runway and ATC has more flexibility than the FS algorithm to approve and co-ordinate it.. along with things like "Runway 08 is approved, taxi via ... anticipate a 10 minute delay due inbound traffic Runway 4R". a $60 computer program just ain't up to that level of service!The>ground gave me a departure runway of 4R (9000) feet. After>taxiing and getting clearance to take off, I lined up, set the>brakes, hit the throttles, released the brakes, and damned if>I ran out of runway at least a thousand feet. Asking for a>different runway gets you 4L which is even shorter. What I'm>saying, is why doesn't ground assign you a runway longer when>you are a "heavy" aircraft.Also, don't forget: "heavy" is just an alert for ATC that the aircraft is 250,000 pounds GTW - primarily for wake-turbulence separation minima. We don't know what you really weigh. That's why the pilot earns the big bucks and is tasked with the go/no-go decision. It's not just you big-iron fans either... a hot summer day in Telluride Colorado will be beyond the capabilities of a laden C-172 if the density altitude is high enough. Once again.. a $60 computer program....So, if you want to "simulate" the real world, accept that stuffing it full IS a good sim.. and I'll be glad to make the call to the Virtual NTSB .. right after I phone the news tip into the VIrtual Honolulu Times as you run out of runway.ATC_Rob-- 30 years of watching the scariest moment of a pilot's life(landing) ... sometimes 500 times a day --
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