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Washington, D.C., FSX

Washington, D.C. Map, is the capital of the United States and you will see famous buildings such as the White House, the Pentagon, and the Washington Monument in the default scenery.

City tour

Takeoff from runway 33 at Ronald Reagan Washington National (KDCA) Map Photo and fly runway heading until you reach the Pentagon. Then turn north east, cross the Potomac River, and you will reach the other famous buildings.

Marine One flight

Andrews Air Force Base (KADW) Map Photo is the home base of the two Boeing 747-200B Air Force One aircrafts. Start in a helicopter at the base and bring the Commander-in-Chief from the White House to a waiting 747 at the base.

Ronald Reagan Washington runway 19 approach

The runway 19 approaches at KDCA are spectacular and highly recommendable. A straight-in approach is not allowed because it will cross the prohibited area covering government buildings such as the White House. Consequently the 5 approaches to the runway follow the Potomac River and require a final 30° to 40° visual right turn before lined up with the runway:

For all approaches use the bridges as landmarks for where to initiate the final right turn. Observe carefully on the GPS navigator that you don't cross the prohitibted area (else a couple of jets from Andrews may soon guide you to the final apporach :-)

You may also try the Mount Vernon Visual approach for rwy 1 where you follow the Potomac River northwards. Even though the approach has no late turns it complicates the approach that the runway doesn't have PAPI/VASI.

If you set the date/time to New Year you'll see fireworks at the Washington Monument.

See charts for the airport.

IFR New York - Washington

Make a short IFR flight from John F. Kennedy, New York (KJFK) to Ronald Reagan Washington (KDCA) with the rwy 19 approach. Set wind at KDCA to around 185° so you will be cleared for a runway 19 landing.

Comments:

Nice tip, did not think this would be as interesting as it is. I do the 19 approach in Concorde, like back in the day!
On fsx i flew from dc to Ny in like 5 minutes there are lots of airports along the way and i was flying supersonic in a f14
where can u get marine 1 for fsx ?

try taking the sr-70 it only takes one minute
I thought that the White House was a little under-detailed considering what the buildng represents
I thought that the entire area was a little under-detailed in fs9 considering what DC represents. I mean this flight sim was designed by an American based company was it not? At least make our capital as accurate and as photo realistic as possible. That isn't too much to ask.
Yeah, it's kinda annoying that they only plopped the most prominent landmarks on and surrounded them with autogen. It would be kinda neat to see Pentagon city, or the CIA HQ nearby. Does anyone know any good freeware sceneries of DC for 2004?
Congradulations America with your new president. We wish Obama all the success he deserves.
where can u get the presidential helicopter for fsx?

there is a hill on the south lawn it makes it hard to land i thought they might make the capitial better since it represents america
I must be going crazy because the White House is not in fsx
OK, I am crazy,it is there just not really detailed
what r the co-ordinates of the wite house?
I hate your game
I couldn't find the white house =S can anyone give me a direct heading to it from Andrews AFB?
email it: craigsellar@hotmail.co.uk

I'm doing a youtube video of some Famous Landmarks
It would do good to learn how to read maps. How else does a pilots navigate.
Just take off from JFK and fly across the river!
witch river

I got confused ( :S ) on all of them. I am a rookie pilot and i just got fsx today! so dont blame me.
I know were you can get Marine One, email me at hughest46@yahoo.com
i will dominate FSX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i almost had it then i crashed on the white house frount lawn

if u people have flight simulator x acceleration, there is a repaint for the default Agusta Westland EH-101 in Marine one colors at www.flightsim.com it is free just click at the top on files and then go to searc hfiles and search under the category fsx helicopters. this is the best marine one helicopter i could find.
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