Hi IFC, hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!
With the holidays here, I decided to fly the A350, and one route I chose was AY132 from WSSS-EFHK on a Finnair A350. I love to be realistic with my routes, so I chose an FPL from Simbrief and began the flight. Something surprising I noticed was that AY132, for the last couple of days at least, has been climbing up to FL430 almost mid-flight, something I’ve never heard of so early on in an aircraft’s flight. Here is the latest complete FPL for AY132:
I tried to attempt this climb, knowing fully what may happen if the aircraft is overweight, and sure enough, I climbed to FL430 and my aircraft stalled.
My question is this: if I were to replicate this FPL as shown above in IF, what would a realistic pax load be for the aircraft upon takeoff at WSSS? I would love to replicate this, but I don’t want the aircraft to stall either. Any recommendations welcomed!
NOTE: I am aware that aircraft step climb to such altitudes. In fact, I stepped climbed up in this very flight as well from FL360. I just don’t understand how the aircraft managed to climb that high so early on in the flight. That is what I am trying to find out.
Thanks, safe flying, and happy holidays!!🎄