Aussie Group Flights Team: Float Beaver Tour of Kodiak Island

Join us as we board our Float Beaver and take in the majestic sights of Kodiak Island. stopping in on small and large airports and strips as well as a number of water landings.

If you haven’t yet taken the Beaver for a spin since it was included in the last update, now’s the perfect opportunity.

Optional Addon Scenery:

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

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Next we need to fly a Kodiak to Beaver Island :joy:

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ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2022-12-28T09:00:00Z


Route: Kodiak(PADQ) Port Lions(ORI) Danger Bay(DGB) Blue Fox Bay Seaplane Base(BFB) Aleneva Seaplane Base(AED) San Juan Uganik Seaplane Base(WS1) Zachar Bay Seaplane Base(KZB) Amook Bay(AK81) Karluk Lake Seaplane Base(KKL) Olga Bay(DOY) Akhiok(PAKH).

Take off from Kodiak(PADQ)
Track 292 deg to Port Lions(ORI) 13.9nm
Touch and Go at Port Lions(ORI)
Track 020 deg to Danger Bay(DGB) 16.8nm
Touch and Go at Danger Bay(DGB)
Track 332 deg to Blue Fox Bay Seaplane Base(BFB) 18.5nm
Full Stop Landing at Blue Fox Bay Seaplane Base(BFB)
Take off from Blue Fox Bay Seaplane Base(BFB)
Track 179 deg to Aleneva Seaplane Base(AED) 26nm
Full Stop Landing at Aleneva Seaplane Base(AED)
Take off from Aleneva Seaplane Base(AED)
Track 207 deg to San Juan Uganik Seaplane Base(WSJ) 21nm
Full Stop Landing at San Juan Uganik Seaplane Base(WS1) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from San Juan Uganik Seaplane Base(WSJ)
Track 218 deg to Zachar Bay Seaplane Base(KZB) 17.6nm
Full Stop Landing at Zachar Bay Seaplane Base(KZB)
Take off from Zachar Bay Seaplane Base(KZB)
Track 190 deg to Amook Bay(AK81) 5.2nm
Full Stop Landing at Amook Bay(AK81)
Take off from Amook Bay(AK81)
Track 214 deg to Karluk Lake Seaplane Base(KKL) 9.3nm
Full Stop Landing at Karluk Lake Seaplane Base(KKL)
Take off from Karluk Lake Seaplane Base(KKL)
Track 195 deg to Olga Bay(KOY) 14nm
Full Stop Landing at Olga Bay(KOY)
Take off from Olga Bay(KOY)
Track 160 deg to Akhiok(PAKH) 13.5nm
Full Stop Landing at Akhiok(PAKH)

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 4,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Elev: 75’
RW 08/26 Asphalt
RW 11/29 Asphalt
RW 01/19 Asphalt

Port Lions(ORI)
Elev: 42’
RW 07/25 Bituminous

Danger Bay(DGB)
Elev: 217’
RW 14/32 Asphalt

Blue Fox Bay Seaplane Base(BFB)
Elev: 0’
RW 03/21 Water

Aleneva Seaplane Base(AED)
Elev: 0’
RW 17/35 Water

San Juan Uganik Seaplane Base(WSJ)
Elev: 0’
RW 17/35 Water

Zachar Bay Seaplane Base(KZB)
Elev: 2’
RW11/29 Water

Amook Bay(AK81)
Elev: 0’
RW 18/36 Water

Karluk Lake Seaplane Base(KKL)
Elev: 411’
RW 16/34 Water

Olga Bay(KOY)
Elev: 15’
RW 12/30 Water

Elev: 44’
RW 04/22 Asphalt

Aircraft: Beaver on Floats.

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/Assistance
Expand Failure & Damage
Disable Crash Damage
Disable Aircraft Stress Damage
Disable Engine Stress Damage
Accept the changes

Voice Room: My personal Discord server is used for voice comms. If you haven’t already joined my server, click on the below link to request access. I will set you up as a Member so you can access the server. Ensure you do this prior to the flight, as latecomers will need to wait for the next event.

Link to join the Voice Room: Aussie Group Flights Team - On-line Flying

Note: this link is only valid for 7 days from posting.

Weather/Time: We will set the time to 7am. This will allow us to fly in daylight and choose REAL weather so that the winds are correct.

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 Live Weather and move the time slide bar to show 7:00am. 
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 Points of Interest

Select Options/Assistance
Expand POI
Set Landmark Markers to ON
Set City Markers to ON
Set Airport Markers to ON
Accept the changes

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: VFR Kodiak (PADQ) to Akhiok (PAKH).lnmpln (3.0 KB)

MSFS: VFR Kodiak (PADQ) to Akhiok (PAKH).pln (4.0 KB)

Print this flight card out for your easy reference during the flight (Note: only available up to the date of the flight): Dropbox - Flight Card.pdf - Simplify your life

Please note the event time: 0900z Wed 28th December. See you on the ramp.

Regards, Paul

Event reminder …

Morning Tea!

Lunch on the Sea Ice

Afternoon Tea!