Above: the planned route for Friday’s community fly-in
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, December 17 @ 2000Z 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:
This will be our final Community Fly-in of 2021. Thanks to everyone who has joined us on Fridays throughout the year to either fly along with the group or to watch the livestreams. We sincerely hope you have found these events enjoyable and a fun way to engage with other sim pilots from the MSFS community. Hopefully you have made some new friends along the way! In the new year, we will resume our regular Friday fly-ins starting January 7, 2022.
For this week’s flight, we will be departing from Celle Air Base (ETHC) and flying across Germany, the Netherlands, and the North Sea on a calm winter’s night en route to our destination of RAF Lakenheath (EGUL) in the UK.
No .pln file is needed for this week’s flight. Simply set your departure airport to ETHC and your arrival airport to EGUL.
Recommended aircraft: a turboprop or jet like the TBM 930, L-39 Albatross, or similar (suggested cruise speed of around 275 knots). If you own third-party planes, military jets like the MB-339 or Hawk T1 are good choices for this flight.
We will be starting at ETHC. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the runway in preparation for departure.
We will be using a custom weather preset for this flight, “Nice Snow”. For PC players, please download the file below and place it in the correct location depending on whether you have Microsoft Flight Simulator from the MS Store or from Steam (replace YOURNAME with your Windows username):
C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Weather\Presets
NiceSnow.WPR (2.5 KB)
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As preferred|
|Time of Day||Night|
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.