We invite you to join us for the re-launch of Destination Saturdays. AFKLM Virtual’s flagship event series, Destination Saturdays (DS) is an around-the-world journey featuring the most challenging approaches, beautiful destinations, and iconic airports on earth. On Saturday, September 11 at 1600z, we resume our trek through the Americas with a short-haul flight from Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. From there, we will continue our journey northward on the second Saturday of every month, making our way through South America, the Caribbean, Central America, and United States. Experience amazing views and adventurous approaches along the way! DS is open to all AFKLM Airmen of all ranks as well as members of the IFC. The event will also be live-streamed. So, join us in the virtual cockpit or the virtual skies and take part in the fun!
Departure Airport : Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport [SCEL]
Arrival Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport [SAEZ]
Aircraft: B738 Aerolineas Argentina
Flight Time: 1:22
Block Fuel: 7048 kgs
Cargo: 2,480 kgs
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.
Group Alpha | 16:50z Spawn Time
|Airline||T/Gate||Aircraft||PB Time||IFC Pilot|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand A05||B738||1710z||@TurkishFlyer|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand A04||B738||1712z||AFKLM|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand A03||B738||1714z||AFKLM|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand A02||B738||1716z|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W02||B738||1710z||ARVA|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W04||B738||1712z||ARVA|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W06||B738||1714z||ARVA|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W08||B738||1716z||ARVA|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W01||B738||1718z||ARVA|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W03||B738||1720z||ARVA|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W05||B738||1712z|
|Aerolineas Argentina||Remote Stand W07||B738||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
Aircraft: B738 – Aerolineas Argentina
Flight Time: 3hr 09min
Distance: 1,282 NM
Fuel: 12,040 kgs
Cargo: 2,480 kgs
Concourse C Pushback facing 35L/17R and taxi out on Z3 or R to Z. Follow Z up to the final entry point to 17R. Give way to aircraft on your right.
Concourse E Pushback facing 35L/17R and taxi out on Z3 or Z2. Follow Z up to the final entry point to 17R. Give way to aircraft on your right.
W Stands Pushback Facing south and taxi out on Z1. Follow Z up to the final entry point to 17R. Give way to aircraft on your right.
A Stands Pushback facing 35L/17R and taxi out on R. Follow Z up to the final entry point to 17R. Give way to aircraft on your right.
Overflow gates Pushback facing 35R/17L. Taxi out and turn onto K. Follow K until H. Follow H until Z. Follow Z up to the final entry point to 17R.
Planned Runway DEP:17R
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
Planned Runway APPR: 11
TOD will be run by VNAV
Descent/Approach profile and charts to follow
Exiting on G Taxi along G to D. Turn onto D and follow through to the terminal area.
Exiting on H Taxi along H and request to cross runway 17. Turn onto D and follow through to the terminal area.
Parking West Turn left and follow the taxiway until you reach the stands (no jetbridge) on your right.
Parking East Turn right and take any stand to your right
Please despawn within 10minutes of your parking to reduce congestion
(to copy from AFKLM airmen)
Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCEL) also known as Santiago International Airport and Nuevo Pudahuel Airport, located in Pudahuel, 15 km northwest of downtown Santiago, is Chile’s largest aviation facility and the busiest international airport in the country.
Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport has domestic and international services to destinations in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas. In 2011 it was the ninth busiest airport in Latin America and the sixth busiest in South America by passenger traffic. It was the seventh busiest airport in Latin America by aircraft movements, serving 124,799 operations. Its location in Chile’s most populated area, as well as in the central part of the country makes it an ideal main hub and maintenance center for most local airlines such as LATAM and Sky Airline. LATAM Airlines accounts for approximately 82% of the airport’s total commercial operations.
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.
[ 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 @Flying_dutchman1 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!
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