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Have You Ever Flew Long Hauls?  
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Hi everyone,

I am currently still using FS2000 on my computer. I am using the PSS B744 and PSS B777. JUst wondering, have you done any long haul flights like Singapore to Amsterdam? I tried this on the PSSB777-200ER and the route was like about 5500nm and I can't do it. I don't have enough fuel. If I add more fuel, the plane would be overweight.

How about yours?

alvin


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User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Yeah I actually did Amsterdam to Toronto once.... I didn't even have a flight plan or anything, i was just doing takeoffs and landings at Schiphol and decided to try it. I even swung by Greenland just to take a look... I used a KLM 747-400 from POSKY.. and i had plenty of fuel left.

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

I flew JFK-LHR, it was great, and I had tons of fuel left. I think 100,000 pounds!

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Yeash I do alot in between London, New York, Chicago, Moscow, Frankfurt, Paris etc. I do it mostly on 777s 767s or A330s


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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

I flew a B777 from Singapore to Amsterdam, it couldn't make it I don't understand why and the trip was only like 5000 + nautical miles and PSS's was an ER version. My ZFW is 400 and my fuel was 250. That makes a total of 650 which is under the ER's MTW but I don't have enough fuel to reach there. Any idea why?

Thanks and God Bless

alvin



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User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Whats your crusing speed? As this can have alot to do with how much your fuel burn is. Considering i use the B777-200ER to fly frome New York to Hong Kong and have a fair bit of fuel left i think you must be doing something wrong. I cruise between FL370 and FL390 (37.000-39.000 feet) at a speed of around mach 0.84-0.87. I know that pilots can get a 747-400 up to mach 0.90 to make up time on route, but they don't like doing this as it wastes alot of fuel. Maybe you are having the same problem?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

I cruise at FL280 initially due I cannot go any higher as my plane is heavy with an OPT alttidute of FL297. My cruising Mach at FL280 is .82 and when I go higher, .84-.85. By the way, how did you managed to climb direct FL370-FL390? Only an empty B777 can do that.. I trust you are quite heavy unless you've go no POB.

See ya



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User currently offlineCxcx330 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Hi all,
I often do long haul flights.. Mostly between Europe and Asia. My latest long haul flight was London Heathrow - Hong Kong.. It took me almost 13 hours. I flew with POSKY Cathay Pacific B747-400 together with PSS 744 panel. They are nice and realistic.
For long haul flights (or medium flights), aircrafts will firstly fly at a lower altitude. After flying for say 2-3 hours, the aircraft will be lighter as fuel burned.. Then the aircraft will climb for a higher alititude.. The time for climbing and place (waypoint) for climbing is prepared in the flight plan. But it will be issued by the local ATC at last.. My flight (LHR-HKG) had put in 138.1 tonnes of fuel.. And the flight plan (ATC route only):

N0486F290 BPK6F BPK UR123 CLN UL620 REDFA UR12 JUIST UP729 TALSA UP730 CDA UM611 SORLA UP862 LIMAK/K0914S0910 G59 GR R30 SU/K0914S1010 R30 KTZ R22 ZJ B200 KD A91 UNWW B330 NIGOR/K0919S1110 B330 MORIT/K0923S1140 B330 GYA A599 POU R473 SIERA/N489F370 DCT MANGO DCT TD DCT

This is the real flight plan. I got the ATC route from CX254 (4/8/01) when I visited the cockpit of it. Hope all of you will like it and share some of your real flight plans here.

Best,
cxcx330


User currently offlineSPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Yeah all the time!!
Recently i flew LHR-LAX(In fs2000 pro) with the posky744 and PSS panel and sounds recreating the AIR NZ1 flight.
I used FSNAV for the route, put the info in the PSS FMC, flew at FL390, with full fuel cruising at Mach 0.87, took about 10.5hrs. Stayed at LAX for 2hrs, fully refueled, did flight Plan in FSNAV then into FMC, flew to Auckland at FL410, at mach 0.85, took about 12hrs.
Had a great time !!


User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

I used the POSKY SAS 763 to do the Tokyo-Copenhagen flight. I also did a SQ 777 flight from Brisbane-Singapore. Autopilot is a great feature  Big grin

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Thanks for the replies guys.  Smile I have one question here. Those of you who are using the PSS panel for either the B747 or B777, once establised on cruise after climb, under the Prog page, what's the average reading of remaining fuel you have there? My B747 have an average of 45 which is very little and my B777 even worse, -12 which means I won't reach there.

Those who climb to high I think you flew empty except for your fuel? I always have almost full cargo and passengers which make my ZFW as (506.8 or so for the B744) and (400 for the B777). And my max level will never go any higher than FL330 unless I have little fuel.

Thanks

alvin



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

London to HongKong- VS A340


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User currently offlineCxcx330 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Hi vgnatl747,
Have you got its real flight plan? I'm really interested in anything about virgin atlantic!

Best,
cxcx330


User currently offlineHb-iqj From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

What is POSKY?