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I was flying with 737-300 and I think I spent too much fuel during departure or I didn

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Its called planning your flight properly, making sure the aircraft has fuel to fly the route. Are you flying props or jets?

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>>I was flying with 737-300 and I think I spent too much fuel during departure or I didn

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The Title Reads: FLYING OUT OF FUELCan you Fly Without Fuel? Nope :)But you can glide...(to the nearest airport, road,field, ocean, etc, though) for an emergency landing....And for: What can I do to save fuel?Saving Fuel...Saving Fuel...Well, you cant really tell the plane to stop using fuel without losing airspeed, altitiude, lift which would eventually lead to a crash...So basically, load enough fuel, have the flight planned out, have enough fuel incase you have to divert. Remember This! The only time you have too much fuel is when your on fire.***********DISCLAIMER**********(For This Post)I know im young, but I know what im talking about, so please dont deny my info becuase of my age. :D

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I think the big jets use pounds of fuel and not gallons.Make sure you log the engine-out time, good pratice!

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A lot of times, I will fly the default 737-400 from ATL to LAX and both the L and R fuel tanks will be empty by the time I am over Arizona. However, there is always fuel in the center tank which does not have a gauge but is listed in the option in the FS2002 bar menu.

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Glide? LOL, Ok I wont flame you because of your age, but a 737 glides like a lead balloon. Remember the Avianca 737 that crashed because it ran out of fuel? It was about 10 miles from the airport.Smalled aircraft have better glide performance than big bulky metal (excuse me aluminum jets)One other thing, if you really dont want flames, dont add disclaimers, that you are young and know a whole lot, because you will get flamed. Dave

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Not to stick up for the little guy or nothing....but....didn't that Canadian Charter company GLIDE a large jet (330 i think) from cruise to the azores last year?of course i think it was pilot error, i.e. make sure you have enough fuel - it is the stupidest way to kill yourself.

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If you're in a propeller plane, lean the mixture....fuel will last longer, and you get better performance at higher altitudes!

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>What can I do to save fuel? Would be better if what can you do to don

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It may drop like a rock, or it might be possible to glide into an airport and land, depends on the pilots' abilities.......In 1984, an Air Canada 767 on a flight from Montreal to Edmonton, ran out of fuel quite some distance away from Winnipeg. The captain of that flight just happened to be an experienced sailplaner, and was able to glide that 767 into Gimli, Manitoba, which is about 40 miles north of Winnipeg, and safely land the aircraft almost without incident (the nose gear apparently did not lock in place, so it collapsed on landing). It's not impossible, it's probably just very very difficult :)

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>Not to stick up for the little guy or nothing....but.... >>didn't that Canadian Charter company GLIDE a large jet (330 >i think) from cruise to the azores last year? >>of course i think it was pilot error, i.e. make sure you >have enough fuel - it is the stupidest way to kill yourself. It wasn't a pilot error, it was an equipement failure. I can't remember exactly what happened, but the pilots did fly from cruise level to a rather hard but safe landing with no power.

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As Chairman Kaga would say, "If memory serves me correctly..."The Airbus of Canadian registry which had the engines out landing ran out of fuel and managed to control descent from flight level to a nice landing at either Tenerife or Lajes. There was a leak in one of the wing tanks and the computer did exactly what it was meant to do... It fed fuel from the other wing to maintain balance.Either the Captain or FO took a look down and said something along the lines of "My, but it appears that we're a bit low on fuel" and the crew managed some heroics. Again, if memory serves, that aircraft managed to limp in the neighborhood of 100 nautical miles in that shape and averted a catastrophe.

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