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How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?  
User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6700 times:

Just wanted to ask a few questions to all who fly in FS2000.

What kind of flights do you like to do? Transatlantic, regional, domestic, or do you like to duplicate flights from magazines, or actual flight plans?

Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?

Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?

I guess I'm asking this, because I want to do some new types of routes, lately I've been duplicating this one flight from KGNV to KATL with a 737 based on an actual flight plan. I like to fly small routes (I don't get much time for transatlantic flights Sad), so for now I just want enough to get up, cruise a bit, practice the VOR navigation, and SIDS and STARS, then land at my destination. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Regards

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User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6618 times:

-What kind of flights do you like to do? Transatlantic, regional, domestic, or do you like to duplicate flights from magazines, or actual flight plans?-

I do all types of flights, though I almost never fly over pacific

-Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?-

Rarely, I only tried the "no-engine" Air Transat landing yet

-Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?-

I mostly stick around my home airport, but it sometimes happens that I fly in the US and in Europe




User currently offlineSkihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6608 times:

-What kind of flights do you like to do?

I usually do domestic routes within the U.S., about twice a month I'll take a 777 across the pond but not real often. Transatlantic routes are fun, I hardly ever to Transpacific.

-Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?-

Nope..

-Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?-

YES! I always originate in MEM with my flights. I try to simulate the environment as accurately as possible.

Chris/MEM


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

1. Right now I fly for Pacific West VA so I like to stay in London where my hub is right now. I fly the A320 so I mostly do european flights.

2. I do simulate failures. I do stuff like engine outs in low visibility and bad wind. But I rarely do this when im on a flight for the airline. ( I try to be realistic)

3. Sometimes when I practice on the Cessnas I like to
do it out of O'hare or Provo municipal.

Good luck!



Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6603 times:

- What kind of flights do you like to do?

Mostly 2-3 hours flights but it happens that I turn on the FS2000 before bedtime and land the aircraft when I wake up.

- Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?

Sometimes but not very often.

- Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?

Yes, the most of my flights starts or ends at ARN.

- Do you fly actual flight plans?

I've started to fly those flight plans which FS gives me. But I don't know if they are real?

Simon Larsson


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Has anyone tried the flights that are written about in Airways Magazine?

Regards


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6576 times:

I do a lot of regional flying. I enjoy the B737 and King Air B200. I dont normally fly failures on my fun flights, but sometimes I will take the plane up just to practice them. Actually, I normally do not fly out of my home airport (ORF). I love flying all over the place as long as I have approach charts for the arrival airport. Also, I always change my weather around just to have some fun and variation. Every once in awhile I will use a UPS flight plan (I work at Gateway ORF, so I have easy access), but I normally make my own.
-Jason
N139J


User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6559 times:

Go to this link for real routes:

http://www.fly.faa.gov/Products/Coded_Departure_Routes/Severe_Weather_Routes/severe_weather_routes.html

It will give the departure fix used and then a few routes that are possible, and the STAR.

Nick


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6555 times:

What kind of flights do you like to do?

Mostly I'm flying within North-East US. I started flight IAD - LGW on MetroJet 747-400 and I am still over Atlantic. Never had time to finish it hehe


-Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?-

I like to fly in low visibility and strong wind. I'm taking up Cessnas and Beech airplanes.

-Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?-

Like I said before, mostly I'm flying out of DCA - IAD - BWI and my flights are short (PHL CVG CLE LGA JFK EWR PIT)

One question from me:
How many of you passed the Check Ride for Private Pilot Licence???

Rafal


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

I passed it. It was easy.
-Jason


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6544 times:

Do you mean simulator check ride or real world?

Regards


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6544 times:

Simulator. Always I do what the instructor is saying but after 10 minutes of flight he get real mad and telling me that I failed my check ride.
Once I was flying for about an hour. I was 40 NM west to Cleveland and I thought that I'm doing something wrong. So I started turning and he said that I cant keep the heading and the check ride is over. I cant do it


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

I passed the private pilot and thats about it. All the flights are messed up. You sort of have to be flying at the exact time they tell you to.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

I passed them all. The Instrument checkride drove me crazy however. They say that if you drop even a foot below minimums, you will fail. So fly by the numbers. I eventually passed, but I also thought it was flawed, because the instructor would fail me even though I turned to the 300 heading he instructed me to do.

On the Private Pilot checkride, you should only have to fly out over the water, then do a turn back to the airport, more than 40NM is not normal.

Regards


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6530 times:

I just fail it again 3 times in the row.
I can fly real Cessna 172 but I cant fly this C182 hmm something is wrong with me or with the software?


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

http://www.flightsim2000.freeserve.co.uk
You won't believe it!



BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine
User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

Make sure you are above the assigned altitude. Again, any deviation from the assigned altitude, especially below, will result in a failure. It's not you, it's the software, and although people have passed it, it requires you to fly exactly by the numbers. I think you may want to go to this website where it is explained:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/fs2000/articles_checkride.asp

At this website I found out about what to watch out for. It's from Microsoft, so it's from the guys who made the simulator. I hope this helps.

Regards


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

Thanks I'll try this tonight again!

Rafal


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

No problem. Good luck!

Regards


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

Thanks to all for the tips. Now I have it  Smile Take a look
http://tipekmd.tripod.com/certyfikat.jpg
Rafal
 Smile


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

Congratulations Lindy! I saw the certificate, keep up the good work. Good luck on the next one.  Big thumbs up

Regards


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6484 times:

I hope it wont take that long to get the next one  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6482 times:

Well it was the Instrument checkride that drove me crazy. It was the most difficult and the one that needed the most attempts. However, when I discovered that website I mentioned above, I learned about the "fly by the numbers" concept, and I made sure I didn't even go a foot below minimums. If you do that, you should be in good shape.

User currently offlineN757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6474 times:

I fly all over but most of my flights start at my home airport (KCHS). I like to duplicate in real time Delta flights from ATL to CHS and listen to the scanner at the same time to see if I arrive before the actual flight, same thing for the US Airways flights from CLT to CHS.
All my ocean crossings are done at X16 or X32. I just started to edit FS flight plans. I will select GPS to GPS and then select VORs and INTs. It takes me about 25 minutes to fly from the West Coast to Japan while trying to keep the air speed at the average. I have Airport I, II, and III along with FS Traffic. As for system failures, I've turned off all engines and watch the plane guide and attempt an engine start.


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