Boeingfan4life From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1017 times:
What are the special procedures for approaching and departing Washington National airport, could someone describe them? When I flew from DCA to TPA we took of north and made a tight left turn at a high pitch attitude.
Americawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 992 times:
the reason you took off and made a sharp left turn is that slightly to the right and in front of the climbout is restricted airspace for the white house and no flight is allowed what-so-ever. Therefore pilots have to turn left to avoid the area. Same with landings, that runway wont have straight in approaches, they do whats called a "river visual" where they fly down and follow the river.