On 25th July 1909 Louis Bleriot successfully completed the first flight across the English Channel. Taking off from Sangatte nr Calais, France he landed in a field behind Dover Castle some 37 minutes later.
On the weekend of 25-26th July the town of Dover will be hosting a number of events including replica flight, races, pageant & flypast
Flightsim.com Multiplayer Adventures Forum will be holding their own celebration a week earlier on Sunday 19th July. We will meet at LFAT (Le Touquet) a little earlier than usual at 1900Z (3pm EDT, 8pm BST) and race a series of short legs as follows;
LFAT-LFAC Calais Dunkerque
EGHI-LFAT Le Touquet
These legs will be flown in accordance with Flight Simulator Round the World Race rules http://www.fsrtwrace.com/rules.htm and aircraft classes are as follows;
The leg from Calais to Manston must be flown in either of the following Bleriot XI types obtainable from the flightsim.com file library
For the remaining three legs, aircraft must be selected from the following classes in any order;
One leg to be flown in a Piper Cub or any helicopter
One leg to be flown in a piston or turboprop powered aircraft with up to two engines
One leg to be flown in a four engined piston powered airliner or transport
In the event of a crash the leg must be restarted and the abortive time added to the total. Legs will be monitored by ATC and verified using the Duenna utility http://johannesmueller.com/fs/web/duenna/ and all Duenna graphic and text files must be uploaded to the MP forum in one post within 15 minutes of arrival back at LFAT Le Touquet.
PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Hamachi is a small utility for your computer that will greatly alleviate the port issues that plague the FSHost server. What it essentially does is fool your internet connection into thinking it's connected to a LAN. The result is the elimination of people getting blocked out of a server due to port issues, as well as smoother animations within FS. No configuration is required. The program is very small and requires only a few steps to get things set up. Hamachi is avaliable at this link: https://secure.logmein.com Then click on the LogMeIn Hamachi link at the bottom of the page.
Before the start of the event, someone will set up a Hamachi session, and the necessary information will be given over Teamspeak (IP 188.8.131.52:8768) to get connected. Once connections to Hamachi have been made, simply start up a multiplayer session as normal, leave the IP field blank, and hit "Search." FS should automatically locate the connection, at which point you can join the FS Session. FSX users will need to download and install FSHost Client available from http://www.chocolatesoftware.com/fsh...ostclient.html
The Hamachi flight server and the Teamspeak server will be in operation all day on the day of the event.
We look forward to seeing you all in Le Touquet, France on Sunday July 19th.