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Chopper Tuesdays - week 16 - Japanese Tour

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  • Chopper Tuesdays - week 16 - Japanese Tour

    Another brisk flight this week: three legs at 130 kts. Check your rotorcraft can do that beforehand! Then join me at 9pm eastern as we continue our relaxed series of flights around Japan.

    Flight plans: (both .PLN and .FMS files available).
    Or look at the end of our Discord channel #group-flight-info.
    Start 1st stop 2nd stop Last stop
    Fukui Toyama Jōetsu city* Niigata
    Red text indicates a special waypoint code that is not in your GPS/FMC database.
    * Our second stop is on a green area by a river in Jōetsu city about a mile inland. Land near the hovering Helibot.

    Cruise: 130 knots indicated, altitude at pilot's discretion (less than 6,000 ft).

    Aircraft: Rotorcraft only (see FAQ).

    Scenery: Default is OK.

    Server: JoinFS hub: (AU) only. Use latest JoinFS test version or stable version.

    Simulators: All welcome: FS9, FSX boxed, FSX Steam edition, Prepar3D, X-Plane.

    Are these flights for rotorcraft only?
    Yes. No fixed wing aircraft please.

    I sometimes like to fly weird stuff. What exactly are you calling a rotorcraft?
    1. It must have one or more rotors that generate lift (so no Jet Packs!).
    2. It must be capable of hovering in place, as well as controlled vertical take-off and landing (so no autogyros).
    Other than that, anything is OK. So in addition to helicopters, you can bring (for example) your Rotodynes and Verticopters.

    I'm really new/inexperienced with rotocraft and concerned I'll make a fool of myself.
    No problem. These flights are to have fun. We all start somewhere and you'll find people are supportive.

    Will we always be landing at airports?
    Sometimes, yes, but not always. Sometimes we'll land at heliports or on helipads. But sometimes we may land on grassland or a beach, or even on a lake (with advance warning, of course, so we fly with floats!).

    Will we always fly direct between stops?
    Not always. Very often we will follow natural features such as valleys, rivers and shorelines.

    Will we fly the same speed each week?
    Not necessarily. Our slowest flights, at 80 knots, allow pilots to choose from the greatest range of rotorcraft, but be prepared for occasional change.

    Will we always start one week where we left off the previous week?
    Sometimes, yes. Some flights will be "tours" and be part of a series. But others will be one-off flights.

    Will you be subjecting us to trivia and trivia questions?
    No! Not on these flights.
    January 10th, 2018 02:00 AM
    January 10th, 2018 04:00 AM
    Last edited by Storm; January 7th, 2018, 04:33 AM.
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  • #2
    Well it looks like the flight plan "CLOUD" is a bit rainy just now.
    No big deal, but needs to be fixed for downloading the flight plan.

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    • #3
      Flight plans will be in our Discord channel #group-flight-info as usual on the day of the flight. Meanwhile, Bob will no doubt get around to restoring the cloud when he can. Thanks for pointing it out Coast. Just grateful for his hosting StormsHangar.
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      • #4
        Here are some pics of this flight.


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