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  1. Iain

    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Oh, now that you mention it, it is you, I never realised, a very happy and calm pilot!! Return flight done, SABE winds were dead calm, warm, clear skies, just like a Norwegian winter, I'm happy to be here, Bergen weather was getting a bit crazy. Next flight is to Mendoza so will post that up this evening or tomorrow, the first evening flight will be a special youtube video, with a bit more editing to show off this wonderful creation by the IXEG team.
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Please excuse the landing Jan!
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    A very rough and ready of the landing, definition is a bit low in youtube, will upload a high res tomorrow.
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Slow progress to Buenos Aires, but plenty fuel at least, TOD in 50 mins, 6.5T fuel onboard. Time to bump up the cruise speed a bit. Land at SAEZ then relocate to SABE tomorrow (real aircraft relocated this morning), then flight booked to Cordoba tomorrow, dep 7:30 local, arr 8:55.
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Hi Jan Actually, with a low ZFW of around 34, it's surprising how far you can fly in the -300. ESSA-GCLP 2468nm 1700kg remaining. GCLP-SBSG 2378nm 2300kg remaining SBSG-SAEZ 2383nm 2600kg remaining Working 12 hr shifts doesn't help to get these flights done, I want to do SBSG-SAEZ today so I can do the first commercial flight on Tuesday, but I can't really fit it in, unless I go home, greet the wife and go straight to my PC...actually, I think it's the only way to do it Is there a better way to put a youtube video here or just use a link?
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Video of the landing.... https://youtu.be/hWkr0JAkExI
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Leaving GCLP for Brazil Final, Natal
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Hi Jan I downloaded the Boeing font and changed the tail to 737-800 (hope you don't mind) and repositioned in to match LV-HQH. I will post some pics and a video on Youtube of the first flight from SABE, believe me, Argentina with Ortho looks stunning, after 30 years of simming, the peak has been reached, look forward to Tuesday. Cheers Iain
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    I managed to do this myself, thought I may as well learn the basics of painting at some point, the font colour is a little weak, will correct that later. Current location of my 737 is Canary Islands, arrived from Norwegians paint shop in Stockholm yesterday, set off for Natal in Brazil later today and then on to Buenos Aires on Monday. First commercial flight out of Jorge Newbery airport on Tuesday, interesting place, runway is only 6890ft long. Parked up at GCLP Leaving ESSA SABE, Jorge Newbury and Buenos Aires
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    Aircraft Condition Monitoring System system is not a feature of the FMC, best way to fix it...don't click it
  11. Morning all. Norwegian (the real airline) are starting flights from Argentina, Buenos Aires or the 16th of October, LV-HQH has been for route proving in the last few months, flying from the Norwegian paint shop in Stockholm via Canary Islands and Brazil. It returned on the 5th of October in preparation for the first flight. Norwegian virtual will simulate this timetable so I also plan a ferry flight, some local area training, at start the first flight on the 16th or the 17th. I have the scenery all sorted, the original content of this thread was a request to have a new livery with the correct tail code, but I managed to change it myself, see below. Look forward to updating you in the next few days, and eventually have a short youtube video of the first flight. Fresh out the paint shop
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    Simples question....

    Please remember, these sort of changes mid flight exposes the weak points in the FMC, the VNAV can get a bit lost and your TOD becomes completely screwed, not always, but for me it's best to put restrictions in or bypass restrictions before leaving the gate. Then once in the air, double check the TOD is correct. If I do on the fly changes to simulate ATC clearing me higher, which is quite common for departures from London area where the SID has you at 6000ft a very long time, I usually just line select the first waypoint that has no restriction and click it to the top of the list. I found this way to give less problems. Worst TOD fail I had was flying to Svalbard, ended up at 10'000ft in a steep dive towards the Barents sea, you can see the profile here, not pretty! https://www.virtualnorwegian.net/pirep/138971/
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    IXEG B7336- Will not open

    Well, this is quite a common problem, and you can read the answer here The only problem being you seam to have a slightly different problem in that you don't have the small error box. I'm not expert on this stuff but since you haven't had any support I thought this suggestion might help.
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    FMC questions

    MGEISS is correct, but I think you need to sit and watch various FMC tutorials, there are lots out there and without trying to sound smart, your questions are basic level questions for the FMC. One tip would be to search for PMDG 737 FMC tutorial, the FMC is the same except PMDG has more features enabled, but your questions are on basic operations so you shouldn't have any problem finding answers, and video's are much easier to follow that trying to work out what people mean in their text. But to add my points in case you are still not sure. SIDS STARTS and RW can be changed at any time, remember though when you change your STAR in mid flight, it might look like your route has been completely screwed up, but by using the LEGS page, you can rejoin the route to make it correct again. And this leads to your other question, how to select a waypoint that is in the plan but further down the list. This type of change is probably one of the most common and useful things you need to be able to do. Learning this allows your to skip waypoints which is quite common when pilots ask for shortcuts or ATC say go direct to a waypoint, and as I mentioned before, you do this to fix the route once you change a STAR. As MGEISS said, you are basically dragging the route up to join up the complete route, an incomplete route will have a line that says ROUTE DISCONTINUITY. This error was the biggest headache for me when learning the FMC!! All it means is there is a gap in your route, and all you do is select the waypoint below this message, and click on the line above to effectively drag it one line up and join the route up. As I said, find a good youtube video and it will be much easier, you can checkout flightdeck2sim, have a look around the 3:30 mark, you can see how to advance to the next waypoint. I'm at work so I can't watch in detail but I think this helps you out. The green arc is a great tool, but you need to know what it is an it's limits. It basically shows you at which point in your flight path, you will reach the altitude that you have selected in the MCP. So if you are at 20'000ft and you select 15'000ft, it will show you at what point you will reach that altitude...but, you need to do a few things to make it work. 1st you need to actually be descending, so setup a V/S of say -1000ft / min, then once you start to descend. you will see the green arc show up on the ND. The other thing you need to check is that your ND range is correct, so for the above example, it will take 5 minutes to descent 5000ft and -1000ft per min, and you might need 10nm to do that descent, if your ND range is set to 5nm, the green arc won't show as it's out the top of the screen.
  15. https://www.virtualnorwegian.net/pirep/145926/ Was hoping to beat the 5hr mark across the pond, winds were great today, track U eastbound, 143kts tail wind, CI 100 and Mach .77 and a pretty light load. 2.5 hrs worth of fuel left as well! Another first I have to try is the KPVD to Bergen, a bit risky but should be quite easy with winds like today. Was tempted to land the opposite way at Shannon but that would be highly unprofessional! No attempt being made at the return flight until the winds calm down