I really think we will need this so we don’t screw up our flights by flying with an aircraft that doesn’t have enough fuel to get to the designated destination.
GENUS absolute GENUS
That would be great, even though range is something very flexible. In my opinion, this feature wouldn’t work unless they show the maximum range given a configuration (passengers and cargo).
Imagine some guy checking the maximum range in the menu, then flying with Max cargo and passengers (below MTOW of course). There would be a lot of newbies saying “I ran out of fuel, but I was far from my maximum range”.
It would be a huge plus if this feature would also integrate a range map based on the selected airfield. Something like this:
That would be because of poor planning on their end.
I really don’t think this is necessary. Honestly, just eyeball it. You wanna fly 6 hours on a 737? That’s risky, but you could do it. You wanna go LHR-LAX with your A319? Don’t. Again, just eyeball it.
I’ll let my passenger’s know that I eyeballed the amount of fuel we need for our flight. Sounds like a well thought out solution.
Fuel and range are 2 different things.
You can’t get anywhere without fuel. And without fuel, you have no range. 😉 I agree with you, they are two completely different things, but one needs the other.
Range is how much the aircraft can fly. You calculate the fuel you need for your flight assuming that you have the range.
Not going to argue this any further, but I will say it is never the right decision to assume in the world of aviation. You either know, or you don’t know. You either go or don’t go. ✈️
I’m out of votes but I vote for this. Not a bad idea!
@DeerCrusher CRUSHING it tonight. This is a great feature. Simple yet it would help a lot with planning.
This was worth removing my vote for a previous feature request
Implement this to this feature request and we have a winner.
I had to remove a vote for this. This can also help when someone is trying to fly, for example, a Cessna 208 from LAX to Sydney! Lol!
I can totally see someone trying to fly a smaller aircraft a distance it’s not meant to fly.
Cessnas flying from Dubai to Auckland…you’d think they could carry the fuel tank of an A380 right?
Anyway, I forgot who said this, where or even when (I think it was Laura), aircraft will have their individual ranges based on the amount of fuel you’re using.
Random note im going to try to fly from auckland to london derict with a 777-200LR full tanks no passengers/cargo
I was thinking of something like this: