I think i downloaded your Pan Am flightplan Chris, and AIFP cough out a lot of errors regarding flight durations that goes for too long, leading to "flights unable to return in period errors". If you're willing to look at it will you make some fixes? I realize its an old flightplan that you posted years ago.
I also find a 707 flying from JFK to Bangkok, Guam directly. Is this accurate? As far as i know a 707-320 can't fly that far with the cargo and passengers they put back then
Ok. First the good news: As you suspected, I did the flightplans for Pan American, 1971. The bad news is that I don't have the source files anymore, although I still have the timetable. I can confirm that there was no direct flight from JFK to Bangkok. What you're seeing is probably a repositioning flight. One thing to consider when looking at timetables - and especially old ones is that they do not contain all flights: excluded are cargo, charter and training flights (and that's excluding actual errors by the airline or OAG). When that data, even perfectly copied, is run through MRAIC, two things will happen. First, the flights won't balance (necessiting positioning flights which probably won't reflect actual aircraft performance) and second, even though you've balanced everything, MRAIC will generate "orphans" in the output file, such as "NFFN - YSSY AC#,QFB3F,1%,WEEK,IFR,6/20:35,@0/00:50,320,F,0581,YSSY". More positioning is needed to fix that. I tend to err on the side of having more flights around, even though they may accurately depict reality. If that inconveniences you or others, please accept my apologies and feel free to cut up, fold, spindle or otherwise mutilate my flightplans
Exit runway when able
btw, "YRGN" is actually Rangoon, but only in the Pan Am '71 flightplans
theflyingmobian: Damn you're on top of this lol
Jun 11, 2021 19:08:35 GMT -5
chasensfo: People usually reach out to me when they paint late 90s fleets and ask about flightplans
Jun 12, 2021 8:01:49 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Here are my huge and humble thanks to Michael Pearson for creating these magnificent paints for the post-CAAC Chinese airlines!
Jun 16, 2021 11:24:16 GMT -5
chasensfo: Hell yeah, and soon the 1990s airports of China will all be open for business
Jun 19, 2021 2:25:09 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: The special livery of the 747-100 of Japan Asia has been painted by Michael Pearson some time ago. The repaint can be found on AVSIM here: faib_747-100_jaa.zip
Jun 24, 2021 8:30:21 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yet it took until now for someone to point it out LOL. Thanks for that, link updated along with several others
Jun 28, 2021 18:45:46 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Satisfying to see Iberia package being released with all their repaints available! Also, can't wait for SAS and Aerolíneas Argentinas in a near future!
Jun 30, 2021 6:59:11 GMT -5
chasensfo: SAS yes but Aerolineas not sure, maybe some other Argentine carriers. Mostly European and US carriers for now unless others make surprises
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:05 GMT -5
chasensfo: China too of course
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:09 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Looking forward to filling up Australia and New Zealand with those Chinese, US and European carriers too.
Jul 1, 2021 1:18:19 GMT -5
tony: Thanks for the lovely Aussie repaints. If you plan to do more heres a link to a great aussie airliner register that may be of help. www.aussieairliners.org/index.html
Jul 2, 2021 10:38:21 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: I think at this point the Qantas VH-OJC Formula 1 747 is the only remaining 747 yet to be painted in AI, but I don't think it has plans yet as that was active in 2000 to 2002.
Jul 3, 2021 20:11:05 GMT -5
jetstar: G-AWNA was painted up in incorrect BOAC colours when it was WFU, It was broken up in those colours in 1999. If you look closely, you can see the overpainted white where the BA titles were, and the tail is showing the speed stripe underneath the.. see part2
Jul 13, 2021 7:41:02 GMT -5
jetstar: Thin paint on the tail. They never did anything with the lower blue though. It was just homage to BOAC's original 747-136 when it was retired. Its a pity is was not preserved. Then again, BA would not pay to upkeep the 707 at Cosford, which was scrapped.
Jul 13, 2021 7:43:46 GMT -5
jetstar: Should have said Landor, Doh!
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