February 2005 Newsletter
Features of the Month
Aussie Air Rally 2005 is under way!†
We have 277 pilots registered.†
They represent 53 Virtual Airlines and come from 26 countries.† They are flying 109 different aircraft.† This is the 4th annual Great
Aussie event and we owe its success to the cooperation of our many friends in
the flightsimming world.† Without DC-3
Airways it would be much smaller.† Many
web-sites have promoted G.A.A.R. 2005.†
John Thorne has taken the responsibility of becoming the Australian Division Director.† I ask that all of our pilots give him a warm welcome and assist him in any way they can.
We are well
established at West Coast ATC, and have 16
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Welcome to New Pilots
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We are glad to have you with us, and look forward to reading your flight reports.
From the C.E.O.
Our web-site had 7,578 visits last month.† I wonít bother telling you how many ďhitsĒ we had, that number is meaningless.† One of the several hundred visitors who stayed around for over an hour may have viewed over a thousand pages or images.† The number of visits is more relevant to get a picture of how popular the site is. Over 184 different sites sent visitors our way.† Many of these were forums and virtual airlines directing their pilots to the gaar.
As members of the flightsim community we should return the favor and visit some of the other virtual airlineís.† Many of those participating in gaar have links on the credits page.
and Tony Smithís MSFS Gateway have been a big help to us in expanding the gaar every year.
Thatís all for now,
Bill Von Sennet
P.S.† You may have missed the reports showing how many pilots flew for each division and the hours.
We have a new page (links at the bottom of each roster) that list all the pilots that have flown, their hours, and the total hours for each division.††† January 2005 Report