[Official] Community Fly-In: Newfoundland

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, and @simtom2

When: Friday, March 31 @ 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:


On March 31, 1949, the former British colony of Newfoundland was admitted as Canada’s :canada: tenth province. To mark this anniversary, this week’s fly-in will be an aerial tour of the island affectionately known as “The Rock” (no, not that The Rock). Newfoundland has also featured heavily in aviation history. Due to its location in the North Atlantic, Newfoundland’s airports were used for many early transatlantic flights in the days before planes had the practical range to fly from the continental USA to Europe and vice versa. Perhaps most famously, the town of Gander (whose airport will feature as a touch & go stop during our flight) played a very important role during the events immediately following the 9/11 attacks. Thirty-eight airliners en route from Europe were diverted to Gander after the FAA closed all US airspace. This story – and the lasting friendships between Gander residents and the stranded passengers and air crews that were formed out of this tragedy – were depicted in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Come From Away.

Pilots on PC can download the .pln file below:
2023-03-31 Newfoundland.PLN (3.0 KB)

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


Recommended aircraft: Diamond DA40, Cirrus SR22, Beechcraft Bonanza, or any aircraft of your choice that can maintain a cruise speed greater than 130 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.


Good morning. Here is a screen snip of the flight plan detail from Little Navmap to help Xbox users with the waypoints:


Select the departure and arrival airports then add the points between.

Happy flying.


Fun fact for any who may be interested/care… I am half newfie so it was fun to fly around Canada’s tenth province to celebrate the historical significance:
[Official] Community Fly-In: Newfoundland - YouTube

Back in February of this year I actually flew around Newfoundland, a bit of a different path, my path was St. John’s International Airport to Bell Island Airport, anyone who knows will tell you that’s a short flight, but I made a slight detour in it, which went around the entire coast of Newfoundland:
MSFS - Flying Around the Coast Of Newfoundland - YouTube

Also off the coast of Newfoundland is where the Titanic sank, I wish a POI got added for that. They got one on google maps. I also flew the Titanic route too but I won’t post the link here I think two videos are enough for this post.

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What time of it at in California?

Noon Today

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Ok, thanks!

Bit of trouble getting started tonight?

Hello @DaddyPlump,

The livestream starts at 1900Z, which is 30 minutes from the time of this message.


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When you leave work early on Friday to beat the traffic, and everyone has the same idea…

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Great job on the Fly-in today Seedy. As a fellow Canadian, I was impressed by your commentary and even learned some stuff (which at my age is rare!).

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