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This saturday will be VooDoo's Alpine Helicopter Adventure! We'll be departing Geneva (LSGG) at the appointed hour - please be prompt as we will be flying helicopters at altitudes between nap of the earth and about 9000' and we have a long way to go to Innsbruch (LOWI) Austria thru some of the finest terrain and scenery in FlighGear! We'll need every bit of our 2 hours!
We'll be departing to a fuel/rest stop in Meiringen (LSMM) on the South side park up area for only a few minutes before we again take to their air and challenge ourselves thru beautiful and significant terrain all the way to Innsbruch. Bring a 'chopper that you fly well and are confident in that can make 130 - 140 knots continuously if needed. After leaving Geneva, we'll be heading Eastish over the lake to get formed up and from there things will get dicey - you'll need to stay with the group and flight leader to find your weaving way thru treacherous yet beautiful hills, valleys and passes.
Be there or be square and please announce any aircraft not supplied via the FGUK hangar accompanied by a link *well in advance* of Saturday's flight. Try and capture/install current scenery in advance of the flight if yer Terrasync is not functional or to reduce lagging and you might not want to fly clock time on this one lest ye catch a mountain in the dark.
The FlightGear development team is happy to announce the v3.0 release of FlightGear, the free, open-source flight simulator. This new version contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Highlights in this release include integration of the FGCom voice communications client within the simulator, improved terrain rendering, faster scenery loading, and improved usability. This release also coincides with the release of FlightGear World Scenery 2.0 – massively improved scenery data covering the entirety of the planet and incorporating OpenStreetMap roads and detailed terrain information from a variety of sources.
A list of major changes can be found at: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Changelog_3.0.
Downloads are available here: http://www.flightgear.org/download/main-program/
StuartC led a flight of latest-version TSR2-GR3s, one of FGUK's fantasy operational aircraft projects. Featuring all new liveries from the studio of thebroons and needing a firm hand on the stick, the flight took just under two and a half hours to reach Athens.
FGUK's Saturday flight is, to our knowledge, the longest-running regular multiplayer event in the FlightGear Universe, ever! Each week, pilots from all over the world gather at 2000hrs UTC for a flight in company, themed and planned by one of our regular pilots. Watch this very space for details on the next flight, or visit the Saturday Flights subforum.