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kianok First Officer

Sorry for the dumb question but i have just flown from Sydney (oz!!) to Manchester in the default 747. I didn't think that was possible in the real world???

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Do you have unlimited fuel checked yes. That'll do it.

Radar

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kianok First Officer

no.... and ive just done a quick calculation using fs passengers and at 35000ft at mch 8 it recons i could fly for 37 hours???

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Tailhook Chief Captain

kianok wrote:

no.... and ive just done a quick calculation using fs passengers and at 35000ft at mch 8 it recons i could fly for 37 hours???

I'm told that FSpax gets the facts wrong at times. If you use an external calculator, this might help Arrow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747#Technical_data

Max. fuel/Range, fully loaded 20.3 litres/km 17.0 litres/km 15.4 litres/km

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jarred_01 Chief Captain

kianok wrote:

Sorry for the dumb question but i have just flown from Sydney (oz!!) to Manchester in the default 747. I didn't think that was possible in the real world???

I believe the 777-300 LR can get from Sydney to London non stop with extra fuel tanks, (possibly not attempted yet) however it is not a route in real life (yet). So no, the 747 will definitely not. Wink

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Jared Captain

Ah Jarred,I think you mean the 777 200 LR.

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kianok First Officer

Sorry to keep going on but is it impossible for a 747 to fly that distance or is it that its just not done in the real world?

Just seems strange that in FS it easily covers that distance (without unlimited fuel!) Wink

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Sydney, Australia (YSSY) to London,England [Gatwick] (EGKK)

9189 nm 20 hrs. @460 KTAS(.8 Mach) @ FL350

Range:
Boeing 747-400 7260 nm
Boeing 747-400ER 7667 nm
Boeing 747-800 8000 nm
Boeing 777-300 5955 nm
Boeing 777-300ER 7880 nm

Great Circle Mapper
http://gc.kls2.com/

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/index.html
Smile

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Ed Reagle (edr1073) First Officer

I guess that since you are at 35000 and are traveling at .80 mach you could glide into Gatwick????

Rolling Eyes

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Just showing Kianok that it's too far of a flight.
Very Happy LOL Can't glide for 2000 miles.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

CRJCapt wrote:

Very Happy LOL Can't glide for 2000 miles.

Theres a first time for everything Wink

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