Aussie Group Flights Team: Golden Oldie - San Juan Islands and Seattle

When: 2024-02-11T20:00:00Z

Join us as we climb into our favourite bush plane and take off from Renton and head for the scenic San Juan Islands. Here we will touch down on many of the islands (like an obstacle course) before continuing onto a scenic tour of the Seattle area.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …


Route: KRNT(Renton Mun) - KPAE(Paine Fld) - W10(Whidbey) - KOKH(Lupien) - KFHR(Friday Harbor) - 1WA9(Friday West) - SJI8(San Juan Valley) - SJ17(San Juan Island) - 61WA(Burden Field) - S31(Lopez Island) - 78WA(Center Island) - WN07(Decatur Shores) - WA18(Decatur Jones) - SJI3(Cypress Island) - SJI6(Sinclairs Secret) - SJI4(Sinclair Island) - 38WA(Blakely Island) - 4WA4(Windsock) - 6WA5(Wilding Farm) - SJI2(Shaw Island) - KCKR(Crane Island) - SJI1(Deer Harbor) - WA35(Clam Harbor) - WA39(Crow Valley) - KORS(Orcas Island) - 90WA(Waldron) - 2WA3(Stuart Island West) - 7WAS(Stuart Island) - SJI10(Johns Island) - SJI9(Spieden Island) - CYYJ(Victoria Intl) - CAM3(Duncan) - CZBB(Duncan) - CZBB(Vancouver) - 38W(Lynden) - KBLI(Belingham Intl) - KBVS(Skagit Regl) - KAWO(Arlington Mun) - UP1(Seattle Centre) - KBFI(Boeing Intl)

Take off from Renton Mun(KRNT)
Track 338 deg to Paine Fld(KPAE) 25nm
Touch and Go at Paine Fld(KPAE)
Track 301 deg to Whidbey(W10) 9.1nm
Touch and Go at Whidbey(W10)
Track 311 deg to Lupien(KOKH) 16.9nm
Touch and Go at Lupien(KOKH)
Track 304 deg to Friday Harbor(KFHR) 21nm
Touch and Go at Friday Harbor(KFHR)
Track 299 deg to Friday West(1WA9) 1.1nm
Touch and Go at Friday West(1WA9)
Track 229 deg to San Juan Valley(SJI8) 1.6nm
Touch and Go at San Juan Valley(SJI8)
Track 173 deg to San Juan Island(SJI7) 2.2nm
Touch and Go at San Juan Island(SJI7)
Track 090 deg to Burden Field(61WA) 3.1nm
Touch and Go at Burden Field(61WA)
Track 062 deg to Lopez Island(S31) 3.1nm
Touch and Go at Lopez Island(S31)
Track 069 deg to Center Island(78WA) 4.2nm
Touch and Go at Center Island(78WA)
Track 029 deg to Decatur Shores(WN07) 1nm
Touch and Go at Decatur Shores(WN07)
Track 026 deg to Decatur Jones( WA18) 0.7nm
Touch and go at Decatur Jones( WA18)
Track 034 deg to Cypress Island(SJI3) 5.8nm
Touch and Go at Cypress Island(SJI3)
Track 357 deg to Sinclairs Secret(SJI6) 2.5nm
Touch and Go at Sinclairs Secret(SJI6)
Track 355 deg to Sinclair Island(SJI4) 0.7nm
Touch and Go at Sinclair Island(SJI4)
Track 230 deg to Blakely Island(38WA) 6.6nm
Touch and Go at Blakely Island(38WA)
Track 220 deg to Windsock(4WA4) 3nm
Touch and Go at Windsock(4WA4)
Track 287 deg to Wilding Farm(6WA5) 2.7nm
Touch and Go at Wilding Farm(6WA5)
Track 257 deg to Shaw Island(SJI2) 1.3nm
Touch and Go at Shaw Island(SJI2)
Track 310 deg to Crane Island(KCKR) 1.6nm
Touch and Go at Crane Island(KCKR)
Track 351 deg to Deer Harbor(SJI1) 1.4nm
Touch and Go at Deer Harbor(SJI1)
Track 072 deg to Clam Harbor(WA35) 1.8nm
Touch and Go at Clam Harbor(WA35)
Track 336 deg to Crow Valley(WA39) 1.7nm
Touch and Go at Crow Valley(WA39)
Track 010 deg to Orcas Island(KORS) 3.9nm
Full Stop landing at Orcas Island(KORS) +++ 10min break +++
Take off from Orcas Island(KORS)
Track 256 deg to Waldron(90WA) 4.2nm
Touch and Go at Waldron(90WA)
Track 243 deg to Stuart Island West(2WA3) 8.3nm
Touch and Go at Stuart Island West(2WA3)
Track 094 deg to Stuart Island(7WA5) 1.9nm
Touch and Go at Stuart Island(7WA5)
Track 095 deg to Johns Island(SJI10) 1nm
Touch and Go at Johns Island(SJI10)
Track 151 deg to Spieden Island(SJI9) 1.5nm
Touch and Go at Spieden Island(SJI9)
Track 256 deg to Victoria Intl(CYYJ) 11.2nm
Touch and Go at Victoria Intl(CYYJ)
Track 284 deg to Duncan(CAM3) 12.9nm
Touch and Go at Duncan(CAM3)
Track 039 deg to Vancouver(CZBB) 34nm
Touch and Go at Vancouver(CZBB)
Track 092 deg to Lynden(38W) 23nm
Touch and Go at Lynden(38W)
Track 182 deg to Bellingham Intl(KBLI) 10.3nm
Touch and Go at Bellingham Intl(KBLI)
Track 151 deg to Skagit Regl(KBVS) 19.9nm
Touch and Go at Skagit Regl(KBVS)
Track 135 deg to Arlington Mun(KAWO) 21nm
Touch ad Go at Arlington Mun(KAWO)\
Track 173 deg to Seattle Center(UP1) 33nm
Track 145 deg to Boeing Field(KBFI) 5.8nm
Full Stop Landing at Boeing Field(KBFI)

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

Airport details:

Renton Mun(KRNT)
Elev: 32’
RW 16/34 Asphalt

Orcas Island(KORS)
Elev: 35’
RW 16/34 Bimuminous

Boeing Field(KBFI)
Elev: 22’
RW 14L/32R Asphalt
RW 14R/32L Asphalt

Aircraft: Twin Otter, Kodiak 100 or Caravan (or similar Bush Plane).

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 Renton Municipal (KRNT) to Boeing King Co Intl (KBFI).lnmpln (8.7 KB)

MSFS: VFR Renton Municipal (KRNT) to Boeing King Co Intl (KBFI).pln (11.9 KB)

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