[Official] Community Fly-In Friday: Earth Day

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 @Jummivana, @SeedyL3205, @simtom2, and @JoeyBolo77

When: Friday, April 21 @ 1800Z 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:


In January 1969, there was a major oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Images of marine wildlife coated in black oil dominated the television airways, and this led to an increased interest in environmental issues in the United States. Later that year, at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco, activist John McConnell proposed a new global holiday to celebrate Earth’s life and beauty. McConnell’s proposal eventually become known as Earth Day, celebrated around the world every year on April 22. For this week’s Community Fly-In, we will be visiting Santa Barbara and San Francisco, two cities with direct links to the origin of Earth Day, and then continue onwards to Yosemite National Park to take in the beautiful natural scenery.

Pilots on PC can download the .pln file below:
2023-04-21 Earth Day.PLN (4.5 KB)

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


Recommended aircraft: Daher TBM 930, Beechcraft King Air, or any other plane of your choice that can maintain a cruise speed of around 220 knots.


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.


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.


Nice! Think I will use a green/blue livery for this one! :earth_africa:


Waypoints for XBOX pilots
2023-04-21 Earth Day.txt (2.0 KB)


This flight plan looks excellent, have fun while I’m working!

Actually, just had an idea, if someone was willing to host, it would be lovely to “repeat” the official community fly-in’s a few hours later so that the folks in PST → EST can get together after work :sunglasses: (5PM PST/8PM EST would allow most to get to bed just after 10 on the east coast too if need be).


Yes, I never get to participate because of work.

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It was a very nice flight again. Stunning scenery and recognized everything from the one time I was in yosemite valley. Struggling with the handling of the Daher and crashed on final because of impatience to do a go-around on the sign-off :smiley:
Cu next time!



Sorry to be late to the party, started a new job this week not sure if I was going to have a chance to do the event. I started flying then decided to auto pilot it when I went to grab a bite to eat, clearly you can see how that went for me: