Its that time of the month again. Landing competition time!
This time, we take you to a voyage over the carribeans, and one of the hardest landings in the world!
As in every landing competition, there will be a winner, but unfortunately no prize. So if you’re in only for the prizes, this isn’t exactly your place. ;)
About St. Barts airport
The airport is served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers, such as the Twin Otter, a common sight throughout the northern West Indies and as a curiosity, the Canadian-built de Havilland Dash 7 is the largest aircraft ever allowed to operate at this airport. The short airstrip is at the base of a gentle slope ending directly on the beach. The arrival descent is extremely steep over the hilltop traffic circle; departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway). The airport is located at the island’s second-largest town, St. Jean.
The History Channel programme Most Extreme Airports ranks Gustaf III airport, which is casually referred to as “St. Barth’s”, as the third most dangerous airport in the world. This YouTube video of a tourist almost hit by a Cessna 172 highlights the close confines of airport and traffic.
Aircraft: Air caiiribes Cessna 208 caravan
Time: 2019-08-15T15:00:00Z → 2019-08-15T16:30:00Z
Location: TFFJ (St. Barthelemy)
So, how are we going to do this competition? Here are the rules which you will need to follow. They’re very simple! You have to follow all ATC instructions.
Here is an approach chart of the airport. We will use this when (if) making a go around, and when we takeoff and go inbound for landing.
Spawn at your assigned gate. We will be departing from closest to the runway, to furthest form the runway. ATC will be present to maintain traffic. Strictly takeoff from Runway 10, and make right traffic for runway 10, as you normally do when making a pattern. When on left downwind for runway 10, turn right at the start of the approach. Continue inbound as you normally do, and land on runway 10. After you’ve touchdown, back taxi back to any gate.
Some precautions to take note on
- Strictly 1 go-around allowed. If you execute more, you will be disqualified.
- The landings will be judged with 3 points;
- Touchdown point
- Judges will be judging your landing when you enter final, and go over the hill, to make the landing.
- Incase of a much needed Go-around, make right traffic, and land on Runway 10.
( gates will begin upon sign-up )
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Well, I hope you’ll be able to come! Thanks for reading, and see you in the skies!
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