Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

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Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Turbofan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:39 am

Boeing 747 U.S. Send-off | SFO-HNL | 11:00a.m. PST/1:00p.m. CST/2:00p.m. EST

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Hey peoples,

Now that the last remaining U.S. airline to fly the "Jumbo Jet", United, will be flying the last scheduled 747 service from San Francisco International to Honolulu International, I thought it might be cool to get online and fly our own United States send-off flight for the "Queen of the skies." Why a "U.S. send-off" you ask? Simply put, all U.S. carriers will have retired the 747 from regular service after United's flight on Nov. 7. A handful of airlines like LH, KAL, CA and KLM will still be flying the plane on a regular basis (however, KLM will be retiring its 744s soon, maybe as early as next year; LH, CA and KAL on the other hand just got a fleet of still-new 747-8Is - they'll be around for while ;)). And BA just announced that it will be retiring its own fleet of 744s in 2024, so they'll be in service for a good while longer.

Although of course, we'll still keep flying the 747 in the virtual world for years to come, I think it will be cool to commemorate the real-world service, UA 747 that is scheduled to depart SFO at 11:00a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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DETAILS:

We will be using OYS for this event. Only simple 747s have been chosen for obvious reasons ;). Plus, these YS versions also have way better viewpoint functionality.

To allow as many members as possible to make it to the event, I have set the time/day for Sunday, Nov. 12 at 11:00a.m. PST (remember this is going to be after daylight savings time ends ;)). Incidentally, that is also the scheduled departure time of the real-world last United 747 service, UA 747 (that's the flight number of the actual service, no joke).

If you'd like to join, simply spawn on the server at the specified time and date, and announce your chosen callsign (Delta 34 heavy, Cathay 147 heavy etc). Note that if someone else already has a callsign that you've chosen, you'll be given a different flight number (e.g. if someone spawned before you and chose Delta 34, which is what you want also, I'll assign you a differrent flight number to avoid confusion).


ATC Details:
ATC will be provided by me for both, SFO and HNL. Enroute navigation will be your own navigation, but if assistance is needed I will be on standby. Departure runways at SFO wil be either 28L or 28R, and the arrival runway at HNL will be the standard 8L, subject to change on conditions at that time.

We'll be using one of the Discord ATC communications channels for voice communication, and in-game F12 chat for text-communication, unless of course we get a last-minute Teamspeak channel.

Lastly, please spawn only at a ground position or a terminal position at San Francisco International. Spawning in an air-start position or at another airport than specified will result in you not getting ATC instructions or being booted off the server. Your cooperation is appreciated :).

Hope to see a good turnout!
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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Neocon » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:52 am

Important Note: All aircraft installed will be 747s. The stock 747 is included, along with Taskforce 58's 747s and Dan and Dave's Mega Planes Pack 747s. The star of the event, the Simple 747 UAL paint pack, will also be required.

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I also plan to paint a 744 in the current UA livery that will be released before this event.EDIT: Done.
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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Dan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Good idea Turbofan, This will be a great event. I hope I can find time to fly :)

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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Turbofan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:55 am

Just a reminder that this event is this Sunday at the time specified in the first post above. ;) Also, if you plan on joining and have not read the first post yet, please do since it has some information about the event. Hope to see you there!
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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Flake » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:35 am

Added a time to count down to the event. I'm pretty sure it's correct but you might wanna double check it ;)
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Post by Neocon » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:10 am

I edited my first post (the second of the thread) to include a note that my UAL paints of the Simple 747 will also be installed. That means there are only three aircraft packs that will be installed, and only the stock 747. 747s only! :lol:

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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by KM6BZH » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:08 am

I'll try to hop by after my Japanese school ending at 11am.
BTW, how long does the flight take?

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Post by Turbofan » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:46 am

KM6BZH wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:08 am
I'll try to hop by after my Japanese school ending at 11am.
BTW, how long does the flight take?
I've flown this route several times and it shouldn't take more than a couple hours. The max it's taken is about 2 1/2 but that was in the 767 I think. If anyone needs to leave the server early, I'll give them priority for departure.
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:35 am
Added a time to count down to the event. I'm pretty sure it's correct but you might wanna double check it ;)
Thank you sir! Timer looks good :).
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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by David » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:13 pm

Looking forward to this, I'l try my best to be there :)

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Post by Turbofan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:15 am

First post has been edited for ATC details.
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Post by Neocon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:23 am

I don't think we can use the 2011 version. Too many errors from ground objects. I'll probably stick with OYS. :?

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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Turbofan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:40 pm

Ok no worries Pat. We'll go with OYS. Just a friendly suggestion, re-boot the server about 10 minutes or so before the event starts at 1:00 CST.

Also, first post has been edited to reflect the latest change (to OYS).
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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Dan » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:21 pm

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Re: Nov. 12 | 747 U.S. send-off | SFO-HNL

Post by Neocon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 pm

I've connected to the HQ IRC, so you can follow along in Discord. Please, do not send special characters or emoticons! If your username on Discord has special characters or symbols, do not send a message from Discord.

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