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Closing on Skeds

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM

This, my friends, is going to be a "post-crazy" week I think!

First of all, the Economy numbers are finished except for a few odds and ends for the Pilots who posted in the Online thread. We'll get those data sheets into the "Economy Page" in the next 2 days. As well, those pilots who participate in the Economy model shall see the chosen work and primary locations tied into the Economy spreadsheet.

Then of course it looks like the Big Draw for the winner of the screenshot contest in the last Online Adventure is going to happen Wednesday when I get a chance to sit down with John, the Judge. That will net the winner a 3 Pack of the aircraft of their choice, drawn from a sales floor of over 50, at X-Hangar.

The EPOCH Alaska Air Schedules Database is complete. This represents the first 100 scheduled routes/legs and consists of 48 Flights covering all of our Main Schedules. This database does not yet include the feeder routes into the various Hubs of EPOCH. That will come in the fall. For the remainder of the summer and early fall however, I imagine that over 11,300 nautical miles of scheduled travel routes ought to keep the Pilots of EPOCH Alaska Air busy :) .

So, still left to do. Format the database into nice looking and easily-readable snapshots for the Sked Page (coming in a couple days), include a downloadable .pdf file, open the Flight Planning & Reporting Form Page (already built), open the Passenger, Baggage/Gear & Cargo Generator page (already built), display the Economy Payscale and write a step-by-step guide to flying the skeds.

Then of course there is the all-new Aircraft Locator & Condition database. This has each aircraft's location across the state along with the 'condition' of the aircraft (as far as TBO vs. Hours), a trip counter and a Fail Number that is to be used by the pilots in their Flight Planning (and in-sim). A special thanks to gofigure who compiled the location data into Hubs and Locales.

Looking real good for a full release either Wednesday or Thursday night. Thursday is sort of a deadline for me, as I will be out in the bush of North Ontario (in a dHC-2 Beaver no less) in a remote camp for 3 days of downtime, returning Sunday evening. So if I don't get the skeds out before then, it would be Sunday or Monday evening, but I am dedicated to pushing this forward so our Pilots don't spend too much time laying around and drinking all of the root beer :D



Categories: Press Releases, EPOCH's Virtual World, EPOCH Destinations

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