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Briefing 17th September 2018
Overview In November 2008, we flew from Bournemouth to Jersey.  There are so many other interesting places to visit that we haven't actually been back since, if you don't count flying between the Channel Islands without the English Channel crossing. This time we will fly from Shoreham, and will recreate another of the many Youtube "Flying Reporter" trips that our Shoreham Airport Manager Tomas Linnet enjoys watching. Crossing the Channel we will need to get clearance to enter both the danger area EG D036, south of the Isle of Wight and the Class D airspace surrounding the Channel Islands.
Start Time and Place This event will take place on Monday 17th September 2018 starting at 7pm British Summer Time 18:00 UDT. This event may to be flown on VATSIM or IVAO network. However, if you choose IVAO, it may well be that you have no company, as more members fly on VATSIM.  You may fly the event on any other day in September but you will miss the fun of the group flight.

Please respect the rules on flying into the Class D airspace around Jersey and entering the Danger Area.
There is a video from "The Flying Reporter" here. See how this trip is done in real life. The Flying Reporter's other flights are also well worth watching.)

Weather - or not!

Before starting we will check the weather. If it is unsuitable for our trip as planned, then we will fix it. Something we can do in the simulator - wouldn't it be nice if we could do it in real life! For the general handling we need a cloud base that is at least 3000ft AGL.
FSInn has a "CAVOK" button. Click this and you get calm clear weather.
Those using SB or XSB will need to turn off the on-line weather updates, and select calm in the FS weather options.

What Aircraft can I fly?

Any aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA GA category.  However, An aircraft with GPS may be preferred, as the route uses GPS waypoints to cross the Channel.

Flight Planning

As this flight takes you through a danger zone at over a long strech of the Englihs Channel, make sure you have enough fuel to go around the danger zone, and also make sure you have life raft in the aircraft before departure. a quick search revels that a 4 person raft weighs in at around 20 lbs, so please add that to you luggage.
The Club Data sheet forJersey, EGJJ, is available here.


Plan-G: A Plan-G flight plan is available in .plg format or .pln format. These should be useable in conjunction with both the FSX family and X-Plane simulators.


At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has not been confirmed. However, it is hoped that there will be some ATC provided, although most likely by Club members.

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 may be 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 concept: Tomas Linnet, Shoreham Airport Manager
Briefing: Tomas Linnet
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