Group Flights, a New Event, and Lots of Videos
As February approaches we prepare for a group flight in Hawaii, and for a huge new tour around European cities.
A quick update on group flights, events, and recent videos!
Group Flight in the Hawaiian Islands
On Sunday 29th January 2023 at 2000 UTC, we are hosting a group flight exploring the Hawaiian Islands - starting on the Island of Hawai'i and ending on O'ahu.
The final leg passes Honolulu, and Pearl Harbour - worth a detour!
There is a flightplan to download in Discord - described by the notes below. Feel free to use navigation solutions at your disposal to make your own plan, follow the notes, or follow the pack!
PHMU Waimea-Kohala - departure
PHUP Upolu - touch and go
PHHN Hana - touch and go
PHOG Kahului - half way break
PHJH Kapalua - touch and go
PHMK Molokai - touch and go
PHJR Kalaeloa - destination
Any aircraft capable of 120 knots or more in cruise to complete the flight in a timely manner (we try to keep flights under 2 hours).
To talk to fellow pilots during the flight, visit the VirtualFlight.Online discord server: https://bit.ly/virtualflightonlinediscordserver
If you've never used Discord before, find out more here: https://virtualflight.online/discord
If you want to see other aircraft within Microsoft Flight Simulator, make sure the following are configured:
You must have Multiplayer data switched on
You must select "All Players" in flight conditions
Choose the "SOUTH EAST ASIA" mutiplayer server
If you would like to see other aircraft within LittleNavMap while en-route, check out the Transmitter app - available for free from: https://virtualflight.online/transmitter
Rules / Guidelines
If joining the Discord server for voice communications during the flight, conversation must remain family friendly, respectful, and not stray into any subjects that might offend such as adult jokes, politics, religion, racism, or hate-speech.
Try to stay with the group! If the group is becoming stretched, loop back and join the rear of the group.
Try to stay online until everybody has landed at the final airfield.
The February Tour - European Cities
Throughout February the Virtual Airline has a new event to take part in - touring the major European cities. To change the pace a little the legs vary from 350 to 450 nautical miles - essentially becoming hour-long hops for most of the civil aviation aircraft.
The legs can be completed in any order - meaning you can easily arrange to fly a leg together with each other, should you wish to.
The legs visit the following airports:
EGCC Manchester, England
LFPB Le Bourget, Paris, France
LEBL El Prat, Barcelona, Spain
LIRF Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
LHBP Ferihegy, Budapest, Hungary
EDDB Brandenburg Airport, Berlin, Germany
ESSA Arlada, Stockholm, Sweden
EYVI Vilnius, Lithuania
EFHK Vantaa, Helsinki, Finland
ENGM Gardermoen, Oslo, Norway
EKCH Kastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
EHAM Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
LSGG Geneva, Switzerland
LOWG Graz, Austria
EPWA Okecie, Warsaw, Poland
UKBB Boryspil', Kyiv, Ukraine
LROP Henri Coanda, Bucharest, Romania
LGAV Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens, Greece
LDSP Kastela, Split, Croatia
LICJ Punta Raisi, Palermo, Sicily
LEPA Palma, Mallorca
Visit the event at the following link:
Remember you cannot start flying the legs until 1st February!
While quite a few GA aircraft were on offer in the Flight Simulator marketplace recently I took the plunge and bought them - then worked through them one after another recording videos - either flying them for the first time, or taking them for a short trip.
Granted, they are not all study level aircraft, but sometimes you just want to relax with the simulator for an hour - and they are mostly perfect for that.
I also took a trip down memory lane with the Airbus and the Boeing this month - trying to remind myself how they both work more than anything: