📌Scud Running in PNG ....Gunpilot's Challenging Flights

Welcome to the 69th flight event across the Gunpilot’s Challenging Flights series. This challenging Flights event will be conducted in West Papua, Indonesia , and is again guaranteed to give you more of the unique and challenging flight experience that you have come to expect from Gunpilot’s flight events.

This flight will have you rock’n & roll’n from mountain airstrip to mountain airstrip. While this part of the world is well regarded as possibly the most dangerous and challenging part of the world to be a pilot, we up the anti in this event to a level that will have you sweating more than if you were in a sauna. To reach this level of intensity, we will be flying through mountains and valleys while surrounded all around by dense cloud coverage, rain and lightning. If this is not enough, we will also be buffetted by very strong winds just to cap it all off.

In my opinion, this flight ranks as possibly the most demanding flight we have undertaken in the past 68 flight events so you will absolutely have to bring your A game to the runway if you are going to be able to successfully navigate and land all the way along the route.

If you only fly one event this year, this is the one!!!

When: Friday 14th January 2022 @ 2300 UTC

Where: West Papua, Indonesia

Flight Duration: Approx 3hrs (depending on numbers attending)

Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan (as always as flight planned around Caravan performance)


Discord Server: https://discord.gg/rDSJaBy8V7 Click on this link and you will be sent a very welcoming INVITE that will enable you to fully participate in the radio chatter with all the other pilots in the flight

Voice Chat accessed by clicking on Comms Radio

###Sometimes there are music tracks played - to turn the volume either up or down for your individual liking just right click on MEE6 tag in the list of people on Comms Radio and adjust volume up or down as you desire###

Cessna Caravan as all landing and other challenges built into flight are
tailored for this aircraft specifically

Turn Damage mode off as you will most likely suffer at least hard
landings if not full on crashes

Bring plenty of Duc Tape for running repairs

Crash Helmets are optional, Prayers are advisable

Embrace “SLEW” as it will be your friend by the end of the flight

Practicing to make Caravan landing approaches at IAS of between 40-50knts max will see you nailing difficult landings with ease and precision.

Make it easy on yourself to navigate around the route and accurately pinpoint the exact landing areas by downloading and using the free “LittleNavMap” s/w you can get on the web - you will never open the standard sim VFR Map again once you have tried this fantastic app that integrates seamlessly with MSFS2020.