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Around the World Flight

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:29 pm
by Dave Blake
Are you B747 type rated? Do you feel like doing some long-haul flights? Want to fly around the world?

If you answered YES to all of these questions then this can be your next flight assignments:

1 - 10 - KTPA - EBBR - 8.5 - 4343
2 - 58 - EBBR - WSSS - 11.4 - 5714
3 - 598 - WSSS - YSSY - 7.4 - 4315
4 - 43 - YSSY - KSFO - 14.4 - 6878
5 - 151 - KSFO - KTPA - 4.6 - 2113

Total Scheduled Block time: 46.3 HRS
Total Miles: 23363

After you complete this assignment be sure to post your flight leg block times and total block time to this topic. Then you can say: "I flew around the world!"

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:56 pm
by David Vega
How many times you want us to do this? :(

dv :wink:

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:11 am
by Pylet
Does it have to be completed in eighty days or less? Sounds like fun. Think I'll try it from Katl.

From To Distance
KATL (33°38'26"N 84°25'37"W) EBBR (50°54'05"N 04°29'04"E) 3,846 nm
EBBR (50°54'05"N 04°29'04"E) WSSS (01°21'01"N 103°59'40"E) 5,702 nm
WSSS (01°21'01"N 103°59'40"E) YSSY (33°56'46"S 151°10'38"E) 3,395 nm
YSSY (33°56'46"S 151°10'38"E) KSFO (37°37'08"N 122°22'30"W) 6,445 nm
KSFO (37°37'08"N 122°22'30"W) KATL (33°38'26"N 84°25'37"W) 1,859 nm
Total: 21,246 nm

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:37 pm
by Pylet
I did it! 8) I had a couple of days off this week so I was able to complete the 5 legs in about 4 days. I encountered lots of weather systems and different flight procedures and it was neat being south of the equator for the first time. Today is my birthday so what a nice present to myself to complete this tour. I think everyone should at least try it once.

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:37 pm
by David Vega
Congratulations! You're the only person I know that has done this. Happy Birthday.


Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:26 am
by Marty_Becker
The other day I saw you on the POC map down in Aussie land. Now I know why. Congrats on a successful world trip.

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:32 am
by Dave Blake
Way to go Lyle! Sounds like you had a good time on your 45.4 hour world tour. Great way to celebrate your birthday, too!

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:52 pm
by chriszdc
I've done it once. in a Concorde - recreating the AirFrance around the world. That was only 25 hours though :lol:

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:23 pm
by Pylet
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I might try it again this fall when they kick off the "World Flight 2006" See you in the air!

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:56 pm
by orac
Way to go Lyle. Good way to spend your time off.

I went around the world in the Learjet in FS98 back in January and February of 1998. Here's the route I took.

KSNA - Orange County, CA
KPHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor, AZ
KABQ - Albuquerque Sunport, NM
KDFW - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
KMSY - New Orleans, LA
KMIA - Miami International, FL
San Juan, PR
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Natal, Brazil
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Kinshasa, Zaire
Nairobi, Kenya
Seychelles Island
Columbo, Sri Lanka
Bangkok, Thailand
Hong Kong, China
Tokyo Haneda, Japan
Midway Island
Hilo, HI
KSNA - Orange County CA

59.6 hours in 19 flights.

Have also done trips around South America and all the Caribbean islands and one unique trip around the US, landing at the airport (nearest to downtown) of the capital city of every state in the union (53 flights for 80.2 hours - extra flights for positioning from Honolulu to Hilo and getting to/from my starting point of Orange County, CA).
Neil - SAX714

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:07 pm
by Guest
Way to go Lyle. I noticed you down around Australia on the POC and thought it was a strange place for you to be, little did I know. Now if I can just spring 4 days with out ending up with alimony payments I might give it a try.
Al sax067

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:43 pm
by chriszdc
Hey Lyle

I 'worked' those guys when I was controlling on VATSIM in Oakland Oceanic. All that non radar stuff. Postition reports. :shock: Was doing some other computer work and was signed on as control for 8 hours - they didn't make it all the way through. That Sydney -LAX is a hike!

Round the World

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:27 am
by kenyapilot
I flew thIs round the world route last week. Lots of fun and new places to visit. Details follow:

Date Flt # ORG DEST BLK Time
18-02-06 58 EBBR WSSS 11.6 HR
21-02-06 598 WSSS YSSY 7.5 HR
25-02-06 43 YSSY KSFO 14.4 HR
26-02-06 215 KSFO KATL 4.3 HR (B763)
28-02-06 20 KATL EBBR 8.0 HR


Thanks for the routes that allow us to do this type of assignment.


Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:14 pm
by Pylet
Congratulations. That looks like the same routing I did. How did you like that long flight from YSSY to KSFO...whew that be a long one. Good job!

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:19 am
by kenyapilot

Thanks. Yes, a lot of over water flying time. Sure was grateful for the bunk and the autopilot helping on the long stretch across the Pacific. Glad I didn't have to make an emergency landing. :?

Roy Brent
Command Pilot
SAX 680

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:54 pm
by Marty_Becker
Around the world in 47.6 hours!!!!! :D


Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:01 pm
by Pylet
Excellent job!! That is quite an accomplishment. I'm really glad I did but probably won't do it again, once was enough. That YSSY KSFO is ONE LONG LEG!! Congratulations.

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:32 pm
by Dave Blake
Nice going Marty! Hope you enjoyed your world tour.

Now, I was wondering, has anyone flown westerly round the world yet?

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:43 am
by Marty_Becker
The approach into Sydney was the highlight of the trip. The approach had the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Opera House, and the main city off the left side. Nice!!

>> has anyone flown westerly round the world yet?

Sounds like a challenge to me :D

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:50 am
by Dave Blake
If anyone is interested, here's just one westerly around the world flight schedule that I came up with:

319 - KTPA - KSTL - 2.2 - B767
351 - KSTL - KSFO - 4.1 - B767
42 - KSFO - YSSY - 14.5 - B747
599 - YSSY - WSSS - 7.9 - B747
59 - WSSS - EBBR - 12.8 - B747
592 - EBBR - TJSJ - 9.3 - B767
191 - TJSJ - KTPA - 3.0 - B767

Total block time: 53.8 hrs.

This schedule will take you to all SAX hubs including our unofficial TJSJ hub. And you could start the tour at any hub. Of course, you can choose your own westerly tour schedule.

Opps! I forget to add a leg to ATL hub. How could I have forgoten to do that? :oops:

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:06 am
by kenyapilot
I have flown round the world in a westerly direction with the following legs and times.

SX 5004 EBBR-LSZH 1:10
SX 6010 LSZH-KORD 10:14
SX 411 KORD-KSFO 4:34
SX 42 KSFO-YSSY 14:30
SX 599 YSSY-WSSS 7:52
SX 59 WSSS-EBBR 13:15

Total 51:35

SAX 680

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:34 pm
by orac
Dave Blake wrote:Now, I was wondering, has anyone flown westerly round the world yet?
I'm in progress. Started with my 15th anniversary flight to Tampa and am currently in Singapore with just one leg to go. Hope to find time to do it this month.

KSFO - YSSY 14.5
WSSS - EBBR TBD (12.8 planned)

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:11 pm
by Dave Blake
I completed my first around the world flight. I used a west route. My route took me to all of the SAX hubs along with a stop in San Jaun. Here was my route with actual block times and distances:

351 - KSTL - KSFO - 4.1 - 1499
42 - KSFO- YSSY - 14.5 - 6630
599 - YSSY - WSSS - 7.9 - 3405
59 - WSSS - EBBR - 12.8 - 5744
592 - EBBR - TJSJ - 9.2 - 3840
185 - TJSJ - KTPA - 3.0 - 1092
263 - KTPA - KATL - 1.4 - 435
266 - KATL - KSTL - 1.5 - 471

My total block time was 54.4 hours and distance was 23,116 nm.

I'm pleased to say that I was on-time for each leg. And I nailed the scheduled block times right-on except for the EBBR-TJSJ leg where I was only about 4 minutes early but still on-time. Looks like our flight scheduler did a fine job of setting up the flight times.

I hit some 100 kts headwinds on the San Francisco - Sydney flight. I flew over a few TStorms but for the most part the flights were pretty normal.

The trip was interesting but it might be a while before I do that again. I'll have to go east on the next one.

Here's a few screen shot I took. Click on the thumbnails for full size view.

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:38 pm
by Marty_Becker
Nice going, Dave. Really like that t-storm shot.

Re: Around the World Flight

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:19 pm
by Al O'Brien
Very nice Dave. The hours required are a little daunting.
Al sax067