We will be hosting an Official Fly-in alongside a group of community members (you!) on Twitch. This is an open event, free to those who would like to fly along with us and available for all skill levels. The goal is to have a great time, explore new locations of the world, and make new friends.
When: Friday, 1700Z, for two hours.
Where: The Official Twitch Channel of MSFS
There will also be a Discord event channel open for those who want to voice chat.
Please see below for details on the upcoming Fly-In Event.
Alright everyone, so route for Friday is an Idaho GroupFlight™️, we’re going to hit a few airstrips in the Idaho Backcountry, super challenging stuff even for season pilots, so bring your flying pants! All of this can be done with default scenery, but it’s much better with the custom scenery below, which is all free. The departure does have a commercial scenery that is on Marketplace, which can be used but is not needed.
There are a lot of fun landing challenges for this so hope you have all been practicing!
Departure: Johnson Creek (identifier is 3U2)
Route: 3U2 - NA9 - DEW - K10 - 85U - 12ID
Destination: Flying B Ranch (12ID)
- Johnson Creek (3U2): Johnson Creek Airport » Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Most other airstrips: Bush strips in Idaho & Oregon » Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Flying B Ranch (12ID): Flying B Ranch Landing Strip 12ID, Idaho, USA » Microsoft Flight Simulator
Recommended aircraft: This is definitely not doable in a C172. You’ll need a proper bush plane. Anything that can fly up to 10,000 ft (we might need to climb over some mountains) and can fly at 100 kts or so will work. Oh, and short runway performance is a must :).
Zlin Aviation Savage Cub
Cub Crafter’s X Cub
Freeware aircraft mods:
We will be starting at W–. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the taxiway or parking.
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As desired|
|Time of Day||Live|
To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Discord” at https://discord.gg/msfs will be available to join.
It is advised in this flight to turn off both aircraft collisions and terrain collisions. If you do crash, you can use “slew” mode to join the pack. If the pack will be too scattered before the first stop, we will use slew on a defined point to regroup.
A .PLN file is provided here:
IFR Johnson Creek (3U2) to Flying B Ranch Landing Strip (12ID).pln (8.8 KB)
To use the flight plan, follow these steps:
- Download the flight plan to a easy-to-remember location
- Open MSFS
- Go to the World Map
- Click “Load/Save” on the bottom of your screen
- Click “Load”
- Navigate to the downloaded flight plan
- Click load.
This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.