Flying in hard IMC with 40-knot headwinds, heavy precip, and a healthy dose of turbulence pushed this pilot to the edge. Then electrical gremlins knocked out his radio, turning this challenging flight into a dangerous lost comm situation. Fortunately, cameras were running and caught it all as it unfolded…
In early April 2018 openflightmaps will once again add another territory, Finland, to the countries covered by the project. This will take the new total up to 18 countries supported by the project. With Finland the openflightmaps project reaches into the Arctic Circle, the furthest north of all of the territories supported by openflightmaps.
It is important to emphasize that each one of these 18 territories require constant and rigorous maintenance, to ensure that all of the information is always current. The rate of progress is encouraging, since so far two new territories have been added in 2018, and there are some more in the pipeline.
New PDF Export Feature
Once again, we are drawing attention to the new features available on the Website corresponding to personalized maps; even unregistered users can formulate a map to their convenience, for instance placing their local aerodrome at the center, and after setting the scale and size, can create their own personal map, which can then be downloaded, or a link can be sent to other users.
Click here to preview a video how to use this!
List of countries supported by OFM
The 18 countries now covered by the OFM are as follows:
- Czech Republic
British Women Pilot Association is hosting the Federation of European Women Pilots (FEWP) Annual get together and AGM in June. This, in the U.K’s penultimate pre-Brexit year, UK women pilots are expecting to look forward enjoying the companionship of their European counterparts now and ensuring good relations for many years to come.
FEWP are encouraging further growth in the organisation and have offered to pay the registration fee and two nights accommodation for the UK 2018 event for one person from each country that is not currently a FEWP member.
For clarity, FEWP currently have 10 member countries:
- United Kingdom
The event will be centered at Old Warden with accommodation, AGM, and Annual Dinner based at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre.
The registration fee, which was agreed at the last FEWP AGM to be £150 (instead of €150) will include the following;
- Friday 1st June:
- Registration event at Old Warden: Guests will be encouraged to fly in to Old Warden, free of charge (no landing fee or parking), arriving in time for a buffet lunch (13:00) and registration. All pilots flying in to Old Warden are responsible for making their own requests for arrival and departure slots, which will be particularly important on the Sunday due to airshow restrictions.
- Transport to Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre by 15:00 (for those that do not make the registration event at Old Warden, registration will be completed at the Executive Centre on arrival there) and several occasions on Saturday and Sunday!
Register your interest and refer your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. at your earliest convenience and we will add you to the list of (potential) participants and send you the registration form. All registrations will need to be completed by 31st March 2018.
We’re eager to wait when first Finnish female pilot will join? Anyone?
More information available here.