EVENT - Waterfalls of the World 2017

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EVENT - Waterfalls of the World 2017

Postby AS380 Mark Richards » 31 May 2017 13:07

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Introduction

It is with much pleasure that AirSource Virtual Pilot’s Union invites crew to participate in the first event for 2017 (and for a while!) – Waterfalls of the World. This event runs for three months from 01Jun17 until 30SEP17.

Crew will be presented with details of the greatest 17 ‘waterfalls of the world’, as outlined at http://www.touropia.com/greatest-waterf ... -the-world – Few geographical features exemplify the beauty and power of nature as dramatically as majestic waterfalls. The sight of tons of water spilling over the edge of a cliff or cascading over rocks never fails to impress. While the grandest falls deserve a prominent place on any bucket list, a waterfall doesn’t have to be the tallest, widest or most voluminous to make it a worthwhile travel destination. From powerful cataracts plunging over steep precipices to multi-step cascades tumbling gently into a series of pools, here are some of the world’s most amazing waterfalls.

From that list crew will complete flights to at least 15 of the 17 listed (with bonus points for completing all 17) following the rules outlined below. In addition to earning AirSource virtual dollars for each of the flights, bonus dollars will be earned, and logbook awards issued, for crew members who complete the event. These are outlined in the awards section below.

The flight route can be found at http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SBGL-SARI- ... =wls&DU=nm and includes some intermediate stops to account for the airport size for some of the longer sectors.

Rules of the Event

To make the event enjoyable and fair, there are a few rules for the event:
  1. Have fun and enjoy yourself!
  2. All dates and times are in UTC (Zulu time)
  3. The event runs from 00:01z on 01JUN17 until 23:59z on 30SEP17 and crew can commence the event at any time during this period
  4. Crew passes are available from 01JUN17 with the series identifier of WOTW2017
  5. Flight numbers are WOTW1-WOTW22 and must be flown in order
  6. Each Crew Pass can only be redeemed once and cannot be used for multiple flights
  7. All flights MUST be logged using MyAAS. Manual PIREPs will not be counted toward event completion
  8. All Crew Passes are shown as assigned to a Boeing 737 but crew can fly the route in any aircraft but it must be capable of flying the distance planned as well as being capable of landing and departing from the planned aerodromes
  9. Flights may have a technical stop at any number of aerodromes along the route but only one Crew Pass will be available so pilots will be responsible for monitoring their own ground time.

Waterfalls of the World Locations

The following waterfalls have been deemed some of the greatest in the world and these are the waterfalls that AirSource will be visiting during this event:
  1. Iguaçu Falls
  2. Victoria Falls
  3. Niagara Falls
  4. Angel Falls
  5. Kaieteur Falls
  6. Blue Nile Falls
  7. Detian Falls
  8. Gullfoss Falls
  9. Huangguoshu Falls
  10. Jog Falls
  11. Plitvice Falls
  12. Yosemite Falls
  13. Dettifoss Falls
  14. Nohkalikai Falls
  15. Tugela Falls
  16. Sutherland Falls
  17. Gocta Cataracts

Location maps for all these waterfalls can be found at http://www.touropia.com/greatest-waterf ... -the-world

Awards

The following awards will be issued to pilot logbooks.
  • Event Completion Award – Visit at least 15 waterfalls - v$30000
  • Bonus Award – Visit all 17 waterfalls – v$10000

Questions

Any questions relating to this event shall be raised in the AirSource forums

Registration

Register your participation in this event HERE

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