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Have an idea for a future event? Post it on this thread for consideration! 

 

(If you have feedback about an ATC experience during an event, or suggestions about existing events, please use this thread.)

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GA Pilot poker run. Pick 5-7 towered airports to feature within a reasonable distance. Each pilot that completes a full stop at a selected airport gets a playing card (selected by random card generator). The "course" can have a pre-determined sequence which may help with ATC predictability and flow.  Best poker hand wins. Since the event would be taking place over multiple fields, an event coordinator can help keep track of participants' arrivals and monitor ATC using Teamspeak and Vatsim. They can give cards to pilots via Discord during the event or we can confirm eligibility after the event (similar to the LVFR KDBL giveaway last year). I can use up to 8 decks in the random generator, so that is 416 cards/arrivals maximum. If we use a 5 card hand, we can have no more than 83 pilots. If we use a 7 card hand, we can have 59 pilots max. Prior registration may be encouraged.

 

There isn't even a requirement that it be a one day event. We could make each leg a weekly event to get more participation.

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On 5/21/2021 at 12:35 PM, David Burns said:

GA Pilot poker run. Pick 5-7 towered airports to feature within a reasonable distance.

You can expect to see this during Tea Party in August. We do it every year. There are normally some pretty good giveaways too: 

 

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Evan Reiter

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4 hours ago, Evan Reiter said:

You can expect to see this during Tea Party in August. We do it every year. There are normally some pretty good giveaways too: 

 

Figures that it happened just before I joined BVA. I knew I was on to something.

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On 5/21/2021 at 7:00 PM, Will Stewart said:

‐ +1 on GA poker idea, and maybe take the focus out to different areas, like boundaries within ME/NH/VT.

- ZDC had a treasure hunt last week, three airports in the region had crates and you got a cardinal direction and signal strength every time you landed. Every depicted strip on skyvector is eligible, from class B to pvt.

Treasure hunt sounds like a good idea.

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On 11/21/2021 at 1:05 AM, Carl Rothenhaus said:

Probably already has been done because its such a low lying terrible pun. A really late night event at KBED, 2300 to 0200ET maybe. Call it "Past your BEDtime at KBED".

I don't think it has been done...but it's brilliant.

 

+1

BN

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