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Where is everyone flying their 747-8’s?

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I really enjoy the 747-8, but I’ve found myself flying other aircraft as I often struggle with finding good destinations suitable for her long legs.  I typically fly passenger flights with the United livery (UVA Member).  I’m wondering if it’s cause I lack a good variety of scenery for overseas destinations?  EGLL, PHNL, and OMDB are my only really good overseas sceneries.

So, any suggestions? Where is everyone flying? Good sceneries to purchase? Help me spend more time in the -8! 

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for cargo in Europe you see them at quite a lot of airports such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and many more.

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Just now, ph-cxz said:

for cargo in Europe you see them at quite a lot of airports such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and many more.

I’ve flown cargo occasionally using the Atlas livery (USAF 747 operators do their sim training with Atlas) but prefer passenger flights.  I’ve typically been simming the -8 as a replacement for the now retired UAL 400’s.  

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Currently flying out of KSFO (Flightbeam) to PANC for UPS. Tried EDDF to KORD but ended on touchdown with an OOM😡! Never had a problem with the -400. Hopefully the upcoming update will free up some VAS, otherwise I might have to look into P3D. All of the Flightbeam airports I have work very well with my rig (I7-4790K, GTX970, 16gb) on FSX boxed.

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I find myself usually flying the 400. I only do atlas/polar stuff but the -8 routes are rather routine and dull. 😅

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UPS has a couple of -8 circuits that I've flown.  KSDF OMDB ZGSZ PANC KSDF  is a nice round the world trip.  I also like their KSDF PHNL VHHH PANC KSDF circuit.

I pretty much have stuck to trash haulers with my -8 flights.  As Jeffery mentioned, there are some Atlas flights you can add to the mix such as KHSV SCEL, or KHSV EDFH.

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HSV-QRO-MEX-GDL-HSV  is a fun one with some interesting approaches. More fun with the sim than doing it all night in the real world. 😅

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Lufthansa got some nice -8 routes out of FRA:

Bengalore    LH754
Boston         LH422
Buenos Aires   LH510
Chicago       LH430    LH432
Johannesburg
Washington 
Mexico City    LH498
Sao Paulo     LH506
Tokyo Haneda    LH716
Los Angeles   LH450
New York JFK    LH404
New York EWR    LH402
Rio de Janeiro     LH500

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One of the trips I have flown and duplicated in P3D is KSPS-ETAR-OAIX-PGUA-PHIK-KSUU.  

Grace and Peace, 

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6 hours ago, downscc said:

UPS has a couple of -8 circuits that I've flown.  KSDF OMDB ZGSZ PANC KSDF  is a nice round the world trip.  I also like their KSDF PHNL VHHH PANC KSDF circuit.

I also enjoy these cargo routes Dan has been doing, plus I add a pax routing now and then with Lufthansa DLH418/419 between KIAD and EDDF.  All very nice flights in the -8.

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Looking back at my PMDG Global Flight Operations history for 748s, all over the place, and mostly Lufthansa and PMDG House stuff.

03NOV18 - KPHX-KATL - Fictional Boeing Sunrise (N6067E)
28OCT18 - KJFK-EDDF - DLH401 (D-ABYA)
26AUG18 - ESSA-KLAX - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
25AUG18 - VHHH-ESSA - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
23AUG18 - YSSY-VHHH - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
23AUG18 - KLAX-YSSY - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
22AUG18 - KIAD-KLAX - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
18AUG18 - KBUF-KIAD - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
13AUG18 - EHAM-KJFK - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
12AUG18 - KATL-EHAM - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
11AUG18 - KIAD-EDDF - DLH418 (D-ABYT)
04AUG18 - KLAX-YSSY - PMDG Livery (N748PF)
04AUG18 - KPAE-KLAX - PMDG Livery (N748PF)
03AUG18 - EDDF-KIAD - DLH418 (D-ABYT)
24JUL18 - KIAD-KATL - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
22JUL18 - KLAS-KIAD - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
22JUL18 - KLAX-KLAS - PMDG Livery (N748PM)
15JUL18 - KLAX-EDDF - DLH451 (D-ABYT)
14JUL18 - EDDF-KLAX - DLH450 (D-ABYT)
06JUL18 - KLAX-EDDF - DLH451 (D-ABYT)
06JUL18 - EDDF-KLAX - DLH450 (D-ABYT)
03JUL18 - KBWI-EDDF - DLH8703 (D-ABYT)
02JUL18 - KDEN-KBWI - DLH8702 (D-ABYT)
 

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On 12/24/2018 at 11:33 PM, Emi said:

Lufthansa got some nice -8 routes out of FRA:

Bengalore    LH754
Boston         LH422
Buenos Aires   LH510
Chicago       LH430    LH432
Johannesburg
Washington 
Mexico City    LH498
Sao Paulo     LH506
Tokyo Haneda    LH716
Los Angeles   LH450
New York JFK    LH404
New York EWR    LH402
Rio de Janeiro     LH500

If there where good addon airports for those destinations it would be even nicer 😄 The AS EDDF version is beautiful though.

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On 12/24/2018 at 6:21 PM, Jason_Peters said:

I really enjoy the 747-8, but I’ve found myself flying other aircraft as I often struggle with finding good destinations suitable for her long legs.  I typically fly passenger flights with the United livery (UVA Member).  I’m wondering if it’s cause I lack a good variety of scenery for overseas destinations?  EGLL, PHNL, and OMDB are my only really good overseas sceneries.

So, any suggestions? Where is everyone flying? Good sceneries to purchase? Help me spend more time in the -8! 

ORBX ESSA.

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Found this on flightradar 24

Korean Air Cargo: RKSI-PANC-KORD-CYYZ- PANC- RKSI

Cathay Pacific Cargo: VHHH- PANC-KLCK- KORD- PANC- VHHH

Kind Regards,

Zsolt

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