Sunday Elephant Adventure

Come fly together in this casual, open to the public event. We take the bush airplane in search of Elephants.

An open event for you to fly-alongside or watch.

When: Sunday, September 27th, 2020 1100zulu, 7pm Eastern Time up to 2 hours.

Where: ForderLearnToFly twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/ForderLearnToFly

Flight Details: At 7:10pm (ten minutes to start your sim and gather) we will be departing HALL, a small airport, flying the Zline Cub plane for back country flying with those tundra tires to land anywhere. We start at a single runway airport and have two landing challenges during the session on the plains. (this plane available in all versions)

Two challenges: apart from being what seems in the middle of nowhere, we have the challenge of small planes getting over mountain peaks. We also start at high elevation already and have poor airplane performance. Add to that, we freeze the plane at higher altitudes and visibility reduces alongside the performance of the airplane. Short field landings are in order as we plunk down on the tundra and look around for elephants.

Planning: Starting airport is HALL. If you start late, chat the group and we will determine where we are from that airport so you can slew to us (Y key) Please load your aircraft 15 minutes prior to take off and ensure you see others doing runup nearby getting ready. We will announce when we are ready for takeoff, as we will all attempt a parallel takeoff, heading north. Tell all your friends. Anyone can tune in and watch and comment.

Weather: We will use preset weather so it’s few clouds, for the specific reason of clarity when looking for elephants. We will be landing near them and walking with them.

Multiplayer Setting: To see and be seen by everyone: (All Players) The fun part!

Server: East USA (if everyone disappears, change your server, change it back) Xbox Userid top right.

Multiplayer: All

Live traffic: As desired

Weather: Few clouds and daylight (can change in session)

Communication: chat window and lead airplane C-FLTF (Howard’s Forder Learn TFly) Howard will be the only voice leading us through this flight in a silver Zlin Shock Ultra bushplane:

The Zlin Shock Ultra bush-plane only available in the Premium Deluxe edition
will be Howard’s plane in the lead so you can tell him apart from the others.

As with all group flights, it is advisable to turn off both aircraft and terrain collisions. Although you can slew back to the group. Chat to find out where we are and use the Y key to slew back to us.

Let’s Fy! As with all informal, public fly-ins, there are no checklists, no strict flying rules and its an informal visual flight (VFR). Everyone is welcome, no matter what your experience level.

Subscribers: to the twitch channel have private fly-ins with more strict flying (real checklists and procedures). You can use your Amazon Prime to subscribe to a Tier without costing you any more. This helps Howard support the channel and keep it going. All subscription money goes right back in to buy scenery or planes etc.

If you wish to subscribe there are three Tiers:

  1. Tier 1: Fying Club
  2. Tier 2: Student Pilot
  3. Tier 3: Serious Aviator
Mainly used by flying students in real life (IRL) or in Howard’s flying classes using a simulator on Udemy and Skillshare

All subscribers have extra benefits and are usually simmers who want to learn to fly properly. All subscribers get more personal and private instruction at the airport of their choice. Tier 2 and 3 subscribers also get free access to ForderLearnToFly courses on Udemy.com (each course is normally $50) Tier 3 gets unlimited private flying lessons at the airport of your choice.

You could even subscribe to Tier 1 for 3 months at a discount and get a free flying course with Howard on Udemy.com (just an idea), then your monthly is affordable.

Published by hforder

A Microsoft Trainer, Systems Engineer and lover of all things technical. A sailor, flyer, and musician.

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