JoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8052 times:
I'm also flying around the world in FS2002, but i've come a bit further than Sharpnfuzzy, and i'm going to use the Baron all the way around
So far i've gone about 14 500nm and have visited the following Airports/Towns:
Borlange, Luxemburg, Perpignan, Ibiza, Nice, Zurich, Innsbruck, Venedig, Rom, Neapel, Athen, Kairo, Jiddah, Riyadh, Dubai, Karachi, Delhi, Lucknow, Katmandu, Dhaka, Mandalay, Yangoon, Bangkok, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Nakashibetsu, Petropavlosk-Kamcatski, Eareckson AS, Cold Bay, Anchorage and my next leg will be Anchorage - Junau
Gerry From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 241 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8021 times:
FS Navigator, which can be downloaded for free from most sites, is very useful here. It sets up a database from FS98/2000 of all airports and navaids as well as the aircraft you have installed. It can then generate a mapped flightplan, which you can print, according to the ACs capabilities and will even automatically insert waypoints, start of climb, start of descent points, show all the navaids and even retune your navaids as you go. Think of it as an FMC made easy. It could be a very good starting point for those wanting to familiarise themselves with an FMC and who want to fly around the world. I am just starting a let down into Singapore from Darwin using a downloaded LH 744 with a 767 panel. Very nice.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7989 times:
Doing the trip in a PC12 myself. Started in the Baron because the PC12 wasn't available yet.
Visited so far:
Now on the way to Miami International.
I want to visit as many places as I can, so I'm taking the long way. If you want to do it short, stay as close to the North Pole as you can, but you won't see much along the way of course.
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7989 times:
I was more thinking of the following route:
Brussels (starting point)
Paris (just a short trip for all the press )
Rome (now we're talking)
Ryaad (or Dubai)
New Delhi (now that's it!)
Somewhere in China
Up to Russia
Going down to US
OK, here it gets complicated. I have two options:
Down to South America
Then 'Jump' to Africa
Going up to Morocco or Algeria or something
Back in Europe
New York or Boston
So as you see, I think it's almost impossible to visit every single place you'd like to fly to. It would take too long... I won't be visiting Australia, which is a pitty, but maybe I'll do a cross-country there later on
GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7979 times:
I thought i would take a trip around the world and try all my downloaded a/c. It went like this: Atlantic City - JFK - Jamaica - Dominican Republic - GOT(of course ) - LHR - JFK - ORD - DEN - MCO - MIA - ATL - IAD - BOS - YUL - Vancouver and stopped there. It was 9/11 and I really didn't fell like flying any more, so I dropped it.
It's really grat when you're doing it, but after some time it may get quite boring. Anyway, good luck .
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7971 times:
Thanks for the comment, GOT. It seems like you went to GOT, and then turned back to the west, right?
I've already downloaded all navaids of the entire planet at flightsim.com. Now, I'm thinking of the airports I'm going to stop at. I don't think I'll go to South-America. That would take too long I think. On the other hand, it would be nice I think.
Anyway, I'll let you guys know when I'm ready. This could take a while, since I'm also very busy with writing my thesis about BRU/EBBR.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7945 times:
If you have FS2002 or FS2000 you already have them anyway... A few may be missing, but say 95% are there.
All you need is a good flightplanner and/or realworld charts.
I use Nav 3.1 and real charts, works well.
2 more legs completed..
Now underway to St Kitts
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7948 times:
Well, I still use FS98 (I still have a prehistoric PC, but hey, it works fine...), so I had to download all the missing navaids. This file is called 'allnav99.zip' and is available at http://www.flightsim.com.
Next step is setting up the flight plan. I've spent most of the afternoon figuring out a nice flightplan and I think this one will do just fine:
Aircraft: Boeing 737
Brussels EBBR - Paris LFPG - Roma LIRF - Athens LGAT - Cairo HECA - Djibouti HDAM - Seychelles FSIA - Male VRMM - Bombay VABB - Bangkok VTBD - Changi WSSS - Manila RPMM - Hanoi Noibai (ICAO code not found) - Wuhan (ICAO code not found) - Osaka Kansai RJBB - Tokyo Narita (ICAO code not found) - Kushiro RJCK - Markovo (ICAO code not found) - Anchorage PANC - Seattle KSEA - Chicago KORD - New York KJFK - Boston KBOS - Montreal CYUL - Narssarssuaq BGBW - Reykjavik BIRK - London Heathrow EGLL - Brussels EBBR
27 legs to go...I'll try to set up more information on my website ASAP (detailed flightplans & map)
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7927 times:
OK, It's almost 2 AM over here, and I've finally finished off most of the special page on my website...
For those of you who are interested, the special page is now available at http://users.pandora.be/PowerCorruptionLies Click on the ENTER-button, and you'll see that the new page is mentioned in the 'HOT NEWS'-section...
I'll try to add detailed flightplanning within the next few days...
AMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 7 Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7906 times:
I like the idea, Ive got FS2002 Pro, but never thought of doing a 'Round-The-World' trip. If it was me, Id take this route:
Amsterdam - Dublin
Dublin - O' Hare
O' Hare - Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Antilles - Tokyo
Tokyo - Sydney
Sydney - Pennang
Pennang - Istanbul
Istanbul - Nairobi
Nairobi - Madrid
Madirid - Prague
Prague - Amsterdam
A bit much some might say but you get every continent thrown in there!!!! Plus if The Netherlands Antilles is as nice an Airport in FS as it is on this site, id would be some experiance!!! - But thats just me!!!
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3030 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7888 times:
I've just updated my website, and now the detailed flightplan is online. I've also improved the first flightplan, the one that can be seen on my website.
The detailed flightplan was converted into a 286kB pdf-file.
So, for those who are interested, go to my website (it's already mentioned in this thred, or click on my username. Next, click on the ENTER-button ,and you'll see that this project, that I'm calling 'Golden Wings', is mentioned in my HOT NEWS-section.
So, as from now on, I'm ready to start this journey, and I hope it will be an uneventfull one!
I will inform you from time to time...or bookmark my website
Hope you guys like it. I know I do, and I'm so excited about this thing. I just hope it's not going to evolve into something boring and dull...
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7887 times:
hi, i completed my round the world trip in the 777, started off in manchester EGCC then to india, to tokyo, to honolulu, to san francisco, to new york and back to EGCC in less than 2 days (32 hrs)
i kept up all night flying G-VIIB and i was echausted afterwards, but glad i did it too
25 Apuneger: Haaaaa....the advantages of a long-range aircraft Glad you were able to do your round-the-world trip! By the way, did you know that some carrier, I ca
26 Apuneger: OK, I've already finished off 2 legs: Brussels-Paris and Paris-Rome. I must say that I haven't left my computer room during both flights, because some
27 Jwenting: AMSMAN, There is good scenery for St Maarten available. Or else for San Juan (which also looks good in the default, btw). Go to http://www.fsfreeware.
28 Apuneger: Update: CURRENT LOCATION: -------------------- LGAT - Athens International Airport (the old one, not Spata) More info? Check out my homepage (see my p