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The final legs back to Paderborn

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Tobus    113

Since we are nearing Europe again, I started putting together something for our final push back to Paderborn and thus completing our round the world tour with Aerosoft.

 

What I did:

  • took note of most (if not all) Aerosoft fields between Kilimanjaro and Paderborn;
  • Listed them into an excel (see here);
  • Drew them into a separate layer in our online map (see here, green airfields are Aerosoft fields).

 

Note that:

  • This is not 1 batch necessarily (I'd say 2 or 3);
  • Some fields are optionals from eachother, which does not have to be as such for a pilot.
    (I'll probably do all Greek isles for instance);
  • I stayed clear of the older "Mega airport X" sceneries due to their load on systems;

 

Feel free to comment below.

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FlyingAxx    129
2 hours ago, Tobus said:

I stayed clear of the older "Mega airport X" sceneries due to their load on systems;

 

This is a statement I can support... :unsure:

 

The plan looks promising. You may offer alternates, but I would prefer the route via Greece and Italy, too.

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Tobus    113

Regarding this plan:

since legs are a lot shorter here than we're used to, I suggest to do them in 2 batches: 1 up to and including Split, Croatia, and the last batch from there towards Paderborn.

 

We could vary in batch length timewise, but let's say 2 months per batch with some keep up space in between the batches, we'd be in Paderborn by the end of May, just over 2 years from leaving there on our great undertaking.

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Mathijs Kok    22721

Aerosoft will do it's best to support the pilots on this section, perhaps we could organise a online flight for the last section where others can fly along and welcome you home. For sure we'll have a gift for the pilots who flew all (or almost all) of the legs!

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dcda    116

To be "welcomed home" would be truly very touching, Mathijs.  For me the companions and camaraderie have been the greatest pleasure.  Aerosoft has been quite generous both in providing the venue,... and the repeated increases of disk space allowed for photos (of which I have availed myself heartily :rolleyes:).

 

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Philouplaine    96
11 hours ago, dcda said:

To be "welcomed home" would be truly very touching, Mathijs.  For me the companions and camaraderie have been the greatest pleasure.  Aerosoft has been quite generous both in providing the venue,... and the repeated increases of disk space allowed for photos (of which I have availed myself heartily :rolleyes:).

 

 

So do I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A geeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaat thanks to Aerosoft and to all the people involved in maintaining the Spirit here.

Philippe

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FlyingAxx    129

Yes guys, I feel the same here. Well, unfortunately we've lost (nope, better to say 'left behind') some fellow simmers while progressing, but probably some are still following up while having not the time or the kick writing it down here. However, for sure I'll miss those being still on our tour. And thanks to Aerosoft for giving us the place here for documenting our pictured adventures. :cheers_s:

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Tobus    113
On 27-11-2016 at 1:06 AM, sideout said:

:clapping_s:totally agree, I'll miss it when we're back home!

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Tobus    113
13 hours ago, FlyingAxx said:

:o  :P  :D

 

Well done...

Thank you sir! :lolsign_s:

 

We could need some fresh blood and I really do feel a lot of you flying this are perfect for the VA, and I have no doubt you'd very much like flying with a purpose with us.

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Philouplaine    96
10 hours ago, Tobus said:

Thank you sir! :lolsign_s:

 

We could need some fresh blood and I really do feel a lot of you flying this are perfect for the VA, and I have no doubt you'd very much like flying with a purpose with us.

 

Tobie,

I do considering to join Andras Meridian Virtual Airline !! What kind of aircraft could I ask to fly for you??

Philippe

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Tobus    113
12 hours ago, Philouplaine said:

 

Tobie,

I do considering to join Andras Meridian Virtual Airline !! What kind of aircraft could I ask to fly for you??

Philippe

Well now. Our new website www.andrasmeridian is up so you can find a lot there. Specific types are on the fleet pages (we are currently working on screenshots of our liveried ac).

I'll try to be clear:

 

We work in ranks. you climb the ranks by flying hours, thus making yourself and the company v$.

We have ranks:

  • probation
  • charter
  • communter
  • regional
  • international
  • intercontinental

The probation pilots can fly short routes on 3 pax aircraft, singles and twins, rank up to 12.5 flight hours.

The charter pilots can fly short routes on 5 pax aircraft, singles and twins, rank up to 25 flight hours.

The commuter pilots can fly short routes on 9 or 15 pax aircraft, singles and twins and turboprops, rank up to 75 flight hours.

The regional pilots can fly medium routes on 25, 40, 50 and 80 pax aircraft, twins and turboprops and jets, rank up to 125 flight hours.

The international pilots can fly long routes on 100+ aircraft, twins and jets, rank up to 200 flight hours.

The intercontinental pilots can fly extreme long routes on 250+ aircraft, jets, rank from 200 flight hours.

Naturally, higher ranks retain acces to routes and aircraft of lower ranks.

 

We have some specialist ranks for those who've earned it, for instance "Official bring back pilot" to bring back aircraft to their assigned hub when they got scattered by other pilots. We have an intermeshing network covering many continents around a hub, meaning you can fly "hopping" from hub to hub, on short routes; with lesser hops on medium routes or in 1 go via long or extreme routes. 

 

We have a simple administration: 3 admins who give up their positions to others whenever they want to return to just flying: CEO (me), COO (everything operational) and CIO (everything supportive like website and forum). All pilots have a say in basically everything, but also a responsibility to help out (Want an African network? Build it!; Want some specific aircraft? Ok, but fly it!). For our pilots we also have deals with several (online) retailers for discounts, based on flown hours with us.

 

With the v$ a pilot can brag, like his status based on rank and flight hours. With the v$ the VA can invest in routes and aircraft. But what's nicest about our VA I think is that it gives you purpose in flightsimming instead of just flying around; in places very spectacular (we have networks in Alaska and Papua New Guinea for instance) or more corporate, in aircraft that you love to fly in your sim. Most VA's give you lots of v$ and prestige but almost exclusively heavy iron to fly on hubs and almost no say in fleet and destinations. We open up the flight sim world from the smallest strip to the largest hub for all who are in for a fun way to expand our already way out of hand hobby ;-).

 

If you think it's for you to try, I'd be happy to welcome you as our newest pilot.

If you think it's not for you during your membership, you can just "resign", no hard feelings. It's all about fun.

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gazoeller    130
On 25.11.2016 at 15:16, Mathijs Kok sagte:

Aerosoft will do it's best to support the pilots on this section, perhaps we could organise a online flight for the last section where others can fly along and welcome you home. For sure we'll have a gift for the pilots who flew all (or almost all) of the legs!

 

Thanks Mathijs, good idea!

I also would like to bring up an idea I already made at an earlier point of time during this tour. I made the proposal to arrange for a live meeting at Paderborn or elsewhere in Europe since most companions are located here. Would be interesting to meet all those buddies live, since we only no one another from our posts in this forum.

Sorry Dale, for the proposed meeting location, of course you would have the highest travel expense report for such a meeting in Europe.:( But if we would meet in your area (what I personally would love to do) all others had such a high expense report.:unsure:

Do you have a better idea?

All other remaining "hard core members", who of you would at all be interested in such a live meeting?

Gernot

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Tobus    113

Hi Gernot,

 

interested for sure, but feasible? We had an AMA pilot meeting with some of our pilots during the FSWeekend 2014 at EHLE, that was a stretch at best with guys all over Europe coming to Holland. The venue of the FSWeekend did give a nice "backdrop".

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Tobus    113

Hi all,

 

as we are slowly trickling into Kilimanjaro, this thread is becoming actual.

 

Regarding my linked proposal of basically Aerosoft fields around Europe, the trip back to Paderborn could be split in 2 parts of 22 legs, most of them far shorter than we have grown accustomed to.

As such I propose going to Split in 20 legs during 10 weeks time, then 2 weeks furlow.

 

Then another 10 weeks for the next 19 legs to either Andras Field or Innsbruck.

 

The final flight from Innsbruck we could do online on a set date and time, flying in together to Paderborn, maybe have onlookers and even a welcoming tower at Paderborn? I have very good experiences with the new online tool JoinFS, working cross functional between different sims (fsx/fsx:se/p3d) and very easy to use.

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nealmac    244

I like the sound of doing an online flight at the end. However, I have absolutely no idea how to get online haha. I don't have the best internet connection, so I never really bothered flying online.

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Lotus3xiG3    89
On 25.11.2016 at 15:16, Mathijs Kok sagte:

Aerosoft will (...) organise a online flight for the last section where others can fly along and welcome you home.

If you would go for VATSIM I could organize some ATC coverage. But as far as I read these posts, many don't know anything about flying online or even VATSIM! Maybe I'll be with you too, if you have a fix date...

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gazoeller    130
Vor 1 Stunde, Philouplaine sagte:

I like the idea too, but, like nealmac, I ddon't have any idea about FSX online !!!!!!!!!!!!

Philippe

Hi Philippe, hi Nealmac,

please allow me to be third one in your group of totally unknowledged online flyers. :)

I fear we have to go into a training camp far away in Africa and test online flying, round and round the mulberry bush or around Kilimanjaro.:D

 

@Lotus3xiG3

do you have a good source for some training or introduction material for dummies which we could study ahead of the first training flight? Perhaps also a list of software to be installed prior to the first attempt of configuration flying?

I appreciate your input.

 

Gernot

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nealmac    244

I don't even own a headset lol. My wife and kids are REALLY going to think I've lost it if I start talking to my computer screen :lol:

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FlyingAxx    129
13 hours ago, nealmac said:

I don't even own a headset lol. My wife and kids are REALLY going to think I've lost it if I start talking to my computer screen :lol:

 

Haha, that's my usual behaviour each Sunday evening for more than ten years now... :beatcomputer_s:

 

1 hour ago, pasterke said:

 

the only thing that I do is a weekly session with a friend via FsHost.

 

 

Exactly this way.

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