Time to Fly Long Range!

I can always divert! But with the Global release, why not take advantage of it? Might as well make a long overnight flight and leave the plane in NAV mode.

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You’re absolutely right. I had to divert to Mexico a few times. Plenty of suitable airports if needed.

To fly the longest range, use the 77L. It has the longest range of all aircraft in IF

Does anybody know if there are different winds in different altitudes after the global update? Might be interesting to level off due to turbelences in certain flight levels.

I just did a 9 hour flight in a 777

Im pretty sure the 787-9 is the longest ranged jet in IF after that is the 777-200LR.

Yet the 787-9 can’t do everything. Those attempting a Sydney to London flight better know how to glide a plane

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The 77L has longer range than the 787s

The 777ER is pretty much equal in range to the 777L and both have superior range to all variations of the 787. Glad I cleared this up. (:

I attempted one… full passengers, almost full fuel, almost full cargo… had a 180kt headwind the entire time and came up 3 hours short. It’s a looooooong flight

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The 787-9 can make that flight

Just replicating the A342 record flight CDG-AKL in the 77L. Will take 19.5h. I know the actual flight was Le Bourget, but I wanted a little more runway.

I flew KJFK-YSSY last night, made it with 5 mins fuel to spare. Flight time was 19 hrs 36 mins with 180 pax!

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No, it reduces the weight and therefore fuel burn.

That’s gotta be wrong. In real life, the 777LR has almost 1,500nm on the ER.

Nicely done! I’m gonna reattempt the flight some time

Well you didn’t make it because you full of cargo and people duh

…you must have missed the 180kt headwind part

What makes removing all pax and cargo sounds realistic?

Well I can name a few times a airline night so that.

-delivery flights
-aircraft repositioning

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