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Warbirds Gathering - 17 Sept 2017
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:33:42 AM »
Good Day all

This years KRCM Warbirds Gathering will be held on Sunday 17 Sept from 1000 hrs to 1400 hrs.

The intent for this day is to have fun, fly and enjoy a good deal of bashing from the peanut gallery.

All types and era of military airplanes are welcome, for static display or for flying.  The definition of a warbird for this event is:  A Scale or a sport scale representation of a plane that was used by the military for training or for operations from WW1 to present, including military trainers.  The J-3 Cub will be accepted in yellow (they were used as trainers).  However the foamies Supercub and Fun Cub, or a trainer / stick plane with army markings do not count as warbirds.

There will be an attempt at mass take off at 1300 hrs.  This event is for .46 size warbirds, examples of these are the hangar-9 P-51, P-40, VQ Mustang, Hurricane and Yak, etc.  The aim of this event is to do a mass flyby, no aerobatics, just circuit flying while attempting formation

The theme for this year is bomber....

There are no registration or landing fees

Canteen will be available for lunch and other munchies as available

If you are interested to volunteer, just let me know

Rene (Air Boss)




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Re: Warbirds Gathering - 17 Sept 2017
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 09:05:08 AM »
After much discussion, the theme for this year will be level bombing

You will need to release your bomb while flying level over the target, so get those bomb release system ready   :o

If you are not sure what level bombing entails, just see the attachment
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Re: Warbirds Gathering - 17 Sept 2017 - Door Prizes Draw Tickets process
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 01:38:30 PM »
The process for the ticket is based on the honor system and is simple, you are responsible to fill the ticket and place it in the pot upon registration and after each flight.

You get 1 ticket for each warbirds you register with the intention of flying
(if you bring a warbirds just to show it up, you get no tickets but you are eligible for pilot selection award)

You get an additional ticket for any bomber or fighter bomber type airplane

You get 1 ticket for each time you fly your Warbird more than 5 minutes

You get 1 ticket for each successful drop within the marked area, and 2 tickets if you hit the bullseye.  This need to be witnessed to be valid.

The more you fly your warbirds the more you get your name in the Pot for the prize Draw

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Re: Warbirds Gathering - 17 Sept 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 09:31:38 AM »
I was wondering if we could maybe get CKWS to show up and do a little segment on the club, field and event, the week leading up to the event. Try and let folks in town know we exist and such.

Does anyone work someplace that they'd allow a poster to be put up? (8.5x11 size)
Do we advertise at Leading Edge?

C'mon! Let's hear some ideas for bringing the club's existence and events to the public's awareness!
PM if you have any questions or concerns or just want to say hi!

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Re: Warbirds Gathering - 17 Sept 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 12:10:58 PM »
I hope this will answer the "General's" concerns

BLUF, There is a good communication plan for this activity

We currently advertised at Leading Edge hobbies and posters are also placed at the club house in order to raise awareness of the event.  There will also be a mass e-mail sent out a month or so prior the activity that will be sent by the club executive.

The underlying organizational theme for this event is simplicity as well as fun for the club membership, basically, we go there to fly  :D

As for news coverage, I would offer that it would be better to get them during the giant scale weekend, way better venue and attractions.   :o

Rene

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Re: Warbirds Gathering - Safety points
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 08:27:19 AM »
Safety points for this event are as follows:

In order to make things simple, There will be a white board describing circuit orientation, field constraints and restraints.   

The Staff for the event will wear bright yellow T-shirts.  They have the last word…

Starting of engine will be in the pit area only, All airplane must be started under some form of physical and safe restraints.  All electrical airplane must have a working safe arming and failsafe system.

Each pilot has the option of having a spotter. The aim of the spotter is to track his pilot airplane and to ensure safety calls are made.
We will use only the 5 flying positions on the inside stations.  Outside stations will not used (they will be closed).  Therefore, the limit of number of Flying Aircraft will be Only 5 Aircraft in the air.

Do not stand and fly in between flying stations.

There will be no use of North/South runway.
            
Need a mandatory spotter only if you are doing dogfight.

No 3D stuff or Helicopter or drone hovering over the Runway.

Mandatory Standard calls apply at all times (“taking off”, “landing”, “deadstick”,” On the field”,”backtracking”).

Full scale airplane have priority, anyone spotting a real airplane must advise the flight line loudly of the position of the real airplane in order to take necessary safety measures
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Re: Warbirds Gathering - Mass take-off info
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 08:36:09 AM »
This event is for .46 size warbirds, examples of these are the hangar-9 P-51, P-40, VQ Mustang, Hurricane and Yak, etc

The aim of this event is to do a mass flyby, no aerobatics, just circuit flying while attempting formation

The Event Coordinator will do a briefing around 1245 Hrs with the intent of Taking off shortly after


Take off procedures: It will be in succession, this means one plane after another with a couple of seconds in between. 

Circuit will be done following and identified “Lead” and will be done one behind the other, maximum of 2 in line abreast at all time.

Landing procedures: landing will be done individually, pilots are required to land long and exit the runway on their own power passed the flight line. No recovery of airplane on the field will be done until the end of the event.

Risks:

The risk for accident is relatively higher than normal flight, therefore:

If you don’t feel up to it, stay on the ground, nobody will judge you

Any low pass over the field must be no closer to the pilot stations than the centerline of the runway

Calls Definitions:

Inside mean close to the flight line,
Outside mean close to the wood line
On final mean you are committed to landing
Backtracking mean you are taxing back in front of the pilot stations

Each pilot has the option of having a spotter. The aim of the spotter is to track his pilot airplane and to ensure safety calls are made.

It is the responsibility of the follower not to collide with the lead.  Any avoidance maneuvers must be done “away” from the Flight line.