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Title: [11JAN19 2359Z-0359z] Frost the Runway FNO (ZOA/ZLC)
Post by: Antony Radley on January 01, 2019, 04:04:31 am
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ZOA & ZLC Presents,
An event to start the year off in style, we have chosen 3 airports for your flying pleasure each with their own characteristics to get a good taste of flying for a Friday evening. Choose between SFO, RNO and SLC or fly between all 3. Our staff will enjoy the pleasure of your company and your flying expertises, so feel free to test them to the limit!

Airports; SFO RNO SLC
Time; 2359z - 0359z | 4pm PST - 8pm PST

Thanks to ZLC for joining us in the creation of this last minute event.
Title: Re: [11JAN19 2359Z-0359z] Frost the Runway FNO (ZOA/ZLC)
Post by: Antony Radley on January 11, 2019, 12:02:41 am
Hey Team,
We have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure this event runs without a hitch, to ensure this we would prefer pilots to file the following if flying between the 3 major airports that are featured:

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Also check out scenery options from;
SFO - www.flightbeam.net
RNO - https://www.islandsim.com/reno--tahoe-intl-p3dv4.html
SLC  - https://www.islandsim.com/salt-lake-city-int---p3dv4.html

We all look forward to seeing your tomorrow at 4pm PST, once against Thanks from the team at ZLC and ZOA for making these events are great time had by all.
Title: Re: [11JAN19 2359Z-0359z] Frost the Runway FNO (ZOA/ZLC)
Post by: Ryan Parry on January 11, 2019, 11:19:40 am
Pilots:

If you're planning on flying to SFO tonight, the forecast is currently looking like gusty winds and light rain which will force us into our southeast plan (landing 19L/R). That will significantly reduce our arrival rate, please plan fuel accordingly (especially hold fuel), and expect some delays at your departure airport. If you're filing standard routes (BDEGA#/DYAMD#/SERFR#), expect ATC re-routes onto southeast plan arrivals (STLER#/ALWYS#/WWAVS#).

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2019/01/11 12:06
KSFO 111204Z 1112/1218 14006KT P6SM FEW007 SCT010 BKN200
TEMPO 1112/1116 FEW006 BKN010 OVC200
FM111800 12010G16KT P6SM SCT011 BKN040 OVC050
FM112100 13015G24KT P6SM VCSH SCT010 BKN030 OVC040
FM120100 13011G18KT 6SM -SHRA BR SCT008 BKN025 OVC035

FM120800 VRB06KT 5SM -SHRA BR SCT007 BKN018 OVC025
FM121100 06005KT 6SM -SHRA BR BKN020 BKN030 OVC040

If you're planning on flying to RNO tonight, the forecast looks pretty good and should be VMC, however, due to the nature of the small mountainous airspace things can quickly become congested. Please plan fuel accordingly (especially hold fuel), and expect some delays at your departure airport.

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2019/01/11 12:45
KRNO 111142Z 1112/1212 VRB04KT P6SM SCT200
FM111900 16006KT P6SM SCT110 BKN200
FM120200 VRB04KT P6SM SCT100 BKN200


If you're planning on flying to SLC tonight, the forecast is indicating calm winds and low visibility (2-3SM w/ mist). Please plan fuel accordingly (especially hold fuel), and expect some delays at your departure airport.

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2019/01/11 12:36
KSLC 111134Z 1112/1218 34003KT 2SM BR OVC008
FM111900 32004KT 2SM BR BKN015
FM120300 15003KT 3SM BR SCT015


A bit of dispatch advice: The weather looks to significantly impact at least SFO and SLC, and high arrival demand could cause holding at all three airports. I'd highly recommend 15-30 minutes hold fuel, some extra contingency, and probably a good alternate you're willing to take if things go sideways (Reno should be VMC, so as long as you have the fuel to hold if needed, no alternate should be needed). I hope everybody has fun tonight!

Title: Re: [11JAN19 2359Z-0359z] Frost the Runway FNO (ZOA/ZLC)
Post by: Nolan Danziger on January 11, 2019, 02:48:41 pm
Sounds like it's gonna be a fun night!