Aussie Group Flights Team - Belgium Tour

Come with us as we fly over the recently enhanced areas of the Belgium, as we fly from Maastricht in the South of the Netherlands to Ostend in the West coast of Belgium via many airports including a full stop at Brussels National airport. We will fly over most of the points of interest in the country added for the scenery.

IMPORTANT: In view of the multiplayer performance issues, it is important that we fly specific models and liveries. For this trip, in view if the distance and airports, you can choose from the following planes, provided you use default liveries.

B36 (Bonanza)
B58 (Baron)
DA62 (Diamond Twin)
C208 (Caravan)

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.

Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2021-05-07T10:00:00Z

Route: EHBK(Maastricht-Aachen) - UP1(Maastricht) - POI1(Pont de Wandre) - EBSP(La Sauveniere) - EBLG(Liege) - EBSH(St Hubert) - EBNM(Suarlee) - EBCI(Brussels South) - PO2(Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo) - POI3(Brussels) - POI4(Basilica of Sacred Heart) - POI5(King Baudouin Stadium) - EBBR(Brussels National) - EBAW(Deurne) - POI7(Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp) - POI8(Museum Aan de Stroom) - POI6(Justice Antwerp) - Ghent - EBGG(Overboelare Airport) - EBIS(Ath/Isieres Ulmodrome) - POI9(Tournai Cathedral) - POI10(Pierre-Mauroy Stadium) - POI11(Citadel of Lille) - EBKT(Kortrijk-Wevelgem) - EBUL(Ursel AB) - UP2(Brugge) - EBOS(Ostend).

Take off from Maastricht-Aachen(EHBK)
Track 221 deg to Maastricht(UP1) 4.7nm
Track 189 deg to Pont de Wandre(POI1) 10.7nm
Track 138 deg to La Sauveniere(EBSP) 15.5nm
Touch and Go at La Sauveniere(EBSP)
Track 298 deg to Liege(EBLG) 20nm
Touch and Go at Liege(EBLG)
Track 266 deg to Teuge(EHTE) 31nm
Touch and Go at Teuge(EHTE)
Track 182 deg to St Hubert(EBSH) 36nm
Touch and Go at St Hubert(EBSH)
Track 318 deg to Suarlee(EBNM) 37nm
Touch and Go at Suarlee(EBNM)
Track 262 deg to Brussels South(EBCI) 14.7nm
Touch and Go at Brussels South(EBCI)
Track 352 deg to Panorama of the Battle of Waterloo(POI2) 13nm
Track 354 deg to Brussels(POI3) 9.7nm
Track 311 deg to Basilica of Sacred Heart(POI4) 3.1nm
Track 021 deg to King Baudouin Stadium(POI5) 1.8nm
Track 088 deg to Brussels National(EBBR) 6nm
Full Stop Landing at Brussels National(EBBR)
Take off from Brussels National(EBBR)
Track 356 deg to Deurne(EBAW) 17.4nm
Touch and Go at Deurne(EBAW)
Track 316 deg to Cathedral of Our Lady Antwerp(POI7) 3.1nm
Track 339 deg to Museum Aan de Stroom(POI8) 0.1nm
Track 197 deg to Justice Antwerp(POI6) 1.7nm
Track 250 deg to Ghent 26nm
Track 166 deg to Overboelare Airport(EBGG)18.3nm
Touch and Go at Overboelare Airport(EBGG)
Track 203 deg to Ath/Isieres Ulmodrome(EBIS) 5.9nm
Track 260 deg to Tournai Cathedral(POI9) 16.1nm
Track 271 deg to Pierre-Mauroy Stadium(POI10) 9.9nm
Track 298 deg to Citadel of Lille(POI11) 3.7nm
Track 031 deg to Kortrijk-Wevelgem(EBKT) 12.4nm
Touch and Go at Kortrijk-Wevelgem(EBKT)
Track 028 deg to Ursel AB(EBUL) 22nm
Touch and Go at Ursel AB(EBUL)
Track 293 deg to Brugge(UP2) 10.1nm
Track 269 deg to Ostend(EBOS)
Full Stop Landing at Ostend(EBOS)

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 2,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details:

Elev: 368’
RW 03/21 Bituminous

La Sauveniere(EBSP)
Elev: 1,534’
RW 05/23 Bituminous

Elev: 611’
RW 04/22 Asphalt

St Hubert(EBSH)
Elev: 1,839’
RW 14L/32R Grass
RW 14R/32L Grass
RW 05L/23R Grass
RW 05R/23L Grass

Elev: 568’
RW 06L/24R Grass
RW 06R/24L Asphalt

Brussels South(EBCI)
Elev: 590’
RW 06/24 Bituminous

Brussels National(EBBR)
Elev: 136’
RW 07L/25R Asphalt
RW 07R/25L Asphalt
RW 01/19 Asphalt

Elev: 29’
RW 11/29 Asphalt

Overboelare Airport(EBGG)
Elev: 48’
RW: 03/21 Asphalt

Ath/Isieres Ulmodrome(EBIS)
Elev: 90’
RW 17/35 Grass

Elev: 53’
RW 06/24 Asphalt

Ursel AB(EBUL)
Elev: 87’
RW 07/25 Asphalt

Elev: 5’
RW 08/26 Asphalt

Aircraft: The following planes can be used, provided you use default liveries.

B36 (Bonanza)
B58 (Baron)
DA62 (Diamond Twin)
C208 (Caravan)

As there are a number of Points of Interest along the way, I suggest turning on Points of Interest in the sim, so you can identify what has been placed in the scenery.

To turn on Points of Interest, proceed as follows:

From the Main Menu, select Options
Select Assistance
Expand Navigation Aids to show the current status
Turn ON POI Markers
Apply and Save, to keep the changes

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 β€œreact” to get access to the voice rooms.

To β€œreact”, 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 Maastricht-Aachen (EHBK) to Ostend (EBOS).lnmpln (5.9 KB)
MSFS: IFR Maastricht-Aachen (EHBK) to Ostend (EBOS).pln (7.3 KB)

Some teaser shots for the event …

Print this out for your easy reference during the flight …

Flight Card.pdf (60.7 KB)

In view of the latest patch to address the livery issue, you are welcome to exercise flexibility with your choice of liveries. The suggested planes are all around performance for the duration of the event.

Regards, Paul

Event reminder …

Yes, I like the idea of Alaska next week.

I cannot speak in the Discord channel. so I am answering the question late. ):

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