Hello - I/we will be embarking on a new Forums challenge: circumnavigating Planet Earth in Microsoft Flight Simulator Full Realism style
Those of you who have seen my occasional MSFS post will already be aware that I am the owner-operator of a fake airline based out of Menominee Regional (KMNM) in picturesque Menominee, MI.
In keeping with my weird need to maintain the fiction of operating a fake airline, we will be starting our trip around the world from Menominee, and will be flying the one plane the company owns: The Kodiak 100 II. We’re going with this particular plane because I know how to fly it (kind of), it can land/take off from pretty much anywhere, and it’s got solid range for a turbo-prop. We also have insurance for it (11K monthly premium) and the airline’s other planes are leased. It’s in good condition and we have a decent amount of flight hours left before it needs to be serviced.
As stated, we’ll be operating under FULL REALISM rules, meaning if I crash or critically damage the plane and die, then that’s the end of our attempt. If I crash or critically damage the plane and live, I’ll have to fake fly back to Michigan and try to fake buy a new plane. FULL REALISM also means I’ll be doing all the button pressing stuff myself, and equipment failure is possible (though unlikely)
I’ll be streaming the flights or at least attempting to, then posting recaps here as well. Please feel free to visit the stream as I go. It’ll be pretty chill, just flying around and seeing the sights etc