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Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:10 am

Hey all. ive done countless #'s of little 1-2 mile hops with cessna's but im asking for flights with aircraft such as Commutor props to 744's for that matter. Ive done the Westray-Papa Westray-Westray run a few times using a Britton-norman Islander. What are yours?
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:53 am

ENBO-ENSH-ENBO in a Dash8. You barely have time to climb to 6,000 Ft.
ENTC-ENHF-ENTC is similar.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:34 am

Whenever I download a new aircraft, I always flight test it by flying from SEA to PAE. It's a very short flight, and nearly a straight shot. Usually takes about 5 minutes.

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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:58 pm

Hong Kong to Macau, I try to do this on checking aircraft configs and landing ability.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:46 am

JVY-SDF. Flight time of about 5 minutes. The runway at JVY is barely long enough but I can get just about get anything outta there. Also done the Macau- Hong Kong run quite a bit A few others I have done:

NRT-Hyakuri Aero
NRT-HND
KIX-JOO
ONT-LAX
BUR-LGB
HKG-Huangtian
IAH-HOU
IAH-EFD
SEA-PAE
FLL-MIA

All of these have a flight time of less than 10 minutes.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:26 am

SEA-PAE is one of my favorites, but if I want something more interesting I always go for ORY-CDG. Here's how it goes:

1. Depart ORY at RWY 25
2. Turn right to HDG 360 while climbing to about 5000 AGL
3. If you pass above the Eiffel Tower, you know you're on the right track
4. Intercept any eastbound CDG localizer you like, then turn to HDG 087
5. Land!

I like this route a lot, especially because you can do it in pretty much any kind of airplane. The biggest I've tried was a LDS 767, but I have no doubt that a good 747 with low fuel would also do the job nicely.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:47 am

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 2):

Same here, out of laziness...  Big grin Many people do that.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 5):
ORY-CDG

I did that tin the opposite direction once, in the Spirit of Saint Louis. The first time I landed the A/C on the runway.

BIRK-BIKF is another good short hop, and DCA-IAD too. Done those quite a few times.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:40 am

St. Tomas- Beef Island 21 miles. I love this flight both very nice airports in FS9 and fun flight to fly, I fly it with Dash-8-300.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:17 pm

PHL - ABE
About a 15 minute real flight by Piedmont airlines with a dash-8.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:53 pm

Reminds me of a FsPassengers flight...

Took off from O'hare. 3 seconds after rotation, i hit a bird. The engine died and I tried to restart it, instead I opened the cabin door. Impacted the ground less than a mile from the runway. My brilliant piloting abilities shown through...

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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:18 am

LAX - SMO

That's my testing route for most aircraft...Take off on 25R out of LAX, climb up to 7,500, make a right turn (I don't remember the heading...it's been a while), and another right after about a minute, and then line up for a straight-in approach to RWY 3.

Sometimes, depending on the A/C, I'll make a left and head down to LGB, which for some of the larger A/C is better.

Both flights take less that 7 minutes...
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:42 am

Using several a/c flown MCO-Orl Executive...6.5 miles. Real quick flight. Gear stays down, drop flaps instead of retract. Joe
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:11 am

Quoting 747LUVR (Reply 11):
Using several a/c flown MCO-Orl Executive...6.5 miles. Real quick flight. Gear stays down, drop flaps instead of retract.

I've done the same, but MDT-CXY. They are just across the river from one another. I only climb to about 500ft, and then a slight left bank and I am on short final to CXY, rwy 26.
The entire flight lasts about 2 minutes (from full stop to full stop). It's good for a few kicks!

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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:12 pm

Excluding returning to the same airport, I sometimes simulate flights such as Everett-BFI with a "new" 737 or Renton-BFI with a "new" 777. I also do various other really short flights when I'm in the mood for using FS but not in the mood for burning up a bunch of time.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:35 am

LAX-ONT, LAX-SNA, LAX-OXR(oxnard, CA), or YUM-IPL. All in BAE-146s(don't have the EM2), or Be1s.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:59 am

DUS-HAM, LT MD-11. It was a simple ferry flight to upgrade LT888 HAM-PMI from an Airbus to an MD-11.

Another one was a combination of short hops. One of which was LH1955, the flight which was flown on the day Deutsche Lufthansa 50 years after they restarted. The original flight in 1955 was with a Connie, but the one I did in the sim and was done in real life was with this:

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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:46 pm

The Loganair Papa Westray-Westray route back and forth would be THE shortest. As for scheduled flights TNCM-TFFJ on a Winair BN-2.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:52 am

KSFO-KSFO. Took off in a cessna, landed 5 seconds later on the same runway  Wink
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:25 am

My shortest 'Simulated Commercial' flight is (just like in real life) an America West CRJ-9 from TUS-PHX. ~30 minute flight, most of which is spent working into the approach to PHX.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:31 am

KCAE-KGSP- an old Air South route- about 90 miles, and was a great excuse to fly a 737-200.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:09 am

FRA-Ground  laughing 

Took off from FRA and at the parameter fence, the 744F was in the ground.

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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:30 pm

I've flown a 747 from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok, and a 737-800 CBF-OMA.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:44 pm

Shortest for me is ARN-BMA. And that is a really short hop!!
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:28 pm



Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 21):
Thu Apr 24 2008



Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 20):
Thu Sep 28 2006

Ugh...
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:04 pm

I have done a few in A319/738s, inculding EXT - BRS, CWL - BRS, ORK - DUB, NOC - DUB, GWY - DUB, DUB - BFS....

But then again, there was also the time I flew Halifax - Dublin in the 738 and ended up gliding the last 20 mins.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:35 pm

Shortest flight I've done is KSFO-KOAK.... This flight use to be flown by United if I'm not mistaken.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:28 pm

KMIA-MYBS MIA-Bimini. In FS2000 when I did not know what I was doing this was one of the only flights I did I flew the 734 on this flight all day. But after that I have flownt the 208, Cessna 411 on that flight. For a schedule mainline Jet it would be MIA-NAS I have flown F100, 734, 737, DC-9. Oh I just remember actually my shortest commercial flight would be SBH-SXM Cessna 208.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:01 am

To test out new aircraft I usually fly MFM-HKG or SEA-PAE routes.

But my shortest was SFM - Biddeford Municipal (12 miles)
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:24 am

Shortest for me was Cardiff to Heathrow via Bay of Biscay. That's a nice flight to do, with a manual turn at M2.01 part way through it.  Smile
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sat May 03, 2008 5:22 am

I did a ATAv 738 flight ORD-MDW. Would have been faster but I wanted the VOR/DME RNAV or GPS 22L. That or probably TOL-YIP, but there again I did an RNAV(GPS) approach not via the TAA to a IAF but DCT the the IAF w/ the Hold-in-lieu. But the concept was only like 5 minutes.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Mon May 05, 2008 11:55 am

My shortest ever,

EWR-BDL

ERJ-145LR for VCAir. Got up to like 18000 MSL, just in time to descend.

Ah, good times!

Now all I do are long haul 747 flights for Globe Cargo  dopey 

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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Mon May 05, 2008 10:11 pm

Ive done ORF-PHF, Heathrow-City, and LGA-JFK (well the NY one I knda overshot lol) Used a 737 lol
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Fri May 09, 2008 11:49 pm

CLD-SAN in an A380, taking off was real fun!
 
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Sun May 11, 2008 6:07 am

I just did a DL 752 (posky) flight from OAK to SFO.
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RE: Your Shortest Airline-simulated Flight In FS.

Mon May 12, 2008 4:54 pm

Andrewsfield (EGSL) to Stansted, for this reason;

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 2):
Whenever I download a new aircraft, I always flight test it by flying from SEA to PAE.

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