Great Air Mail Rally 2023
presented by Bluegrass & WestWind Airlines
Instructions for Pireps
Flight Time is calculated from wheels rolling (Start Timer) on the take off roll, to wheels stop (Stop Timer) at the end of the landing roll, and must be reported in Minutes to 2 (two) decimal places. For added realism, you may reposition your aircraft in the respective Flight Leg Situation file and taxi from parking to the active runway, and you may taxi to the terminal at the end of rollout, but this time must not be included in the flight time. To avoid possible timing errors due to crossing time zones it is recommended that UTC (Zulu) time be used rather than local time.
This timing process can be simplified by using Tom Goodrick's flight timer program available from the "Downloads" page
You are recommended to submit a single flight
report (PIREP) for each of the 10 flights as they are completed.
A single PIREP for each flight must be sent as an email to
with the flight data appearing in the subject line
of the email. Text is not required in the body of the message
although flight comments are welcome. It is important that the
DATA be entered on the
in the following format exactly, and by padding
numbers with leading 0's where necessary to have the required
TWO digits of the Event Flight Leg number (space) THREE digits of the Event Pilot number (space) MINUTES.
Flight Leg 06 is flown by pilot 017 in 125.66 minutes.
The Subject Line of the email will be as follows: 06 017 125.66
Please note that all numbers in the report should be whole numbers with no commas, colons, or decimal points, except for the flight time.
LATE PIREPs. Late PIREPs will be accepted. Any participant failing to file a PIREP by the end of the Rally may be declared "Withdrawn".
Comments. If you wish to make comments about the flown Flight Leg, please add it in the text body.
Problems and Corrections. If you have any problems or corrections relating to PIREPs, send an email to gaar15director(at)gmail.com ASAP and we will endeavour to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Further Note on Filing PIREPs. Filing PIREPs in advance of their due dates is highly recommended and encouraged.