Land Of The Rising Sun - Part 2

This week’s Sizzling Nation community event will be twofold: Friday night and Saturday afternoon. You can participate in either one or both. Saturday’s event will be a continuation of Friday night’s flight. You can find information on Part 1 here.

PART 2: Osaka to Tokyo, Japan in the Cessna 172
When: Saturday, October 3rd @ 1PM ET/5PM Zulu
Where: YouTube ->
Plane: Cessna 172 (with or without G1000)

There will also be a Discord event channel open for those who want to voice chat. ->


SizzlingPopcorn will be hosting the event. We will start at RJOO on route to RJTF. On our journey, we will stop at a few airports and see several landmarks. To make it easier for you, we have created this flight plan that you can load into MSFS: RISINGSUNPART2.PLN (4.9 KB)

To use the flight plan, follow these steps:

  1. Download the flight plan to a easy-to-remember location
  2. Open MSFS
  3. Go to the globe
  4. Click “Load/Save” on the bottom of your screen
  5. Click “Load”
  6. Navigate to the downloaded flight plan
  7. Click load.


We will use custom weather.


Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.

Variable Setting
Multiplayer All
Live traffic As desired
Weather Few Clouds


To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Sizzling Nation Discord” at will be available to join. You can also follow along, with a slight delay, through the YouTube stream:

It is advised in this flight to turn off both aircraft collisions and terrain collisions. If you do crash, you can use the “slew” mode to join the pack.

This is event is open to everyone of all skill levels and is meant to be a fun event to meet other sim pilots.


We had a blast last night!

Part 2 will begin today at 5PM GMT.

NOTE: We will move over to the South-East Asia server as we have tested this earlier in the week and there were less issues with the server.

That was a blast! Some of those guys are comical as hell. I think I spent half the time laughing at someone, or something. There’s a great mix of personality types and skill levels. There are wacky dudes who spend half their time upside down (guilty), and then there are the guys who are flying the flight plan procedurally.

It seems to me as though it’s fairly easy to find somewhere to fit in, and I hope that a lot of 1st timers join us this afternoon. The more events I fly throughout the community, the more I see the same names all over the place. It’s a nice feeling to look around and see someone, and then just start cracking up because you begin thinking about something zany they did last night. You quickly begin to know what to expect out of whom, and like I said, some of those guys are comical. You end up looking forward to seeing them, hoping they make the next event.

Soooo, JOIN US TODAY everyone! The more the merrier. Don’t worry about experience, there is more than enough patience going around and people are always willing to help. No question is “too dumb”. Don’t be shy, you can listen in or constantly run your mouth (like I tend to do). Everyone is welcome. The 172 is on the flight plan, but people show up in everything that can keep up with (or pass) a 172.

I’ll arrive in an Extra 330 with both wing tanks empty, main tank full, and I key bind “Set Best Mixture” to my Hotas for convenience. It eases the workload while you’re doing maneuvers with huge elevation changes. I also slow the prop down 50 rpm’s or so.


Thanks so much for this flight. Great bunch!


@WobbliestAce53 Great to have you in the flight!

Our upcoming events:
Friday October 9th @ 11PM GMT - West Papua
Friday October 16th @ 11PM GMT - Oktoberfest

Next 2-part event will be Fri Nov 6th & Sat Nov 7th

We’ll post more info in the forums closer to the dates. You can also join the Discord to meet and fly with others throughout the week. ->

Great seeing you there. Thanks for flying with us!

Had a great time also. It was my first group flight!

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It was great to have you join us @flevy1! Hope to see you at another event!

I’ll be joining this Friday for sure.

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