Heya… first I’d like to say the TBM is sooo good but what is the longest flight/range it can do??:)
Let find out…and GO!
I believe the TBM can stay in the air for a solid 4-5 hours (under normal circumstances), but I’m not sure about any duration longer than that.
Well according to the max. Fuel you can put it its 5hrs. But if you get a nice tailwind and cruising at a good speed probably 6 or 6.30mins I think is max time
That is a lot longer than I thought! Thankyou:)
Wikipedia has its range at about 1700nm
I’m riding the jetstream the whole way. We’ll see where the fuel sits when I get to UK airspace. Fuel range is right on target with remaining distance and only 1:15 into the flight. I expect tailwinds to reach over 100mph for the last half of the flight. I might be able to make it all the way to Paris or Amsterdam.
You could try this one. Its longer than crossing the Atlantic. But you will need optimum wind conditions to make it across the Pacific. Levet and I did this one and barely made it. 2094nm
St. Johns (CYYT) to Glasgow Prestwick (EGPK). 6+ hours flight time, and I guess I managed the fuel alright…2 lbs left.
2 pounds of fuel can get you places! 😂😂
Yea I figured that it would be between 6-6.30 hrs because of winds going that way. Even though it’s only suppose to have 5 hours of fuel
Well, looks like my route I have planned for my stretching the range should work for the TBM
It would be best to use Daher Socata’s website, as Wikipedia can be accessed by anyone and information can still be changed by anyone, so I wouldn’t count it as a reliable source.
Can someone help me out in the time it would take to fly a certain route?
Aviapages.com might help. You can calculate time based on a tbm850. Seems right to me but have not compared their calculation with an actual IF flight.
I recommend downloading the app below. It is very helpful!
I did a 5 hour flight from LFBT (Torbes France, which is the manufacturing plant of the TBM) to BIKF non stop. Needed full fuel and barely made it!
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