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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 938 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

Hi everyone,

I am just wondering; if we accept JFK as a "starting point" and we want to make a trip around the world, what would be the shortest route?
The trip will start from JFK and and will end again in JFK. On which cities we would have to stop? Also lets think we are flying with A345. (If you think using a medium-haul A/C is more suitable, then make a flight plan according with this)

Waiting for your replies  Smile

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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8163 times:

mmmmmm.....fly around the north pole.

User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8143 times:
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Depends on your definition of around the world... Steve Fosset's opinion differs to many!


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User currently offlineEmrecan From Turkey, joined Feb 2000, 938 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8127 times:

StealthZ:

for ex. let's say, flying west JFK- SIN... or let's say flying north JFK - ANC..

and then... ???


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8076 times:

Strictly speaking, to go entirely around the world, you would fly across at least three continents. My suggestion would be:

JFK -> LHR -> SIN -> JFK.


User currently offlineAirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8041 times:

What about JFK -> LHR -> ICN/NRT -> JFK?

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8012 times:

JFK-BKK TG 346
BKK-LHR TG 744
LHR-JFK whatever ya want...



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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8006 times:

This can easily be done by flying directly to the North Pole, doing a circle (or more than one) around it, and flying back. No refueling stops needed.

Furthermore, you can travel in time like that. With every circle around the North Pole, you'll be crossing the International Date Line. If you make about 16 000 circles, you can go and stop the Kennedy murder.  Smile


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7983 times:

Well, if you just want to travel around north pole you could do JFK-HEL-NRT-JFK, but of course that's nowhere near going the whole way around the world as you are not even stepping on southern hemisphere...


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7973 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):
Strictly speaking, to go entirely around the world, you would fly across at least three continents. My suggestion would be:

JFK -> LHR -> SIN -> JFK.

You should just about be able to manage JFK-SIN-JFK with just the one stop on the A345.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

Depends on what YOU mean by around the world! The offical definition by the FAI (International Aeronautical Federation) the body that controls and records aviation records, requires that an "around the world" record course MUST cross the equator TWICE.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7941 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 10):
requires that an "around the world" record course MUST cross the equator TWICE.

Exactly.

(And it would be awfully difficult to return to the departure point by crossing it ONCE...  Wink )



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4802 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7889 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 10):
Depends on what YOU mean by around the world! The offical definition by the FAI (International Aeronautical Federation) the body that controls and records aviation records, requires that an "around the world" record course MUST cross the equator TWICE.

Gemuser

unless you of course fly the equator  Wink



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6785 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Quoting Gemuser (Reply 10):
The offical definition by the FAI (International Aeronautical Federation) the body that controls and records aviation records, requires that an "around the world" record course MUST cross the equator TWICE.

Among other requirements?


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