Aussie Group Flights Team: Warbirds over Africa - Chingozi to Likoma

In this series we will be flying warbirds over scenic areas in Africa. Typical warbirds that will be used in the series are Spitfire, Mustang, Corsair, Hurricane, DC6, DC3 and Caribou.

In this event, we will fly from Chingozi(FQTT) in Mozambique to Likoma(FWLK) in Malawi.

We will fly this leg in the DC3.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-09-20T20:00:00Z


Route: Chingozi(FQTT) Chileka Intl(FWCL) Zomba(FWZA) Mvuu Camp(VUU) Salima(FWSM) Likoma(FWLK).

Take off from Chingozi(FQTT)
Track 079 deg to Chileka Intl(FWCL) 81nm
Touch and Go at Chileka Intl(FWCL)
Track 061 deg to Zomba(FWZA) 30nm
Full Stop Landing at Zomba(FWZA) +++ 10 minute break +++
Take off from Zomba(FWZA)
Track 359 deg to Mvuu Camp(VUU) 33nm
Touch and Go at Mvuu Camp(VUU)
Track 334 deg to Salima(FWSM) 78nm
Touch and Go at Salima(FWSM)
Track 011 deg to Likoma(FWLK) 101nm
Full Stop landing at Likoma(FWLK).

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

Airport details:

Elev: 525’
RW 01/19 Bituminous

Chileka Intl(FWCL)
Elev: 2,555’
RW 10/28 Bituminous
RW 15/33 Bituminous

Elev: 2,646’
RW 09/27 Asphalt

Mvuu Camp(VUU)
Elev: 1,604’
RW 08/26 Grass

Elev: 1,688’
RW 17/35 Grass

Elev: 1,632’
RW 01/19 Asphalt

Aircraft: DC3

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. Unless of course the event includes airliners.

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. Let’s 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 Chingozi (FQTT) to Likoma (FWLK).lnmpln (2.0 KB)

MSFS: VFR Chingozi (FQTT) to Likoma (FWLK).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_AfWB.pdf - Simplify your life

Event reminder …