Guadalupe Mountains National Park Flight Plan v1.6
Suggested airplane, weather, liftoff time, and autopilot settings:
– Cap 10 (hand-flying) or X Cub (auto-pilot)
– High Level Clouds
– Any time during the day (I liked 11am for lighting, although sunrise was pretty)
– NAV mode, VS mode @ 500 FPM to 8500ft
I host a live stream every week where we explore the National Parks together!
Before the stream, I research the park and help improve the park’s Wikipedia pages. I also make a flight plan to showcase the park highlights and in case others want to fly along with me.
In the zip file you’ll find:
The .pln file with named waypoints (load this from the World Map screen of MSFS 2020)
Relevant park map(s)
A screenshot of where this flight plan goes relative to the park map
MBTiles file(s) in case you have Foreflight or another app which supports these (this is how I overlay the flight plan and the park map when I fly around)
ForeFlight .fpl file which matches the .pln in case you prefer ForeFlight (consider using a tool like Flight-Events as a GPS/AHRS device)
All the best,
P.s. I highly recommend pulling Wikipedia up on the side and looking at the park while you explore.
v1.6 – Upgraded MapTiler to remove MBTiles watermark
v1.5 – Tested to confirm autopilot usability, and includes suggested autopilot settings
v1.4 – Includes suggested plane, weather, and liftoff time
v1.3 – Includes ForeFlight .fpl file (matches the .pln file)
v1.2 – Includes full sized park map for easy reference
v1.1 – Waypoints in .pln are named
v1.0 – .pln, screenshot, and MBTiles