PilotEdge holds another in its series of monthly fly-in events today at 9 AM Pacific, 16:00 Zulu: Nobody Goes To Fresno. The event is aptly named, as the recommended routes do not, in fact, include Fresno. Instead they are Reno RNO to Seattle SEA or Boeing BFI for the big jets, and Glacier GCI to Boeing BFI for the light jets, turboprops, and pistons. That’s a long flight for a piston, though – even a speedy Mooney Ovation or Piper Saratoga like those in the Basement Sim. So I’ll be flying Spokane GEG to Boeing BFI. It’s looking like a whole lotta IFR along that route. If so, I will fly with custom weather.
There is more on the event here. You will need a Western US subscription on PilotEdge to fly it, but if you are not yet a PilotEdge member and you know your way around a radio and airspace, get a two-week free trial and join in. The last event had more than 70 pilots converging on Salt Lake City at the same time, and it was a pretty remarkable simulation experience. I highly recommend it, and PilotEdge overall.
If you prefer to watch from afar or ride along, I’ll be streaming my flight here. We all hope the camera drivers hold out and don’t crash the PC today, although I do think I found the cause of that – having the Oculus Rift sensors plugged in. They, too, are webcams, and I think they and the GoPro didn’t get along well. We will see today.