DC-3 Airways World Rally 2020
for FS9/FSX, P3Dv1-5, X-Plane.

Guidelines for the World Rally

As always and for the good of everyone there has to be a set of guidelines. The rally is open to everyone throughout the world who is interested in virtual flight. Please take the time to read the guidelines, and if you are willing to abide by them and still wish to join the DC-3 Airways World Rally 2020 we extend a very warm welcome…

1) The rally is all about one type of aircraft – the Douglas DC-3. During the rally you MUST fly a Douglas DC-3. This can be any model or variation of the Douglas DC-3. A model for FSX and P3D that is much used is the C-47 by Manfred Jahn to be found at Sim-Outhouse: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/local_links.php?catid=37&linkid=22428 Based on the same plane a similar C-47 (AWXDC3.zip 3.2.0) is available for X-Plane: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/search/&q=C-47&quick=1

2) The rally is not a competition! The flights are there purely to enjoy. We do however have a recording system which will allow you to keep track of your performance, and which will also allow you to compare your performance with other rally members. For this the calculated average flight time for each flight will be compared with the flight time that is sent in with the PIREP. More info about the calculated flight time will be available on the download page with the flight plans. To get some idea about how to fly a DC3 see this link to our website: http://www.dc3airways.net/technical/flying_fsx.htm

3) The rally has been created to offer a fairly demanding but hopefully enjoyable series of flights. A knowledge and skill set for navigating, flying and handling the DC-3 is a necessary requirement to successfully complete the rally.

4) English is the common language we will use throughout the rally. All communications whether by email or when placing a post in the forum must abide by this guideline.

5) There must be no flaming, bad language (in ANY language), inconsiderate or inappropriate behaviour during any aspect of the rally. For the duration of the rally it is necessary to have an ‘open’ forum which of course will leave us open to possible interference. The forum will be constantly monitored and any forum posts that are considered inappropriate will be removed without reference to anyone.

6) The senior WR Rally Staff reserves the right at any time to remove any person from the rally who by their inconsiderate behaviour in whatever form detracts from the enjoyment of other rally members.

7) The Rally consists of ten flights which have been created by DCA Fleet Captain Roy Möhlmann. Each scheduled flight has been given a time slot of three days with the first flight commencing on October 3. It is hoped that pilots will be able to complete the flights at the expected times. We realise however that due to various constraints, not everyone will be able to fly each flight and submit their PIREP within the expected period. For this reason we have a very relaxed PIREP procedure whereby once the flights have been posted and available for rally members to enjoy, they can be flown in any order as many times as is wished. The flights will be available in 3 blocks (5, 4 and 1 flight)

VERY IMPORTANT: only ONE PIREP may be submitted for each flight. And the PIREP’s must be POSTED within 5 days after the start date of a flight (for the flight of October 3 the last day to file a PIREP is 8 October, etc.) More information on this subject is available on the PIREPS page.

8) During the rally you may post as many screenshots as you wish of your good, very good, and even bad moments you experience during the rally. Instructions on how to post screenshots is available in the World Rally screenshots section of the forum.

9) Finally, not everyone enjoys flying on their own, so those rally members who enjoy their flying in Multiplayer or on VATSIM are welcome to do so.

After all the dire warnings we hope you will still wish to join us to enjoy the DC-3 Virtual Airways World Rally 2020. If you need advice or have any queries, a post on the forum or an email to any of the World Rally Staff will very soon receive a reply. We sincerely hope you will enjoy the DC-3 Virtual Airways World Rally 2020.

Andy Hatcher
DC-3 Airways Virtual Airline