Presented by VATSAF, ACCSAF & ACCKEN and Proudly supported by DurkaGaming we present the FINAL Leg of Explore VATSAF. Join us from FDMS - FAOR on 12 May 2019 as we finish exploration of the VATSAF Skies.
REMEMBER Follow the link below to signup in order to be eligible for points for this event.
An email will be sent to you 12 hours prior to departure which will include the following;
► Pre flight pack (recommended route, airframe, etc.)
See you all in the Virtual Skies!
ACCSAF events dept.
Is Proud to Present the Weekly Beginner Flights.
Join us every Thurday at 16h00Z (18h00 Local) as we open sessions over South Africa just for you to learn and get comfortable flying online.
We will run IFR & VFR exciting legs with amazing departures and approaches
Pilots can expect full ATC coverage from startup to shutdown. You will also have and exciting Pilot briefing an hour before flight on discord to prepare you for your departure. Pencil down the date and do join us for a fun filled evening every Thursday
FSX/P3D here: http://www.freewarescenery.com/fsx/southafrica.html
X-Plane here: https://gateway.x-plane.com/airports/page
Charts here: http://www.caa.co.za/Aeronautical%20Cha…/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Also check out the ACCSAF Website here: http://www.accsaf.co.za
Capricorn One is an event that takes the ATC staff and pilots in South Africa away from the major airports and visits the closet airport to a major geographical line in the the world called the Tropic of Capricorn.
The Tropic of Capricorn (or the Southern Tropic) is the circle of latitude that contains the sub-solar point on the December (or southern) solstice. It is thus the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead. Its northern equivalent is the Tropic of Cancer.
The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of Earth. As of 25 April 2019, its latitude is 23°26′12.4″ (or 23.43678°) south of the Equator, but it is very gradually moving northward, currently at the rate of 0.47 arc seconds, or 15 metres, per year.
The Tropic of Capricorn passes through the Limpopo district of South Africa and the closest reasonable size airport to this is FAPP.
Polokwane International Airport (IATA: PTG, ICAO: FAPP), is an airport serving the city of Polokwane in the South African province of Limpopo.
The airport is located 5 km north of the city.
It opened in 1996 on the site of a former air force base.
The airport has scheduled flights to Johannesburg, with five flights on weekdays, one flight on Saturday and two on Sunday.
It handles approximately 5,000 aircraft and 38,000 passengers per year.
Pilots Brief: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/390809406666964992/572700865341685763/Pilot_Briefing_-_Capricorn_ONE.pdf
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