The CIX VFR Club Oshkosh 2019
Club Events - Oshkosh 2019
America's premium annual light aircraft event reproduced again for Flight Simulator
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Briefing JULY 2019
Overview The Club has visited Oshkosh several times over the years, once indeed departing from the UK, and flying "across the pond" via Iceland and Greenland in our small aircraft. Once again, members are invited to take part in the exciting flight into Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), in the the state of Wisconsin, USA, replicationg and mimicking the real world OSHKOSH event which takes place this year from 22nd to 28th July.
Scenario CIX VFR Club will be taking part in the “Celebrating 50 Years in OSH” event. It is an event which will take you from any of three starting points, forming up, and then flying into Oshkosh for the 2019 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Airventure Show. Airventure is the biggest and greatest air show in the world featuring a salute to World War II Ace Clarence "Bud" Anderson, a National Aviation Hall of Fame member who was a triple ace during World War II and The Collings Foundation, based in Stow, Massachusetts, has confirmed that its Grumman F6F Hellcat will be coming after a lengthy restoration.
Start Time and Place The main Club event will take place on Tuesday 23th July 2019 starting from 18:45 hrs UTC from Ephraim-Gibraltar (ICAO - 3D2). Prior to that date, in order to get the best from the event, it is recommended that you fly one of the three provided positioning legs to end up at Ephraim-Gibraltar. (Ephraim-Gibraltar is called by its old name Ephraim Fish Creek in Plan-G.) We will be using the VATSIM or IVAO network. However, if you choose IVAO, it may well be that you have no company.
Flight Planning Positioning Flights
Choose one of the flights below to meet up at Ephraim-Gibraltar anytime after July 1st and before the Main Event flight on July 23, 2019 from Ephraim-Gibraltar to Oshkosh's Wittman Regional (KOSH).
  1. Mackinac Island (MCD) to Ephraim-Gibraltar (3D2) via a Touch and Go at Beaver Island (SJX)
  2. Mason County (LDM) to Ephraim-Gibraltar (3D2) via a Touch and Go at Empire Airport (Y87)
  3. Campbell (Y65) to Ephraim-Gibraltar (3D2) via a Touch and Go at Welke Airport (6Y8)
Event day flight
On event day, July 23, 2019, we will all rev up our engines and have a group flight to Oshkosh from Ephraim-Gibraltar. We will utilize the FAA NOTAM arrival and landing instructions. On arrival there, we will park together on the grass on the west side of taxiway P opposite taxiway P4, which is the CIX VFR Group's designated parking spot. I am told that, courtesy of our Operations Boss Neil, we will have Earl Grey, Moose Burgers, and Garibaldis flown in via Express Cargo UK Ltd to snack on. In your flight plan, you will need to put your aircraft color as any atc we utilize will use that along with your aircraft type instead of your call sign (see the FAA NOTAM page 5). Please note that unlike the NOTAM runway landing designations with colored dots, we will use normal terminology such as land long or land midfield or beyond.
OSHKOSH Scenery There is some scenery avaailable on our website to make the aapproach and landing at KOSH more realistic, with reporting points, the railway, and special runway markings etc. It can be downloaded from our Downloads/Scenery/FSX page. There is X-Plane scenery for Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) here on the X-Plane website.
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! FSInn has a "CAVOK" button. Click this and you get calm clear weather. Those using XSquawkbox will need to turn off the on-line weather updates, and select calm in the X-Plane weather options.
What Aircraft can I fly Any single engined aircraft can be flown in this event as long as it is within the EASA "Light" category (see Club Rules for details). As warbirds are a feature of this event, you can try one of those. Just remember you will need to fit into the stream for the arrival and landing using the procedure on page 16 of the FAA NOTAM (see the warbird .pln mentioned below).
Flight plans (in .pln format) for each positioning leg, the main event leg, and, if needed, a warbird main event leg can be downloaded in the zip file here.
ATC At the time of publishing this event plan, ATC has been requested but not confirmed.  It could be that on TeamSpeak we may have Fisk approach and/or Oshkosh tower. Check for late news on the Forum nearer the date.
Airmanship For the main event, we will being using the actual FAA NOTAM arrival instructions ”Special Flight Procedures effective 6 AM CDT July 19 to Noon CDT July 29, 2019 .” The attached flight plan accounts for these procedures. Your careful attention to the information on pages 2-11 is essential to make our flight safe, really really interesting and enjoyable. Please download the FAA NOTAM from this link.
Radio Discipline If we have ATC, the FAA NOTAM VFR and Warbird arrival instructions include specific communications protocols for interfacing with ATC, be sure to be familiar and utilize those instructions. You can find a sample set of communications here.
Acknowledgements Event planning: Ed Sterling
Briefing: Ed Sterling
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