(Photo from forum user @zkdos)
We will be hosting an Official Fly-in alongside a group of community members (you!) on Twitch. This is an open event, free to all 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 event is open to pilots on both the PC and Xbox platforms.
When: Friday, August 13 @ 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 with other members of the community.
Please see below for details on the upcoming Fly-In Event:
Flight plan: Edinburgh (EGPH) → The Kelpies → Falkirk Wheel (freeware addon, see below) → Stirling Castle → Loch Shiel → Glenfinnan Viaduct → Loch Eil → Loch Lochy → Fort Augustus Airstrip (EGVZ, Touch & Go) → Inverness (EGPE)
Pilots on the PC platform can download the .pln file for this flight here:
Community Fly-In 2021-08-13 Scottish Highlands.PLN (3.7 KB)
For Xbox pilots, I will spend the first few minutes of the stream quickly explaining how you can create your own flight plan using the World Map. Alternatively, you can simply fly along with the group without using a pre-defined flight plan.
Recommended aircraft: Cessna 172, Cub Crafter X Cub, JMB VL-3, or similar
We will be starting at EGPH. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the taxiway or parking.
Players on PC can optionally choose to install a freeware mod for the Falkirk Wheel Boat Lift, a visually-striking landmark we will cross during our flight. Use of this mod is encouraged but not required to enjoy this event.
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As preferred|
|Time of Day||Day time|
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.
To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Discord” at https://discord.gg/msfs will be available to join.
This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.