Flying Islands

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The overseas territories, these scattered islands and so little visited, let us remedy this by going to the discovery of these lands with magical landscapes with the ocean out of sight, from the Pacific, to the Indian Ocean, through the Atlantic, let us tour our z'iles! 

Opening date and time

01/04/2023 00:01 UTC

Closing date and time

31/05/2024 23:59 UTC

Total distance

1546 NM


General rules for tours

  • Those general rules for tours are applicable to all French division pilot's tours. Are excluded ATC tours and Special Operations tours. 
  • Some tours might have specific rules. In case of conflict, specific rules overrule general rules. 
  • All flight must be performed online on IVAO network, with real weather. They have to be accomplished in real time rate (simulation rate x1 only, accelerated mode prohibited) 
  • Legs must be accomplished in the published order 
  • Speed restrictions IAS<250kts below FL100 must be observed.
  • The maximum cruise speed is M0.85.
  • During cruise phases, a disconnection up to 20 minutes is tolerated, providing the fact that it does not disturb the network operation, especially under ATC coverage. Please report any disconnection in your pilot report. 
  • The use of UNICOM in text or voice mode, in absence of active ATC online, is MANDATORY. Legs might be rejected if not compliant. 
  • All legs must be validated by sending a pilot report. It is essential to read and understand validator's comment for each leg, including if the leg is validated. We advise to not pursue the tour without validation of previous leg. 
  • Pilot report must be sent within 12 days following the flight date. Any leg sent outside the window will be rejected. 
  • Pilot report must include list of ATC contacted during the flight, and procedures performed during the flight. 
  • A 'Direct to' is allowed, only with ATC instruction. Please mention any direct obtained in the pilot report. 
  • It is mandatory to disconnect from the network at the end of each flight. 
  • Pilots will be particularly aware of:
    • In IFR:
      • Parity Odd/Even
      • Minimum and maximum airways altitudes
      • Published procedures when ATC is offline
    • In VFR:
  • Take a really good care of your flight plan:
    • Flight plan with wrong or misspelled airports will be rejected
    • Filled equipment must be compatible with the aircraft
  • Prevailing flight plan will be the active one during take off
  • Operate the flights under military or any other Special Operation type is not allowed. Type of flight must only be G, S or N. 
  • It is requested to be connected on the network at least 2 minutes before take off, and stay connected at least 2 minutes after landing. This will allow the tracker to save your flight entirely. 
  • An IFR route, IFPS compliant at the time it is published, might be proposed on some legs. It is only a suggestion, you can perfectly fly your own route. 
  • One flight can only be reported once, for one leg on one tour, even if the leg can fit for 2 tours or more.
  • Flight as a crew of two pilots, with shared cockpit functionality, is permitted on division's tours. However, only the pilot "master" of the connection is allowed to fill a pirep. The second pilot, connected as an observer, will not be allowed to fill a report based on this flight. 
  • Should there is any follow-up or contestation after a leg validation, everything has to be sent only at Supported languages are English or French. They have to be sent no later than 7 days after leg validation

Specific rules of the Z'iles en l'air Tour

  • Flights will be conducted under VFR as follows :
    • Following visual flight rules.
    • Under VMC condtions (Visual Meteorological Conditions).
    • You must follow the published VFR route if existing.
    • Be sure to follow the aerodrome circuit integration procedure : it will be particularly checked !
  • Restricted to category A aircraft, single engine pistons.
  • Helicopter are tolerated on this tour.
  • Any pilot finishing this tour will be awarded the VFR division award :

List of legs

1. NWWU - NWWK58 NM- Details
2. NWWK - NWWM161 NM- Details
3. NWWM - NWWR98 NM- Details
4. NWWR - NWWW106 NM- Details
5. NWWW - NWWX32 NM- Details
6. NTTB - NTTR23 NM- Details
7. NTTR - NTAA117 NM- Details
8. NTMN - NTMP68 NM- Details
9. NTMP - NTMD34 NM- Details
10. LFVM - LFVP21 NM- Details
11. TFFG - TFFJ16 NM- Details
12. TFFJ - TFFM152 NM- Details
13. TFFM - TFFF78 NM- Details
14. SOCA - SOOM107 NM- Details
15. SOOM - SOOA109 NM- Details
16. SOOA - SOOS50 NM- Details
17. SOOS - SOCA88 NM- Details
18. LFEA - LFEY49 NM- Details
19. LFKB - LFKO59 NM- Details
20. FMEE - FMEP26 NM- Details