FSElite Event – West Coast Dash – How Did it Go

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Our first group Event Flight was a resounding success! Many virtual pilots took advantage of the fully staffed San Francisco and San Diego airports. Whether it was traffic flying between the two events or those flying in or out of those airports to other destinations, it was great fun. The level of professionalism from both pilots and the controllers was excellent and everything ran smoothly. Despite concerns of arrivals into San Diego may be challenging due to volume, it seemed to work out well. There was a lovely build up of traffic on the ramp at San Diego, but that’s to be expected for a small airport.

It got a lot busier as the event went on. Pilots were still flying even after the event finished.

During the event, community members took screenshots of their flight, took part in our competition and engaged with us and developers on our Discord. It was a lot of fun and we hope to do it again soon with another fun airport pairing.

We’ll also be releasing a special 6K PMDG 747 Freighter livery to commemorate us reaching 6,000 organic Facebook likes. We’ll be using this livery in the future for some exciting things!


1 – If you haven’t done so yet, submit your landing rate here.

2 – Please share your appreciation for the controller who provided you the best service. Vote here!

3 – We’ll be speaking to the controllers to see which pilot they’d like to reward.

For the above, you have until Tuesday 27th to submit. Winner picked soon after.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve for the next event, let us know in the comments below.

Calum Martin

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For future reference, please put an actual preferred route. For this event, it was OFFSH1 MCKEY LAX COMIX1, not SSTIK3 CISKO FLW LAX COMIX1. They both work, but we use the former as a preferred routing. I amended at least 20 flight plans for that specific reason.

Hi Jarid,

First of all, thank you for participating in our group flight event. Your participation definitely contributed to the success and enjoyment of the event for everyone.

FSElite did in fact provide the above preferred routing to our readers. You can view the posts containing the routes here: and here: .

The routes and procedures were provided by ZLA ATM, who we were in contact with before and during the event. Last minute amendments were made, but we were sure to address them before the published start time of the event.

Hope this addresses your comment.

A few of the controllers (myself included) were not listed on the controller voting list. The relevent callsigns were SFO_B_APP and SFO_W_APP.

Calum Martin

I don’t know what happened here. This is the list I was given by your division.

If this is still wrong, then can you get someone from your end send me an email and I’ll work something out to make it fair.


Hello, I was one of the controllers apart of the event. On SJC_APP I would like to deserve some recognition as well?Thanks

Brandan Dadoun

“The level of professionalism from both pilots and the controllers was excellent and everything ran smoothly.” Were you hoping for a specific shout out?