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A rather simple question but one I've wondered about. In FS9 when using the Flight Planner, is the flight time in the log the actual estimated flight time or does it build in the time it takes to taxi in and out? I just wondered because I must be doing something wrong, it always takes me longer than what the Flight Planner says. I don't use FS Passenger so there's no one to get upset with me. :( Doesn't really bother me, I was just wondering.

Bill

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I think it is as simple as NM/Air Speed. A simple calculation I would assume (not figuring in taxi time and so on).Your flight time for your log will include block to block. Once you are in control of the plane under power, for the purpose of flying, your logging time.

Al Stiff

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I think it is as simple as NM/Air Speed. A simple calculation I would assume (not figuring in taxi time and so on).Your flight time for your log will include block to block. Once you are in control of the plane under power, for the purpose of flying, your logging time.
Thanks for your reply, I was refering to the Estimated Flight Time indicated at the top of the image provided in the attached link. URL=http://img205.imageshack.us/i/screenhunter1h.png/][/url]

Bill

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Yeah it's just calculating your ground speed by the distance. So taxi time is not in the estimate....

Al Stiff

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Yeah it's just calculating your ground speed by the distance. So taxi time is not in the estimate....
Thanks a bunch!!

Bill

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I am pretty sure it takes wind aloft into account too.

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It doesn't appear to be allowing for the lower TAS/GS during the departure and climb and probably the descent and approach as well. Hence your actual flight time will be longer than that flight plan.Colin B

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Thanks for all the replies. Colin, that's a good observation and something I should have thought of. I've paid particular attention on my last two flights and I noticed that my initial decent always starts at the time the FS Nav Log estimates as the time of the flight.

Bill

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Ignore anything FS9 throws at you. Install a chronometer on your panel that a) shows UTC time and :( You can start the moment you pushback or leave your stand and keep it running until you arrive at your destination and stop. i.e. brakes to brakes Chocks to chocks.vololiberista

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