On YouTube, I came across this series of videos of a Diamond DA62 ferry flight from Diamond’s factory in Austria to their other factory in Canada:
I’ve never “crossed the pond” in a piston aircraft, so I thought it would be an interesting experience to recreate this flight in MSFS. Wanted to share the route with others who may want to try it too.
There are freeware mods for all of the airports on the route, which I’ll list below. I haven’t checked out all of them in detail, but some of them look quite nice. In addition, the DA62X mod is a must, of course:
I don’t have a lot of time for simming, so I’ll probably be taking my time with this flight, but I’ll post screenshots if I make some good ones. In the meantime, here’s the DA62 ready to go in front of the Diamond factory in Wiener Neustadt:
Here is the route of the flight, with notes and links to scenery.
LOAN Wiener Neustadt East
The Diamond factory is at the western end of the airport and is represented in the addon scenery.
Initially, they filed this leg to BIEG Egilsstaðir, then continued on to Reykjavik when the headwind reduced enough to make this possible.
Alternate in case of stronger than forecast headwinds was BGKK Kulusuk on the east coast of Greenland.
CYGL La Grande Rivière
CYXU London, Ontario
The Diamond factory is at the southern end of the airport; there’s a slightly hidden taxiway that leads there from the departure end of runway 33. This taxiway is in the scenery, though there aren’t any parking positions defined there and the factory itself appears to be just a default building – but it should be possible to taxi to the factory.