The Shergood HUD and Sansara Airlines at ERIA
Today in aviation, the WAA has demanded that all Waterbank aircraft use the Shergood Aviation transponder and GPS (link), a way for pilots to see where they are, where others are (fewer crashes!), and plan their flights. The WAA has said that they will no longer use their “pin and paper” method of tracking flights and have entirely switched to the Shergood Radar System (link).
“We love – I mean really love – I mean love love love it,” said the WAA Director.
In East River, Sansara Airlines won a prize for “excellent piloting and safety,” making the airline one of only three ever awarded that prize. Waterbank Airlines remains the only airline who had to return the prize after a fiery crash at an East River gas station.
“There still are very gas stations in East River,” said the award committee.
A smuggler confessed that he too used the Shergood GPS after Waterbank Police arrested him on Munck Field trying to take off with a ton of sand. “He said that the Shergood HUD was great for night flights,” reported a WPD spokesperson.
In the first of several planned reports on the Greater Tulagi Region, the Waterbank News has created a map to show anomaly travelers and WW2 era combat participants the growing complexity of the theater.
By clicking on the thumbnailed map you will see the entire contested area, along with the major players in the theater.
What surprised our staffers most was that most of the airports in the theater were neutral, allowing for active combatants to launch from them at the same time commercial GTFO flights could. In fact, nearly anyone can use the airfields, provided they follow local rules and guidelines. While at Archerfield Field (lower middle on the map), we saw a Claw P-40 take off, and a CP P-40 take off only minutes later, undoubtedly chasing it.
“Unless it is a combat airfield like Xilted, air fields are places where the war stops,” said one airport administrator. “What happens once you’re in the Tulagi Sea is wholly different matter.”
The Tulagi region may also be the first to allow smugglers to use the GTFO protocols, taking advantage of the existing combat conditions.
GTFO is increasing in scope, adding new docks to Oleg, Grunion, and Orwood. Barrels and crates are now supported as well, and new vehicles are in the works for the new freight protocol that is taking the logistics industry by storm. GTFO information can be found here (link). A starter kit (free and paid versions) is available at the Marketplace (link).
This week’s pic comes from Calleta City Airport (link to airport lounge), where railways, ports, and airfreight meet.
Dutch Harbor is also undergoing improvements with a new berth for the Mary Celeste, a ferris wheel, and a dedicated dockfront for GTFO freight.
Behind the scenes Bandit Boats and Boss Craft are collaborating to finish up the next boat in the summer line up, a houseboat packed with options.
Sunny Fields, home to TBM and several other companies (link), was awarded the “Best Desert Award” by the WBA.
“It’s been a long standing destination with real appeal,” said WBA President Sketch Sun. “I fly and shop there whenever I can. It’s packed full of surprises too, so you should snoop a little. The lime rickey at the diner is perfect for the heat.”
Link to the airfield and destination is above.
The Waffle House in Solbim (link)
Road trippers should head down to the Greater Tulagi Area, where Route 9 is waiting for those who love the open road. Miles of open spaces and vintage sites await in a region that loves history.