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How do I calculate fuel for a flight in a 737? And how Do I know how much to put in each tank?..And this includes a 100 mile alternate airport.

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Dorianee wrote:

How do I calculate fuel for a flight in a 737? And how Do I know how much to put in each tank?..And this includes a 100 mile alternate airport.

Well the FS2004 flight planner does give a rough guide to fuel amounts.
I use that plus a 10% margin (approx). After creating the flight there is a button at the bottom that will show you the breakdown of the flight, including time, and fuel amounts needed.

I rarely fly anything with a 100% fuel tank. Well with each tank, I do not put any specific amount, but I do keep it balanced (equal amounts in each).

Hope this helps a little. Or have a search here or on avsim, there will be third party software progs that will work out fuel loads for you.

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thanx

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