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.
This guided tour will is brought to you by @SeedyL3205!
When: Friday, 2000Z, 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.
This week, we’ll be to re-visiting parts of our last holiday before COVID-19 hit, a trip to the lush and beautiful Tanzania in East Africa! Just like our real journey, this fly-in will be in two parts: the first will be a climb to the summit of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, and the second will be a safari tour of several of Tanzania’s national parks and wildlife conservation areas.
We will depart from Kilimanjaro International Airport (ICAO: HTKJ) and immediately turn onto a northerly heading towards Kilimanjaro. Our flight plan will see as follow the “Machame Route”, the same footpath FactualGull and I used last December to hike 19,300 feet above sea level to Africa’s highest point, Uhuru Peak. During the ascent, we will share many stories about our journey to the summit and the wonderful people we met along the way.
After reaching Uhuru Peak, the second part of our flight plan will see us descend to the town of Arusha then go on a safari across the African savannah to Ngorongoro Crater for some incredibly striking views and unique topology. We will end the tour by landing at Lake Manyara airfield (ICAO: HTLM).
I have selected the Cessna 208 for this flight, a fitting choice since we require an aircraft with a service ceiling of at least 20,000 feet, and Caravans are an incredibly common sight in Tanzania as they are widely used to ferry tourists to safari destinations such as Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park. For those pilots who join late or need to catch up to the group for any reason, airports en route include Arusha (ICAO: HTAR), and Ngorongoro (ICAO: HTNV).
We will be taking the Cessna 208 Caravan.
Starting airport is TBD. Please load your aircraft 15 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|
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 downloadable here: Nov 13 Community Fly-In Tanzania.PLN (4.0 KB)
To use the flight plan, follow these steps:
- Download the flight plan to a easy-to-remember location
- Open MSFS
- Go to the globe
- 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.