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Delayed Divert

Post by adysmith » 22 Oct 2019, 20:19

I was flying LEBL to DGAA yesterday in a Stratocruiser (B377).

Due to my own error with FS settings the aircraft wasn't developing full power (so 50 knots below normal cruise speed) but was drinking fuel at normal rate hence I wasn't going to reach Accra, diverted to Ouagadoudou.

I won't be able to complete the flight until Thursday afternoon, will the "booking" still be valid or is it going to drop out and leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere with no route to book?
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Re: Delated Divert

Post by Vc Ten » 22 Oct 2019, 21:37

Hi Ade, I think your forwarding flight will have expired by then.
I can create a temporary route out to Accra if you want. You could do it yourself if you want, but I'm getting the hang of the flight plan admin so its no problem. Won't be able to do it until tomorrow as I need to be at my pc. Too fiddly on the tablet :lol:
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Re: Delayed Divert

Post by adysmith » 23 Oct 2019, 09:00

I may have managed it myself, there is also an outside possibility that I might fly it this morning before it expires :)
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Re: Delayed Divert

Post by Vc Ten » 23 Oct 2019, 20:21

Hi Ade While trawling through FSA forums, it looks like the booked flight remains for 72 hrs now, so you should be ok. I saw the flight you have created and took the liberty of changing the flight no. to the next consecutive no in the Stratocruiser plans (The new flight plan page defaults to CBF 1000 which need changing so we don't get duplicated flight plan numbers)
I gave up trying to convert a couple of 748s to freighter, that were actually converted in real life.
There should be a convert button somewhere on the aircraft page, but cant find it, :dunno: maybe its a for a higher authority, perhaps its one for Joe
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Re: Delayed Divert

Post by blanston12 » 24 Oct 2019, 06:03

Hey, I found the 'Convert Aircraft' button in the management options box, I started two conversions, one A748 at Manchester and the other at Gatwick
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Re: Delayed Divert

Post by adysmith » 24 Oct 2019, 09:39

I guess that one is hidden from us mere mortals, I have an "Edit Aircraft Information" option which would appear to allow me to change it from seating to cargo, but I don't want to play around too much for fear of screwing things up :lol:
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Re: Delayed Divert

Post by Vc Ten » 24 Oct 2019, 12:36

I think you are right Ade. Although I would have thought
as Fleet Manager would have sufficient authority to allow a conversion. As you say, you have enough control to screw things up quite easy. Maybe Joe can raise the question to Joe F.
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