[jhb_airlines] Re: FSC Blindspot

  • From: "F FISHER" <ffisher991@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 12:00:22 -0000

I aspired to drive a Lotus, but sadly never got the chance.

Frank F
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 9:56 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] FSC Blindspot


My journey times entered in IVAO Pireps are always significantly longer
than those predicted in the FSC flight plan. That can be a nuisance if I
want to start a flight with the idea of arriving at a specific time; say
just before I'm expected to join SWMBO in watching a programme I
"wouldn't want to miss"!

It's been fairly simple to modify the Lotus spreadsheet I put together
to calculate fuel loads. It now calculates, then adds in, taxi times,
time climbing to and descending from altitude, plus final approach and
landing, then adding these to time in the cruise. All of these are at
different speeds and I'm guessing that the FSC designer has just taken
total distance and divided by cruise speed.

Even the more realistic stage by stage approach makes no allowance for
winds. I might be able to build that in but it will probably make my
head ache; even more.

BTW, does anyone else still use Lotus?

Gerry Winskill



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