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EPOCH TOURS (Members)TopicsPostsLast updated
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E-tours Ready Room(members only)


The season is now open and the tourists are beginning to arrive. Epoch Alaska Air is ready for them, with all of our Tour Hubs spinning up and ready to go. We just need pilots to fly them. Here are the rules of engagement!
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over a year ago
by gofigure
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E-tour Flight Packages(members only)


This is a listing of the Tour Packages that are available from EPOCH Alaska Air. They will be expanded upon regularly as our development and marketing team builds the routes, pricing and advertising to attract tourists.
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over a year ago
by gofigure
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E-tour Dispatch CALL-OUTS(members only)


This is your *Hot Topic*. In here, constant Dispatch Call-Outs will occur, complete with the Tour Package that is being referenced and your date/time flight window to get the flight done.
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over a year ago
by MarvH

"Rust Remover" Training Sessions - ONLINE : April 2014TopicsPostsLast updated
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Intro to Rust Removers


Here's where to go to find out all about our EPOCH Alaska Air Rust Remover Training Courses. You can sign up here as well.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Rust Remover Service Needs


Team Speak access, chat opportunities, issue discussions and more are found here.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Rust Remover Courseware


Here is where the courses are laid out and access to the materials needed can be had.
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over a year ago
by jetjerry

Welcome, Help and Forum RulesTopicsPostsLast updated
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Rulebook


This is a Work In Progress. Basically, we're going to only add more rules if they're necessary, hoping that common courtesy and sense may prevail. We'll start with some simple ones.
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over a year ago
by Bullhide Niner
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EPOCH FBO - Tech Help (X-Plane 9 & 10 Simulator)(members only)


Are you having a problem with your aircraft, scenery, custom plugins, development or even computer issues with X-Plane? C'mon in and lets see if we can all help out.
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2 months ago
by sticky
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Road Map Forward(members only)


Where do we go from here?
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5 months ago
by RocLobster
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General Discussion(members only)


Open for chats about bush flying, X-Plane and other general discussions. Please... no tech help or specifics - other areas for that!
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8 hours ago
by bc
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Screenshots(members only)


Compelling screenies of a bush flight you just made or some awesome scenery you just flew by. PLEASE SEE THE RULEBOOK!
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4 weeks ago
by bc
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Special Events


This is where special things that are going on at EPOCH will be posted.
9255
over a year ago
by Katsai
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Partners of uX-Pa / EPOCH(members only)


This is where we celebrate any special partnerships or collaborations with other developers / Virtual Airlines / Stores etc. All in order to enhance your experience here at EPOCH Alaska Air.
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3 months ago
by sticky

EPOCH Alaska Air F L I G H TTopicsPostsLast updated
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ONLINE(members only)


Reserved for online joint flights. Announcements, Discussions and Help.
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7 hours ago
by bc
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OFFLINE(members only)


Reserved for offline (Flight Follow) joint flights. Announcements, Realtime checkin thread for a flight, Discussions and Help.
22855
10 months ago
by CptTroll
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Scheduled Flight Services(members only)


Topics for those who are flying sked service for EPOCH.
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over a year ago
by opcow
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EPOCH Passage Aviation(members only)


We have purchased a Part 135 small carrier to extend our business and break into a new area. It has been sitting dormant, on the books only, for quite a while and we have renamed it from QCA Holding.
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3 months ago
by magger01

EPOCH Alaska AirTopicsPostsLast updated
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Ask our Chief Pilot


Have questions about flying bush? How about asking a retired RW bush pilot who is a fine member of uX-Pa?
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11 months ago
by Alaskadad
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Ask our Helicopter Specialist


Our on-staff chopper guy, gofigure, is standing by, ready to aid you in transitioning to helicopters, learning more about flying them and providing information specific to this type of craft. C'mon in and talk shop.
744
over a year ago
by bc
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The Aircraft of EPOCH Alaska Air


Here's the chance, bush pilots and coast dogs. What aircraft should we include in the VA? What aircraft are your preferences? We'll collect ideas for a bit and then refine the 'best of' into route and adventure picks.
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2 months ago
by sticky
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EPOCH Aircraft Locator Links(members only)


Links only, separated by aircraft manufacturer, designation or name and sub heading if required. No commentary here please. New topics titles only by info above.
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2 days ago
by ottopilot9
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The Pilots of EPOCH Alaska Air(members only)


This is our ever-expanding list of bush pilot members. To get on the list, post in the appropriate thread please.
5348
9 months ago
by bc
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The Rules of EPOCH Alaska Air(members only)


Covers a basic ruleset required for Flight Operations at EPOCH and includes aircraft use, reporting requirements, crew requirements, flight operations and replacing the root beer that you drink, among other sundry items.
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over a year ago
by MarvH
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Economy of EPOCH(members only)


This is a temporary container for the Economy Model information for EPOCH Pilots as the software gets refined, our migration to a new Forum occurs and the full VA portal is opened.
689
over a year ago
by MarvH
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EPOCH Sales(members only)


You have money! eBucks! How about spending some now. Here is where purchase opportunities will be posted on an ongoing basis. Updated Regularly.
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over a year ago
by MarvH
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Adventure Scenery Opportunity Submissions(members only)


This is where the bush pilots who registered to seek out Adventure Locations for the new VA will post their submissions.
843
over a year ago
by bc
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Scenery Skins(members only)


This is where you will find reference to the various "skins" used in EPOCH's Area of Operation to overlay adventure and jobbing scenery.
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over a year ago
by BeachAV8R

PROP WASH: The Real DealTopicsPostsLast updated
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Introduction and Requests


This section is dedicated to providing Articles and Tutorials for the Bush Sim Pilot. Our Chief Pilot, JetJerry, will be hosting this and writing timely and pertinent articles drawn from his RW experience. Please feel free to participate with yours!
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4 months ago
by bc
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Real Flights : Real Training(members only)


Did you just go on an amazing real-world flight and would like to share the experience with us? Or are you training for a real license, certificate or endorsement? Any captivation real world flight experiences that we might enjoy? Here's where to do it :)
6441
7 months ago
by gofigure

Bush Resource Must Have'sTopicsPostsLast updated
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Plugins & Utilities


Do you know of a Utility or Plugin that would make our bush flying experience even better? Share here please!
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2 months ago
by bc
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Articles & Documents (includes the famous Alaskan Lingo thread)


Please keep these as specific to bush as possible. Extra nods for relationship to Alaska, Yukon & NWT!
44940
over a year ago
by opcow
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Bush Craft & Helicopter Mods(members only)


This category is strictly for posting modification tutorials and notes to assist others in modding an aircraft to better suit needs or desires. Please respect copyrights and EULAs.
426
over a year ago
by bc
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Reviews


Review your favourite aircraft, scenery, adventure, mission or what have you.
10138
over a year ago
by MarvH

EPOCH Alaska Air HUBS and Contract FlyingTopicsPostsLast updated
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CYXQ Beaver Creek HUB(members only)


This topic has all relevant build and update info for CYXQ as well as legacy details from the original Build Job.
21670
11 months ago
by RocLobster
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PAMR Merrill Field, Anchorage(members only)


All build, mod and hub-specific activities are contained within.
5227
over a year ago
by tlbt
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Non-Hub EPOCH Builds(members only)


We do need some hub-type builds of custom scenery that are not technically 'hubs' but rather specialized facilities for inclusion in skeds and so forth.
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over a year ago
by tlbt
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Winter Preparedness Contract(members only)


A number of boroughs around Alaska have decided to supply the populace with a 100 lb. sack of winter survival products as a part of their duty to their citizens. EPOCH Alaska Air has been contracted to haul them.
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over a year ago
by bc
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CYXQ Beaver Creek Construction Air Taxi Scheds(members only)


This temporary scheduled service, from CYXY to CYXQ and back will be operational only until November 10th, 2013. This function is available to all, but only the 12 Staff pilots working at Beaver Creek will have the formal route.
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over a year ago
by Zymurg
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EAA Final Development Stage (Phase One)(members only)


Everything about the Virtual Air Service's Operations can be found within this Category. This topic is accessible only to members by the developers of the EPOCH Alaska Air Virtual Air Service, and is here for progress tracking and discussion.
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over a year ago
by bc

EPOCH's 2017 (Fairbanks) IditarodTopicsPostsLast updated
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Iditarod Briefing & Resources


Welcome to the 2017 Alaska Iditarod, and EPOCH's participation as an add-on flight service to augment the already wonderful IAF (Iditarod Air Force)!
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5 months ago
by gofigure
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Iditarod Dispatch Tent


Here's where all of the Dispatches and Reports are filed and stored
8345
4 months ago
by RocLobster

EPOCH's 2016 Iditarod AdventureTopicsPostsLast updated
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Iditarod Briefing & Resources


Welcome to the 2016 Alaska Iditarod, and EPOCH's participation as an add-on flight service to augment the already wonderful IAF (Iditarod Air Force)!
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over a year ago
by bc
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Iditarod Dispatch Tent


Here's where all of the Dispatches and Reports are filed and stored.
7431
over a year ago
by bc

EPOCH's 2015 Iditarod in RealTimeTopicsPostsLast updated
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Briefing : 2015 Iditarod


Information that you might consider before the event and things to do to prepare. Discussions open.
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over a year ago
by Finn
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Iditarod DLC Resources


Links within to the flight planning documentation, maps, scenery files and a handy primer of Iditarod terms from a pilot's perspective.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Screenshots : 2015 Iditarod


Please use this category to add your individual or group screenshots from any part of the Iditarod. You may start a new post when desired.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Iditarod Pilot's Lounge


Welcome pilots. This is where to go to CHAT about your flights, share your SCREENSHOTS and report/get help on any ISSUES
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over a year ago
by bc
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Iditarod Real-Time DISPATCH


This is the one to watch. It is within this category that you will find dispatches from staff for all of the various flight duties required in support of the race. NOTE: Dispatches will be served in near-real-time.
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over a year ago
by gofigure

EPOCH Alaska Air ADVENTURES (Open)TopicsPostsLast updated
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2016 Vacation - Burning Man


This year we'll be having a bit of fun at the Black Rock City Airport (see 88NV in Downloads) and the Burning Man Festival.
9102
8 months ago
by bc
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2016 Valdez STOL Comp


While having fun using the Valdez Fly-In scenery from 2015, why not participate in a brand new STOL Xtreme Contest?
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over a year ago
by bc
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2015 Vacation : EPOCH Master Pilot Rally


There is a lot more to flying (even simulation) than yanking and banking your craft in successful maneuvers. Planning, understanding performance, executing a well-rehearsed flight and dealing with unforeseen issues like weather changes are all a part of t
4246
over a year ago
by nicotum
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2015 Valdez Fly-In, Airshow & Car Show


Welcome to this year's Valdez show. Lots to do and open to all. Enjoy the program!
13180
over a year ago
by bc
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2014 PNG EPOCH Vacation


This topic covers all aspects of the 2014 EPOCH Vacation Adventure to Papua New Guinea.
4550
over a year ago
by Toby Rice
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$100 Hamburger Flights


EPOCH pilots (and guests) through the Epoch Pilots Inukshuk Club are sponsoring an ongoing series of fly-ins, complete with the event in scenery via an Epoch Skin.
5121
over a year ago
by Bullhide Niner
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EPOCH Emergency - California In Flames


This is an Emergency Adventure that will see EPOCH Pilots assisting the California effort to fight some of the many start up fires underway, especially in the Sierra Nevadas. Custom Scenery included. eBucks Inside.
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over a year ago
by bc
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2014 Valdez/EPOCH Airshow & Fly-In


This will be our inaugral year to bring EPOCH Pilots and Friends of EPOCH Alaska Air together at Valdez, Alaska for a fun 3 days of competition, contests and AirShow performances. Open to all X-Planers.
20172
over a year ago
by bc
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New Zealand Vacation Adventure


Millions of pounds of cargo hauled, a complete new hub built, hundreds of people moved around Alaska... well, it's time for our Pilots to have a Vacation! All , even non-members, are welcome (they pay their own way though)
8248
over a year ago
by bc
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EPOCH's Ultimate Survival Alaska Adventure 2


COMING DECEMBER 22, 2013. Once again, EPOCH Alaska Air is off on contract for the National Geographic to provide flight services for their television adventurers and camera crew. Watch for it here.
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over a year ago
by gofigure
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EPOCH's Ultimate Survival Alaska Adventure 1


Coming to a simulation near you - HERE NOW!
Based on the National Geographic Society's television series by the same name, our Intrepid Adventure Guy, Zymurg, is going to immerse us like never before. WATCH FOR IT HERE.
13702
over a year ago
by bc
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Bush 'Trick' Taxiing Contest


Do you have what it takes? Really? Here's a contest for uX-Pa members only with a great prize. Contest ends 2359 July 4, 2013 EDT
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over a year ago
by bc
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HAWAIIAN VACATION ADVENTURE


Time to go on Vacation SimPilots. There will be a new thread for each of the seven adventures to post into - comments are our lifeblood!
9264
over a year ago
by liuxin
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Introducing... The Iditarod 2013


Join our first Adventure Architect, Zymurg, for his amazing development and management of the first of many Alaskan Adventures as he brings us... The Iditarod 2013! Open to Members and the General Public
17286
over a year ago
by ottopilot9
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Iditarod WINNERS


Here are the winners of the 2013 EPOCH Iditarod Challenge. See the VA Blog for more details.
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over a year ago
by bc
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One-Off MISSIONS


Here's where occasional missions will appear and are usually associated with custom scenery packages (EPOCH or otherwise).
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over a year ago
by bminton
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Yukon Gold at Beaver Creek Golf


This is a 4D adventure for EPOCH Flight simmers, requiring the Golf Simulation Software "The Golf Club" from hb Studios through Steam. Available only for PC, XBox One and PS4 at present. A TeamSpeak channel is available for online play through EPOCH.
780
over a year ago
by bc

EPOCH's 2014 Iditarod in RealTimeTopicsPostsLast updated
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Pre-Iditarod CHAT & Sundry


Please feel free to chat or discuss any thoughts or questions you have about the upcoming EPOCH Adventure. Note that this topic will be closed once the Iditarod begins - another is available for chats at that time.
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over a year ago
by Dirob
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Briefing : 2014 Iditarod


It's Iditarod time in Alaska, and EPOCH Alaska Air is ready to do our part in supplying the Iditarod Trail, dogs and mushers, with all they need. A simulation of the Iditarod Air Force, done in Real Time. Here's what you need to know to fly with us.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Iditarod DLC Resources


Links within to the flight planning documentation, maps, scenery files and a handy primer of Iditarod terms from a pilot's perspective.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Iditarod Pilot's Lounge


Welcome pilots. This is where to go to CHAT about your flights, share your SCREENSHOTS and report/get help on any ISSUES.
12222
over a year ago
by bc
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Iditarod Real-Time DISPATCH


This is the one to watch. It is within this category that you will find dispatches from staff for all of the various flight duties required in support of the race. NOTE: Dispatches will be served in near-real-time and will have an Expiry Date/Time as well
4219
over a year ago
by gofigure

F.A.R.M. "I Like to Move It, Move It" - Members OnlyTopicsPostsLast updated
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FARM: Briefings(members only)


In here you will find the mission briefs, including how to do The Job, how to get paid, report issues area as well as Breaking News.
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over a year ago
by bc
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FARM: Reports(members only)


This is where you will book a Ferry Flight and also supply your PIREPS to get paid.
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over a year ago
by bc
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FARM: Company Freq (Chat)(members only)


Let's hear all about it over the company frequency. Or at the hangar if you're on rest. Or how about a call on your phone when you want to share. Welcome to the great Chat line :)
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over a year ago
by bc
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FARM - Screenshots(members only)


This is where those lovely pictures of your Ferry Flights go.
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over a year ago
by bc
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Other Ferry & ReLocates(members only)


Over time there will be new craft added or old craft sold that need to be ferried somewhere else. This is where that action occurs.
10526
over a year ago
by bc