I’m just wondering how far out of the destination airport I should be at 10,000 ft. Usually, I do 50 nm but that always ends up being too low. Does anyone know what distance works best to be at 10k ft?
I’m passing by 10000 feet at around 40nm
Normally between 30-45nm (35-40 on average) is the right range to be at FL100/10000ft
That does highly depend on the airport’s elevation.
I always go by the minutes and 10000 AGL should be passed with ETA 6-7 minutes for a relaxed approach.
Im usually at 10000ft AGL once I pass 50nm then continue descending at -900fpm and arrive at 3000ft AGL on final.
It depends also on airport elevation. Sometimes 40NM is good distance and sometimes 25/30NM can be enough.
I descend in an other way. Suppose I’m flying at 30000ft or FL300, then we have to do some calculation. From FL300 I take 30 and multiply it with 3. 30×3=90 so I start my descend at 90nm away from the destination but 90+10=100 for approach and if headwinds are present then 100-10=90nm and for tailwinds 100+10=110nm from the destination till 4000ft at -1800vs with speed 250kts and -1700 for speed 240kts
10000ft AGL should be around 30-40nm
See the descent section:
It’s an adaptation to Infinite Flight. On real Airbus it does not work like that. But this adaptation helps to simulate it
That’s what I usually do. It seems to work most of the time. At Denver or any high altitude, I do 20000 through 40 nm
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