A Beginning

In my younger days, I was lucky enough to be able to fly IRL in a few different aircraft amassing around 100 hours of flight time. I also used Microsoft flight simulator a lot.

When the IRL opportunities ended I picked up my Flight Sim usage considerably.

When Microsoft and Asobo released the latest version of Microsoft Flight Sim I was truly blown away with how good it played. It really brought back the love of flight simming that over the years had dwindled.

So now that I have been using it for a while I decided to set myself a challenge.

I’m flying across Canada…

I’ll be doing it in 21 legs, over a number of weeks in a Mooney M20R Ovation.

The Rules of the challenge are as follows:

  • Each Leg will be flown from “Cold and Dark” parked at the starting airport and ended by parking at the destination and fully shutting down the aircraft.
  • Using SkyDemon I will be following aviation rules including avoiding restricted airspace etc. Radio communication will be as full as possible within the limits of the sim.
  • I may be joined by others during the flight, they will not be subject to the rules of the flight.
  • If there is a CTD during a leg I will respawn based on where I was when the CTD occurred.
  • The majority of the flight will be carried out from within the cockpit, however, for video and screenshot purposes, I am not restricting myself to that.

After each leg I will be posting a report of the leg and a summary to this site.

An overview of the map can be seen here along with details of all the post flight reports and other posts relating to this


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