The Nosedive Challenge

Something not for the faint-hearted.

For my second challenge, I would like you to fly to cruising altitude and nosedive. No need to save your aircraft here. Post your lowest vertical speed clocked (I mean, -30,000fpm or a faster rate of descent), and a screenshot if you please.

I managed -80,400fpm. Anyone can beat that?

Please note:
This challenge does not apply for real pilots.
Do NOT do this in real life. Even with adult supervision.
If you clock more than -40,000fpm, you should NEVER fly a real plane.
Space shuttles and fighters are not counted.
Extra points for those who can save their flight without experiencing 10G of g-force.
You can consult SilkAir if you wish.
Do NOT attempt this on Live. Doing so may result in serious consequences.

Good luck!

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Had some time to kill.

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@Henrik 👆

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Didn’t see that… :/

I’ll try again.

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As I crashed.

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Good for you the 550 kts rule applies to GS and not IAS ;)

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I was on Solo so it wouldn’t have mattered either way. ;)

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Stop ruining my jokes :C

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From FL350.

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Those red lines are stall warnings, you need to go faster.

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What plane were you in?

Wasn’t bothered to go up to FL350 or higher.

From FL280
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Airbus A380.

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Boeing 737-700.

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I took off from L35 and climbed to 41,000 (very fast), then I levelled off and let my speed rise a bit and then slammed the plane down.

Tried again with the A321 from FL410:


Made it up to -100 163 ft/min!

I would if I could

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A321
I crashed so fast that the game glitched when I impacted. It didn’t crash but it made my jet up into the air


Look at my screenshot from the glitch:
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Look at the Gs! 0.3Gs OMG! The people on board are a little dead.


Dropping altitude:
40K ft

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Same thing happened to me also, that was pretty hilarious.

MaxSez… Gee kids look like fun, Whoopeeeeeee! Next!

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Well… 😏

I’ll try this now in IF!

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