Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5431 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 ), 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.
N139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5307 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.
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5275 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
Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5264 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.
Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5249 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:
Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5213 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.
N757AT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5205 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.