How to fly the A330 Tutorial

The A330 is a versatile workhorse that serves short, medium and even long hauls to all parts of the world! Join me in the right seat as I walk you through each phase of flight in this quick start guide for the A330 series aircraft.


Click below to learn how to fly the A330!

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Woah Nice one
I didnt now the route database was out yet

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Thank you Tyler! Keep up the good work :D

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Fantastic work Tyler, hopefully this will help those that have been struggling to get to grips with this new aircraft.

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Great tutorial Tyler. It’ll be great to have users who are struggling with the new aircraft to be directed here. 😊

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Nice tutorial Tyler! This will definitely help me and a lot of other people flying the A330.

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25-40% seems quite a lot for positive trim? I use a max of 18% and seem to be ok. Also the quoted vertical speeds seem quite high for up to 10,000 feet? Just quite at odds with the helpful A330 guide

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Trim is a pretty individualistic thing and can vary based on personal preference. It’s intended to relieve the required back/forward pressure needed to maintain a certain pitch or attitude. 40% works quite well, both for keeping the nose down on takeoff roll and reducing the amount I’m actively pulling back on the stick during the initial climbout.

As for 3000fpm, this is pretty achievable once you’ve accelerated to 250kts, even at a conservative climb power setting. I’ve commonly hit 4-5000fpm briefly as I pitch to maintain 250. Ultimately it’s whatever you find works for you! This however is a nice place to start. :)

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I tried 25-30% at mid weight both flaps 1+F and flaps 2 and especially on flaps 2 it seems just a bit overkill haha

The A330 has been painted as quite a sluggish climber yet the tutorial seems to almost imply the opposite!

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Lovely tutorial Tyler, clear and concise and easy to understand. It will definitely help people struggling to fly the A333.

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Again, use what trim works for you! Solo is a great place to figure out which configurations, rotations, and flows work best.

As for the climb, it is indeed a sluggish climber. I wouldn’t generalize performance based on the initial climbout after acceleration. Most aircraft will have a pretty healthy initial climb rate after reaching 250kts and cleaning up the flaps. From there you begin to rapidly and continuously lowering that rate as you get higher, often times doing 500fpm by the mid flight levels (FL250+).

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Jet Airways A330 and Mumbai… just made my day! 😍

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Excellent tutorial, thanks. This aircraft is a joy to fly and it does climb perfectly with a good speed management.

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Excellent tutorial! You have done it once again my friend. Good job - can’t wait for the next one. 😎

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nice tutorial! it has been sometime since you guys made one

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Outstanding Tutorial Tyler! Thank you for all that you do for the community and IFATC! And of course, keeping the skies safe in real life .

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Thx for the tutorial @Tyler_Shelton this will help a lot! 🙂

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Is that you talking Tyler?

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Thanks Tyler. Keep up the amazing work!

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have Korean air a330 still