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Guest Gordius

I guess by now you will have seen the news that the 777 LR has taken off on a 23 hour record breaking flight. I wonder if PSS timed their release for that .Perfect flight though don't you think? I'm certainly up for it, shame it has already taken off and that I am busy on the Kings Cup Race this weekend (not that I have been shopping to PSS yet either :-) ). Not to mention my attempt to fly Concorde RTW in a little over 24 hours in two weeks time (glutton for punishment, I know).So. Who wants to give it a try? Anyone have the exact route? Thought I would go for it in about 3 or 4 weeks once I have got used the new 777.Andrew BrownRoaring Thirtieshttp://www.gordiusfs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/192029.png

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Guest ThrottleUp

Ouch! 23hrs! Hats off to the crew. I could never do that no matter how wonderful the airplane. Probably why Im destined never to be a long-haul airline pilot hee hee. But still...very impressive!

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I reckon that the flight is a bit of a con really -- sure, the aircraft will fly 12500 miles , but with only 35 passengers. If they really want to show what the a/c can do , it should have a full load - lets see how far it can fly then!Barry

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Guest lamont

>I reckon that the flight is a bit of a con really -- sure,>the aircraft will fly 12500 miles , but with only 35>passengers. If they really want to show what the a/c can do ,>it should have a full load - lets see how far it can fly>then!>>BarryNot really a con, they're out to set a world record. No one, including Boeing, is saying that this is the norm. However, at 9000 nm and change they will be able to connect a lot of cities not done before.

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Guest jasonwinn

Does anyone have any links of where to track this flight?

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Guest FattyBear

I'm sure something within 23 hours of flying the PSS 777 something will go wrong and you'll have to start over.

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Guest garwig

You couldn't replicate this with just any 777, you would need a -200LR, wouldn't you?? (assuming fuel consumption is accurate)

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>Ouch! 23hrs! Hats off to the crew. You mean crewS. I'm sure things are nice and comfy for the relief crew on board.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile


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>You couldn't replicate this with just any 777, you would need>a -200LR, wouldn't you?? (assuming fuel consumption is>accurate)Absolutely. The PSS 777 includes a 200LR thats what made me thing of it. I wonder if like me when setting out on a 24 hour flight they are, after 9 hours wishing they hadn't started :-)Out of interest does anyone else here ever fly such flights? My longest at one stretch was four days in a Beaver from New Guinea to Alaska. Slept for 3 or 4 hours a few times. Last period of flight exactly 24 hours. Always looking for a challenge which is what made me sit up and take a look when i saw it on the AVSIM homepage.Andrew BrownRoaring Thirtieshttp://www.gordiusfs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/192029.png

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They're trying to beat Airbus to the punch, before they can do the same with their A-380! If the succeed it would make it harder for Airbus to surpass, and would be a major PR coup. The danger is if they are unsuccessful, for any reason, such as unexpected headwinds etc... Airbus will never let them hear the end of it!!


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>They're trying to beat Airbus to the punch, before they can>do the same with their A-380! If the succeed it would make it>harder for Airbus to surpass, and would be a major PR coup.>The danger is if they are unsuccessful, for any reason, such>as unexpected headwinds etc... Airbus will never let them hear>the end of it!!I'm sure you're right. However, Boeing will shoot right back the fact that their a/c doesn't require a major airport overhaul to accomodate it.

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Guest Gordius

>I'm sure something within 23 hours of flying the PSS 777>something will go wrong and you'll have to start over. LOL. Hmmm maybe I better rename my flight as the 46 hour flight :-)Andrew BrownRoaring Thirtieshttp://www.gordiusfs.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/192029.png

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>They're trying to beat Airbus to the punch, before they can>do the same with their A-380! No, Airbus A380 can't fly that far (not even close) so it won't attempt to beat the record.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpghttp://www.hifisim.com/images/asv_beta_member.jpg


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Guest AlvinS

I work at Boeing in St. Louis, and the company web said that there would be 3 crews onboard. Still thats a long time in the air. I fly business from St. Louis to Korea occasionally and that trip wears me out, and I am not flying the plane. :)It would be fun to try and duplicate the flight in FS2004.

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