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Boeing757100
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Your longest flight sim flights?

Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:31 pm

Since I'm finally getting a week off for fall break from school, I've had more time for flight simming, and so I thought it'd be fun to compile my longest flights in FS2020.

I mostly fly in the Salty Simulations 747-8i, as there's few other widebodies for the sim that are not payware, or are not just an exterior model with a random cockpit in it.

And since I'm a DL and ATL fanboy, most of the longest flights I did with ATL as a destination/origin and most of them were in a DL livery.

Here's my list:

1. ATL-BOM-ATL
2. ATL-PVG-ATL
3. DXB-ATL
4. ATL-DOH-ATL (this one was in QR livery)
5. NRT-ATL
6. ISL-ATL
7. SOF-ATL
8. ATL-HNL-ATL
9. ATL-LHR

Tried to do ATL-DEL but game crashed nearly every time, so I gave up. In the future, I want to do ATL-ICN/JNB/KWI and perhaps another flight from India. (MAA or HYD perhaps, but those are out of range unless I carry literally zero payload)

JNB is gonna be fun, because I'm probably gonna be heavily loaded with fuel and have to push the 747-8 to its absolute limit in the hot/high JNB airport. BOM was scary enough on the westbound leg; was just under range for the 747. In fact, I used derated thrust to save fuel and I ended up using nearly the whole runway, and I basically was only a couple hundred feet above all the houses and apartments at the end of runway 09. Had to plan a step climb for that one!
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:42 pm

All on P3Dv4 or 5:
JFK-MNL PR B77W 18:54
SFO-BLR AI B77L 17:24
SFO-SIN UA B789 16:59
DRW-LHR QF B789 16:38
DEL-JFK AI B77W 16:03
JNB-EWR UA B789 15:55
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:19 pm

Now are you talking about longest single flight or longest session, because I could give you two completely different answers.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:43 pm

I did SYD-DFW with a unladen PMDG 747-400 in FSX. I had just the full fuel load and nothing else. It was just over 16 hours non stop. I used a real world QF7 flight plan.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:52 am

The longest I've done (in terms of flight time) was ANC-JFK nonstop with an A321neo. The total flight time on this one was 6 hours & 45 minutes and the cruise altitude was 32000 ft. Departed at like 8:40 at night and didn't arrive until 3:25 the next morning. It was long & tiring, but doable.

My flight sim of choice? It's one called GeoFS and I've been flying on there for over a decade now (logged roughly 529 flight hours as of this reply, not including time before they started keeping track).
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:20 am

I guess only two of my sim flights were longer than 45 minutes... one of them was criss-crossing the British Isles with a Concorde. Swooping down into the fog, practicing ILS approaches, doing touches & goes at about seven different airports.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:59 pm

AirKevin wrote:
Now are you talking about longest single flight or longest session, because I could give you two completely different answers.


I guess longest single flight but you could really talk about both! :)
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:47 pm

IAH-SYD (United B789)
JFK-ICN (Atlas Air B744)
SFO-BOM (United B789)
BOM-JFK (American B77W)
EWR-BOM (United B772)
EWR-PVG (United B772)
JNB-EWR (United B78X)


All in FSX with the sim rate set to 16x in cruise :)

As far as longest time actually spent per sim session, I often fly around in light GA aircraft for 2+ hours at a time, and sometimes I'll do an entire 2 ish hour flight down the east coast in real time.

Even for the flights I speed up, I find that it often takes about 3 hours per flight after you factor in the flight planning, fuel planning, setup, and actual flying.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:01 pm

N965UW wrote:
All in FSX with the sim rate set to 16x in cruise :)



If only FS2020 didn't glitch soo much when I set to increase sim rate. Even 4x higher sim rate gives me problems. It took me around 2 and a half hours to do BOM-ATL sped up because the sim rate was really laggy.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:49 pm

Boeing757100 wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
Now are you talking about longest single flight or longest session, because I could give you two completely different answers.


I guess longest single flight but you could really talk about both! :)

Longest single flight was JFK-HKG in the Boeing 777-200ER at 15 hours 1 minute. Longest single session was JFK-SVO-ICN-NRT-JFK at 33 hours 10 minutes. All of it flown in real-time on VATSIM.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:44 am

Hi,

Firstly many thanks for the thread definitely some interesting routes posted and stuff not to mention the endurance factor. And please bear in mind that I am coming more from the point of someone remeniscing about days and nights gone by flying mostly at the time in Fs2004 I guess. But anyway if curious just from my memories of the (I admit not that often) times I did try longer flights:

1. LHR-ORd probably in a UA or AA 777 or 747 maybe. It's a nice day spent if one has the time and for me I always did realtime only (that's how I roll!). I tried to take off around 10am here in London around the same time as the actual flight, follow a real-world plan if I could and took mini-breaks and listened to American radio or TV live enroute for cultural immersion(!) Really kinda nice but like in real life the flying over Canada part takes a bit. But used to love looking up all those North Atlantic tracks and stuff and would try to use a current one from those too maybe(!)

2. Similarly I did a Westbound overnight cargo run across the Atlantic from London Stansted probably in a FedEx painted 777F (maybe not 100% accurate not sure). That I also remember being kinda nice but maybe a little lonely but nice to arrive in New York or Chicago maybe. I tended often to Chicago because it's a place where I had visited with family in the real world.

3. A cool GA flightsim memory but not one flight was when I found a cool blog/trip report that a real GA pilot had online of a trip from the mainland US up to Anchorage via British Columbia and stuff. That was a great trip in Fs for me and I tried to install airports and scenery as I progressed and used websites like Airnav.com (the days of dial-up modem!)

4. And finally maybe a GA one that I don't think I ever did but wanted to? After coming across a trip report by a couple of pilots ferrying a light single-engine plane from the US or Canada to Europe via Greenland and maybe Iceland I kind of always wanted to try that. It would have been cool maybe but the whole ferry fuel tanks was maybe not possible plus I think for me maybe my endurance for long, cold nights (even if simulated!) maybe gave way by then!

Anyway hope this kind of worked and wasn't too long-winded and stuff but with many thanks again for the new routes and chance to relive my own memories,

Ps762
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:57 pm

Flew plenty of East coast - asia stuff back when i was a kid in the fs2002 and fs9 years. Take off and climb to cruise at night before bed, pause. wake up, unpause and let it fly while im in school. get home and be a few hours from top of drop.
I was flying like garbage back then. Freeware planes from the likes of MelJet and Posky, full tanks, direct GPS, etc. Didnt know any better as a kid, and payware back then wasnt what its like now

Nowadays its payware only, real flight plans, simbrief flight planning, no time compression, Only gripe is there are no controllers on Vatsim anymore, no matter where im flying. But now it takes like at least 1 extra hour on top of block time to fly a flight when you add in all the preflight prep. But way more enjoyable way to fly, even if i get to fly maybe 1 flight a month
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:41 pm

The first flight I did when I got the flight factor A350-900, LAX-DOH. Took forever to fill the MCDU with the flight plan, but was a ton of fun since I had ATC out of LA, Europe, and coming into Doha.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:05 am

Before I forget them all:

SYD-DFW QF a380
DFW-HKG AA 77W
DFW-DXB UAE 77L?
TPE-IAH Eva 77W
AKL-SFO 747
AKL-IAH? ANZ 787 (un-verified)
SIN-EWR SQ a350? I can’t remember if I actually finished it. Unfortunately the flight was cut short because it was closed.

A bunch of other transpacífics but nothing super South Asia directly from LAX or SFO.

I want to run SYD-IAH as UA100 soon once I’m done flying in that part of the world.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:07 am

r6russian wrote:
Flew plenty of East coast - asia stuff back when i was a kid in the fs2002 and fs9 years. Take off and climb to cruise at night before bed, pause. wake up, unpause and let it fly while im in school. get home and be a few hours from top of drop.
I was flying like garbage back then. Freeware planes from the likes of MelJet and Posky, full tanks, direct GPS, etc. Didnt know any better as a kid, and payware back then wasnt what its like now

Nowadays its payware only, real flight plans, simbrief flight planning, no time compression, Only gripe is there are no controllers on Vatsim anymore, no matter where im flying. But now it takes like at least 1 extra hour on top of block time to fly a flight when you add in all the preflight prep. But way more enjoyable way to fly, even if i get to fly maybe 1 flight a month


I’ll time it and run the flight while asleep! Wake up and land. Most recent one was FRA-HND, on a NH 779. Works only if the timing is right.

I still do POSKY, but I have simbrief and try to use charts when available. Lately I haven’t bothered since I’m lazy about finding the right jeppesen chart that’s not too outdated (if international).
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:49 am

AirKevin wrote:
Boeing757100 wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
Now are you talking about longest single flight or longest session, because I could give you two completely different answers.


I guess longest single flight but you could really talk about both! :)

Longest single flight was JFK-HKG in the Boeing 777-200ER at 15 hours 1 minute. Longest single session was JFK-SVO-ICN-NRT-JFK at 33 hours 10 minutes. All of it flown in real-time on VATSIM.

As of two days ago, my longest single session is now JFK-BOM-AKL-IAH-JFK at 49 hours. All on VATSIM in real time.
 
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Re: Your longest flight sim flights?

Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:36 am

SFO-SAN 388 nm in Infinite Flight. On a United Airlines 737-700. Plane went upside down when I started descending.

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