Andy320

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  1. We both went off topic, I believe he was referring to many airlines that operate the A320 family, BA, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines etc when time allows and conditions are right all perform single engine taxis out and in religiously.
  2. I know you can skip items on the checklist but you can't skip the before engine start checklist which was what I was referring to, i'm not sure what you mean by n-1 and it's relationship to rolling resistance?
  3. No noo don't use the word single engine, I've been declined twice now, I want to see if aerosoft could maybe allow the checklist to continue or skip the engine start process without causing problems. Litraully a skip function would be a dream come true ! I'm fully aware that this subject is off topic as it relates to the A320 family, but I think... I've been a member long enough to know that the right people to agree with me on this read this preview often lol, with no intention of disrespecting this preview page :-)
  4. Would it be possible to skip an engine start so that the checklist can continue, I think you may know where i'm going with this as my other request was declined...
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    Destination estimated times

    I haven't flown the buses for quite a while but I will soon get back to flying them, I noticed this much more when flying across the pond with the A318s, I believe the aerosoft buses calculate the time using nautical ground miles rather than nautical air miles, in basic words calculating the time without wind prediction etc (soon to come in the update), now I can't remember if this was the only cause, but it did play a huge part in the discrepancy. Simbrief and PFPX will calculate fuel using nautical air miles so it will account for the wind data it recieves from your route.
  6. Aerosoft are modelling paper work in their A330 so it's not off topic, it was nice to read peoples thoughts and experiances regarding paper work, It's the small things that aren't commonly spoken about that make this forum very interesting to read such as paper work to be very honest lol.
  7. Every airbus I've been in before pushback this practice is normal, in fact it's very organised and very efficient to use things such as the throttles to hold paper work. I found it funny to see these BA pilots topping up on the news before departure from Sofia, sort of gave a very relaxed boarding experience as a passenger.
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    ACJ Fuel mods

    The aerosoft A318 burns too much fuel, even if you modify the basic empty mass the angle of attack at cruise altitudes above 36,000ft is very excessive as if you are flying a heavier plane than planned. If you use Simbrief or PFPX to plan your flights, change the fuel factor to P14 (+14%) this percentage increases with time, so from London City Airport to Shannon P14 may be excessive by 800kg tip fuel for example, with flights lasting longer than 8 hrs P14 may be too short, but for all my Shonnon to JFK flights P14 hasn't let me down, I'm able to land burning 100-300kg less trip fuel than planned when using P14 keeping my reserves intact, most of the time.
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    High fuel consumption (A319 CFM)

    Darkplay the A318/319 CFMs v1.31 have fuel burn issues.
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    ACJ Fuel mods

    They do have extra tanks but they don't always use them. I copied this photo from a BA pilot on Twitter before his flight to BAKU (BA145). Just to add I've seen many BA145 flights initially climbing to 37,000ft before this route ended, which means they were becoming close to empty flights compared to Tel Aviv, Amman and Beirut where you would see initial cruise altitudes of 33,000ft which were shorter miles than Baku.
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    ACJ Fuel mods

    I have
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    ACJ Fuel mods