April 2006 Newsletter

 

Feature of the Month

 

Toughman Challenge #16 by Ron Jorgensen

 

Flying in and around Switzerland in the mountains..Please try landing on the indicated runwayfirst.. I flew these in the summer and winter.The scenery is just beautiful.Of course the BONUS flight does not have winter.Only summer. Everything is default.**

Again, NO Turboís or Choppers. Please.

 

 

Welcome to New Pilots

 

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Baz

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Matthew Forbes

 

Pilots earning Promotions

 

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Tom McCoy

ATP Captain

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Geoff Boardman

First Officer

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Bert de Vree

First Officer

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Les Smith

First Officer

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Terry Howell

Sr. Captain

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David Evans

First Officer

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Terry Treadwell

First Officer

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Bernie Ryan

First Officer

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass pilots hours for March

 

Brian Wilson

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10.62

graeme

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34.70

Terry Howell

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27.03

Sid Tatton

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6.82

Ed Burke

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95.47

Barry Theodore

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7.20

John Lawler

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43.43

Gayngel van den Ing

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41.68

Norm Holman

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36.58

Smithy

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29.72

John Gilbert

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22.93

Frank van Tongeren

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22.42

DON MOORE

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43.15

Norm Daniels

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33.33

Geoff Boardman

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21.62

Les Smith

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23.52

Bernie Ryan

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8.07

Brent Brazeel

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4.98

Bert de Vree

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0.77

Coleman Green

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1.50

Joe Porter

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26.03

David R. Evans

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17.65

Pat Daley

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5.67

Ron Jorgensen

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36.75

Tom Burrill

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4.42

Paul van den Berg

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14.63

Milt Chambers

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20.37

Bob Welch

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2.08

Allan Lowson

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40.82

Paul Roth

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20.23

Joe Weber

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43.78

Stef

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3.23

John Franco

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11.30

george adair

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28.45

Achim

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31.37

Guy Goddard

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2.42

John Kolmos

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7.83

Meryl D Coon

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3.38

GEORGE LEACH

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69.27

Paul Mensch

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38.38

Bill Von Sennet

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50.37

Ed Wells

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15.87

Bill Agee

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45.58

Terry Treadwell

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4.48

Lyle Hasty

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7.72

Charles Wert

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7.07

Jim Urquhart

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167.03

Dean Johnson

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25.07

Bill Hendrix

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43.08

AP Hendrix

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6.23

Greg Evans

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26.15

Tom McCoy

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101.28

Patrick Stewart

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34.17

 

 

GAAR 2006 is over, thanks to all the pilots who participated and made it the best ever.

 

Great Aussie Air Rally History

gaar 2002 was a race and was limited to 4 aircraft.The Cessna Bobcat, de Havilland Beaver, DC-3 and the Stinson Reliant..Bill Von Sennet devised the itinery, co-ordinated the event and maintained the web-site.Each aircraft only competed against identical aircraft.††

gaar 2003 opened the field and included an efficiency factor based on fuel used and payload carried.Brian Wilson devised the itinery, Tom Goodrick devised the scoring and helped with the manual processing of pireps.Bill Von Sennet co-ordinated the event and maintained the web-site.

gaar 2004 was wide open and aircraft were judged based on a formula using the cruise speed for the prototype of their aircraft.This was more of a rally than a race as the goal was to come closest to the prototypical performance of your aircraft.Points were detracted for faster or slower than normal performance.221 pilots registered, 179 pilots started and 127 pilots completed all 41 sectors.A real time pirep/roster and scoring system was provided by Todd Whitehead.Rob Finn devised the itinery.Bill Von Sennet co-ordinated the event and maintained the web-site.

gaar 2005 removed the competition element and the constraints of having to fly within a particular time period.348 pilots signed up, 258 pilots started and 103 pilots completed all 54 sectors flying a total of 7,481.78 hours.The itinery was devised by Rob Finn.Todd Whitehead provided the real time pirep and roster system.Bill Von Sennet coordinated the event and maintained the web-site.

 

gaar 2006:Participants were required to fly a test flight over a measured course which established their aircrafts normal cruise speed.†† 182 pilots signed up.167 pilots flew a total of 3,630.53 hours.†† 141 pilots completed all 20 sectors.†† The course did not circumnavigate the entire continent, but was limited to the south east quadrant.††† Aircraft were limited to those flown in the period from January 1st, 1930 through December 31st, 1959.Bill Von Sennet devised the itinery, co-ordinated the event and maintained the web-site.†† William Fowler (gaar155) created the Award Medals.Carl Phillips (gaar123) and Cory Phillips (gaar083) created the certificates and e-mailed them out to all who finished.Dave W. created the logo with the flag and kangaroo.Tom Goodrick was helpful with the Excel Spreadsheet Formulas, and creating the VTimer that many pilots used.

 

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

 

Thatís all for now,

 

Bill Von Sennet

 

 

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