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I thought someone was saying month or so ago that we should have a 747v3 group flight when it's released. I don't know where the thread goes however.

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Mine will probably be a short hop just to take it for a spin to see how it handles by hand.  Taking off from Lihue (PHLI) in sunny conditions and doing a few turns around the Island experimenting with the handling will be fun.  Then flying approximately 110 degrees coming in for a nice long approach to Honolulu (PHNL) RWY 80L only about 25 min away.

 

Certainly not a flight where I'll learn the FMC and bells and whistles, or follow regulations, etc. (please don't bust my balls die-hards) but hey- it's the first flight and I want to get the lady right into the air.  I best most of us won't be able to resist the urge to simply gun-it-and-go for that first flight.

 

Once I get that out of my system, I look forward to going through the tutorial and savoring every minute of it.

 

Mark Trainer

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it will be local flights. just to get used to the aircraft before going to long haul. so EGKK - LFPG or EGLL - LFPG. those two are my testing routes. not too far, but i get enough time to sort the aircraft out properly.

 

when im used to flying her, my proper routes will be EGLL - KPHX - EGLL as BAW289 (to PHX) and BAW288 (to LHR).

 

James Fakeri

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Whatever the tutorial flight is, if it comes with one. That will happen after a few quality hours with the manuals first though :wink:

 

Glenn Davy

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Test flights at KPAE, and between KBFI, then delivery to KLAS. Ill most likely  flying around with BBJ colors on Pilotedge.

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Would seem appropriate that everyone pick up their keys (and yes they give us keys) and boxed lunches at the delivery centre and then on to your head office locations.

 

I myself will be taking it from Seattle to Montreal with the customary low pass over the field to celebrate the arrival of a new aircraft type - well re-entry in to service for AC

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The tutorial is KDEN-KSFO, so I suspect that might be a lot of people's first.  :smile:

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I'll do some circuits in ELLX and then try ELLX LIMC ELLX as a test flight to see if my sim agrees with the 747 :) If everything checks out, I'll fly cargolux routes around the world and I'm also planning on doing the cargo tour by Ivao North American Region, but this one using the Atlas Air livery.

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probably a simple flight around hong kong harbor, leaving vhhh looping around a few times at around 1000 msl, then taking the igl 13 into flytampa kai tek vhhx! cant wait for the big beautiful queen of the skys!

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KMIA-SBKP 744F ATLAS 


Do you know about any decent scenery for SBKP for P3D please?
 

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The tutorial is KDEN-KSFO, so I suspect that might be a lot of people's first.  :smile:

 

Sounds good...two of my favorite airports. ;)

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Probably just various random flights to get a feel for the aircraft and systems. Once I feel proficient in an add on I choose an airline to "fly" for. Not sure yet in the case of the 744. But it'll probably end up either KLM or Lufthansa. And the first official flight, meaning an actual scheduled departure time, fully planned out flight, and the clock started on service based failures, is a delivery flight to the airlines base

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The tutorial is KDEN-KSFO, so I suspect that might be a lot of people's first.  :smile:

 

I'm gonna wing it and see where I get to...  I'll try YBBN-YSSY for a start even though I dont know that much about the 747 but, I will use my knowledge of the other Boeings (because, if you know how to fly a 757, you can fly a 767 or even a 777 with minimal challenge - heck for that matter a 744 isn't too far off from the 757, 767 and 777 - just two extra engines and a few more systems!) and combine that together with watching a few youtube videos of the plane being started up and see where I end up! :)

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Hey all,
I would love to have a group/topic discussion of routes. Because for me, I would like to fly into/out of small airports(most because better performance/VAS in simulator). And right now I don't know any routes that 777 and/or 747 operates between small airports. Most of the routes are between 2 large airports or large airport to small airport and back.

If there are any please let me know. Thank you!

Cheers!
Hoang Le

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Hey all,

I would love to have a group/topic discussion of routes. Because for me, I would like to fly into/out of small airports(most because better performance/VAS in simulator). And right now I don't know any routes that 777 and/or 747 operates between small airports. Most of the routes are between 2 large airports or large airport to small airport and back.

If there are any please let me know. Thank you!

Cheers!

Hoang Le

Atlas Air operates in and out of smaller airports due to their charter business. I know they fly from Okinawa, JP to Osan, KR. The only problem is in P3D both airport doesn't have gates

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