Aussie Group Flights Team: Follow the Orient Express - Burgas to Mustrak (Mon 13th 2000z)

Note: As the Event Calendar is not working at present, you will need to view the event from my Discord Server to determine when the event occurs for your timezone.
If you are not a member, click on this link: Aussie Group Flights Team - On-line Flying

In this event we use a nostalgic aircraft like the Tiger Moth to “roughly” follow the route of the Orient Express on it’s route from Calais in France to Ataturk in Turkey.

As the distance covered with each event is kept to roughly 100nm for time management, the series spans 17 legs. We also have had to call in on small airports along the route which take us away from the railway route, to help manage the distance and time allowed for each event.

We do however, call into all the major cities along the route.

Series Legs …

Leg 1: Calais to Tille (France)
Leg 2: Tille to Prunay (France)
Leg 3: Prunay to Essey (France)
Leg 4: Essey to Houssen (France)
Leg 5: Houssen to Friedrichshafen (Gernany)
Leg 6: Friedrichshafen to Munich (Gernamy)
Leg 7: Munich to St Georgen (Austria)
Leg 8: St Georgen to M.R.Stefanik (Slovakia)
Leg 9: M.R.Stefanik to Ferihegy (Hungary)
Leg 10: Ferihegy to Bekescsaba (Hungary)
Leg 11: Bekescsaba to Saulesti-Constantin Manolache (Romania)
Leg 12: Saulesti-Constantin Manolache to Geamana (Romania)
Leg 13: Geamana to Staro Selishte (Bulgaria)
Leg 14: Staro Selishte to Burgas (Bulgaria)
Leg 15: Burgas to Mustrak (Bulgaria)
Leg 16: Mustrak to Kesan (Turkey)
Leg 17: Kesan to Ataturk (Turkey)

Leg 15: Burgas to Mustrak (Bulgaria)

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-11-13T20:00:00Z


Route: Burgas(LBBG) Tenevo(LB18) Mustrak(LB38).

Take off from Burgas(LBBG)
Track 247 deg to Tenevo(LB18) 44nm
Full Stop Landing at Tenevo(LB18) +++ 10 minute break +++
Take off from Tenevo(LB18)
Track 195 deg to Mustrak(LB38) 33nm
Full Stop landing at Mustrak(LB38).

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 3,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Elev: 135’
RW 04/22 Asphalt

Elev: 388’
RW 16/34 Asphalt

Elev: 863’
RW 03/21 Asphalt

Aircraft: Tiger Moth

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 South East Asia.

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.

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 20:00z. 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 to support the event …

Little NavMap: VFR Burgas (LBBG) to Mustrak (LB38).lnmpln (1.4 KB)

MSFS: VFR Burgas (LBBG) to Mustrak (LB38).pln (1.7 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_OXP.pdf - Simplify your life

Event reminder …