Hi out there. I read a lot in this forum about fuel planning in SD. Even the pros and cons of making a whole new fuel calculation each stop I plan (with the "land here" function) vs. calculating with the remaining fuel.
BTW, I also plead for a fuel calculation possibility for the whole trip. With calclulate on base of remaining fuel (if you need more votes for that
But I found so far no answer for a mostly common problem we have (expect of "do it manually"):
- I recently plan a trip of about 2 hours flight time. That is absolutely within my tank capacity WHITOUT any refuelling including reserves.
- The trip has four stops (or more. But even with one stop the problem exists)
- At each leg I get a fuel calculation by SD including the 30 min. holding.
This makes about 120 minutes of holdings/reserve on a 120 minute flight with 4 stops. That does really not make sense!
Altough I do understand why you (until now
) decided not to implement a feature that calculates the fuel based on the remaining amout after first landing, I cannot find a way to tell SD "please use the 30 Min. Holding and contingency JUST ONCE".
Is there a way to do so which I simply not found?
It is absolutely clear that I can plan a flight without "land here" and ad manually the amount of fuel for landing and departure/take off. But that is IMHO much more critical and error-prone, than computing with the reamining fuel I think.
A suggestion for that often discussed topic could be: In the settings offer a checkbox which says "Plan or do not plan reserve/holding/contingency after each landing". If you want add "we highly recommend to leave this active". Or an explanation "If you turn this to off reserve/holding/contingency fuel will be calculates just once for the whole trip".
But the - in my opinion - best solution is the here in the forum often suggested way to calculate a multiple stop (or sector) with the remaining fuel and send a warning when there is not enough fuel for further legs.
Thank for your suggestions on my question above, hints and answers
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