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First Long Haul In FSX  
User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 11035 times:

Hey there,

I just started my first long haul flight in a flight sim, ever  Smile

I planned to fly my november and december holiday route FRA via Incheon to SYD and took a nice 744 for the first sector at MTOW of 850.000lbs

Damn, thats a slow climb...is it normal to climb at 800ft/min at that weight?

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User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11024 times:

Woohoo, that was a smooth landing at Inchon 15R with a lot of fog down to 300ft.  Wink

But, is it possible that ATC is giving descend clearance from cruise altitude a bit late?
I was given permission to FL250 from cruise at 320 ca. 85 miles outbound. Further down I began to descend with 3000ft/min and later to establish on the glide slope I had to go down to 4000ft/min to get my 744 to the ILS.


User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10976 times:



Quoting NicoEDDF (Reply 1):
But, is it possible that ATC is giving descend clearance from cruise altitude a bit late?

This will usually occur if you speed up the simulator and release it within 100 miles of landing.

One tactic I like to use when I am given a late clearance is to hold at a VOR or intersection to the point where I am at a more comfortable altitude.


User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10958 times:



Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 2):
This will usually occur if you speed up the simulator and release it within 100 miles of landing.

One tactic I like to use when I am given a late clearance is to hold at a VOR or intersection to the point where I am at a more comfortable altitude.

Thanks for info. I will try that out!  Smile


User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 10954 times:

I just started my first one too !

I am flying JFK- LHR In A 747 !


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10915 times:

I just started my round the world flight, so I have you all beaten to the ground  Wink

Cessna 172, 600 mile range  Silly I got from Liverpool, through Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, down to Italy through eastern Europe, Crete, Cyprus, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan and now i'm heading from Mumbai to the bottom of India, across to Sri Lanka then up the Indian coast on the other side. Eventually i'll hit Oz, down the west coast, along the bottom then up the east, back into Asia then up to Alaska. Probably then down the west coast right the way down to Chile, across to the Falklands then down into Antartica then back up the eastern coast, through the Caribbean, eastern US seaboard, across the atlantic back to Liverpool.

Unfortunately, I didn't plan it that well and I missed Africa totally  Silly

I'd post the Great Circle Mapper link but it's on my desktop.


User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10851 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 5):
Cessna 172, 600 mile range

You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR  Big grin WITH OUT STOPOVERS !


User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10832 times:



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 6):
You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR Big grin WITH OUT STOPOVERS !

Just how long WAS that flight?  Wow!



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User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 10808 times:



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 6):
You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR WITH OUT STOPOVERS !

Hope you did it in realtime  Cool

How many cans of fuel did you carry on the backseats?  Smile


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10687 times:



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 6):
You know what is funny about FSX is that I flew a Cessna 172 from SFO-LHR Big grin WITH OUT STOPOVERS !

Ouch.... Bet that took a while  Silly

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http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=e...outline&RANGE-COLOR=red&MAP-STYLE=

That's my route so far. Nearly 21000 miles and not even half way home yet Big grin. Soon I'm going to fly up through North Korea, then Russia to Dutch Harbour eventually, etc etc. Currently I'm in Seoul, and about to head into the unknown  Wink. Only one airport in NK so I hope I don't run out of fuel. It says 600 mile range but i did an 850 mile leg, just have to use the mixture wisely and don't hammer everywhere at 100% throttle.


User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2161 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10610 times:

I've only done one long haul flight mostly because I don't have the time and because trying to save a flight crashes the game. It was FRA-IAD with the default 744. I also tried doing LHR-JFK, but the save crashed.


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4880 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10536 times:



Quoting Bbinn333 (Reply 4):
I just started my first one too !

I am flying JFK- LHR In A 747 !

I did my first one a while back with the PMDG 747-400 (RR). I flew the exact same route as QF6008 (QF first A380 delivery flight from WSSS-YSSY).

The flight was pretty much flawless - though I had no way of matching the real A380's climb performance. Where the A380 was stepping to 39,000ft, I could barely make 38,000ft, with opt. altitude at 34,600ft.

It's very easy to operate the B744.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10500 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 9):
Only one airport in NK so I hope I don't run out of fuel.

I beg to differ.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_in_North_Korea



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10470 times:

I am yet to try FSX, but that should be interesting.

SFO-LHR in a Cessna?!!? Crazy!

[Edited 2008-10-07 23:28:19]

User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10433 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 12):

I beg to differ.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Korea

Ok... I shall rephrase that.

The only airport in North Korea In Flight Sim X....  Yeah sure  Yeah sure


-UPDATE-

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69 segment path

28147 nm

281:28

Getting there now... only South America, Antarctica and Central America to conquer Big grin


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