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    I live in China and entire country are more or less in quarantine. So I am at home everyday, not allowed to go outside. Thank God I have my beloved Queen. I have so many hours that I soon can be instructor at Boeing company. But I am running out of Ideas of fun and challenging routes. Please help me with recommendation of routes to fly. Thank you
    Mikael Johansson

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    Hi Mikael,
    you must have plenty of time available then! How about the British Airways flight into San Diego or the former KLM flight to St Maarten?
    If you have it the old Kai Tak might also be a fun approach.
    The new, as well as the old Quito airports also provide a challenging environment for a 747. KLM flies/flew their freighters there.
    Mexico City is also a nice one in the Lufthansa network on the -8i.

    Greetings,
    Emanuel Hagen

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      #3
      Flying R220 in the winter time is always exciting. I did it for almost ten years in the real world and it was never dull.
      Bode Bridges
      I Earned my Spurs in Vietnam

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        #4
        Since you are in China...
        ZULS,ZUXC,ZUWX,ZPLJ,ZPJH,ZPMS are all challenging airports to go, you can do a short round trip from nearby hub like ZUUU,ZUGY and ZPPP, that's what to get the best use of -700...
        If you can get Chinese NAIP navdata, the list is going on:ZUNZ,ZUBD,ZUAL,ZUDC,ZUQJ,ZPNL,ZPDQ,ZPDL,ZPBS,ZP ZT.......
        ZHU Hai
        B737 Ground instructor

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          #5
          Thank you for suggestions. Time is a lot of here. I already have well over 4 figure hours in 747. Quito sounds interesting, I forgotten that. I don't have 737, so most Chinese airports are ruled out. For those with 737, I can recommend ZGHC if it's accurately simulated. In real life I would prefer Lukla over that one.
          Mikael Johansson

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            #6
            Originally posted by hasse29 View Post
            Thank you for suggestions. Time is a lot of here. I already have well over 4 figure hours in 747. Quito sounds interesting, I forgotten that. I don't have 737, so most Chinese airports are ruled out. For those with 737, I can recommend ZGHC if it's accurately simulated. In real life I would prefer Lukla over that one.
            I like to span the globe in the 747 (I've also done it in the 737-600!), right now I'm starting a UPS journey KSDF EDDK EGSS EDDK OMDB VIDP VTBS ZGSZ PANC KSDF. There is a feeling of accomplishment when circumnavigating the globe and there are many ways to do it.

            Stay healthy my friend.
            Dan Downs KCRP

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            • mglan80
              mglan80 commented
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              Have to agree with the sense of accomplishment when doing a ‘round the world. Did mine in a Connie. Looking to do it in the DC6 at some point. Might have to try that UPS route.

            #7
            Originally posted by DDowns View Post

            I like to span the globe in the 747 (I've also done it in the 737-600!), right now I'm starting a UPS journey KSDF EDDK EGSS EDDK OMDB VIDP VTBS ZGSZ PANC KSDF. There is a feeling of accomplishment when circumnavigating the globe and there are many ways to do it.

            Stay healthy my friend.
            I'm curious Dan. Do you do those trips in real time?
            Victor Green

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              #8
              Originally posted by Lanica View Post

              I'm curious Dan. Do you do those trips in real time?
              Often. My actual/simulation ratio is about 75% real time vs time acceleration. Some of these journeys can take a week or more.
              Dan Downs KCRP

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                #9
                Flying into/out of Almaty is fairly challenging. From either Amsterdam or Moscow, or the other way from Hong Kong...
                Curtis Smith

                KSUS/1H0

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by DDowns View Post

                  Often. My actual/simulation ratio is about 75% real time vs time acceleration. Some of these journeys can take a week or more.
                  I do KSPS KDOV ETAR OAIX PGUA KSUU KSPS in the winter and it can be done in three days sometimes four day all in real time. I have redone all these airfields using ADE to bring them up to speed. Getting in an out of OAIX is the toughest because of the mountains and I normally arrive at night. It's a tough climb from OAIX to PGUA because of the high weight and surrounding mountains heading east.

                  I do all my flight in real time and with max. payload for the next leg.

                  Dan I'm betting you've been to a lot of these scenic spots during your military career.
                  Bode Bridges
                  I Earned my Spurs in Vietnam

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by DDowns View Post

                    I like to span the globe in the 747 (I've also done it in the 737-600!), right now I'm starting a UPS journey KSDF EDDK EGSS EDDK OMDB VIDP VTBS ZGSZ PANC KSDF. There is a feeling of accomplishment when circumnavigating the globe and there are many ways to do it.

                    Stay healthy my friend.
                    Thank you for you suggestion. I will probably run that route and include Quito also
                    Mikael Johansson

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                      #12
                      The trip from EDDK to EGSS was operated by a 748 the last time. Maybe shortest cargo flight with a 748😂
                      Regards from Cologne,
                      Tobi

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                        #13
                        Mikael,

                        I have been looking for some fun 747 flying myself lately, as a way to check on the progress of some items in Global Flight Operations. I find it is always sort of interesting and satisfying to fly a short leg with a simulated turn going into a long haul leg. So, KIAD-KORD-RJAA [Wash. DC - Chicago - Toyko] or example. While not entirely realistic for a single crew- this sort of thing does happen with the airplane and it gives you a chance to go through the process of a turn with the ground operations, fueling and the like.

                        (A friend of mine flying 744Fs currently recently operated KORD-KATL-LTFM as a single assignment twice last month. The last 3hrs of the leg to Istanbul must be pretty restless- but perhaps not as restless as i'd imaging you are getting after being stuck in one place for so long!)

                        I wish we had Global Flight Operations up and running for public consumption- it would certainly make the journey more interesting for you!

                        Stay safe over there- and I hope you manage to avoid catching this flu. Keep us posted on what you decide to fly!

                        Robert S. Randazzo
                        PMDG Simulations
                        http://www.pmdg.com


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                          #14
                          I did the following flight some weeks ago. It was a charter flight with 744F.

                          LGG - CGN
                          CGN - BGW
                          BGW - EBL
                          EBL - CGN

                          Regards from Cologne,
                          Tobi

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                            Mikael,

                            I have been looking for some fun 747 flying myself lately, as a way to check on the progress of some items in Global Flight Operations. I find it is always sort of interesting and satisfying to fly a short leg with a simulated turn going into a long haul leg. So, KIAD-KORD-RJAA [Wash. DC - Chicago - Toyko] or example. While not entirely realistic for a single crew- this sort of thing does happen with the airplane and it gives you a chance to go through the process of a turn with the ground operations, fueling and the like.

                            (A friend of mine flying 744Fs currently recently operated KORD-KATL-LTFM as a single assignment twice last month. The last 3hrs of the leg to Istanbul must be pretty restless- but perhaps not as restless as i'd imaging you are getting after being stuck in one place for so long!)

                            I wish we had Global Flight Operations up and running for public consumption- it would certainly make the journey more interesting for you!

                            Stay safe over there- and I hope you manage to avoid catching this flu. Keep us posted on what you decide to fly!
                            Thank you very much for your input. As it is now, I try to do a shorter flight in daytime and a longer flight in night time, so the simulator will almost run 24/7. Good way of keeping myself occupied and activate brain cells also. At the moment it's 16:30 (4:30 pm for imperial guys ) and I am planning on start with VHHH- YSSY. After route will probably be YSSY-NZWN-SEQM-KORD-KLAX-EDDM-OMDB-FACT-OMDB-ZBAA-VTBS-VIDP-EDDF-VHHH-UAAA-PGUA-KJFK-EKCH-VHHH. Definitely not realistic for a single crew, but something different. . I have taken at least one airport from each of you and will keep me occupied for about eight days. I am looking forward to GFO, to enhance the superb Queen .
                            Mikael Johansson

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                              #16
                              Definitely quite the legs in that plan.
                              Tim Barker FAA ATCS

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                                #17
                                Originally posted by hasse29 View Post
                                I live in China and entire country are more or less in quarantine. So I am at home everyday, not allowed to go outside. Thank God I have my beloved Queen. I have so many hours that I soon can be instructor at Boeing company. But I am running out of Ideas of fun and challenging routes. Please help me with recommendation of routes to fly. Thank you
                                Do you ever practice approaches? Engine out procedures? General system and profile proficiency? That can be rewarding in a scenic setting.
                                Regards,

                                Aaron Zylman

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                                  I have even went through CBT for 747
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