The Floating Wings'Tour

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Pif, Paf, Plouf ! And to say that posing on a runway, grass or hard, was challenging, so what do you say to pose on... water ! Then we take out the floats, and we go to land !

Real tour distance : 1430 nm

Opening date and time

15/06/2024 00:01 UTC

Closing date and time

15/06/2025 23:59 UTC

Total distance

5501 NM

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General rules for tours

  • Those general rules for tours are applicable to all French division pilot's tours. Are excluded ATC tours and Special Operations tours. 
  • Some tours might have specific rules. In case of conflict, specific rules overrule general rules. 
  • All flight must be performed online on IVAO network, with real weather. They have to be accomplished in real time rate (simulation rate x1 only, accelerated mode prohibited) 
  • Legs must be accomplished in the published order 
  • Speed restrictions IAS<250kts below FL100 must be observed.
  • Maximum speed in cruise is M0.85 with a maximum FL450.
  • During cruise phases, a disconnection up to 20 minutes is tolerated, providing the fact that it does not disturb the network operation, especially under ATC coverage. Please report any disconnection in your pilot report. 
  • The use of UNICOM in text or voice mode, in absence of active ATC online, is MANDATORY. Legs might be rejected if not compliant. 
  • All legs must be validated by sending a pilot report. It is essential to read and understand validator's comment for each leg, including if the leg is validated. We advise to not pursue the tour without validation of previous leg. 
  • Pilot report must be sent within 12 days following the flight date. Any leg sent outside the window will be rejected. 
  • Pilot report must include list of ATC contacted during the flight, and procedures performed during the flight. 
  • A 'Direct to' is allowed, only with ATC instruction. Please mention any direct obtained in the pilot report. 
  • It is mandatory to disconnect from the network at the end of each flight. 
  • Pilots will be particularly aware of:
    • In IFR:
      • Parity Odd/Even
      • Minimum and maximum airways altitudes
      • Published procedures when ATC is offline
    • In VFR:
  • Take a really good care of your flight plan:
    • Flight plan with wrong or misspelled airports will be rejected
    • Filled equipment must be compatible with the aircraft
  • Prevailing flight plan will be the active one during take off
  • Operate the flights under military or any other Special Operation type is not allowed. Type of flight must only be G, S or N. 
  • It is requested to be connected on the network at least 2 minutes before take off, and stay connected at least 2 minutes after landing. This will allow the tracker to save your flight entirely. 
  • An IFR route, IFPS compliant at the time it is published, might be proposed on some legs. It is only a suggestion, you can perfectly fly your own route. 
  • One flight can only be reported once, for one leg on one tour, even if the leg can fit for 2 tours or more.
  • Flight as a crew of two pilots, with shared cockpit functionality, is permitted on division's tours. However, only the pilot "master" of the connection is allowed to fill a pirep. The second pilot, connected as an observer, will not be allowed to fill a report based on this flight. 
  • Should there is any follow-up or contestation after a leg validation, everything has to be sent only at Supported languages are English or French. They have to be sent no later than 7 days after leg validation
  • The use of the IVAO France Tracker is optional on all tours, except Skills.

Specific rules to The Floating Wings'Tour :

  • This tour is exclusively VFR. Only flight rule V/VFR will be accepted.
  • Flights will be conducted in VFR according to the following rules :
    • By adhering to visual flight rules.
    • By respecting the VMC (Visual Meteorological Conditions).
    • You must follow the published VFR routes if existing.
    • Be sure to follow the procedure for integrating the aerodrome circuit: it will be particularly checked!
  • The choice of aircraft is free (SEP or MEP), but it must have a mixed amphibious capacity (can land on ground as on water).
  • The seaplane can be hulled, or with floats.
  • For Category B airplanes only.
  • Any pilot who completes this lap will be awarded the division award : 

List of legs

1. LFBR - ZZZZ-- Details
2. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
3. ZZZZ - LFTZ-- Details
4. LFTZ - ZZZZ-- Details
5. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
6. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
7. ZZZZ - LFQW-- Details
8. LFQW - ZZZZ-- Details
9. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
10. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
11. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
12. ZZZZ - LFOS-- Details
13. LFOS - ZZZZ-- Details
14. ZZZZ - LFRD-- Details
15. LFRD - ZZZZ-- Details
16. ZZZZ - ZZZZ-- Details
17. ZZZZ - LFOO-- Details
18. LFOO - LFDP35 NM- Details
19. LFDP - ZZZZ-- Details
20. ZZZZ - LFHB-- Details