[Official] Community Fly-In Friday: World Tour Stage 10: Luxembourg to Paris

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, @Pieter2427, @simtom2, and @SimFlightPro
When: Friday, March 22 @ 1800Z for two hours.
2024-03-15T18:00:00Z
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:

FLIGHT DETAILS

The Community Fly-In Friday World Tour continues!

This week, we’re departing from Luxembourg and flying to the famed City of Light, Paris! :fr: En route, our flight plan will take us across the picturesque French countryside as we complete touch and go landings in Nancy and Reims.

Be sure to install the free World Update IV: France and Benelux and City Update II: France from the in-sim Marketplace for the best experience during this flight.

Pilots on PC can download the .pln file here:
2024-03-22 World Tour Stage 10 Luxembourg to Paris.PLN (3.0 KB)

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

AIRCRAFT

Recommended aircraft: Cessna 172, CubCrafters X or NX Cub, Pipistrel Virus, Flight Design CTSL, or any aircraft of your choice with a cruise speed of about 120 knots.

MULTIPLAYER SETTINGS

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.

COMMUNICATION

To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Discord” at https://discord.gg/msfs will be available to join.

LET’S FLY

This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.

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You do know it’s not until Friday, right? :slight_smile:

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Yes I do, however I fly on Xbox and you have to pay to play online so I tend to do the flights solo whenever I have time, for the most part it’s either Wednesday or Thursday.

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Does being on the same server absolutely matter?

Will ‘Auto’ setting on server choice also work.

The Ping to the SE Asia server is 247, where as USA is low as 54

ALSO: The MUSIC for/on the official streams creates a COPYRIGHT infraction on YouTube for anyone also livestreaming their perspective of the fly-in. No monetization is allowed.

-cheers & best

Hello @Kinneas2020,

We highly recommend using the SE Asia server for the Community Fly-In. You are certainly welcome to fly the route on any server of your choice, but you won’t see all the other planes from the group unless you’re on SE Asia, and that’s really the best part of these events.

Please note that ping only affects the latency of how quickly the positions of other aircraft are updated. Having a fast ping is important to multiplayer teams who do precision aerobatic formation flying, but for most people just flying normally, you probably won’t even notice a difference between 247ms vs 54ms latency.

Thanks,
MSFS Team

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Asia Server has for me the baddest ping from germany. 250ms. But i try it.

Reminder: the choice of multiplayer server only affects which other planes you see and the latency for how quickly the visual position of other aircraft is updated on your client. Unless you’re doing precision formation flying with other pilots in multiplayer mode, you almost certainly will not notice a meaningful difference by flying on a server with slightly higher ping.

Thanks,
MSFS Team

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But on Xbox, you can’t download the flight plan, right?

Correct. But you can follow the bunch :slight_smile:

As usual a fun flight! Looking forward to flying to Andorra.





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The CAP 10 is the one and only choice when you want to show off and zoom around in Paris

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Had a fantastic time flying with everybody today, I joined pretty late but it was still a swell time as usual :smiley: Decided to try out the Reno Air Races P-51 Mustang today, flies great, wind knocked me around a bit but nothing she couldn’t manage!





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I had a ping around 240ms (FRA) - there is no problem at all to join a group flight like this and also flying in loose formation that isn’t requiring a split second reaction.
You have to realize that 1000 Milliseconds are 1 sec.
You can have a lot of fun with a ping of 250ms when you don’t want to shoot everyone. :wink:
(well, I also know how much fun it is the other way around, …but let’s not get distracted)
We meet at South East Asia because in this zone we can expect that most of us have the same good/bad conditions, and we have an even playfield. We also don’t clog up the airspace/airports in other, more frequently used servers. As this isn’t exactly a coordinated mass flight, it’s more like a somewhat coordinated chaos. But very satisfying.
When you’re attending more often this kind of Fly-In’s you are sure able to get a PhD in swarm behavior of fishes or birds without having to face one of this species, and on top of it you will be able to answer very obscure trivia questions asked by our dear host SeedyL3205 (when you are simultaneously listening to the official twitch channel).
So you will also learn one or two things about the country you’re flying over, beyond the shape of its border (of course this doesn’t apply to Europeans. Everybody knows: Europeans are born with perfect geographical knowledge of their surrounding countries) and it will make you a more wholesome human being.
It is FUN
:smiley:

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Lol…Weird post. It’s all ok. I’m used to 30 ms from first-person shooters. You automatically always associate high pings with lags. But that’s right, in this case it doesn’t matter at all. But something else: The arrangement wasn’t that great. Too much self-expression with stunt flights instead of taking some nice video footage of the companions. Nobody there was interested in the quiz offered by Microsoft either. I think people would have preferred some nice photos and video sequences of everyone. We, who were flying behind, couldn’t be seen at all. Maybe you should think again. Better a shorter flight, landings and aerial and airport shots of everyone. I think it’s more interesting for the community that way. Beginners feel alone and unaccepted at the back of the queue.

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One observation. The cruise speed was said to be 120 knots. I selected the DHC Beaver because I need some Taildragger time and I just like the Beaver. It will do 120, barely. I was tail end charley the whole flight mostly. Everybody but the 172s left us in the dust. I did finish the flight in the two hour window, just.

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