• Review: Flying Australia From Perfect Flight

    Flying Australia

    Publisher: Perfect Flight

    Review Author:
    Bill Stack

    Suggested Price:
    $18.80

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    Flying Australia by Perfect Flight

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    Perfect Flight's Flying Australia is a collection of 20 commercial airline missions and three commercial airliners for FSX. The package includes flight plans, timed step-by-step checklists, realistic procedures, a passenger entertainment system, aviation charts, and a utility program. Perfect Flight says these missions will "elevate your flight simulation experience to a whole new level of immersion . . ."

    The Missions

    The 20 missions involve 19 airports. Most missions are within the Australian continent, some are to or from islands off the continental coastline, and one is from Australia to New Zealand. Flight distances range from 239 to 1,781 nautical miles, and durations range from 40 minutes to 3 hours and 50 minutes.

    Perfect Flight classifies all 20 missions as "expert" presumably because they involve fundamentally complicated jetliner flights. The number of pilot duties and the lengths of most missions are additional factors.

    I organized the following tables according to flight durations. They show that 10 missions are shorter than 1,000 nautical miles and 10 are longer than 1,000 nm.

    SHORTER THAN 1,000 NAUTICAL MILES
    By Distance
    Departure Destination Distance (NM) Duration Aircraft
    Coffs Harbor Sydney1 239 0:40 Boeing 737-800
    Broome Intl Port Hedland Intl 252 0:45 Boeing 737-800
    Ballina Sydney1 331 0:50 Boeing 737-800
    Williamtown2 Brisbane Intl 335 0:55 Airbus A321
    Brisbane Intl Hamilton Island 482 1:10 Boeing 737-800
    Canberra Hobart 504 1:15 Boeing 737-800
    Sydney1 Launceston 528 1:15 Airbus A321
    Adelaide Intl Sydney1 632 1:25 Boeing 747-400
    Melbourne Intl Gold Coast 721 1:40 Airbus A321
    Hamilton Island Sydney1 844 1:55 Boeing 737-800
    Notes:
    1. Sydney is "Sidney Kingsford Smith International Airport."
    2. Williamtown Military was renamed to "Newcastle Airport" after FSX was released.

    Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is the most frequently used airport among these 20 missions with two beginning and five ending there. Two missions begin in Adelaide and two end in Adelaide. Two begin in Darwin and one ends in Darwin. Three begin in Perth, but none end there.

    LONGER THAN 1,000 NM
    By Distance
    Departure Destination Distance (NM) Duration Aircraft
    Sydney1 Cairns Intl 1,152 2:20 Boeing 747-400
    Cairns Intl Adelaide Intl 1,285 2:40 Boeing 747-400
    Gold Coast Christchurch Intl NZ 1,298 2:50 Airbus A321
    Adelaide Intl Broome Intl 1,357 2:55 Boeing 737-800
    Cairns Intl Melbourne Intl 1,362 2:55 Airbus A321
    Perth Intl Darwin Intl 1,448 2:55 Boeing 747-400
    Darwin Intl Adelaide Intl 1,464 2:55 Boeing 747-400
    Darwin Intl Brisbane Intl 1,554 3:30 Airbus A321
    Perth Intl Cocos Keeling Intl 1,596 3:30 Boeing 737-800
    Perth Intl Sydney1 1,781 3:50 Airbus A321
    Notes:
    1. Sydney is "Sidney Kingsford Smith International Airport."

    1 Comment
    1. sparky347's Avatar
      sparky347 -
      What I want to know. In the writeup it says you will receive rewards for a successful completion of the mission
      Quote ' You will receive rewards "
      I got stuck with another of Perfect flights mission pack that said this also. I believe it was the US Airways one.
      After flying a mission ,completing it I found out that statement to be false.
      So.... Is there rewards in this one or isn't there. And if not why does Perfect Flight say it? Maybe Perfect Flight isn't so "Perfect"
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