Hi there and welcome to the community. Since you are new I have provided a few good links to help you better understand fuel, range and calculations. We are glad to have you here and are happy to assist you whenever we can.
What’s the best way to calculate how much fuel you need for a flight? I seem to always either have too much fuel, or cutting it very close towards the end of the flight. There has also been a situation where I had to divert due to not having enough fuel – so, how do I figure out how much I need?
These were just the numbers that were pulled from the weight and balance screen. The only numbers that I calculated were the speeds. But by all means please validate the numbers and let me know what needs to be changed. This sheet will be a work in progress until we can find a happy medium. 😃
This tutorial will cover how to extend your aircraft’s range and endurance while flying globally.
(Aircraft used for this tutorial is a 787-9 loaded to MTW)
(Winds Point #1)
First, lets talk about winds. Flying into a headwind will result in a slower groundspeed, while flying with a tailwind will result in a higher groundspeed. A higher groundspeed means you’ll arrive at your destination quicker and ultimately less fuel will be needed and burned for that route. The opposite is true for when f…
Have a look at the community faq/guidelines and the explanation of trust levels as these will help you enjoy your stay. Kind Regards, Chris Levet