I've never heard about any special rule for those verbs. In general, we CAN use simple present tense when we're talking about an action in the near future, or an action that will happen at a very definite, specific time. Future tense is also okay, but simple present is common. For example:
1) "I fly to Paris tomorrow."
2) "My son starts school next month."
3) "She turns thirty this year."
We use the future tense when the action happens in the more distant future, or is less certain.
4) "I'll fly to Paris after the holidays are over."
5) "My son will be starting school two years from now."
6) "If you're twenty years old today, that means you'll turn thirty in the year 2029."
7) "When will you finish writing your book?"
There are some exceptions, though. You can see some good examples and links for more information in Chris's comment to this question: https://www.italki.com/question/479185