Hello MSFS pilots!
A few months ago, FactualGull and I led an epic 11 stage tour across the Silk Road in MSFS. For our next tour, we’ll be flying the length of the Nile River, starting at Lake Victoria in Uganda and heading all the way North to Alexandria where the Nile Delta empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Pilots of any skill level are welcome to join us for what promises to be a very scenic flight over some of the most fertile land on the entire planet. During each stage, FactualGull and I will be sharing interesting facts and trivia about the land, people, culture, history, and food & drink of the areas we are flying over.
All flights are on Saturday evenings starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z and will be livestreamed on my Twitch channel at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. Multiplayer mode will be enabled on the West USA server, so come fly with us! Each stage is estimated to last approximately three hours of flying time. You can see the itinerary in the table below. Note that on each stage we will be following the flow of the Nile River, not flying directly from A to B as the crow flies.
||Saturday, May 8, 2021
||Entebbe (HUEN) to Juba (HSSJ)
||Saturday, May 15, 2021
||Juba (HSSJ) to Malakal (HSSM)
||Saturday, May 22, 2021
||Malakal (HSSM) to Khartoum (HSSS)
||Saturday, May 29, 2021
||Khartoum (HSSS) to Merowe (HSMN)
||Saturday, June 5, 2021
||Merowe (HSMN) to Abu Simbel (HEBL)
||Saturday, June 12, 2021
||Abu Simbel (HEBL) to Assiut (HEAT)
||Saturday, June 19, 2021
||Assiut (HEAT) to Alexandria (HEAX)
||Saturday, June 26, 2021
||Suez Canal & Sinai Peninsula: Alexandria (HEAX) to Sharm El-Sheikh (HESH)
Stage 1 is tonight! Come fly along with us (West USA server in MSFS and livestreamed at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL) starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z. You can download the .pln file for tonight’s flight here:
Do I need to register in Twitch to access voice comms?
You can join the Twitch stream for voice comms. You can register for an account if you want to chat or just lurk if that’s your preference.
Edit: you can also join this Discord server if you want to have real-time voice comms with other pilots flying along with the group: https://discord.gg/kUEtJkpQXR
What’s going to be the average cruise speed for the flight?
Or aircraft you’re using/recommend?
We’re aiming for a cruising speed of around 150 kts to complete the flight in ~3 hours. I will personally be flying a Cirrus SR22 for the first leg, but any of the faster GA planes should be fine. If you don’t mind circling a bit so you don’t get too far ahead of the group, you can choose a faster plane if that’s your preference. We always have a few people flying a Spitfire or A320 or MB-339 or whatever in all of my group flights.
Stage 2 of the Nile tour is tomorrow (Saturday, May 15) starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z. As always, pilots of any skill level are invited to fly along with the group on the West USA server starting from Juba (HSSJ). We will be livestreaming the flight on my Twitch channel at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. Those wishing to join this group flight can download the .pln file here:
Sunset over the Nile was awesome
One of the community members who joined Stage 2 of the tour last night, RickMurray, recorded this time-lapsed video of the flight:
Stage 3 is tonight! Come fly with us from Malakal (HSSM) in South Sudan to Khartoum (HSSS), capital of Sudan and the confluence of the White and Blue Niles. The flight starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. The .pln file is linked below. See you in the sky!
Tonight is Stage 4 of the tour! We’ll be flying from Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum to Merowe, site of the largest hydroelectric plant in Africa. As always, the flight starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z and will be livestreamed at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. For those MSFS pilots wishing to join us, we’ll be on the West USA server, and you can download the .pln file here:
Stage 5 is tonight. We’ll be spending most of the flight in Sudan but crossing the border into Egypt for our landing at Abu Simbel (HEBL), site of a large stone monument carved into the side of a mountain! This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built during the 13th century BCE during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II.
As always, this community flight is open to pilots of all skill levels. We start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z flying on the West USA server and livestreamed on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. Pilots wishing to fly along with the group can download the .pln file here:
Try to load this mod before the next leg
Stage 6 (Abu Simbel to Assiut) is tonight. As always, the start time is 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z, and we’ll be streaming the flight live at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. Pilots wishing to fly along with us can download the .pln file at the Dropbox link below. Also, we recommend everyone install the the freeware Abu Simbel scenery pack @KennyPDY linked in his post above. See you in the skies!
Join us tonight for Stage 7! We’ll be flying along the most famous stretch of the Nile River, past the Great Pyramids and Cairo en route to Alexandria. As always, the flight starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z on the West USA server at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. Pilots wishing to fly along with the group can download the .pln file at the link below:
Thanx for Flight plans. I will try these soon.
Tonight is the 8th and final stage of this journey! We’ll be flying over the Suez Canal and Sinai Peninsula. The flight starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT / 0000Z at https://twitch.tv/SeedyL. If you wish to join us, be sure to download the free Evergiven mod for the full blocked Suez Canal experience:
Ever Given - Suez Traffic Jam » Microsoft Flight Simulator
Is there a Flight Plan for tonight?