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OK - I am getting bored flying the 777 already.  Does anyone have any crazy challenges in the 777 we can try?

 

One thing I did was try a take off and land on the same runway via a 360 go around in the shortest time (no wind). I got it down to 2 min 29 secs.  From start to roll to full stop.

 

Post any cool stuff we can try.

 

 

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Failures.

 

Always made it to a runway except today, I put random fails at 50/10h and had massive engine problems until they both failed 30 seconds apart on approach, had to land in a field and managed it to be not that bad.

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Try and fly it by the book, learn the normal/non-normal procedures, the PMDG 777 simulation provides you the ability to do this. It doesn't sound fun, but it's purpose is not a game.

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Fly on the NATS with ATC and have them give u a track and level change...and then get the books our and figure all of your fuel and time out.

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Plan and do a flight in the 300ER from OMDB to KLAX, with a full plane load of passengers and find a way to bring no less than 50,000lbs of time critical cargo

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Go to Boeing's YouTube channel (or Airbus) and see their videos on the various flight test campaign items. Recreate these certification tests, it's fun. I also like to test the flight envelope protection systems; you can also try turning off the flight computers and do some approaches and procedures to see how dependent you get on them.

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Take a flight to the Maldives using Emirates or Maybe Maurituis the country. I loved the approach but I am using FTX Global

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Turn off your FMC and VOR's and practice current vectors. Only thing you really need is a compass and KIAS. EX. Going from point A to point B shows a track of 176 degrees M at a distance of 250NM. Look at your wind info on your weather engine for the altitude you'll be flying. As an ex., if the wind is blowing 210 at 35 knots, what is your course to steer and ETA to make it to point B? Factor in a descent forecast( 3 to 1 rule?) as a basis. See how close you can get. No boredom here.

 

Cheers,

Brian

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Hopefully an Emergency 777 edition comes out like the Emergency NGX. In the mean time try a little bush flying in Alaska with the 777 ;)

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A takeoff at MTOW - the T7 feels like a completely different plane then.

 

Or, as has been mentioned already, testing the flight envelope protections, do certification tests, or even do aerobatics with the FBW turned off.

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Fly the River Visual to Runway 19 at DCA.

 

...or if you have split throttles, fail your HYD and try to get by using engines alone as flight controls.

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Fly the River Visual to Runway 19 at DCA.

 

Absolutely georgeous....also looking at it from below.

Awesome how one after the other flies over you at the Key Bridge!

 

Greetings from Georgetown ;-)

OK - I am getting bored flying the 777 already.  Does anyone have any crazy challenges in the 777 we can try?

 

One thing I did was try a take off and land on the same runway via a 360 go around in the shortest time (no wind). I got it down to 2 min 29 secs.  From start to roll to full stop.

 

Post any cool stuff we can try.

I think it is going to take a shooter game to excite you!

 

But if you have not tried yet.

LOWI and LOWS in Austria are pretty cool.

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Fly the River Visual to Runway 19 at DCA.

 

...or if you have split throttles, fail your HYD and try to get by using engines alone as flight controls.

You'll still have elevator trim to cheat with...

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Absolutely georgeous....also looking at it from below.
Awesome how one after the other flies over you at the Key Bridge!

Greetings from Georgetown ;-)

 

You're in Georgetown?  I ride my bike by there a bunch, actually.  Crossing the 14th street bridge is kinda cool, but I always have to catch myself and remind myself that I'm still trying to drive, or point my bike in the right direction.  Ha ha...

 

There's a nice place to do some spotting on the old remnants of the Aqueduct Bridge (right next to the key bridge, overlooking the Potomac Boat Club).  Otherwise, I'm at Gravelly Point Park.


You'll still have elevator trim to cheat with...

 

True.  Still, it's quite the task to accomplish.  I ended up fighting a system for quite a while, until I realized why my turns were so nasty, so I killed it (only vaguely referring to it just in case someone wants to try it themselves without the answer being obvious).  Worked out nicely in the end.

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Every time I drive across the Key bridge my wife tells me, "keep your eyes on the road, we are swerving"

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You're in Georgetown?  

Yes, well was.....24 hours layover......on my way to KIAD in 10min.

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Land at SABA airport.

 

:lol:  Now that's at least a thrill! (RWY length 1300ft/396m) Well, landing is "impossible" but a nice "one main gear touch (down)" ¡w/o autobrake/speedbrake! should be possible...

I wanted to try my "new" FTX global vector+base on different locations anyway. I think the caribbeans are "O.K." for that  :wub:  .

So tonight on the program:

Departure TNCM (Princess Juliana Intl), MC 209 D24.4="SABA" (not TNCS in FSX).

Try some approaches into RWY30 (right main gear touch, right turn out...)

After that landing in TFFR (Guadeloupe) ILS11. (MC 144 D127.5)

I think we have some green lemons, Ginger Ale and brown sugar in the kitchen for a nice "Ipanema" on ice...  B)

 

O.K. folks. "TIME TO ALIGN 5:01". From the kitchen back to the FLT deck and ready to roll for an APU TO PACK T/O!

 

Have a nice trip!

Claus

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Fly the thing under the Golden Gate Bridge at 300 knots.

 

I did it in the NGX once; I'm not sure if the 777 fits. But hey, YOLO right?  :lol:

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Well, landing is "impossible" but a nice "one main gear touch (down)" ¡w/o autobrake/speedbrake! should be possible...

BTW: apart from the two trees at the end of SABA RWY30 and the TAIL STRIKE on the first approach, everything worked out fine.  :blink:  (T7F, Payload 0%, 10t fuel.)

The caribbeans are a beautiful area to fly, sunset in Guadeloupe and the "Ipanema" were a great joy, too...  B)

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I have taken the Air NZ 77L onto the ice runway at McMurdo. That was fun, considering it is not in the FMS.

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