Few Questions

Pro Member First Officer
Jamie Robson (Jamier) First Officer

Ok guys got a few questions.

When im flying a Airbus A320/A321 or Boeing 737/757 what should my V1, rotate and V2 speeds be?

Do the speeds vary on the amoutn of fuel im carrying and passengers? (Using FS Passengers)

How do i know how much fuel to carry?

How do i know how long it will take to get to a destination?

Hope this isnt to much trouble.

Thanks in advance,


3 Responses

Pro Member Chief Captain
RadarMan Chief Captain

This is an answer from 99jolegg

Hey Jamie,

First off, ignore the guest, he/she will learn to get a life soon

1) Your V speeds will differ every time you fly due to weather conditions and weight etc. Around 150 KIAS is roughly average though for the aircraft you are talking about, but as I said, it will vary.

2) Yep

3) Look at the FS flightplan, it will tell you how much fuel you will need, but add a bit more on, because I normally find I don't have enough just with FS flightplanner.

4) Again, look at your flightplan and see how long your flight will take. Otherwise, use the formula Time = Distance / Speed. Alternatively, look at the GPS, if your flightplan is in the GPS system because it will tell you how long to go until your next waypoint.

Hope it helps

Pro Member First Officer
Jamie Robson (Jamier) First Officer

thanks for the help 🙂


In the PMDG 737/747, the FMC automatically works out the V1, V2 and VR speeds for you once you enter the takeoff weight and flap settings for you want.

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