We'll meet at 8PM London Time at ICAO: KGCN - Grand Canyon National. Please bring the Warbird of your choice from the FGUK Hangars. The first part of the flight will be to follow the Grand Canyon at low altitude and speeds of around 250 KIAS....the Way is treacherous so choose something that is you feel confident with at low level and high speeds.We will follow the Canyon and end up at ICAO: KLSV - Nellis AFB where we will break for fuel and refresh.
After refresh and refuel we will leave Nellis and climb to 24500' and head West to ICAO: KPMD - Palmdale Regional USAF Depot. Speed at cruise altitude will be roughly 230 KIAS and you wan't keep up unless you learn to balance your prop pitch, mixture, and throttle/manifold pressure. Most Warbirds start at full rich mixture and fine prop pitch and you will not climb fast enough nor maintain airspeed at 24K' without manipulating these settings - M/m for mixture - N/n for pitch.
Practice a bit if you can. If you can't deal with tail draggers then I have replaced the P-39 with daVinci_P-39Q-25 which is a tricycle and flies rather nicely. Ground handling is simple. And, yes, we have flown the Grand Canon before and we have been to Nellis before so we can call this a repeat flight.
Still hope to see as many as possible! Sorry for the late posting....RL has been brutal this week.
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This is just my opinion - do not read too much into it :
To be fair Alex, I would say that as VooDoo has done all the work already, you should probably try to make your own FN ; unless Voodoo is absolutely good with you stepping into his shoes ?
Don't forget a 'Free Swim' is still an option - the weather in the UK is still 'iffy' so real weather flying is going to be 'fun' others may prefer 'sunnier climes' as the last few weeks in the UK has been bollox.
I wish I could step in but I can't, so just throwing some ideas out-there.
Lightning DOES strike twice.
Watchmen Quote - "I am looking at the stars.... Thier light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of Stars are thier old photographs"