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Need help interpreting flight plan values to be inputted into 777 FMC

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Okay I'm doing a flight from RJTT to VHHH and got my OFP created, and wanted to confirm if this is what I enter into my 777-300's FMC:

 

ZFW = 224.0

FUEL = 34.1

Reserves = Not sure what to put for this 

OAT Temp for thrust limits = Not sure what to put for this based on looking at my flight plan

Flight Level = 360

Cost Index = Not sure what to put here (I'm flying Emirates 777-300ER if that makes a difference)

Flaps = Not sure what to use

 

Also where do I go into my FMC to enter the PAX weight and Cargo Weight? Or is that determined when i key in the ZFW?

ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS FLIGHTPLAN - IFR  ANA602  J-2045  RJTT-VHHH 
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ALL WEIGHTS IN KILOGRAMS (KG)                                    STD 28JUN/2050Z
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OFP 1 - PREPARED 28JUN/2023Z BY AARON

ANA602              J-2045/B777-3ER GE                    ROUTE:      RJTTVHHH01

DEP: RJTT/HND 34R   ELEV    21 FT   MACH:       M.82      TTL G/C DIST:  1569 NM
ARR: VHHH/HKG 25R   ELEV    28 FT   INIT ALT:   FL360     TTL F/P DIST:  1638 NM
                                    FUEL BIAS:  100.0%    TTL AIR DIST:  1638 NM
                                                          AVG WIND CMP:     0 KT
ALT: ZGSZ/SZX 34    ELEV    13 FT   121 NM
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CONFIG      DOW  PAX   CARGO   TOTAL   ULOAD LIM             ZFW     TOW     LDW
STANDARD 167829  539    9317   56181   13672 ZFW     MAX  237682  351534  251290
                                                     PLN  224010  257815  231961
                                                     ACT  ......  ......  ......

               FUEL    CORR    ENDUR
TRIP          25854  ........  03:40 
CONT 5%        1293  ........  00:12
ALTN ZGSZ      3398  ........  00:26
FINAL RESV     3260  ........  00:30
MIN T/O       33805  ........  04:48       .....................................
EXTRA             0  ........  00:00       CAPTAINS SIGNATURE  (....)
TAXI            340  ........  00:10       
RELEASE       34145  ........  04:58       I ACCEPT THIS OFP AND I AM FAMILIAR
                                           WITH THE PLANNED ROUTE AND AERODROMES

FUEL TANK CAP 147850 KG / MAX EXTRA FUEL 19329 KG LIM BY LDW
TRIP CORR FOR 3000 KG TOW INCR: +260 KG / 3000 KG TOW DECR: -223 KG
2000 FT LOWER:  +369 KG / EET 03:38  CLB: 250/310/84  DES: 84/310/250

RJTT/HND   STD 20:50   ETD 20:50  ACT OFBL .....    EST T/O 21:00  ACT T/O .....
VHHH/HKG   STA 00:55   ETA 00:45  ACT ONBL .....    EST LDG 00:40  ACT LDG .....
                                  TTL BLCK .....                   TTL FLT .....

ATC ROUTE: N0471F360 OPPAR2 JYOGA Y56 TOHME Y54 XMC V17 LABEL Y50 HKC A1 ELATO
           V521 ABBEY DCT MUSEL DCT TAMAR DCT TD DCT


ALTERNATE PLANNING
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ALTN/RWY DIST ALT/FL   COMP  TIME   FUEL   DIFF  ROUTE
ZGSZ/34   121 FL180       0 00:26   3398      -  BEKO2D BEKOL BEK1Z
VMMC/34   142 FL200       0 00:29   3779   +381  PECA1D PECAN DCT CHALI CHAL4A
ZGGG/20R  171 FL236       0 00:33   4268   +870  BEKO2D BEKOL A461 SHL
ZGOW/22   312 FL370       0 00:49   6867  +3469  BEKO2D BEKOL DCT TD DCT MAGOG
                                                 V511 DOTMI DOT18A


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AWY      WAYPOINT   MT    ALT  WND/VEL   TAS  DIST  FUEL REM / USED   LEG   ACC
         NAME             TMP     FREQ    GS   REM  POSITION          ETO / ATO
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         RJTT/34R          21                          33.8 /   0.3       00:00
         TOKYO HANEDA INT                     1638 N3532.6 E13948.1 ...../.....

OPPAR2   D120H     118   *CLB                   10     32.2 /   1.9       00:04
         HME120008                            1628 N3530.6 E13954.7 ...../.....

OPPAR2   OPPAR     233   *CLB                   12     31.5 /   2.6   02  00:06
                                              1616 N3522.3 E13944.1 ...../.....

OPPAR2   JYOGA     224   *CLB                   17     30.8 /   3.4   02  00:08
                                              1599 N3508.8 E13931.6 ...../.....

Y56      SENNA     269   *CLB                   15     30.2 /   3.9   02  00:10
                                              1584 N3506.7 E13913.8 ...../.....

Y56      NUMAR     269   *CLB                   24     29.5 /   4.7   03  00:13
                                              1560 N3503.4 E13845.3 ...../.....

         *TOC      266  FL360  000/000  471     20     29.0 /   5.2   03  00:16
                          -56           471   1541 N3459.8 E13821.8 ...../.....

Y56      WASBI     266  FL360  000/000  471     30     28.5 /   5.6   03  00:19
                          -56           471   1511 N3454.1 E13746.3 ...../.....

Y56      TOHME     266  FL360  000/000  471     15     28.3 /   5.8   02  00:21
                          -56           471   1496 N3451.2 E13728.4 ...../.....

Y54      XMC       258  FL360  000/000  471     27     27.9 /   6.2   04  00:25
         KOWA             -56   113.50  471   1469 N3442.3 E13657.5 ...../.....

V17      LABEL     267  FL360  000/000  471     39     27.3 /   6.8   05  00:30
                          -56           471   1430 N3435.3 E13610.9 ...../.....

Y50      BALSA     250  FL360  000/000  471     71     26.3 /   7.9   09  00:39
                          -56           471   1359 N3402.2 E13454.9 ...../.....

Y50      SUKMO     249  FL360  000/000  471     98     24.8 /   9.3   12  00:51
                          -56           471   1261 N3315.3 E13311.7 ...../.....

Y50      DONKY     242  FL360  000/000  471     62     23.9 /  10.2   08  00:59
                          -56           471   1199 N3239.4 E13211.1 ...../.....

Y50      HKC       242  FL360  000/000  471    100     22.5 /  11.7   13  01:12
         KAGOSHIMA        -56   113.30  471   1099 N3141.8 E13035.0 ...../.....

A1       KAZAN     239  FL360  000/000  471     31     22.0 /  12.1   04  01:16
                          -56           471   1068 N3123.1 E13006.7 ...../.....

A1       KOSHI     239  FL360  000/000  471     10     21.9 /  12.2   01  01:17
                          -56           471   1059 N3117.3 E12957.9 ...../.....

A1       JEDAI     238  FL360  000/000  471     50     21.2 /  13.0   06  01:23
                          -56           471   1009 N3046.5 E12912.1 ...../.....

A1       RUSAR     239  FL360  000/000  471     89     19.9 /  14.3   12  01:35
                          -56           471    919 N2951.9 E12750.2 ...../.....

A1       AKVAS     235  FL360  000/000  471     26     19.5 /  14.6   03  01:38
                          -56           471    894 N2935.2 E12727.9 ...../.....

A1       URUMA     237  FL360  000/000  471     59     18.7 /  15.5   08  01:46
                          -56           471    834 N2858.2 E12634.8 ...../.....

A1       SAPET     235  FL360  000/000  471     31     18.2 /  15.9   04  01:50
                          -56           471    803 N2838.2 E12607.9 ...../.....

A1       BULAN     236  FL360  000/000  471    146     16.1 /  18.0   18  02:08
-RCAA                     -56           471    657 N2705.5 E12400.0 ...../.....

A1       OSTAR     235  FL360  000/000  471     70     15.2 /  19.0   09  02:17
                          -56           471    586 N2619.9 E12300.0 ...../.....

A1       AISAR     234  FL360  000/000  471     36     14.6 /  19.5   05  02:22
                          -56           471    551 N2556.8 E12229.6 ...../.....

A1       DRAKE     233  FL360  000/000  471     30     14.2 /  19.9   04  02:26
                          -56           471    520 N2536.9 E12204.7 ...../.....

A1       ANNNA     233  FL360  000/000  471      4     14.2 /  20.0   00  02:26
                          -56           471    516 N2534.3 E12201.3 ...../.....

A1       APU       233  FL360  000/000  471     36     13.7 /  20.5   05  02:31
         ANBU TAIPEI      -56   112.50  471    480 N2510.6 E12131.3 ...../.....

A1       HLG       234  FL360  000/000  471     57     12.9 /  21.3   07  02:38
         HOULONG          -56   114.00  471    423 N2433.6 E12043.6 ...../.....

A1       SWORD     230  FL360  000/000  471     48     12.2 /  22.0   06  02:44
                          -56           471    375 N2400.2 E12005.7 ...../.....

A1       MKG       229  FL360  000/000  471     35     11.7 /  22.5   05  02:49
         MAGONG PENGHU I. -56   115.20  471    340 N2335.7 E11938.2 ...../.....

A1       KADLO     241  FL360  000/000  471     72     10.7 /  23.4   09  02:58
                          -56           471    268 N2257.3 E11832.5 ...../.....

A1       ANPOG     240  FL360  000/000  471     39     10.2 /  24.0   05  03:03
                          -56           471    230 N2236.3 E11757.3 ...../.....

A1       ELATO     240  FL360  000/000  471     30      9.7 /  24.4   04  03:07
-VHHK                     -56           471    200 N2220.0 E11730.0 ...../.....

         *TOD      272  FL360  000/000  471     73      8.7 /  25.4   09  03:16
                          -56           471    126 N2218.3 E11611.0 ...../.....

V521     MAGOG     271   *DES                   20      8.5 /  25.7   05  03:21
                                               106 N2217.8 E11549.5 ...../.....

V521     FISHA     271   *DES                   27      8.4 /  25.8   04  03:25
                                                79 N2217.0 E11520.2 ...../.....

V521     ABBEY     271   *DES                   23      8.3 /  25.8   03  03:28
                                                56 N2216.2 E11455.4 ...../.....

DCT      MUSEL     271   *DES                    8      8.3 /  25.9   02  03:30
                                                48 N2215.9 E11446.9 ...../.....

DCT      TAMAR     270   *DES                   15      8.2 /  26.0   02  03:32
                                                33 N2215.3 E11430.6 ...../.....

DCT      TD        270   *DES                   12      8.1 /  26.0   03  03:35
         TUNG LUNG              116.10          21 N2214.9 E11417.6 ...../.....

DCT      VHHH/25R  285     28                   21      8.0 /  26.2   05  03:40
         HONG KONG INTL                            N2219.3 E11355.8 ...../.....

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WIND INFORMATION - OBS N/A
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                             NO WIND DATA AVAILABLE                            


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END FLIGHTPLAN 00017  ANA602   J-2045   RJTT-VHHH   28JUN2014



(FPL-ANA602-IN
-B77W/H-SDE1FGHIJ1RWXYZ/LB1
-RJTT2050
-N0471F360 OPPAR2 JYOGA Y56 TOHME Y54 XMC V17 LABEL Y50 HKC A1 ELATO V521 ABBEY
 DCT MUSEL DCT TAMAR DCT TD DCT
-VHHH0340 ZGSZ
-PBN/A1B1C1D1L1O1S1 NAV/RNVD1E2A1 DOF/140628 REG/J2045
 EET/RCAA0208 VHHK0307 RVR/75 PER/D
-E/0448)


NOTAM BRIEFING - GENERATED 28 JUN 2014 20:26 UTC
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RJTT VHHH ZGSZ VMMC ZGGG ZGOW

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ORIGIN: RJTT/HND (TOKYO HANEDA INTL, JAPAN)                                    
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[CAN'T RETRIEVE NOTAMS FOR RJTT]
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DESTINATION: VHHH/HKG (HONG KONG INTL, HONGKONG)                               
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[CAN'T RETRIEVE NOTAMS FOR VHHH]
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ALTERNATE: ZGSZ/SZX (BAOAN, CHINA)                                             
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[CAN'T RETRIEVE NOTAMS FOR ZGSZ]
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ALTERNATE: VMMC/MFM (MACAO INTL, MACAU)                                        
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[CAN'T RETRIEVE NOTAMS FOR VMMC]
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ALTERNATE: ZGGG/CAN (BAIYUN, CHINA)                                            
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[CAN'T RETRIEVE NOTAMS FOR ZGGG]
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ALTERNATE: ZGOW/SWA (CHAOSHAN, CHINA)                                          
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[CAN'T RETRIEVE NOTAMS FOR ZGOW]


PACIFIC TRACK MESSAGE
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A3336/13 - (TDM TRK I 130811190001 
1308111900 1308120800 
AUDIA 35N130W 35N140W 34N150W 33N160W 32N170W 32N180E 32N170E 
31N160E 30N150E 29N140E BIXAK 
RTS/KLAX AUDIA 
BIXAK DELTA ONC 
RMK/ALTITUDE MAY BE RESTRICTED WHILE CROSSING ATS ROUTES 
TRK I ONLY AVAILABLE TO ACFT LANDING RCTP OR SOUTH 
). 11 AUG 19:00 2013 UNTIL 12 AUG 08:00 2013. CREATED: 11 AUG 01:02 2013
 

A3335/13 - (TDM TRK M 130811190001 
1308111900 1308120800 
KATCH HMPTN GRIZZ CJAYY 58N160W CHUUK OBOYD NATES NIKLL NYMPH 
NUZAN NIPPI 
RTS/KDFW UPR KATCH 
NIPPI R220 NANAC 
RMK/0). 11 AUG 19:00 2013 UNTIL 12 AUG 08:00 2013. CREATED: 11 AUG 01:02 2013
 

A3334/13 - (TDM TRK H 130811190001 
1308111900 1308120800 
ALCOA BUTEN BOSKE 37N140W 35N150W 34N160W 33N170W 32N180E 32N170E 
31N160E 30N150E 29N140E BIXAK 
RTS/KSFO ALCOA 
KLAX RZS LIBBO BRINY ALCOA 
BIXAK DELTA ONC 
RMK/TRK H ONLY AVAILABLE TO ACFT LANDING RCTP OR SOUTH 
). 11 AUG 19:00 2013 UNTIL 12 AUG 08:00 2013. CREATED: 11 AUG 01:01 2013
 

A3333/13 - (TDM TRK C 130811190001 
1308111900 1308120800 
KATCH HMPTN GRIZZ CJAYY 58N160W CHUUK OBOYD NATES NIKLL NYMPH 
NUZAN NIPPI 
RTS/CYVR V317 QQ YZT KATCH 
KSEA TOU FINGS KATCH 
KPDX TOU FINGS KATCH 
KSFO TOU FINGS KATCH 
KLAX TOU FINGS KATCH 
NIPPI R220 NANAC 
RMK/TRK ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR TRK C 
). 11 AUG 19:00 2013 UNTIL 12 AUG 08:00 2013. CREATED: 11 AUG 01:01 2013
 

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ZFW = 224.0

FUEL = 34.1

Reserves = Not sure what to put for this

OAT Temp for thrust limits = Not sure what to put for this based on looking at my flight plan

Flight Level = 360

Cost Index = Not sure what to put here (I'm flying Emirates 777-300ER if that makes a difference)

Flaps = Not sure what to use

 

Also where do I go into my FMC to enter the PAX weight and Cargo Weight? Or is that determined when i key in the ZFW?

This is what I enter for any 777 aircraft I fly. Are you using the PMDG 777 or the CS777 or the X-Plane 777, neither or all of the above?

Reserves should be no higher than 5.

OAT Temp - It's not simulated in FSX. Just leave blank.

Cost index - not simulated but I enter 100 sometimes 200 sometimes 50. There's a thread in the FSX Forum that discusses cost index values for real time flights and by airline.

Flaps - always 15. You can put 5, 15 or whatever.

PAX weight; cargo weight are keyed in with the ZFW.

 

I know you are trying to key in the information that is most accurate for a real world flight but if the info is not simulated in FSX/P3D/X-Plane, then I see no reason to waste time trying to collect all of this data and input it in your fmc.

 

Best regards,

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I am using X-Plane 10.30 with Flight Factor 777. So you're saying most of the stuff isn't simulated? Wish I knew this before I wasted money on buying expensive add-ons. Sigh. :(

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Most of the information you need is in the flight plan, some will be operational depending on the airport or company ops.

 

The ZFW is on the flight plan stated at 224. This is the weight that you enter in your FMC provided this is the weight you have loaded. The ZFW is exactly what it say, the weight of the aircraft including passengers and cargo without the fuel. You do not need to load cargo and passengers if you load the ZFW as it does not matter what you are carrying, just how much.

 

Your fuel is where it says 'release' which is just over 34.1 tonnes. I doubt that the ground crew would have loaded exactly that so check the aircraft tank level and enter that. This is used to calculate the V speeds. If you have more fuel then is planned then you will be heavy.

 

The reserve fuel is under 'Final Resv'. This is the the minimum amount of fuel that you are allowed to land with. Basically after loading, taxi to the runway, take off, climb, flight, holding and in case of weather, diversion to another airport, you should still land with this much in your tanks. If you enter this figure in flight then it's time to start shouting a the controller that you need to land urgently. On your flight plan it is 3.26 tonnes.

 

The OAT stands for outside temperature. in colder weather you need more power to take off and as such more fuel. If you have a long runway or a light aircraft, you can make the aircraft lower the power by entering a higher temp. This is an operational item that depends on the airline. You can either leave it blank or raise it up to about 50 degrees dependant on runway length.

 

Your flight level is FL360 as stated on your plan. If you ever have a plan with a step climb then it is always the first altitude that you enter, not including climbing restrictions.

 

The cost index again will depend on the airline, where you are going, the time of day and other factors. Sometimes it will tell you on the plan and say CI, yours does not however it does say fuel bias 100%. I do not know which planning software you use and whether it uses CI for fuel planning. The CI can be any number from 1 to 999, 1 being the slowest but less fuel, 999 being the fastest with more fuel. Normal ops I have seen on the net range from 20 to 50.

 

Flaps on a 777 can be set at either 5,15 or 20. the most common setting is 5, the higher settings can be used for shorter runways, heavier weight or to make it a bit more stable in bad weather.

 

Now I have spent all that time telling you that, I suggest you read the manual for the add-on you are flying and do any tutorial flights, because if you do not know how to loads weights then you have obviously just loaded it up and started to fly. Each aircraft is slightly different and the manuals, especially PMDG, will help a lot with all the systems that you will have to deal with as well as any extra features.

 

Hope that helps.

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Most of the information you need is in the flight plan, some will be operational depending on the airport or company ops.

Well stated as well as the rest of your comments. I found this all out when I got several Just Planes videos. Many of the airlines upload the data to the FMC. IMHO, these videos and tutorials are the best for learning how to fly the heavies. PMDG has a great tutorial that came with the product. I see, via Google, that there are some tutorials for the X-Plane 777 too. The 777 tutorials should work for any flight sim platform with very minor changes.

 

Best regards,

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