By Mark Foister
Emirates VACC would like to invite you to THE LONG HOP Event Heathrow - Dubai
This will take place on 27th JULY starting at London Heathrow (EGLL) 09:00z and Arriving in Dubai (OMDB). The routing is as follows:
DET UL6 DVR UL9 KONAN UL607 MATUG UZ660 ENITA Z660 ROKEM Z650 PEPIK DCT BALAP DCT NARKA T621 RONBU P975 ARTAT UP975 EZS UL614 OTKEP UM688 SIDAD UP975 SESRA M677 RABAP UM677 OBNET M677 VUTEB
Please be aware that TACTICAL REROUTING by ATC make take place within VATME airspace to accommodate traffic flow, so please ensure your AIRAC cycle is up to date.
We expect this is going to be a busy and great event for us all and with excellent ATC along the way as well !
See you there.
Heathrow - http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php%3Foption=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=94&Itemid=143.html
Dubai - https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/aip/current/AIRACs/2019-P04/html/eAIP/AD-2.OMDB-en-GB.html#OMDB-AD-2.24
**Please note that this is not an official Vatsim UK event**
By Loui Ringer
Mid-Summer Madness XIII
We're delighted to announce the latest rendition of VATSIM UK's longest running event.
On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of August 2018, Birmingham Airport (EGBB) will host its 13th annual Mid Summer Madness Event. Birmingham Airport will be fully staffed from 1000-1900Z (1100-2000 BST) on both days.
There are no flight bookings, so just turn up and fly to and/or from EGBB in whatever you like, whenever you like and as many times as you like! Please help us celebrate the 13th anniversary of this fantastic event by flying in and out of Birmingham - the skies are guaranteed to be busy around EGBB on the 3rd and 4th of August!
This year we've again teamed up with UK2000 Scenery, Flight1 Software and Majestic Software. Thanks to the generosity of these fantastic companies, we're able to offer the following prizes to pilots who fly in or out of Birmingham during the event weekend:
UK2000 Scenery – for two winners, a product of your choice from their store, either Xtreme range airports or VFR Airfields 1, 2 or 3
Flight1 Software – for two winners, a product of your choice from their store up to $69.95.
Majestic Software – Majestic Dash 8 Q400 PRO version
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes is have "MSMXIII" written in your flight plan remarks and fly one whole flight into or out of EGBB during the event timings whilst connected to the VATSIM network. Thanks again to our sponsors who have made this possible. Winners will be selected at random and will be contacted after the event.
The transition altitude at EGBB is 6000 feet. The initial climb on all SIDs at EGBB is 6000 feet. There will be a continuous voice and text ATIS for EGBB; please report the information you have on board upon initial contact with an EGBB controller.
There have been significant changes with the SIDS and STARS at Birmingham recently, please make sure you have up to date AIRAC data and charts.
Demo/Payware FS9, FSX and P3D EGBB Scenery
Freeware EGBB Scenery for FS9, FSX and P3D is also available from flightsim.com
Due to the differences between FS default scenery and add-on scenery, installing add-on scenery is highly encouraged.
Most of your controllers and a few of your fellow pilots will also be sat in the same room, and perhaps enjoying a beer or two! We really hope you can help us make this the best Mid Summer Madness event yet!
We hope to see you there!
By Alex J Meijer
I do like to participate in the CTP EGPH to KPHL. But is there scenery for KPHL?
By Jonas Kuster
Michael Kühne will do his Radar CPT+ on Swiss Radar to earn his C3 rating.
Fly through his airspace and give him some traffic.
Good luck, Michael!
By Bruno Audoux
18 August starting at 19:00z, it's time for Marcus to earn his S3 rating.
For this we need your help with traffic throughout the evening. Take your favorite aircraft for a flight in French airspace, whether it's VFR or IFR join in for Marcus's challenge.
Charts available here