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Pmdg 737 ngx flight time

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Hello avsim-users,

 

Today I was flying a flight from Brussels To Ibiza in the pmdg 737 ngx of Jetairfly. I watched the progress page: flight time 2h00, then I watched jetairfly.com: flight time 2h45. How can I get a real flight time?

 

Regards, 

Jetairfly737

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One appears to be off a few minutes.  I would use the PMDG.  Why would you be concerned about flight time in a simulator? 

 

Best regards,

Jim

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There are many factors which can affect the flight time. Were the weather conditions exactly the same, was the aircraft carrying exactly the same payload, was the routing exactly the same? A 45 min difference isn't huge taking into account these factors.

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As Tom said, weather and routings make a big difference and the airline scheduled time is often much greater than the actual 'en route' time to allow for longer routings, weather, taxi delays etc.

 

Also bear in mind that FSX can be slightly screwy when it comes to time. A minute in real life isn't always exactly one minute in the sim, plus there are a ton of issues around time zones and daylight saving times around the globe. It's really no big deal. 

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The problem can be that they are flying at a very low cruising speed for a 737-800/737-700: 820 km/h (slower then ryanair) (mach 0.67!!!). I will try to fly with this speed next time... I was flying at mach 0.78. Another factor is that my approaches and descents are calculated by myself, I don't use ATC. (I normally chose the chortest star and a chort approach... + I was flying with the wind...

There are many factors which can affect the flight time. Were the weather conditions exactly the same, was the aircraft carrying exactly the same payload, was the routing exactly the same? A 45 min difference isn't huge taking into account these factors.

I was flying with the wind but with fully loaded payload :)

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I wonder if frame rates would in any way affect the the relationship to real time.

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Airlines tend to stretch out their schedules to take into account various delays pre departure (taxiing, late PAX, small tech faults, ATC, enroute holding) so that fewer flights arrive late.

 

if everything goes perfectly (as it often does in FS), you arrive early. Happens in real life too, albeit very rarely

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