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EVENTS for March

Posted by Monty Roberts on 03/01/2021

 

The March Missions are up now.  

 

SIGN UP INFO:

 

To sign up for these missions, go to the Military Ops Tab, click on the Fast Track Flights link, and select:

 

EVENT: MCA Exercise Reindeer II J (Conclusion)  (Bill Eblin)

EVENT: Joint Exercise Greece - Skyros 2021  (Michael Jon)

EVENT: Circumnavigation  (Jim Daly) 

 

These missions are available March 1, and expire March 31. 

 

Thanks to Bill, Michael, and Jim for their contributions.

 

 

NOTE:  Jim's EVENT: Circumnavigation is designed to place a pilot directly over the equator for the entire equator line around the world.  Each leg of the EVENT has a separate flight plan. Each flight plan has a start point and end point over the equator where a pilot must turn either directly north or south to reach the destination AP.  The flight plan can be found on the AMCv Downloads page.

 

Monty

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Congratulations!

Posted by Monty Roberts on 02/28/2021

 

Congrratulations to Tim Knight!  Tim has been promoted to General of the Air Force!

 

Congratulations to Michael Jon!  Michael has been promoted to Brigadier General! 

 

And, congratulations to Jim Daly!  Jim has been promoted to Major! 

 

Monty

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Manual PIREPs

Posted by Monty Roberts on 02/26/2021

In an earlier revision of the Policy Manual, I unintentionally removed the PIREPS section, which recently caused some confusion about Manual PIREPs.  My appologies to all for this oversight.  

 

I have posted a new PIREP section in our Policy Manual, which should help clarify our use of Manual PIREPs.  

 

Personally, I am reluctant to use Manual PIREPs.  I look at Manual PIREPs like I would look at a football star submitting a game winning Manual Touchdown Report in the Super Bowl.  They have the potential to create explosive controversy.  Manual PIREPs also completely remove us from the competition for Landing Rate.  And, they remove us from the verifiable competition for stats like Number of Flights, Flight Hours, and Miles Flown.  Plus, Manual PIREPs contribute nothing to overall AMCv Total Stats such as cargo carried, and fuel burned.  For me, the drawbacks far outweigh the benefits.  

 

With that said, Manual PIREPs are available with some limitations.  Below is the revised policy that has been added to the Policy Manual: 

PIREPS  

  1. AMCv Pilots can approve their own PIREPs.
  2. We use smartCARS to record all regular flights. 
  3. Manual PIREPs should not be used to record regular flights.  
  4. Manual PIREPs should only be used to replace a disconnected or otherwise lost ACARS flights.  
  5. kACARS is no longer available online.  However, if you already have a copy kACARS, it will work on AMCv.   
  6. Brief exceptions for Manual PIREPs might be made to cover temporary circumstances.  

 

An occasional Manual PIREP is fine.  But, we should remember that smartCARS provides us with multiple venues for friendly competition.  

 

Monty

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The 2020 George Johnson Trophy

Posted by Monty Roberts on 02/10/2021

 

Congratulations to Tim Knight!  Tim is the recipient of our 2020 George Johnson Trophy.  The George Johnson Trophy is awarded each year for the most meritorious contribution to the AMCv.  

 

In early 2020, we began revising our CRAF flight schedule.  Tim’s knowledge and understanding of the Flight Aware database enabled us to create a more realistic CRAF schedule for AMCv.  The new CRAF flight schedule was also used as the basic flight schedule for our new CRAF Virtual website.  And, Tim's experience with multiple Virtual Airlines proved to be invaluable as we constructed CRAF Virtual.  

 

Tim, you have our thanks for all of your contributions to AMCv over the past year, and our sincerest congratulations on receiving our highest award. 

 

Everyone, please join me in congratulating Tim Knight. 

 

Monty



Mike Thomas Memorial Flight

Posted by Monty Roberts on 01/15/2021

 

I have posted a memorial flight to honor Mike Thomas.  It can be found under the Fast Track Tab.  It is called:

Memorial: Mike Thomas. 

 

Monty

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AMC0011 Rod Denison has filed a PIREP from PGUA to YAMB View Flight Report

AMC0007 Bob Mitchell has filed a PIREP from LGKF to LGPZ View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KNXP to KNKX View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KNID to KNXP View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KNXP to KNID View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from MUVR to KHRT View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KNID to KNXP View Flight Report

AMC0007 Bob Mitchell has filed a PIREP from LGRX to LGKF View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from KHRT to MUVR View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KNXP to KNID View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from MUHA to KHRT View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KNID to KNXP View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from KHRT to MUHA View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from MUCC to KHRT View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from KHRT to MUCC View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from WBGG to WAJJ View Flight Report

AMC0001 Monty Roberts has filed a PIREP from PGUA to KTIK View Flight Report

AMC0007 Bob Mitchell has filed a PIREP from BIKF to LGRX View Flight Report

AMC0031 Nicholas Pallante has filed a PIREP from KWRI to EGUL View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from KDOV to KNJM View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from CYHZ to KDOV View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from CYYT to CYHZ View Flight Report

AMC0040 Michael Jon has filed a PIREP from LPLA to CYYT View Flight Report

AMC0050 Leon Vermeulen has filed a PIREP from OAIX to LTAG View Flight Report

AMC0001 Monty Roberts has filed a PIREP from KTIK to PGUA View Flight Report