If your link to the Flight Tracker software does not work, try this direct below.
Remember, the use of this tracker is not mandatory, however, it will help us in our development of the Air Rally Scoring software. This will be free software which could be used by anyone to improve his Air Rally Flying.

 

target times

 

Flight Target Time in minutes
01 41
02 46
03 51
04 55
05 134
06 108
07 Free flight
08 73
09 Initial Planning
10

important information

The aim is to complete your flight as close as possible to the “target” time by adjusting your cruise speed to achieve this goal.

  • All flights to be conducted in cloud and visibility OK (CAVOK).

  • Due to the very old navigational data used in the stock FSX and P3D, some flights will have an FSX/P3D Flight Description as well as an X-Plane Flight Description. Make sure you load the correct one.

  • Headings, distances and altitudes given are not accurate. Do your own proper flight planning.

  • Your nominated Ground speed is 150 kts, that is 2.5nm per minute. Base all your planning on this. Use the old trustworthy E6B to calculate your Indicated Airspeed for the different altitudes.

  • Timing in decimal minutes from wheels rolling at take-off to wheels stopping on landing run.

  • Configure your aircraft for the following weights (about 22000 lbs Total Weight):

Payload: 1700 lbs

Total Fuel: 2000 lbs

Phases of the flight

Phase

IAS

GS

Inches MP

Remarks

Climb

108

calc

36”

Keep IAS at 108 kts, adjust rate of climb to maintain speed.

Cruise

calc

150

30-33’”

May go as low as 26” for the higher altitudes, which will be close to FULL throttle.

Descend

calc

150

Around 20-23”

This is higher than the standard descend speed for the DC-3/C-47

Approach

120

calc

26-32”

MP setting to maintain speed

Finals

80

calc

18”-23”

MP setting to maintain speed

NOTE:

 

Some Information on the flights

For the normal planning of your flight, one will plot the route on a map and then calculate the headings, distances and altitudes between waypoints. You will then take your cruise speed together with the altitude and you will then calculate your groundspeed(GS) for each leg. From there you will calculate and write down the ETA’s for each waypoint. You will end this planning with an ETA for your destination.

For Rally Flying, we do the opposite. We will get a target time, the duration for this flight. If the target time is 55 minutes, we know we must start at say 10h05 in order to finish at 11h00. Penalties will be given for early or late arrivals. In the real world Rally Flying your waypoints (known as Check Points) will also be monitored, also receiving penalties for early or late arrivals over the waypoint.

We also get a target speed, 150 kts groundspeed (GS). We use this GS, because it equates to an easy 2.5 nm per minute. This is basically only a reference speed for you, most of the time you will fly faster or slower in order to reach your waypoint in time.

One uses this speed to measure your progress. Say you are 20 nm from your waypoint and your estimated time to the waypoint is 7 minutes. You now take 20nm divided by 2.5  = 8 minutes to the waypoint. It clearly shows that you are 1 minute behind and therefore must increase your speed to reach the waypoint at the correct time.