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My Flight Simulator Journey

Berlin Tegel to Singapore Changi in an JMB VL-3

Inspired by one of my colleagues undertaking an interresting endeavour I’ve decided to start a similar (however slightly less challenging) endeavour in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

I want to travel from Berlin Tegel to Singapore Changi in an JMB VL-3.

The JMB VL-3 has a cruising speed of 130 knots and a range of 690 nautical miles. In comparison to Tom’s choice of a Cessna 152 these are only marginally larger numbers, so this too, will take a long while. However the plane is more modern so it might prove to be a bit less hard.

I have taken off from Tegel on 2020-11-08 at around 11:30, since the last plane frome the real-world Tegel took off at 15:00 that day.

The rules for my journey are:

It is worth noting that I, too, know almost nothing about flying planes, so this should be… fun?

If you are interrested in watching me trying to pilot an airplane: I will be streaming the flights on twitch! (Wich I have never done before, so that will be fun too!) If you want to co-pilot message me on twitter or mastodon.


I will update the progress and plan for my journey on this map!

  1. Quoting Tom’s page here: “Taxi ribbon is turned on because the alternative would be to load up and print out diagrams of every airport in the world that I intend to land at, and I’m trying to have some fun here.”