Aerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 16426 times:
Quoting Corpsnerd09 (Reply 3): Jesus! Did you actually sit by your computer for 18 hours? LOL.
He probably just did what everyone else does...Press LNAV and VNAV, and the aircraft will automaticly fly the route and make the turns neccessary.
However, If you have a payware add-on with and FMC, you can program Speeds, Altitude ect and it will fly itself...Well on the Airbus models anyway.
My longest flight was
Aer Lingus--- Airbus A330-300---DUB-JFK---6h 30 mins
Aer Lingus--- Airbus A330-300---JFK DUB---7h 00mins
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 16398 times:
26 hours nonstop from the Azores to the Caribbean in a B314 Clipper. Strong headwinds and turbulence kept me at 500 feet for most of the trip, in an aicraft that has only a Sperry 2 axis autopilot (heading and attitude hold).
WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9242 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 16387 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW HEAD MODERATOR
yeah the PMDG doesnt handle 16x... there only 4x
I dont take airports closer to each other because I want to fly the route, but dont want to sit in front of the PC 18 hours or so! I do enough flying in real life in my 737
FS is just a bit fun for me! doing things I cannot do in the real aircraft!
Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 16359 times:
LPAZ-SYD 20-22 hours. did it in a 787. i took off around 5pm,went on with the day,went to sleep,got up,went to school,and got home to land it (found it circling around sydney at the time with 3% fuel ). i currently cant find a route in flight sim thats longer without taking off from a 1000 foot grass strip
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7364 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16335 times:
I love long haul flights.
My longest I have done twice. MIA-NRT 744. I try to not speed up time on long hauls. The first time i did the flight I tookoff at 06:00Est and landed around 18:00est. So the flight was always in day light.
Just flew that flight again On Friday night. T/O was at 00:15 and landed around 13:40est. So the flight was in the dark the whole flight. I will sleep durring the night flights and wake up every 2-3 hours and than stay awake for the last hour.
I will be flying HGK-JFK Friday night! 744. Nice polar flight!
N754AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16312 times:
I think it's fair to say that I am quite notorious for my long-hauls, and under NO circumstances do I speed up the simulation rate!! You can't do this in real life so why should you do it on FS?!?!
My longest flights include:
TO & FROM LONDON:
to name a few...!
Rarotonga - Philadelphia (FedEx MD11)
Havana - Milan Malpensa (Lauda Air 777)
Cape Town - Buenos Aires (Malaysian 747)
Shanghai - Munich (Lufthansa A340)
Dubai - Melbourne (Emirates A340)
New York - Tokyo (American 777)
I can't remember the exact flight times, but they were bloody long!