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Gunter’s Sunday World Flights

Join us every Sunday for about 2 hrs when we fly somewhere in the world. We are using different airplanes for these flights, from small GA planes to jets. No experience is necessary. If you have ever wanted to give multiplayer flying a try and have not known where to start and enjoy a calm and relaxed environment with like-minded others, this is the place for you.

  • Where: Meet up on TeamSpeak3 server ts3.digitalthemepark.com
  • When: Every Sunday at 9:00a PT / 12:00p ET / 1600 UTC
  • Requirements: Your simulator and aircraft of choice

Sunday, August 21 flight:

Hi all,

We will be visiting two countries today, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic also called Slovakia.

After WWI and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the state of Czechoslovakia was established and united the former independent states of the First Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. It was the only country in central and eastern Europe to remain a democracy during the interwar period.

After WWII Czechoslovakia was reestablished. In November 1989, the Velvet Revolution ended communist rule in the country, and on 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia was dissolved, with its constituent states becoming the independent states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

We depart from České Budějovice (LKCS), an airport serving the city of Budweis which is famous for its Budweiser Budvar Brewery.

We head north and reach Pilsen. The city is known worldwide for Pilsner beer. The officials of Plzeň founded a city-owned brewery in 1839, Bürger Brauerei (Citizens’ Brewery, now Plzeňský Prazdroj), and recruited Bavarian brewer Josef Groll (1813–1887) who produced the first batch of modern Pilsner beer on 5 October 1842. This included mastering the art of triple decoction mashing. The combination of pale color from the new malts, Plzeň’s remarkably soft water, Saaz noble hops from nearby Žatec (Saaz in German), and Bavarian-style lagering produced a clear, golden beer that was regarded as a sensation. Improving transport meant that this new beer was soon available throughout Central Europe and Pilsner Brauart-style brewing was widely imitated. In 1859, “Pilsner Bier” was registered as a brand name at the Chamber of Commerce and Trade in Plzeň. In 1898, the Pilsner Urquell trademark was created to emphasize it being the original brewery.

The landing is at Líně (LKLN). We overfly the city and head for Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Prague is a political, cultural, and economic hub of central Europe, with a rich history and Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and the residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably Charles IV (r. 1346–1378). It was an important city to the Habsburg monarchy and Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and the Protestant Reformations, the Thirty Years’ War, and in 20th-century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia between the World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

We land at Prague’s international Airport (LZPR), named after Václav Havel, the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. The airport is the largest in the Czech Republic and one of the largest and busiest airports in central and eastern Europe.

We overfly the city, head east, and land at Hradec Králové (LZHK).Now we turn southeast and land at Turnay (LKTB), an airport serving the city of Brno (or Brünn in German), the second largest city in the Czech Republic after Prague.

We turn east, leave the Czech Republic, and enter Slovakia.

Slovakia is a developed country with an advanced high-income economy, ranking very high on the Human Development Index. It also performs favorably in measurements of civil liberties, press freedom, internet freedom, democratic governance, and peacefulness. The country maintains a combination of a market economy with a comprehensive social security system, providing citizens with universal health care, free education, and one of the longest paid parental leaves in the OECD.

On the way to our next landing at Trenčín (LZTN), we overfly the Trenčín Castle. On the way to our next landing at Nitra (LZNI) we overfly 4 more castles! From here we turn west and before we land at Bratislava (LZIB), the capital city of Slovakia, we visit another castle. The airport is named after General Milan Rastislav Štefánik, whose aircraft crashed near Bratislava in 1919.

The flight has 400 miles and six landings. We want to cruise with about 230 kias or faster. Any airplane in that speed range is suitable. I will probably be in a King Air 350i in a stock livery. Please fly what you like.

There are some freeware addons available to enhance the airports we land at and to give us the castles:

LKCS Airport: <flightsim.to>

LKLN Airport: <flightsim.to>

LKHK Airport: <flightsim.to>

LKTB Airport: <flightsim.to>

LZNI Airport: <flightsim.to>

LZTN Airport: <flightsim.to>

LZIB Airport: <flightsim.to>

Czech GA Library: <flightsim.to>

Castles of Slovakia: <flightsim.to>

Prague’s International Airport LKPR is available as Payware from ORBX.

The airports are all in the default MSFS database and not required but highly recommended. The castles will only be visible with the addon installed.

We try real weather, please set your simulator for a 1 PM departure.

Flight plan: <ms one drive>

Cheers!

Gunter