Death Valley Canyon Runners


Mission Briefing

Rainbow Canyon is an infamous geological masterpiece that lies on the border of Death Valley National Park. The tight, twisting turns of this natural beauty make it perfect for a sightseeing tour, but challenging for a mission that requires navigation of the canyons at over 600 KIAS and staying below 600" AGL.

Today’s training will push your aircraft and piloting skills to the limit. Traveling through the aforementioned canyons and lake basins as quickly as possible, this will be a test of who is destined to be a true fighter pilot. This is not for the faint of heart.

Our mission begins at Naval Air Station Lemoore in an F/A-18E Super Hornet. Livery choice is up to pilot jurisdiction. With your wingman, you will speedily make your way to the first point in the flight plan in a tight formation. Upon reaching ~10NM away from the “entry point”, enter a single file line and follow the waypoints.

The makeshift target for this mission will be a 4x4m box, labeled as “target” in the flight plan. As there are no functioning weapons systems in Infinite Flight, to destroy the target, fly towards it while descending to that point on the ground.

Training Parameters (When on FPL)
Maximum Altitude 600" AGL
Minimum Speed 350 KIAS

Flight Plan

The given flight plan consists of a set of waypoints following certain entry points and landmarks. Although these waypoints define the intended path for the training, pilots should fly by hand and follow the general path of the waypoints.

CanyonRunnersFinal.fpl (27.4 KB)

To download this flight plan, click on the file above on your mobile device and select “Save to Files”. Once in Infinite Flight, import the FPL file, and it should display in your simulator.

Signups

Pilots will be flying in teams of two or three. If you are unable to find a teammate for the training, please leave your name below in the replies so another wingman-less pilot can respond.

Team Pilot 1 Pilot 2 Pilot 3 Livery 1 Livery 2 Livery 3
Team 1 @Pingu @Kamryn @LordWizrak Maverick VFA-14 Tophatters VX-9 Vampires
Team 2 @Aviation108 @RTG113 @Southwest_2115
Team 3 @AviatorRyan @Aviatorwyatt @CitationPilot1 VFA-81 Sharknado VFA-81 Sharknado VFA-81 Sharknado
Team 4 @Comif @EAviation @NvAviator VFA-14 Tophatters VFA-14 Tophatters VFA-14 Tophatters
Team 5 @Skye @ryanairlanding Infinite Flight Infinite Flight
Team 6 @Dr3ambigg3r @Captain_Willery @LASHER VFA-87 Golden Warriors VFA-87 Golden Warriors VFA-87 Golden Warriors
Team 7 @miles @Jack_Dh
Team 8 @Aviation_Jerry @Butter575 @the_ding VX-9 Vampires VX-9 Vampires VX-9 Vampires
Team 9 @Xaro @CaptainAli_yt VX-9 Vampiers VX-9 Vampires
Team 10 @The_Real_Plane_Spott @Rafw
Team 11 @FireCracker @Cooper @AVMEX
Team 12 @Dakotajake88 @Piazza
Team 13 @karl_iszler @zand3r
Team 14 @ArMoO @Will_M
Team 15 @Shafran @CaptainAftab Generic Aggressor
Team 16 @Alaska_298_super_YT @Matt001
Team 17 @Cordale @McDonald-Hamburger VFA-14 Tophatters VFA-14 Tophatters
Team 18 @AviationGeek2000 @Zigler_AviationYT @Klas892

ATC

KNLC ATIS: @Thunderbolt
KNLC TOWER: @Thunderbolt
KNLC GROUND: @Thunderbolt
KNLC APPROACH: @Thunderbolt
KNLC DEPARTURE: @Thunderbolt


Event Details

Server: Expert
Location: KNLC - Naval Air Station Lemoore
Aircraft: F/A-18E Super Hornet
Livery: Any
NOTAMS: If flown correctly, no violations will be received during the run. I am not responsible for any violations received during the event.


Best of luck to all pilots!

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cant wait to pull 12G’s and not pass out doing Mach 3 😊

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HEY PINGU ME AND ROCCO WILL JOIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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You’ve been added, thanks for signing up!

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Would love to come but will see! I was in death Valley IRL recently and it is beautiful!

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Sign me up!

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Not going, bit too late for me. Although, I’ll be attempting this in solo and will share a video on the 10th of september

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Hey Pingu!

I will be teaming up with @Aviatorwyatt

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Amazing event! This is the sort of thing I love to see. Very unique. 👏

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This is awesome!

@EAviation And I will be teaming! Both of us are in GAF and are extremely confident we will complete this! Thanks for hosting this unique event!

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2 idiots flying plane fast and close. What could go wrong?

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Can I go with @ryanairlanding please?

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Sure sign me up ig I’ll be trying. To get a teammate shortly so just just put 2nd pilot on hold

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@miles wys

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Is it possible to get a team of 3 in?

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@AviatorRyan and @Aviatorwyatt, you have been added as “Team 3”. Thanks for joining! I can put you down as a team of 3, but preferably no more.

@Comif and @EAviation, you’re down under “Team 4”.

@skye and @ryanairlanding, you’re Team 5.

@CaptainAli_yt, you’re down under Team 6. Let me know when you’ve got a partner.

Not at my computer at the moment, I’ll add you guys when I get back.

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Hey Pingu!

I’m going to be teaming up with @LordWizrak!

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oh man i love that @LordWizrak guy! good flyer!

Oh please mark me down for this … 👏🫡

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yeah for sure bro this looks sick asf

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