Clutch Cargo Andean Airways
Spring Event Team, June 2011
Looking for work? High flying adventure in the breath-taking Andean mountain range?
A small pilot-led company, CC Andean Airways, seeks partners in a venture to bring modern aviation to the cities and towns of the Andes. Needed are highly skilled pilots with icy nerves who can manage dangerous missions with competence and cool. Now, in 1954, the company presents another chance for those pilots who missed winning the Evita venture of 1949.
Prospective pilots should take advantage of flying a route through the Andes to demonstrate their skills. You might wish to purchase, lease, borrow, or otherwise commandeer an appropriate aircraft from another airline or perhaps directly from military sales. (Think Beech 18, DC-3, C-46, DC-4 and the like.) All sorts of liveries and pilot backgrounds are welcome. We shall gather at Willemstad, Curaçao to set up our aircraft at Hato Airport while enjoying the local beaches and bars. The actual routing starts at the nearby oil city Maracaibo, Venezuela.
You initiate the run from Maracaibo (SVMC) and then fly cargo to other airfields in the prepared list, including a set of required destinations. The larger airports include Bogota, Quito, Lima, La Paz, and Salta. In addition, a number of smaller more challenging fields are on the list. You may design your own routing and choose to service as many of the optional fields as you wish within the fixed period of 27 hours "flight time." In addition you may land at any airport or off-airport location, but cargo deliveries count only for the designated airfields. All legs north of Peru observe a hard ceiling of 15,000 feet, those in Peru and southward observe a hard ceiling of 17,500 feet.
You cumulate a score for:
- Elapsed time beyond the allotted margin (that is, cumulated flight time over 27 hours).
- Fuel used in pounds.
- Number of designated airports to which a cargo is delivered. (The minimum cargo delivery is 500 pounds.)
- Total cargo weight delivered (in 500 pound units) cumulated over all legs.
- Number of maintenance points incurred for crashes, etc.
At the end of the event, all pilots are rank ordered in each of the five categories, from best to worst. Each pilot's rank order scores are then summed across the categories. The lowest total is the winner.
- Fly in real time MSFS weather at a time of your choosing. The normal "realism" settings are in force.
- Navigate using pilotage and dead reckoning as well as NDB and VOR radios. No DME or ILS equipment. No GPS. No moving maps that portray the aircraft's location.
- Authenticate legs with the FS-Duenna flight tracking software.
You may start any time after midnight UTC June 24, 2011. The official end is August 1, 2011. (If pilots request more time, the Committee will grant all reasonable extensions.)
You may register in this thread. Please give the relevant information about your aircraft and livery that you've selected and post a few screenshots for the gang. Then, at the start of the event, you simply begin a thread with your name on it and you can make the relevant tracking and authentication posts in your own thread.
A complete description and the formal rules are attached below and posted here.
This is for fun.
The Spring Event Team. (Paul, Jim, Mike, Willy, and Kevin)