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WSSS - KJFK on the LR

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- Great flight from WSS to KJFK! It lasted 18:35- I took off from runway 2R with 100% fuel and the default PSS load- JFK fuel predict at take off was around 27.0 and landed with 54.0 left- There was some random VNAV glitches, especially when it came to Step climb. I steped from FL290 to FL330 with no problems. When it came time to go to FL370, VNAV did not respond, so I pressed FLCH and turned VNAV back on when I reached FL370. There was no T/D, so I descended manually for a nice landing on runway 22L.Great plane. I think I will test its legs from London to Sydney next time.Cheers PSS!Luis KMIA

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Guest Midnight LS1

I am going to try KJFK to YSSY !

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Guest NormanB

Thats not a route :)Some friends left Perth for Barbados where I and another took over the baton back to Perth, across (or as close as FS will let) the poles.With 35 passengers and a whole lot of fuel Im currently in Shanghai.

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Guest Midnight LS1

Currently in the air from VHHH to EGLL.Plane load is just crew and crew cabin, no cargo or pax.100% fuel at start of takeoff roll.Takeoff started at 10:30pm Hong Kong time.Autopilot been on and I left the autopilot to fly the plane at 1am while I went to sleep. Woke up and checked, still dark out in FS9!Routes are:VHHH to N35*00'00" E180*00'00" to KLAX to KJFK to EGLL.FMC said insufficent fuel, that has been ignored :)Right now it's about 433 NM away from KLAX and 82.4 fuel in each wing tanks, center tank is depleted already.

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Flawless 19hr 5 min fight from London to Sydney! VNAV behaved perfectly. I departed Heathrow at midnight local time and landed in Sydney just after 0500 local time. That means I saw two sunrises in one flight! I even think the handful TCAS ghosts enjoyed the ride. I used a high-altitude airway plan from the default FS2004 Flight Planning function. I used the defualt PSS pax and cargo load. My fuel prediction at take off was 0.0 with 99% fuel, which slowly corrected itself as the flight progressed. By touchdown, fuel remaining was 42.6 or 12%. I used FL280, FL320, FL360, and FL400. Great aircraft! Fantastic job PSS!LuisKMIA

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Guest Midnight LS1

Right now I'm 385 miles from EGLL with 22.5 fuel remaining in each wing tanks.The coast of England is now seen!

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I did the VHHH-EGLL the long way like the record flight. That was quite a flight. 21hrs. No way I sat there though I cheated with sleep and doing yard work and whole lot of other stuff. It was nice to see it could make it with plenty of fuel. I had 45.6 left on landing. Maybe next time I will do it to Paris or Frankfurt.

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Because we are talking loooong haul and I saw one of the PSS guys mention the poles, I thought I would ask if anyone has done KEWR-VHHH yet? In r/l it is ~ 17 hours and Continental uses the 777. That route in real life goes right over the pole and I am wondering if FS can even handle it. For some reason, the route that FSBUILD creates for me is 17,000 miles... I guess they are really taking the long way around...Any thoughts?-PaulAlso, does anyone know of a good scenery add-on for YSSY? I hate flying into FS default airports I am so spoiled by all of these great sceneries we have out there :)

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Did a KBFI (Boeing Field ) to OMDB (Dubai) on 777LR.7,100nm eastbound flight with tail wind of 47 kts.Total flight time: 14 hrs and 48 min. Average speed: Mach. 84.8 (FL320, FL360 and FL410 S/C)Total Fuel used: 152,000 lbs.Departed: 10:30pm Seattle and arrive 11:15pm Dubai.Had a brief sunrise and it got dark right away, my highest north latitude was just above Iceland.PSS777 with Fly Tampa Dubai is just awesome..............As i learn this PSS 777, I am beginning to enjoy my flights. The PMDG 744 is in the hangar for a while. :-)Kin M.(KLAX)

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>Because we are talking loooong haul and I saw one of the PSS>guys mention the poles, I thought I would ask if anyone has>done KEWR-VHHH yet? In r/l it is ~ 17 hours and Continental>uses the 777. That route in real life goes right over the>pole and I am wondering if FS can even handle it. For some>reason, the route that FSBUILD creates for me is 17,000>miles... I guess they are really taking the long way>around...>Any thoughts?>-PaulSingapore does KEWR-WSSS with a A340. Since the long haul A340's is in for a heavy maintenance, they're going to be using 777 on this route now.>Also, does anyone know of a good scenery add-on for YSSY? I>hate flying into FS default airports I am so spoiled by all of>these great sceneries we have out there :)File name syd2004.zip on avsim.com :)

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Guest lflinares

An FS-generated route took me close to 88N from WSSS to JFK. I think that's as close to the North Pole as FS will allow. LuisKMIA

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Thanks Chris,It doesn't look like that scenery contains YSSY though. IS there anything for the airport itself?As for KEWR-VHHH, I got a route in FSBuild of 7220 miles using the great circle route. Should take about 15-15 1/2 block-block if all goes well. I am not sure if it is going to tak me over the pole though. If so, I will wake up and find my 777 wedged in an iceberg somplace.. I will fly it for about another hour tonight then get some sleep and pick it up again around 7 am tomorrow. (I am still working from home while I recover from surgery :) I will get to fly the last 5-6 hours so it should be good...Weather departing KEWR was horrible 1 mile vis, clouds at 300 wind at 12 knts and rain but right now I am 20 minutes in and climbing through 230 for 310. I will hang out there for a while and then step to 350 before bed.Inspiring thread LOL,Thanks again Chris,-PaulEdit- I am watching my first of two sunsets right now :)

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Paul,Just like you I was searching for an YSSY add-on for years, hoping to unearth something like a FlyTampa-quality rendering of the airport... but no. There is one add-on that's been done for FS2002, but it somehow overlayed and messed up the default airport.BUT: one day I saw a picture of some plane taking off from SYD, and when I asked which scenery it was, I was told "it's default". And indeed, SYD is one of the few airports that's done properly in FS9. Not payware quality, but for me, who usually refuses to fly to anything less than highest quality freeware or payware, it was good enough and definitely did no longer keep me from flying to Australia. However, make sure you get a nice AFCAD.Good luck!(The other) Chris

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"Great flight from WSS to KJFK! It lasted 18:35""Flawless 19hr 5 min fight from London to Sydney"Luis, you must be mad. :) What on earth do you do for all that time??Still, I admire your stamina.Good luck on your next epic sim session :D Ian

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Thanks for the info Chris II LOL Once I get to VHHH maybe I will hop over to YSSY and check it out. I really appreciate the info. What a shame like you said no one like a FlyTampa has ever taken it on.As for my flight, I am 2400 miles outside of VHHH right now. No problem with the poles doing a GCR from KEWR to VHHH. Believe it or not, I am still at FL310. Opt alt is only 330 and with a max of 340 I am going to stay here for another hour at least. 9 hours 45 minutes in, 5 hours to go. I am seeing some crazy weather returns over Northern Russia though, my whole wxr disp is yellow. I am surrounded by clouds right now as well. Wouldn't mind seeing what is below me LOLThanks again Chris and Chris...-PaulEdit, the clouds just cleared and I am somewhere over an incredible mountain range in what I think is Northern Russia. Need to go get a globe LOL as I fly into my second sunset of the flight. The sun is setting on the opposite side of the plane to departure ;)-Paul

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Well it is an hour and a half later, passed over Russia and into Mongolia towards China, still chasing the sunset. Turns out there were three different mountain ranges I passed over Siberia. It always helps to have a globe next to you when you fly :) I am up to FL350 now 11 hours 35 minuts in ~ 3 hours to go, probably closer to 3 1/2... ( I slept ~ 6 hours of the flight)oh, BTW, I picked up about 5 TCAS shadows along the way so we are all doing the flight together :)Hope you guys don't mind my pilots log LOL,-Paul

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Hey Paul, just a question: other than the 6 hours of sleep, did you spend all that time in front of your sim? I mean, doesn't it get kinda boring, especially when there is no other traffic around and the landscapes are sort of repetitive? I mean, what do you do during all these hours of flight?I guess you are a bit like me, i.e. you have a geographic/tourist interest in the routes you are flying, so what I sometimes do is read about the areas I am flying over or maybe I have a DVD - which is great when flying over areas like Siberia on a Europe-Far East flight, over the Sahara and African jungles on a Europe-Johannesburg run, over the Canadian North, etc.So what about you, you're into any of this or do you really sit in front of the sim and watch the FMC tick off the legs?

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Well, I am very fortunate, next to my setup (see below) I have my work laptop as well as another system that I can play other games on :) A 3400 with a 6800 GT and two gigs of Kingston HyperX is my backup box. I am working from home today (and for the past few months while I recover from surgery) so I just got off a conference call and right now I am sending out e-mails to try and get meetings. FS is going the whole time as I work (or play). I do have a geographic interest though, I like to find out the landmarks I am flying over, match up rivers, airports mountains and large cities etc... I really do follow my route on a globe :) To me, it doesn't get repetitive even though right now it looks like I am flying over some pretty barren terrain in Mongolia. I see mountains in the distance though. I like seeing the weather change and the sky textures with ASV. I never did these flights in real time until the initial release of the LVL-D 767. It didn't support time compression so I was forced to fly my long hauls in real time and I found I really enjoyed it. It is much more rewarding if you can find the time... The best is to find a r/w flight leaving around the same time as you are simming. I try to use Continental and Virgin flights for some reason. Now open up www.flightview.com and put in the r/w flight. I will sit there and wait until flightview displays the r/w flight is wheels up and then take off right after, then I will track their speed and FL and try to match it exactly. I wrote an article on the LVL-D forums a while back doing KEWR-PHNL I think. I matched the r/w flight to within 3 minutes or something like that after a ten hour flight. It was amazing... I will see if I can find the link to the article. The link below is some horrible pictures of my setup. I am going to take a new one right now with the 777 and replace the images :) http://home.comcast.net/~psolk/3monitorsa.htmlUPDATE, CHANGED the photos to T7 istead of another Boeing LOL...Sorry for the quality but I can't seem to get a good shot of the setup...Sorry for babbling...-Paul

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Paul,Don't worry, very interesting. Incredible setup you have there! As for the real time flying, you're just like me, I don't like time compression and "dream" about the places I fly over. Most of the times the one criteria for flying a certain route is its routing (i.e. geographical curiosity), such as Kathmandu-Lhasa, or flights over the Amazon forest. In any case, good luck with the remainder of your flight.ChrisPS: what scenery are you using for VHHH? there's no payware-like add-on either, or is there?

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Chris,There is a great freeware VHHH scenery, I forget the name but it is on both major sites. It is payware quality but it is freeware. Be careful when installing it though, it has some landclass files you need to make sure are in their own folder. Other than that, it is freeware with amazing quality and great FPS, no hit at all that I can see.Thanks for the compliment, I am pretty happy with the setup although I would love to add another 24 widescreen. Looks like about 1 1/2 hours to go now and I just lost the sun for the second time this flight... I am actually pretty heavy on fuel as well so I am going to dump about 30k pounds. Thank goodness no airline has to pay my fuel bills LOL.Take care,-Paul

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Woo Hoo, we are in Hong Kong. Flight CO099 End of flight report Date November 22 2005Flight ID: CO099Pilot: Paul SolkCompany: GetinSitDownShutUp AirAircraft: PSS Boeing 777-200LR ContinentalFlight Date: November 22 2005Departure: 15h15 (20h16 GMT)Arrival: 18h22 (11h23 GMT)From: KEWR - Newark Liberty Intl - UsaTo: VHHH - Hong Kong Intl - Hong KongNbr of Passengers: 305Report:Flight Distance:6,996 Nm Time Airborne: 14h47:57Landing Speed: 127.91 ktLanding Touchdown: -354.62 ft/mFlight Time (block):15h05:51Time On Ground: 00h19:53Landing Pitch: 5.59

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It is a rainy miserable day here in NJ so I am not going anywhere today. I decided not to shut down FS but build a route to YSSY instead. I sat on the tarmac for about 1:40 (refueling LOL) and then pushed back again. I am now 30 minutes into the 9 hour hop to Sydney. Never flown there before in FS :) I know sad but I was waiting for the right A/C LOL. Well, Here we go again , see you in YSSY. That is a long way from where I started last night...Happy flying all,-Paul

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Guest Boeing or no going

>I am going to try KJFK to YSSY !A, ive done YPPH (perth) To CYYZ, Toronto. Over 10000 nm, :D

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Guest lflinares

Not too difficult, really. During cruise, I only show up to the cockpit for fule tank adjustments, step climbs, or sightseeing cool scenery like the Himalayas. The majority of the time, I'm either out of the house or sleeping (but don't tell the passengers).I did replicate the ANA -300ER flight from Pudong to Narita, which is only 2 hrs for a change!This aircraft is too adictive! Thanks, again PSS!Cheers!LuisKMIA

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Well I am past the 25 hour mark now. About 25 minutes outside of YSSY from KEWR through VHHH in my descent now. Figures, landing will be in 13 kt crosswinds, clouds at 1k with rain. First time ever into YSSY no less...Should be fun-PaulUpdate,I just wanted to thank PSS. I am now on the ground safely in Sydney. First time ever flying here in FS and I waited for the right bird to do it in. I started my trek ~ 27 hours ago with a departure for VHHH from KEWR in horrible weather. Spent ~ 2 hours on the ground in VHHH and now I am in Sydney. Total flight time was ~ 22 1/2 hours but total FS time was ~ 27 hours with pre-flights taxi etc... FS is going to run through the night again and who knows where I will fly tomorrow.I just saw my surgeon yesterday and after being told I can't do anything for another 10 months PSS has no idea how grateful I am for the T7. It gives me something to do other than read, watch TV and walk on the treadmill...Sorry again for babbling all day..Thanks again, Fabulous a/c-Paul

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