Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 85 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single piston engine training aircraft such as Cessna 152, Robin DR401 or similar capable of between 100-120 kias.
Use Unicom 122.80 for radio comms at all airfields.
VATSIM pilots connecting to the network using FSCOPILOT/FSINN can install an additional file that provides the ability to tune the CTAF frequency and make voice announcements to other pilots on frequency. These files can be obtained via this link.
Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. The client is a little challenging to get installed and configured. Some further guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64).
Altitude : Not above A6500
File as : KHEF VG23 KIAD KGAI KBWI KFME KCGS KDCA
GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive.
Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan.