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My Round The World FS Adventure

Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:51 pm

Hello all,
I have been flying on flight sim now for a few years. I like to fly add on airliners in FS2004 as close to real SOP's and schedules as possible. The best add-ons, as some of you will agree, are the PMDG 737-6/7/8/900 & B747-400 and also the Level D B767-300ER. A few months back I started on a virtual tour around the world using mainly the B737-800 and B767, this was due to the flights not being very long. The tour was over 19 legs and saw me land in all 6 populated continents.

Most of the flights were no more than a couple of hours due to all flying in real time and so the legs were between 800 and 1500nm, except some to get me across large oceans.

The route I took was thus,
LHR - BUD 806 nm
BUD - LCA 992 nm
LCA - DXB 1266 nm
DXB - BOM 1041 nm
BOM - DAC 1020 nm
DAC - BKK 845 nm
BKK - BWN 989 nm
BWN - DRW 1408 nm
DRW - BNE 1539 nm
BNE - NAN 1465 nm
NAN - HNL 2748 nm
HNL - SAN 2271 nm
SAN - DFW 1017 nm
DFW - CUN 893 nm
CUN - BOG 1227 nm
BOG - BGI 1003 nm
BGI - SID 2131 nm
SID - RAK 1206 nm
RAK - LHR 1238 nm

Total: 25106 nm

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My RTW route

I chose the routes quite randomly with only a rough idea of where I was heading, at the moment I am at DFW and plan to fly to CUN tomorrow.

This post is just to see if any one has done similar to me or if anyone has any ideas or comments, it is just a silly old post for my silly old hobby!
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:35 pm

have a search, there are quite a few threads on here discussing round the world flying. I did such a flight a few years back in the PMDG 737-800W. I tried to keep each leg down to under 4 hours. My route was:

Pago Pago
Christmas Island
San Fransisco
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:49 pm

Looks good. Definitely a time passer  Wink

This was mine though:

62 Airports, 54186 Nautical Miles, 6 Continents (Although at the end I had realised I missed out Africa....). All in a Cessna 172  Wink The route starts in the middle, down towards Australia, then up the pacific coast, down the western seaboard, towards Florida and the Caribbean, then down to the Falklands, up the west coast of Chile, to the Galapagos Islands, through Mexico, cross back over my original route, through the midwest up to Wisconsin, Canada, right up to Resolute. Then down towards Gander and Nuuk in Greenland.

And no, I didn't do it in real time  Wink Good fun though.
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:58 pm

I tried planning a trip around the world once.

Got bored after 200 miles and landed at the nearest airport.
To date I've still got 3/4 to go around the Earth to my originating airport.

PS. I fly real time Big grin

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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:02 pm

Anyone fly say a 5 city route? For example, LAX-AUS-MSY-MCO-FLL.
LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:35 pm

I have been LHR-SIN, SIN-SYD, SYD-LAX and LAX-LHR but not as a 'tour'. Most in real time, some with some parts sped up to knock a couple of hours off. The PMDG 747-400 is the best add-on by miles!
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:38 pm

I just read the post again and now see that you were not going for RTW.
I did a SWA multi leg route, 4 legs, can't remember where though. Just randomly picked a real flight from flightaware and copied it. Tried to stay on time which can be tough with the weather and what not.
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:01 pm

I started one in January of 2008 with the default King Air 350 and have gone:

DVT (Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, AZ)
Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA)
FAT (Fresno, CA)
Boeing Field (Seattle)
Alaska (Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, Adak, Unalaska)
Chita, Japan
Mt. Everest basecamp and back to Kathmandu
southern India
somewhere to Dubai
Around the east coast of Africa to Johannesburg
Johannesburg to 4th of February (in Luanda?)

My average flight has been less than 1200 nm and I'm on Leg 20. I've gotten bored with it for now and so my poor King Air (tail #9900X) is stuck in Luanda waiting for me to move on with it. I've taken air tours in Beijing (Bell JetRanger), Mt Everest (Maule 260 Turbo thing), and Male (the Beaver with floats). I've taken screen shots thorought with the intention of posting them somewhere but like I said, I got bored.

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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:20 pm

I did an around the world flight randomly with Air Force One and if I recall correctly I went to the following places. There were quite a few long hauls on mine though.

Andrews AFB
Wellington, NZ (fun takeoff there with a 747)
Andrews AFB
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:53 am

Last year when I was flying with Cargolux Virtual I flew a round the world flight with them.

Something like

Thing is its a scheduled flight and AFAIK CV really operate an around the world route!

Anyways this got me thinking of doing one off my own back. A "charter" if you like. Which I flew about a month later.


All flights were flown in real time in my trusted PMDG 747-400.  Smile
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:36 pm

I have just landed back at LHR on the last of 19 legs from RAK in a RAM 737-800. I started 22nd Nov and flew 28,606nm in all. An average of 1505nm for each leg. The farthest leg was NAN-HNL and the shortest LHR-BUD. Now what should I do?
p.s. I like to fly the 737-800, 767-300ER and 747-400.
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RE: My Round The World FS Adventure

Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:52 pm

I just finished up my fourth leg of my RTW trip in MAD. I am making a point to land on at least one airport in every continent (yes, even Anarctica). I'm using the POSKY 736.
My planned route:


23 legs with a total distance of 43746 nm.

Here's what the route looks like:

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