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.
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:
Remember, remember the 5th of November! On November 5, 1605, an assassination attempt against the English monarch, King James I, was discovered and foiled. The conspirators’ plan was to detonate large amounts of gunpowder under the House of Lords during the opening session of Parliament while the King was present.
Among the conspirators was explosives expert Guy Fawkes, whose name has since become synonymous with the gunpowder plot. For the next four centuries, November 5 (known as “Guy Fawkes Day” or “Bonfire Night”) is commemorated across the UK each year with fireworks displays and by burning effigies of Fawkes.
For our Community Fly-In this week, we will be flying from York (birthplace of Guy Fawkes) southbound to London where we will fly over the Palace of Westminster (which Fawkes and his co-conspirators attempted to blow up) and the Tower of London (where they were imprisoned).
To get into the spirit of Bonfire Night, PC pilots may wish to download the freeware We Love VFR Xtra - Fireworks add-on. This mod will create beautiful fireworks displays all over the UK when the in-sim date and time is set to 1900-2200 on November 5.
Pilots on PC can download the .pln file here:
2023-11-03 Guy Fawkes Day.PLN (3.7 KB)
We will be starting at UK11. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the runway in preparation for departure.
Recommended aircraft: Cessna 172, CubCrafters X or NX Cub, Diamond DV20, JMB Aviation VL-3, or any other plane of your choice that can maintain a cruising speed of 110 knots or greater.
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
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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.