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Long Haul Flights In Fs  
User currently offlineBobMD11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5687 times:

how do u make your long haul flights in FS2k?

from where to where?
which aircraft do you use?
do you watch the aircraft just all the flight long or do u set simulation rate higher??

just please let me know how you do your long haul flights in Fsim.

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User currently offlineBA747-436 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
rgrds-Dan



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

I have PSS 747 and it has an FMC. Thus, I just plug in all the waypoints and let the FMC fly it!

User currently offlineFSPilot747 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  Sad) 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  Smile.


User currently offlineCba 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.

User currently offlineWhistler_CYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

I don mostly long haul flights in FS. A lot of them are either cross trans-US, trans-pacific, or trans-atlantic in 747s.

User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

I usually choose major cities. Whenever I get a new plane, I usually try to take it to the limit. I have quite a few longhaulers.

CDFAIR B744
Air Scandinavia A340-8000
Continental B777-200 (LRX? It can stay in the air for more than 21 hours)
SR MD11
BAE 146 (The designer mucked up the fuel consumption rate)

I've done
JFK-HKG several times
HKG-LHR
Wellington-LHR
Wellington-Helsinki
LHR-JFK
HKG-Geneva

I always set the rate to 4X once I start climbing. It takes several sessions of flight simming to complete a longhaul. I just save and resume later.

Cba, I still haven't worked out how to use the FS Navigator auto fly flightplan. Can you tell me how to do it?

Pacific


User currently offlineFP_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.

User currently offlineMaveric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

I just flew Heathrow - Sydney in a Bae Comet 4, flew all 25 hours by hand, real time.

t.y


User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 942 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5282 times:

I typically would fly SFO-TPE.

Usually use an EVA 744 or CI 744.

The last flight that I completed was a 15.5 hour marathon from EWR to HKG using a CO 777.

Of course I change the sim rate to 4x.


User currently offlineCleCo 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.

Thanks in advance,
Jake.



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User currently offlineTimbo From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5287 times:

I've done some JFK-Heathrow flights. I'm thinking of doing an ultra long-range Chicago-Hong Kong flight too. I use the PSS 747 and 777. I love the FMC on those planes.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

Some free download 747's dont include GPS  Sad which makes it hard to fly!

User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5271 times:

My longest is Stockholm-Darwin.
I used an A340-500 for this 15 hours flight.
What I didn't use was the sim rate. So it took me almost a whole day to make this flight.

Simon Larsson


User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

Donder,
Download flight zip 2000 from flightsim.com. when you set it up go to the menu which says aircraft. Change the panel to the one that came with the 777-300. This will allow you to use GPS.

Jake



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User currently offlineWhistler_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  Smile ) 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.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

JFK-HKG! Hah, that's nothing compared to my longest. I flew IAH-HKG in a CO 777-200ER. 16 hours.

Pacific:

If you have FS98, you need to download the FS98 patch for it to work. I used to have the same problem, the auto flightplan wouldn't work. Now I downloaded the patch and it does.


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

Thanks!
Some patch files came with the FS Converter but is the one I need "Flight Simulator 98 Patch Set 1.0"?

Pacific


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

I used to do alot of flights JFK-SVO on a UAL 777-222.
I didnt speed up the sim rate. It usualy took around 9 hours.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer 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...

Greg



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User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

I fly for Northwest Virtual Airlines.

I weekly fly longhaul flights. mostly out of MSP.
destinations vary from AMS to Tokyo.

I normaly use the PSS777 or the Wilco B767 with their
FMC you can fly the route including STAR/SID very good. Longhaul flights are the best.
you just have to have some inflight movies  Smile

www.nwva.org
warm regards
Gerbert. Big grin


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Yes, you need the Patch set 1. I have provided a link for you:

ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/flightsim/fs98pat1.exe


User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

Hey a very big thank you. I downloaded the patch set last night and now FsNav really works!

Pacific


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

I will be attempting a trans-pacific flight soon and tomorrow I have plans to fly EWR-LGW in 1x speed with a CO 762...making sure that the CPU does NOT crash on me...like my attempt on Monday...

Greg




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User currently offlineGOT 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.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
25 BobMD11 : 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
26 Post contains links Cba : 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
27 BobMD11 : cba, no, i dont go to the american school, i am just 100% dutchie!! i just go to a regular dutch secondary school
28 Cba : Just wondering, because I know someone who lived in the Hague for 3 years and went to the American school there.
29 Pacific : 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!
30 9V-SPJ : 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
31 BA : 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
32 FSPilot747 : 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
33 Cba : Get FSNavigator, it calculates all that for you.
34 AeroGlobeAir7 : 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.
35 BA : 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
36 FSPilot747 : 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
37 9V-SPJ : I start my descent about 100-120 miles from the airport when cruising at FL370-390 9V-SPJ
38 Whistler_CYOW : My descent normally begins at about 170nm from the airport at FL320
39 Adria : 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
40 SAS_A330-300 : 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
41 QantasA330 : 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
42 N757AT : 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
43 Danialanwar : 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
44 L-188 : 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
45 HN : I fly at DC-10 or 777 at 4 to 8 rate
46 Cxcx330 : Here is my flight (in FS98):- LH738 From Frankfurt to Hong Kong Boeing 747-400 DEP TIME 1739 local time (1639 GMT) ARR TIME 1228 local time (0428 GMT)
47 Accidentally : QantasA330: To get FMC waypoints, create a flightplan with fs2000's flight planner, save it with a filename such as EWRORD1 then goto 767 PIC's FMC an
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