16OCT21 / 1700Z Destination Saturdays, Vol 42: Rio de Janeiro

Destination Saturdays, Vol 42: Rio de Janeiro

AIRFRANCE-KLM Virtual Group invites all members of the IFC to join us for Destination Saturdays, Vol. 42: Rio De Janeiro. For the next leg of our around-the-world journey, we will return to South America’s Buenos Aires, Argentina and head northeast on a short-haul flight to the famed home of Bossanova music, the Girl from Ipanema, and Copa Cabana beach. Sit back, relax, and enjoy good times with us in the virtual skies and via our event live stream. All are welcome!

Flight Details

Server: Expert
Day/Time: Saturday 2021-10-16T17:00:00Z
Departure Airport : Ministro Pistarini International Airport [SAEZ]
Arrival Airport: Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport [SBGL]
Aircraft: B737-700 GOL
Flight Time: 2h15m

How to Reserve a Gate:

To RSVP for the event, reply via the comments section below and include Your Callsign and Gate Selection.
We will add a second group if we need to.
Please quote the gate you would like along with your callsign and we will add you.

SAEZ Gate Assignments

Group Alpha | 16:50z Spawn Time

|Airline|T/Gate|Aircraft|PB Time|IFC Pilot|
| — | — | — | — | — | — | — | — |
|GOL|Remote Stand 70|B737|1700z|GOL 004AK @Omar_DeWindt |
|GOL|Remote Stand 71|B737|1702z|GOL 011AK @Benrdutch |
|GOL|Remote Stand 72|B737|1704z|GOL 285AK @Mayank_Pawar |
|GOL|Remote Stand 73|B737|1706z|GOL 245AK @Robin3 |
|GOL|Remote Stand 74A|B737|1708z|GOL005AK @Manav_Suri |
|GOL|Remote Stand 74B|B737|1710z|GOL114AK @John_Ryan1 |
|GOL|Remote Stand 75A|B737|1702z|GOL347AK @Josh_aviation |
|GOL|Remote Stand 75B|B737|1704z|GOL018AK @Bill_Deng |
|GOL|Remote Stand 76A|B737|1706z|GOL195AK @PATOU95 |
|GOL|Remote Stand 76B|B737|1708z|GOL232AK @anon57312879 |
|GOL|Remote Stand 77A|B737|1710z| GOL1280 @Cody_John |
|GOL|Remote Stand 77B|B737|1712z|SV666 @s3oood95_a |
|GOL|Gate 14|B737|1714z| GOL1099 @Murilo_Heindrich |
|GOL|Gate 15|B737|1716z||
|GOL|Gate 16A|B737|1718z||
|GOL|Gate 16B|B737|1706z||
|GOL|Gate 17A|B737|1708z||
|GOL|Gate 17B|B737|1710z||
|GOL|Gate 18A|B737|1712z||
|GOL|Gate 18B|B737|1714z||

The official event flight plan and operating instructions will be published no less than 2hrs prior to departure. We ask that all attendees use the official FPL for the event and observe the NOTAM instructions to ensure maximum realism, spacing, and an enjoyable experience for all pilots involved.

Additionally, airport charts and approach/departure plates will be provided for your convenience.

In-Depth Flight Details

Main Details

Aircraft: B737 - GOL
Flight Time: 2h15m
Distance: 1015nm
Fuel: TBC
PAX: 181
Cargo: 2,480 kgs

Departure Procedures

Planned Runway DEP: TBC
Do not exceed 100% n1 on take-off. Climb at vs 2400 ft./min to a speed of 240kts. After FL100 gradually increase speed to 280 kts. Maintain 280 kts until FL290 adjust VS as needed to not exceed 85% n1.
Cruise: FL350 at M0.78

Arrival Procedures

Planned Runway APPR: TBC
TOD will be run by VNAV
Descent/Approach profile and charts to follow
Taxi Instructions
Provided closer to time

Please despawn within 10minutes of your parking to reduce congestion

Route FPL

(to copy from AFKLM air persons)


SAEZ Charts



SBGL Charts



Airport Information


Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini) (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ), also known as Ezeiza International Airport owing to its location in the Ezeiza Partido in Greater Buenos Aires, is an international airport 22 kilometers (14 mi) south-southwest of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina.


Galeão International Airport Galeão International Airport (GIG) is located in the municipality of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, Americas . It’s one of the bigger airports in Brazil based in the region Rio de Janeiro. Passengers can fly to and from the airport with a scheduled service. It also shares operations with the local Air Force base

Notice To Airmen:

[ 1 ] This event is open to all IFC members, including non-AIRFRANCE-KLM VA pilots.

[ 2 ] Attendees are asked to spawn in 10minutes before their scheduled departure time.

[ 3 ] Pilots are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times.

[ 4 ] All guests are asked to use the flight plans provided in the Crew Resources section of this thread in order to ensure proper spacing and maximize realism.

[ 5 ] Prior to spawning in, please be sure to double-check your assigned gate and push back order in the event of a last-minute change.

[ 6 ] Wait until the aircraft ahead of you ahead has reached 2000ft AGL before entering the runway and beginning your take-off roll.

[ 7 ] Maximum taxi speed on the ground is 20kts on straightaways, 12kts on turns.

[ 8 ] Contact AFKLM Event Manager @Benrdutch if you have any issues or doubts.

[ 9 ] Please take up the Gates 26-28 and stands 29-32 if your gate is already occupied!

[ 10 ] Most importantly, have fun during the event and enjoy your flight!

We are AIRFRANCE-KLM Virtual

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We offer mature aviation enthusiasts a well-organized Virtual Airline platform and a relaxed, friendly culture to ensure that you enjoy the journey. With 33 planes in our fleet, 319 destinations across the globe, a detailed flight operations system and a flight training academy for new pilots, plus a mix of dynamic events, we specialize in one thing and one thing only: providing the ultimate VA experience.

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May I have this gate please? Callsign will be GOL 285AK

For sure! See you there!


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count me in GOL 245AK

I will take this! 005AK


All yours. See you there!




Hey is it too late to sign up ?


Any gate plz

@AF-KLM_VA what gates are still open

@AF-KLM_VA I would take any gate please

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Can I take 74B please ( Gol114AK) Many thanks

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Plenty of time! See you there!


Sure thing! Any specific callsign you would like to use?


Sure thing! All yours!


N590DR please

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Added you! See you there!


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@AF-KLM_VA Can you change my call sign to Gol1280

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Sure thing no worries!


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SV666 please

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Welcome to the community. We shall see you there!


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