Boeing 236 - Let's Draw The Boeing Logo Across the USA

Keith Rocke

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Boeing 236 - Let's Draw The Boeing Logo Across the USA
« on: October 12, 2016, 03:36:43 PM »

Boeing 236 - Let's Draw The Boeing Logo Across the USA
November 19th & 20th, 2016 - Begins 2000z  on 10/19/16 until 1500z 10/20/16
19+ Hours of Artistry... you never knew you had...  :)

Join us in this Historic replication flight.

Virtual United Airlines (vUAL) invites the VATSIM® Community to draw the Boeing Logo across the skies of North America; replicating the Dreamliner ETOPS Test flight performed on Thursday, 9 February 2012.  So you think you can draw?  So you dare yourself to fly for 19 plus hours on Vatsim® Network? Choose from a non-rev (empty)  B744, a B77L or B77W or even a freeware B788/9 and become the artist you've longed to be.  :D   Let's do this!.

Boeing Field KBFI is the departure and arrival airport. The enroute block time is 19hrs+ and the FPL route below is the only route you're expected to fly.

After considering the limited parking spots at Boeing Field - two 'overflow' airports in close proximity to Boeing Field... Snohomish Co Airport (Paine Field KPAE) and Seattle-Tacoma Int'l (SeaTac KSEA) have been opened up.

In coordination with Seattle ARTCC's Events Coordinator - Mr Aaron Schwartz - should a controller(s) request a pilot reposition at an overflow airport, the pilot should quickly transition (slew) to the suggested airport then resume COMMS with the appropriate controlling agency.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for vUAL Pilots (Non-vUAL Pilots should also read this)
vUAL's (in-house) sign-up page will allow fifty (50) slots spaced at 15 minute intervals. Pilots should connect to VATSIM® at the specific time they picked from the sign-up page. Before logging onto the Network, your flightplan route (Company Route) should already be programmed into the FMS and the pilot should be ready to request CLNC/DEL and P/S. The 15 minute interval will reduce the bottleneck of planes heading to the active runway - AND - assist Seattle ARTCC Controllers in providing spaced departures.

VATSIM® Community Pilots who see the Event on VATSIM®/VATUSA® Events Calendar... choosing to fly the Event are asked to observe the timing guidelines mentioned above - AND - should consider...

    a) VATSIM® Code of Conduct
    b) Other pilots on the network
    c) Overcrowding issues - thus the overflow airports
    d) Making the event enjoyable for all


The mission?  Fly on the Network for 19+ hours and land the next day at Boeing Field or one of the overflow airports - AND - not receive negative complaints from Seattle ARTCC about conduct within their airspace. So. let's be true to our level of professionalism.  This flight takes us through Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis , Kansas City and (maybe) a piece of Chicago's ARTCCs. So... "Yeah!"

FLIGHT PLAN ROUTE:
There are two (2) Company Route files for the iFly B744 and PMDG B744/B77L formats available to download. Just load the Company Route into your FMS and you're set

THE ROUTE:
SEA J12 EPH GEG 4733N/11706W 4236N/11831W 4450N/11752W 4414N/11230W 4710N/11126W 4714N/11125W 4730N/11443W 4214N/11629W 4140N/11325W 4714N/11126W 4645N/10711W 4105N/11056W 4405N/10902W CZI KD81U KD72W 4148N/10335W HANKI YANKI ONL 4201N/9830W KP72C CVA 4148N/9034W GIZCY FOD KP81C KP87A ONL ATY 4523N/9711W KP12C 4743N/9843W 4845N/9655W 4755N/9857W KP15A KP06Y 4248N/10523W MBW ALPOE 4026N/10616W KD60U 3947N/10516W DVV KD60W BENNZ KD63W 4027N/10500W 4040N/10510W 4131N/10501W GYZ KD81W 4728N/9907W 4610N/9804W AMMAJ SOBME 4400N/9820W 4324N/9850W ADEDY ANW 4203N/10104W kD75W 4245N/10424W 4333N/10518W 4404N/10552W 4437N/10558W MARLS YAFLU KU15W POVNY KP18Y 4746N/10000W 4742N/9930W 4753N/9901W MIB JINUK LAMBE 4711N/10515W MLS 4603N/10613W FOURS CZI 4406N/10900W 4643N/10703W 4734N/11444W 4439N/11546W MADPE 4733N/11701W SEA

MISSING WPTS:
As of 10/10/16 using AIRAC 1610, two (2) WPTs were not found... SOBME and JINUK. Even with these missing WPTs, the flight pattern remained intact. If you're typing in the route? Be aware of this and just omit them.

Download iFly B744 Company Route:
Download PMDG B744/B77L Company Route:

OVERFLOW AIRPORTS:
If a pilot is sent to an overflow airport - for whatever reason - the overflows are so close, there is STILL no need to modify the FMS files or the flight plan route. Seattle ARTCC is being sent THIS VERY SAME INFORMATION and they desire to help make this a great event. So, they know and understand our desires and will work with all pilots.

NETWORK SESSIONS:
VATSIM® SOP rules the day at all times. If you plan on being away from the cockpit for 30 or more minutes? You MUST DISCONNECT or risk being kicked off the network by a Supervisor. There is no further explanation to this rule. Just Log off under the above conditions then reconnect when you're back.

Let's be the Artist we've always wanted to be.  Join in on this MEGA ETOPS Test Flight - that never really left North America. :lol:

Keith Rocke VP EVENTS
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