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[Jan-Feb]Groupflights - FSCB-Flightgroup

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The “FSCB-Flightgroup” is a group of internet pilots from the Flight Simulator Club Belgium (see also :http://www.fscb.be )

Every Friday evening we fly between 2 European cities and usually we are with 8 - 10 aircraft.

Flying with VATSIM Scandinavia is great fun and therefore we decided to visit the Nordic countries once again.

We start at around 20.00 hrs Brussels time (CET).

 

The next few Fridays we will make the following flights:

3 January

Schiphol – Eelde – Copenhagen

EHAM – EHGG – EKCH
Touch and Go EHGG full stop Copenhagen:
ANDIK N873 GRONY M105 EEL N125 WSN L23 HAM P605 GESKA Z711 MONAK

10 January

Copenhagen – Turku
EKCH – EFTU
KEMAX N851 RIKUM Y370 UXETI N88 OTKIL
430NM

 

17 January

Turku – Trondheim
EFTU – ENVA
NIRPU P855 NONVU

370NM

 

24 January

Trondheim – Tromso

ENVA – ENTC
NONVU Z261 AMIMO
420NM

 

31 January

Tromso – Arvidsjaur
ENTC – ESNX

LOMVI P600 TRO P853 NOVRI T317 OSKIR
310NM

 

7 February

Arvidsjaur – Mariehamn
ESNX – EFMA

REKMI T317 RASEN M852 BAKIL SOTUP
370NM

 

14 February

Mariehamn – Khrabrovo
EFMA – UMKK
OGLOB N850 ELRID N872 TEB P607 BABAP N5 AGONA A716 TURIP
360NM

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Unfortunatly these routes do not seem to have been planned very well, atleast not for the Norwegian parts.

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17 January

Turku – Trondheim
EFTU – ENVA
NIRPU P855 NONVU

370NM

 

This is not compliant with FRA routes for ENVA https://ais.avinor.no/AIP/Latest/aip/EN_ENR_6_3-7_en.pdf

Suggest that they arrive via OSKOK Z255 VEVOD. Route can be easily amended to: NIRPU P855 TOGMI DCT OSKOK Z255 VEVOD which takes advantage of free route airspace in Sweden.

 

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24 January

Trondheim – Tromso

ENVA – ENTC
NONVU Z261 AMIMO
420NM

Again new route to be compliant with FRA routes, example route: NIGEX DCT GUBAV Z156 AMIMO   

 

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31 January

Tromso – Arvidsjaur
ENTC – ESNX

LOMVI P600 TRO P853 NOVRI T317 OSKIR
310NM

This route makes very little sense for me, they are filing LOMVI which is northbound, then a 180 turn back to Tromsø?

Suggested new route:  TULDA  RIXEM P853 NOVRI T317 OSKIR  (Sweden might want to do changes aswell?)

Edited by Adrian Bjerke

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Hi VATSIM Scandinavia,

Friday evening January 3, the FSCB-Flightgroup arrived at Copenhagen and as we approached EKCH we saw as many as 5 (!) controllers online. We want to thank the controllers very much for their great ATC: Morten as EKDK_CTR, Daniel on EKCH_APP and even EKCH_F_APP was online (Boaz) with Adrian in the TWR and Jakob on GND.

We really enjoyed our arrival at Copenhagen: instructions were clear and professional !

Thank you

Paul on behalf of FSCB-Flightgroup

KLM366

 

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Hi VATSIM Scandinavia,

Yesterday evening (Friday January 10) the FSCB-Flightgroup departed from EKCH to EFTU.

Our group had 11 aircraft, but Soeren (EKCH-TWR) and Kenneth (EKCH-APP) made sure that this was handled smoothly. We had winter-conditions and that gave some nice views (see enclosed picture of KLM 737 in the new livery).

Arvid (ESOS-CTR) guided us towards Turku: a picture that shows 7 aircraft of our group after landing in EFTU is attached.,

So we had again a very nice flight thanks to the great support of VATSIM-Scandinavia.

Many thanks from all pilots!

We hope you like the pictures.

Paul

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Hi Vatsim Scandinavia,

That was again an excellent performance from Vatsim Scandinavia!

This evening the FSCB-Flightgroup flew through 3 countries: from Finland via Sweden to Norway and we had ATC in every country.

Our group had 10 aircraft and Paavo handled our departure from EFTU very efficiently.

EFIN_D_CTR was provided by Christian and Magnus did ESOS_CTR.  When we entered Swedish airspace, Magnus started already to arrange the correct spacing between our aircraft in order to avoid problems at ENVA. Instructions were clear and professional.

Landing in Norway was handled by Adrian (ENVA_APP) and Ole Martin (ENVA_TWR). 

Vatsim Scandinavia proved again that you give professional ATC and can be friendly at the same time!

On behalf of the pilots of FSCB-Flightgroup I forward our BIG compliments!

We hope that you had as much fun as we had.

We made some pictures at departure and after landing (see attachments).

Kind regards,

Paul Colder

FSCB-Flightgroup

 

 

 

 

 

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Feedback FSCB-Flightgroup on flight ENVA to ENTC on Friday January 24, 2020

Our group had 10 aircraft, so that was a nice challenge to controllers also, but there is only One word to describe the ATC from Vatsim Scandinavia : OUTSTANDING !

We had again great ATC from Departure to arrival while flying over beautiful scenery: what more can you ask for ?

Ole Martin (ENVA_TWR) followed by ENBD_CTR from Joachim and the final part of our flight we were guided by Vegard (ENTC_APP) and Simon as ENTC_TWR.

I add some pictures that show how beautiful our approach was.

Thank you so much.

Hope to see you guys again next week.

Paul

FSCB-Flightgroup

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Feedback FSCB-Flightgroup on our flight from ENTC to ESNX  and a question.

Yesterday (January 31 st) the FSCB-Flightgroup was again with 10 aircraft for a flight to Arvidsjaur.  Our departure from Tromso was handled professionally by Adrian.  I add a picture of the pushback of KLM 457 at Tromso (beautiful picture of a beautiful plane)

Weather forecast at ESNX was snow and indeed as you can see in one of the pictures below: snow we got indeed ! This is an X-plane simulator and the snow looks more realistic than P3D or FSX; don't you agree?

Visibility at Arvidsjaur was limited also, but thanks to the excellent ATC of Edward we all made it to the airport.  In view of the time for backtrack (as we landed on RWY 12) the separation needed to be sufficient, but this was done perfectly by Edward.

Thank you Adrian and Edward for your great ATC!

Enjoy the pictures.

Question: why did we get a new Squawkcode when we entered Swedish airspace?  Is that standard procedure?

Paul

FSCB-Flightgroup

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Thank you very much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to control you guys into the small airport of Arvidsjaur. It was a tight fit but you all managed to get a spot on the small apron in the end. 😁

With regards to your question the reason why I gave you new transponder codes is because you came in from uncontrolled airspace, even though it was just for a short while when released from Norway Control (Bodö Sector). So if someone where online on Sweden control you would not have been given a new transponder code because then you would never have been on unicom during any time of your flight.

Also I understood it was confusing for some of you when someone sitting on tower started giving headings etc. Sweden has special procedures where the tower controller at regional airports also work as a Terminal Area Controller (i.e Approach controller). If Sweden were online they would have given you nice separation and inbound clearance with descent to FL100 and direct to AN NDB when RWY12 was in use as it was yesterday, and then transferred you over to me. It was a special situation and the only way to get a decent and safe flow for all of you coming in during 30 minutes of time with backtracking required as you said I sent contactme's a little earlier than ordinary with clearance to descend FL100 get some kind of structure of the situation. Kinda to simulate how it wouldve been if ESOS was manned. Otherwise it wouldve been very messy 😉

 

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Thanks to Windows update to version 1909 SWIFT does not connect to my Simulator anymore and I was unable to participate on the flight of Friday February 7 of FSCB-Flightgroup.

Luckily there were still 9 other pilots to join the flight and they liked the approach to Mariehamm very much. A rather short runway, but everybody needs a challenge every now and than😀

Rasmus-Henry we thank you a lot for being online for us as EFMA_TWR !

And the guidance of Martin as ESOS_CTR was (as always 😀) again immaculate !

Thank you very much for making FSCB-pilots happy.

Kind regards,

Paul

FSCB-Flightgoup

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Hello,

After 7 great flights, the FSCB-Flightgroup left Scandinavian airspace on Friday February 14.

Just like the previous flights, the ATC from VATSIM Scandinavia was again super!

Jonas (EFIN_D_CTR) handled our departure from Mariehamm and Martin (ESOS_1_CTR) guided us to EVRR_CTR.

Our group had 12 aircraft this evening, so that was a nice line of planes in the sky.

On behalf of the pilots of FSCB-Flightgroup I want to thank VATSIM Scandinavia very much for the great ATC the past few weeks!

We enjoyed flying with you and we hope you enjoyed our visit also.

 

Till next time,

 

Paul Colder

FSCB-Flightgroup

 

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