Aussie Group Flights Team: Golden Oldie - Grizzly Encounter

Join us as we fly around Alaska and encounter Grizzly Bear along the route. We will take off from Nelson Lagoon (PAOU) and make our way to Cape Sarichef (PACS), performing some touch and goes at airports along the way.

This flight is suited to your bush cub, where you can set down anywhere along the route if required.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.

Regards, Paul

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Group Flight: 2023-03-19T23:00:00Z

Route: PAOU(Nelson Lagoon) - PASD(Sand Point) - GB2(First Grizzly Encounter) - PACD(Cold Bay) - PAVC(King Cove) - UP1(Nav Point) - UP2(Nav Point) - UP3(Nav Point) - UP4(Nav Point) - GB1(Second Grizzly Encounter) - UP5(Nav Point) - PACS(Cape Sarichef).

Take off from Nelson Lagoon(PAOU)
Track 138 deg to Sand Point(PASD) 47nm
Touch and Go at Sand Point(PASD)
Track 269 deg to our first Grizzly Bear encounter 61nm
Full Stop landing to get a close look at the Bears
Take off from GB2
Track 205 deg to Cold Bay(PACD) 25nm
Touch and Go at Cold Bay(PACD)
Track 095 deg to King Cove(PAVC) 16.5nm
Full Stop Landing at King Cove(PAVC) +++ 10min Break +++
Track 221 deg to UP1 13.5nm
Track 282 deg to UP2 23nm
Track 177 deg to UP3 9.4nm
Track 193 deg to UP4 15nm
Track 330 deg to our second Grizzly Bear encounter 13.9nm
Full Stop landing to get a close look at the Bears
Take off from GB1
Track 199 deg to UP5 20nm
Track 246 deg to Cape Sarichef(PACS) 37nm
Full Stop Landing at Cape Sarichef(PACS)

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

Airport details:

Nelson Lagoon(PAOU)
Elev: 12’
RW 08/26 Asphalt

Sand Point(PASD)
Elev: 21’
RW 14/32 Asphalt

Cold Bay(PACD)
Elev: 89’
RW 15/33 Asphalt
RW 08/26 Asphalt

King Cove(PAVC)
Elev: 145’
RW 08/26 Asphalt

Cape Sarichef(PACS)
Elev: 291’
RW 16/34 Asphalt

Aircraft: Suggest a Bush Cub or similar.

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 23:00z. 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: IFR Nelson Lagoon (PAOU) to Cape Sarichef (PACS).lnmpln (2.8 KB)

MSFS: IFR Nelson Lagoon (PAOU) to Cape Sarichef (PACS).pln (3.7 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.pdf - Simplify your life

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