About the Group Flights Category

The Group Flight Category

This is the group flights category. This category is used to post your group flight topics. Please read carefully as there are differences between events and group flights. Group flight topics must be formatted as followed:

Title:

Flight Title @ ICAO - DDHHMMZMONYY

  • Flight Title : The summary of your flight. Keep it short!
  • ICAO : The 4-letter airport code the flight’s significant location. (e.g. KDEN)
  • DD : Day of the month (e.g. 18th of June = 18)
  • HHMM : Time of your flight in Zulu time (e.g. 1pm CST (UTC -6) = 1900)
  • Z : Simply the letter ‘Z’ to indicate the time is in Zulu time
  • MON : 3-letter abbreviation for the month of your flight (e.g. January = JAN)
  • YY : Last 2 digits of the year of your flight (e.g. 2015 = 15)

Please ensure you double check your time conversion to Zulu time!

Example

Example: SAS Retro A319 @ EGLL - 041830ZMAR18

  • Time in the title must always be in Zulu time. You are free to include times for the popular timezones in the content of your post. (Click here to convert to and from Zulu time). Remember that events will be converted to any user’s local timezone when they see the event displayed on Infinite Flight’s home menu!
  • Once the flight ends, please edit your topic title and add “[Closed]” to the front of the title:
    Blue Angels @ KSFO - 030900ZAUG18
    [Closed] Blue Angels @ KSFO - 030900ZAUG18

Content:

The time of the group flight thread must be in Zulu time as with events. They must contain the basic information of the flight, formatted as so:

  • Aircraft and Livery: xxx
  • Route: xxx
  • Time of Departure: xxx
  • Server: xxx

There is a template you can use for this when creating a topic. Please add any other information in a separate section or within the text. This is because we want these topics to be an easy quick reference for members.

Example
  • Aircraft and Livery: A319
  • Route: LTBA - EGLL
  • Time of Departure: 1800Z
  • Server: Expert

Event Thread or Group Flight Thread?

To keep it clear and remove as much confusion as to the differences between these, we have placed some restrictions on group flight topics. A group flight topic must adhere to the following rules:

  • Take place within 3 hours of being posted
  • Not affiliated with a VA or VO
  • No assigning of gates or pilot slots

All other flights will be considered as events. Please keep them to the #live:events category. These events are still reserved for TL2 members. All members can post group flights.

Full Group Flight Topic Example

SAS Retro A319 @ EGLL - 041830ZMAR18

  • Aircraft and Livery: A319
  • Route: LTBA - EGLL
  • Time of Departure: 1800Z
  • Server: Expert

Join me flying from Istanbul to London! The flight is around 4.5 hours. We will depart from runway 35L, using the JSON3A departure. From there we head north west through central Europe, arriving in to Heathrow from the west for an ILS approach into runway 27R. The flight plan is as followed:

LTBA 4053N/2848E 4100N/2832E FENER 4158N/2747E 4229N/2704E 4249N/2636E GRN NAVOD 4417N/2345E 4452N/2251E MOPUG ABETI RENKA GONBA STAUB MAMOR UNKUL 4913N/1113E INBED LOHRE 5030N/649E 5036N/614E BATTY TERLA SOGRI BUB DENUT BUB45 COA KEGIT SASKI INLOD SUMUM LOGAN 5143N/106E TRIPO SABER BRASO 5140N/028E TAWNY EGLL

I look forward to you all joining me!

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Just out of curiousity, why not swap the day and the time? It would make more sense if it read
0100z24Dec18
Rather than
240100zDec18
Or you could put the entire date first rather than the way you have it

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The date time format used here is an international standard amongst both aviation as well as military which is why it’s used here. Yes it’s not so straight forward, but once you worked out the code it is easy to work out.

Why is it not allowed to post a group flight for example 6 hours before beginning?

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