Fokker 27 (Helijah)

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Fokker F.27
Fokker-F27 landing.png
Type Airliner
Configuration High wing aircraft
Propulsion Turboprop aircraft, Twin-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Fokker
Author(s) Emmanuel Baranger
--aircraft= Fokker-F.27
Status Beta
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-1.png
 Cockpit Stars-2.png
 Model Stars-4.png
 Hangar Helijah hangar
 Website The website for the Fokker F.27 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Fokker F.27.
Download Download the Fokker F.27 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
Forum 'Fokker F.27' topic on the FlightGear forum.
License GPLv2+

The Fokker F27 "Friendship" was designed in the 1950s as a faster, more comfortable, pressurized successor to the Douglas DC-3. The prototypes first flew in 1955 and the commercial F27s were produced from 1958 to 1987, after which the type was replaced by the Fokker 50. 586 aircraft were built and used for passenger, cargo or postal services. As of 2018, 10 of them remain in service and several others are preserved. This model is available for FlightGear since January 2021.


Data from Wikipedia[1].

Max Take-Off Wt. 19,773 kg (43,592 lb)
Max Landing Wt.
Empty Wt. 11,204 kg (24,701 lb)
Capacity 48-56 passengers
Vne (never exceed) kts
Max Cruising Speed kts
Normal Cruising Speed 460 km/h (290 mph, 250 kts)
Vfe (max flaps speed) kts
Approach Speed kts
Landing Speed kts
Stall Speed kts
Service Ceiling 29500 feet
9000 m
Landing Distance
Take-off Distance
Range 2600 km (1600 mi, 1400 nm)

Basic procedures

Source (with more details)[2]

--- General ---

Autostart is available (press }). This automatically turns on the nav lights.

Four different doors can be opened/closed by pressing d, D, e or E.

Landing lights can be switched on/off by pressing l (lowercase L as Lima).

--- Takeoff ---

35000 lbs, 16.5° flaps: V1=86 kts, Vr=88 kts, V2=90 kts

35000 lbs, no flaps: V1=98 kts, Vr=101 kts, V2=104 kts

MTOW, 16.5° flaps: V1=97 kts, Vr=98 kts, V2=101 kts

MTOW, no flaps: V1=114 kts, Vr=115 kts, V2=117 kts

--- Approach ---

Gear down below 170 kts, flaps 16°, slow down to 110 kts

On glideslope active: flaps 26°

At 400 ft AGL: flaps 40°, disconnect autopilot before 200 ft

--- Landing ---

Speed: 76 kts (26000 lbs) to 95 kts (40000 lbs) Select 16° flaps (or no flaps on short runway) before braking

--- After landing ---

Pressing } again will stop engines and turn off lights.


You can open the doors.  

External link

  1. Wikipedia. Fokker F27 Friendship. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  2. The Vapor Trail. How to fly the Fokker F27 Friendship. Retrieved 28 April 2022.