Mach Loop - Low Flying Area 7 (RAF/USAF), Wales, Snowdonia, UK (Flight Plans)

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Since we now finally have access to a military jet - Indiafoxtecho's cool Aermacchi MB 339 - my first instinct was to buzz the ATC tower at my home town airport "Maverick-style", and then fly the Mach Loop (also called the Machynlleth Loop) in Wales. Officially this is the Low Flying Area 7 (LFA7), a military low flying training area for fighter and transport pilots.

It is located in an unrestricted and populated area in Snowdonia. If you ever get there, you may get lucky and sit on one of the mountains surrounding the valleys watching RAF Typhoons, Tornados, C130s, USAF F15s or Ospreys fly past below you. Or you just get buzzed by them driving in your car :-)

These two flight plans recreate the Mach Loop with waypoints from EGOV (RAF Valley) to either the South or the North entrance. My recommendation is the latter since this way you can fly the whole loop. Optimal speed IMHO is between 300 and 350kt.

Copyright Notice:

I did NOT create these flight plans myself. They were originally created by Dave Symanow, so please respect his wishes. Please refer to the included readme file for further information. These flight plans were originally created for FSX, but work fine with FS2020.

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  • Launched October 19, 2020

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  • danial
    28 day(s) ago
    good work Thanks my friend
  • FERG
    3 month(s) ago
    This great - Thanks ! Hopefully we'll get a scenery for RAF Valley soon !
  • SUdashSMD
    4 month(s) ago
    Most fun flight-plan I have in MSFS right now. Keep flying this in an RAF-skinned A320, feels so badass. Looking forward to seeing other players in the Loop!
    • Archer374
      4 month(s) ago
      have to try that too. Thx for the idea! 😀
  • f99mlu
    5 month(s) ago
    Great work! Please consider moving this creation to the correct category (Flight Plans). Best regards.
  • 1Maple
    5 month(s) ago
    Thanks! This was really fun to fly with the Aermacchi MB-339
    • Archer374
      5 month(s) ago
      Glad you liked it 😊
  • gazcorb
    5 month(s) ago
    how do you install? all i get is a couple of jpegs kml and pln file in the end folders?
    also i opened the south loop kml in google earth and it took me to the west coast of the USA.
    • Archer374
      5 month(s) ago
      You just need the PLN file.
      With a Windows Store installation it has to go into the
      "X:\Users\*YourUserName*\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState" folder.
      All flight plans are automatically stored there
    • gazcorb
      5 month(s) ago
      thanks works great just hit space bar in the world map and load, now just need a decent plane to do it in!
    • Archer374
      5 month(s) ago
      I am quite satisfied with the MB-339. Faster won't do me any good, anyway. The turns are too sharp, and the hills too near 😊
  • Havoc11
    6 month(s) ago
    The mach loop is great to fly using the CJ4
    • Archer374
      5 month(s) ago
      Yeah. Tried it out too. The CJ4 works well as well 😊

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