April 2005 Newsletter
Features of the Month
Toughman Challenge #10 by Ron Jorgensen
An adventure and a half in P.N.G.
Update on the G.A.A.R. 2005
In March 1,741 flights have been flown. The total of reported flights now stands at 5,595. 248 Pilots have flown sector 1, and 31 pilots have flown all 54 sectors.
Bluegrass Pilots should start reporting their gaar flights on the BGA flight report form as well as on the gaar system as of April 1st.
West Coast ATC
would like to see more
I don’t think any of you are involved, but some VA pilots have been sharing registration keys for commercial software with other pilots on the WestCoastATC TeamSpeak servers. Violators have been warned and any future occurrence will result in banishment from W.C.ATC.
Welcome to New Pilots
Les Smith bgad048
Allan Jarratt bgad049
Erick Hood bgad050
George W.S. Adair bgan012
Michael Ahl bgan013
Brian Clancy bgan014
Rick Connolly bgan015
Paul Roth bgan016
We are glad to have you with us, and look forward to reading your flight reports.
Congratulations to pilots with promotions
Peter Fellowes bgam008 Captain
Don Moore bgad042 First Officer
Maurie King bgad043 First Officer
Ron Munroe bgad044 First Officer
MadMikel bgad045 Captain
Michael Ahl bgan013 First Officer
Rick Connolly bgan015 First Officer
Sandy Blaize bgas043 Captain
Updates to the Hangar
New in the FS 2004 hanger in March, are Mike Stone’s SAAB 340B and Grumman Goose for FS 2004.
Repaints have been provided by Rick Connolly bgan105. Check out Rick’s web-site. He has some great floatplane base scenery downloads.
J.L Stubb’s Grumman Goose panel from Aeroswine Research is also available.
From the C.E.O.
Our web-site had 7,628 visits last month.
A record 2,129 hits for the series of screen shots that start with 50308_gaar038.
My favorite of the group is:
I will post that picture on the G.A.A.R. 2005 page.
My apologies for slow page loading, or “page not found” errors in March. Our host has been dealing with DOS attacks “Denial of Service” for much of the last two weeks. And one day there was a fiber optic cable disruption in the connection to one of the internet backbones.
All of the rosters have been combined. When you click on the “Roster” link from your home division page, you are taken to the combined roster, but pointed at the top of your divisions section. You can page up and down to see all of the divisions.
There is also a
change in the flight report form. All
pilots are filing on one form now. The
messages that stated
”Don’t use this form unless you are a member of the Southern (or whichever) Division” have been removed.
We will soon be moving to an automated “real-time” system similar to the G.A.A.R system.
That’s all for now,
Bill Von Sennet