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LAX to PHNL in NGX how much fuel

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I just made captain at my VA so I can now fly the 737-800 but for my first trip I picked the run out to PHNL and back I was wondering how much fuel I should carry and what cost index I should use? I know that the NGX has the range to make it but there aren't alot of places to make emergency fuel stops on that route unless the NGX will run off whale oil haha.

Thanks David

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Calculated with TOPCAT:

PAX: 129+3

CARGO: +/-5900kg

FUEL: 20258KG

200 KG TAXI FUEL

 

Limited by TOW.

 

This is about the maximum I can get out of it. You'd still have about 2900kg remaining when arriving in HNL, which I think is legally enough over there, if your alternates are decent enough on the weather side.

Also, this would be an ETOPS180 flight.

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I don't see that flight listed, but SJC-HNL had a RAMP fuel of 37658lbs today.

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Calculated with TOPCAT:

PAX: 129+3

CARGO: +/-5900kg

FUEL: 20258KG

200 KG TAXI FUEL

 

Limited by TOW.

 

This is about the maximum I can get out of it. You'd still have about 2900kg remaining when arriving in HNL, which I think is legally enough over there, if your alternates are decent enough on the weather side.

Also, this would be an ETOPS180 flight.

Did you take into account enroute winds?  Going west, you might get some headwinds which would obviously require additional fuel.

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I thought about taking 40000 pounds but I'll have to look at the winds

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I did not take winds into account, this was an ISA example :)

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My numbers are from an actual ETOPS plan that includes all the special additives.

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There is a very good freeware dispatch sheet on the avsim library, I would take a look at that. Its an excel spreadsheet which is very dynamic and has extensive fuel planning and other flight information.

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Tutorial #2  :wink:

...and add in whatever the APU burn is per hour for the duration of the flight.

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I was wondering how much fuel I should carry and what cost index I should use?

 

 

V.route.premium takes the winds aloft into account when calculating estimated fuel needed .I have attached a copy of the results.I would you a cost index of 30.

 

Michael Cubine

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Well I topped her off at lax and landed with 15.8k pounds after dealing with a 35 knot headwind so next time Ill use 38k vs topped off at 46k

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Well I topped her off at lax and landed with 15.8k pounds after dealing with a 35 knot headwind so next time Ill use 38k vs topped off at 46k

SJC-HNL today was 39.5k with a 38kt HWD.

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