My Way achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator

My Way

Complete a non-stop 300+ mile flight from parking to parking spot, without assistance.

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How to unlock the My Way achievement

  • SincereSeeker6SincereSeeker6856,396
    13 Feb 2022 13 Feb 2022 14 Mar 2022
    14 0 27
    Now that this achievement is fixed, I figured that I would write a solution on how to actually get it, since both of the other solutions are out of date.

    First of all, all of your difficulty settings in the assist menu need to be set to True to Life for the entirety of the flight. If they ever get changed from this, (there's a couple ways that you can trigger this on accident) the achievement won't pop.

    Therefore, for the entirety of your flight, you need to:
    1. Never completely close the Checklist or ATC tab. Minimization is fine.
    2. Never use the AI pilot. (Autopilot is fine)
    3. Never open the VFR map.

    So now, for the flight which I used. This flight is very simple, as the travel in which you need to do around the airports (especially the starting one) is relatively short. Keep in mind, you can use any route or any plane for this. The route just needs to be beyond 300 miles.

    I flew from MMBT to MGGT. IFR Low-altitude airways.
    Depart from Parking 1 from MMBT, and change the approach under MGGT to "ILS 02-Z"
    Have your plane be the Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4.
    The total flight time should be a little over 50 minutes, which is very fast.
    Go ahead and spawn in.

    Your plane will be cold and dark. It can be frustrating to get it fired up, unless you know what to do.
    The checklist is helpful, but it asks you to do way more than what is necessary. I will list the steps which you actually need to do.
    First of all, press F3 (or whichever button on console) which revs your throttle up all the way to 100%.
    *Page refers to the page in which the action is listed on the checklist. The reason why I list it is so you can press the little eyeball icon to see where the button/lever you need to pull is located.*
    1.Battery switch on (First page)
    2.Avionics master switch on (Third page)
    3. Push right engine starter (Second page)
    3. Wait 5 seconds, Push engine run/stop (Right) (Second page)
    4. Push left engine starter (Second page)
    5. Wait 5 seconds, Push engine run/stop (Left) (Second page)

    The engines will start to fire up. Once your plane starts moving, (with the parking brake still engaged) cut the engines down to idle. (F1 on PC)

    Follow some ATC commands until it tells you to taxi to the runway. You need to go to the runway which is to the right of where you started. Come to a complete stop before the line (on the road connecting the main area and the runway) and clear yourself for takeoff through ATC commands.

    Assuming you know how to use autopilot, get it set up so that you can immediately engage it once in the air.

    If you do not know how to use autopilot:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    From this position, you need to take off towards the right side of the runway, not the left. Go ahead and take off, and then once you're a little bit into the air, engage autopilot. You will now be flown the entire way there. You need to be here watching it though, as your ATC commands will most likely tell you to ascend and descend several times, which you cannot ignore.

    Once you arrive, (near the airport) clear yourself for landing through ATC, and then make the landing. (be careful or you'll have to restart from the beginning)

    Exit the runway on the nearest exit to the right.
    Use the ATC a couple more times and select the option to taxi to a parking spot. Once you're told to do so, follow the yellow line. You're looking for three guys with a yellow device (push tractor) He is most likely either really close on the right hand side or on the left side of the runway. If he's not on the right, follow the yellow line to the left side of the runway, and you should be able to see him there.

    Pull up close to the push tractor, (yellow device) and come to a complete stop, and cut your engines to idle. The achievement should now pop. Shut the engine down if you wish.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if there's anything which I can add.

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    KGI KlikoNLI did this in one go with the Achievement for: Turning the Neo on without assistance. And picked a flight I did several times before. So I recognized things on the ground and the area of the airport is familiar to me.
    Posted by KGI KlikoNL on 20 May at 10:26
    TheJudge24I tried this method once, and was unsuccessful, so I tried it a second time, and it unlocked shortly after I landed at my destination. I was still slowing down to around 35 knots on the runway when ATC instructed me to exit the runway, and then right after that instruction, the achievement unlocked. I did not taxi to the parking spot. Strange, but I'll take it because this one has been a real pain.
    Posted by TheJudge24 on 23 May at 21:16
    MrOutI had to do all proper ATC request for landing and parking, but I finally gat it.

    If you need some visual help, this tutorial is quiet good:
    Posted by MrOut on 13 Jun at 12:19
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  • meochan913meochan913174,601
    29 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020 29 Aug 2020
    23 12 142
    Hey guys!
    A big shout out to Thanassi360 for his original guide and Jappe for his imporved less effort method!!! I managed to unlock this achievement too!!!

    The plane I used is the TBM930. I strongly recommend this aircraft since I've used other ones before and for some reason only this one helped me to unlock the achievement.
    I started at CYYZ Parking Ramp 164 since it's close to the departing rwy 23 and landed at KEKM Parking Ramp 20 which is just above 300NM because I'm not 100% sure if this achievement meant for 300 miles or 300 nautical miles. IFR low attitude plan with 6000ft crusing level.

    I set my experience level to True to Life and have AI control the aircraft all the way. I was on radio duty only. AI started up the plane, do the taxing and flying. It landed the plane and I called ATC for the only choice of "Taxi to Parking" (The reason why I choose my destination KEKM is because it only has parking ramps so no room for requesting for the wrong kind of ramp/gate).
    The ATC only replied with "Taxi to Parking via xxx" which didn't specify the number of the ramp which got me scared a little bit.
    But the AI taxied to the spot I set and for some reason wiggled a little bit forward and then the achievement popped up. (And AI even went on shutting down the aircraft for me and I can see the log menu popped out lol)

    So here are some extra tips:

    Keep the assistance level all time at True to life: Meaning just keep those windows open and don't close them. If you don't want to see, for example, the checklist window, you can just click on the "-" button on the top right corner of the window to minimize it. If you closed one of those windows that's opened from the beginning that will change your experience level to "Custom". I've tried too many times to figure this one out...

    Let AI do all the stuff except for the radio: Basically as soon as you've finished your loading and entered the sim world you can go ahead turn on the AI copilot. You do need to talk to the ATC along the way but you can trust AI flying the plane.

    Reply those ATC calls ASAP: If the ATC call you 3 or 4 times without your reply, your flight plan will be cancelled and that's not a "non-stop" flying anymore. I learned this the hard way lol.

    Wait until the AI shuts down the engine: Just wait for a while even if the AI has already stopped on the parking spot. It should be able to shut down the engine and that's when I got my achievement to pop. AI could stop a second and continue to move forward a little bit so don't rush, be patient.

    That's all I have for this achievement for now, let me know if you need more details of my flight.

    I hope it pops for you.
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    RidleyDeckardHow can you turn the AI on, it changes the difficulty level to custom? It also won't start the aircraft for me and I need to do it manually. I have a feeling that this isn't possible if you are using VR as it always sets the options to be Custom even if you manually set them to True to Life.
    Posted by RidleyDeckard on 06 Mar at 10:36
    Smudger86I got this achievement recently after patch.. I set up a flight just over 600km picked a start gate and a finishing gate then set up my departure and approach before setting my alt in nav log..

    I used an airbus a320 so flight wasn’t to long. Used checklist to fire plane up then minimised the check list and moved it out of the way.. do not close any of the already open screens as this changes the settings to custom… set up my flight plan onboard interacted with ground and took off, after initial climb I turned on ap. atc made some bizarre alt adjustments so make sure you acknowledge them and swiftly act on them. As your nearing the approach phase look in flight plan in onboard computer to check the actual alt you need and get there early as atc leaves it to late. Take control for the last 900m of flight and taxi to your chosen gate.. I picked the closest one to end of runway.. there’s a good guide for Xbox users on the A320 and autopilot by FishStakes

    Good luck
    Posted by Smudger86 on 12 Mar at 11:26
    UnfurledEmu75Important note: It HAS to be IFR, Ive done like 10 gps direct flights for nothing.
    Posted by UnfurledEmu75 on 04 Apr at 20:59
  • Thanassi360Thanassi360376,872
    23 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020
    12 5 23
    I attempted this achievement a few times with no joy.
    Please note, this achievement seems to be glitched (along with a few others for this game). This is a reconstruction of exactly how I unlocked it. I hope this guide helps you all and I'm happy to update it if anyone has any suggestions.

    Steps 1 Assistance Setup:
    From startup, go to Options -> Assistance and set the overall assistance level to 'TRUE TO LIFE'. This will set all the difficulties to 'HARD'

    Step 2 Airport Selection and Flight Planning:
    I initially tried a few route that where just over 300 miles, but on this occasion I decided to over estimate the distance, so this route is over 400 miles.
    You can choose any 2 airports you like, this is just what I used (EHAM to EGAC). The important part is that you select the parking spot to start at and end at. This helps you control where you start and end, as the taxi assistance is off and it can be easy to get lost with the taxi markings being tiny or missing.

    At Schiphol (EHAM) I chose ramp 44 as it is next to the runway I selected (27):

    At Belfast (EGAC) I chose ramp 33 (which also happens to be the refuelling shed) as it was the first ramp if you exit the runway at the end:

    Then I selected the 'High-altitude airways' flight plan:

    I used the TBM 930 with 98% fuel (100% seemed to be overweight) so I didn't need to worry about fuel:

    Finally, I set the weather and traffic to 'LIVE'

    Step 3 The Flight:
    Starting cold and dark can be a bit daunting (I'm new to flight sims) so follow the checklists as they don't count as assistance. This has actually helped me learn the procedures.
    I also follow the radio procedures and go through the process of requesting IFR clearance and following all the communication requests.

    So first time I was to taxi from where I started (start arrow in the image) to runway 27 (A arrow in the image), nice and short taxi.
    While making this guide I was told to taxi and take off at 18R (B arrow in the image) which is miles and miles away. I took my time and used the drone to make my way there, but hopefully you won't have this issue, a single runway airport might have been a better choice.

    This is where the game starts. I set my autopilot altitude to what the tower said to climb to (6000ft for me).
    I took off, climbed to about 2000ft and switched on the autopilot and activated the vertical speed with a climb of 2000ft per minute.
    Once it had settled I activated the nav mode and the autopilot took over the piloting.
    For the next hour and a half, or so, I just followed the radio prompts and increase and decreased my cruise altitude with the vertical speed set to 2000 or -2000 per minute. Be sure to throttle back when descending as you could end up over-speeding and getting the black screen of death.

    When getting close to the destination airport I followed the approach instructions by switching the autopilot to heading mode and requesting way-point headings and following the markers (you can use the nav map on the hotbar to see the nav markers and this won't fail the achievement).

    Now, make sure you are careful and make a nice safe landing, so the last couple of hours weren't wasted.

    Step 4 Taxi and Tidy Up:
    For the parking spot I selected, I just taxied to the end of the runway and parked in front of the shed in the picture (next to the arrow). However, this is where it gets a bit strange (read on after the picture.)

    Originally, I parked at the shed, shut down all the systems (following the checklist), but the end screen did not pop up.
    I then started the engine back up and taxied to each of the parking spots, 1 at a time and shut down and moved on, still no end screen.
    Also, the guy with the batons that guides you in to your parking spot wasn't at any of the ramps.
    Finally I went back to the shed and while taxiing on the light grey section next to the shed (where the arrow is actually pointing), the achievement popped. So I hit the parking brake and shut the systems down and the end screen came up.
    Very Strange.

    Step 5 The Conclusion:
    This guide is a reconstruction of how I got it, but by no means perfect as you can see in the final section. I would probably recommend using smaller airports and selecting actual parking spots so you get the guy with the batons taxiing you in to a spot.
    Again, if you have any feedback or tips for this guide, send me a message and I will update as needed.

    Happy Achievement Hunting
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    ToronaiHas anyone been able to get this recently, I've tried both guides here and the ai co pilot simply cannot fly that far without collapsing, and the flights I've done solo haven't given me the achievement despite me meeting what I believe to be the requirements.
    Posted by Toronai on 07 Jan 21 at 16:47
    SequaxDominiI wanted to get this without using AI, so I worked very hard at it using Thanassi360's helpful solution. I failed various times flying Flint KFNT to Louisville KSDF, which I selected because neither was a huge airport. I made a few mistakes initially--for example, it is very important to set assistance to "True to Life" before setting up the flight. In the end, though, I followed all of the guide steps to the letter, selecting a gate as my arrival, but each time I landed, I ultimately discovered that there was another aircraft parked in my selected spot (even though I selected a different one each time). I felt like Baby Bear coming home to find Goldilocks in his bed. As such, ATC directed me to park at a gate other than what I selected , and the achievement did not pop. I decided to look for an airfield where this would be less likely. I chose Nantucket Island KACK to arrive. It accommodates jets (I used the Cessna CJ4), but it is a quiet airport with only general aviation parking. I chose ramp parking #1 and set it as my arrival point. I chose to depart Washington Reagan (KDCA) which, with my IFR/ILS route, was 367 miles away, and I selected a B gate as my departure. I test-landed at KACK a couple of times setting a close airborne point of departure, just to make sure someone wouldn't grab my selected spot--they didn't. Then I flew my route, which was an ILS landing on runway 24. The achievement popped while I was still on the runway at KACK, probably because the game perceived my parking to be ready for me, with no one squatting on it. I finished up and taxied anyway, and found my man with the batons waiting for me faithfully at my selected spot. I recommend KACK as point of arrival for this achievement as a small airfield with a long enough runway--plus, Nantucket is beautiful. I hope this is helpful.
    Posted by SequaxDomini on 18 Jan 21 at 23:04
    TweeKING KEVI think I have had about enough of this achievement.

    Was attempting to do it with an a320, no autopilot or anything.

    As I am starting descent given to me by ATC, I see a beautiful lightning strike, next thing I know I lost all power to my jet.

    Did I seriously just get struck by lightning in the game and crashed because of it?

    I can ot be the only one this has happened to, can I?
    Posted by TweeKING KEV on 19 Aug 21 at 07:54
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