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Multi 16 December 2017

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 12/14/2017

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Winter Solstice is an astronomical phenomenon occurring in December every year when Sun's elevation with respect to Earth reaches its lowest value (-25.5 degrees). It is accompanied by the longest day on South Pole and the longest night on North Pole of Earth. In 2017, it occurs at 16:28 UTC on December 21.
For the Northern Hemisphere, at the moment of winter solstice, the sun is at its greatest height as observed from the South Pole. In the Northern Hemisphere the winter solstice is also the Southern solstice and occurs in December, In the Southern Hemisphere this is the Northern solstice which occurs in June.
From this time to the end of June the days will slowly start to get longer. Right now this week in Yellowknife the sun does not shine at all. They have 24 hours of darkness.
Our mission this week is to bring supplies up to them from Edmonton. This weeks multi we will want to fly the following.

CYEG to CYZF
Route number CVA1068
Return
CYZF to CYEG
Route number CVA1113

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Multi 9 December 2017

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 12/06/2017

The Arizona
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On December 7th 2016 the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For this weeks multi we fly the island in and around Hawaii to commemorate the tragedy. Looking at the data will give you a little perspective of the magnitude of this aggression and against the United States.

American Casualties

4battleships sunk
3 battleships damaged
1 battleship grounded
2 other ships sunk
3 cruisers damaged
3 destroyers damaged
3 other ships damaged
188 aircraft destroyed
159 aircraft damaged
2,402 killed
1,247 wounded

Japan Casualties

4 midget submarines sunk
1 midget submarine grounded
29 aircraft destroyed
64 killed
1 captured

Let’s fly VFR starting at Ford Island Airfield, takeoff from there and fly over the memorial then on to…Wheeler, Kaneohe, Bellows, Ewa, Hickam.

Ford Island NPS
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Photo shows Ford Island seaplane base, with the USS Shaw (DD-373) exploding in the center background, December 7, 1941. Also visible is a twin engine PBY Catalina to the left and possibly a Vought OS2U Kingfisher on the right. The USS Nevada (BB-36) is also visible in the middle background. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.



Wheeler PHHI
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To the left of the smoke you can see how the aircraft were lined up making easy targets for the Japanese. General Short had ordered that the aircraft be lined up out in the open to protect against sabotage. Of the 99 P-40s at Wheeler Field, 42 were destroyed and another 30 were damaged.

Pearl Harbor attack- Wheeler Airfield. Japanese aerial view of damage.



Kaneohe PHNG
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Aerial view of the hangar area at Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, on December 9, 1941, showing effects of the Japanese air attack two days earlier. View looks southeast. The most distant hangar appears to have suffered significant damage and has a pile of aircraft wreckage immediately to its left. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.


Bellows XBEL
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Created in 1917 as the Waimanalo Military Reservation, the base was renamed Bellows Field in 1933 after Lt. Franklin Barney Bellows, a World War I war hero. Bellows Field was made a permanent military post in July 1941, and it was one of the airfields attacked during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.



Ewa PHJR
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Photo shows a Vought SB2U-3 Vindicator destroyed on the field at Ewa Airfield on December 7, 1941. Marine squadron VMSB-231 had 24 Vought Vindicators assigned to it at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, but 18 of these were on board the USS Lexington near Midway on December 7th. The six remaining Vindicators of the squadron were at Ewa Airfield and all six of these were destroyed by the Japanese. The SB2U Vindicator was the first monoplane scout/bomber accepted by the Navy and was in the process of being replaced by more modern SBD Dauntless dive bombers at the time of the attack.

Hickam PHNL
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Hickam field suffered extensive damage and aircraft losses. Japanese fighters tried to destroy as many parked aircraft as possible to ensure they did not get into the air to attack the bombers before they could return to their carriers. Photo shows and aerial view during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A Japanese Navy Nakajima B5N2 torpedo plane can be seen over Hickam field, adjacent to Pearl Harbor. This plane was code-named Kate by the Allies and carried a crew of three. Kate aircraft sunk the American battleships USS California, USS Oklahoma, USS West Virginia, and the obsolete USS Utah with aerial torpedoes, in the Pearl Harbor attack.






Note; Credit for information from Wikipedia and WW2 Headquarters.
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Multi Dec 2nd 2017

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 12/01/2017

Fly The American Southwest
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KPHX to KDFW
Route: FTHLS5 MAXXO TXO TURKI VKTRY2
Time 2:16 Minutes

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Multi 25 November 2017

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 11/20/2017

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This weeks multi takes us to the capital of Canada for the Grey Cup finalBetween the Calgary and Toronto. Our CFL football season is in the finals and additional transport are needed to carry the excess fan to the games. We will start in Toronto and fly to Ottawa, the Stampeders are taking on the Argos's.

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Leg One
CYYZ to CYOW
Route
VERDO5 ELSUB CAPTL4

Leg Two
CYOW to CYYZ
Route
TUKIR IMEBA3

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Multi 18 November 2017

Posted by Frank Senecal (9214) on 11/17/2017

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We have a busy weekend this week. Montreal an the northeastern triangle will give us some extra work. It is busy airspace and will allow us to further sharpen our skills. Be ready for this along with some diffilcult weather conditions.

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First Route at 8:30 Eastern

KBOS to CYUL
route: HYLND4 HYLND LATTS CARTR2

Second Route
CYUL to KLGA
route: FAWNS BUGSY J570 ALB HAARP3

If you wish to fly back to Montreal then Boston here are some Flight Plans

KLGA-CYUL: GREKI JUDDS CAM PBERG LATTS CARTR2
CYUL-KBOS :WARDS LEB ENE OOSHN4