Aussie Group Flights Team: Flying Route 66 - Part 2

Join us as we fly the Route 66 in the SPEEDSTER of your choice. Note: must be a single prop aircraft, e.g., Extra or other similar aircraft built for speed.

I’d like to acknowledge Medps/CheerfulLlama38 (David) for suggesting the event and providing supporting information.

This section of the route is in California.

Session 2 is from Danby airstrip(CL18) to Santa Monica Municipal(KSMO), about 199 nm, with a coffee break at Palisades Ranch(19CL).

We will fly over some iconic Route 66 towns, such as Oatman. Intention is to do touch and go’s at each airfield on the routes (including some disused ones), with full stops at the obvious places.

The default Extra is a perfect choice but if you have a preferred SPEEDSTER - go for it.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-01-26T19:00:00Z


Route: Danby Airstrip(CL18) Amboy Ludlow(5CA4) Barstow-Daggett(KDAG) Barstow Palisades Ranch(19CL) Victorville Cajon Junc Rialto Mun(L67) Pasadena Los Angeles Santa Monica Muni(KSMO).

Take off from Danby Airstrip(CL18)
Track 259 deg to Amboy 19nm
Track 285 deg to Ludlow(5CA4) 23nm
Touch and Go at Ludlow(5CA4)
Track 272 deg to Barstow-Daggett(KDAG) 32nm
Touch and Go at Barstow-Daggett(KDAG)
Track 272 deg to Barstow 12.6nm
Track 222 deg to Palisades Ranch(19CL) 19.3nm
Full Stop Landing at Palisades Ranch(19CL) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from Palisades Ranch(19CL)
Track 154 deg to Victorville 10.4nm
Track 201 deg to Cajon Junc 16.4nm
Track 150 deg to Rialto Mun(L67) 11.6nm
Touch and Go at Rialto Mun(L67)
Track 260 deg to Pasadena 37nm
Track 213 deg to Los Angeles 8.6nm
Track 250 deg to Santa Monica Muni(KSMO) 8.9nm
Full Stop Landing at Santa Monica Muni(KSMO)

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 6,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Danby Airstrip(CL18)
Elev: 1,352’
RW 05/23 Dirt

Elev: 1,700’
RW 08/26 Asphalt

Elev: 1,930’
RW 08/26 Bituminous
RW 04/22 Bituminous

Palisades Ranch(19CL)
Elev: 2,489’
RW 01/19 Dirt

Rialto Mun(L67)
Elev: 1,439’
RW 06/24 Asphalt
RW 17/35 Asphalt

Santa Monica Mun(KSMO)
Elev: 170’
RW 03/21 Asphalt

Aircraft: Extra or any similar “Speedster” aircraft - single prop.

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 8am. 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 8:00am. 
Click Close and Fly from the World Map view.

We can start departing from 09:00z. 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 Danby Airstrip (CL18) to Santa Monica Muni (KSMO).lnmpln (3.1 KB)

MSFS: VFR Danby Airstrip (CL18) to Santa Monica Muni (KSMO).pln (3.8 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

Event reminder …