Come join us as we explore some of the challenges that corporate flight departments face each day!
We host the Corporate Flight Series for simulator (and real) pilots who are interested in learning and practicing the planning and airmanship skills needed to get the bosses where they need to be, when they need to be there.
We understand that participants may arrive late. Life happens! No worries as the moderator will adjust your required arrival time so that you can fly with the group.
Participants will fly from a departure airport with the goal of arriving at the destination as close as possible to the required time. You will be responsible for picking your aircraft and planning the route using existing navigation aids, airways, fixes and procedures. Although we normally pick a date/time to gather, it will be up to you the pilot in command to determine the aircraft, fuel, safest route, etc. based on the distance and weather that will influence your flight time. Plan on leaving when you need to leave!
We recommend the following:
* Register for our Pilot Charts & Navigation Workshop.
* Sign up for simBrief, an online dispatch system, found <here>
* Check out SkyVector, an online aeronautical chart & flight planner, found <here>
* Curious about current and forecasted wind aloft, check out Windy, found <here>
In order to get credit for our flights, please adhere to the below rules:
- Register for the event (find us during one of the flight days on TeamSpeak).
- Fly online during sponsored events or with another registered pilot.
- Real weather, real time (no compression or slewing), real charts.
- Any passenger carrying aircraft can be used, although IFR equipment and skills may be needed depending on aircraft type and weather condition.
- Flight details will be randomly posted between three days to two hours in advance and will consist of:
- Departure airport
- Arrival airport
- Expected arrival time
- Special criteria
- Your route must be one that could be approved by Air Traffic Control.
- Fly as an individual or in teams of two.
- Participants will log their results to track performance.
- The goal will be to arrive as close to the required arrival time as possible, without being late. Time will stop when the aircraft is at the designated ramp, engines off, door open. Killing time by delaying taxi to parking will be considered bad form. In-route holds will be allowed for weather and/or traffic only.