How to reach cruise

Help! I’m a new player. Whenever I start to climb to my cruising altitude and going up I only get to around 160kts and just stall (this is on every plane at this point) I have flaps set and v/s no greater than 3000. I will reach about 300000 feet and I will be going 150kts and start to spiral out of control.

3000 f/m is way to much for 30,000 feet. as you climb, gradually decrease your V/S according to you speed.

Also, check your fuel. If you are too heavy, and above MTOW, the plane will stall due to weight. Also, try climbing (at the start) at 2,800 FPM, then decrease to 2,000.

You see no planes fly at 300K ft 😂

Well this depends on the plane you’re flying and your weight. I’m just gonna say to use the “step climb” method as an in-game hint says to do

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Here’s a video link for help!!

  1. You gotta retract your flaps gradually as you climb.
  2. No aircraft flys at 300,000ft. Never has, never will. When you fly Eastwards, fly at odd altitudes (for example- 33000ft, 35000ft). When you fly Westwards, fly at even altitudes (for example- 34000ft, 36000ft). This is just to maintain spacing between aircraft when you are in the same airspace. Depending on the aircraft and weight, you choose the altitude, again keeping the eastward westward thing in mind. Fly no higher than FL420/42,000ft as this is usually the max altitude that airlines usually fly at. FL440, 44,000ft/FL450, 45,000ft for private jets (For example- Cessna Citation).
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take your time on learning, took me about a year to understand the full game… i just now finally learned how to use APPR it was difficult but in the end it makes you an amazing pilot, good luck 😉

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Where on my HUD do I see my nose pitch degree?

I meant 30,000.

Sorry. I meant 30,000.

Then I don’t see any problem in cruising. Maybe you took off at a steep angle, which didn’t allow the plane to gain speed which also reduces your rate of climb. By the time you reach that altitude, the aircraft wouldn’t be able to maintain that slow speed. Increase your speed gradually as you climb and there won’t be any issues.

  1. You should fully retract your flaps latest around 5-7 min after take-off.
  2. Almost all commercial aircraft (especially nowadays during low demand) initially climb out at 2500-3000 v/s, during this time the speed tends to increase very slowly, that is why they reduce the rate of climb to around 1200 fpm or even less at the same thrust to increase speed up to desired speed 2-3 minutes after take-off and then continue their climb anywhere between 2500-2000 v/s
  3. Out of personal experience I recommend climbing at 2000 v/s out of 10000ft, 1800 v/s after 20000ft and 1200 v/s or 1000 v/s depending on the weight of the aircraft after 28000ft.
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There are in the middle of the HUD a few stripes. The line who is the widest is the horizon. If you fly on that line you will not be climbing and not be descending (because of weight you also can be a little above that line and still not climbing) The lines under and above the horizon gives you the information about how steep you go. If I’m correctly any new stripe is 500 v/s speed. So 3 lines above the horizon line, means you nose is in the position of 1500v/s. You are climbing! Also under the altitude sensor (on your HUD on the right side) is a meter. These is more precisely!

Photo from Infinite flight

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Interesting. Could this be confirmed by someone else (maybe rl pilot)?

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No the stripes are the angle at which you are climbing at. Not the VS. Each line is 5 degrees.


Sure, it is the pitch angle of the plane. He said that each steps is approx 500v/a. Is it the equivalent? That was the question…

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@CaptainSooraj You Are summoned


As far as I know, this represents inclination only, and not VS.

Remember, your pitch/climb angle changes for a corresponding VS, with your airspeed as well - you’ll need a steeper pitch angle at lower airspeeds, and a shallower pitch angle at higher airspeeds, to maintain the same VS.


Yes this makes sense to me. Thanks buddy.

No it’s not. It depends on speed.