Flight Length: 160 nm; approx 2.5 hours and change
Altitude: 4000/7000/4000/12000/6000 ft (prepare for big climbs and icing!)
Aircraft Type: Cubs, Caravans, Cessnas, etc (expect short landings and takeoffs)
Cruising Speed: 100+ ktas
Time & Weather Setting: 12PM-3PM at start should be fine; Few Clouds recommended; WARNING: clouds could be a visibilty issue above 7000ft
Server: SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Multiplayer Settings: Set to “All Players”
Start Time: 19:00 ZULU
Comms: MSFS Bush Pilots Discord Server https://discord.gg/Z5f5nkETQS
Due to the possible landing challenges we recommend turning CRASH DAMAGE OFF (Options > Assistance > Failure&Damage)
In this epic leg we start from the sunny beaches of Malaga, and warm up with some rolling hills, picturesqe towns and a few landing challenges. Then we climb up to a 7000 ft ridge, to what can affectionately be called a “target-rich environment” for mad mountaintop landing fun. After finishing with the playground, we regroup at a proper bush strip and swoop over some plains and twisty river valleys to Granada airport for a short break.
After the break we begin with flying over the magical Alhambra palaces, of which Sleepy Hollow scribe Washington Irwing wrote fondly in his short story collection “Tales of Alhambra”. Then it’s time to grab the climbing gear, hold on to the mixture controls and flip on every de-icing switch as we start the climb to 12000 ft to reach the highest peak of continental Spain, called Mulhacén, in the Sierra Nevada range. We celebrate passing the ridge with more wild landings, and a special mad downhill course before cruising into Almeria over some hills and windmills, where we finish the flight.
In-Flight Entertainment: The plan is to spot interesting and fun places to land along the way and watch as hilarity ensues. Also: mad downhill course.
You may want to try out the free Cessna Caravan, Savage Cub and XCub performance mods for better performance and shorter landings/takeoffs. Even if you don’t want to try them out, installing them will make sure that you see other player’s planes properly instead of a brown Bonanza.
Community Aircraft Mods Megathread
UPDATED: Savage Carbon - STOL Realism Mod (v1.0.5 / Nov 19)
To see liveries properly, the Liveries megapack may be necessary.
Optionally you can download the free Granada photogrammetry scenery to enjoy the full splendor of the Alhambra, but be warned: the scenery is ~2GB, and may impact loading time, performance and framerates. Install it only if you’re confident your PC can handle it.
Optional scenery for Almería, including the fortress featured in many epic movies and the Game of Thrones series
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT LOADING FLIGHT PLANS. Due to the nature of how FS2020 loads flight plans, if you load the plans in the sim, it will place you on the runway. If you CHANGE your spawn location, the flight plan will turn into a straight “DIRECT GPS” line flight. I suggest, leaving the flight plan as it is, spawn on the runway, but get out of the way ASAP and park somewhere nearby.
FLIGHT PLAN: SL3 - VFR Malaga (LEMG) to Almeria (LEAM).pln (17.0 KB)