Susi Air Virtual – Final leg of Papua Tour

This is the final leg in the tour. For some reason, this PIREP provided a route map.

Flight SAV89A

  • Submitted By: Kor Kiley
  • Departure Airport: Tanah Merah (WAKT)
  • Arrival Airport: Sentani International (WAJJ)
  • Aircraft: C208B (PK-BVU)
  • Flight Time: 01.17
  • Date Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Status: Approval Pending
FLIGHT DETAILS
Gross Revenue:
(9 load / $ 212.00 per unit
$ 1, 908.00
Fuel Cost:
(325 fuel used @ 5.1 / unit)
$ 1, 657.50

Additional Log Information:

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smartCARS version 2.1.31.0, 2017/12/23 UTC
[16:43:44] Preflight started, flying offline
[16:43:44] Flying Quest_Kodiak_v1.5 MAF
[16:43:46] Flaps set to position 8
[16:44:42] Engine 1 is on
[16:46:38] Pushing back with 1338 lb of fuel
[16:46:53] Taxiing to runway
[16:47:51] Flaps set to position 0
[16:49:39] Flaps set to position 5
[16:50:42] Taking off
[16:50:49] Climbing, pitch: 8, roll: 1 degrees left, 75 kts
[16:51:00] Flaps set to position 2 at 156 ft at 87 kts
[16:51:07] Flaps set to position 0 at 237 ft at 98 kts
[16:59:50] Stalling
[16:59:54] Stall recovered after a minimum speed of 66 kts
[17:04:18] Cruising at 18000ft, pitch: 5, 153 kts
[17:47:59] Descending
[17:51:35] Approaching
[18:01:44] Final approach, 151 kts
[18:04:08] Flaps set to position 2 at 2914 ft at 158 kts
[18:04:23] Flaps set to position 5 at 2663 ft at 129 kts
[18:07:42] Flaps set to position 8 at 792 ft at 101 kts
[18:08:55] Stalling
[18:08:55] Touched down at -612 fpm, gear lever: down, pitch: 6, roll: 2 degrees left, 62 kts
[18:08:55] Stall recovered after a minimum speed of 68 kts
[18:09:00] Landed in 446 ft, fuel: 1014 lb, weight: 6268 lb
[18:09:00] Taxiing to gate
[18:09:53] The flight may now be ended
[18:09:53] Arrived, flight duration: 01:17
[18:13:53] Engine 1 is off

Route Map

FireShot Pro Screen Capture #057 - 'Pireps - Susi Air Virtual' - www_susiairvirtual_com_index_php_pireps_viewreport_194.jpg

Susi Air 12/23/17

WX17 to WAKM which is WAKJ in X-Plane 11 with LR G1000

The following three flights are not very interesting. It’s low flat terrain.

Flight SAV102A

  • Submitted By: Kor Kiley
  • Departure Airport: Asmat / Ewer (WX17)
  • Arrival Airport: Kimaan (WAKM)
  • Aircraft: C208B (PK-BVC)
  • Flight Time: 00.58
  • Date Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Status: Approval Pending
FLIGHT DETAILS
Gross Revenue:
(9 load / $ 156.00 per unit
$ 1, 404.00
Fuel Cost:
(253 fuel used @ 5.1 / unit)
$ 1, 290.30

Additional Log Information:

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smartCARS version 2.1.31.0, 2017/12/23 UTC
[13:06:15] Preflight started, flying offline
[13:06:15] Flying Quest_Kodiak_v1.5 MAF
[13:06:54] Engine 1 is on
[13:09:24] Pushing back with 932 lb of fuel
[13:10:03] Taxiing to runway
[13:12:35] Flaps set to position 2
[13:12:38] Flaps set to position 5
[13:12:57] Taking off
[13:13:04] Climbing, pitch: 8, roll: 1 degrees left, 79 kts
[13:13:13] Flaps set to position 2 at 200 ft at 85 kts
[13:13:38] Flaps set to position 0 at 685 ft at 103 kts
[13:16:28] Stalling
[13:16:33] Stall recovered after a minimum speed of 61 kts
[13:20:56] Cruising at 8000ft, pitch: 2, 171 kts
[13:57:16] Descending
[13:58:11] Approaching
[13:58:11] Sim paused
[13:58:16] Sim unpaused, simulation rate: 1X
[14:05:08] Final approach, 155 kts
[14:08:59] Flaps set to position 2 at 1174 ft at 127 kts
[14:09:48] Flaps set to position 5 at 973 ft at 111 kts
[14:10:20] Flaps set to position 8 at 713 ft at 98 kts
[14:10:21] Go around conditions met
[14:10:22] Standard final approach conditions met
[14:11:53] Touched down at -376 fpm, gear lever: down, pitch: 2, roll: 1 degrees left, 66 kts
[14:11:57] Aircraft bounced, touched back down at -130 fpm
[14:12:06] Landed in 1158 ft, fuel: 680 lb, weight: 5986 lb
[14:12:06] Taxiing to gate
[14:12:23] The flight may now be ended
[14:12:23] Arrived, flight duration: 00:58
[14:14:34] Engine 1 is off

Comments

Commenter Comment
Kor Kiley WAKM is WAKJ in X-Plane 11 LR G1000

Flight SAV101A

  • Submitted By: Kor Kiley
  • Departure Airport: Kimaan (WAKM)
  • Arrival Airport: Mopah International (WAKK)
  • Aircraft: C208B (PK-BVB)
  • Flight Time: 00.39
  • Date Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Status: Approval Pending
FLIGHT DETAILS
Gross Revenue:
(9 load / $ 99.00 per unit
$ 891.00
Fuel Cost:
(171 fuel used @ 5.1 / unit)
$ 872.10

Additional Log Information:

View Log

smartCARS version 2.1.31.0, 2017/12/23 UTC
[14:18:40] Preflight started, flying offline
[14:18:40] Flying Quest_Kodiak_v1.5 MAF
[14:18:42] Flaps set to position 8
[14:20:22] Flaps set to position 0
[14:22:22] Engine 1 is on
[14:23:12] Pushing back with 810 lb of fuel
[14:23:28] Taxiing to runway
[14:25:51] Flaps set to position 5
[14:27:31] Taking off
[14:27:35] Climbing, pitch: 9, roll: 3 degrees left, 66 kts
[14:27:50] Flaps set to position 2 at 254 ft at 87 kts
[14:27:56] Flaps set to position 0 at 304 ft at 100 kts
[14:34:16] Cruising at 9500ft, pitch: 4, 145 kts
[14:51:29] Sim paused
[15:00:42] Sim unpaused, simulation rate: 1X
[15:00:48] Descending
[15:02:20] Approaching
[15:11:14] Final approach, 136 kts
[15:12:33] Flaps set to position 2 at 2132 ft at 138 kts
[15:14:15] Flaps set to position 5 at 993 ft at 129 kts
[15:15:07] Flaps set to position 8 at 673 ft at 96 kts
[15:15:08] Go around conditions met
[15:15:08] Standard final approach conditions met
[15:16:35] Touched down at -505 fpm, gear lever: down, pitch: 5, roll: level, 62 kts
[15:16:38] Aircraft bounced, touched back down at -2 fpm
[15:16:48] Landed in 1085 ft, fuel: 639 lb, weight: 5945 lb
[15:16:48] Taxiing to gate
[15:17:05] The flight may now be ended
[15:17:05] Arrived, flight duration: 00:39
[15:18:45] Engine 1 is off

Comments

Commenter Comment
Kor Kiley WAKM is WAKJ in X-Plane 11 LR G1000

WAKK to WAKT

Flight SAV90A

  • Submitted By: Kor Kiley
  • Departure Airport: Mopah International (WAKK)
  • Arrival Airport: Tanah Merah (WAKT)
  • Aircraft: C208B (PK-BVT)
  • Flight Time: 00.59
  • Date Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Status: Approval Pending
FLIGHT DETAILS
Gross Revenue:
(9 load / $ 146.00 per unit
$ 1, 314.00
Fuel Cost:
(265 fuel used @ 5.1 / unit)
$ 1, 351.50

Additional Log Information:

View Log

smartCARS version 2.1.31.0, 2017/12/23 UTC
[15:27:38] Preflight started, flying offline
[15:27:38] Flying Quest_Kodiak_v1.5 MAF
[15:27:40] Flaps set to position 8
[15:30:51] Engine 1 is on
[15:31:47] Flaps set to position 0
[15:31:51] Pushing back with 806 lb of fuel
[15:32:17] Taxiing to runway
[15:33:36] Flaps set to position 5
[15:35:23] Taking off
[15:35:31] Climbing, pitch: 6, roll: 3 degrees left, 79 kts
[15:35:47] Flaps set to position 2 at 71 ft at 98 kts
[15:35:50] Flaps set to position 0 at 88 ft at 106 kts
[15:42:57] Cruising at 8000ft, pitch: 5, 128 kts
[16:32:53] Descending
[16:32:53] Approaching
[16:32:54] Final approach, 151 kts
[16:34:26] Flaps set to position 2 at 1253 ft at 128 kts
[16:35:07] Flaps set to position 5 at 808 ft at 116 kts
[16:35:39] Flaps set to position 8 at 515 ft at 96 kts
[16:36:53] Touched down at -191 fpm, gear lever: down, pitch: 4, roll: 1 degrees left, 71 kts
[16:37:01] Landed in 805 ft, fuel: 541 lb, weight: 6179 lb
[16:37:01] Taxiing to gate
[16:37:05] The flight may now be ended
[16:37:05] Taxi time was less than 15 seconds
[16:37:05] Arrived, flight duration: 00:59
[16:39:03] Engine 1 is off

Susi Air — WASR to WABF

I’m enroute from Rendani, West Papua, Indonesia (WASR) to Numfor, a small island about 50nm from the coast. Here is my smartCARS log from the flight.9

smartCARS version 2.1.31.0, 2017/12/22 UTC-5
[12:51:05 PM] Preflight started, flying offline
[12:51:05 PM] Flying Quest_Kodiak_v1.5 MAF
[12:51:54 PM] Engine 1 is on
[12:59:15 PM] Flaps set to position 5
[01:01:16 PM] Pushing back with 805 lb of fuel
[01:01:17 PM] Taxiing to runway
[01:01:24 PM] Taking off
[01:01:31 PM] Climbing, pitch: 7, roll: 4 degrees left, 79 kts
[01:01:40 PM] Flaps set to position 2 at 124 ft at 87 kts
[01:01:45 PM] Flaps set to position 0 at 206 ft at 98 kts
[01:05:07 PM] Cruising at 5000ft, pitch: 4, 136 kts
[01:14:22 PM] Descending
[01:14:22 PM] Approaching
[01:17:28 PM] Final approach, 141 kts
[01:18:52 PM] Flaps set to position 2 at 1094 ft at 120 kts
[01:19:25 PM] Flaps set to position 5 at 1066 ft at 93 kts
[01:20:05 PM] Flaps set to position 8 at 818 ft at 100 kts
[01:21:25 PM] Touched down at -173 fpm, gear lever: down, pitch: 4, roll: 1 degrees left, 69 kts
[01:21:34 PM] Landed in 825 ft, fuel: 725 lb, weight: 5729 lb
[01:21:34 PM] Taxiing to gate
[01:21:37 PM] The flight may now be ended
[01:21:37 PM] Taxi time was less than 15 seconds
[01:21:37 PM] Arrived, flight duration: 00:20

Susi Air Virtual

I just discovered Susi Air a day or two ago and joined yesterday. This is my first experience with a virtual airline and I had no idea how it would be operated. The key element is software called smartCARS. To start a flight you find the flight you want, either through smartCARS or on the Susi Air Virtual website. Then you select that flight in smartCARS and start the flight.

I’ve had a lot of problems with the airport codes being incorrect, or different, or non-existent in X-Plane. They are also very hard to find or missing in skyvector but I just found a site that has information and weather on 29 of them called Our Airports.

Susi Air Scenery Packages (continued)

Yesterday I joined the Susi Air Virtual Airline. They have all of the Susi Air airports in a single zip file.

After adding all of those airports and landing strips, I spent about two days troubleshooting to eliminate errors that threw up warnings every time I launched X-Plane. The last one I was to eliminate was caused by THE-FAIB Aircraft Library. I finally discovered that there were two zip files within the directory structure that had all of the aircraft. Once I extracted all of those planes and deleted the zip file, I was fine. The rest of the errors were solved by finding some add-on libraries that some of the airports depended on, etc.

Susi Air Scenery Packages

Ruifo is working on airport scenery in Papua where Susi Air flys to. There is a thread in the X-Plane Forum with all information.

Here is some important information from that link related to the landing strips and airports that he has created:

 

Distance Table.jpg
Airfield Data.jpg
I’ve been practicing taking off and landing at WX37, Beoga airstrip. It is extremely difficult, probably as much because it is so difficult to spot from the air. It also has a 2% pitch but it seems much steeper than that to me, not only landing on it but seeing a video of a real plane landing there.

New Zealand – Problems with Thranda Quest Kodiak

I’ve undergone some frustrations with the Kodiak here in New Zealand. There seems to be a certain sector of airspace that causes X-Plane 11 (now 11.10rc3) to invariably crash. I can fly from the north to Raglan and Hamilton and from there, south to New Plymouth, but trying to fly east always causes a software crash.

To get around this problem, I flew the Cessna Skyhawk from Raglan to Hamilton (…because there was one there to rent with GPS), from Hamilton to New Plymouth, and finally from New Plymouth to Gisborne. As you can see from my log below, I also flew the Cessna Caravan from Hamilton to Matamata, from Matamata to Tauranga and from Tauranga to Great Barrier Island.

FireShot Pro Screen Capture #049 - 'FSEconomy terminal' - server_fseconomy_net_log_jsp

I was also able to fly from New Plymouth to Ohakea Military Airport on the coast south of New Plymouth. I am currently enroute to Nelson, on the South Island. From there, I will try to work my way back north on the east side of the north island.