Our September event will be a visit to the cemetery where an old friend is buried. Our old friend was murdered late one night in cold blood by a ruthless egomanic.
Do you know where we are going?
We are going Meigs Field on Sunday September 28, 2008. Not because it is some kind of anniversary, but because it is important that we place flowers on loved ones' graves from time to time. It is important to remember those things that have made us happy.
This is a fly-in event. You can leave from any airport of your choosing. Plan your landing at Miegs Field in Chicago at 2100 GMT. Announce your flight plans in advance in this thread and join each other at originating airports or enroute, so you will not have to fly alone.
I will be in the control tower at Meigs at 2000 GMT to provide ATC to all incoming flights and the tower will be manned until 2200 GMT for any late arrivals.
In March 2006, we had an event in Chicago called "MEIGS FIELD ANNIVERSARY FLIGHT AND AIR RACE IS MARCH 12, 2006". The link to that event is here: http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/showthread.php?t=136507
I cannot locate all the files for this event, but you can take off from Meigs and run the course mentioned in the event if you want to enjoy a quick air race while in Chicago. It was loads of fun at the time.
This will be an open event. Just show up and come along. Any air race is optional. I read the comments about open events in several posts since out last event, and we will password future events as you requested. This will be our last open event, unless we are trying to attract new pilots. Since Geoff is still away, I may have to have some help in the confirmation process. We can discuss that at Meigs.
Meanwhile, I am going to remove our server from FSHostSpy on the day of the event, since the number of players we have pushes us close to the top of the list. Pilots join the session when they see the high participation. Hopefully this will reduce the number of sudden joins of unprepared pilots.
We will be using our FSHost server on IP 188.8.131.52. We'll set up a Teamspeak server and notify you of the Teamspeak IP as you check in for the event on FSHost.
We hope to see you at Meigs on Sunday.