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Peter Grey
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The Flight Planning Challenge Results

Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:39 pm

Hey guys, sorry about the delays (computer issues), but I have the final results for the challenge.

5 people started, 4 finished, and I was able to compile results for 3 of the 4.

So here are the results.

<120 knot category.

2 Entries, of which data could be gathered from 1

So the winner in both categories is Wayne in N129P arriving on 9/3 at 0006Z and spending 491.88 dollars.

120-180 knot category

3 Entries in this category, of which 2 finished.

Winning this category in both areas was SX in N123SX arriving on 9/2 at 1536Z and spending 375.26 dollars.

Thanks to everyone who participated, hopefully you all had fun with it.

Im working on some google earth compiling of the route data so everyone can see who took what routes.
Peter Grey
Instructor - ZLA
N31ER
"Nice Landing, Contact ground point 5"

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Peter Grey
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Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:46 pm

And here is the google earth data.

http://www.box.net/shared/gq8nucihqy

Ive included the 3 tracks of those who finished with complete data, and the route I took when doing this IRL.

The colors work out as follows:

Blue: Myself in N31ER
Yellow: Wayne in N129P
Red: Shawn in N123SX
Green: Ed in N1EDT

Ryan, I got your data but I didnt get any of the timing/fuel data for the second leg.
Peter Grey
Instructor - ZLA
N31ER
"Nice Landing, Contact ground point 5"

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Wayne Conrad
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Location: Phoenix, Aridzona

Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:43 am

Peter, thanks for the bang-up job on this contest. You made me file enough paperwork to almost feel like a real pilot, tell you what!

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Ryan Tashma
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Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:06 am

Peter,

I didn't get to fly the final leg as RW (closing on my house and moving) got in the way.

Nonetheless, even only finishing two-thirds of it was a wicked good time. I discovered that when you fly your plan in real-time, ethereal flight times and distances in a spreadsheet or scribbled on a pad take on a whole new meaning. It was an excellent challenge of flight planning ability and flying skill.

Thanks.
Ryan "RT" Tashma
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