UPDATED WITH FLIGHT PLAN
Happy new year, everyone! Let’s welcome 2021 with a short and fun bush flying trip in sunny Spain.
Flight Length: 124 nm; approx 2.5 hours
Altitude: 5000ft max
Aircraft Type: Cubs, Cessnas, Caravans, Bonanzas, anything that can land and take off on short spots
Cruising Speed: around 110 ktas
Time & Weather Setting: 12PM-3PM at start should be fine (3PM at start for a sunset landing); Scattered Clouds works best, but optional
Server: SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Multiplayer Settings: Set to “All Players”
Date: Saturday, January 2nd
Start Time: 19:00 ZULU
Comms: “Event Flight” @MSFS Bush Pilots Discord Server - https://discord.gg/Z5f5nkETQS
Description: We kick off the new year with this short but action-packed leg starting at Valencia, flying over rolling hills until we reach some twisting river valleys for some low-altitude flying. After a short rest at a bush strip, we reach a set of wind turbines ripe for a bit of slalom racing. From then it’s low hills and riverbeds again until the 1200 years old, magical city of Cuenca with its world famous, 600 years old Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) and a 40 meters high footbridge begging to be flown under.
The flight ends at a small airstrip just north of the historic city.
In-Flight Entertainment: Finding interesting places to land along the way and watch each other make a mess out of it.
If you want to experience Cuenca in its full glory, and especially if you want to try flying under the footbridge, you need to install this free addon, as the default city doesn’t look so good and doesn’t include the bridge. (The download is 75mb, and should have a slight effect on your framerate.)
You may want to try out the free Bonanza, Cessna Caravan, Savage Cub and XCub mods for better performance and shorter landings/takeoffs. Even if you don’t want to fly them, installing them will make sure that you see other player’s planes properly instead of a brown Bonanza.
Community Aircraft Mods Megathread
To see liveries properly, the Liveries megapack may be necessary.
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 without any fear, but get out of the way ASAP and park somewhere nearby.
FLIGHT PLAN: Spain Leg 7 - VFR LEVC (Manises) to LESS (Sotos Airport).pln (20.6 KB)