CAM8 in 2018

C.A.M. 8 2018

 

This month we will follow the flight being made in commemoration of the centenary of the first United States Government Airmail Flight in May, 1918.

 

Three vintage Stearman Speedmail biplanes will retrace the pioneering west coast airmail route, Contract Air Mail 8 (CAM 8), from San Diego to Seattle, May 13-18, 2018. After departing Gillespie Field in San Diego, stops will include Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, San Francisco and Redding in California; Medford and Eugene in Oregon; Vancouver, Olympia and finally Paine Field in Everett, just north of Seattle, Washington. The flight is expected to take about 12 flying hours spread throughout the six-day event.

 

Details of the flight, aircraft and pilots can be found at https://www.cam8in2018.com/

 

Photographs and flight details on this page are all from the above webpage and copyrighted by C.A.M. 8 2018

 

 

Photo by Zachary Harris

 

 

 

CAM8 in 2018 Route and Dates

 

Heading

Distance

ICAO

Airfield

Details and Dates

306

0

KSEE

San Diego, Gillespie Field

Beginning Mail Stop, Sunday May 13th

321

112.2nm

KWHP

Los Angeles, Whiteman Field

Mail Stop, Sunday May 13th

320

62.1nm

KBFL

Bakersfield, Meadows Field

Overnight Mail Stop, Sunday May 13th

Leave Monday May 14th

290

226.9nm

KFCH

Fresno, Chandler Exec

Mail Stop, Monday May 14th

237

138.5nm

KCCR

Concord, Buchanan Field

Overnight Mail Stop, Monday May 14th

Leave Tuesday May 15th

345

61.7nm

[ 22CA ]

San Francisco Crissy Field ( not in sim so stopping at

Tentative Mail Stop, Tuesday May 15th

331

109.1nm

O85

Redding, Benton Field

Mail Stop, Wednesday May 16th

333

74.5nm

KMFR

Medford, Rogue Valley

Overnight Mail Stop, Wednesday May 16th

Leave Thursday May 17th

355

34.8nm

KEUG

Eugene, Mahlon Sweet Field

Mail Stop, Thursday May 17th

333

89.5nm

KVUO

Vancouver, Pearson Field

Overnight Mail Stop, Thursday May 17th

Leave Friday May 18th

004

47.2nm

KOLM

Olympia, Olympia Regional

Mail Stop, Friday May 18th

-

66.9nm

KPAE

Seattle Paine Field

Last Mail Stop, Friday May 18th

 

1,042.9nm

 

 

 

 

Flightsim Aircraft

 

The Stearman Speedmail is available as payware for FS9 or FSX from Golden Age Simulations and can be found on most flightsim software outlets but not directly from the developer.

 

For freeware alternatives there are various Stearman and Waco biplanes on flightsim.com. A good alternative would be the NWA Waco collections in fs2004_nwa_waco_fleet.zip and fsx_nwa_waco_fleet.zip from flightsim.com.

 

Route Map

 

C.A.M. 8 2018