FlightNight Saturday 1 September: Wieluń Memorial Flight

22 Aug 2018 12:15 - 01 Sep 2018 17:11 #40022 by thebroons
Hah!

And so the inspection of fingernails for the "next" flight can be dispensed with. I'll take it!

Base plan will be a Memorial Flight around Wieluń in Poland. This was the first area bombed (by Stukas) that kicked off WW2. When? Why on September 1 of course!

The planned route for FlightNight will be as follows:



We will start at the site of the original bombing campaign at Neider-Ellguth (EPKN), which was located in Germany (now Poland) with respect to pre-WW2 borders. We will then overfly the sites of the first aerial offensive of the war, at Radomsko, Dzialszyn and Sujelow, before taking a break at Łódź Władysław Reymont airport (EPLL).

After this, its a cross country flight, past fix GRU (Grudziadz) and onto flypast the docks area of Gdansk (the Westerplatte, site of the 1st ground offensive 3-5 mins. after the aerial attack) before circling around to conclude the flight at Gdynia-Kosakowo airport (EPOK).

Flight Plan - FN_WW2Mem.zip

Plan will be to have an assortment of period planes. Ideally, would like to see Spit (possibly in Polish regiment), Hurricane, some kind of bomber (Stirling, Lanc, Hali), a Messy Schmit and of course a Stuka.

Here's the list of suitable beasts.

Handley-Page-Halifax - tested OK
Short Stirling - tested OK
SpitfireVb_VooDoo - tested OK - suggest BB Mem. Flt. (has specific recognition on nose for Polish fighters contributions) Addition! New liv - (RAF 215 (Deblinski) Sqn)
Hurricane - N/A from Hangar, FGmembers version @ Github works if you can get it off the ground.
Bf109 - can't start (could be me), mapping issue and possible YASIM errors
Stuka (FGmembers) - tested OK
North American P-51 Mustang III - tested OK
Focke-Wulf FW-190 - tested OK

Must be able to maintain 220kts.

I shall bring a big bad boy, the HP Halifax.

FN will be at the usual time blah blah blah and on TeamSpeak comms. T/0 will be at DAWN, and the weather will be LIVE.

Be there or be square.

G


PS Be advised the Stuka (Junkers Ju87) has a wicked P effect

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22 Aug 2018 12:55 #40023 by Avionyx
Sounds fun, good volunteering Gary

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25 Aug 2018 09:41 #40040 by StuartC
Im at the Scottish Airshow on this one, so im not sure if I will be home in time or not. needs someone else to run the live broadcast.

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25 Aug 2018 16:50 #40047 by thebroons
Flight info updated, see first post

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26 Aug 2018 14:48 #40057 by Vodoun da Vinci
Hurricane for me unless I can get my daVinci_Bf-109G10 in shape for a public release this week.

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26 Aug 2018 15:47 #40058 by thebroons
First post updated, new liv available for Spit Vb

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26 Aug 2018 17:06 #40061 by Porcius
Stirling if I can attend...

Porcy

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26 Aug 2018 17:14 #40062 by thebroons
Couple more aircraft added to list, first post updated

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31 Aug 2018 13:59 #40080 by Porcius
Problem -

I dont seem to have a model when I try the Short Stirling.
I have redownloaded twice and retried but to no avail.

Gonna bring the Lancaster or Halifax if thats ok ?

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31 Aug 2018 19:31 #40082 by thebroons

Gonna bring the Lancaster or Halifax if thats ok


Totally OK. haven't tested them out yet, so make a report Porkins!

;)

G

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31 Aug 2018 22:13 #40083 by Porcius
Halifax = Good

Lanc is a beaut !

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01 Sep 2018 17:09 #40084 by thebroons
If anyone knows anything about the livestream. please do the necessary. Since I don't know shite about it, it will fall to another to do a video record.

G

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01 Sep 2018 17:11 #40085 by thebroons
First post updates with weather / time

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01 Sep 2018 17:56 #40086 by J Maverick 16
I'll bring the badass P-51 from FGAddon: mirrors.ibiblio.org/flightgear/ftp/Aircraft/p51d.zip
or our Spit if something goes wrong.
Mav

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01 Sep 2018 18:05 #40087 by Algernon

thebroons wrote: If anyone knows anything about the livestream. please do the necessary. Since I don't know shite about it, it will fall to another to do a video record.
G

There's a possibility I might get home in time to do it, but it's unlikely... if the slim possibility transpires, I'll let you know and dash home sharpish. But assume not.

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