DC-3 Virtual Airways World Rally 2020
Welcome to the 20th Edition

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting DC-3 Airways and welcome to the DC-3 Virtual Airways World Rally 2020, which will begin on Saturday October 3, 2020. We are again offering a selection of ten interesting and challenging flights from around the world to be flown in a DC3/C-47. The rally will be spread over thirty days giving each pilot a three day 'slot' in which to fly each flight. More details on when each flight may be flown are given in the World Rally Rules.

The vast majority of navigation is via NDB and VOR, but there is also a considerable amount of navigation by dead reckoning and maps. The goal is to have fun flying a DC3/C-47. But to add more challenge, each flight has a calculated flight time that can be reached using the correct average climb, cruise, decent and approach speed. Some flights are more challenging by the addition of specific weather.

Adverse winds and weather are an enemy of this form of navigation, but help is at hand in the form of the E6-B calculator. Professional pilots are well aware of this wonderful tool and how best to utilise it. If you don't already possess an E6-B, a freeware electronic version is available on the internet. If you are serious about navigation, take time to learn how to use this tool and your navigational accuracy will be extremely rewarding.

Online E6B Computer

All flights are prepared with LittleNavMap. Together with a flight description these flight plans will be available for each flight. The .pln filet plans can be read into most simulators, PlanG and VfrFlight. For X-Plane a .fms-file will be included. These contain information to guide you safely through each flight. You may of course use the flight description as a guide to create your own flight plan if desired. The flight descriptions and flight plans are written in both MS Word and PDF.

The menu gives you a series of self-explanatory buttons which will link you to the various pages of the DC-3 Virtual Airways World Rally 2020 web site. The first area you are advised to visit is the Rules page. If you are willing to abide by the few simple rules and wish to join us for the World Rally your next action is to hit the ‘Join’ button.

If after the rally you feel that you have enjoyed yourself, learned something new, or refreshed a few long forgotten skills, our aim will have amply been achieved. And, if you like the experience, please feel free to sign on as a pilot for dc3airways.net

On behalf of the hard working staff and members of DC-3 Airways I sincerely hope you will enjoy our World Rally.

Andy Hatcher
President
DC-3 Airways Virtual Airline