How to know the right altitude to be reached?

Do you know if there is anything to help me fly at the right cruise altitude?

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Can you rephrase it please?

I don’t know what you mean by “right”

  • Best economical FL? (not needed and not possible in IF)
  • Optimal cruise level for certain routes?

You might wanna check out this, to determine your max altitude on a route:

I usually fly at 12,000ft and when I’m going 240kts (so I don’t get any vialations under 10,000 ft) and there’s about 12 mins until destination, I descend at 1000ft/min. I know this isn’t the “proper” way to do it but that’s what I do:).

After enough practice, you’ll learn when to start descending and the proper speeds

thank you so much

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thank you so much!

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Does depend how far you are flying. I normally fly routes about 150-300 nm and fly around FL320-FL380.

Look up the IFR charts for low altitude in the region you are flying and follow those. I say low altitude because the regions aren’t big enough to use the high altitude charts yet.

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If your cruising heading is between 360º and 179º, fly at an odd flight level.
If your cruising heading is between 180º and 359º, fly at an even flight level.

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You increase altitude until you start feeling loopy. Then back off a bit.

Is there a reason to do that? (Never heard of it :p)

So I learned this when I started getting into FSX & VATSIM a few months ago. Basically you’re at an odd altitude when heading east, and even going west. It’s a rule that applies in VATSIM (Clearance Delivery controller won’t let you fly if you have an invalid altitude. They’ll tell you: “[Callsign], altitude invalid for direction of flight.”). Not sure if it applies IRL though

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Yep.

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I had the same question as you have and i think that the Advance server is the perfect place to learn!

The ATC on Center and Approach are doing a really good job they tell you what to do and when to do.

But always keep in mind: what they ask, do it!

After a couple of times you learn and see what to do. It really helped me for learning do to a good landing.

Happy landing!

That rule also applies in real life. For VFR you add 500 to that.

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If you’re lazy and want to use autopilot, set your altitude at 11,000ft. If you like to go with your hands then go higher.