9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 755 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 7689 times:
I once tried flying EWR-HKG with a CO 777, but when I got near, I think it was 86th parallel, ATC just abruptly cancelled my IFR flight plan. I was right on track and at the correct altitude.
Is it possible to fly the polar route?
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7607 times:
Trying to fly over the poles in MSFS is a practical impossibility it seems
If you set a particular heading, fly it, and then use wing leveller (so mag forces do not affect the course), you'll find when you get to the north pole it seems to just go round & round, unable to get to the other side.
Another thing, there are some beautiful auroras/winter lights up there