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by Tom JP
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ilyushin Il86 ticket factor
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Ilyushin Il86 ticket factor

Cheers Joe. It'll certainly help. Even though the Soviets/Russians have built some great (mainly military) planes, they've lagged behind the West when developing economical turbofans for airliners. Their best designs (newest PS-90 & SaM146) have a lot of Western input.
by Tom JP
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ilyushin Il86 ticket factor
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Ilyushin Il86 ticket factor

The Il-86 is an old and thirsty plane and, being a widebody with primative low-bypass engines, it doesn't really have a true Western equivalent. It's kind of a cross between a B707 & an A340-200. Currently, it's ticket factor is 1, compared to 1.5 for the B707 and Vickers VC10 and 1.25 for the more ...
by Tom JP
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Private planes
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: Private planes

Just found another freeware model of an ex-military type, now owned and operated privately by civilians. The Folland Gnat. Can I go ahead and research it's stats and create it as an fsairlines private plane? Although other warbirds exist in the database I thought I should check first, just in case a...
by Tom JP
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paro Bhutan VQPR
Replies: 0
Views: 6908

Paro Bhutan VQPR

Anyone familiar with Paro, Bhutan, will know it's one of the most difficult airports in the World to land and take-off at. Due to it's surrounding mountainous terrain, complex steep approach and climb-out, 6562ft runway and 7200ft altitude, only a select few aircraft can use it. For a while the larg...
by Tom JP
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jet Stream
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

Jet Stream

In fsairlines what is the maximum permissible tailwind allowed, in order to replicate the jetstream? Is it even allowed at all, even though real life airlines make use of it for West/East travel, and the right latitude? The reason I ask is, a few years ago I was accused of cheating by tampering with...
by Tom JP
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: fuel flow / over-efficiency.
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

fuel flow / over-efficiency.

I apologise if this has being mentioned already, but a good search didn't find anything relevant. It's good that aircraft range data is now being updated (generally increased) to allow either ferry flights or longer range flights without a full payload, but would it be possible to start issuing mand...
by Tom JP
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aircraft edit
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: Aircraft edit

The data I'm referring to is the stats for each aircraft listed in the fsairlines database, the planes we can buy and operate. Looking back, I should have been more clear about this in my original post. I found the range given on Airbus' own website to be slightly more than that listed in the fsairl...
by Tom JP
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aircraft edit
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Aircraft edit

I recently tried editing the range of the A345 and A346 using data from Airbus' own website. Each edit was declined (the A345 edit was partially accepted). How are aircraft data edits verified? I think part of the problem is due to these aircraft having an option to have a slight increase in range a...
by Tom JP
Wed May 26, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: To all airlines thinking about quiting...
Replies: 23
Views: 7532

Re: To all airlines thinking about quiting...

Fair enough, thanks for replying. I enjoy what fsairlines already offers but there's always room for improvement. I'll just wait until I'm happy with what's on offer before I part with any of my hard earned cash.
by Tom JP
Thu May 06, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Private planes
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: Private planes

Ok, thanks. I thought I should ask before taking time to research the stats of a warbird. I've found a good freeware MiG21 and then discovered at least 8 are operated privately, 7 in the US and one in Australia. I'm not sure what a good price would be though - there's a second hand example for sale ...
by Tom JP
Tue May 04, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Private planes
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Private planes

What are the rules regarding the addition of new private aircraft? Can warbirds still be added for private purchase - provided that there are examples of these particular aircraft types, in 'real-world' use? An idea for the future might be for any existing warbirds to be listed only on the 'private ...
by Tom JP
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Client v1.2.0 Refuelling (PMDG and non PMDG)
Replies: 3
Views: 10664

Re: Client v1.2.0 Refuelling (PMDG and non PMDG)

Ah, ok. Thanks. I'd always assumed that the weight of the passengers and cargo shown in the client was added to the plane, like the fuel.
by Tom JP
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To all airlines thinking about quiting...
Replies: 23
Views: 7532

Re: To all airlines thinking about quiting...

I've spent some time away from fsairlines (since January) but I'm now planning to get a years platinum membership and I'm trying to catch up on the events of the last few months. Has anything happened regarding the special use aircraft rule - if I pay to become a member, can I use all available plan...
by Tom JP
Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Client v1.2.0 Refuelling (PMDG and non PMDG)
Replies: 3
Views: 10664

Re: Client v1.2.0 Refuelling (PMDG and non PMDG)

Thanks for the instructions regarding fuelling. Since the PMDG 747x load manager must be used with the Client to fuel the aircraft, what happens with the passenger/cargo loading? In other words, when the fuel load is sent to fsx (by the PMDG load manager) and recognised by the Client, the passenger ...
by Tom JP
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To all airlines thinking about quiting...
Replies: 23
Views: 7532

Re: To all airlines thinking about quiting...

CEOs do currently have access to special use aircraft, all you have to do is submit a support ticket with the following information to request that you can purchase those aircraft. Unless the rules have changed again recently (within the last couple of weeks), only airlines with 5 or more pilots ar...