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 and plan is brought to you by @SeedyL3205.
When: Friday, 1900Z, 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.
16.10 FLIGHT DETAILS
We’ll be taking off from the airport in Golden, British Columbia (ICAO: CYGE), flying on a northeasterly heading through Howse Pass then turning south to fly along the Icefields Parkway. Enroute to the Town of Banff, we’ll see many stunningly beautiful lakes whose waters are an almost unworldly shade of azure blue, including Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake. Perhaps simtom2 or Pieter1982NL will call for a landing challenge on one of these? The flight will end at Banff Airport (ICAO: CYBA), a small grass field just outside of town. To protect local wildlife, this airstrip is reserved only for emergency landings in real life, but no such restriction exists in MSFS.
Please note that the .pln file linked below has the final destination as Calgary International Airport (ICAO: CYYC), but we will not be flying all the way to Calgary as part of this event. The Banff Airport is not recognized as an airstrip in MSFS (although from personal experience I can assure you it’s possible to land there), so I had to insert an alternate destination airport in order to create the flight plan.
We will be using an Icon A5 for this event.
Starting airport is CYGE. 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: Oct 23 Community Fly-In Golden to Banff.pln (6.6 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.