Welcome to the 111th flight event across the GUNNER DOWNUNDER series. This flight will be conducted along THE GRAND CANYON , 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.
Hold on to your yokes/joysticks folks, this event is going to have you on the edge of your seat the whole way around. You will never have flown the Grand Canyon before like we will be doing in this extreme event and you will definitely be truly tested as you navigate from one landing spot to the next.
Along the way there will be a number of interesting challenges and it will be very interesting to see if any pilot completes the whole flight without coming to grief somewhere along the route.
This event has it all:- weather, scenery, challenges, enjoyment,… and most of all, excitement that you have come to expect from Gunpilot’s Challenging Flights.
This is one you definitely don’t want to miss!!!
In fact, its such a hoot that it will be run twice in the coming week so come to either scheduled event, or come to them both…
REMEMBER: In these flights the Grand Caravan is the aircraft to fly in.
When:Tues 24th January 2023 @ 2300UTC and again on Fri 27th Jan 2023 @ 2300UTC
Where: The Grand Canyon, USA
Flight Duration: Approx 3hrs (depending on numbers attending)
Aircraft: Cessna Grand Caravan - if you have a different favorite aircraft then leave it in the hangar for this event (as always, as flight planned around Caravan performance)
Server: SOUTH EAST ASIA
Discord Server: GUNPILOT’s Server 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 (edited)
Cessna Caravan as all landing and other challenges built into flight are
tailored for this aircraft specifically. If you arrive in another aircraft type you will be ignored…
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.
If you are new to these Gunner Downunder Challenging Flights, ensure you download the Caravan mod which can be found in the add-ons-and-downloads channel (mod is pinned to the top RHS of this channels screen) in Gunpilot’s Server. Download and extract into your Community folder and you will have the real life SUPPER 900 kit that is installed by Texas Turbine Coversions in the USA. Improved performance both in the air and on the ground.
CUSTOM WEATHER FILE
Use this link GUNPILOT's Server to go to Gunpilots Discord server and get the custom weather file in the #gunpilots-events channel and extract into your Community Folder for this flight (remove any previous Custom weather files first) . Zipped weather file is called “gunpilots-challenging-wx.zip”
Load into Sim (see note re weather file above!!!)
Grand Canyon.pln (9.1 KB)
Load into LNM (see note re weather file above!!!)
Grand Canyon.lnmpln (8.3 KB)