BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5392 times:
Hi i do many Longhaul flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick to Northern USA, Asia, Australasia, Africa, middle east, South America and Canada. So just about everywhere! I fly for a VA called BritishAirways Virtual. I mostly use 777-236's, 747-236/436 and 767-336ER. I realy enjoy using the FSnavigator for FS2000 as it is the easiest thing to use and realy reliable. I have logged over 1,300 hours on British Airways Virtual mostly doing longhaul flying. Depending on the length of the flight and the amount of time i have to fly i normaly fly at 4X speed over the Atlantic then down to normal over the land. This makes the flight a bit quicker and more interesting. As 6 hours seeing nothing but ocean is a bit boreing! Anyway i hope this helps
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5351 times:
I strongly disagree with speeding up the sim-rate. Its just way to unrealistic. I have never ever done that. But thats me, you may differ. I have done lots of long haul flights. LAX-SYD, LAX-FRA, ORD-LHR, LAX-Tokyo, you name it. The best thing to do on a really long haul flight, (over 10 hrs.) is to do a night flight. Take off late at night if you want, it all depends on how late or early you sleep. After you have taken off, stay with it until you have reached your final cruising altitude, and make sure the planes navigation system, whichever you use, (I use the FMC with-PSS777) is set. Make sure the plane is heading ok, Plan your route. (When I have alot of time (Rarely ) I spend time to make a nice flightplan including plane, appx. crusing altitude and est. speed, flight depart/arrival info, etc...)Then once everything looks good, altitude good, speed good, navigation, set. Sleep or something. Just make sure you wake up before you need to descend.
On flights like 6 hrs., A good thing to do is take off in the morning or afternoon. Then you can watch the flight in progress whenver you want or can. This way youlll be able to land at around 6 or 7PM-or earlier, depending on when you start, or what your flight is. Hope these tips help .
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5355 times:
Download FSNavigator from http://www.flightsim.com. This is the best program out there. First I plan my flight in FSNavigator. It even includes SIDs/STARs. I then takeoff, and engage FSNavigator (it links directly to FS98/2000 autopilot). It then flies the flight for me. It can also fly the approach, and land the plane. It calculates proper descent rate, and flies the STAR/ILS perfectly. You may want to flare manually though. After I am at cruising altitude, I turn the simulation rate up to 4X. I turn it back to normal once I am ready to descend.
FP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5303 times:
For long haul flights I use FSN Navigator 3.0. I just program in all the waypoints, speed etc, take off, fly to cruise altitude, turn the auto pilot on, set the speed to 4x and go watch tv. Watching the screen for 9 hours is nuts, I have better things to do with my life. I check the sim regularly and when its time to decend i do it manualy.I get my enjoyment form arriving before the scheduale and burining the least fuel.
CleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5281 times:
Where can I get good aircraft and a converter for FS2k? I have been looking in all the places where I got them for FS98 but I just can't seem to find many. And absolutely no luck with the converter, if it's still called that.
Whistler_CYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5233 times:
I think the longest flight ive made so far was last week in a Syrianair 747sp from Tel Aviv-Amsterdam (I know syrian wouldn't fly out of there but I ELAL doesn't use SPs, my fav plane, and Damascus sucks ) in Fs2k. Im not sure if Tel-Aviv-Schipol is farther than the JFK-LHR I flew saturday in a Pan Am SP, i will have to check that out.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5194 times:
My longest flight with a clear destination was Gander-Keflavik, in a C-130, taking about 4 hours-I once took off from NRT in a BA 757, and just set the autopilot to cruise on 090-16 hours later I was near FLL so I landed there-That BA 757 had some screwed up modeling...
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GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5123 times:
I don't like just to sit behind and watch when I fly long range flights. I like to fly between ORD-JFK/NEW/LGA. Usually I takeoff and climb to cruise altitude and then I let the autopilot fly in 4x speed until it's time to land.
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
: i must say that i always speeded up the sim rate to 4x, sometimes i even changed my position on the 'view map' to get there faster, i found it boring
: I recently did SEA-SYD-SEA. Took me 15 hours each way. Not quite as long as my IAH-HGK flight, but pretty close. Pacifc: Happy to see that you got FSN
: cba, no, i dont go to the american school, i am just 100% dutchie!! i just go to a regular dutch secondary school
: Just wondering, because I know someone who lived in the Hague for 3 years and went to the American school there.
: I use version 3.0. I will not get Version 4 as my machine only has 48MB RAM. Version 4 needs 64MB. Besides, Version 3 does everything I want it to do!
: I have flown man longhauls which include: SIN-LHR SIN-FRA HKG-SFO TPE-LAX SYD-LAX ATL-JNB HKG-EWR I usually fly using IADGs 747s or Hiroshi Igami's B7
: My longest flight was New York (JFK) to London (LHR) on a Virgin Atlantic A340-300. The flight was on real time, I always leave the time at 1X. The fl
: I was just wondering, when you you guys normally begin a descent from, lets say...FltLvl 330? or 370? I usually begin a descent around 130-140 nm away
: Get FSNavigator, it calculates all that for you.
: BA, Ho fast were you flying? They're supposed to take like 6 hours. 8 hours is more like a flight from Dallas or Chicago to London.
: AeroGlobeAir7, I was flying 430 knots. The flight really took about 7 1/2 hours. As for 6 hours, I don't think so. I've flown many times (in real life
: Well...I fly LAX-->FRA every year, and the flight time changes a lot. Once it took only 9.5 hrs, and once it took close to around 11 hours. Winds were
: I start my descent about 100-120 miles from the airport when cruising at FL370-390 9V-SPJ
: My descent normally begins at about 170nm from the airport at FL320
: Im currently flying from Los Angeles to Hongkong with a 747-400.The flight plan calculated 17h which is not real but it should tak about 14h.The longe
: OK, I have done a longer flight than I wrote earlier. This time, ARN-SYD with my A340-500. The flight took 18,5 hours. I of course used FSNav with a s
: I have 767 PIC - For the FMC users - Where do you get your waypoints from? I don't want to use the cheap GPS or the Navigator thing, cause it takes aw
: My longest flight was a round the world nonstop flight from LHR to LHR in the default FS2K Concorde with the Sim Rate set at 32X. It took about 1 hour
: For the top-of-descent point, I usually divide the altitude in ft by 320, that gives the miles from the airport at which to start the descent. Works o
: I made a flight one time from Brisbane to Anchorage in a DC-8-70 on 95......I forget how long it took....I did take a nap at one point and let the pla