I know that there already is a topic and size restrictions for DCA right now, but I want to give a guide similar to @CamJam series he has been doing. So, here is some info on Reagan National.
- In 2015 KDCA handled a little more than 21 million passengers, making it the second-busiest airport in the Baltimore-Washington area (in terms of passengers)
- There is a restriction on DCA that flights both arriving and departing are not allowed to exceed 1,250 miles in any direction nonstop (there are 40 slot exemptions)
- Any international commercial flight arriving at DCA must be originating from an airport with CBP preclearance facilities as there is no customs at the airport itself
KDCA has three terminals: Hopefully you know your alphabet A,B,C
Terminal A handles:
- Air Canada Express
Terminal B handles:
- Alaska Airlines
Terminal B/C (concourse in between terminal B and C) handles:
Finally, Terminal C handles:
There are no scheduled cargo operations at Reagan.
- Runway 1/19 and 15/33 are departing runways
- Runway 1/19 is used for the majority of departures but occasionally a regional jet departs for 15/33
- Runway 4/22 has been permanently shut down and will be converted to a taxiway soon, so no departures or arrivals into it
- If departing runway 1 an immediate left turn is required to avoid restricted airspace over D.C.
- If departing from 19 then a quick right turn is also required to stay over the river
- Runway 1/19 and 15/33 are arriving runways
- Runway 1/19 is also used for the majority of arrivals but 15/33 is used sometimes for regional jets
- If landing 19 then the River Visual is always used https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/DCA/IAP/RIVER+VISUAL+RWY+19/pdf
- Now I am not a commercial pilot so I do not know for sure on this one If you are arriving on runway 33 then follow the Mount Vernon Visual for runway 1 until you are about 1 mile out and then turn right heading 40 and then line up on 33 quickly and land.
- DCA is only 10-20 feet MSL
- All of downtown north of DCA is restricted airspace so you cannot fly above it
I think I covered everything, but please let me know if I missed anything!
Hope this is helpful!