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

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 Livingstone(FLHN) in Zambia to Chingozi(FQTT) in Mozambique.

We will fly this leg in the Spitfire/Mustang/Corsair/Hurricane.

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-09-13T20:00:00Z


Route: Livingstone(FLHN) Victoria Falls(POI1) Deka(FVDE) Manjolo(FVBG) Binga(FVBI) Lake Kariba(FVKB) Stakota(FLGW) Kariba Intl(FVKB) Chirundu(FVCD) Royal Zambesi Lodge(FLRZ) Chikwanya Game Lodge(FVCS) Blanguete(FLLU) Songo(FQSG) Chingozi(FQTT).

Take off from Livingstone(FLHN)
Track 176 deg to Victoria Falls(POI1) 6.5nm
Circumnavigate the Falls, then proceed on track
Track 109 deg to Deka(FVDE) 51nm
Touch and Go at Deka(FVDE)
Track 065 deg to Manjolo(FVBG) 31nm
Touch and Go at Manjolo(FVBG)
Track 047 deg to Binga(FVBI) 13.1nm
Touch and Go at Binga(FVBI)
Track 053 deg to Lake Kariba(FLSG) 26nm
Touch and Go at Lake Kariba(FLSG)
Track 040 deg to Stakota(FLGW) 40nm
Touch and Go at Stakota(FLGW)
Track 079 deg to Kariba Intl(FVKB) 53nm
Full Stop Landing at Kariba Intl(FVKB) +++ 10 minute break +++
Take off from Kariba Intl(FVKB)
Track 008 deg to Chirundu(FVCD) 31nm
Touch and Go at Chirundu(FVCD)
Track 061 deg to Royal Zambesi Lodge(FLRZ) 29nm
Touch and Go at Royal Zambesi Lodge(FLRZ)
Track 090 deg to Chikwanya Game Lodge(FVCS) 15.9nm
Touch and Go at Chikwanya Game Lodge(FVCS)
Track 096 deg to Blanguete(FLLU) 60nm
Touch and Go at Blanguete(FLLU)
Track 094 deg to Songo(FQSG) 125nm
Touch and Go at Songo(FQSG)
Track 128 deg to Chingozi(FQTT) 58nm
Full Stop landing at Chingozi(FQTT).

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

Airport details:

Elev: 3,255’
RW 10/28 Asphalt
RW 15/33 Asphalt

Elev: 1,773’
RW 11/29 Asphalt

Elev: 1,774’
RW 04/22 Asphalt

Elev: 1,950’
RW 07/25 Asphalt

Lake Kariba(FLSG)
Elev: 1,800’
RW 06/24 Asphalt

Elev: 1,642’
RW 06/24 Cement

Kariba Intl(FVKB)
Elev: 1,706’
RW 09/27 Asphalt

Elev: 1,280’
RW 08/26 Dirt

Royal Zambesi Lodge(FLRZ)
Elev: 1,264’
RW 08/26 Asphalt

Chikwenya Game Lodge(FVCS)
Elev: 1,248’
RW 14/32 Asphalt

Elev: 1,153’
RW 07/25 Asphalt

Elev: 2,904’
RW 17/35 Bituminous

Elev: 525’
RW 01/19 Bituminous

Aircraft: Spitfire/Mustang/Corsair/Hurricane

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 Livingstone (FLHN) to Chingozi (FQTT).lnmpln (3.6 KB)

MSFS: VFR Livingstone (FLHN) to Chingozi (FQTT).pln (4.8 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 …