The Executive Committee of the RTWR wishes to confirm that the annual race will take place, beginning Friday, February 17th 2017.
Details are still being refined but, in light of the apparent shortage of pilots, the Race will be flown over a course of reduced length with an absolute time limit of 48 hours.
It will focus on one large geographic segment of the globe, will rely on the well-known aircraft of past years and essentially follow the format of the existing General Rules. As is the case every year, a set of Special rules will define the route, specific aircraft limitations and other special circumstances which define the year's challenges. These special Rules will be released in the upcoming days.
In the interest of enabling some advance preparation, Teams are advised that there will be a limited Jet Transport role, there will be a requirement to fly a limited distance in rotorcraft, the previous Bonus/Penalty regime will be replaced by smaller penalties (to be served by 'waiting-in-place' in real-time) and the Start/Finish and route will not be released until a short time before the beginning of the Race.
The Executive Committee
With heavy hearts, we have very sad news to report. We have received confirmation from his family that Ron ("Ickie") Larson passed away on December 23. We had hoped that two apparent logins since his last post on December 22nd were a sign that he was still out there, but in truth hope dimmed as time passed without hearing from him directly. Ron has been a constant companion to us all for many years as he worked tirelessly to keep the sim-outhouse up and running. He pretty much dedicated the last years of his life to our web site and watering hole here. RIP Ron.
We will miss you.
And your works will continue on as SOH continues on
I found a couple repaints for the GAS Stearman 75 here on SOH:
I just came across this site that has a heap of freeware photoreal scenery for several Eastern European countries and regions including:
The Grandes-Bergeronnes airport (AITA code:
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