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HeliFest

2024

Aerial Adventure

 

 

The 2024 inaugural HeliFest will take place starting August 5th, 2024. The official end will be no later than September 15th, 2024, or upon completion of the route by all contestants, if sooner.

 

This aerial adventure is open to all flight simulation platforms (FS98, FS2000, FS2004/FS9, FSX, MSFS 2020, P3D, X-Plane, etc.). The primary focus is to have fun while showcasing the different aircraft and scenery to be found within all the various flight sims.

 

This aerial adventure is open to all rotorcraft sim pilots across the web. Flight simulation enthusiasts participate in forums and other chat groups on a multitude of websites such as FlightSim.com. Everyone is welcome to join us at FlightSim.com no matter what flight simulation site you may call home. Get the word out to all simmers you know to join us on the grand adventure.

 

HeliFest 2024 will follow the route of the historic Simplon Orient Express of the 1930’s, landing at an airport in each city visited by the Orient Express from Paris France to Istanbul Turkey. Participants will fly 1300 miles, visit 11 airports, and traverse 7 countries, all while sharing their adventures along the way.

 

Primary Route

 

1.     Paris France, Orly Airport, LFPO

2.     Dijon France LFSD - Dist. 141.6nm

3.     Lausanne Switzerland LSGL - Dist. 75.9nm

4.     Milano Italy LIMC - Dist. 103.3nm

5.     Venezia Italy LIPZ - Dist. 152.6nm

6.     Trieste Italy LIPQ - Dist. 50.8nm

7.     Vincovci Croatia LDOV - Dist. 224.5 nm or Osijek Croatia LDOS - Dist. 224.9nm

8.     Beograd Serbia LYBE - Dist. 70.8 nm

9.     Nis Serbia LYNI - Dist. 111.1nm

10.   Sofia Bulgaria - Dist. LBSF 78.3nm

11.   Istanbul Turkey LTFM – Dist. 284.5nm or Istanbul Turkey LTBA – Dist. (283.4nm

 

Note: 

· Vincovci Croatia, being a major rail hub, was a stop along the Orent Express. However, the closest airport, LDOV, is not available in all sim versions. Therefore, Osijek Croatia is the alternate being the next closest airport. Add-on FSX scenery is available for LVOD through FlightSim.

· Istanbul ITFM is not available in FS9.  Therefore, Ataturk LTBA is the alternate being the next closest airport.

 

Aircraft

Any general aviation or commercial rotorcraft is welcome to participate. Please, no armed, military or police craft. In addition to the “as delivered” and “off the shelf” default paint schemes that are always a pleasure to see, we encourage custom repaints, with various colors and HeliFest, personal or rally sponsor colors and/or logos.

 

The official HeliFest 2024 logo will be posted on the HeliFest 2024 page. This may be used by all participants for any aircraft repaints or any of your HeliFest 2024 related posts. In addition, links for airport charts and other documents of interest and other additional material for this event will be added to the HeliFest 2024 thread.

 

Entrant requirements, rules and guidelines will be added in the next couple of weeks.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through the HeliFest 2024 thead or by direct private message on FlightSim.

 

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you in the skies of HeliFest 2024!

 

 

Official HeliFest 2024 Thread:

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Rupert said:

I'll do my part

Looking forward to your pics when this starts.

I find the differences between FSX and P3D interesting, the same and different at the same time.

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I will of course disgrace the proceedings with my presence.   This may be my vehicle, though also considering a Bell 430.

 

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8 hours ago, jgf said:

I will of course disgrace the proceedings with my presence.   This may be my vehicle

Please stay with the Kellett.

Better view of the scenery as you fly over it.

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Please share future posting to the main HeliFest thread. Thank you.

 

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5 hours ago, PhrogPhlyer said:

Please stay with the Kellett.

Better view of the scenery as you fly over it.

 

So I'll be the slowest, LOL.  (I would be anyway.) 

 

Actually that's a Cierva C.30;  Kellet was a small company formed to build Ciervas in the US under license.  Their first models, the K-2, were an in-house design with stub wings, using Cierva technology

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later models, such as the KD-2, closely resembled Cierva aircraft with different pedestal and tail

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The first airmail deliveries in the US  were by Kellet autogyros.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, jgf said:

Kellet was a small company formed to build Ciervas in the US under license

There was a Kellett for years in a T-hangar at N87, my home airfield. So naturally my old mind went to Kellet.

In the US, other than aviators and historians, Ciervas is not a common mention for aircraft.

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38 minutes ago, PhrogPhlyer said:

In the US, other than aviators and historians, Ciervas is not a common mention for aircraft.

 

Understandable since Cierva was never manufactured (except under license) or marketed in the US.  The Pitcairn is probably the best known here;  resembling a merging of a Kellet and a Cierva, it was widely known throughout the thirties as the autogyro that landed on the White House lawn, was used by several news agencies, and by several manufacturing companies for marketing.

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Cierva was only manufactured in the UK, with most of its production going to the RAF (who kept them in inventory til after WWII, when they were slowly replaced by helicopters) and some to private owners, several remaining in use til the sixties.   The Spanish Air Force absolutely loved them, as late as 1960 they still had several in service.  Focke-Wulf also licensed them, building a virtual clone, even to using a 145hp engine (though a Siemens instead of an Armstrong-Siddeley), none of these have survived.  In France they were license built by LeO, who opted for a 175hp engine, probably the largest production run other than the originals, none survived WWII.  Today ten C.30s are known to exist, all in museums.

 

Cierva still exists today, though I doubt the current company has any relation to the original beyond name and autogyros.

 

https://www.cierva.aero/showroom

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4 hours ago, jgf said:

 

So I'll be the slowest, LOL.  (I would be anyway.) 

 

Actually that's a Cierva C.30;  Kellet was a small company formed to build Ciervas in the US under license.  Their first models, the K-2, were an in-house design with stub wings, using Cierva technology

kellet_k-2.jpg.3a4ed5583668c3066a14974321e5d4d0.jpg

 

later models, such as the KD-2, closely resembled Cierva aircraft with different pedestal and tail

Kellett_KD.1_(YG-1B)_37-381_Yanks_sm.jpg.4372d920b330dcc5ed82a7b0b1a8c8cf.jpg

 

The first airmail deliveries in the US  were by Kellet autogyros.

 

 

 

 

And to that, I say 'Big [^=×&$%] Deal!' If the same Timing Format is in place as in past Events, then it makes no difference other than you get to each endpoint as close to your Target Time as possible (if you plan to Compete). It's all about the Journey and the Experience anyway; él Pátron said your Kellet is okay, so that's the end of that.

 

30 days out, and who knows; you might get the hang of the 430, have an Epiphany and decide to fly that instead! 😁

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