Hey, im doing a long flight from del to sfo and doing a step climb. im climbing to 37000 for cruise, aircraft 777-200lr, aircraft is stable at 29000 but fuel shows red on ete to destination. I set the fuel for 17:24 mins. ete shows 15:50 minutes in red…will it change gradually as i fly ?
As you get to cruise, yes.
The more fuel you burn, the lighter you’ll become thus using less fuel, you’ll be okay, you should have enough fuel
haha yea thanks…
As well as the air being thinner the higher you climb, which also leads to less fuel consumption.
oh ok…thanks…dint think of that
Nothing to worry about, but future reference, my personal opinion doing a flight over 13-14 hours just max the tanks out, full fuel, as IF their fuel burn rate is an average and isn’t all that 100% correct:)
edit: Or have a stop over somewhere in the middle or near the end of your route:)
Or just use fpltoif.com for exact fuel calculations.
thats what i used…
Have you selected extra fuel? You might run out of fuel is you set it to no extra fuel.
i selected 90 mins.
What about the other factors? Such as passengers and cargo. If you input them wrongly it will cost your aircraft more fuel…
passengers on auto it gave 316…cargo is 7000…kg
That sounds strange to me, since that many times I have used the FLtoIF never disappointed me with fuel estimation.
To relate back to the topic, if you are sure you are short on fuel, consider diverting to a nearby airport for a refuel, then get back with your Flight Plan, and everything would be good.
yea…thats the only option i have…in case its low fuel…
Feel free to ask the community if you have any questions about diverting~ Enjoy your flight~
haha…will do…thank you…
Like i said above, the more fuel you burn the lighter, which means, higher altitude and less fuel consumption:)