I just noticed this thread on the forum:
This reminded me of a question that I had asked myself several times before:
What is it exactly that makes long hauls so appealing to so many?
I tried a couple when Global was released and it was soo boring. The take off and landing were the only parts of the flight where I actually flew the aircraft, everything else was on AP.
Since then I have specialised in flying the F-22 and I have found this to be far more enjoyable. The flights are shorter (usually 1-2 hours in length) but far more engaging. Most of the flight is flown manually with no AP assistance. I actually get to fly rather than just observe. I don’t need to find some other activity to do because the act of flying is what keeps me occupied.
So back to my question: Why do you enjoy long hauls? Is there some aspect of it that I haven’t considered or am I just odd?