I am using the A319 to fly into Key West (KEYW). When I takeoff from KEYW, should I have my takeoff flaps be 2 or 3 and what speed should I rotate?
I recommend using a app to calculate that. Sim breed should help. Also depend on runway length and weight. Simbrief can help you with calculating speeds and everything. It also helps with route. ;)
Use this to calculate V1 Vr and V2.
You probably won’t need flaps 3, unless the runway is extremely short.
I tend to use this guideline:
If runway is over 10000ft long - Takeoff flap 1 always
If runway is below this and you are over MLW use flap 2 or 3. In IF, you have to make the decision using your own judgement, bur those might help you a bit:)
Thank you for your help!
I wouldn’t use anything above flaps 2 for takeoff, flaps 3 is usually reserved for landing.
If you think flaps 2 isn’t going to get you off the runway, try increasing your N1 thrust %.
@DimitriB no no no. Simbrief will give you a flap setting! Almost 90% 1+F
Talking with my friends at B6… F3 is usually places like TNCM where there’s shorter runways and obstacle clearance-it gets you up and away faster.
F3 landings are usually used when it’s windy/gusty and there’s a chance for windshear necessitating a go around.
Cool, you learn something new everyday.
Now that I’m reading more about it, flaps 3 seem to be used when there are large obstacles in the flight path.
but there is no 1+F in game so would that be two.
Let me rephrase,
any runway above 12000ft use F1 only as that is the procedure at heathrow
In the A320 in infinite flight Flap 1 IS Flap 1+F
Flap 2 is just that-flap 2. I don’t know why she switched it-but it happened ages ago. Hopefully they’ll tune it back up when they get around to it.
I’ll need to start using simbrief instead of fpltoif
Yes you should. Only the JBU OFP has V speeds tho keep that in mind.
FlightAware route lookup->Simbrief->Generate Plan->FPLtoIF Classic
You can generate the flight in simbrief and then paste the .xml link into fpltoif - i’ll be honest i don’t know the exact difference between the two methods but might be worth a look?
Thank you everyone’s help, this was very helpful!
Sorry, the only thing I will add is in Simbrief you can create a ‘custom airframe’ to match the aircraft weights etc that are in Infinite Flight 👍
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