How do I figure out how much fuel I need for a flight?

The amount of fuel needed for a given flight can be calculated by multiplying the estimated flight time by the rate of consumption. For example, a flight of 400 NM at 100 knots GS takes 4 hours to complete.

How do I use flight planner in FSX?

Basic Instructions

  1. Click on the “Free Flight” button in the left-side menu prior to launching the game.
  2. You’ll then see something called “Flight Planner” appear; simply click this and it will open up the flight planner that comes with FSX.
  3. Now, click on the “create” tab and select the “Departure Airport”.

How do you calculate fuel quantity?

Fuel = Distance / 100 x Consumptionper 100 mi For example, if the distance is 300 miles and the consumption is 5 gallons per 100 miles, you will need 300 / 100 x 5 = 15 gallons of gas. Both formulas are applicable for metric units – km and liters, just make sure you do not mix metric units.

How much fuel does a plane use per hour?

On average, single engine airplane fuel consumption is between 8 and 20 gallons per hour on average. A lot of the costs of aviation fuel are higher than those of cars.

What is the best flight planner?

ForeFlight has grown into a cross-platform planning tool, used by everyone from student pilots to corporate flight departments.

  • ForeFlight Mobile.
  • Garmin Pilot.
  • MyRadar.
  • Sporty’s Pilot Training.
  • CloudTopper.
  • FltPlan Go.
  • Stratus Insight.
  • Sporty’s E6B.

How do I use the fuel planner?

Step 1: The fuel planner works based on distance. You have two options: A) Enter a valid 4-letter ICAO or 3-letter IATA code in the from/to fields, OR… Set a reserve time. By default we give you one hour of fuel, but if you need more or less you can set it here in hh:mm format.

How to load more fuel in a plane?

There are two more cases, however, where you want to load more fuel: No Enroute Alternate and Inability to Hold Height: you’re long way from home and a malfunction does not allow you to fly at altitude, thus causing higher fuel consumption. Not mentioned in the list above as it’s not mandatory at all.

How to calculate trip fuel for cruise ships?

From the KTAS (Knots True Air Speed) and the wind component, let’s calculate our Ground Speed. Now we can calculate the trip time: 300NM / 120Knots = 2,5 hours (or 2:30, in a more convenient format) From the trip time and the cruise fuel consumption we get the Trip Fuel: 15USG/Hr * 2,5Hr = 37,5USG.

How do you calculate final reserve fuel consumption?

Final Reserve. We don’t know the endurance speed, which provides the lowest fuel consumption. Let’s be conservative and use the cruise fuel flow. Final Reserve = 0:45Hr * 15 = 11,25USG. Let’s sum this up! So we start X-Plane, load our favourite REP airplane, put 58 USG of fuel in our tanks and we’re good to go!