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[FSX]Which is a better 'learning plane', the PMDG 777 or 787 NGX?

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    [FSX]Which is a better 'learning plane', the PMDG 777 or 787 NGX?

    So I've been playing FSX for less than a year, but have flown quite a bit in the smaller planes (Cessna, Beach King Air etc), but now I'd like to fly in the bigger planes, as they seem far more interesting and I like the whole instrument management thing going on there. First I thought the 737 NGX was a better learning plane because I don't know why (great logic). Then I watched a Frooglesim video in which he flew the 777 and he said it was a very easy plane to fly with. This got me wondering, which of these is the best for someone just learning to fly the bigger planes? The advantage of the 777 would be flying longer routes, which is something I'd really like to do.192.168.0.1 routerlogin 192.168.l.l


    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by berlinpose2; 15Jun2020, 08:54.

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    737. Requires more flying. The triple is much more automated.
    Mike Dryden

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      #3
      You'll have more to do in the 737, as the 777 regulates itself way more, thus requiring less interaction. I'd recommend the 737
      Anton Vind
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        #4
        As what the others already said,the lesser hands on is the 777 than the others aircraft.
        Danny Z.Cebis

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          #5
          Originally posted by berlinpose2 View Post
          The advantage of the 777 would be flying longer routes, which is something I'd really like to do.
          indeed, there is more to learn about planning etc, on longhaul flights in the likes of the 777 & also the difference between the 3 types, 77F, 77LR and 77W.

          i would also argue taxing the 777 is another preferred challenge.

          the EICAS pages show how the systems work & interact during the phases ('ie harder to miss a beat")

          & besides, both the 737 & 777 fly mostly the same way, it's the management of the total that's more automated in the 777.though more interesting in my opinion.

          & as a simulation single pilot operation, i also find the 737 a "switch / button / rotary" challenge without extra hardware compared with the 777..

          cheers
          john martin

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            #6
            With the 777 you also get the opportunity to get familiar with ETOPS
            Anton Vind
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            • Anton Vind
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              Yeah and to Boston, with the flights they used to have to the Caribbean Islands. Weren't aware of any routes between Alaska and Hawaii, but that sounds really cool! Definitely need ETOPS for suchs flights. Did know that there's a lot of flights between the west coast and Hawaii all the time. Never considered that these flights are ETOPS, but that seems obvious. I'm not familiar with ETOPS in the 737 but it's definitely interesting. :-)

            • DDowns
              DDowns commented
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              Alaska (ASA) has frequent service between PANC and PHNL. Quite a few folks that work in Alaska live in Hawaii... why not?

            • Anton Vind
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              😆 Never thought of that scenario actually. Quite some contrasts they get exposed to. One of those long domestic flights
              Last edited by Anton Vind; 14Jun2020, 23:41.

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            Originally posted by berlinpose2 View Post
            So I've been playing FSX for less than a year, but have flown quite a bit in the smaller planes (Cessna, Beach King Air etc), but now I'd like to fly in the bigger planes, as they seem far more interesting and I like the whole instrument management thing going on there.

            Thanks in advance
            It sounds as if you haven't made a lot investment in the FSX yet. I would suggest to go straight away to a modern platform like P3D V4 or V5 because FSX ist really outdated and PMDG has announced the product end of life cyle for FSX already. No further developments, no updates etc... Just a hint
            Christian Mbeumo
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