Event Info



Flight for Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 8.00 AEST

This Weeks flight destination takes us to:

Toncontin Airport, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Getting through the mountains is only one hurdle to overcome for a safe landing in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Toncontin has a number of strikes against it. It’s situated in a valley 3,294 feet (1,004 m) above sea level. During descent, planes need to make a 45-degree bank to effectively reach the 7,000-foot runway located in a valley. Due to the surrounding mountainous terrain, passengers will experience a quick drop in altitude in order for the plane to line up with the runway. Frequent winds complicate matters, as pilots are forced to make several last-second adjustments. One of the most dangerous airport landings.

Depart: El Salvador Intl (MSLP) head to the EAST and overfly Santiago de Maria, turn to the ESE and overfly San Jorge.We now head to the SE and fly to Tamarindo (MA1A) on the coast for a T&G. After departing turn to the NNW and fly to Los Comandos (MS1B) for the last T&G.We now depart and turn to the ENE and track direct to the destination at Toncontin Intl (MHTG) and hope the winds are kind to us, land and taxi to parking.

Aircraft: Embraer ERJ -190 or similar aircraft capable of 180Kts cruise

Flight Plan: MSLP.San Maria.San Jorge. MS1A.MS1B.MHTG.

Suggestered Altitude: 10500ft

Distance:  164.6nm

Weather: Real time weather, convert the  flight to an IFR flight if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.

Flight Time: Aprox 80 Min including T&G's 

Depart: El Salvador (MSLP) 105ft MSL - Rwy: 07/25 Concrete - Rwy 18/36 Concrete

Over Fly: Mountain (Santiago de Maria) - 5159ft MSL

Over Fly: Mountain (San Jorge) - 6950ft MSL

Fly To: Tamarindo (MS1A) 14ft MSL Rwy: 33/15 Concrete

Fly To: Los Comandos (MS1B) 919ft MSL - Rwy:01/19 Concrete

Fly to Destination : Toncontin Intl (MHTG) 3294ft MSL - Rwy;01/19 Concrete

NOTE:  Tune Radio Comms to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC

Scenery: Default FSX

Flight Plan: (mslp-mhtg) < Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX or PlanG  


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