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FSweekend Fly-in And London Melbourne Race

Last updated Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:29:33 GMT
Originally posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:00:39 GMT

We the KLM-VA (Virtual airline of KLM on IVAO), will be hosting a 48 hour flight from London to Melbourne re-tracking the 1934 race with a 737 and the DC2.  The MacRobertson Trophy Air Race took place October, 1934 as part of the Melbourne Centenary celebrations.

The idea of the race was devised by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, and a prize fund of $75,000 was put up by Sir Macpherson Robertson, a wealthy Australian confectionery manufacturer, on the conditions that the race be named after his MacRobertson confectionery company, and that it be organized to be as safe as possible.

KLM Virtual Airline logo.

KLM Virtual Airline logo.

We will be flying it in the footsteps of the original DC-2 the Uiver and we will be flying it with a KLM-Retro livery 737-800 from the show floor.

We can be followed live via the special web site and we will have chat and webcam services. As the flight is live on internet Ivao join us in the arrivals of the different cities. Flightimmers that want to refly this event at home are invited to check out the events pages on

We will be flying this trip live at the FSweekend 2009 Lelystad Show in Holland. The Aviodrome Air Museum will be hosting this biggest Flightsim event again.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

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