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During this december I have decided to do a quick round the world with a twist.

 

Instead of travelling around the world the usual way, east to west, I will be flying up and down the world north to south travelling from Australia up through Asia, Over the top to see Santa, down the Americas and then flying over the Antarctic Continent to the Wilkins Runway, Visiting at least one other Antarctic base, then back to Australia. 8 flights in total.

 

YMML VHHH (or VHHX ) KJFK KMIA SBGL SAEZ SAWB YWKS YMHB YMML

 

 

 

First flight to be November 30th time 12:00z

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I'll be flying a few different things, First flight will be 747, Melbourne to hong Kong.

 

Over antarctica should be a military type, but I'm not sure which at this stage. North pole will be the scheduled Cathay Pacific flight VHHH - KJFK (or ewr)

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Departing tonight from Melbourne, I will be heading north to Hong Kong, the staging point for next weeks Ultra Longhaul over the North Pole (to say hi to Santa) on the way to New York.

 

Flight will be as follows

 

YMML - VHHX

 

ML H164 KEPPA UH336 NYA J19 BHI T25 TNK J30 TN J251 DN A461 ZAM A583 CH

 

Estimated time: 8 hours.

 

Departure at or near 12:00z November 30.

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I reccon my best time for leg 2 (VHHH - KJFK) will be tomorrow

 

This is to say Monday 7/12/09 0730z

 

VHHH

V3 ENVAR M750 LEKOS PABSO R583 BISIS G581 ONC V73 DOVAG UKATA 33N150E 35N160E 35N170E 35N180E 35N170W 35N160W 36N150W 36N140W 37N130W ALLBE PIRAT OAK J84 EKR J100 OBK J584 CRL J554 JHW J70 LVZ LENDY5

KJFK

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I reccon my best time for leg 2 (VHHH - KJFK) will be tomorrow

 

This is to say Monday 7/12/09 0730z

 

VHHH

V3 ENVAR M750 LEKOS PABSO R583 BISIS G581 ONC V73 DOVAG UKATA 33N150E 35N160E 35N170E 35N180E 35N170W 35N160W 36N150W 36N140W 37N130W ALLBE PIRAT OAK J84 EKR J100 OBK J584 CRL J554 JHW J70 LVZ LENDY5

KJFK

 

Is that route supposed to be via the North pole? On Fsbuild it shows going east over the Pacific then across the United states from West to East.

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Looks that way...That one was todays actual route which seems to be further south, probably due to winds...

 

Closer to what I was thinking of is this:

 

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BEKOL A461 ZHO B208 HET W85 INTIK A575 UDA B339 SERNA G490 USONA A45 TUNIR B155 MX B934 ABERI 87N000E 85N040W 80N056W 75N064W 70N068W 65N069W 60N070W 55N070W 50N070W ML J555 YQB J560 PLB J6 LAMED J563 ALB.PWL2

 

 

Departure SID's

http://www.hkatc.gov.hk/HK_AIP/AIP/AD/HK_AD2-97E.pdf

and

http://www.hkatc.gov.hk/HK_AIP/AIP/AD/HK_AD2-97D.pdf

 

Arrival STAR's

http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KJFK/STAR/PAWLING+TWO

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Up and Broadcasting on

 

SAG TV

 

across the top of the world!

 

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CPA840

 

+BEKO3A N505F160 BEKOL A461 YIN/K0926S0920 A461 ZHO B208 HET W85 INTIK/K927S0980 A575 UDA B339 SERNA/K929S1060 G490 USONA A45 TUNIR B155 MX B934 ABERI/N505F350 87N000E 85N040W 80N056W 75N064W/M085F380 70N068W 65N069W 60N070W 55N070W/N505F400 50N070W ML J555 YQB J560 PLB J6 LAMED J563 ALB PWL2

 

 

EET/ZGZU0003 ZMBZ0238 UIII0345 BGGL0826 CYUL1128 KZBW1346 KZNY1403 REG/BHOV SEL/ADHL PER/D NAV/RNP4 GPSRNAV RMK/TCAS EQUIPPED

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Do you have a scheduled flight tomorrow? I might be able to join if your going to depart morning time as we don't have cl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es tomorrow thank heavens. I might be able to join one of your flights. This looks interesting as it's been a while since I last flew my 747. I need to dust it off!!

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Well I need to get down to South America, so maybe we'll do that tomorrow

 

My ETA into KJFK is around 2330z... so anytime after that would be good...

 

Perhaps:

 

 

KJFK - SAEZ

SHIPP LINND SQUAD DARUX L456 KIKER UA300 MNS UM402 VAS UA556 MCS UW64 GUA UW65 PAGON PAGO6A

 

This will be the last non-antarctic flight before the final flight to YMML.

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Well I need to get down to South America, so maybe we'll do that tomorrow

 

My ETA into KJFK is around 2330z... so anytime after that would be good...

 

2330Z? That's perfect, it should be 0730H on my side. What if we start off around 0030Z? And how long would that take us to South America?

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10 hours to South America from New York? That should do fine. If we plan to depart around 0030Z (0830H) I estimate that we will arrive in South America somewhere around 1000Z which should be 1800H for me. I'm up for it! Bring on the flight plan Captain Trent.

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Yep. The Comp[Mod - Happy Thoughts] does some funky things. My route was some way from the actual pole (about 200nm 'south' if you wish) but the comp[Mod - Happy Thoughts] does swing some way while you are tracking a straight line. Fortunatley FMC's, INS etc doesn't rely on comp[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es but on full co-ordinates etc to track by, so the line is straight and true even as the comp[Mod - Happy Thoughts] is visibly moving around at quite some rate of speed (while bank angle is 0 - quite a sight in it's own way)

 

In the PMDG, the placement of the Magenta line and waypoints in your ND won't move, but the comp[Mod - Happy Thoughts] arc along the top moves around, usually precessing in one direction slowly, but noticiably.

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