Reduced gravity aircraft are repurposed commercial jets used to simulate zero gravity, both for civilian and astronaut training use, by flying downward at steep angles for brief moments. Join Plane & Pilot this Saturday as we simulate the procedures of one of the most popular cilivian companies that does this, Zero G. We will take off from their home base at KFLL (Fort Lauderdale) and fly up and down the beautiful Florida coast while flying steeply up and down between 24,000ft and 32,000ft to give our virtual passengers an experience they will never forget. This will be done in 737s, A32Xs, and 717s, similar to the 727s and A300s used in real life. If you enjoy unique and exciting events, don’t miss this! Everyone Grade 3+ is welcome! Just post below and we will add you to the list.
Aircraft: Any 737, A32X, or 717
Flight Time: 1:00
Date / Time: 2020-10-24T17:00:00Z
Flight Plan: Will be created and shared shortly before the event depending on winds and traffic. Similar to the real procedure, it will be a box-like shape roughly 10 miles wide and 100 miles long. Here is an example of what it will look like:
Departure: Climb to FL240 at a typical rate, using a profile of 250/280. We will use a realistic SID from KFLL.
Procedure: Once you have reached FL240, pitch up 45° and climb to FL320 (your aircraft will need to be fairly light in order to do this). Once you reach this altitude, slowly pitch down 20° and level off at FL240. Repeat this process until it it time to decend. For additional explanation, see this article. Please be careful to maintain proper separation with other aircraft, both part of the event and outside of it, while doing this.
Arrival: Descend at a normal rate using a reason profile of your discretion. We will use a realistic STAR and approach.
Listen to ATC (if any) and @PlaneCrazy on the event PM for more instructions
FBO Gulfstream 01= @PlaneCrazy (leader)
FBO Gulfstream 02= @Marcel001
FBO Gulfstream 03= @MJP_27
FBO Gulfstream 04= @NathanD
FBO Gulfstream 05= @dca.iad.aviation
FBO Gold Aviation 01= @Oskapew
FBO Gold Aviation 02= @Jet_Airways_995
FBO Gold Aviation 03= @li7ing
FBO Gold Aviation 04= @Captain_Awerty
FBO Gold Aviation 05= @Austrian001
FBO Skyhop Global 01= @THEREALBKG
FBO Skyhop Global 02= @Josh_Tomaz
FBO Skyhop Global 03= @JetBlue536
FBO Skyhop Global 04= @RogerThat4202
FBO Sheltair 01=
FBO Sheltair 02=
Thanks for checking out our event, we hope you can come! If you have any questions, just let us know. Please be present on the community during the event.