Aussie Group Flights Team: Orkney Islands - Float Plane Adventure

Hop in your favourite amphibious aircraft and join us as we fly across the Orkney Islands to the north of Scotland from North Ronaldsay to Wick.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-03-10T03:00:00Z


Route: North Ronaldsay(EGEN) Loch of St Tredwell(WL5) Westray(EGEW) Loch of Burness(WL4) Sanday(EGES) Eday(EGED) Stronsay(EGER) Bay of Holland(WL3) Loch of Harray(WL12) Kirkwall(EGPA) Lamb Holm(EGKF) Water Sound(WL2) Flotta Isle(EGZQ) North Bay(WL1) Wick(EGPC).

Take off from North Ronaldsay(EGEN)
Track 266 deg to Loch of St Tredwell(WL5) 14nm
Full Stop Landing at St Tredwell(WL5)
Take off from St Tredwell(WL5)
Track 286 deg to Westray(EGEW) 1.9nm
Touch and Go at Westray(EGEW)
Track 220 deg to Loch of Burness(WL4) 2.7nm
Full Stop Landing at Loch of Burness(WL4)
Take off from Loch of Burness(WL4)
Track 108 deg to Sanday(EGES) 13.7nm
Touch and Go at Sanday(EGES)
Track 241 deg to Eday(EGED) 7.1nm
Touch and Go at Eday(EGED)
Track 119 deg to Stronsay(EGER) 4.5nm
Touch and Go at Stronsay(EGER)
Track 180 deg to Bay of Holland(WL3) 3.3nm
Full Stop Landing at Bay of Holland(WL3)
Take off from Bay of Holland(WL3)
Track 261 deg to Loch of Harray(WL12) 19nm
Full Stop Landing at Loch of Harray(WL12)
Take off from Loch of Harray(WL12)
Track 117 deg to Kirkwall(EGPA) 11.7nm
Full Stop Landing at Kirkwall(EGPA) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from Kirkwall(EGPA)
Track 178 deg to Lamb Holm(EGKF) 4.2nm
Touch and Go at Lamb Holm(EGKF)
Track 205 deg to Water Sound(WL2) 3.2nm
Full Stop Landing at Water Sound(WL2)
Take off from Water Sound(WL2)
Track 265 deg to Flotta Isle(EGZQ) 6.6nm
Touch and Go at Flotta Isle(EGZQ)
Track 238 deg to North Bay(WL1) 3.4nm
Full Stop Landing at North Bay(WL1)
Take off from North Bay(WL1)
Track 169 deg to Wick(EGPC) 21nm
Full Stop Landing at Wick(EGPC).

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 2,000’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

North Ronaldsay(EGEN)
Elev: 56’
RW 10/28 Cement
RW 03/21 Cement
RW 13/31 Grass

Elev: 30’
RW 09/27 Cement
RW 13/31 Grass
RW 01/19 Grass

Elev: 62’
RW 02/20 Cement
RW 10/28 Grass
RW 16/34 Grass

Elev: 13’
RW 07/25 Asphalt
RW 18/36 Grass

Elev: 39’
RW 02/20 Cement
RW 10/28 Grass
RW 06/24 Grass

Elev: 58’
RW 09/27 Asphalt
RW 06/24 Asphalt
RW 14/32 Asphalt

Lamb Holm(EGKF)
Elev: 57’
RW 05/23 Grass
RW 14/32 Grass

Flotta Isle(EGZQ)
Elev: 51’
RW 16/34 Asphalt

Elev: 126’
RW 13/31 Asphalt

Aircraft: Amphibious aircraft to suit Land and Water operations.

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 03:00z. 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 North Ronaldsay (EGEN) to Wick (EGPC).lnmpln (3.7 KB)

MSFS: VFR North Ronaldsay (EGEN) to Wick (EGPC).pln (4.5 KB)

Event reminder …

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