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
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
Plan: (mslp-mhtg) <
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