[Official] Community Fly-In Friday: National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day poster from NASA

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, @Pieter2427, and @simtom2

When: Friday, August 19 @ 1900Z 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:


By decree of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939, August 19 of each year is observed in the United States as National Aviation Day. This date was selected because it is the birthday of Orville Wright. To celebrate National Aviation Day, our Community Fly-In Friday this week will the group journey to Orville’s birthplace in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton also has other strong links to aviation: it is the home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the largest military aviation museum in the world.

Pilots on PC can download the .pln file here:
Community Fly-In Friday 2022-08-19 National Aviation Day.PLN (3.0 KB)

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


Recommended aircraft: CubCrafters X or NX Cub, Cessna 172, Pipistrel Virus, Flight Design CTSL, Pilatus PC-6 Porter, or any other plane of your choice with a cruise speed of about 120 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.


Hello fellow Simmers. I’m on XBox s. Don’t have Discord. Also I’m using Beta 10, will I be able to join?

Gloomylake935 (Rich)

Thank you

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Hello @GloomyLake935,

Yes, this event is open to all players on all platforms (PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming). If you are on the SU10 beta build, you will not be able to see other players on the SU9 live build (and vice versa), but these fly-ins typically have many people on both builds, so you’ll still see lots of other planes.

To join the flight, all you need to do is spawn at KFTK on the SE Asia server at 1900Z. Also, we suggest you watch the livestream on Twitch so you can listen to the commentary from our hosts.

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SE Asia server is mandatory for a good experience? Looking to join up with my first one today.

Yes, please set your server to SE Asia or else you won’t see all the other participants in the group flight.

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Why Asia Server? The ping is over 200

I already know which plane I’ll use: the new Beechcraft Bonanza V35

Latency doesn’t have a huge effect for something like this. I don’t think it was ever categorically stated, but all you are changing is the MP server, not content serves so your scenery will likely still be streamed from your usual source.

That said I don’t know why SE Asia is chosen by many MSFS streamers.

Anyone else going to be flying the new Bonanza?

Ping doesnt matter.
SEAsia because its early morning over there and theoretically less people on the server??
New Bonanza YUP

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Had a great time flying !! :slight_smile:


Morning Seedy, got in a little late. Didn’t see any gamer tags that I reconsidered, like yours. I under stand tha t I could have joined anywhere not necessaryly Fort Knox!
Can’t wait for the next flight.