Alphabet Challenge v2.0?

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Alphabet Challenge v2.0?

Postby stevekirks » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:57 pm


With the upcoming PE expansion, I'd like to propose a revised city list that includes the expansion airports with a calendar to match the coverage areas and times. In this version, for example, Apple Valley would be replaced with Aspen and that leg would only be available when Aspen was under PE coverage. That would allow for a *long* flight, a scheduled time/date when we know it would happen, and a great chance for group fun.

Aspen to Bakersfield would mean biz jets, shared cockpit, Viper formation flying and more.


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Re: Alphabet Challenge v2.0?

Postby Keith Smith » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:55 am

Sounds great, although Aspen is going to be a full-time airport. It's EGE which would be a rotating field.

It would be interesting to make an Alphabet Challenge Plus and an Alphabet Challenge Pro. The Plus would include all of the full time airports in the extension area while the Pro would involve the rotating fields (we will likely make sure the rotation fields are rotated in alphabetical order to make this a possibility). This would need to be carefully designed and flown (hence the Pro in the title).
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Re: Alphabet Challenge v2.0?

Postby flyingdrill » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:28 am

Just noticed these posts, as I haven't looked at this forum for a while, having completed the Challenge quite a while ago.

So, v2.0 with long haul stuff. I've always flown GA or slightly heavier aircraft on PE, and my airliner experience, despite owning some (software, I hasten to add!), is limited. I need to attack some FMC programming before v2.0, and get up to speed with the big jets! I'll watch Cat's, Froogle's and Belynz's YouTube videos again, read my Mike Ray books................. or not............... :D

I guess I have a bit of time, as Keith has yet to confirm the start date of the expansion.
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Re: Alphabet Challenge v2.0?

Postby Keith Smith » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:13 am

You have lots of time. Until we get the data from the FAA for this airspace, there's nothing we can do.
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