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Lake District Geological Exploration
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Lake District Geological Exploration Briefing by: Edward Warnell
  Briefing Friday 24th-31st October 2014
Overview The October Event takes in the spectacular scenery of the lake district. Taking off from Carlisle and head direct to Scafell Pike. You will then have 1 hour to do a recon mission to examine the lake districts multiple lakes.
Start Time and Place The event will take place between Friday 24th October to Friday 31st October. You will start off at Carlisle (EGNC) and end at Walney Island (EGNL). There is no set flight plan to follow. Create your own route so you can enjoy it as much as possible.
I would advise that if you do want to fly with other members during the event then log onto Teamspeak on Wednesday 29th at 1830z (1930 Local).
What Aircraft can I fly Any single engined aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA GA category.
Flight Planning After leaving Carlisle, head south to fly overhead Scafell Pike. Once overhead, you have 1 hour to fly over as many lakes as possible before your hour runs out. Your time stops when you fly overhead Scafell Pike again, so take into account the climb up from the lakes to the peak. The only rule is to ensure you fly at or below 1000ft when overhead any lake. If possible save your Plan-G route if running, or record the lake names you fly over. Them email them to me at: events at, and I will announce the winner.

Your flight plan for the events should show:
  • Departure: EGNC
  • Destination: EGNL
  • Route: VFR Over Lake District
  • Comments = /V/ DAYLIGHT / CIX VFR CLUB /
ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has not been confirmed.
Radio Discipline Take care not to let our Teamspeak chat cut across ATC. Stop any conversation immediately the R/T comes alive, then continue if "he wasn't talking to us". This is difficult because when transmitting on Teamspeak you can't hear the R/T. So be brief on Teamspeak, and be aware that ATC might be trying to get through. If anyone hears an R/T message which seems to be being ignored, just say "ATC is calling G-CIXN" if you have identified the callsign, or "ATC is calling us" which is a cue for everyone to be quiet on Teamspeak until ATC call again (which they will). Remember too that if asked to "Stand By" by ATC, you do not reply - not even "Roger", but simply wait until you are called again.
Remember also that there are several different ATC frequencies in use, and you may not be able to hear when communications are taking place. Make sure you have set and know how to use a Teamspeak mute switch.
Acknowledgements Event planning: Edward Warnell
Briefing: Edward Warnell.
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