Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
After spending sometime not flying with FS2002 due to a lack of spare time, today I finally had the opportunity to fly again.
I decided to do some circuits at Ostend airport (OST/EBOS), situated in Belgium, near the Belgian coast (Northsea). The aircraft I used for this flight was a Sabena 737, OO-SYB a repaint of the FS2002 model).
I only made 2 short circuits, one with a fully manual ILS approach to RWY 26 and (after touch-and-go) one where I used the APR mode to line up with the ILS signals. This was the only time I used the autopilot. Once I was fully lined up and the aircraft was stable, I shut the autopilot off. The weather was good (visibility 64km, shattered clouds, and no wind).
Here are the screenshots. Hope you like them:
1. Flying crosswind leg at about 2000ft:
2. Cockpit view when flying downwind leg (abeam of ONO NDB):
3. On short finals for RWY 26:
4. Cockpit view when approaching RWY 26 (fully manual ILS approach):
5. Moments before touchdown on RWY 26:
6. Flying over the beginning of the runway:
7. Look at that smoke! Touchdown:
8. Touchdown from another angle:
9. Rolling out with spoilers up and thrust reversers activated:
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3475 times:
Thanks for the compliments. By the way, are you having some sort of trouble with FS2002? something you don't fully understand? Just ask me, and I'll try to help you!
About LHR: I'm sure you will By the way, I'm thinking of preparing 2 brief letters for both flight crews, to invite me to the cockpit. If you'd like I'll put your name on it as well. I mean, we do want to visit the cockpit, don't we?
I'll give it a try for the evening BRU landing or the early morning LHR landing. I'd love to have a jumpseat on those occasions...