Anthob From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7935 times:
I have been flying on flight sim now for a few years. I like to fly add on airliners in FS2004 as close to real SOP's and schedules as possible. The best add-ons, as some of you will agree, are the PMDG 737-6/7/8/900 & B747-400 and also the Level D B767-300ER. A few months back I started on a virtual tour around the world using mainly the B737-800 and B767, this was due to the flights not being very long. The tour was over 19 legs and saw me land in all 6 populated continents.
Most of the flights were no more than a couple of hours due to all flying in real time and so the legs were between 800 and 1500nm, except some to get me across large oceans.
The route I took was thus,
LHR - BUD 806 nm
BUD - LCA 992 nm
LCA - DXB 1266 nm
DXB - BOM 1041 nm
BOM - DAC 1020 nm
DAC - BKK 845 nm
BKK - BWN 989 nm
BWN - DRW 1408 nm
DRW - BNE 1539 nm
BNE - NAN 1465 nm
NAN - HNL 2748 nm
HNL - SAN 2271 nm
SAN - DFW 1017 nm
DFW - CUN 893 nm
CUN - BOG 1227 nm
BOG - BGI 1003 nm
BGI - SID 2131 nm
SID - RAK 1206 nm
RAK - LHR 1238 nm
Total: 25106 nm
My RTW route
I chose the routes quite randomly with only a rough idea of where I was heading, at the moment I am at DFW and plan to fly to CUN tomorrow.
This post is just to see if any one has done similar to me or if anyone has any ideas or comments, it is just a silly old post for my silly old hobby!
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5050 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7918 times:
have a search, there are quite a few threads on here discussing round the world flying. I did such a flight a few years back in the PMDG 737-800W. I tried to keep each leg down to under 4 hours. My route was:
62 Airports, 54186 Nautical Miles, 6 Continents (Although at the end I had realised I missed out Africa....). All in a Cessna 172 The route starts in the middle, down towards Australia, then up the pacific coast, down the western seaboard, towards Florida and the Caribbean, then down to the Falklands, up the west coast of Chile, to the Galapagos Islands, through Mexico, cross back over my original route, through the midwest up to Wisconsin, Canada, right up to Resolute. Then down towards Gander and Nuuk in Greenland.
And no, I didn't do it in real time Good fun though.
Anthob From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7687 times:
I just read the post again and now see that you were not going for RTW.
I did a SWA multi leg route, 4 legs, can't remember where though. Just randomly picked a real flight from flightaware and copied it. Tried to stay on time which can be tough with the weather and what not.
KPHXFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 413 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7531 times:
I started one in January of 2008 with the default King Air 350 and have gone:
DVT (Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, AZ)
Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA)
FAT (Fresno, CA)
Boeing Field (Seattle)
Alaska (Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, Adak, Unalaska)
Mt. Everest basecamp and back to Kathmandu
somewhere to Dubai
Around the east coast of Africa to Johannesburg
Johannesburg to 4th of February (in Luanda?)
My average flight has been less than 1200 nm and I'm on Leg 20. I've gotten bored with it for now and so my poor King Air (tail #9900X) is stuck in Luanda waiting for me to move on with it. I've taken air tours in Beijing (Bell JetRanger), Mt Everest (Maule 260 Turbo thing), and Male (the Beaver with floats). I've taken screen shots thorought with the intention of posting them somewhere but like I said, I got bored.
Anthob From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7186 times:
I have just landed back at LHR on the last of 19 legs from RAK in a RAM 737-800. I started 22nd Nov and flew 28,606nm in all. An average of 1505nm for each leg. The farthest leg was NAN-HNL and the shortest LHR-BUD. Now what should I do?
p.s. I like to fly the 737-800, 767-300ER and 747-400.