[OFFICIAL] Community Fly-In Friday: Earth Day Flight with VIP Guest


Arlington Municipal Airport, home of Eviation, as seen in Microsoft Flight Simulator

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.

Hosted by @SeedyL3205, @Jummivana, and @simtom2

When: Friday, April 22 @ 1900Z for two hours.
2022-04-22T19:00:00Z
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 DETAILS

April 22 is Earth Day. In recognition of this day, we have invited a special VIP guest to join us on our Community Fly-In Friday livestream. Gregory Davis is a commercial pilot, aerospace engineer, and President & Interim CEO of Eviation, makers of an upcoming all-electric commuter plane known as Alice. Greg will be here to answer questions from the community and share his expertise about the future of environmentally-sustainable aviation.

We just published a Community Spotlight article about Greg. You can read it here:

Community Spotlight: Gregory Davis - Microsoft Flight Simulator

Gregory also recently appeared on national television in the United States during a segment of NBC’s Today Show. You can watch the clip below:

This week’s group flight will be in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region, taking off from British Columbia, Canada and flying to Washington, USA. We will depart from Abbottsford, perform a touch & go at Arlington Municipal Airport (home of Eviation), fly over the Microsoft Flight Simulator office in Redmond, past downtown Seattle, then make our way to KHQM for our final full stop landing.

Pilots on PC can download the .pln file here:
Community Fly-In Friday 2022-04-22 Earth Day.PLN (3.1 KB)

We will be starting at CYXX. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the runway in preparation for departure.

AIRCRAFT

Recommended aircraft: Cessna 172, Cub Crafters X or NX Cub, Pipistrel Virus, or any other plane of your choice with a cruise speed of about 120 knots.

MULTIPLAYER SETTINGS

Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.

Variable Setting
Server SE Asia
Multiplayer All Players
Live traffic As preferred
Weather Few Clouds
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.

COMMUNICATION

To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Discord” at https://discord.gg/msfs will be available to join.

LET’S FLY

This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.

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Here is a breakdown of the flight plan for Xbox pilots who want to create a flight plan for the event. YouTube has some great tutorials on how to create a flight plan on Xbox so if you need assistance search for ‘MSFS 2020 flight plan Xbox’ in YouTube. You will need to create two custom waypoints, I suggest using Google Earth to help find the locations.

  1. CYXX Abbotsford Runway 19 departure airport
  2. KAWO Arlington Mun home of Eviation (touch and go)
  3. MSFS Offices Redmond Custom Waypoint at N47° 40’ 9.88",W122° 7’ 23.49"
  4. Space Needle Custom Waypoint at N47° 37’ 13.84",W122° 20’ 57.42"
  5. KBFI Boeing/King Co Intl
  6. KOLM Olympia Rgnl
  7. KHQM Hoquiam arrival airport

Set cruising altitude to 2500 in the Nav Log in the top right of the World Map.

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When will be the next Fly-In on an European-Server?

The server used by events like this one is due to the idea that the South East Asia server has less traffic on it, therefore creating a better experience for the participants in the multi player event.

There is nothing else to the choice of server than that. And it’s debatable if it even makes a difference…













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