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Thought this could be fun.Where in the world is your MD-11? Mines cruising at fl320 over the Atlantic just south of Bermuda in the middle of the night heading to London Gatwick from Antigua as BA2126.I'm writing this while on crew rest! ;)

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Guest Peter Lund

My World MD11 is in Singapore (will most likely leave for Vienna within a few hours), my Lufthansa Cargo is in Manchester and my Fedex in Paris.Best regardsPeter Lund

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I'm halfway between EHAM and KSFO over Northern Canada, replicating a real world KLM flight (KLM 605 departing at 9:20z, arrival at 2112z according to FMC)Real flight route from FlightAware and ASE supplying the historical weather the real flight encountered today. About a 10 1/2 hour flight.I've recently reinstalled her after months on the LevelD 767, I love the automation and full featured VC. 5 more hours to go, will continue the flight tommorrow.

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Setting in Frankfurt, Germany getting ready to head west this afternoon to Los Angeles as GEC1442(Lufthansa Cargo).Michael Cubine

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I'm halfway between EHAM and KSFO over Northern Canada, replicating a real world KLM flight (KLM 605 departing at 9:20z, arrival at 2112z according to FMC)Real flight route from FlightAware and ASE supplying the historical weather the real flight encountered today. About a 10 1/2 hour flight.I've recently reinstalled her after months on the LevelD 767, I love the automation and full featured VC. 5 more hours to go, will continue the flight tommorrow.
fun!the route is called the NOR1 route and is operated by the 777 and the 747 I had also flew it with the md11 in FSX using a real word flightplan from the KLMi'm now standing in SF with the mdflyingtime 9:50 bergi sid departure and golden5 star approach recently flew it real life with KLM for holiday! aircraft : 777-306 ER PH-BVA Nationaal Park Hoge Veluwereturnflight 10:10 aircraft 777-206 ER PH-BQG Galapagos IslandsI shall send you the flightplans if you want ?

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I finished the flight, it was my longest yet. 11 hours 1 minute!Bounced a little on landing, but I was rusty. I noticed on flightaware the real world a/c type is listed as "unknown", whereas a similar flight was listed as 777. I wonder if that was because it was the md11 (Ultimate Traffic 2 shows it as one of the very few flights remaining that is operated by KLM's MD11s)Here's the exact flight plan I found on flightaware that I used (Bergi3v sid, Goldn5 star, ILS 28R) BERGI L602 SUPUR UP1 ROLUM UP13 ASKAM UP59 NINEX UP59 BALIX 6300N 02000W 6600N 03000W 6800N 04000W 7000N 05000W 7100N 06000W NADMA 7100N 07000W 7000N 08000W YBB SEDAG NCAN NADEB ALSAB YSM YNY LMT J65 RBLInitial cruise alt was 32000, stepped up to 34000 for the majority of the north atlantic/iceland greenland crossing, and when back in radar range of Edmonton up to 36000, 38000 when crossing the US border.I departed at 12:11pm Amsterdam time (a 45 minute taxi because of tons of AI waiting in the queue for takeoff at 36L), and landed 2:12pm Pacific Standard. I had UT2 providing AI traffic, and I noticed the "duplicate" AI KLM605 md11 flight in cruise and landing about 10 minutes after me! Things get very boring during those long cruises, so I did some web browsing or updated the winds aloft to get a sense of my ETA and fuel remaining to keep my reserves in check.Not my traditional NAT crossing, as most of it was north of the Atlantic and over the barren land masses (I couldn't find any NAT tracks because they were all south of my crossing)My next long flight will probably be a Pacific crossing (my first) in the PMDG 747 between KSFO or KLAX and Melbourne or Sydney Australia, Qantas livery of course! It's always fun to replicate your own real life holiday travel. I travelled from London Heathrow to Bangalore India last year, and did the to and return flights in my PMDG British Airways a month after I returned, following the exact same flight plans and Sids/stars.Screenshot below taken over Greenland:

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Sitting in Puerto Vallarta at the moment; next destination is across the Gulf of Mexico to Jamaica before heading down to South America.

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Mines on my D:\ in my FSX folder (D:\Hangar\FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG_MD11\Texture.buttplug to be exact). I'm not trying to be sarcastic here but I honestly don't remember since I am still trying to fly enough flights to afford the JS41 and will need several hundred mil before I can fly my precious MD again.It's a FSPassengers thing... :(

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I was just viewing the ITVV Martinair MD11 dvd (a great resource for in depth real life procedures, everything they demonstrate in flight is easily transfered to the PMDG). I downloaded the "classic" Martinair livery and will be attempting their EHAM to LEPA to and return flights next. I think thats about 2 hours for each leg.

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I finished the flight, it was my longest yet. 11 hours 1 minute!Bounced a little on landing, but I was rusty. I noticed on flightaware the real world a/c type is listed as "unknown", whereas a similar flight was listed as 777. I wonder if that was because it was the md11 (Ultimate Traffic 2 shows it as one of the very few flights remaining that is operated by KLM's MD11s)Here's the exact flight plan I found on flightaware that I used (Bergi3v sid, Goldn5 star, ILS 28R) BERGI L602 SUPUR UP1 ROLUM UP13 ASKAM UP59 NINEX UP59 BALIX 6300N 02000W 6600N 03000W 6800N 04000W 7000N 05000W 7100N 06000W NADMA 7100N 07000W 7000N 08000W YBB SEDAG NCAN NADEB ALSAB YSM YNY LMT J65 RBLInitial cruise alt was 32000, stepped up to 34000 for the majority of the north atlantic/iceland greenland crossing, and when back in radar range of Edmonton up to 36000, 38000 when crossing the US border.I departed at 12:11pm Amsterdam time (a 45 minute taxi because of tons of AI waiting in the queue for takeoff at 36L), and landed 2:12pm Pacific Standard. I had UT2 providing AI traffic, and I noticed the "duplicate" AI KLM605 md11 flight in cruise and landing about 10 minutes after me! Things get very boring during those long cruises, so I did some web browsing or updated the winds aloft to get a sense of my ETA and fuel remaining to keep my reserves in check.Not my traditional NAT crossing, as most of it was north of the Atlantic and over the barren land masses (I couldn't find any NAT tracks because they were all south of my crossing)My next long flight will probably be a Pacific crossing (my first) in the PMDG 747 between KSFO or KLAX and Melbourne or Sydney Australia, Qantas livery of course! It's always fun to replicate your own real life holiday travel. I travelled from London Heathrow to Bangalore India last year, and did the to and return flights in my PMDG British Airways a month after I returned, following the exact same flight plans and Sids/stars.Screenshot below taken over Greenland:
oh wow nice shot currently i'm standing in LA before the departure to Miami and Bonaire i'll make a shot during departure from LA also I see that the flightplan you've got os the old one this is the new:STARTING WITH THE BERGI1S SID DEPARTURE THEN: BERGI AMGOD SUPUR GODOS BINBO ROKAN TINDI ROLUM ASKAM CUTEL ODMIX FORTY SUM LIRKI N66W010 N70W020 N7440W04000 N76W060 N76W070 LENIM N74W090 N713W100000 N6730W11000 TATMA GOTOL YXJ STAHL HUTON YWL WIGHT GABAL YYJ SQUIM ELMAA RBG ENI AND THE GOLDN5 STAR APPROACHall with etops 180 and 60 minutesetops 180: bikf / cyzf60: eham / egpk / cyzf / cyeg / kgeg / ksfonice flight wink.gif

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Sitting in VHHX Kai Tak old ready for tomorows flight to KLAX not logged a flight plan yet. Have been heading rond the world East to West.Routes were EGPH- Edinburgh Scotland - LSZH-Zurich LSZH-Zurich- LGKO-Kos-Greece manual crosswind scary landing:Worried: LGKO-Kos-HECA-Cairo-Egypt HECA-OBBI-Bahrain OBBI-VHHX Hong Kong VHHX-KLAX-Los AngelesAfter this probably New York KJFK then back to EdinburghProbably back West to East Via South America and Austalia next time round.The joys of being a house husban due to the recession is giving me loads of hours on my MD-11 lol :( Douglas Reid

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I changed my mind and will do a return trip from KSFO to EHAM. Route will be the real life flight by KLM606 (a 777) on Sunday Sept 12:SFO8 SFO SAC J32 FMG KU78M KU90Q KU09U MOT YWG 5300N 09000W 5600N 08000W 5830N 07000W LOPVI 6000N 06000W 6000N 05000W 5900N 04000W 5800N 03000W 5800N 02000W 5800N 01500W GOMUP UN572 TIR UN580 GOW UL602 OTR UL90 DOLAS UL603SFO8 Sid from 28L to Normm-SAC, Lamso1A Star, expecting ILS18C landing.I believe the routes change slightly for different days, accounting for the best winds. The route I posted above was the actual route that day by that KLM flight, and I had noticed the headwinds were manageable. I remember my return flight to KPHL from EGLL on a real life British Airways 767, they had 100 or more knot headwinds during the Atlantic crossing. I will plan ahead by getting the forecast winds from Active Sky Evolution and use TOPCAT and FSBuild to find an appropriate level of fuel for the winds. There will be tailwinds of course for the KSFO to EHAM trip, FSBuild suggesting 88000 kgs fuel, but the PMDG md11 saying its not enough. But I am sure once I input all the actual wind data into the FMC, I should have enough reserves when I arrive. The one thing I wish was available (like there is for the 767 and 747) is a fuel planner specific to the MD11 which accounts for wind data. But I find that inputting expected winds into FSBuild or the PMDG FMS will suffice.I'll let you know how the flight went.

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My Delta MD-11 is 2 hours from Atlanta. I have flew it from Newcastle. Real world weather made it fun to. I will finish it tonight.

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I changed my mind and will do a return trip from KSFO to EHAM. Route will be the real life flight by KLM606 (a 777) on Sunday Sept 12:SFO8 SFO SAC J32 FMG KU78M KU90Q KU09U MOT YWG 5300N 09000W 5600N 08000W 5830N 07000W LOPVI 6000N 06000W 6000N 05000W 5900N 04000W 5800N 03000W 5800N 02000W 5800N 01500W GOMUP UN572 TIR UN580 GOW UL602 OTR UL90 DOLAS UL603SFO8 Sid from 28L to Normm-SAC, Lamso1A Star, expecting ILS18C landing.I believe the routes change slightly for different days, accounting for the best winds. The route I posted above was the actual route that day by that KLM flight, and I had noticed the headwinds were manageable. I remember my return flight to KPHL from EGLL on a real life British Airways 767, they had 100 or more knot headwinds during the Atlantic crossing. I will plan ahead by getting the forecast winds from Active Sky Evolution and use TOPCAT and FSBuild to find an appropriate level of fuel for the winds. There will be tailwinds of course for the KSFO to EHAM trip, FSBuild suggesting 88000 kgs fuel, but the PMDG md11 saying its not enough. But I am sure once I input all the actual wind data into the FMC, I should have enough reserves when I arrive. The one thing I wish was available (like there is for the 767 and 747) is a fuel planner specific to the MD11 which accounts for wind data. But I find that inputting expected winds into FSBuild or the PMDG FMS will suffice.I'll let you know how the flight went.
I cant wait! I's still standing is SFO with an autopilot problem :(problem topic: http://forum.avsim.net/topic/296091-autopilot-problem/maybe you know a solution?

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Currently under repair, after a hard landing in Geneva.I flew flight SWR23B from KJFK to LSGG, normally operated by an Airbus 330, when on final approach Active Sky Evolution went foobar on me and gave me instant windshifts of 20 kts+ from the front and back. This was confusing the MD11's speed protection logic and caught me off guard after the long flight. I decided to land against my better judgement.The touchdown was fast and hard and the left MLG collapsed, the aircraft veered of the runway to the left and came to a stop in the grass, just a few feet off RWY 05.The passengers evacuated over the slides, while the fire engines raced to the rescue. No casualties other then my peace of mind. Cheers!

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Hello everybody!I am currently in KATL and will depart tomorrow as WOA1042 KATL to KPHX in the MD11F.Best regards to you all,Mick.

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I changed my mind and will do a return trip from KSFO to EHAM. Route will be the real life flight by KLM606 (a 777) on Sunday Sept 12:SFO8 SFO SAC J32 FMG KU78M KU90Q KU09U MOT YWG 5300N 09000W 5600N 08000W 5830N 07000W LOPVI 6000N 06000W 6000N 05000W 5900N 04000W 5800N 03000W 5800N 02000W 5800N 01500W GOMUP UN572 TIR UN580 GOW UL602 OTR UL90 DOLAS UL603SFO8 Sid from 28L to Normm-SAC, Lamso1A Star, expecting ILS18C landing.I believe the routes change slightly for different days, accounting for the best winds. The route I posted above was the actual route that day by that KLM flight, and I had noticed the headwinds were manageable. I remember my return flight to KPHL from EGLL on a real life British Airways 767, they had 100 or more knot headwinds during the Atlantic crossing. I will plan ahead by getting the forecast winds from Active Sky Evolution and use TOPCAT and FSBuild to find an appropriate level of fuel for the winds. There will be tailwinds of course for the KSFO to EHAM trip, FSBuild suggesting 88000 kgs fuel, but the PMDG md11 saying its not enough. But I am sure once I input all the actual wind data into the FMC, I should have enough reserves when I arrive. The one thing I wish was available (like there is for the 767 and 747) is a fuel planner specific to the MD11 which accounts for wind data. But I find that inputting expected winds into FSBuild or the PMDG FMS will suffice.I'll let you know how the flight went.
hey the 18c runway is called de buitenverlder baan

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I finished the KSFO to EHAM flight last week. I also did the ITVV dvd Martinair flights from EHAM to LEPA to EHAM. I have just started EHAM to CYYZ (Toronto), found the flightplan by accident on flightaware for KLM 695BERGI L602 AMGOD UL602 TLA UM132 GILPA UN563 MIMKU PIKIL 5700N 02000W 5900N 03000W 5900N 04000W 5900N 05000W PRAWN YDP J548 YKL GELLS MT YXI J597 I noticed that the NAT track listed on this filed fp is incorrect, it starts at track E (Pikul) and ends on track B (Prawn), which is inconsistent with the official nat tracks for today. So I amended it to read as follows, using TRACK B exclusively:BERGI L602 AMGOD UL602 GOW UN580 ETSOM ERAKA 60/20 61/30 61/40 59/50 PRAWN YDP J548 YKL GELLS MT YXI J597 SID: BERGI3V RWY 36LSTAR: SIMCOE2 RWY 24LI am trying to replicate real world flights currently using the KLM MD11.

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I started a flight from KATL to KLAS bout half hour into the flight, bout 50 miles before Little Rock Arkansas things took a turn for the worse, first I had gen 2 fail, then pack 2 shut down,had a hydrolic issue,then screen one which was displaying my pfd kicked offline.Immediate return to ATL, greased a landing on 8R at bout 8.40 pm local time, after bit more than 1 hour in the air.Great fun! :)

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Hi folks, I completed the EHAM to CYYZ run. That was one of my most memorable flights ever! I took off from EHAM at 6:29pm, and landed at Toronto 7:54pm. I chased the sun on its westward trajectory for the majority of the flight, a first for me! I'd imagine in RL i'd need the sunglasses and cockpit shades down for almost the entire trip! I have posted some screenshots below. The 2nd shot shows an encounter with a fellow CYYZ arrival on the final approach to ILS24L. TCAS was barking at me right at the FAF, showing traffic gaining on me. Sure enough, a Westjet 737-700 cut right through me like I wasn't even there! Good thing I always have collisions turned off, it would have ruined a perfect long haul experience. He even followed the glideslope perfectly, his fuselage going right through me at the exact same altitude at 3000ft. Anyways, I used Ultimate Traffic 2 "clear approach traffic" to zap him after I snapped the shot, it was a shame because there was traffic ahead of me landing that was spaced perfectly for the approach, that westjet ruined everything :mad:Here are the details for the flight, fp's taken from flightaware.com for the RL KLM695 9/25 flight and using the same weather and times in FSX as my real life counterpart.KLM695 MD-11Saturday 9/25/10Departure time (T/O thrust applied): 16:29zArrival time (wheels touching ground): 23:54Total flight time: 7 hours 25 minutes (7 hours 20 minutes planned, real life flight was 7 hours 26 minutes)Initial Cruise Altitude 34000, s/c to 36000 after oceanic crossing, s/c to 38000 at GELLS waypointRoute:BERGI L602 AMGOD UL602 GOW UN580 ETSOM ERAKA 60/20 61/30 61/40 59/50 PRAWN YDP J548 YKL GELLS MT YXI J597SID: BERGI3V RWY 36LSTAR: SIMCOE2 RWY 24LI hope others attempt this flight using the same time, the flight time is not too long, not too short, and demonstates the beauty of night flying!

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I finished a flight from Toronto to Amsterdam, found a fellow MD11 from Amsterdam crossing my path right before TOD:

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