Farvälflygning till Cor de Jongs minne på IVAO
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Dear IVAO friends,
The 20th of September, we all lost a great staff member, founder of IVAO and above all a great friend. Cor de Jong took his own wings to the endless skies above us…
We would like to commemorate Cor next Saturday (29th of September) via a memorial flight from one of Cor his favourite places on earth, Switzerland. Zurich (LSZH) to be exactly. The flight will depart from LSZH around 18:05Z to Schiphol Amsterdam (EHAM) after some moments of silence to honour Cor. The silence will be announced via Broadcast 5 minutes prior the silence will start, to be sure everyone is informed. The pilot flying under Cor his callsign (BGT304) will depart first, the rest of the pilots will follow. When the BGT304 enters the Netherlands airspace he will be escorted by four F-16’s of the virtual Royal Netherlands Airforce. Overhead EHAM, the pilot will fly a lap of honour overhead Schiphol, after which he will disconnect as a sign that Cor has taken his wings forever to his beloved skies. The four F-16’s will fly a missing man formation overhead Schiphol after the disconnection.
The NL-Staff invites you to take part to the Memorial Flight. Keep in mind that you will not be the only one, there is heavy traffic expected. We are currently busy to get ATC all the way from Zurich to Amsterdam. Multiple routes will be flown and be published later to spread the traffic. Please be patient during the arrival at EHAM, it will be a very emotional evening for everyone (especially controllers and pilots from the Netherlands), thanks in advance for respecting that.
To spread the traffic flow there are two routes available, one via German and the other via Belgium airspace. Kind request on behalf on the controllers in the Netherlands is to choose randomly between those two routes. The two available are mentioned hereunder:
LSZH-EHAM (via German airspace):
DEGES Z3 LBU Z11 ABUMO N850 GIN B505 ARPEG Z850 HMM T281 NORKU
LSZH-EHAM (via Belgium airspace):
VEBIT T51 LASUN UT10 TORPA UT40 GIVOR UN853 DIK UA24 BUB UG120 HELEN
Before filing your flightplan, please check ServInfo or IvAe to check which route is mostly filed, be the smartest one and file the route which is less filed in most flightplans. Thanks for taking this in mind!
Due to the heavy traffic load, there are two arrivals (STARs) for the route via Germany to be expected. One of them will be the 'normal one' (NORKU2A / RKN2A) the other one will be the NORKU2B / RKN2B arrival (STAR) which has a holding overhead NARSO. Please take in mind that the Amsterdam Radar controller could give you the *2B arrival with the NARSO holding, please use the charts for this if not familiar.
Thanks for all your personal condolences, it certainly helps Barbara and the family during these difficult days!
With best regards,
Cor var också aktiv på SATCO-tiden. De som minns honom från då är naturligtvis välkomna att deltaga:
On behalf of the VATSIM Founders and Board of Governors please allow me to extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Cor de Jong. It was with great sadness that we learned of his untimely death this morning, please pass our sympathies to your staff and members, but most of all to Cor's family. Please know that Cor and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Many of us knew Cor from SATCO and other venues in the flight simulation world and always found him to be an enjoyable person and a wealth of knowledge. The flight sim world has lost one of the pioneers of online ATC and his loss will be felt in many parts of the world. In recognition of Cor's many contributions to online ATC over the years, VATSIM is promoting him to Controller and retiring his account.
Once again, please accept our condolences and if there is anything we can do to assist in this time of need do not hesitate to contact us.
Tråkiga nyheter, verkligen. Jag skulle mer än gärna delta, men tyvärr är hela min lördag uppbokad redan. Jag hoppas det bli en lyckad hyllning och att många deltar.
When the BGT304 enters the Netherlands airspace he will be escorted by four F-16’s of the virtual Royal Netherlands Airforce. Overhead EHAM, the pilot will fly a lap of honour overhead Schiphol, after which he will disconnect as a sign that Cor has taken his wings forever to his beloved skies. The four F-16’s will fly a missing man formation overhead Schiphol after the disconnection.
Kommer med all säkerhet bli mäktigt, synd att man inte kan medverka.
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AMS kokar just nu!
Satt och lyssnade under missing man formationen tillsamans med 80 andra, var ju många observers men när jag tittade in på Zurich Delivery och hittade 50 plan på kanalen förstod jag att det skulle bli ett fullt event.
AMS kokar just nu!
Tog mig 15 timmar att förstå att du menade EHAM och inte www.ams.se
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