London to Sydney Flight Route

Hello everyone,

I have finally gotten privileges to be on the expert sever, and to celebrate, I want to do a flight from London to Sydney direct. However, when I tried to do this route before, I had trouble getting to Sydney (crashed somewhere near Darwin Australia). I was wondering if anyone from the community would help me plan for this flight ( flt plans, aircraft to use, etc.) This would help me tons! Thanks!

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I suggest using simbrief.com to plan fuel! It’s really great once you get the hang of it!

Create an account, then navigate to the “Generate OFP” button. All yours from there ;)

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Welcome to the expert server man!

London to Sydney is a pretty challenging route. I would recommend either a military aircraft like Air Force One to get you there. You could also use a 787 or A380 with mainly only fuel and minimal passengers. The reason for this is so you can have full tanks while still not being overweight.

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To add to my previous post…

Be careful when you fly routes that long on the expert server. Make sure you have enough fuel, and that you aren’t too heavy. Follow the advice that @Wattsup_jet recommended! If you receive violations on the Expert server, you’re stuck on TS for awhile.

(I would also recommend the B789 in the Qantas livery ;)

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Hi!
If I were you, I would use the 788 as it is the longest range aircraft in the simulator. Also, use Windy.com to put your flight path right in the worst of the tailwinds so you travel faster while burning less fuel.
Also search up tutorials here on how to step climb to ensure you burn the least amount of fuel necessary.

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I did YSSY - EGLL back in October and since fuel management was new, I had about, let’s just say I barely made it. Managing your fuel is a must on ultra long hauls like this.

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Thanks so much guys! Will give all suggestions a try! 😀

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It is possible to do it with a couple hours spare fuel. I did it back in October in an A380. However I started from Gatwick because of the congestion at EGLL. When you take off, make sure you’re at 100% fuel. i.e. if you’re in a line do a quick refill on the taxiway then climb to FL410 for the attempt.
(IRL in 1989 they refuelled on the runway i think)

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Wouldn’t climbing directly to FL410 with such a heavy load be extremely fuel inefficient?

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probably. I think i remember doing it slowly but I had to do it because i did the take-off then went to bed :)

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Thanks for the simbrief suggestion! Looks very helpful. Just one quick question: where do you go to find waypoints for a route that doesn’t exist on any flight tracking service. I know the London-Sydney flight is not in service yet, so I was wondering how to get the waypoints for this routing?

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This is one of my favourite routes I do every few weeks. Use a 787-9 or 777-200LR, with the 777 have 250 passengers, with the 787 have around 130.

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787-9

Route

BPK5K BPK UN866 LEDBO UM604 LARGA UP144 SOPTO NEGAS NEBSI OSMUR L870 TLL L77 TOMPA P862 LIMAK R822 OGINO G111 OKUDI G704 BEGUT G713 PUNIT B210 GIMUN G358 TINRI A305 OL B236 OMONA A357 ABESA A489 NIGOR B330 GYA A599 POU B330 CH A583 ZAM A461 AMN R340 WLG UH201 SCO H12 BOREE BOREE6

101456kg of fuel
140 passengers
2800kg of Cargo.

Initial cruise: FL330
After 4 hours start climb to: FL370 (at 50-100ft/m.) (This is a good idea to go to sleep while it begins the slow climb)
Final cruise in last 4 hours of flight: FL410

Entire flight plan
https://www.simbrief.com/ofp/flightplans/EGLLYSSY_PDF_1515462262.pdf

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OMG thanks so much!!! this will help me for sure!!!

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There are some websites that generate flight plans for any route, like onlineflightplanner.com

But definitely, use @AndrewRG10’s whole OFP! He’s tested it, so should be better for you! ;)

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I did it just a couple e of days ago. Went thru alot of Russia then started SE towards Sydney around Western edge of Mongolia. In the 772ER. Loaded pretty heavy and still had 2.5 hours of fuel left. Good luck!

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I recommend the 777-200LR and look at sim brief but add 2 hours of fuel with that for some safe space such as diversion or a change of mind I do it all the time.

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I’ll give my two cents, the 777-200LR is not the best for the Kangaroo route. It isn’t economical due to incredibly low passenger count. The 777-200 is also difficult and inefficient during landing as you need spoilers from around 10,000 ft.

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Would suggest to do it as a two sector flight with either a stop over in the Middle East ( Dubai?) or Far East ( Singapore - Hong Kong). Not only does this break it down into nice size sectors but also there are plenty of real life flights on those routes for you to look at real life routing and flight levels on Flightaware.com to help with your planning.

I usually do that route via Dubai so have the option to fly Emirates, Qantas or British Airways aircraft

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I did this route and I would say stop over in DXB.

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