Operation Backup Inspiration - Infinite Flight
Hello IFC, as most of you know, earlier this week Snowbird 2 crashed in Kamloops. To me, it hits very close to home. Only a couple days after, on May 18, the BCGA (British Columbia General Aviation Association) rounded up 35 pilots who volunteered two hours of their time to fly this route below to honour Capt. Jenn Casey.
Photograph of the IRL Operation Backup Inspiration:
What I would like to do, would be to honour Captain Jennifer Casey and all those effected by recreating this flight in Infinite Flight.
The flight “IRL” had 31 pilots. However, many more wished to join and they could not due to social distancing and BCGA’s wish to stay safe.
As we do not need to social distance in Infinite Flight, there is no limit to how many pilots may choose to participate.
The following guidelines must be followed to the letter when in the air:
- There will be NO formation flying, aircraft will follow aircraft in front, single file.
- On departure and throughout the flight a minimum of 0.5nm spacing is required.
- Only GA prop aircraft are permitted.
- Flight will start at CYXX, fly over Langley, Whiterock, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam and Vancouver/North Van.
- At the end if the route, aircraft will break and fly to their “home airport” which they will select on signup.
- All aircraft will be between 65 and 90 knots IAS at all times during the flight until we break.
Please confirm you’ve read the above by replying that you have information “Tango”.
To sign up, follow the steps below
- State which aircraft you will fly
- State callsign
- State “Home Airport”
Suggested Home Airports
CYPK - Pitt Meadows
CYXX - Abbotsford Intl.
CYNJ - Langley
CYYJ - Victoria
CZBB - Boundary Bay
Route to copy:
Cruising Alt. will be between 1500 and 2500
Speed should be between 65 and 90 knots IAS the entire flight until we break
- @Oskapew C-GPAK Home Airport: CYPK AC: C172
- @ILOVE7879-2.0 C-GSSY Home Airport: CYQQ AC: TBM930
- @Thunderbolt T-BOLT Home Airport: CYYJ AC: TBM-930
- @Ecoops123 EC-123 Home Airport: N/A AC: X-Cub
- @Andrea N/A Home Airport: CYXX AC: TBM930
- @anon41771314 VSCOGIRL Home Airport: CYQQ AC: TBM930
- @PilotMatt ANGEL6 Home Airport: CYNJ AC: TBM930
- @ThomasThePro T-HOMAS Home Airport: CYXX AC: TBM930
- @Steven_Tellmann GLIDER-1 Home Airport: CYPK AC: C172
- @Seb.sweetman Ascot 365 Home airport: CYXX AC: C208
CONFIRMED - The Infinite Flight Blue Angels!
- Flat pass
- Echelon parade
- Possibly a diamond roll
- and to finish off, a missing man formation
Currently three Angels will be flying!
EDIT: Thanks @TimShan05 for moving this to the correct category, my bad!