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As current Air Rally Team World Champions, we shouldn't let this opportunity pass, eh?!? Rob, Kieran and myself would welcome any of you that would like to join us in Andrew's latest rally - the Great Air Rally of South America 2011. The rally starts early next month and includes 10 stages in the hilly uplands of Colombia. In the past we've used twin props: the venerable DC-3 for GAAR 2010 and the Shorts 330 for Mutley's Easter Bunny event. It's likely that we'll use a similar twin for GARSA, but if you've different ideas, then shoot!

Please reply to this post to show your interest or ask any questions about the Team Mutley activities. Thanks! :thum:

Ciao - Dai. :cool:

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Hi Dai,

This sounds great and I have some South American scenery also but I am bogged down with my Granddaughters Dolls Hoose at the moment and I am also away on Saturday 27th for a weeks holiday with Mags, and grand kids. Bude here we come.

It should be quite a good rally and I hope there will be plenty of takers.

Good luck and I will be popping back to catch the screen shots.

Cheers and regards

Brian :001_th_smiles89:

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Hi Gang!

We have currently have 3 pilots for Team Mutley's entry for GARSA 2011 - Kieran, Rob and me. We'd like at least 2 more, so why not take the plunge? If you've not taken part in one of Andrew's Rallies before, now's your chance - we can give you plenty of advice!

Here's a basic list of the 10 Flights for GARSA 2011 (more details here):

Leg   From/To                              nm     Submit by    Pilot

1     Bogota SKBO to Ocana SKOC            226    03 Sep 11    Dai (provisional)
2     Ocana SKOC to Malaga SKLA            103    05 Sep 11 
3     MalagaSKLA to Yaguarito SK53         190    08 Sep 11 
4     Yaguarito SK53 to Pitalito SKPI      208    11 Sep 11 
5     Pitalito SKPI to Ipiales SKIP        115    13 Sep 11 
6     Ipiales SKIP to Cali SKCL            179    16 Sep 11 
7     Cali SKCL to Medellin SKMD           168    18 Sep 11 
8     Medellin SKMD to Necocli SKNC        152    20 Sep 11 
9     Necocli SKNC to Santa Marta SKSM     220    23 Sep 11 
10    Santa Marta SKSM to Cartagena SKCG   86     25 Sep 11 

If no-one minds, I'll bag Leg 1. Please select first and second choice Legs and I'll sort out the roster accordingly.

Lastly, we need to confirm the aircraft. Kieran likes the DH104 Dove (I've tried the Britsim freeware model and it's fine). Maybe you'd prefer another twin - please put up your ideas so we can get on with the Test Flights, which each Team member must fly in order to get the Team average.

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Thanks, Kieran - here's the updated roster:

Leg   From/To                              nm     Submit by    Pilot

1     Bogota SKBO to Ocana SKOC            226    03 Sep 11    Dai (provisional)
2     Ocana SKOC to Malaga SKLA            103    05 Sep 11 
3     MalagaSKLA to Yaguarito SK53         190    08 Sep 11 
4     Yaguarito SK53 to Pitalito SKPI      208    11 Sep 11 
5     Pitalito SKPI to Ipiales SKIP        115    13 Sep 11 
6     Ipiales SKIP to Cali SKCL            179    16 Sep 11    Kieran
7     Cali SKCL to Medellin SKMD           168    18 Sep 11 
8     Medellin SKMD to Necocli SKNC        152    20 Sep 11 
9     Necocli SKNC to Santa Marta SKSM     220    23 Sep 11 
10    Santa Marta SKSM to Cartagena SKCG   86     25 Sep 11    Kieran (provisional)

Still plenty of choice, Chaps! :thum:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Thanks, John - no worries, especially as you're doing the whole ...

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Thanks, Joe - have pencilled you in as per...

Leg   From/To                              nm     Submit by    Pilot

1     Bogota SKBO to Ocana SKOC            226    03 Sep 11    Dai (provisional)
2     Ocana SKOC to Malaga SKLA            103    05 Sep 11 
3     Malaga SKLA to Yaguarito SK53        190    08 Sep 11 
4     Yaguarito SK53 to Pitalito SKPI      208    11 Sep 11 
5     Pitalito SKPI to Ipiales SKIP        115    13 Sep 11 
6     Ipiales SKIP to Cali SKCL            179    16 Sep 11    Kieran 
7     Cali SKCL to Medellin SKMD           168    18 Sep 11 
8     Medellin SKMD to Necocli SKNC        152    20 Sep 11 
9     Necocli SKNC to Santa Marta SKSM     220    23 Sep 11    Joe (pencilled in)
10    Santa Marta SKSM to Cartagena SKCG   86     25 Sep 11    Kieran (provisional)

Rob - you've yet to choose your Legs! :whis:

Guess we'll go with the Dove, eh Lads?!?

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Test Flight in Dove completed:

KIAS - 100 approx; tail wind 22 knots (Mag 273); Time = 32.33 min.

Bit faster than you, Kieran, but close enough, eh? Average Test Flight Time thus = 33.97 min.

As Rob hasn't got round to sending in his time, which should be similar (!), I'll enter 33.97 as Team Mutley's time. Hope that's O.K. :whis:

Also, I've updated the TM Roster to show some of the early Legs that the three of us will share - provisionally, anyway...

Leg   From/To                              nm     Submit by    Pilot

1     Bogota SKBO to Ocana SKOC            226    03 Sep 11    Dai 
2     Ocana SKOC to Malaga SKLA            103    05 Sep 11    Dai (provisional)
3     Malaga SKLA to Yaguarito SK53        190    08 Sep 11    Kieran (provisional)
4     Yaguarito SK53 to Pitalito SKPI      208    11 Sep 11    Rob (provisional)
5     Pitalito SKPI to Ipiales SKIP        115    13 Sep 11    Dai (provisional)
6     Ipiales SKIP to Cali SKCL            179    16 Sep 11    Kieran 
7     Cali SKCL to Medellin SKMD           168    18 Sep 11 
8     Medellin SKMD to Necocli SKNC        152    20 Sep 11 
9     Necocli SKNC to Santa Marta SKSM     220    23 Sep 11    Joe (pencilled in)
10    Santa Marta SKSM to Cartagena SKCG   86     25 Sep 11    Kieran (provisional)

We can amend this roster when Rob surfaces - thanks. :thum:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Wait until you see the approach into that first destination... It looks to me like it's going to need a descent into the valley to the NE and then come up that to the airport at about a 30 degree angle to the runway. Put any thoughts of a downwind, base and final right out of your mind. I haven't flown it yet but have done some scouting.

John

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There's not much to SKNC. I think that's the shortest runway of all the rally airports, but at least it's not way up in the mountains. Santa Marta looks a lot more civilized.

Several of these airports were not much more than a strip, with no published radio frequencies, no lights, no MS fuel pump, no navaids. Must be a great place to live. I suspect that a lot of un-declared US-bound "cargo" goes out of some of them.

John

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It's fine by me Rob, we can do with the support.

I am not getting on that well with the Dove, I never realised I would miss the VC so much :sorry: My throttle quadrant has proved to be the saviour.

I have made my flight once, just a practice, as I reckon the time was way out, I must have had a tail wind.

Joe

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Here's a preview of the Team Mutley repaint for the DH104 Dove:

GARSA_01_TM_At_SKOC.jpg

If you like it, I'll upload it to the Hangar Download section.

John, tried your suggested approach to SKOC - fairly scarey, but do-able...

GARSA_01_TM_Turn_Onto_Final_SKOC.jpg

Rob, many thanks - have put you in for those 'empty' Legs:

Leg   From/To                              nm     Submit by    Pilot

1     Bogota SKBO to Ocana SKOC            226    03 Sep 11    Dai 
2     Ocana SKOC to Malaga SKLA            103    05 Sep 11    Dai 
3     Malaga SKLA to Yaguarito SK53        190    08 Sep 11    Kieran 
4     Yaguarito SK53 to Pitalito SKPI      208    11 Sep 11    Rob 
5     Pitalito SKPI to Ipiales SKIP        115    13 Sep 11    Dai 
6     Ipiales SKIP to Cali SKCL            179    16 Sep 11    Kieran 
7     Cali SKCL to Medellin SKMD           168    18 Sep 11    Rob
8     Medellin SKMD to Necocli SKNC        152    20 Sep 11    Rob
9     Necocli SKNC to Santa Marta SKSM     220    23 Sep 11    Joe (pencilled in)
10    Santa Marta SKSM to Cartagena SKCG   86     25 Sep 11    Kieran 

That's all the Legs spoken for - Thanks, Lads.

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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It's fine by me Rob, we can do with the support.

I am not getting on that well with the Dove, I never realised I would miss the VC so much :sorry: My throttle quadrant has proved to be the saviour.

I have made my flight once, just a practice, as I reckon the time was way out, I must have had a tail wind.

Joe

Keep at it, Joe - she can be tamed! BTW, you should get a 27 knot tail wind on the Test Flight if you're at 13500 ft. :whis:

Team Mutley Registration has been accepted by Andrew - had trouble with email addresses.

Ciao - Dai. :cool:

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