Aussie Group Flight Team - Pyrenees Mountains

Join us as we take off from Ampuriabrava(LEAP) on the East Coast of France and fly to San Sebastian(LESO) on the West Coast of France, while we touch and go and land at airports both in France and Spain, as we traverse the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.

Regards, Paul

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ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2021-04-09T10:00:00Z

Route: LEAP(Ampuriabrava) - LEAF(Aerodrom Tapioles) - LFNQ(La Quillane) - LESU(Seo De Urgel) - LFIP(Balestas) - LECI(Santa Cilia De Jaca) - Embaise de Yesa - LEPP(Pamplona) - LESO(San Sebastian).

Take off from Ampuriabrava(LEAP)
Track 265 deg to Aerodrom Tapioles(LEAF) 22nm
Touch and Go at Aerodrom Tapioles(LEAF)
Track 311 deg to La Quillane(LFNQ) 29nm
Touch and Go at La Quillane(LFNQ)
Track 25 deg to Seo De Urgel(LESU) 34nm
Touch and go at Seo De Urgel(LESU)
Track 303 deg to Balestas(LFIP) 51nm
Full Stop Landing at Balestas(LFIP)
Take off from Balestas(LFIP)
Track 257 deg to Santa Cilia De Jaca(LECI) 53nm
Touch and Go at Santa Cilia De Jaca(LECI)
Track 279 deg to Embaise de Yesa 17.2nm
Track 294 deg to Pamplona(LEPP) 26nm
Touch and go at Pamplona(LEPP)
Track 351 deg to San Sebastian(LESO) 36nm
Full Stop landing at San Sebastian(LESO)

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 10,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details:

Elev: 1’
RW 17/35

Aerodrom Tapioles(LEAF)
Elev: 788’
RW 11/29

La Quillane(LFNQ)
Elev: 5,591’
RW 14L/32R
RW 14/32

Seo De Urgel(LESU)
Elev: 2,628’
RW 03/21

Elev: 5,093’
RW 09/27

Santa Cilia De Jaca(LECI)
Elev: 2,242’
RW 09L/27R

Elev: 1,483’
RW 15/33

San Sebastian(LESO)
Elev: 11’
RW 04/22

Aircraft: The Cessna Caravan or similar would be good for this flight.

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 TRAFFIC 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 MSFS, you will need to “react” to get access to the voice rooms.

To “react”, once in the Discord for Official MSFS, 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.

Link to join the Voice Room:
Note: this link is only valid for 7 days from posting.

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

From the World Map view, click on Flight Conditions (upper right of screen)
Click on All Players, Live Traffic, Custom
Under Weather and Time, select Clear Weather and move the time slide bar to show 8:00am. 
Click Close and Fly from the World Map view.

We can start departing from 10:00z. 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.

Turning on Name Tags (This will assist you in following the group if you get disoriented):

Select Options/GeneralTraffic
Set Show Traffic Nameplates to On
Accept the settings

Still confused, check out the multiplayer video tutorial from SimHangar Flight Simulation: MSFS | MULTIPLAYER | How To Guide | Everything You Need To Know | Fly in events coming soon. - YouTube

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 Ampuriabrava (LEAP) to San Sebastian (LESO).lnmpln (2.5 KB)
MSFS: IFR Ampuriabrava (LEAP) to San Sebastian (LESO).pln (3.4 KB)

Teaser shots for the event …

Print this out for your easy reference during the flight …

I think you set the wrong time. For me the forum shows the event to be at 2200z instead of 1000z.

i think also, it should be 10:00 UTC. isn`t it ?

I think there is an issue with the calendar. 1000z is the start time. Ignore everything but 1000z as the start time, whatever that time is in your time zone.

Just checked all my entries. The forum post and calendar state 8pm my time, which is correct. The Discord post states 1000z, which is 8pm my time. I’ve raised with the admins that there may be an issue with the calendar time. In any event, 1000z is the start time of the event.

Hi Paul
Under Community Events last Friday the Aussie Flyin was dated
4-2,17:00 (GMT+8.00) PERTH ie 5pm in WA
Next Friday it is showing
4-9,06:00 (GMT+8.00) PERTH ie 6am in WA
The 06:00 should be 18:00. Essentially it is 12 hours out. Although I know we are starting 6pm in Perth.

Thanks. I’ve changed it to 20:00hrs.

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Event Reminder …

Thank you for arranging this tirp. A small correction: both Ampuriabrava and San Sebastian are in Spain, not France.

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Thanks, I thought the Mountains were the boarder - clearly not.

I tagged along at the beginning of this. It was the first time I’d installed and used Discord and heard my fellow simmers in MSFS - and what a lovely bunch of blokes!
Great fun and looking forward to the next one.

And I promise not to be just a big King Air flapping about and getting in everyone’s way!

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Hello Simmer Pilots
It’s fun to “fly” in the community.
Thank you for organizing this flight.
Gladly again, - Quax55

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As always, big thanks!

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