Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9272 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.
Ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9255 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)
(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
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7620 posts, RR: 38 Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9244 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.
ZuluAviator994 From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 510 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9167 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.
CptSpeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9034 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 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
WidebodyLover From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 12 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8925 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:
JFK - MEX - BOG - SCL - EZE - GIG - JNB - LOS - CMN - LHR - FCO - TLV - DXB - BOM - BKK - HKG - NRT - ICN - SYD - AKL - PPT - YVR - JFK