Guided Switzerland Tour (Final Leg 4)
Dear fellow pilots,
Welcome to the final leg of our guided tour through Switzerland.
In a Nutshell
|When||Friday (January 15 2021), 1930Z (2030 Zurich local time)|
|Duration||2 hours (approx.)|
|Voice Chat||On the official FS 2020 Discord event channel: https://discord.gg/msfs|
|Aircraft||Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4|
LSGG-LSZS-Flightplan.pln (11.9 KB)
It’s urgent! We need to bring a VIP - codename “hot potato” - from Geneva to Samedan in Graubünden. Maybe hot potato needs to attend the WEF in nearby Davos. Maybe hot potato wants to go skiing for a day or two. Or maybe hot potato needs to go on an emergency shopping spree in St. Moritz - who knows!
And who are we to ask, we are just the pilots of a fancy, shiny Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4, ready to scream through the small valleys of the Alps, covered in snow and beautifully lit by the little villages over which we’ll do a low fly-by.
All we know is that hot potato has asked for several airplanes taking the same route, as anonymity for hot potato is essential!
We will continue our tour from Geneva airport (LSGG). After creating some waves in lake Geneva we will turn into the valley of the Valais and do a quick stopover in Sion (LSGS), to stock up with Valisian Pinot Noir wine. We then follow non-stop various (smaller) valleys to Samedan (LSZS).
This will be a scenic flight. Our hot potato has asked for a “quiet flight”, so not much commentary will be given during the flight this time
Start is at airport Geneva (LSGG) where we ended our previous leg.
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. The default amount of fuel should be sufficient.
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As desired|
|Weather||Live Weather (if feasible; otherwise Scattered Clouds + Snow Depth: 20)|
|Time of day||16:30 local (15:30 UTC) for great lighting|
To communicate with others, a voice channel on the "Official Microsoft Flight Simulator Discord” at https://discord.gg/msfs will be available to join.
In order to fully satisfy our hot potato we will be using a shiny Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4, or any equivalent aircraft that provides enough comfort, luxury and especially enough oomph to speed with 250+ knots through the small vallues.
A .PLN file is provided by the following link: LSGG-LSZS-Flightplan.pln (11.9 KB)
To use the flight plan, follow these steps:
- Download the flight plan to a easy-to-remember location
- Open MSFS
- Go to the globe
- Click “Load/Save” on the bottom of your screen
- Click “Load”
- Navigate to the downloaded flight plan
- Click load.
An optional calendar entry Tell Tours - Geneva to Samedan.ics is provided, if you want to set yourself a reminder.
Download as follows:
- Chrome / Edge: right-click and “Save target as…”
- Firefox: click on link, save the shown text (*.ics) file: “Save page as…” (right-click, “Save target as…” does not seem to work)
Then simply open the downloaded *.ics file and the default calendar app should import it.
Optional Scenery Add-Ons
We will visit the following locations. Free scenery add-ons are available which may optionally be copied into the “Community” package folder of FS 2020 before the flight:
|Geneva (city)||https://flightsim.to/file/2848/geneva-city-switzerland||Same scenery as suggested for previous leg 3|
|Saint Moritz - Samedan Airport LSZS||Saint Moritz - Samedan Airport LSZS (Swiss) v2.0 • Microsoft Flight Simulator||Requires the Airport Assets|
|Airport Assets||SDR Scenery Pack V1.1 • Microsoft Flight Simulator|
This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.