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Holiday Express - Paradise Island
Seychelles Intl., Mahé (FSIA), Seychelles &
Ibrahim Nasir Intl., Malé (VRMM), Maldives
Holiday season is coming again and a lot of tourists will visit the paradise island idylls in the Indian Ocean. But why not flying from one paradise to another? There are two amazing archipelagic states with each having over hundred of islands: It's different. It's beautiful. And it has amazing approaches for virtual pilots!
VATSIM Central Africa (VATCAF) and VATSIM West Asia (VATWA) proudly present a fully staffed ATC bridge between the Seychelles in eastern Africa and the Maldives in western Asia. Get your medium or long haul aircrafts out and fly between the Seychelles International Airport, Mahé (FSIA) and the Ibrahim Nasir Intl., Malé, Maldives (VRMM).
As the flights are routed over the ocean, far away from the continents, you can expect Non-Radar ATC. You will also experience procedural control via position reports in Oceanic Airspace and an unforgettable approach into Mahé or Malé. The flight time will take about 2 hours depending on your aircraft type. Or you take your light GA plane out and do some sightseeing above the fascinating islands archipelagic for example to Praslin Airport (FSPP), Seychelles or to Gan Island (VRMG), Maldives.
Join the holiday express and enjoy an unforgettable flight!
Tower: "KLM 242 expect start up in two hours."
Pilot: "Please confirm: two hours delay?"
Pilot: "In that case, cancel the good morning!"
MLE APPROACH: "ALK114, would you mind switching to 118.1? We'd like to check that frequency."
ALK114: "MLE Approach, ALK114, frequency change approved as requested. Switch to my frequency 118.1."
A decade ago or so I was in the back seat of a motor-glider being flown to a local airport for some repair work on a noisy muffler.
Control: You're unreadable, say again.
Us: I've turned off the engine, is that better?
Control: L..o..n..g pause
Unknown Aircraft: "I'm f...ing bored!".
ATC: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!!"
Unknown Aircraft: "I said I was bored, not stupid!"
Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"
A380 pilot: "Do you know it costs us two thousand dollars to make a 360 in this airplane?"
Controller: "Roger, give me four thousand dollars worth."
Pilot: "Approach, AIC202, with you at 12,000' and 40 DME."
Approach: "AIC202, cross 30 DME at and maintain 8000'."
Pilot: "Approach, 202's unable that descent rate."
Approach: "What's the matter 202? Don't you have speed brakes?"
Pilot: "Yup. But they're for my mistakes. Not yours."
Tower: "...and for your information, you were slightly to the left of the centreline on that approach."
Speedbird: "That's correct; and, my First Officer was slightly to the right"
Pilot: "Approach, QTR303 with at 8000' for vectors ILS.
Approach: "Unable QTR303. The ILS is out of service."
Pilot: "We'll take the VOR then."
Approach: "Sir, the VOR's in alarm right now. Standby."
Pilot: "OK, guess it'll have to be the ADF then."
Approach: "303, unable the ADF right now for traffic saturation."
Pilot: "OK, approach. State my intentions."
BB: "BB123, Request 8300 feet."
Approach: "BB123, say reason for requested altitude."
BB: "Because the last 2 times I've been at 8500, I've nearly been run over by some bozo at 8500 feet going the wrong way!"
Approach: "That's a good reason. 8300 approved."
Mahé, Seychelles (FSIA):
Praslin (FSPP): http://www.vatcaf.org/charts/FSSS/FSPP_Praslin.pdf
FS9 Scenery: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=my_seychelles_upload.zip.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
FSX (Payware) http://secure.simmarket.com/aerosoft-seychelles-x-(download).phtml
FSX (Freeware 1) http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=seychelles_for_fsx.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
FSX (Freeware 2) http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=Kai+P.+Kamjunke+%26+Alpha+India+Group+seychelles&CatID=root&Go=Search
X-Plane Scenery: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=4015
Malé, Maldives (VRMM):
Gan Island (VRMG): http://www.aviainfo.gov.mv/downloads/aip/aerodrome/ad_2_vrmg.pdf
FS9 Scenery: http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=49638&CatID=fs2004scen
FSX Scenery: http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=165058
X-Plane Scenery: http://www.vatcaf.org/scenery/VRMM_Male_Maledives_XP.zip
Gan Island (VRMG), FS2004: http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?do=search&fname=gan.zip
FSIA to VRMM: DIKSY T109 ORLOM UG465 OTKIR G465 ESKOL
FSIA to VRMG: DIKSY T110 GITOP N628 MEGOK G454 PUPOD R329 GAN
VRMM to FSIA: ESKOL G465 ORLOM T109 DIKSY
VRMG to FSIA: GAN R329 PUPOD G454 MEGOK N628 GITOP T110 DIKSY
Route Plans for Major Airports of ‘Golden Triangle’
VCBI – VRMM: SUPSA G465 DOPDO MLE
VCBI – VOMM: DABAR A465 MMV
VCBI – VOTV: KAT P570 TVM
VOTV – VCBI: TVM BIKOK KAT
VOTV – VRMM: TVM R457 MLE
VOTV – VOMM: TVM R457 MMV
VRMM – VCBI: MLE M512 KAT
VRMM – VCRI: MLE M512 ANIVE T310 MTL
VRMM – VRMG: MLE R325 GAN
VCRI – VRMM: MTL T310 ANIVE M512 MLE
VOMM – VOTV : MMV R457 TVM
VOMM – VCBI: AKMIL A465 KAT