Aussie Group Flights Team: Golden Oldie - North Island Tail Dragger

When: 2024-02-04T20:00:00Z

Hop in your favourite single engine tail dragger and join us as we take off from Tauranga and make our way up to Great Barrier via a number of small airports (added in the recent update).

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …


Route: Tauranga(NZTG) Matakana Is(NZMZ) Waihi Beach(NZWV) Whiritoa(WC14) Opotere(WC14) Hahei(WC12) Wharekaho(WC11) Opito Bay(WC10) Great Mercury(NZGR) Kennedy Bay(WC09) Colville(WC07) Port Jackson(WC08) Great Barrier(NZGB)

Take off from Tauranga(NZTG)
Track 290 deg to Matakana Is(NZMZ) 7.4nm
Touch and Go at Matakana Is(NZMZ)
Track 308 deg to Waihi Beach(NZWV) 11.4nm
Touch and Go at Waihi Beach(NZWV)
Track 323 deg to Whiritoa(WC14) 10.2nm
Touch and Go at Whiritoa(WC14)
Track 338 deg to Opoutere(WC13) 11.8nm
Touch and Go at Opoutere(WC13)
Track 326 deg to Hahei(WC12) 13.8nm
Full Stop Landing at Hahei(WC12) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from Hahei(WC12)
Track 286 deg to Wharekaho(WC11) 6nm
Touch and Go at Wharekaho(WC11)
Track 025 deg to Opito Bay(WC10) 5.7nm
Touch and Go at Opito Bay(WC10)
Track 328 deg to Great Mercury(NZGR) 8nm
Touch and Go at Great Mercury(NZGR)
Track 222 deg to Kennedy Bay(WC09) 11.5nm
Touch and Go at Kennedy Bay(WC09)
Track 296 deg to Colville(WC07) 6.4nm
Touch and Go at Colville(WC07)
Track 300 deg to Port Jackson(WC08) 8.8nm
Touch and Go at Port Jackson(WC08)
Track 002 deg to Great Barrier(NZGB) 16.5nm
Full Stop Landing at Great Barrier(NZGB).

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

Airport details

Elev: 13’
RW 07/25 Asphalt
RW 07L/25R Grass
RW 16/34 Grass
RW 04/22 Grass

Matakana Is(NZMZ)
Elev: 51’
RW 13/31 Grass

Waihi Beach(NZWV)
Elev: 4’
RW 13/31 Grass

Elev: 342’
RW 05/23 Grass

Elev: 30’
RW 10/28 Grass

Elev: 205’
RW 11/29 Grass

Elev: 202’
RW 03/21 Grass

Opito Bay(WC10)
Elev: 24’
RW 14/32 Grass

Great Mercury(NZGR)
Elev: 180’
RW 01/19 Grass

Kennedy Bay(WC09)
Elev: 20’
RW 05/23 Grass

Elev: 10’
RW 15/33 Grass

Port Jackson(WC08)
Elev: 426’
RW 01/19 Grass

Great Barrier(NZGB)
Elev: 21’
RW 10/28 Asphalt
RW 06/24 Grass

Aircraft: Single Engine Tail Dragger.

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. 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 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 Tauranga (NZTG) to Great Barrier (NZGB).lnmpln (3.4 KB)

MSFS: VFR Tauranga (NZTG) to Great Barrier (NZGB).pln (4.6 KB)

Refer to the Discord Server for the Flight Card for this event.

Event reminder …