Special event

Mardi Gras 2022

Official achievement authored by CIVA008Jim.

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known as Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season.

Related popular practices are associated with Shrovetide celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. In countries such as the United Kingdom, Mardi Gras is more usually known as Pancake Day or (traditionally) Shrove Tuesday (derived from the word shrive, meaning "to administer the sacrament of confession to; to absolve")

Some think Mardi Gras may be linked with the ancient Roman pagan celebrations of spring and fertility such as Saturnalia, which dates back to 133–31 BC. This celebration honoured the god of agriculture, Saturn. It was observed in mid-December, before the sowing of winter crops. It was a week-long festival when work and business came to a halt. Schools and courts of law closed, and the normal social patterns were suspended. On the Julian calendar, which the Romans adopted in 45 BC, the winter solstice fell on December 25. Hence, the celebration gradually became associated with Christmas.

The festival season varies from city to city, as some traditions, such as the one in New Orleans, Louisiana, consider Mardi Gras to stretch the entire period from Twelfth Night (the last night of Christmas which begins Epiphany) to Ash Wednesday. Others treat the final three-day period before Ash Wednesday as the Mardi Gras. In Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras–associated social events begin in November, followed by mystic society balls on Thanksgiving, then New Year's Eve, followed by parades and balls in January and February, celebrating up to midnight before Ash Wednesday. In earlier times, parades were held on New Year's Day. Carnival is an important celebration in Anglican and Catholic European nations.

Criteria

Depart from an airport of your choice, fly to and land at KMSY, your flight distance must be further than 100 nm. Your landing rate must not exceed 200 f/m.
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Date Departure Arrival Pilot Aircraft Landing rate Distance Flight time
31MAR22 2123Z KDAL KMSY PerryB413 Cessna Citation Longitude (C700) -182 ft/m 424 nm 01:04 View
29MAR22 2148Z KDTS KMSY Ryan R. van der Wal Diamond DA-50 (DA50) -64 ft/m 205 nm 01:17 View
27MAR22 1751Z KJKA KMSY SaintSephora Piper PA-44 Seminole (PA44) -169 ft/m 138 nm 01:00 View
27MAR22 1235Z KBFM KMSY Lars CIVA022 Cessna Caravan (C208) -67 ft/m 144 nm 00:58 View
26MAR22 2120Z KIAH KMSY Jacob Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -193 ft/m 278 nm 00:44 View
26MAR22 1707Z KDTN KMSY Patrick Ringal Beechcraft Super King Air 350 (B350) -59 ft/m 235 nm 00:55 View
26MAR22 1534Z KIAH KMSY avdxniel Boeing 737-800 (B738) -49 ft/m 322 nm 00:57 View
25MAR22 2238Z KCWF KMSY KStarfightrr Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -158 ft/m 200 nm 00:21 View
25MAR22 0008Z 3LA8 KMSY MarioH99 Edgley Optica (OPCA) -70 ft/m 180 nm 01:21 View
24MAR22 1008Z KMOB KMSY J.A. Airbus A320 (A320) -66 ft/m 138 nm 00:31 View
24MAR22 0540Z KLFT KMSY JuanKapilot57 Beechcraft Super King Air 350 (B350) -115 ft/m 123 nm 00:37 View
23MAR22 0838Z 1LS8 KMSY Dirka Cessna Caravan (C208) -72 ft/m 174 nm 01:08 View
22MAR22 0215Z KIAH KMSY Woodstock327 Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -133 ft/m 269 nm 00:53 View
21MAR22 2142Z KMCO KMSY Whityini Airbus A321 (A321) -33 ft/m 585 nm 00:50 View
21MAR22 1129Z KLCH KMSY Andrew T Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700 (CRJ7) -177 ft/m 155 nm 00:30 View
21MAR22 1053Z PHJR KMSY Brian LaFleur Boeing 737-700 (B737) -63 ft/m 3706 nm 08:01 View
21MAR22 0016Z KIAH KMSY Dan Barr Boeing 737-800 (B738) -128 ft/m 263 nm 00:40 View
20MAR22 0443Z KBFM KMSY Nexus 04 Socata TBM-9X0 (TBM9) -85 ft/m 156 nm 00:44 View
19MAR22 2352Z KLCH KMSY Clorix Quest Kodiak (KODI) -24 ft/m 184 nm 00:57 View
19MAR22 2312Z KDFW KMSY Shark61 Airbus A320 neo (A20N) -107 ft/m 458 nm 01:06 View