Aussie Group Flight Team - Japan: Nagasaki to Hiroshima

This scenic adventure sees us taking off from Nagasaki airport (RJFU) for a scenic flight to Hiroshima airport (RJOA). During the flight we will take in views of Tara, Okawa, Saga, Chikushino, Kasuga, Miyawaka, Kurate, Nakama, Ashiya, Shimonoseki, Ozuki, Ube, Hofu, Kudamatsu, Waki, Saka, Kumano, and Hiroshima. We will also be passing over the Itsukushima Shrine, approaching Hiroshima. There are a number of airports that we will fly over and can perform touch and goes or full stop landings along the route.

Itsukushima Shrine

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

Regards, Paul


ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2020-10-23T09:00:00Z


Route: RJFU (Nagasaki) – RJFS (Saga) – Chikugo River Lift Bridge - RJDM (Metabaru) – RJFF (Fukuoka) – RJFA (Ashiya Aero) – Kanmon Bridge – RJOZ (Ozuki Aero) – RJDC (Yamaguchi-Ube) – RJOF (Hofu Aero) – RJOI (Iwakuni MCAS) – Itsukushima Shrine – RJOA (Hiroshima).

  • Take off from Nagasaki (RJFU)
  • Track 061 deg to Saga (RJFS) 24nm
  • Track 034 deg to Metabaru (RJDM) 12nm
  • Touch and Go at Metabaru (RJDM)
  • Track 013 deg to Fukuoka (RJFF) 16nm
  • Track 035 deg to Ashiya Aero (RJFA) 20nm
  • Track 079 deg to Kanmon Bridge 16nm
  • Track 046 deg to Ozuki Aero (RJOZ) 7nm
  • Full Stop landing at Ozuki Aero (RJOZ)
  • Take off from Ozuki Aero (RJOZ)
  • Track 128 deg to Yamaguchi-Ube (RJDC) 13nm
  • Track 071 deg to Hofu Aero (RJOF) 15nm
  • Touch and Go at Hofu Aero (RJOF)
  • Track 085 deg to Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI) 36nm
  • Track 029 deg to Itsukushima Shrine 10nm
  • Track 080 deg to Hiroshima (RJOA) 31nm
  • Full Stop landing at Hiroshima (RJOA)

Altitude: The route can be flown at 5,500’ but you can vary the altitude to suite the terrain.

Airport details:

Nagasaki (RJFU)
Elev: 19’
RW 14/32

Saga (RJFS)
Elev: 9’
RW 11/29

Metabaru (RJDM)
Elev: 61’
RW 04/22

Fukuoka (RJFF)
Elev: 30’
RW 16/34

Ashiya Aero (RJFA)
Elev: 97’
RW 12/30

Ozuki Aero (RJOZ)
Elev: 14’
RW 17/35
RW 12/30

Yamaguchi-Ube (RJDC)
Elev: 26’
RW 07/25

Hofu Aero (RJOF)
Elev: 9’
RW 12/30
RW 01/19

Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI)
Elev: 15’
RW 02/20

Hiroshima (RJOA)
Elev: 1,069’
RW 10/28

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

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.

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 plan to support the event …


Some teaser shots …


Looks like it will be a great flight but unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make it.

Hope everyone enjoys it as looks like Paul has put in his normal great work to give everyone everything they need for a good flight.

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looks like a goodun

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These look great. Once VR drops I will be joining you guys!

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Very sorry for joining in on the last leg uninvited. I didn’t know how to say “hi”. Next time I 'll try and do better.

Great flight. Thanks to all.

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Don’t be sorry. Everyone is welcome. Look forward future flights in the MS forum. Hope you can join in next week.

Some shots from the event …

Some more screenshots from the event

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