ice pilots range calculations.

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  1. The Basket

    The Basket Well-Known Member

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    Watching ice pilots flying a C-46 full of cargo...how do you work out range and what safety margins are legal? I know they can't land on fumes.

    The variables must be weight, temperature, altitude, winds and the mpg of the engines. Considering there are 2 of them are they gonna burn fuel at same rate?

    Interestin' is all.
     
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    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

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    they have charts.

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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    They have to land with 30 minutes of reserve fuel VFR, 45 minutes IFR
     
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