JHB Events


Mike Lucas flying in a serene evening sky during the Orkney VFR event last week.

 

IVAO - JHB UK Fly-in Event for Wed 15th Dec 2010 (and Sat 18th Dec)

On behalf of the staff of JHB Airlines I would like to invite all pilots to participate in the third of our popular UK VFR events.

JHB Airlines welcomes all pilots to join in a informal VFR fly-in around Cornwall.

The event will centre on Newquay (formerly RAF St Mawgan) and encompass all airfields within a 35nm radius.

The event starts at 1930 local. To operate VFR and enjoy the scenery pilots should reset their FS clocks to simulate daytime conditions.

As with our last event this session will be run twice. The Wednesday event will be limited to JHB pilots but the repeat on Saturday will be open to JHB plus all IVAO UK members.

Cornwall

Within a 35nm radius of Newquay there are six airfields, seven private strips and two heliports. None of the private strips are in the default FS scenery and (rather oddly) Penzance is missing in FS9.

Airfields

All airfields and airstrips within 35nm or Newquay are listed below.

Airfields
in FS
ICAO
Code
Rwy Length (m)
Freq
Data and
Charts
Add On
Scenery
 Bodmin
EGLA
510m (G)
A/G -122.700
ARM, UK2T
 Culdrose
EGDR
1830m (T)
Twr - 122.100
App - 134.050
ARM, UK2T
 Land's End
EGHC
792m (G)
A/G - 120.050
ARM, UK2T
 Newquay
 (St Mawgan in FS)
EGHQ
(EGDG)
467m (T)
Twr - 134.375
App - 133.400
ARM, UK2T
 Perranporth
EGTP
940m (T)
A/G - 119.750
UK2T, FD
 Truro
EGHY
(EG08)
530m (G)
A/G - 129.800
UK2T
Private Strips
(not in FS)
Code
Rwy Length (m)
Freq
Data and
Charts
Add On
Scenery
 Davidstow Moor
X2DM
1428m
No Radio
ARM, UK2T
 Four Lanes Farm
X9FM
400m
No Radio
Nil
GW
 Lower Botrea
X2LB
400m
No Radio
GW
 Porthtowan
X1PT
440m
No Radio
Nil
Nil
 Roche (Woodlands Farm)
X9RO
515m
No Radio
Nil
GW
 Roserrow
X2RS
600m
No Radio
Nil
Nil
 Trenderway Farm
X9TF
515m
No Radio
Nil
GW
Heliports
Code
Rwy Length (m)
Freq
Data and
Charts
Add On
Scenery
 Penzance (H)
  (not in FS9)
EGHK
Helipad
Twr - 119.70
ARM
 Predannack (H)
X2PD
(EGDO)
Helipad
No Radio
ARM

The above links for each airport contain excellent charts for the airfield and airspace plus written procedures for local operations.

 

Airfield Scenery and Mesh

All ICAO airfields should be in the default FS scenery - except for Penzance in FS9.

Addon scenery - ARM=Tony Meredith, UK2T=UK2000 Vol.1, GW= Gerry's Farmstrips, FD=FSDome.

Flights

This will be an open flight event in that pilots are free to choose which airfields they wish to fly from and the order in which they fly the routes between airfields. Total distance for the six ICAO airfields is 100nm so it is feasible to fly to every one during the evening. For pilots who have add-on scenery for the private strips it would still be possible to fly to every one but I would expect total flight time to be nearer two hours.

As pilots are invited to plan their own routes and the airfields are further apart than in the Orkney session traffic density is not likely to be as high in this event.

Map

Click on the map to open full size in a separate window (best for printing)



 Planning

Cornwall is free of any controlled airspace so there are no restrictions to note for flight planning purposes. High ground rises to a maximum of 1300ft near Davistow Moor but for the rest of Cornwall the highest elevation is just 827ft.

ATC

As this event is intended as a Fly-in for VFR aircraft ATC isn't the prime consideration. ATC will be provided at Newquay (EGHQ) but
no other airstrip will be manned. Note that IVAO have not updated their database yet so ATC will show as EGDG_APP and not EGHQ_APP.

Radio

As Newquay is the only active controlled airport you should have no need to call any other ATC unit. It is recommended that all pilots log in to TeamSpeak and connect to Unicom on 122.800 for the duration of the event (other than when you need to switch to Newquay).

Whilst on Unicom (which should be used for text rather than voice) pilots can reset Teamspeak to the JHB_CC channel for voice coms.

To connect to the JHB_CC channel you need to do the following:

Open Teamspeak.
Click Connection and then Connect.
This should bring up your local address book.
Fill in the following boxes only:
Label: JHB_CC Server
Address: cc.ts.ivao.aero
Nickname: Your JHB Pilot ID (e.g JHB123)
Login Name: Your IVAO VID (e.g. 137512)
User Password: Your password
Default Channel: JHB_CC

When finished click on Connect and you should automatically log in to the VA server and should also go directly to the JHB_CC channel.

Whilst on JHB_CC you still have the ability to text on the Unicom channel. When you need to retune to Newquay just dial in 113.40 on COM1 and TeamSpeak should switch automatically. Once clear of Newquay pilots should change back to 122.800 and only then switch Teamspeak back to JHB_CC. Do not try to manually switch to JHB_CC whilst an active ATC frequency is still set in COM1 as it may lock FS up - always tune to 122.800 first.

Procedures

None.

Seriously though there are no fixed rules. The event begins at 1930 and should last an hour and a half if all airports are visited.

Some pilots may wish to start in a group and fly a loose formation whilst others may wish to explore on their own and maybe do some exploring of the rugged coastline. This is especially good if you have the photo scenery.

As this is a fun event I suggest setting daylight conditions and turning IVAO weather off. It will be no fun if the weather is grim on the night.

Regards,

Bones

 

John Woodside HC JHB