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2017 RTWR to Proceed

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The Executive Committee of the RTWR wishes to confirm that the annual race will take place, beginning Friday, February 17th 2017.


Details are still being refined but, in light of the apparent shortage of pilots, the Race will be flown over a course of reduced length with an absolute time limit of 48 hours.


It will focus on one large geographic segment of the globe, will rely on the well-known aircraft of past years and essentially follow the format of the existing General Rules. As is the case every year, a set of Special rules will define the route, specific aircraft limitations and other special circumstances which define the year's challenges. These special Rules will be released in  the upcoming days.


In the interest of enabling some advance preparation, Teams are advised that there will be a limited Jet Transport role, there will be a requirement to  fly a limited distance in rotorcraft, the previous Bonus/Penalty regime will be replaced by smaller penalties (to be served by 'waiting-in-place' in real-time) and the Start/Finish and route will not be released until a short time before the beginning of the Race.


The Executive Committee

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RTWR 2017 White List Additions


A quick heads-up for the 2017 RTWR. There are two new additions to the White List and the mooted rotorcraft requirement has restrictions on the types to be used.


Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star.
Under Thoroughbreds, you may fly the FSX Redux F-80 Shooting Star by Henk Schuitemaker, Rick Mackintosh, Willy McCoy, Ed Wells at SOH. This is the old payware AlphaSim F-80 converted to a native FSX format. Freeware. A direct link is here.


Boeing 757.
Under Transport Jets (Category 3), you may fly the Just Flight "Freemium" B757. Freeware. A direct link is here.


For the special rotorcraft requirement. Eligible rotorcraft have a Vne of <200 Kts. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, Wilco Tilt-Rotor, other tilt-rotors, variants of the mythical “Airwolf”, and the Westland G-LYNX (speed record-holder) are not eligible to fulfill this requirement.


The Executive Committee.

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AVSIM will be down for major upgrades on SAT 18FEB. Current maintenance window is 24 hrs. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Um, won't this be a problem for the race?

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Avsim have the worst timing.. Okay, its not a problem, we have a backup for this very reason.  The fsrtwrace official forums are used when teams individual forums are down.


You can find it here:


Please make sure you register.


I will setup a private subforum there to discuss private matters as this site will be fully down.


What the procedure will be Dan is either 1 of 2 options.  We can : 

  • Start the race here on AVSIM's forums, then when the forums go down, we switch to the official forums for posting then switch back when the site comes back
  • Do ALL posts on the official forums and leave AVSIM's alone except for PIREPS and other posts to keep the Avsim crowd informed.

We'll have to wait and see what other members on the team think..

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