EPOCH Alaska Air : Official Airline of the Aurora Borealis
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EPOCH's Aleutian Commemorative Campaign
The year is 1943. The Japanese have feinted at Dutch Harbor, blown up some buildings and caused general mayhem, but their real strategy was to occupy the Western Aleutians, depriving the US & Canada of control over the North Pacific.
This scenery, along with the writeups in the Forums ( "*NightFlight..." - those three with an asterick), is placed to allow you, the "friendly US/Canada forces" to fly in support of the bombing missions to Kiska and Attu, where we eventually landed at the former and after heavy fighting retook the island, and the latter where we arrived to find the enemy had fled.
The general "mission" is to depart PADU, Dutch Harbour on Amaknak Island in Unalaska and fly to Atka. After re-fueling and resting, the next hop should take you into Adak, where you will confer with the military brass and be assigned a strike or fighter patrol / combat air patrol. You then depart for Amchitka where you take on fuel once again and prepare for the final push.
From Amchitka, you strike at the Japanese forces on Kiska, returning to base (Amchitka) for fuel/munitions when needed. Once Kiska has fallen to our forces, and you have supported the landing on the beachhead, you then progress to Shemya. From there, as your staging base, you fly in support of the landings at Attu, bombing the enemy airstrip and forces, planes on ground etc. as well as any that are airborne ast the time. Ultimately, the majority of the force has already left, so you are nearly unchallenged in this. Return to Shemya for re-supply when/if necessary.
When the mission is complete, hop your way back to Dutch Harbor. It is noteworthy that Ogliuga is available as an emergency field if needed due to weather or mechanical issues enroute. There is no fuel there.
Custom Commemorative Scenery is available in Downloads. Click on the Pic to go to the writeup!
One Shot One Opportunity One 'Best-In-Class' Prize
A fun week of flying the Valdez Fly-In & AirShow coupled with an absolutely insane STOL contest that perhaps only a small handful of the most skilled with the very best STOL aircraft can even attempt.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Golden Trail Map Award (for Best Dispatching): gofigure RW Teacher simulating a RW TeacherOnTheTrail Award: rick.hudd
End Of The Race
Today concludes the 2016 EPOCH Iditarod Adventure. 03-20-16
The last of the Dispatches are being done today and all EPOCH Pilots involvement will be tallied over the following days.
So, the Winner of the RealWorld Iditarod: Dallas Seavey
The Winner of the Red Lantern award: Mary Helwig
Best Event Support: EPOCH Alaska Air
Hurry and get your Dispatches flown if you want to grab the last few dollars in the budget. It looks like tomorrow, Sunday March 20th, will be the Red Lantern day, thus ending our Dispatches by day's end and concluding the
2016 EPOCH Alaska Air Iditarod Adventure
EPOCHContinuestoServe The Dispatches Continue
Dallas Seavey - WINNER!
EPOCH Alaska Air's 4th Annual
See the EPA Portal Above
Watch for the Post & Special Download (for RSVP's Only)
In Downloads Now!
as in - DONE
Introducing the 2015, 4th Annual EPOCH Alaska Air Vacation
This subversion was initially raised to add all other exclusion zones to the build to mask any other Custom Scenery (like OSM_North America and 25,000 Airports) assets that conflict with our scenery. During this process, 2 new members requested Lots, so this version includes their facilities as well.
A partial road was laid in at the Resort which, if connected to the Alcan Highway (just west of the river), would bring tourists into the Resort by buses and autos.
A few more minor tweaks to reduce framerate load.
In Downloads Now
In Downloads NOW
Here it is, EPOCH Pilots.
Our 2nd Historic Picnic Flight is ready for you, just in time for a weekend of fun flying.
See Downloads for the link.
This one's for you bminton!
Do You Need A Beaver Creek AirPark Home? Are you interested in what new things we've all done at Beaver Creek?
Stay Tuned! Coming Real Soon!
Online or Offline, be ready for your EPOCH Weekend with this fun scenery package, found in the Downloads.
JetJerry has a tamer run for you bushpilots this week, but that doesn't mean it's not immersive. He and ottopilot9 put together the V10 package while Alaskadad and ottopilot9 did it for V9.7 users - A trip from our biggest hub down to a lovely version of Port Alsworth, with some good ol' mountain flying thrown in to keep everyone sharp!
Extreme Range Deluxe Tour | Over The Frozen Border Tour
See the Forum for the details (under EPOCH Tours - Top of Page)
NOTE: Ultimate Glacier Pilot scenery is not absolutely required for these Tours, but if not used the actual strips at PASW, CFQ5, UX31 and UX14 willnotbeavailableandyoumustmerelylandclosetotheareaseenonthedetailmaps.
EPOCH Scheduled Service Is Now LIVE
Start at the EPOCH Scheduled Service Page under "Forums" - Top NavBar
It's no mystery that the weather has been weird this year. Denali (Mt. McKinley) is no different, except that this weekend will see dozens of climbers going for the summit.
Which might not be such a good idea!
Join us on TeamSpeak anytime through Saturday and Sunday for a rescue adventure never experienced before in our favourite simulator. Instructions available for download in the TeamSpeak channel storage area on Friday night around 2300 Eastern. If you can't make it this weekend, then the instructions will be linked to HERE ON MONDAY. TeamSpeak signup by clicking on the picture in the post below and following the links thereafter.
Participating Pilots: Please post your intentions (Date/Time) in the Online Thread in the Forum so others can see, especially new TeamSpeak Users, and know they can get a bit of assistance in downloading the file etc.
Note:This Adventure makes use of the Ultimate Glacier Pilot payware scenery package. If you do not have this package, and have been a regular participating member of EPOCH in our Forum, then please PM me if you need financial assistance in getting it. Cheers, bc
Pilots, please be sure to head over to Bethel at your leisure today, to be ready for the Hamburger Flight to PARS Russian Mission tomorrow. Flying time for the burger flight, to and from Bethel (not counting time on the ground) is under 2 hours. Please use your Personal Aircraft or borrow a different one as needed. Check aircraft availability at Bethel HERE.
$100 Burger Flight
EPIC, the pilots club shown in the picture to the left, is sponsoring our very first fly-in event for a scenic tour and burger lunch, dinner, or snack. ThesearealwaysadvertisedintheCalendar,socheckoften.
Throughout the week, the staff at EPOCH will be building views into our Pilot's Financial Holdings, some of which date back well over a year. Fun times for sure, especially as an opportunity to spend some of it will occur later this week.
So take a few days, grab a checkride in that aircraft you've been waiting to fly, grab a new plane (maybe with our awesome discount at X-Hangar) or maybe just practice some circuits against your favourite aircraft's POH.
The Final Day
2014 EPOCH Alaska Air's Valdez Fly-in & Airshow.
So why not do a couple rounds of the showgrounds just for exhibition or a nice tour around the Sound. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, just east of the airfield, with a sharp turn to the north, brings you onto the Valdez Glacier. There are some mighty fine (and some mighty challenging) spots to land a ski-equippedbushplane,justforthepractice.
All AWARDS here will be announced by 1600AKDTToday. Thescreenshotawardatthe.Orghappenstomorrownightbefore2000AKDT.
We hope you have enjoyed the show.
We're on the last 3-Day iteration of the Fly-In & Airshow. So don't be shy... jump right in for fun and prizes.
How about an AirShow sequence to whet your appetite?
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