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Scott Huff
IAC MemberYoung Eagles Pilot or Volunteer
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#1 Posted: 6/10/2010 14:56:23

I'm contemplating hauling my Buckeye PPC to AirVenture this year and flying during the week.

I've read the NOTAM and the Ultralight procedures on the website and it's great there is a dedicated flight schedule for PPCs.

If you have flown your PPC at AirVenture, can you please share your experiences?

 

For example, I assume PPCs have to follow the same flight pattern for arriving and departing the landing area as depicted in the NOTAM?

Is there a preferred area outside the airport boundaries to check out the scenery?

Do we still have to avoid the "no fly" zones highlighted in the arrival NOTAM during the dedicated flight times for PPCs?

Thanks in advance for any information
!

Scott

 


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Dan Grunloh
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#2 Posted: 6/17/2010 13:59:06

 

>For example, I assume PPCs have to follow the same flight pattern for arriving and departing the landing area as depicted in the NOTAM?

 

Yes they do

> Is there a preferred area outside the airport boundaries to check out the scenery?

If you wish to go sightseeing you must depart the area as described in the NOTAM by flying several miles south and only then can you go elsewhere.  There is to be no free flying near the airport except within the UL pattern.   It may be permitted (I'm not sure) but it is discouraged and somewhat impractical.  If you depart during the morning session you are likely to return in rough conditions and you will be mixing it up with light planes and helicopters.  An evening departure will not get you back before dark.  Theoretically you could depart during the morning session and return during the evening session.  Do not leave the pattern without notifying UL flight ops or they will conclude you are down somewhere. I believe there is a popular private airfield some miles to the west that is sometimes used by PPC's who trailer out there.  You will have to ask around

 

>Do we still have to avoid the "no fly" zones highlighted in the arrival NOTAM during the dedicated flight times for PPCs?

Yes definitely.  Only fly in the area included in the UL pattern.

 --Dan