15JAN22 / 1700Z - Challenging Approach Series #1 - Santos Dumont Fly-In @ SBRJ


Welcome to the first event in my Challenging Approach Series! In this event, we will head down to Brazil for what is a very exciting and challenging approach. Usually, challenging approaches only have one aspect that make it challenging. But here, there are two aspects. The runway is only 4,300 ft long, and you have to make a sharp turn on final to align with the runway. It makes for a very exciting approach!

About Santos Dumont:

Server : Expert Server

Airport: Santos Dumont (SBRJ)

Time: 2022-01-15T16:45:00Z→2022-01-15T17:30:00Z

NOTAM: Please keep it professional because this event is taking place on the expert server. In the gates section, I will be putting what time you should be departing, so we can all land at around the same time. And most importantly, let’s make this a fun event!

Approach Procedure

No matter what direction you are flying from, please add in these waypoints for your approach, because this is the correct approach.

Here are the waypoints in order from first to last:

RJ932 RJ226 RJ227 RJ251 RJ933 RJ241 RJ911 RJ906 SBRJ

For more information about it, check out this useful tutorial:

Frequency Controller
ATIS @JSRibs28
Ground @JSRibs28
Tower @JSRibs28
Curitiba Center


Arrival Gate Airline Departure Airport Aircraft Departure Time Flight Time Pilot
Gate 1 Azul Recife (SBRF) A320-200 2022-01-15T14:25:00Z 2 hours and 35 minutes @KSM_King_Storm
Gate 2 Azul Salvador (SBSV) A320-200 2022-01-15T14:45:00Z 2 hours and 16 minutes @corgi_doodle
Gate 3 Azul Ilheus (SBIL) A320-200 2022-01-15T15:20:00Z 1 hour and 40 minutes
Gate 4 Azul Porto Seguro (SBPS) A320-200 2022-01-15T15:35:00Z 1 hour and 27 minutes @ButterAllDay
Gate 5 Azul Vitoria (SBVT) ERJ-195 2022-01-15T16:05:00Z 58 minutes
Gate 6 Azul Sao Paulo (SBGR) ERJ-195 2022-01-15T16:05:00Z 56 minutes
Gate 7 Azul Sao Paulo (SBSP) ERJ-195 2022-01-15T16:15:00Z 46 minutes
Gate 8 Azul Brasilia (SBBR) A320-200 2022-01-15T15:25:00Z 1 hour and 37 minutes @Southwest_2115
Remote Stand 9 Azul Goiania (SBGO) A320-200 2022-01-15T15:25:00Z 1 hour and 37 minutes
Remote Stand 10 Azul Cuiaba (SBCY) A320-200 2022-01-15T14:45:00Z 2 hours and 18 minutes
Remote Stand 11 GOL Sao Paulo (SBGR) B737-800 2022-01-15T16:25:00Z 37 minutes @MiglMichael
Remote Stand 12 GOL Salvador (SBSV) B737-700 2022-01-15T15:15:00Z 1 hour and 44 minutes
Remote Stand 13 GOL Brasilia (SBBR) B737-800 2022-01-15T15:35:00Z 1 hour and 25 minutes
Remote Stand 14 GOL Porto Alegre (SBPA) B737-800 2022-01-15T15:05:00Z 1 hour and 57 minutes
Remote Stand 15 GOL Sao Paulo (SBSP) B737-800 2022-01-15T16:20:00Z 41 minutes
Remote Stand 16 LATAM Sao Paulo (SBGR) A319-100 2022-01-15T16:10:00Z 52 minutes
Remote Stand 17 LATAM Curitiba (SBCT) A319-100 2022-01-15T15:05:00Z 1 hour and 54 minutes @if.rio
Remote Stand 18 LATAM Belo Horizonte (SBCF0 A319-100 2022-01-15T16:00:00Z 58 minutes @if.minas
Remote Stand 19 LATAM Brasilia (SBBR) A319-100 2022-01-15T15:25:00Z 1 hour and 35 minutes
Remote Stand 20 LATAM Porto Alegre (SBPA) A319-100 2022-01-15T15:10:00Z 1 hour and 50 minutes
Remote Stand 21 LATAM Sao Paulo (SBSP) A319-100 2022-01-15T16:05:00Z 57 minutes
Remote Stand 22 LATAM Vitoria (SBVT) A319-100 2022-01-15T16:00:00Z 58 minutes

If you would like a route that isn’t on the list, let me know, and as long as it’s flown in real life, you can fly that!

Enjoy this event!


Hey could I please have that flight?

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@KSM_King_Storm You are signed up!

Bumping this, let’s get a lot of people for this fun approach!

Would I be able to have this route? Thank you!

please this route :)

|Remote Booth 17 LATAM|Belo Horizonte (SBC F0|A319-100|January 15, 2022 1:00 pm|58 minutes

@corgi_doodle @if.minas @if.rio You all have been signed up, thanks! :)

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can you change the route with the CNF output too? please? thanks

Sorry, I am just going to leave it how it is.

could I have this

@MiglMicheal You are now signed up!

I’ll take gate 8 Brasília to Rio Azul A320

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@Southwest_2115 You are signed up!

Bumping this, let’s get some signups! The event is on Saturday!

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoy the event today, due to me having plans come up, I won’t be able to make it. However, the event will still be going ahead as planned. If you’d like a gate, please reply!

I would like this thank you (disregard last message)

Even if he can’t make it lets make the best of it everyone!

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Yes, and I just departed out of Salvador. I don’t know if this flight is actually 2 hours since it’s only 705nm away from Rio but if I end up nearing the airport too early, I’ll just fly some holding patterns.

My flight departs at 10:25