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B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 1:57 am

Hi,

I'm thinking of doing a Boeing 737 round the world trip with FS98.

Do any of you have any suggestions about the route I should do? How many legs, and at which destinations should I stop?

Does any of you also have any experience with such flights (e.g. how long does it take to do this, points of attention,...)

Ivan

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 3:46 am

I have something similar going
http://members.rogers.com/gpaluch
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:46 am

I'm also flying around the world in FS2002, but i've come a bit further than Sharpnfuzzy, and i'm going to use the Baron all the way around  Big grin

So far i've gone about 14 500nm and have visited the following Airports/Towns:

Borlange, Luxemburg, Perpignan, Ibiza, Nice, Zurich, Innsbruck, Venedig, Rom, Neapel, Athen, Kairo, Jiddah, Riyadh, Dubai, Karachi, Delhi, Lucknow, Katmandu, Dhaka, Mandalay, Yangoon, Bangkok, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Nakashibetsu, Petropavlosk-Kamcatski, Eareckson AS, Cold Bay, Anchorage and my next leg will be Anchorage - Junau  Smile
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:46 am

You guys are flying around the world with a Beech Baron (and King Air for Sharpnfuzzy)? Man, that must be one hell of a tough job...

I'll be glad if I can make it with the 737  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Anyway, if I'm really going to do this, I'll post it on Airliners.Net and I'll start a dedicated section on my homepage.

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:20 am

I too tried to plan a around the world trip but I have no idea what cities to choose! Can someone give me a layout?
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 9:26 am

FS Navigator, which can be downloaded for free from most sites, is very useful here. It sets up a database from FS98/2000 of all airports and navaids as well as the aircraft you have installed. It can then generate a mapped flightplan, which you can print, according to the ACs capabilities and will even automatically insert waypoints, start of climb, start of descent points, show all the navaids and even retune your navaids as you go. Think of it as an FMC made easy. It could be a very good starting point for those wanting to familiarise themselves with an FMC and who want to fly around the world. I am just starting a let down into Singapore from Darwin using a downloaded LH 744 with a 767 panel. Very nice.
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:27 pm

Doing the trip in a PC12 myself. Started in the Baron because the PC12 wasn't available yet.
Visited so far:
Lelystad
London City
Inverness
Vagar
Egilsstadir
Reykjavik
Nain
Moncton
Martha's Vineyard
Washington National
Savannah International

Now on the way to Miami International.

I want to visit as many places as I can, so I'm taking the long way. If you want to do it short, stay as close to the North Pole as you can, but you won't see much along the way of course.
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:00 pm

I was more thinking of the following route:

Brussels (starting point)
Paris (just a short trip for all the press  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )
Rome (now we're talking)
Athens
Ankara
Caïro
Ryaad (or Dubai)
New Delhi (now that's it!)
Somewhere in China
Tokyo
Up to Russia
Alaska
Canada
Going down to US

OK, here it gets complicated. I have two options:

1.
Seattle
LAX
Mexico
Down to South America
Then 'Jump' to Africa
Going up to Morocco or Algeria or something
Back in Europe

OR:

2.

Seattle
LAX
Chicago ORD
New York or Boston
Greenland
London Heathrow
Brussels

So as you see, I think it's almost impossible to visit every single place you'd like to fly to. It would take too long... I won't be visiting Australia, which is a pitty, but maybe I'll do a cross-country there later on

Any other suggestions?

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:32 pm

I thought i would take a trip around the world and try all my downloaded a/c. It went like this: Atlantic City - JFK - Jamaica - Dominican Republic - GOT(of course  Smile) - LHR - JFK - ORD - DEN - MCO - MIA - ATL - IAD - BOS - YUL - Vancouver and stopped there. It was 9/11 and I really didn't fell like flying any more, so I dropped it.
It's really grat when you're doing it, but after some time it may get quite boring. Anyway, good luck  Smile.

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 11:23 pm

Thanks for the comment, GOT. It seems like you went to GOT, and then turned back to the west, right?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Ivan

I've already downloaded all navaids of the entire planet at flightsim.com. Now, I'm thinking of the airports I'm going to stop at. I don't think I'll go to South-America. That would take too long I think. On the other hand, it would be nice I think.

Anyway, I'll let you guys know when I'm ready. This could take a while, since I'm also very busy with writing my thesis about BRU/EBBR.

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Jan 27, 2002 11:54 pm

Where is navaids downloaded from?

Is it freeware or shareware?
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 4:55 am

Make a stop at CYFB or CYZF!
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 5:16 am

If you have FS2002 or FS2000 you already have them anyway... A few may be missing, but say 95% are there.
All you need is a good flightplanner and/or realworld charts.
I use Nav 3.1 and real charts, works well.

2 more legs completed..
Miami
Grand Turk
Now underway to St Kitts
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:17 am

Well, I still use FS98 (I still have a prehistoric PC, but hey, it works fine...), so I had to download all the missing navaids. This file is called 'allnav99.zip' and is available at http://www.flightsim.com.

Next step is setting up the flight plan. I've spent most of the afternoon figuring out a nice flightplan and I think this one will do just fine:

Aircraft: Boeing 737

Brussels EBBR - Paris LFPG - Roma LIRF - Athens LGAT - Cairo HECA - Djibouti HDAM - Seychelles FSIA - Male VRMM - Bombay VABB - Bangkok VTBD - Changi WSSS - Manila RPMM - Hanoi Noibai (ICAO code not found) - Wuhan (ICAO code not found) - Osaka Kansai RJBB - Tokyo Narita (ICAO code not found) - Kushiro RJCK - Markovo (ICAO code not found) - Anchorage PANC - Seattle KSEA - Chicago KORD - New York KJFK - Boston KBOS - Montreal CYUL - Narssarssuaq BGBW - Reykjavik BIRK - London Heathrow EGLL - Brussels EBBR

27 legs to go...I'll try to set up more information on my website ASAP (detailed flightplans & map)

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:20 am

Apuneger: i belive that the code for Hanoi Noibai is VVNB and RJTT or RJAA for Narita
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:41 am

sharpnfuzzy:

Is it okay for you if I have the same thing on my website as you have, i.e. the thing on top showing current location, number of miles flown and flight hours logged?

Let me know...

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:42 am

JoakimE:

Thanks!

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:42 am

Yup, go ahead, i got nothin against that.

good luck man
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:48 am

OK, It's almost 2 AM over here, and I've finally finished off most of the special page on my website...

For those of you who are interested, the special page is now available at http://users.pandora.be/PowerCorruptionLies Click on the ENTER-button, and you'll see that the new page is mentioned in the 'HOT NEWS'-section...

I'll try to add detailed flightplanning within the next few days...

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:52 am

I think I'll add the detailed flightplan as a PDF-file. That wy I can easily add maps etc...

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:19 pm

I did it on a 734 on FS98 using the cheesy map which came with it. I didn't take any detours (I think) and just went round partly due to the not-so-great scenery in FS98.

Hong Kong
Bombay
Al Riyad
Rome
Heathrow
Godthab, Greenland
JFK
LAX
Honolulu
Wake Island
Guam
Hong Kong

Pacific
 
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:04 pm

I like the idea, Ive got FS2002 Pro, but never thought of doing a 'Round-The-World' trip. If it was me, Id take this route:

Amsterdam - Dublin
Dublin - O' Hare
O' Hare - Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Antilles - Tokyo
Tokyo - Sydney
Sydney - Pennang
Pennang - Istanbul
Istanbul - Nairobi
Nairobi - Madrid
Madirid - Prague
Prague - Amsterdam

A bit much some might say but you get every continent thrown in there!!!! Plus if The Netherlands Antilles is as nice an Airport in FS as it is on this site, id would be some experiance!!! - But thats just me!!!

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Mon Jan 28, 2002 11:20 pm

That's the only sad part: I'm not flying to Australia or South America and only a little part of Africa.

But hey, I'll leave that for my second trip  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:22 am

I've just updated my website, and now the detailed flightplan is online. I've also improved the first flightplan, the one that can be seen on my website.

The detailed flightplan was converted into a 286kB pdf-file.

So, for those who are interested, go to my website (it's already mentioned in this thred, or click on my username. Next, click on the ENTER-button ,and you'll see that this project, that I'm calling 'Golden Wings', is mentioned in my HOT NEWS-section.

So, as from now on, I'm ready to start this journey, and I hope it will be an uneventfull one!

I will inform you from time to time...or bookmark my website  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hope you guys like it. I know I do, and I'm so excited about this thing. I just hope it's not going to evolve into something boring and dull...

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RE: I Did It In A 777

Wed Jan 30, 2002 5:54 pm

hi, i completed my round the world trip in the 777, started off in manchester EGCC then to india, to tokyo, to honolulu, to san francisco, to new york and back to EGCC in less than 2 days (32 hrs)
i kept up all night flying G-VIIB and i was echausted afterwards, but glad i did it too  Smile
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Wed Jan 30, 2002 8:20 pm

Haaaaa....the advantages of a long-range aircraft  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Glad you were able to do your round-the-world trip! By the way, did you know that some carrier, I can't remember which, actually did a 777 round-the-world trip, also in less than 2 days?

If I finish this first round the world trip, I think I'll try it a second time, also with a long-range aircraft such as the B767 (because of Eric Ernst's excellent panel you see...)

By the way, Since I've printed out my flight plan, complete with charts and so, I'm planning to start my trip today, flying to Paris. Maybe I'll even do the Paris-Rome leg as well.

A 'light' version of my flightplan (pdf, 286 kB) is available at my website. The full flightplan was about 30mB  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:13 am

OK, I've already finished off 2 legs:

Brussels-Paris and Paris-Rome. I must say that I haven't left my computer room during both flights, because sometimes the temptation to leave the room and let the FMS fly all the waypoints itself is uh...not little, but I'm going to try to fly all the waypoints myself, i.e. no FMS...just me and good ol' autopilot  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Thu Jan 31, 2002 8:40 am

AMSMAN, There is good scenery for St Maarten available. Or else for San Juan (which also looks good in the default, btw).

Go to http://www.fsfreeware.com and have a look
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Feb 03, 2002 7:34 am

Update:

CURRENT LOCATION:
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LGAT - Athens International Airport (the old one, not Spata)

More info? Check out my homepage (see my profile)

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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Feb 03, 2002 7:39 pm

now at St Kitts
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RE: B737 Round The World Trip

Sun Feb 03, 2002 7:41 pm

Where is that, St Kitts? Never heard of the place

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