Aussie Group Flights Team: Mount Cook Glacier Tour

Hop aboard your bush aircraft with either Snow Skis or Tundra Tyres at Mt Cook airport(NZMC) and take a tour around the area, landing on glaciers and other scenic areas before returning back to Mt Cook airport.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2022-08-12T10:00:00Z


Route: Mount Cook Airport(NZMC) - Mueller Glacier(LP1) - Chalet(LP2) - Dobson River(LP3) - Richardson Glacier(LP4) - Hooker Glacier(LP5) - Noeline Glacier(LP6) - Mount Cook(POI1) - La Perouse Glacier(LP7) - Grand Plateau(LP8) - Haupapa/Tasman Glacier(LP9) - Ball Glacier(LP10) - Tasman Lake(POI2) - Mount Cook Airport(NZMC).

Take off from Mount Cook Airport(NZMC)
Track 308 deg to Mueller Lake(WP1) 3.8nm
Track 237 deg to Huddleston Glacier(WP2) 1.3nm
Track 202 deg to Frind Glacier(WP3) 1nm
Track 161 deg to Mueller Glacier(LP1) 1.3nm
Full Stop landing at Mueller Glacier(LP1)
Take off from Mueller Glacier(LP1)
Track 133 deg to Mount Annette(WP4) 1.2nm
Track 204 deg to Chalet(LP2) 0.6nm
Full Stop landing at Chelet(LP2)
Take off from Chelet(LP2)
Track 202 deg to Dobson River(WP5) 2.9nm
Track 166 deg to Dobson River bank landing(LP3) 1.3nm
Full Stop landing at Dobson River(LP3)
Take off from Dobson River(LP3)
Track 252 deg to Richardson Glacier(LP4) 2.1nm
Full Stop landing at Richardson Glacier(LP4)
Take off from Richardson Glacier(LP4)
Track 023 deg to Hour Glass Glacier(WP6) 1.8nm
Track 353 deg over Selwyn Glacier to Welchman Glacier(WP7) 2.2nm
Track 019 deg over Bonnie and Milo Glaciers to Ngakanohi Glacier(WP8) 2.7nm
Track 356 deg  over Frind Glacier to Tuckett Glacier(WP9) 2.1nm
Track 038 deg to Eugenie Glacier(WP10) 1.3nm
Track 068 deg to Hooker Lake(WP11) 1.4nm
Track 357 deg to Hooker Glacier(LP5) 1.2nm
Full Stop Landing at Hooker Glacier(LP5) +++ 10 min break +++
Take off from Hooker Glacier(LP5)
Track 338 deg to Hooker Glacier(WP12) 1.4nm
Track 352 deg to Noeline Glacer(LP6) 1.1nm
Full Stop Landing at Noeline Glacer(LP6)
Take off from Noeline Glacer(LP6)
Track 024 deg to Mount Cook(POI1) 1nm
Circumnavigate Mount Cook and note the NZ Flag position
Track 248 deg to WP13 2.3nm
Track 254 deg to Gulch Glacier(WP14) 1.4nm
Track 290 deg to La Perouse Glacier(LP7) 2.5nm
Full Stop Landing at La Perouse Glacier(LP7)
Take off from La Perouse Glacier(LP7)
Track 074 deg to La Perouse Glacer(WP15) 2.6nm
Track 046 deg to WP16 1.6nm
Track 076 deg to Grand Plateau(LP8) 3.1nm
Full Stop Landing at Grand Plateau(LP8)
Take off from Grand Plateau(LP8)
Track 011 deg to Haast Glacier(WP17) 1.4nm
Track 055 deg to Haupapa Glacier(LP9) 2.3nm
Full Stop Landing at Haupapa Glacier(LP9)
Take off from Haupapa Glacier(LP9)
Track 193 deg to Ball Glacier(LP10) 5.1nm
Full Stop Landing at Ball Glacier(LP10)
Take off from Ball Glacier(LP10)
Track 154 deg to Tasman Lake(POI2) 3.4nm
Track 179 deg to Mount Cook Airport(NZMC) 5.7nm
Full Stop Landing at Mount Cook Airport(NZMC)

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 9,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Mount Cook Airport(NZMC)
Elev: 2,162’
RW 13/31 Asphalt

Aircraft: Aircraft fitted with skis or tundra tyres.

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 10:00z. 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: VFR Mount Cook Airport (NZMC) to Mount Cook Airport (NZMC).lnmpln (6.2 KB)

MSFS: VFR Mount Cook Airport (NZMC) to Mount Cook Airport (NZMC).pln (7.1 KB)

Some teaser shots from the event …

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