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New Hub Manager in Amsterdam

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that Robert Armer (WWA3105) has accepted the position of HM of our Amsterdam Hub. Bob has been an active Pilot for over 5 years with WWA and is rated Senior Command Captain+2. Congratulations Bob!

(Posted 11/6/2017)

Christmas in Tahiti - 2017 Announced

WestWind announces the annual Christmas in Tahiti - 2017. This is the airline's gathering for the end of the year at Ken's retirement home. All pilots are invited to attend, flying either online or off. Links for the custom scenery for Tahiti can be found on the Scenery page as Ken's place is a fictitious spot about 20 NM East of Faaa, French Polynesia (NTAA). Come and join in the fun, catch the benefit of two Christmas Days and New Years days by flying back and forth across the international date line.

We look forward to seeing all our pilots in Tahiti for Christmas. Operation EastWind, the Puerto Rican hurricane relief exercise will continue on through this event. This will provide a break for that too. This event normally starts after Thanksgiving and ends after New Years Day. Again, we invite all pilots to attend. Let us know if you want to "jump-seat" down by posting in the forum threads.

There are scenery links on the scenery page for FSX, FSX_SE, and X-PLANE. The link above is for FSX, X-PLANE is a little further down the list. The FSX version will work in FSX_SE.

(Posted 11/4/2017)

Operation Eastwind VIII, Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief Latest News

San Juan, PR 11/20/2017 11:45Z:.. To date WestWind Crews have delivered
2,284,392 Lbs of Relief Cargo, 164 Passengers, and 840 Medical Evacuees. Phase II flights have moved 156,086 Lbs of relief aid, 76 Passengers to and airlifted 70 Evacuees from the interior. Be aware of the "TFR" in and around Palm Beach, Florida.

Puerto Rico FLYING OUTLOOK Today: - VFR with thunderstorms.
Forecasted afternoon rain.

Phase II Pilots can jumpseat into Puerto Rico from Atlanta or Miami. Report in at the Cargo Terminal and on the Forum thread to hitch a ride down. Phase II airlift starting from TJSJ and TJBQ. All operations still remain day-light VFR only due to limited power availability. TJSJ and TJBQ nav aids are reported as 100% restored, but operations are restricted 0600L to 23:00L or (11:00Z to 04:00Z ). Pilots are advised to consult current NOTAMS for all of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for specific details.

The situation in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continues to develop at a slow pace. San Juan Airport power has been restored, but is subject to infrastructure failures. The November 9th power failure appears to have been restored, but reliability remains an issue moving forward. All other secondary airports in the interior are opan at this time.

Operation EastWind VIII, Hurricane relief into the U.S. Caribbean territories is being launched to aid relief efforts in the Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All available pilots are requested to come to the aid of Puerto Rico.

(Posted 10/20/2017)

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