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Hovercontrol February Hop

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With the new year brings many new ideas to the Hovercontrol community. One thing I would like to start doing is a hoplist type of event. Only this one has a bit of a twist!

The challenge of this event is to test your flight planning skills, piloting skills, and your critical thinking skills. The flight is designed to mimic the real world as close as possible.

The Objective:

Get from Missoula, Montana(KMSO) to Calgary AB, Canada(CYYC) That is all you have to do. Easy right? Wrong.

The Situation:

Your objective is to transport 3 people from Missoula to Calgary safely and quickly.
Yourself(Add your own weight)
3 Passengers(One weighs 150lbs, another 180lbs, the last 120lbs)
Everyones Bags(Total of 65lbs)

The Requirments:

1:Must land at an airport less then 3,000ft long.
2:Must land at 1 dirt, 1 grass, and 1 gravel airport.
3:Must land at an airport with a runway 50ft wide or less.
4:Must land at an airport 3,500ft MSL or higher.
5:Must land at a class D,E, or G airport.
6:Must land at another international airport besides KMSO or CYYC.

You can meet more than one objective at an airport.

The Rules and Other info:

You get one free tank of fuel at KMSO(Not required to start with full tank)
You must stop for 25 minutes minimum for refueling.(Sim time)
You cannot fly over 8 hours straight. After 8 hours, you must stop at an airport and find a hotel. 10 Hour minimum rest time(Sim or actual time)
Keep your sim time realistic regardless of actual day/time.(You land at 11:00am local time for refuel and walk away from the computer for two hours, you can resume at 1:00PM or set your sim time for say 11:30AM.)
Must fly the same aircraft the whole trip.
Real world weather preffered but not required.
All flights must be done under VFR/SVFR conditions
All FARS must be complied with.(No flying in restricted airspace, 250kts or greater below 10,000ft, etc...)

The rundown:

Passengers are expecting to depart February, 05, 2011 at 07:00AM.

Any questions or comments, feel free to post here and maybe as you complete the trip, take some screenies and post them up for us to see.

Remember, the flight does not have to be done in real world time.

Have fun with it!

You may fly alone or as a group!

File a report here if you want!







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