Announcement

Collapse

PMDG Forum Rules

1) SIGN YOUR POSTS. Since 1997, we have asked users to sign their real name, first and last, to all posts in the PMDG forum. We do this in order to keep conversations personal and familiar. You took the time to be here, we want to get to know you. This is one of the few rigid rules that we enforce regularly. We do so because we feel that forums in which users must engage one another personally are generally warmer, more collegial and friendly. Posts that are unsigned will be quietly removed without comment by the moderators, so to make your life easy- we recommend enabling your forum signature so that you never need to remember. Do this by clicking the username pull-down at the top right, then selecting "User Settings." You will find the signature editor on the ACCOUNT tab, about half way down the page. Look for "Edit Post Signature." Be sure to click the "Show Signatures" box.

2) BE NICE. We are all simmers here and no matter our differences of opinion, we share a common love of aviation, computing and simulation. Treat everyone else in the forum with respect even when you disagree. If someone frustrates you, walk away from the conversation or ask for a moderator to get involved. Speaking of Moderators, they prefer not to be treated as "The Thought Police" but if any behavior infringes on the enjoyment of another user or is otherwise considered to be unacceptable in the moderator's judgment, it will be addressed in keeping with our view of ensuring that this forum remains a healthy environment for all simmers.

3) BE LAWFUL: Any behavior that infringes upon the law, such as discussion or solicitation of piracy, threats, intimidation or abuse will be handled unsympathetically by the moderators. Threats and intimidation may, at the moderator's discretion, be provided to law enforcement for handling.

4) BE FACTUAL: When you post, always be factual. Moderators will remove posts that are determined not to be factually accurate.

5) RESPECT COPYRIGHTS: Posting of copyrighted material such as flight manuals owned by Boeing or various airlines is not allowed in this forum. If you have questions related to copyrighted material, please contact a forum moderator for clarification.

6) RESPECT PMDG: We love to hear what you like about our products. We also like to hear what you think can be improved, or what isn't working. Please do tell us and we will always treat your feedback with value. Just be sure to treat the team respectfully, as they do put a significant amount of effort into building and maintaining these great simulation products for you.

7) RESPECT PMDG DEVELOPERS: All of the developers will spend some time here. Given the ratio of developers-to-users, it simply isn't possible for us to answer every post and private message individually. Please know that we do try to read everything, but developer workload is simply too high to manage personal contact with tens-of-thousands of users simultaneously. In most cases, members of the development team will stick to conversations in the forum and will not answer private messages.

8) RESPECT OTHER DEVELOPERS: PMDG has always advocated for a strong development community and we have many friends within this community. Every developer offers something unique that helps to make the simming community larger and more vibrant. We insist that you treat our friends respectfully.

9) RESPECT MODERATORS: Moderators have a tough job, and none of them enjoy having to stomp out negativity. If a moderator has to weigh in to keep a thread peaceful, please respect that effort and refrain from giving the moderator any grief.

10) If you require official support for any of our products please open a support ticket through the support portal, https://support.precisionmanuals.com

11) This forum is designed primarily as a vehicle for the PMDG development team to interact with our customers, and for customers to interact with one another in a manner that is positive, supportive and assists in the general advancement of understanding the simulation and helping to make this and future simulations better. Any other use of this forum is not permitted, including but not limited to discussion of pricing policies, business practices, forum moderating policies, advertising of non-PMDG products, promotion of events, services or products that are not approved in advance by PMDG or any other topic deemed unacceptable by any forum administrator

12) HAVE FUN: This is the whole point of it all.
See more
See less

POLAR OPS QFA 2907

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    POLAR OPS QFA 2907

    For a change of pace, I attempted to fly a real world Polar Ops flight,QFA2907, using a B744ER, which departs Melbourne International Airport, YMML. I parked the aircraft at Gate D11, with scheduled real world departure time of 0850am, Summer Time of course. I believe the flight took place on New Years in 2018. The scheduled Arrival time is 19:50pm that same day. The flight duration between 12 and 13 hours, with 2 to 3 hours flying over Antartica itself parts of flight going as low as 1500ft weather permitted. The flight plan is very simple, given the nature of FSX. I flew YMML ML Benzo DPO 116.3 LT 112.7 NOBEY BYRRD. The last two Waypoints NOBEY and BYRRD are in the PMDB B744ER NAV Database. You will have to switch to Heading Mode over McMurdo Station then switch to NAV Mode for your return journey via BYRRD LT 112.7 DPO 116.3 ML 114.10 YMML, using a relevant STAR for landing back at YMML. NOBEY and BYRRD are 2 Waypoints near McMurdo Ice Station runway. Don't forget when passing South of the 82 degree line of Latitude to switch from Heading Mode Normal to True North. The switch is located below the Altitude Dial of the MCP. I uploaded a photo to show you where as well. It's great also that PMDG has modelled this feature. Although in real world ops I understand that only one IRS is operational when operating near the Poles, but in the sim you will still have 3 IRS capability using GPS. Of course don't forget to switch back to Heading Mode NORM when flying North of 82 degree line of Latitude. I hope you enjoy this unique flight!
    Frank Gollner

    #2
    Here is Part 2 of my flight to Antartica, using real world QANTAS, QFA2907 YMMLYMML. The next series of photos begin with the Navigation Display depicting the amount of magnetic variation when switching from Magnetic North (or South) to True North (South) as we pass the 82 degree line of Latitiude. Of course I am flying a great circle path at this point with no Waypoints along my flight path until I reach waypoint NOBEY, located near McMurdo Station Ice Runway nearby. FYI I flew 100 percent passenger and fuel load but had minimal cargo. Good Luck.
    Frank Gollner

    Comment


      #3
      Beautiful photos. It must have been a very nice flight!
      Roberto
      Roberto Stopnicki
      Toronto, Canada

      Comment


        #4
        Fabulous and my favourite Quantas liverie.
        Danny Z. Cebis

        Comment


          #5
          Awsome pictures man
          Tony miller

          Comment


            #6
            Thanks Roberto, Danny and Tony!
            Last edited by CaptainKramerII; 13Jul2019, 05:05.
            Frank Gollner

            Comment

            Working...
            X