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event - city pair [23rd November 1000-1800z] The Pit Stop

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It's time for something a little bit different...


VATSIM UK and the Emirates vACC are teaming up in preparation for the final Formula 1 Grand Prix of 2019 - we're proud the present 'The Pit Stop'! The event will be taking place on Saturday the 23rd of November, departing East Midlands Airport (EGNX) at 1000z and arriving into Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA) hopefully no later than 1800z. 

East Midlands Airport has the largest cargo terminal in the whole country, as well as being the UK hub for DHL, TNT, UPS, and the Royal Mail. East Midlands processes over 365,000 tonnes of cargo each year, but the cargo you'll be taking isn't just letters and parcels! You'll be transporting millions of pounds worth of F1 cars, tools, and equipment to Abu Dhabi in time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place the following weekend.

This event is the perfect time to try out Orbx's recently released scenery for East Midlands, with full ATC on the new codec! You'll be flying through the sunset and flying into Abu Dhabi at night; allowing you to catch the Yas Marina circuit and its multicoloured hotel lit up in the darkness. We hope to see plenty of you joining us!


EGNX Charts: https://www.vatsim.uk/airports/EGNX

OMAA Charts: https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/aip/current/AIRACs/2019-P07/html/eAIP/AD-2.OMAA-en-GB.html#OMAA-AD-2.24


EGNX Scenery (P3D): https://orbxdirect.com/product/egnx

EGNX Scenery (XPlane): https://orbxdirect.com/product/egnx-xp11


Controllers please note this will be a rostered event, with an expression of interest appearing soon.



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Samuel Valasek

Looks great, looking forward to a great day on the ground. 😀

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Tom Smith

Nice to see a event at EMA again :D

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