October 2008 Newsletter

 

Feature of the Month

 

DC-3 Airways World Tour(Click on WR2008)

 

I believe the flight information will be released on the web-site in a day or two.As soon as available try doing some practice flights.†† The previous World Rally taught me a lot, including how to make a procedure turn after flying directly over the field on downwind.It will be worth the effort.

 

Historic Bluegrass Airlines

 

I just received a copy of the March 1946 American Aviation air traffic guide (forerunner of the OAG).I have updated the Historic Bluegrass Airlines page with the 3/46 schedule.We still donít know what aircraft were used except ďTwin engine transportĒThey were surplus from WWII so they were probably Douglas C-47ís (DC-3) or Beechcraft C-45ís (D-18).

 

 

WestcoastATC time for September 2008

 

 

 

Donít get excited about our 25 hour 36 minute average this month.We are in violation of AIM 4.6.1.

Fortunately the WestCoastATC hours police arenít watching us or Virtual Business Jet this month.

 

A reminder, You can fly all you want on the free servers, but are limited to reporting 120 hours per month. So after you log 120 hours donít file any flight plans.The exception is for ATC flights, there is no limit.It must be disappointing to WCATC that our pilots did not fly any ATC flights this month.Iím guilty of this also, as I like to think Iím flying in the 1930ís,40ís or 50ís.Iím not interested in SIDS or STARS, and mostly just NDBís and VORís no GPS.It would be nice to have a controller at the destination airport when we have a group of pilots.

 

Pilot Hours in September

 

ID

Pilot

Location

Rank

Last Flight

Hours

BGAD017

John Lawler

-

ATP Captain

28-Sep-08

27.31

BGAD022

Gayngel van den Ing

-

ATP Captain

11-Sep-08

20.17

BGAD032

Smithy

Australia

Senior Captain

31-Aug-08

43.16

BGAD035

Sid Knapp

UK

Captain

28-Sep-08

6.58

BGAD039

Laurie Cooper

Australia

Senior Captain

30-Sep-08

89.02

BGAD042

Don Moore

Australia

ATP Captain

20-Sep-08

28.05

BGAD048

Les Smith

Australia

First Officer

21-Sep-08

14.73

BGAD056

Darryl Starick

Australia

ATP Captain

29-Sep-08

143.10

BGAK001

Brent Brazeel

Oklahoma-US

ATP Captain

13-Sep-08

23.01

BGAK011

Coleman Green

Maryland-US

ATP Captain

16-Sep-08

4.88

BGAK013

Edward Brunelle

Massachussetts-US

ATP Captain

30-Sep-08

215.12

BGAK015

David R. Evans

Michigan-US

Senior Captain

29-Sep-08

51.20

BGAK029

Patrick Daley

-

Senior Captain

25-Sep-08

1.57

BGAK033

Tom Burrill

-

Senior Captain

27-Sep-08

30.44

BGAK036

Paul van den Berg

-

Senior Captain

15-Sep-08

7.75

BGAK056

Steve Sellmeyer

Nebraska-US

Captain

11-Sep-08

4.60

BGAK074

Rickey May

Arkansas-US

Pilot

27-Sep-08

4.37

BGAM007

Allan Lowson

Scotland

ATP Captain

27-Sep-08

22.44

BGAM013

Alex Greig

Canada

First Officer

14-Sep-08

1.60

BGAN002

Joe Weber

Indiana-US

Senior Captain

28-Sep-08

5.39

BGAN021

Luke

Western Australia

Captain

30-Sep-08

7.27

BGAN023

Guy Goddard

Maryland-US

Captain

31-Aug-08

1.50

BGAN040

Dan George

West Virginia-US

Captain

30-Sep-08

23.17

BGAN041

Bill Cox

Virginia-US

Captain

29-Sep-08

16.40

BGAN047

Paul Mensch

Netherlands

Senior Captain

25-Sep-08

9.57

BGAN066

Paladin

Washington-US

First Officer

5-Sep-08

8.62

BGAS003

Henrique Wiederspahn

Brazil

Captain

19-Sep-08

0.92

BGAS031

Gary McCarty

-

ATP Captain

29-Sep-08

281.94

BGAS041

Jim Urquhart

-

ATP Captain

29-Sep-08

178.23

BGAS069

Jerry Gaallagher

Florida-US

Pilot

18-Sep-08

1.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

1274.07

 

 

 

Welcome to New Pilots

 

BGAM015

Franco Morelli

Italy

BGAK074

Rickey May

Arkansas-US

 

We have a new rule.When signing up as a new pilot we require a first and last name.It would be super cool if pilots who previously signed up with a ďhandleĒ or first name only would submit a new application so I could update the roster to maintain uniformity.

 

Why do pilots sign up, and then never report a flight?†† Is there some prestige just in belonging to BGA?Last month I didnít list new pilots who hadnít flown.It wasnít for spite, I deleted all the pilots with zero hours and forgot to check for new pilots before that.Before I prepare next months newletter, I intend to delete new pilots who donít fly any flights within 3 months of joining.Even though that adds work for me, it will cut down on the size of the data base for the auto-pirep system.

 

If you are a pilot who has never reported a flight, now is the time to do it.Auto-Pirep System Log in and submit a pirep.If you forgot your login name and password, e-mail me at bill@billvons.com†† Please give me your name and pilots ID.

 

 

Regarding the Forum

 

The old forum is about to be deleted.If there is anything you want to copy from there, let me know as I have put it in maintenance mode, thereby locking it to everyone but mysef.

 

The new forum is working well.One area of concern is that many of you have left your sign-in name to default as your display name.That means very few of us know who you are when you post.To correct this, after you log-in click ďProfileĒthen click ďModify ProfileĒThen 5 lines down you will see ďDisplay NameĒ.Put your name in the box and at the bottom of the page click ďModify ProfileĒ.Thanks

 

 

From the C.E.O.

 

It has been 10 weeks since my hip replacement.Everything is going well, except for some swelling in my legs and feet.I am back on the road driving.We plan to take our first overnight trip to view the fall foliage in the Bloomsburg PA area soon.

 

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

 

Thatís all for now,

 

Bill Von Sennet

 

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