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Hurricane Dorian -- The Gift that Keeps Giving

Hurricane Dorian appears to be taking aim at the US east coast. Our Miami Hub may be affected. If the storm poses a threat to Miami, we will close operations until the storm passes. We expect everyone to take appropriate actions to protect both life and property.

WestWind Airlines wishes to express to all members our sincere hopes that everyone is safe and prepared. We will place latest information here as updates are received.

WestWind stations are asked to ready a potential airlift for relief supplies.

1620Z 2 September, 2019 -- San Antonio, Texas: Hurricane Dorian is expected to approach the east coast of Florida later today. All persons are advised to complete preparations for tropical weather. As of 2300Z 2 September, operations at Miami will stop until the storm has passed. Operations will most likely be suspended for 12 hours. All pilots are advised to monitor METAR updates for KMIA.

1345Z 4 September, 2019 -- San Antonio, Texas: Dorian continues to move Northwesterly along the coast of Florida, moving closer to land as it goes. It is unknown if the storm will make a meaningful landfall. Dangers still exist from storm surge to the Northwest of the eye. Airlift for the Bahamas is needed for moving supplies in and evacuating passengers out. Pilots should operate in Daylight VFR conditions only.

1120Z 5 September, 2019 -- San Antonio, Texas: Dorian continues to threaten the coastal Carolina's. The system is expected to move off to the North-Northeast later today and and tonight. The scope of the damage in the Bahamas is now emerging as recovery is beginning. Airlift pilots should exercise caution as infrastructure issues may exist. Hurricane Dorian remains a threat to life and property. Please exercise caution.

1524Z 16 September, 2019 -- Santa Ana, California: Dorian continues to be a legacy for the Bahamas. The situation on the islands continues to deteriorate as the scope and magnitude of the damage and loss of life becomes known. The Bahamas need relief airlift badly. Please provide all support that you can.

(Posted 9/16/2019)

WestWind Hires Two New Pilots Captain's Barfield and Bradley

Please allow me to announce and welcome two new hires to WestWind. Captain Davy Barfield, WWA3610 has been hired and assigned to the Miami Hub effective 15 September

Captain Justin Bradley WWA3611 was hired last night and is assigned to the Chicago hub.

Please extend a warm WestWind welcome to both Davy and Justin as they move into their hubs and begin their careers with WestWind. Welcome aboard Davy and Justin.

(Posted 9/16/2019)

England To Australia Race Centenary

WestWind announces the England to Australia Race, in conjunction with Blue Grass Virtual Airlines. Our friends over at Blue Grass Airlines asked for our help again in presenting the original air race from England to Australia.

There are 4 options for routes. Option B largely follows the prize-winning route flown by a converted Vickers Vimy bomber (G-EAOU) (the registration being whimsically said to stand for "God 'elp all of us"). The original aircraft was crewed by Captain Ross McPherson Smith and brother Lieutenant Keith McPherson Smith as co-pilot and mechanics Sergeant W.H. (Wally) Shiers and J.M. (Jim) Bennett.

Option A follows the same route as option B but with shorter legs of about 300NM 51 sectors in total. Option B has the 23 stops of the original route. the longest leg about 640NM Option C is a High-Level route with fewer stops Legs up to 600NM Option D will cover select legs from option A and cover about half the original route. Click on the title for the link to the Official event page and more details. You have until September 15 to register for this event.

(Posted 8/25/2019)

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