Aussie Group Flights Team: North Island Twins

Hop in your favourite twin engine prop aircraft and join us as we fly across the North Island of New Zealand from Wellington in the south to Rotorua in the north. We will cover some scenic areas and perform a few touch and goes with a rest break at beautiful Napier on the East Coast.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

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ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-03-30T19:00:00Z


Route: Wellington Intl(NZWN) Paraparaumu(NZPP) Palmerston North(NZPM) Napier(NZNR) Taupo(NZAP) Rotorua(NZRO).

Take off from Wellington Intl(NZWN)
Track 356 deg to Paraparaumu(NZPP) 27nm
Touch and Go at Paraparaumu(NZPP)
Track 017 deg to Palmerston North(NZPM) 45nm
Touch and Go at Palmerston North(NZPM)
Track 026 deg to Napier(NZNR) 77nm
Full Stop Landing at Napier(NZNR) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from Napier(NZNR)
Track 298 deg to Taupo(NZAP) 57nm
Touch and Go at Taupo(NZAP)
Track 355 deg to Rotorua(NZRO) 39nm
Full Stop Landing at Rotorua(NZRO).

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 5,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Wellington Intl(NZWN)
Elev: 41’
RW 16/34 Asphalt

Elev: 19’
RW 16/34 Bituminous

Palmerston North(NZPM)
Elev: 151’
RW 07/25 Bituminous

Elev: 6’
RW 16/34 Asphalt
RW 07/25 Asphalt
RW 16L/34R Grass

Elev: 1,335’
RW 17/35 Asphalt
RW 10/28 Grass

Elev: 938’
RW 18/36 Asphalt
RW 18L/36R Grass

Aircraft: Twin prop engine aircraft.

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

Flight plans for the event …

Little NavMap: VFR Wellington Intl (NZWN) to Rotorua Airport (NZRO).lnmpln (2.0 KB)

MSFS: VFR Wellington Intl (NZWN) to Rotorua Airport (NZRO).pln (2.6 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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