[OFFICIAL] Community Fly-In Friday: Mach Loop

Above: A video from YouTube showing a Eurofighter Typhoon flying through the Mach Loop at low level.

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 for 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, @Pieter1982NL, and @simtom2

When: Friday, November 19 @ 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:


With the release of the Game of the Year Edition and Reno Air Races for Microsoft Flight Simulator, pilots now have access to some high performance hardware! That means it’s time for a flight through the famous Mach Loop, a circuit route through mountainous valleys in Wales. This is a popular training area for RAF and NATO pilots to practice high speed, low altitude flying. After completing our runs through the Mach Loop, we’ll continue on for a tour of the UK with touch and go landings in Liverpool, Birmingham, and Duxford before arriving at our final destination of Norwich. PC pilots who wish to join us can download the .pln file here:
Community Fly-In 2021-Nov-19 Mach Loop.pln (7.1 KB)

For Xbox pilots, I will spend the first few minutes of the stream quickly explaining how you can create your own flight plan using the World Map. Alternatively, you can simply fly along with the group without using a pre-defined flight plan.


Recommended aircraft: F/A-18, L-39, P-51, or similar.

We will be starting at EGOV. Please load your aircraft 10 minutes prior to take off and taxi over to the taxiway or parking.


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

Variable Setting
Server North Europe
Multiplayer All Players
Live traffic As preferred
Weather Few Clouds
Time of Day Day time

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.