Aussie Flight Group Team - The Nile/Pyrimids Experience

In this flight, we take off from Aswan International airport where the Nile River leaves Lake Nassar as it meanders north towards Cairo. Our flight plan follows the river but covers the terrain either side of the Nile. It clearly shows the sharp contrast between desert and fertile land. You can even see how the Nile has been used to irrigate the surrounding area to improve the life supporting land areas. As we track north, we will encounter a number of International airports where we will perform touch and goes and a full stop for a convenience break in the event. Further up north, we will track to each of the modeled pyramids in the scenery. If you have a bush plane, you might like to land at the various sites. Finally, we will track to Cairo International for our destination and land.

Details to follow. All welcome, hope you can join us.

Regards, Paul


Thanks Paul,
I have not flown North Africa in MSFS, so hopefully I shall be free to participate.

Thanks for organizing these group flight’s.


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ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2021-01-29T09:00:00Z


Route: HESN (Aswan Intl) – HE23 (Daraw) – HELX (Luxor Intl) – HESG (Suhag Intl) – HEAT (Asyut Intl) – HE25 (El Minya) – HEBF (Beni Suef) – Meidum Pyramid – Bent Pyramid - Red Pyramid - Pyramid of DJoser - Giza Necropolis – HECA (Cairo Intl).

  • Take off from Aswan Intl (HESN)
  • Track 012 deg to Daraw (HE23) 28nm
  • Touch and Go at Daraw (HE23)
  • Track 347 deg to Luxor Intl (HELX) 77nm
  • Touch and Go at Luxor Intl (HELX)
  • Track 305 deg to Suhag Intl (HESG) 66nm
  • Touch and Go at Suhag Intl (HESG)
  • Track 314 deg to Asyut Intl (HEAT) 58nm
  • Full Stop landing at Asyut Intl (HEAT)
  • Take off from Asyut Intl (HEAT)
  • Track 344 deg to El Minya (HE25) 65nm
  • Touch and Go at El Minya (HE25)
  • Track 009 deg to Beni Suef (HEBF) 68nm
  • Touch and Go at Beni Suef (HEBF)
  • Track 031 deg to the Meidum Pyramid 13nm
  • Track 003 deg to Bent Pyramid 24nm
  • Track 347 deg to Red Pyramid 1nm
  • Track 005 deg to the Pyramid of Djoser 4nm
  • Track 322 deg to the Giza Necropolis 8nm
  • Track 057 deg to Cairo Intl (HECA) 17nm
  • Full Stop landing at Cairo Intl (HECA)

Altitude: The route can be flown at 3,500’ but you can vary the altitude to suite the terrain.

Airport details:

Aswan Intl (HESN)
Elev: 283’
RW 17/35

Daraw (HE23)
Elev: 337’
RW 16L/34R
RW 16R/34L

Luxor Intl (HELX)
Elev: 283’
RW 02/20

Suhag Intl (HESG)
Elev: 298’
RW 15/33

Asyut Intl (HEAT)
Elev: 754’
RW 13/31

El Minya (HE25)
Elev: 123’
RW 15L/33R
RW 15R/33L

Beni Suef (HEBF)
Elev: 91’
RW 01/19
RW 06/24

Cairo Intl (HECA)
Elev: 343’
RW 05L/23R
RW 05C/23C
RW 05R/23L

Aircraft: Select any fast single or twin GA aircraft for the event.
IMPORTANT: In the interest of keeping it REAL, please refrain from selecting inappropriate aircraft, like airliners. This only detracts from the immersion of the flight.

Seeing Aircraft Correctly: You need to do two things to ensure you can see the other pilots in the event and see them in the aircraft they selected.

Select the same server: To do this, proceed as follows:

  • From the Welcome Screen, click on your Username (top right)
  • From the list of servers, under Servers, select WEST USA

Turn off Generic Planes: To do this, proceed as follows:

  • From the Welcome Screen, click on OPTIONS
  • Click on GENERAL
  • With GRAPHICS selected, scroll down to the last option and set USE GENERIC PLANE MODELS to OFF

Turning off Crash/Damage:

  • Select Options/General/Flight Model
  • Select Legacy Model, so you can adjust the settings below
  • Move Crash Realism to 0
  • Select Modern Model, to reselect the appropriate flight model
  • Accept the settings


  • Select Options/Assistance
  • Expand Failure & Damage
  • Disable Crash Damage
  • Accept the changes

Voice Room: Discord for Official MSFS Community: Event #1 or Event #2 are the voice rooms available to us. I need to see which is available on the day and reserve it. I will be in the room and get it authorised for our use. Just look for my Userid: VHFIB to determine which room to enter. Until the room is open only one person can be in the room. In the past we have needed to use a PTT (push to talk) button. This is no longer required, so you can use voice activated comms. Some people prefer to use their phone or ipad etc for Discord comms.

Note: if you are new to the Discord Server for MS FS, you will need to “react” to get access to the voice rooms.

To “react”, once in the Discord for Official MS FS, click on the Important - Info option and at the very bottom, click on the button (last item at the bottom of the screen) to react and provide access. Note: clicking on the button accepts the conditions etc., which you can read via the available links.

Weather/Time: We will set the time 12hrs prior, i.e., 8am. This will allow us to fly in daylight and choose CLEAR Weather, so can enjoy the scenery:

  1. From the World Map view, click on Flight Conditions (upper right of screen)
  2. Click on All Players, Live Traffic, Custom
  3. Under Weather and Time, select Clear Weather and move the time slide bar to show 8:00am or say 7:45am if you arrive at 7:45pm (12hrs prior to current time).
  4. Click Close and Fly from the World Map view.

We can start departing from 8pm. There will be no need for official radio calls. Lets just have some fun taking in the scenery and the social aspects of the event.

Multiplayer Map: Currently, the VFR map won’t show Live players, so if you get lost, it’s difficult to find where the other flyers are. The free multiplayer map, will show the other players (that are using the map) and allow you to see their heading, speed, altitude and callsign. But it will only show those using the map. The below map tool is excellent but only as good as the volume of people using it.

Not mandatory but if you would like to use this map, see the below for details:

Link to moving map: 12 13 23 17 22 32

Once viewing the map, click on Join to download the client that connects MSFS for tracking your flights. Note the .NET Core Windows Runtime requirement that needs installing also.

Let me know if there’s anything else that I’ve missed that you need to know.,

Regards, Paul

Flight plans for the event:

Little NavMap: IFR Aswan Intl (HESN) to Cairo Intl (HECA).lnmpln (3.2 KB)

MSFS: IFR Aswan Intl (HESN) to Cairo Intl (HECA).pln (4.2 KB)

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Some teaser shots:

Another great adventure, thanks again Paul for organising these events they are a good way to spend friday nighs, Ive told my wife friday nights are flight nights.

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Really looking forward to this. Been IRL many times and I miss the area. However, I just want to check that the planned departure time is at 09:00 UTC?

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Nice teaser shots BTW :slight_smile:

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Reminder for this event.


Looking good Paul.

See you soon

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Thanks guys! Had to cut the chat short with the family calling. Got some great pics I’ll post after dinner!

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Another great flight Paul! Very enjoyable.

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Thank you very much for this event. I had a great time again.

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Hi guys, thanks for this event, it was my first of any kind, it was a great event and enjoyed myself, thank you.

I do have a question, you were talking about having planes like the Eurofighter and Italian jet, where do you get these from? I haven’t looked in the forum yet as I’m new but if you can help that would be great.

thanks again

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Check out the Marketplace in the main menu of the sim. Glad you enjoyed the event. We fly most Fridays at the same time. You are always very welcome to join us.

First time for me last night - a great experience!

Looking forward to next time.

Thanks Paul for organizing this, thanks to the other participants for your positive discussions and chat.

I needed to leave early (shortly after HEAT departure) as it was getting late. Hope to get time to fly the remainder of the trip in the next couple of days!!

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