What was your longest non stop flight?

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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by AuxBatOn » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 am

9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Flyboy757 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 am

AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 am
9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria.
How many tanker RV`s and what type ? C130, Airbus, other ?
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by AuxBatOn » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:57 am

That was 8 refuelings on many types (KC-135 (both MPRS and BDA), KC-10, A330 and A310)
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by co-joe » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:15 am

The yev-yxd-yev days were the longest I've ever flown in one trip. 9.7 hours in a King Air in one day is enough. 2 legs though so it doesn't count.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Speedalive » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:02 pm

Longest flight without shutting down was CYBW-CYXH (touch and go)-YEA-CYBW at 4.4 in a 172. If fuel stops count, I did CYBW-KSQL (San Francisco) in one day at 12.0, again in a 172. I would not recommend it!
As a passenger my longest is around 7 hours CYYC-MDPC in an AC 767.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Flyboy757 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:31 pm

C- 130...planned Dakar, Senegal to CYTR....around 14 hrs. Our planned 290kt G/S was as low as 160 kts. W/V a bit more than fcst + 100 nm track deviations due to severe wx along the ITCZ. Ended up min fuel into CYHZ after 14+ hrs.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Schooner69A » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm

Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate:

An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airframe. The mission was a routine patrol and search for a missing boat.

Link: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CF_Argus.html
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Rowdy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:07 pm

11.5hrs in a DHC6 crossing the pond westbound with a gnarly headwind in the winter.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by BGH » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:15 pm

Cessna 185 on wheels,Pitt Meadows to Saskatoon direct - 5:12;vfr.

Had a flight with one stop ;Halifax to Montreal,then Montreal to Sault St Marie,same 185,ifr.

No autopilot.

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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by AuxBatOn » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:35 pm

Schooner69A wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:55 pm
Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate:

An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airframe. The mission was a routine patrol and search for a missing boat.

Link: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CF_Argus.html
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by sanjet » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:25 pm

As a pilot:

15h50 airtime.
16h35 gate to gate

Boeing 777 Mumbai (BOM) - Toronto (YYZ)
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by iflyforpie » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:36 pm

AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:35 pm
[quote=Schooner69A post_id=<a href="tel:1060328">1060328</a> time=<a href="tel:1543449304">1543449304</a> user_id=21116]
Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate:

An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airframe. The mission was a routine patrol and search for a missing boat.

Link: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CF_Argus.html
:shock:
[/quote]

The Argus did have crew rest bunks.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by complexintentions » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:22 am

Had to go to LogTen Pro for this one...but the longest block-to-block I could find was 17:06, DXB-IAH in a B777-200LR.

I do remember it being odd to have been airborne over 14 hours and still being well above max landing weight. Bloody flying gas tank.

The filter also found 19 other flights over 16 hours, 39 between 15-16 hours, and 80 between 14-15 hours.

But that kinda IS what longhaul flying is...long. :mrgreen:
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Blakey » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:01 am

iflyforpie wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:36 pm
AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:35 pm
[quote=Schooner69A post_id=<a href="tel:1060328">1060328</a> time=<a href="tel:1543449304">1543449304</a> user_id=21116]
Here's one in which I would not have wanted to participate:

An Argus took off on May 30 1974 and landed on June 1 1974 after having added 32 hours to the airframe. The mission was a routine patrol and search for a missing boat.

Link: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CF_Argus.html
:shock:
The Argus did have crew rest bunks.
[/quote]

Yes it did; I recall using one. Not much rest to be had on an Argus though; the level of noise onboard was just about equal to the paper machine I worked on for a summer job. You could actually FEEL the noise!
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by andy_mtl » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:06 am

LIRF CYYZ ,my first flight at the control of a 330. 9.9h flight time.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by schnitzel2k3 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:48 am

AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 am
9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria.
:shockedbig:

I get antsy in the middle seat in economy on a widebody after an hour. I guess you keep busy, but that is impressive.

Thank you for your service Aux :prayer:

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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by RatherBeFlying » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:54 pm

After checking mid 50s Pan Am schedules, 10.2 LAX-HNL.

Longest time in glider: 6 hours using Southern Ontario thermals, but there's lots of Southern Ontario pilots who take off noon or before and come back around 8:30 when the days are long and the thermals are good.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Heliian » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:46 am

25 minute hop with one of the most annoying loudmouths I've ever met. I actually isolated his side for half the journey.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by schnitzel2k3 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:55 am

Heliian wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:46 am
25 minute hop with one of the most annoying loudmouths I've ever met. I actually isolated his side for half the journey.
Just smile and nod.

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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by MrWings » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:31 pm

AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 am
9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria.
I have to ask. How did you handle the call of nature?
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Mapleflt » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:41 pm

Soaring, 8.2 LS4 Eastern Ontario
Boring, 15.0 DHC6 PHNL to KOKC
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by Adam Oke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:31 pm

MrWings wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:31 pm
AuxBatOn wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 am
9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria.
I have to ask. How did you handle the call of nature?
Gliding guys use a relief tube. Something like a modified turkey baster with a tube .... also know as "The Polish Microphone" :lol:

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Ziplock Bags
I know one guy that used saran wrap....don't ask me how. He said something along the lines of 8 twists gets it out the window and away from the glider before it unravels.

I recommend the bag from a Tim Horton's box of coffee. It has a wide opening with a cap. If that is too big, then the smaller opening wine bags will work for those that need it :wink: .
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by digits_ » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:37 pm

These work great:

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca/store/p ... lsrc=aw.ds

The chemicals turn into a solid, so no leaks and very limited odor.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by The Tenth Man » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:53 pm

4 minutes and 17 seconds in a wingsuit from 17,000 feet until canopy deployment at 3,000 feet. My arms were tired.
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Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Post by fayuyang » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:25 pm

For work, flow 4 hours in PC12 from Toronto City centre to Winnipeg

Commercially, 15 hours on EVA 777-300 from YYZ to TPE
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