March 2008 Newsletter

 

Feature of the Month

 

Up the Amazon with Panair do Brasil by Allan Lowson

 

 

 

 

WestcoastATC time for February 2008

 

 

 

 

Pilot Hours for December 2007 thru February 2008

 

BGAD005

Terry Howell

-

35.86

BGAD011

Ed Burke

Australia

34.75

BGAD017

John Lawler

-

57.33

BGAD022

Gayngel van den Ing

-

30.33

BGAD031

Andrew Godden

Australia

73.99

BGAD032

Smithy

Australia

19.63

BGAD039

Laurie Cooper

Australia

58.67

BGAD042

Don Moore

Australia

56.35

BGAD050

Geoffrey Mason

Australia

263.52

BGAD056

Darryl Starick

Australia

291.9

BGAK001

Brent Brazeel

Oklahoma-US

4.45

BGAK011

Coleman Green

Maryland-US

5.92

BGAK013

Edward Brunelle

Massachussetts-US

281.25

BGAK015

David R. Evans

Michigan-US

64.75

BGAK029

Patrick Daley

-

11.7

BGAK030

Ron Jorgensen

Mexico

26.47

BGAK033

Tom Burrill

-

32.17

BGAK036

Paul van den Berg

-

62.48

BGAK063

M.H. Luke

California-US

20.95

BGAK068

Will Challoner

England

4.47

BGAM007

Allan Lowson

Scotland

19.6

BGAM013

Alex Greig

Canada

7.36

BGAN002

Joe Weber

-

29.7

BGAN012

George W.S. Adair

Manitoba-CDN

18.54

BGAN019

Achim

Netherlands

10.82

BGAN033

Don Hulick

-

38.91

BGAN039

George Leach

Florida-US

28.53

BGAN040

Dan George

West Virginia-US

54.83

BGAN041

Bill Cox

Virginia-US

64.25

BGAN043

Tom Easterday

California-US

32.84

BGAN047

Paul Mensch

Netherlands

24.95

BGAN057

Matt Thomas

England

21.28

BGAN058

Simon Dix

UK

22.33

BGAS001

Bill Von Sennet

Pennsylvania-US

22.04

BGAS003

Henrique Wiederspahn

Brazil

11.18

BGAS006

William (Bill) Agee

Arizona-US

1.53

BGAS031

Gary McCarty

-

899.3

BGAS039

Charles Wert

-

3.74

BGAS041

Jim Urquhart

-

564.7

BGAS046

Bill Hendrix

Florida-US

5.43

BGAS051

Ruud Heijnen

Netherlands

9.22

BGAS054

Bob Jeffers

United States

48.68

BGAS058

Allen Gale

Georgia-US

2.21

BGAS060

Patrick Stewart

-

36.4

BGAS064

Howard Geiger

Maryland-US

1.7

BGAS065

Robin H. Wyatt

Kentucky-US

1.92

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

3418.93

 

 

 

Welcome to New Pilots

 

BGAK065

robert

Alaska-US

BGAK066

Brian Richards

Nevada-US

BGAK067

Hudie Weatherby

Tennessee-US

BGAK068

Will Challoner

England

BGAK069

Yusnier

United States

BGAN057

Matt Thomas

England

BGAN058

Simon Dix

UK

BGAN059

S D Martin

Virginia-US

BGAN060

Esther

Western Australia

BGAS063

John Moore

Arkansas-US

BGAS064

Howard Geiger

Maryland-US

BGAS065

Robin H. Wyatt

Kentucky-US

 

 

 

 

Pilots with Promotions

 

BGAD039

Laurie Cooper

Australia

Captain

BGAD031

Andrew Godden

Australia

Captain

BGAK063

M.H. Luke

California-US

Senior Captain

BGAK013

Edward Brunelle

Massachussetts-US

Senior Captain

 

 

 

GAAR 2008 Is Complete!

Final Standings

The competition was intense. There were disputes, refutes and reboots. But now the virtual planes are safely tucked back into their dusty hangars and its time to reveal the winners.

Drum roll please ...

PILOTS

First Place Pilot
Chuck Yeager
GAAR0078
FlightXpress

Second Place Pilot
Paul Short
GAAR0031
British Airways Virtual

Third Place Pilot
Wulf Kundy
GAAR0069
FlightXpress

VIRTUAL AIRLINES

First Place VA
Bluegrass Airways
Downloads Page

Second Place VA
DC3 Airways
DC-3 Airways

Third Place VA
Flight Xpress
FlightXpress

 

 

Congratulations to the Bluegrass Pilots!††† Here are the Bluegrass Scores

 

Pilot ID

Pilot

Score

Place

 

 

 

 

GAAR0064

Ed Burke

77

6

GAAR0061

George Adair

58

18

GAAR0059

Barry Theodore

54

22

GAAR0024

Donald Moore

45

29

GAAR0052

Les Smith

43

37

GAAR0109

Howard Crown

39

45

GAAR0050

Bill Von Sennet

31

53

GAAR0115

Geoffrey Mason

31

53

GAAR0086

Achim van der Graaff

22

73

GAAR0012

Marvin Luke

21

80

GAAR0089

Joe Porter

21

80

GAAR0009

Andrew Godden

20

84

GAAR0020

Dave Evans

19

86

GAAR0074

Paul Mensch

17

100

 

 

 

 

 

Total

498

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Ed Burke as the top scorer for Bluegrass and 6th place overall.

 

It should be noted that Deer Valley Flying Club achieved a total score of 986, but since they were this years organizers have been very kind to pass the first place honors to us.

 

I was discouraged by the Bluegrass turnout, and the many negative comments left on our forum about this years GAAR.†† Deer Valley should be admired for taking on the challenge of running GAAR 2008.

 

 

 

Donít forget to check out the forum and add your 3 cents.

 

Thatís all for now,

 

Bill Von Sennet

 

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