Welcome to the 122nd flight event across the GUNNER DOWNUNDER series. This flight will be conducted in the Canary Islands (Spain) , and is again guaranteed to give you more of the unique and challenging flight experience that you have come to expect from Gunpilot’s flight events.
This flight will have us departing on the Isla de la Palma, flying around the island, and then crossing over the Atlantic Ocean to Isla De Tenerife (the airport with the dubious honour of where the largest ever aviation crash occurred) to circumnavigate this second island in the Canary Islands group.
Along the way we will be challenged with difficult landings and aerobatic maneuvers, as well as a number of glides that will stretch your ability to make the destinations planned for these glides. Weather will be reasonably favorable for this event.
These two islands are quite rugged, with volcano remnants which we will take a close look at along the way, including landing on the rim of a crater where a beautiful photogrammitery depiction of the space observatory located on the rim of the extinct volcano has been painted by Osobo.
Again, a packaged up WEATHER file has been developed and included along with the flight plan, negating any need for anyone to dial in weather settings, as well as ensuring that all pilots are experiencing exactly the same weather conditions. The Weather Preset file is located in #gunpilots-events (click GUNPILOT’s Server to be taken there). Extract file into your Community Folder prior to launching your sim for the flight.
REMEMBER: In these flights the Grand Caravan is the aircraft to fly in…
When: ** Fri 17th Mar @ 2300UTC**
Where: Canary Islands
Flight Duration: Approx 2.5 - 3hrs (depending on numbers attending)
Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan (and also a glider mid event) - if you have a different favorite aircraft then leave it in the hangar for this event (as always, as flight planned around Caravan performance)
Server: SOUTH EAST ASIA
Discord Server: GUNPILOT’s Server Click on this link and you will be sent a very welcoming INVITE that will enable you to fully participate in the radio chatter with all the other pilots in the flight
Voice Chat accessed by clicking on Comms Radio (edited)
Cessna Caravan as all landing and other challenges built into flight are
tailored for this aircraft specifically. If you arrive in another aircraft type you will be ignored…
Turn Damage mode off as you will most likely suffer at least hard
landings if not full on crashes
Bring plenty of Duc Tape for running repairs
Crash Helmets are optional, Prayers are advisable
Embrace “SLEW” as it will be your friend by the end of the flight
Practicing to make Caravan landing approaches at IAS of between 40-50knts max will see you nailing difficult landings with ease and precision.
If you are new to these Gunner Downunder Challenging Flights, ensure you download the Caravan mod which can be found in the add-ons-and-downloads channel (mod is pinned to the top RHS of this channels screen) in Gunpilot’s Server. Download and extract into your Community folder and you will have the real life SUPPER 900 kit that is installed by Texas Turbine Coversions in the USA. Improved performance both in the air and on the ground.
Load this plan into your sim:
2 Canaries in the cockpit.pln (7.9 KB)
Load this version of the plan into LNM:
2 canaries in the cockpit).lnmpln (7.0 KB)