Airbus_330_340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 157 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 8506 times:
This may sound stupid, but how do you line up for approach in flight simulator 2000. I use the flight planner and it only takes me directly to the airport and will NEVER line me up with a runway. Would someone please explain how this is done.
VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1496 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8439 times:
If you use a flight planner, add a GPS fix at the end of the ILS path for the runway you want to land at. The computer can fly you to this fix on autopilot, then tune in the ILS freq. in the nav1 radio, and set your autopilot to apr (approach). You'll hit the centerline every time.
Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8411 times:
While you are in the planning phase of your flight, you go to "edit route". Then locate your destination airport on the map. Simply take the red route line marking your route (anywhere on the route), and click and hold, and drag it onto a fix (most likely an intersection) close to the runway. A box will come up notifying you of which fix you dragged it onto, then click on the check mark and you are set to go. If you don't see intersections, make sure you have them shown by clicking on the triangle icon at the top of the map, then they will show up as green triangles. Hope this helps.
N139J From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8388 times:
A lot of runways also have NDBs located at their OM (LOM). Tune this into your ADF radio and use it to help you line up. I would suggest practice of all of the above suggestions using a Cessna or other light aircraft and then move up. This way you get used to it slow before going fast.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8348 times:
You can have the ILS allign the plane with the runway for you like what the rest of the guys have told you, or do it manually, like I do (I think its more fun, but thats just me). It takes some practice, but after a while you'll be able to allign your aircraft with any runway in no time.
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Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8354 times:
The ILS is good option as well. Tune into the frequency and fly it all the way. I like to fly my ILS approaches manually. If you have the FS2K Pro manual, take a look at that as well, there you can find information on approaches and landings. Also in the help section, there are a few things you can view also under the Aircraft Handbooks section.
Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8324 times:
Unfortunately I cannot tell you exactly how, as I use a joystick without rudder pedals. However, there is an article under "help>aviation articles" about using the rudder, they have a term for this (a balance between rudder and bank) that I cannot recall. If you look it up there, you could find your answer. I'll look it up to see if I can give you the exact name to the article. Sorry I couldn't help any further.
N139J From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8324 times:
In regard to rudders, always watch your inclinometer (side-slip indicator). This is that curved tube normally around your HSI with a black ball in the middle. There are two black lines in the center as well. If you are trying to match rudder with bank, "step on the ball" (if the ball is to the left, apply left rudder) as you turn. If you are using rudder to yaw the plane to help alignment (especially in a cross-wind situation), you can tell how much rudder you are using by looking at that. Hope this helps