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FSElite Event: West Coast Dash – Final Reminder and Details

Westcoastdash Feb 1

Our first event group will be taking place in one hour! At 21:00z, virtual pilots will be filling the West Coast of America flying between both San Francisco (KSFO) and San Diego (KSAN). The event is due to last for 4 hours (until 0100z Sunday 25th Feb) and we’re expecting a huge turnout!

With this in mind, here is some final notes to help you have a great experience later tonight.


If you’re going to stream the event, let us know (message us, email etc). We’ll then feature your channel on FSElite for others to watch you in the event.

Route details:

Depending on which way you go, we have the following routes for you to be prepared with.



Traffic Flow:

We are expecting a large number of pilots to take part in the event tonight. As a result, there will be some pilot patience required. Please be mindful of others and appreciate that the work load for the controllers will be quite high. You are reminded to take a LOT of fuel with you, especially if you’re heading to San Diego. The airport can only handle between 20-25 arrivals per hour meaning you may be placed in the hold. It should also be noted that emergencies will probably not be allowed by the controllers – but that will be at their discretion as always.

Call Signs:

As only a limited number of airlines fly this route, your call sign may not be available. If you want some help, we suggest you use your airline and then your birthday to formulate a call sign. E.g. your birthday is Jan 16, you may use SWA116


Make sure you take advantage of the current sale on-going at Orbx. You can save 30% the current price of KSAN San Diego regardless of whether you take part in the event or not. We hope as many of you take up the chance whilst you still can.

The offer expires on Feb 24th at 23:59z.


We are pleased to offer 3 people the chance to win a product of their choice from Orbx. The winners will be decided in 3 different ways (1 prize per type).

Prize 1: Smoothest landing rate! We’ll need you to email details to us with a projectFly link for us to validate everything.

Prize 2: We will be letting the fantastic controllers on VATSIM pick them most professional, fun and courteous pilot who partakes in the event. So this is a great motivator for you to be the best of the best.

Prize 3: We are going to offer this prize to one of the controllers who help made this event happen. They deserve some recognition after all!

In order to help facilitate aircraft smoothly between both airports, I’ve promised to provide an estimate of how many pilots to expect to the participating ARTCCs. Please fill out the following form. None of the info you provide will be kept, it’ll only be used to verify your VATSIM CIDs.

Join us on the FSElite discord during the event by following this link: or follow us along on the FSElite Twitch!

Calum Martin

The author Calum Martin

I have been an avid fan of Flight Sim since the release of ‘2000 and have developed my love for aviation ever since. I have the knowledge and experience to really deliver an excellent aviation community. Although no real life flying experience, I have a good understanding and always learning more and more.
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