The Australian Division welcomes you to the Australia Division Search And Rescue Tour 2014.
In this tour you will be presented with a number of scenarios that will test your navigational skills and your ability to search the ground whilst maintain flight.
You will need to intercept and/or follow very specific navigational references to locate and identify specific objects along the way.
Can't read or understand your basic navigation instruments? Now would be a good time to start learning the basics (as a minimum) because you will absolutely need them.
Your aircraft must be equipped with the following;
2 x VOR's - VHF Omni Directional Range
1 x Dual DME (Nav 1 and Nav 2) - Distance Measuring Equipment
1 x ADF (Optional - Rotatable Compass Card) - Automatic Directional Finder
1 x Dual Needle RMI is optional. - Radio Magnetic Indicator
If flying a fixed wing aircraft, you must have the ability to fly near stall speed with 2 stage flaps at 500ft to be able to properly see what you are looking for.
Some legs of this tour would be best flown in a Helicopter - particularly when in mountainous terrain - which covers a portion of this tour.
Whilst we do not require you to fly a particular aircraft other than single / twin prop, failure to observe the recommended aircraft in each leg could be detrimental to you completing the leg successfully.
Full Details will be available in the .PDF file which will be included in the download of required scenery, links provided on the Tours System, so do you have what it takes ? What are you waiting for ?
Skyvector Link Containing every leg
Click here to report your flight
The Briefing is in .PDF and can be downloaded Here
The required scenery and can be downloaded Here
|Total Leg||20 Legs||Total Nautical Miles||1431 nm|
1. You must fly the entire tour at 1x speed.
2. You may pause your flight as appropriate to identify scenery but please keep these to an absolute minimum - say 1 per item to be found. We expect that any pause would not be longer than 1 minute. Longer pauses must be explained before the leg will be approved.
3. The use of slew mode is absolutely forbidden.
Pilots detected using slew mode will have their flight reports rejected immediately.
Any pilot using slew mode during the tour will NOT receive the award however that pilot may re-start the tour again from the begining.
4. You are expected to fly one of the recommended aircraft for each leg. Failure to do so may result in you not being able to identify the target for each leg. It's up to you but you have been warned.
5. Read every leg instructions CAREFULLY before you plan your flight. We recommend that you read the full instructions at least twice before commencing any leg of the tour. If you don't do that, don't complain to us about any issues you may encounter. If we say "LOW AND SLOW" expect to fly just above ground level (up to 500ft) at absolute minimum speed with 2 stage flaps. It is your responsibility to maintain ground clearance.
6. Legs must be flown in order starting from Mission 1.
Charts for Australia are available via Air Services Australia
Charts for New Zealand are available via the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority
The following members have successfully completed the Australia Division Search And Rescue Tour and have been awarded the "Pilot Skills" Award.
We wish to congratulate them on a job well done !
|Jean Louis Leborne||245696||Completed||20th June, 2014|
|David Robinson||147868||Completed||25th June, 2014|
|Thierry Caestecker||176170||Completed||25th June, 2014|
|David Kincaid||151398||Completed||04th July, 2014|
|Sylvain Lecomte||182296||Completed||04th July, 2014|
|juan ferragut||408108||Completed||05th July, 2014|
|Floris vander Voorn||260877||Completed||15th July, 2014|
|Henk Kruijer||170415||Completed||15th July, 2014|
|Antonio De La Pena Barba||115416||Completed||16th July, 2014|
|Jacobo Garcia Corvinos||296739||Completed||27th July, 2014|
|guillermo ferragut||408018||Completed||02nd August, 2014|
|Constant de Haas||188540||Completed||02nd August, 2014|
|Oliver Wulf||319629||Completed||05th August, 2014|
|Sascha Steigenhöfer||164433||Completed||14th August, 2014|
|Juan Zea Fernandez||279176||Completed||25th August, 2014|
|Antonio Amoros||205927||Completed||25th August, 2014|
|Richard Toth||370342||Completed||25th August, 2014|
|Vladimir Hochmann||383084||Completed||09th September, 2014|
|Shane Thacker||380740||Completed||09th September, 2014|
|Cliff Rewald||155817||Completed||10th September, 2014|
|Harmen Weistra||156857||Completed||19th September, 2014|
|Tomas Gomez||318064||Completed||19th September, 2014|
|Victor Marques||165796||Completed||13th October, 2014|
|Graham Heaven||178529||Completed||18th October, 2014|
|Wim van der Perk||198420||Completed||31st October, 2014|
|Antonio Cascella||255651||Completed||12th November, 2014|
|Jean Louis Zlatan||355834||Completed||16th December, 2014|
|Nerio Arambulo||397825||Completed||31st December, 2014|
|Michel Geneste||343753||Completed||07th January, 2015|
|Nuno Miguel Carneiro||193610||Completed||03rd February, 2015|
|Patrick Collineau||205697||Completed||23rd March, 2015|
|Ron Schoss||480735||Completed||23rd March, 2015|
|Patrice Coulongeat||325111||Completed||22nd May, 2015|
|Eddy Ruythooren||354131||Completed||10th June, 2015|
|Manuel Ferreno||126670||Completed||10th June, 2015|
|Rene Amelot||139738||Completed||12th June, 2015|
|Koen Roosen||485666||Completed||10th October, 2015|
|Johan Kotze||454194||Completed||27th April, 2016|
|Claudio Damiani||161307||Completed||27th April, 2016|
|Vincenzo Gotta||357269||Completed||27th April, 2016|
|Adam James||152218||Completed||30th April, 2016|
|Diego Fraga Fernandez||146796||Completed||03rd May, 2016|
|Khalid Mohammed||471351||Completed||03rd May, 2016|
|Shihab MOHAMED||487806||Completed||03rd June, 2016|
|Jan Jacobs||180942||Completed||18th September, 2017|