My Pro subscription expired recently and before I decide to renew it, I wanted to test the limits of the non-pro map. Just as an experiment (do not try this at home ;).
My goal was to get from Chicago O’Hare to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and I never thought I would be able to fly all the way from Chicago to there.
And I was right. I couldn’t fly there.
I took from ORD in an Air Canada A321 with no passengers, no cargo, and only 2 hrs of fuel. Then, I left the engines at 100% power. By the time I left the Oshkosh region, and my engines were cut, I was at 41,000 ft and at 730 knots.
I only made it to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan when I touched down in a field.
By this point I thought it was over. There were still 15 miles to go to YAM airport. But I was bored, so I just let the plane taxi. Somehow, the A321 was able to taxi with no engines for 15 miles (through a bay as well)! I was at about 55 kts when I jumped onto the runway, and was even able to park at gate.
This test was almost entirely luck so I doubt if it’s replicable.
No, this is not in the live category because it was done in solo mode.