Aussie Group Flights Team: Kiwi Tigers - Mt Cook to Christchurch

KIWI TIGERS: In this event we explore the New Zealand South Island in Tiger Moths. LOW and SLOW is the aim of this adventure. The series will cover ten events around the New Zealand South Island as follows:

Event 1 Invercargill to Dunedin
Event 2 Dunedin to Timaru
Event 3 Timaru to Mt Cook
Event 4 Mt Cook to Christchurch
Event 5 Christchurch to Kaikoura
Event 6 Kaikoura to Nelson
Event 7 Nelson to Westport
Event 8 Westport to Franz Josef
Event 9 Franz Josef to Milford Sound
Event 10 Milford Sound to Invercargill

Leg 4: Mt Cook(NZMC) to Christchurch(NZCH)

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-01-30T19:00:00Z


Route: Mt Cook(NZMC) Lake Pukaki(WP1) Tekapo Aerodrome(NZTL) Lake Tekapo/Coal River(WP2) Mesopotamia Station(NZPL) Arrowsmith Station(NZMH) Derfield(NZDF) Christchurch Intl(NZCH).

Take off from Mt Cook(NZMC)
Track 151 deg to Lake Pukaki(WP1) 16.9nm
Track 054 deg to Tekapo Aerodrome(NZTL) 12.2nm
Touch and Go at Tekapo Aerodrome(NZTL)
Track 355 deg to Lake Tekapo/Coal River(WP2) 13.8nm
Track 036 deg to Mesopotamia Station(NZPL) 17.6nm
Touch and Go at Mesopotamia Station(NZPL)
Track 023 deg to Arrowsmith Station(NZMH) 15.4nm
Full Stop Landing at Arrowsmith Station(NZMH)  +++ 10 minute break +++
Take off from Arrowsmith Station(NZMH)
Track 058 deg to Darfield(NZDF) 33nm
Touch and Go at Darfield(NZDF)
Track 079 deg to Christchurch Intl(NZCH) 28nm
Full Stop landing at Christchurch Intl(NZCH)

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 7,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Mt Cook(NZMC)
Elev: 2,153’
RW 13/31 Asphalt

Tekapo Aerodrome(NZTL)
Elev: 2,496’
RW 11/29 Asphalt

Mesopotamia Station(NZPL)
Elev: 1,584’
RW 10/28 Dirt

Arrowsmith Station(NZMH)
Elev: 2,303’
RW 14/32 Asphalt

Elev: 1,198’
RW 10/28 Grass
RW 04/22 Grass

Christchurch Intl(NZCH)
Elev: 123’
RW 02/20 Bituminous
RW 11/29 Bituminous

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 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 19:00z. 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

Flightplans for the event …

Little NavMap: VFR Mount Cook Airport (NZMC) to Christchurch Intl (NZCH).lnmpln (2.3 KB)

MSFS: VFR Mount Cook Airport (NZMC) to Christchurch Intl (NZCH).pln (3.0 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_KT.pdf - Simplify your life

Event reminder …

Get ready for a scenic departure from Mount Cook airport.