Southwest Virtual: Race to the Capital | Vol. 2 - Las Vegas | KLAX - 221930DEC18

This event and thread made and organized by SWV Event Director @Louie

Event Description: Week 2

  • Joining us? I think you should. Jet off with this SWV exclusive series this week departing for Las Vegas, a city renowned for its vibrant nightlife, Vegas boasts fine dining, shopping and entertainment, this urban city is sure to impress.
  • Southwest Virtual would like to invite you to experience Race to the Capital, our signature event series dedicated to traversing the most iconic destinations, spectacular airports, and challenging approaches across the USA, Mexico and The Caribbean. Be part of the journey every other week as we pick up where we last left off.

Event Details:

Los Angeles/KLAX to Las Vegas/KLAS

  • Server: Expert Server [EX]
  • Region: North America
  • Start Information: 22/12/2018 @ 19:30[z]
  • End Information: 22/12/2018 @ 20:30[z]
  • Flight Time: 0h45m

Flight Details:

Air Frame : Any Southwest Aircraft

Distance: 236 [NM]

Block Fuel: 7051 [KG]
Departure Runway: 25R
Arrival Runway: 26R

Cruise Altitude: FL290 @ M0.78

Climb Profile:
2000 ft. /min @ 250 kts until FL110
2000 ft. /min @ 300 kts until FL280
1000 ft. /min @ M 0.84 until FL330

Descent Profile:
Begin Descent 160NM from Destination
-1800ft. /min @ M .80 until FL180
-1800ft. / min @ 310kts until FL110
-1800ft. / min @ 230 kts until FL040



Flightplan may change on the day of the event based on weather conditions.


  • Airspace at both the departing and arriving airports may become very busy due to the high volume of traffic; however we do ask that you follow ATC instructions at all times, failure to do so could result in consequences.
  • Only pushback once instructed to do so.
  • Ensure a safe distance between aircraft is kept on pushback, when taxiing, departing, at cruise and on descent.


T1 Gate 9: @Louie //
T1 Gate 11A: @CaptJackson //
T1 Gate 11B: @Cargo
T1 Gate 12A: @Playr_Mar //
T1 Gate 12B: @Tristan_Stanford //
T1 Gate 13: @Beljany //
T1 Gate 14: @J33ST3R //
T1 Gate 15: @Devon_Mo_piedmont114
T1 Gate 16: @joslleymiguel_holand
T1 Gate 17A @Plane-Train-TV //
T1 Gate 17B:
T1 Gate 18A:
T1 Gate 18B:

// Indicates SWV QuickGate Sign-Up

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Hey. If you want to make your LAX-LAS flight more realistic, I suggest cruising at FL290 or FL280. FL300 is the wrong altitude for the direction of flight. If you do not want to change it, no harm, I am just helping you out and throwing some pointers in


I’ll take 11B

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Will pass on to the Event Director, but am changing preemptively as this does follow the even/odd rule. Thank you for pointing that out.

Roger that, gate assignment above.

No problem! Looks like a fun event!

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Gate 15 please

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Roger that, gate above.

Can I have 17B or A? And why are we using 25R for departure when Southwest actually uses 24L?

@Plane-Train-TV Ask @Louie, I did not make this event.

Can I have a gate please?

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Of course, assignment above!

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Thank you 😀😀😀

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I’ll contact him on slack

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Hello I’m sorry but I have a basketball game scheduled the time of the event. I cannot make it I’m sorry 😐

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This makes no sense.
Additionally, Southwest parks in T1 which is adjacent to runway 24L. Why are we taxing across the airport to 25R?

Not my department @Playr_Mar

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Rgr that. 👍🏿I humbly request to be removed to allow my gate to be used.

My head hurts already. 😂

welp this event is over
I just landed

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