Guided Switzerland Tour (Leg 3)
Dear fellow pilots,
Welcome to the third leg of our guided tour through Switzerland.
In a Nutshell
|When||Tuesday (January 12 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||Cub Crafter X Cub|
Tell Tours - Bern to Geneva.pln (5.9 KB)
The third leg will lead us to the capital city of Switzerland: Bern, which we will reach right after take-off. After that the flight will lead us towards west, into the French speaking part of Switzerland, along the beautiful coast of lake Geneva. On the way you will learn about the world’s most famous guitar riff of rock history - and why the show must go on!
The event is open for all pilots of all skill levels. The goal is to enjoy the beautiful scenery, get to know some interesting fun facts and enjoy flying together.
We will continue our tour from Bern-Belp airport (LSZB). After some sightseeing of Bern we will head west towards Murten. After a quick stop at the military airport Payerne (LSMP) the flight will then take us along the coast of lake Geneva, towards Geneva itself. On the way you will learn about probably the world’s most famous guitar riff in history of rock music. We will finish this leg at the Geneva airport (LSGG).
This will be a scenic and relaxing flight.
Start is at airport Bern-Belp (LSZB) 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 50% fuel should be sufficient.
Please adhere to the following settings so you can see everyone / be seen by everyone.
|Live traffic||As desired|
|Weather||Few Clouds (live weather is bad in real life - sorry)|
|Time of day||14:00 local (13:00 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 enjoy the scenery we will be using an Cub Crafter X Cub and cruising between 90 - 100 knots, but you are free to choose any aircraft capable of cruising at the same speed.
A .PLN file is provided by the following link: Tell Tours - Bern to Geneva.pln (5.9 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 - Bern to Geneva.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:
|Château de Vufflens (POI)||https://flightsim.to/file/2842/chateau-de-vufflens-vufflens-castle-suisse-switzerland|
|Geneva LSGG Aerial Textures||https://flightsim.to/file/4516/geneva-lsgg-aerial-textures|
This is meant to be a fun and informal flight. Everybody is welcome, no matter the amount of experience.