The River Visual is a challenging approach that follows the Potomac River into Ronald Reagan National Airport. This weekend, Plane & Pilot will be giving talented pilots a chance to compete and see who is the best at approaching and landing in these unique circumstances! Contestants will takeoff at nearby KIAD, fly the approach, and then land on runway 19 at KDCA. They will be evaluated every step of the way for their professionalism and accuracy and the person with the highest score at the end will win. If you think you have a chance of winning this unique competition, make sure to join us! Everyone grade 3+ is welcome! Just post below and we will add you to the list.
Aircraft: Any E170 or E190 series jet
Starting Airport: KIAD
Ending Airport: KDCA
Flight Time: <:10
Date / Time: 2019-07-06T17:00:00Z
- Must use assigned aircraft, gate, and callsign.
- Must follow all procedures listed below
- Must obey any instructions given by our the judges on the event PM
- Must be respectful to all contestants (i.e. running into them)
- If any of these rules are disrespected, the pilot will be disqualified.
Takeoff: Spawn into your assigned gate 10 minutes before the event and do not push back until 1700Z. Runway in use will be decided by the takeoff judge right before the event. Taxi to it and take off, keeping at least 3nm between each departure.
Approach: Start by entering into a downwind for 15, turn final for what seems like 15, then go to FERGI. From FERGI, follow the large river below until you intercept the localizer for 19 while following the altitudes and fixes indicated on the chart. Here is the approach chart, try to follow it as accurately as possible to get the most points. Do not use autopilot past fix SETOC.
- Landing: Try to maintain 3nm separation during approach and landing. After landing, exit the runway as efficiently as possible and taxi to any open gate.
Takeoffs will be evaluated by @Kian_Abbasi . He will be able to give up to 5 points to each contestant based on preformance in different aspects of the takeoff such as: takeoff configuration, centerline, control, and rotation.
Approachs will by evaluated by @Airbus_737. He will give 1-5 points to each contestants based on how well they follow the approach, their speeds and altitudes, and their ability to maintain proper separation with other aircraft.
Landings will be evaluated by me (@PlaneCrazy) and will be worth up to 5 points depending on how smooth the landing is, where the touchdown point is, how lined up the aircraft is with the centerline, and other aspects.
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Thanks for checking out our event, we hope you can come! If you have any questions, just let us know. Please be present on the community during the event.