(continued from title) help.
First a little background info-
I used to only be able to fly from Meigs to O'harre, and back then I thought
that you dialed in the radial number into your course selector, lol. And I was
only able to make the flight with Cessnas and downloaded Mooneys.
Then I stumbeled across one of the VOR 'how tos' and I tried the flight (it wasthe one where you take off from wings field and land in New Jersey.)
And I made it in my mooney. Well before I couldn't go from 1 VOR to another.
And this flight a while back got me on the right track, and gave me enough
confidence to try it. So I tried my own flight using ACS-GPS (awesome guage
BTW, I highly recommend it- it's like a universal DME) and FSNAV. And I flew ina Mooney from Louisville's Bowman field to Lexington's Blue Grass (both in KY).About a 60-70 mile hop. And I made it. Then I tried a 120 mile hop from
Columbia to Grand Strand (both in S.C.) and I made it too. So then I bit a
bigger piece out of the apple and flew from Columbia, S.C. to Birmingham,
AL....................in a downloaded Delta Airlines MD-88 :-) a 282 mile hop
according to the GPS. I got there, made believe that the ATC wanted me to fly aholding pattern- made 4 big circles in about 40 minutes, then landed (the firsttime I'd ever landed ANY kind of heavy). However I have some questions-
First off I have no idea what the average/proper speed is to maintain during
the cruisng part of flight. In the MD-88 I maintained 270 knots. So can you
guys give me the average cruise speeds of the 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757,
767, 777, A320, MD-83, TU-154, Dash 8, and MD-88 based on the length of the
flight (cross country, cross ocean, short state to state hop).
And can some of you maybe recommend some American heavys for me to download? I
don't mean American Airlines the Airline, I mean American Airlines as in
airlines of America. Cause I'm still flying around in the U.S. And it'd be kindof wierd to have Air France or Aeroflot flying from Miami to Raleigh, etc. Wellthank you for your time. And a thanks to John Hefcheck for his article that gotHi !me flying. However, I didn't really follow his requirements for the flight.
lol. I flew the Mooney instead of the Cessna and downloaded FS Nav instead of
Nav 1.8. Cause there wasn't anything there once I opened it. But thanx for the
tutorial, it really helped.
Glad to see someone so enthusiastic ! The average cruise speeds are available
in many reference books, and you could do worse than check out the home sites
of the manufacturers like Boeing etc. Bear in mind that most literature quotes
True Air Speed rather than Indicated Air Speed.
As for the American Heavies, just try searching for 747, 757, 767 etc, under
FS98 Aircraft. There are tons to chose from, and most of the more recent ones
will come with moving parts etc. and should pose no problems. Alternatively, do
a search for Delta, American, American West etc. or whichever company you're