Gunpilot's Challenging Flights - Wingspans over Japan



Welcome to the 20th flight event in the Gunpilot’s Challenging Flights adventure series. This challenging flights event is located in the mountainous region of Japan, and is again guaranteed to give you more of the heart pounding and sweaty palms experience that you have come to expect from Gunpilot’s flight events.

This flight plan sees us honing our flying/landing skills in the Chūbu region (中部地方), Central Japan. This is a region in the middle of Honshū, Japan’s main island. In a broad definition, it encompasses nine prefectures, being:
[Aichi], [Fukui] [Gifu] [Ishikawa] [Nagano] [Niigata] [Shizuoka] [Toyama] and [Yamanashi].

The region is the widest part of Honshū and the central part is characterized by high, rugged mountains. The Japanese Alps divide the country into the Pacific side, sunny in winter, and the Sea of Japan which is snowy in winter.


When: Sunday 11th April @ 2300 UTC

Where: Japan

Flight Duration: Approx 3hrs (depending on numbers attending)

Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan (as always as flight planned around Caravan performance)


Discord Server: (click on “#event-news”)

Japan.pln (6.8 KB)

Voice Chat accessed by clicking on Comms Radio


Cessna Caravan as all landing and other challenges built into flight are
tailored for this aircraft specifically

Turn Damage mode off as you will most likely suffer at least hard
landings if not full on crashes

Bring plenty of Duc Tape for running repairs

Crash Helmets are optional, Prayers are advisable

Embrace “SLEW” as it will be your friend by the end of the flight

Practicing to make Caravan landing approaches at IAS of between 40-50knts max will see you nailing difficult landings with ease and precision.

Make it easy on yourself to navigate around the route and accurately pinpoint the exact landing areas by downloading and using the free “LittleNavMap” s/w you can get on the web - you will never open the standard sim VFR Map again once you have tried this fantastic app that integrates seamlessly with MSFS2020.