November 2005 Newsletter

 

I received an update on Ron Jorgensenís condition: Right now Ron is not able to develop any more Toughman Challenge flights. He is having major problems with his left eye and has had five surgeries so far (the retina keeps detaching). This time they filled his eye with something to help hold the retina in place but he is still not able to see. The left eye was his 'good' eye. He tried using the computer with just the one eye but he got terrible headaches so the computer has been unplugged. It will be at least another 6 months before he is able to work on the computer.

 

 

 

Check out the FS 2004 Hangar!†† Thanks to Allan Lowson we have a Florida Airlines repaint of the default FS 9 DC-3.

This repaint was requested by Bill Odell who was a pilot for Florida Airlines after he retired from the Army Corps of Engineers.

 

 

 

 

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Franscisca Roele bgam011 has a repaint of the MAAM-SIM DC-3 in Bluegrass Colors available at

www.flightsim.com†† The file name is maambgac.zipand if that doesnít work search the file library for roele.

 

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I know that there is an ďAbout UsĒ page on the web site that say that Bluegrass Airlines began in March of 1999, but I have come across a web-page that I believe dates back to March of 1998.Early Bluegrass Web-Page

 

That indicates that we will be celebrating our 8th anniversary just about the time the G.A.A.R. 2006 (our fifth annual G.A.A.R.) is finishing.

 

Speaking of the G.A.A.R., the web-site is just about completed, but wonít be open for business until January 1st. 2006.†† It is scaled down to only 20 sectors flown every 2nd day.The flights are scheduled to be flown February 1st to March 9th. (two of the sectors are flown in one day).We arenít circumnavigation the entire continent, flights will all be east of and mostly to the south of Ayers Rock.Almost all of the airports will be new to the rally, and the shortest runway is 3,205 ft.††† The longest flight is 306 N.Miles but the average flight is about 175 N.Miles

 

Aircraft will be limited to classic aircraft that flew in the 1930ís, 1940ís and 1950ís.†† Leave your FSNavigator and GPSís in the hangar and come fly by the ďseat of your pantsĒ with a little help from NDBís, and a few VORís and ILSís.

 

 

If any of our pilots plan on flying the G.A.A.R with FS2002 send me an email (bill@billvons.com) and Iíll send you the Flight Information files so you can advise me on any airports or navaids that are missing in FS2002.

 

 

West Coast ATC

 

The names of our TeamSpeak Channels have been changed.The new names and purposes are:

 

BLUEGRASS AIRLINES OPERATIONS ††††† To be used by pilots in flight for position reports etc.

 

BLUEGRASS Pilotís Lounge††††††††††† ††††††† To be used as a meeting place for general chat and help from other pilots.

 

WestCoast ATC Oct 2005 Time

 

 

 

ATC

Server 1

Server 3

bgad004

 

61 H 14 M

 

bgad007

 

25 H 26 M

 

bgad009

7 H 16 M

140 H 59 M

 

BGAD013

 

0 H 50 M

1 H 21 M

bgad032

 

1 H 8 M

 

bgad042

 

8 H 38 M

 

bgak002

 

1 H 17 M

10 H 20 M

BGAN011

 

24 H 29 M

 

BGAN017

 

4 H 10 M

 

bgas001

 

8 H 19 M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to New Pilots

 

bgas018

Arlie Dicknite

bgak012

Joe Porter

bgak010

Stub Persons

bgas009

Brian Parker

bgak009

Gorden Volker

bgad014

John Jordan

bgad013

Steve Goodman

bgad012

Eric T. Schellekens

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to pilots with promotions

 

bgad009

Nathen Miller

Sr. Captain

bgad004

graeme mckenna

First Officer

bgak033

Tom Burrill

Sr. Captain

bgad013

Steve Goodman

Captain

 

 

Oct-05 Pilot Hours

 

 

 

 

Hours

graeme mckenna

bgad004

58.32

Sid Tatton

BGAD007

40.85

Nathen Miller

bgad009

132.32

Steve Goodman

BGAD013

3.52

John Lawler

bgad017

17.17

Gayngel van den Ing

bgad022

92.60

Smithy

bgad032

41.13

John Gilbert

BGAD033

12.40

Jay Lamos

BGAD040

3.17

don moore

bgad042

8.57

Brent Brazeel

bgak001

20.93

Gordon Volker

bgak009

4.23

Stub Persons

bgak010

1.17

Coleman Green

bgak011

1.37

Pat Daley

bgak029

2.72

Tom Burrill

bgak033

18.80

Paul van den Berg

bgak036

10.82

Tim Arnot

BGAK054

1.92

Bob Welch

BGAk060

3.08

Allan Lowson

bgam007

16.53

Joe Weber

BGAN002

27.00

Barry Kleiber

BGAN010

16.93

John Franco

BGAN011

32.88

Michael Ahl

BGAN013

102.18

Paul Roth

BGAN016

4.27

John Kolmos

BGAN029

4.67

Don Hulick

bgan033

3.35

Allan Carmel

bgan036

1.70

Meryl D Coon

BGAN038

0.73

GEORGE LEACH

BGAN039

1.50

Paul Mensch

BGAN047

17.53

Bill Von Sennet

bgas001

34.58

Bill Agee

bgas006

4.28

Don Leveille

bgas007

0.70

Jon Carlson

bgas012

9.92

Lyle Hasty

BGAS017

6.93

Charles Wert

BGAS039

0.60

Jim Urquhart

BGAS041

103.08

Dean Johnson

bgas044

14.93

AP Hendrix

bgas047

6.40

Tom McCoy

bgas057

7.60

Patrick Stewart

bgas060

48.13

 

 

Donít forget to check out the forum and screen shot pages.

 

Thatís all for now,

 

Bill Von Sennet

 

 

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