2018 Winter Olympics

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2018 Winter Olympics

Postby Hugh Urquhart » 27 Jan 2018 02:52

Just wondering if there are going to be any flights available for the winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, Korea.
They start on Feb 5/18 & end on Feb 25/18. I know I'm ready to do a couple of flights there & back. Any word?

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby sprowse » 29 Jan 2018 09:14

Great idea Hugh, sounds like the ideal Concorde winter break, EGLL, OBBI, WSSS, RKSI. Looks like a plan to me! Of course we'd have plenty of time for a leg stretch, caviar and champagne along the way..... you subcruisers would have to make your own plans :lol:

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby AS 2 Tom Little » 30 Jan 2018 01:56

Hi - although the idea is a very good one, and something we have done in past Olympics, I'm afraid it is quite an undertaking that requires a lot of planning and form/data entry to get this done right.

This is not to say that we could not take requests and enter special crew pass flights as requested (also dependent on workload). Either way, I do not see this as a full out event like we have done in past, not at least this time.

Also, remember you all have access to the Flight Kiosk, where you could simply choose your own flights to perform this way... since it reflects real world data I'm certain you can find r/w flights to cover it.

And, if you can put this in every qualifying flight comment when you PIREP, (without the quotes) "OLYMPICS2018", I could work it out whereby you would even earn a ribbon to show your participation toward the real world events. Kind of a "Pseudo Event", if you will. And even this would take some time for me to do after the event completes.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby sprowse » 30 Jan 2018 11:01

AS 2 Tom Little wrote:Hi - although the idea is a very good one, and something we have done in past Olympics, I'm afraid it is quite an undertaking that requires a lot of planning and form/data entry to get this done right.

This is not to say that we could not take requests and enter special crew pass flights as requested (also dependent on workload). Either way, I do not see this as a full out event like we have done in past, not at least this time.

Also, remember you all have access to the Flight Kiosk, where you could simply choose your own flights to perform this way... since it reflects real world data I'm certain you can find r/w flights to cover it.

And, if you can put this in every qualifying flight comment when you PIREP, (without the quotes) "OLYMPICS2018", I could work it out whereby you would even earn a ribbon to show your participation toward the real world events. Kind of a "Pseudo Event", if you will. And even this would take some time for me to do after the event completes.


Tom thanks for all you and the team do for us all here at AS. With regards to the winter Olympics Pseudo event; as you know, Concorde has regular routes from EGLL, OBBI, to WSSS so; would it be possible to have a Crew Pass for WSSS, RKSI; RKSI, WSSS legs for the duration of the event? This would be a great event for Concorde to take part in. I can help with Concorde routes and planning if required.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby AS 2 Tom Little » 30 Jan 2018 12:25

Post routes: dep/arr airports, dep/arr times, airline, aircraft (concorde?).

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby Hugh Urquhart » 31 Jan 2018 03:30

Tom ...
Just want to say thanks for taking an interest in my thoughts re the Olympics. I understand that everyone is busy & can only do so much. Appreciate all that AirSource has done & is doing for us "simmers". As I said before, this gives us purpose & reason to climb into our virtual cockpits!
I've done a bit of research for Olympic flights & this is what I've found. Pyeongchang is a county in north-east Korea, & the closest airport is in a city called Wonju (RKNW). I can find only one flight into this airport in Airsource's database. This originates from a city called Jeju in South Korea (RKPC). It is located on an Island south of the tip of South Korea. Flights to here originate from Taipei Taiwan (RCTP). There are 547 flights into Taipei in Airsource's database. Should be easy to get there from anywhere in the world.
My flights would look like this ...
CYVR
RCTP
RKPC
RKNW
Lots of flying, but that's why we are here
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby sprowse » 31 Jan 2018 06:18

Concorde: G-BOAC FLIGHT No: 018

DEPART:

WSSS (SIN) 0500Z

ARRIVE:

RKSI (ICN) 0830Z



FLIGHT No: 019

DEPART:

RKSI (ICN) 0400Z

ARRIVE:

WSSS (SIN) 0730Z

Route waypoint references only:

OUT : ELGOR MELAS OSIXA MESOX SABNO ORTIZ SULEM LAMEN WIKEN
IN : WIKEN LAMEN SULEM ORTIZ SABNO MESOX OSIXA MELAS OLSAM 66NM


Special Notes:

Straight out supercruise

Mach1 by WIKEN (out)
66NM (in)
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby AS 2 Tom Little » 31 Jan 2018 12:08

sprowse wrote:Concorde: G-BOAC FLIGHT No: 018

DEPART:

WSSS (SIN) 0500Z

ARRIVE:

RKSI (ICN) 0830Z



FLIGHT No: 019

DEPART:

RKSI (ICN) 0400Z

ARRIVE:

WSSS (SIN) 0730Z

Route waypoint references only:

OUT : ELGOR MELAS OSIXA MESOX SABNO ORTIZ SULEM LAMEN WIKEN
IN : WIKEN LAMEN SULEM ORTIZ SABNO MESOX OSIXA MELAS OLSAM 66NM


Special Notes:

Straight out supercruise

Mach1 by WIKEN (out)
66NM (in)

Steve,

These crew passes have been entered and are assigned to you, ready to fly.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby Hugh Urquhart » 31 Jan 2018 19:43

Tom ...
I wanted to do the Olympic thing using scheduled flights. Here is what I plan to do ...

CYVR - RCTP ... Air Canada flight #ACA789 using B787-900. Out of Vancouver at 19:10Z. In Taipei at 6:16Z
RCTP - RKPC ... Tigerair #TTW654 using A320. Out of Taipei 23:05Z. In Jeju, Korea at 2:00Z
RKPC - RKNW ... Korean Air #KAL738 using B737-800. Out of Jeju, Korea at 2:05Z. In Wonju, Korea at 3:15Z

The returned flights
RKNW - RKPC ... Korean Air #1851 using B737-800. Out of Wonju, Korea at 4:10Z. In Jeju, Korea at 5:20Z
RKPC - RJAA ... Korean Air #717 using B737-800. Out of Jeju, Korea at 10:00Z. In Tokyo at 12:00Z (noon)
RJAA - CYVR ... Japan Airlines #18 using B787-800. Out of Tokyo at 9:20Z. In Vancouver at 19;35Z

Thanks for letting us to this. Hope this works for you.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby AS 2 Tom Little » 31 Jan 2018 22:12

Hugh Urquhart wrote:Tom ...
I wanted to do the Olympic thing using scheduled flights. Here is what I plan to do ...

CYVR - RCTP ... Air Canada flight #ACA789 using B787-900. Out of Vancouver at 19:10Z. In Taipei at 6:16Z
RCTP - RKPC ... Tigerair #TTW654 using A320. Out of Taipei 23:05Z. In Jeju, Korea at 2:00Z
RKPC - RKNW ... Korean Air #KAL738 using B737-800. Out of Jeju, Korea at 2:05Z. In Wonju, Korea at 3:15Z

The returned flights
RKNW - RKPC ... Korean Air #1851 using B737-800. Out of Wonju, Korea at 4:10Z. In Jeju, Korea at 5:20Z
RKPC - RJAA ... Korean Air #717 using B737-800. Out of Jeju, Korea at 10:00Z. In Tokyo at 12:00Z (noon)
RJAA - CYVR ... Japan Airlines #18 using B787-800. Out of Tokyo at 9:20Z. In Vancouver at 19;35Z

Thanks for letting us to this. Hope this works for you.

Hugh


Great - just be sure to put "OLYMPICS2018" in your PIREP remarks. Also, no need to post flights in the forum unless you need any entered as a special crew pass. Thanks all!

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby Hugh Urquhart » 31 Jan 2018 23:20

Thanks Tom!
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby AS 2 Tom Little » 10 Mar 2018 03:15

I have issued all awards, please let me know if I missed anyone (just reply to this post). The tracking of the flights was a bit quirky due to expired crew passes so I lost some search history there.

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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics

Postby Hugh Urquhart » 11 Mar 2018 20:53

Thanks for the award Tom. Appreciate you acknowledging the event.
I enjoyed the flights, especially since us Canadians did so well in the games. Go Canada , eh!!

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