Group Fly Sunday in Florida

Come see the tour that you can’t see in real life. Fly around the SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Come and join Howard Sunday, October 11, at 7pm Eastern 11pm zulu as we gather at St. Petersburg Florida, over to Lakeland, home of Sun ‘N Fun, then on to the Bok Tower, up to Kissimmee airport, through Disneyland, over to Orlando Airport and finally over to the east coast to sightsee the Kennedy Space Center and the launch pads with Howard’s new space coast scenery installed.

There is the link to the flight plan so you can load it in your MSFS 2020 and fly with him: https://bit.ly/3iOIyeq

Here is the complete route in Skyvector, but the .pln file will load into your MSFS 2020 and you can follow the magenta line!

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

When: Sunday, October 11th, 2020 1100zulu, 7pm Eastern Time 2 hours

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

Flight Details: At 7:05pm (after we gather) we will be departing KPIE, St. Petersburg airport bound for Lakeland airport, our first stop. We make fly-overs or stops at Bok Tower, Kissimmee Airport, Disneyland, Orlando International, Space Coast Regional Airport and finally the launch pads of the Kennedy Space Center, all with Howard’s new scenery.

Two Landing challenges: We are going to land near the launch pads. Normally illegal, here in the flight simulator, Howard likes to challenge fellow flyers to two almost impossible landing spots to take a break, use the washroom, refresh your drinks and take off again. Short field landings are in order as we plunk down in areas that would make your hair stand on end….

Planning: Starting airport is KPIE. 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 east toward Lakeland Airport. Tell all your friends. Anyone can tune in and watch and comment in the chat window. Ask Howard lots of questions. Other pilots on the stream can help too.

The ending airport is KTTS, the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility, but lots of variations to that route along the way.

Weather: We will use preset weather so it’s clear skies, for the specific reason of clarity when looking at scenery. We will be stopping and using a drone camera for closeups.

Live players, all traffic and preset weather to clear skies. Try to pick noon for best light on attractions.

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. It’s about the closest server to you, not to the destination. (low latency)

Multiplayer: All

Live traffic: As desired

Weather: Clear skies and daylight (can change in session)

Communication: chat window and lead airplane C-FLTF (Howard’s Forder Learn TFly) Howard the pilot, will be the only voice leading us through this flight in a Cessna 172 G1000 plane.

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. Save your flight often along the way in case you have trouble and want to resume where you left off.

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. Although Howard will have new scenery you might not have, you can still land in the same area and just look at Howard’s stream screen.

A note about the channel: keeping it alive.

Howard has no endorsements to finance the production and performance on this channel. It is supported solely on donations (one time tips), or Subscribers (monthly supporters).

Donations are accepted anytime and if you think there was some value in this production, please donate what you can. All proceeds go back into the stream to keep it going and make it better.

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.com and Skillshare.com

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. Can provide the complete catalog of Microsoft Curriculum in virtual training sessions with qualified Microsoft Certified Trainers.

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