Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7367 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8494 times:
I just have one question. i finally learned how to zoom out in the virtual cockpit view. The question is how do you see the altitude and speed insturments. How could you fly like that. if i knew how to that i would fly like that all the time. also i justed learned how to do a push back. That is amazing i just cant turn. i did press the 1 and 2 keys but that did not work.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Vivek1979 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8396 times:
Do you really think it's better than the regular cockpit view? Can someone tell me what to use to best align with the center line of the runway when landing. No matter how much I try I can never be accurate, because I don't know what to use to give me an accurate alignment.
AeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8358 times:
I just use visual allignment, no instruments. I've don'e only like 6 Instrument landings before, but I'm pretty good at it. When it's under like 3 miles visibility and I am on a VFR flight plan I usually use my GPS to vector myself into the ILS path, and then once the runway becomes even slightly visible I go by visual only.
By the way- Have any of you tried a visual approach into Anchorage Intl at night? It's HARD! I did it in a Beech 350 yesterday, I kept having to look out all the windows to make sure I had enough altitude. At one point I was about 50 yards from the runway threshold and made it just under tree level, I didn't realize how low I had been until I looked out the left window on the instant replay and saw the trees HIGHER than my wing. Other than that I made a pretty beautiful landing if I do say so myself though.