FlightNight January 9th, 2021: Spitfires, Lightnings & Mustangs, oh my!

28 Dec 2020 02:32 - 29 Dec 2020 23:16 #49363 by thebroons


This FlightNight will take us on a journey, South to North, of the Lesser Antillies. This is a volcanic island chain within the larger West Indies (Windies), "connecting" the bigger islands of the Greater Antillies like Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to South America.

We will start at Point Salines (Maurice Bishop) International Airport (ICAO: TGPY) in Grenada, and work our way North and West up the island chain to a final destination of Captain Auguste George Airport (ICAO: TUPA) in the British Virgin Islands. If pressed for time we will cut this last leg and terminate at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (ICAO: TUPJ)

We may go up to Angels 5 but no higher. Speed will be no higher than 350 kts Good weather is the norm at this time, so I'll be planning on running live weather.

Allowed aircraft, from FGUK Hangar:

Supermarine Spitfire Vb
North American P-51 Mustang III
Lockheed P-38L Lightning

Flightplan

TGPY - Point Salines Intl
CAI - CANOUAN NDB
SV - E. T. JOSHUA NDB

RIBOR - Fix
BNE - HEWANORRA NDB
FOF - MARTINIQUE VOR-DME
DOM - MELVILLE HALL NDB
TFFR - Pointe a Pitre Le Raizet Airport
TRPG - John A. Osborne (Gerald's) Airport
TKPN - Vance Winkworth Amory Intl
TKPK - Saint Kitts Robert L Bradshaw Airport
TNCE - F D Roosevelt Airport

PASIC - Fix
TUPJ - Tortola Terrance B Lettsome Intl
TUPA - Captain Auguste George Airport


Route Manager File

Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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29 Dec 2020 23:08 #49368 by thebroons
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Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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30 Dec 2020 10:07 #49371 by Avionyx
Oh now this sounds like a hell of a lot of fun!

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05 Jan 2021 22:33 #49420 by Warty
Is the "350 kts" thing in KIAS or groundspeed at 5,000 ft?

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06 Jan 2021 01:27 #49421 by thebroons
I'm not thinking to hit my declared max for both elements at the same time. Up top we'll likely not exceed 315-320kts ground speed, and will only get close to 5K topping some of the mountains, then back down again. We won't be maintaining 5K for any duration. In general, will look to stay somewhat close to the terrain as we overfly it.

;)

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Any stairway is a stairway to heaven if you’re clumsy enough.
If your shirt isn’t tucked into your pants, your pants are tucked into your shirt.
Your stomach thinks all potatoes are mashed.
Most of the sky is actually below your feet.
The object of golf is to play the least amount of golf.

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