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Around The World In Flight Simulator?  
User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 5058 posts, RR: 34
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 17488 times:

Has anyone here flown round the world in Flight Simulator? If so, which routes - and in what planes?

I did the west-bound round-the-world record attempt with Concorde (F-BTSD) going from Lisbon and finishing in Lisbon, along with a number of the British Airways world-tours.

I've been looking for some other fast ways around the world with flights that would just be at the limits of Concorde:


NKW (07°18'48"S 72°24'40"E) HER (35°20'23"N 25°10'49"E) 316° (NW) 6838 km 3:13
HER (35°20'23"N 25°10'49"E) FLW (39°27'19"N 31°07'53"W) 292° (NW) 4926 km 2:19
FLW (39°27'19"N 31°07'53"W) MZT (23°09'41"N 106°15'58"W) 279° (W) 7173 km 3:23
MZT (23°09'41"N 106°15'58"W) PMDY (28°12'13"N 177°22'46"W) 291° (W) 7059 km 3:20
PMDY (28°12'13"N 177°22'46"W) TPE (25°04'40"N 121°13'58"E) 281° (W) 6056 km 2:51
TPE (25°04'40"N 121°13'58"E) NKW (07°18'48"S 72°24'40"E) 242° (SW) 6387 km 3:01

I think that one would just work, it has a lot of long sectors. FLW-MZT would be tricky. I can't think of any airports further than Flores Island (FLW) that would be in range from HER.

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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 17471 times:

Sure - Ive done it quite a few times.

I done it in a Cessna 172 - put it on unlimited fuel, set up some way points and let it fly for 5 days. From Singapore to Singapore. Straight after that done it in a Blackbird which took about 8-12 hours. Ive also done commercial flights around the world.

Over the next 2 weeks Ive got a route to follow which takes me all over the place.

The long route

Rgds --James--

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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 17454 times:

I've done it in:
Baron, C172/182RG (well, almost, i'll get to these in a moment)
Lockheed Vega (2500 mile range my arse, it's gotta be at least 3500, if not more if you lean it)
Mooney Bravo
Route: http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=e...E=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=
(I did combine my prop flights with a B737 flight i'm doing so it is a bit wrong but generally, these are the major airports i fly through.
The Cessna flights got from Liverpool, England right the way to Gander going east, so i'd already gone through Denmark, Russia, etc etc and i didn't have the range to reach Nuuk, 1300 miles away. I was... annoyed to say the least because i refuse to use unlimited fuel. The C182 ended with me crashing into the north atlantic 25 miles from Reykjavik, so i failed that one too. I tend to stick to the northern routes, otherwise once you get to the eastern Asian seaboard, you need to be at somewhere like Vladivostok or Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to make the Pacific crossing to Dutch Harbor.

It's a good thing to try in a short (as in Baron, Mooney, Cessna) range aircraft because it teaches you planning for fuel, time, wind and just general flying over oceans or sparsely populated areas. And the limits of each aircraft in terms of range and maximum altitude you can safely get to without stalling it and crashing On the Mooney flights i was regularly flying with the commercials in the upper 20's and lower 30's without much of a problem. The only problem was if you went too high, then engine didn't have enough power to pull you through the thin air and well, gravity takes over quite violently (i.e. Crashing into the ocean or the middle of Siberia).

It does get quite boring, but it's a real achievement if you actually do it without crashing

Edit: Didn't add my route in.

[Edited 2008-03-24 10:42:43]

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 8034 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17443 times:

I've done it in an Air Canada A319. Didn't really have a plan, just started in YVR and went where ever I felt like. Some short segments and some long segments. Just took off, flew somewhere and landed. Made a note of where and when I stopped and continued on to the next segment. Stopped off at some airports I've used many times before like LHR, YYZ, KEF along with some more obscure ones that I can't even remember their names or codes. It took a couple of months to do (I only had time on the weekends) but it was a lot of fun.

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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 17410 times:

Once did a "mileage run" for the VA I was in, during the summer holiday. Off the top of my head, it went something like CPH-DEL-HKG-SYD-HNL-YVR-LHR-CPH  Smile

User currently offlineZuluAviator994 From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 17366 times:

I know this may sound like cheating, but I've done this with the PSS 777-200LR.
I flew from SYD to JFK, JFK to EZE in Argentina, to LHR, to Singapore, to Capetown, then back to SYD. It took me about 4 or 5 days.

If Speed is life, Altitude is life insurance. No one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 17364 times:
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I actually just started RTW flight yesterday with quite a crazy routing. Mostly short-hauls with a couple of long flights.

First around the east coast of the United States, starting at my local airport here at school.

Then off to Europe

And the the Middle East and Asia, to eventually get back to the West Coast of the USA.

Flying around the Western and Central USA, before one final sprint up and down the east coast, back to where I started from.

Have already completed everything up until JFK.


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User currently offlineKL773ER From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 17362 times:


AMS-LHR, 734
LHR-SYD, 744
SYD-MEL, 734

I wouldn't mind doing it again, either.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9648 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17340 times:

I did it in the PMDG 737 (FS9):


and in the PMDG 744(FS9):


Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 2):
it's a real achievement if you actually do it without crashing

Um... let's not dwell on my decision to land a 744 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica  eyepopping .

Landed OK and slid... and slid... into the sea. Managed to get off after "restarting" on the "apron", though.  Smile

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7234 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 17238 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 8):
Um... let's not dwell on my decision to land a 744 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Great it sounds like I'm not the only one who has done that... Not too hard once you're used to it

User currently offlineCptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 17233 times:

Another flight isntructor buddy of mine and I are doing an around-the-world trip using FS Pax, but we've got about 105 destinations we have to hit, and he created a scenario where you have to hit 5 war zones, no more than 5 crashes, 7% failure rate, etc. We've also come up with bonus points for the smoothest landing, most pax carried, least fuel used, etc.

Should be fun  Smile I'm using Google Earth to plan which order I go places...so far I've done England, France, Germany and the rest of northern Europe and Moscow in a CRJ7, southern Europe in an ATR-72, and Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur-Singapore in a KLM Cargo B763...next on to Darwin, Perth and Sydney in the 767, and when I have enough cash I'll trade it in for the 744F  Smile

Takes a while, but it's a lot of fun  Smile

...and don't call me Shirley!!
User currently offlineFlipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 17146 times:
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This shows my shots from one I did about 2 years ago. not in the right order though.


User currently offlineWidebodyLover From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 17124 times:

I've flown around the world on Flight Simulator 2004 with Landmark's Boeing 773. Each stop over was 2 hours long.
Here is my route:

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