Chilean rescuers hold up a Misión Cumplida (“Mission Completed”) sign after all 33 trapped miners had been safely returned to the surface.
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 to pilots of 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 5 @ 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:
August 5 is the 12th anniversary of the Copiapó mining accident, an industrial disaster in which 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground following a cave-in. All 33 miners were successfully rescued and safely returned to the surface by October 13, 69 days after the collapse. To commemorate this event, our Community Fly-In Friday this week will see us tour the Atacama Desert in Chile, including a fly-over of the site of the Copiapó mine.
Pilots on PC can download the .pln file here:
Community Fly-In Friday 2022-08-05 Chile.PLN (12.9 KB)
We will be starting at SCSE. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the runway in preparation for departure.
Recommended aircraft: CubCrafters X or NX Cub, Cessna 172, Pipistrel Virus, Flight Design CTSL, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, or any other plane of your choice with a cruise speed of about 120 knots.
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As preferred|
|Time of Day||Daytime|
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.