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Your Crazy Challenges In FS!  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5550 posts, RR: 17
Posted (12 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5659 times:

What are some of the crazy challanges that you have accomplished in FS? Last night, I did my first super hard challenge. I know a lot will talk about flying into that mountain in Peru! Well anywho, last night I downloaded a Mesaba BAe 146-200. I set weather to thunderstorms, wind, and 1/8 mi visibility. I could barely see anything! I taxiied to the runway at MSP, and I noticed that aircraft were departing and arriving like crazy (I think the airport in real life would be closed in a situation like this). So I got in line with about 4 NW 757s, World Travel 747, Pacifica 777, Airwave Dash-8, and 3 NW A320s. I was on the taxiway, and I could barely see the aircraft on the runway, the condition were that bad. After a while, it was my turn. I had a great takeoff, and flew downwind, base, then final. I joined the localizer along with a USAirways A319 and a Continental 737. The USAirways A319 landed and exited. It was my turn. I came in fine, and then got hit by severe winds. I was about 100 feet above the runway and I still could not see the runway. Finally it came in to sight, and I was a little high, fast, and off. So I reported a missed approach, and went around. Meanwhile, the Continental 737 landed fine.  Yeah sure So I took another downwind, base, then final again. This time I joined with a Pacifica 777, and an American MD80. Pacifica 777 landed, and exited. Finally it was my turn. I was crabbing to fight the winds, I was getting closer and closer, then I saw the runway. I was centerline, I touched down nicely, and slowed down on 12L. I exited, and I saw the American MD80 slow down on the runway. I thought it was sweet to totally depend on the instruments, and not look out the window for basically the entire time! I'm going to try another one of these soon! Anyone else have a crazy challenge that you'd like to share! It'd be cool to read them!


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

I like to fly approaches with low visibility. Sometimes on one engine too.  Smile
Thats all I do now.

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineCramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Lately I've been doing the Kai Tak checkerboard approach with a 747.


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5570 times:

I'm always shooting instrument approaches to minimums without autopilot...and creating holds for myself. Those are the few truly serious applications of FS. The rest of it is just fun. I'm also perfecting my hammerhead stall. Oh, it's also fun to work up an old school flight plan form, set winds, and see how close you can get.


[Edited 2003-06-30 03:19:57]

[Edited 2003-06-30 03:27:27]

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5551 times:

I remember doing Kai Tak with a 747 and landing it.... I thought I could conquer the world after that.
Continental here is a challenge: do the same thing but on the aircraft carrier outside SFO (same conditions  Wink/being sarcastic)

Go big or go home
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5550 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

AA, I will, but what will guide me into the carrier, how will I have reference to where it is in all that!?!


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5509 times:

Aha...but that's the challenge, Continental  Big grin

(as he meanders around the different forums)

User currently offlineAS737900 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 5451 times:

Last night I flew from Juneau (PAJN) to Hoonah (PAOH, I think... fly direct the SSR VOR (114.0) and then take the 200* radial off of the VOR for about 10nm.) in the default Cessna 172 with a low overcast, three miles visibility and easterly winds gusting to 60 kts... also no GPS. It almost made me airsick.  Nuts

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 week ago) and read 5443 times:

FSP is right. Thats the trick! Good luck  Wink/being sarcastic

Go big or go home
User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

I can't fly to Kai Tak there is no scenery  Sad. I haven't done any mad stunts yet...I might try now though.


A340 LoVeR! EC-GQK - LHR The Bussiest International Airport & 3rd Bussiest In The World!
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7425 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

Just today i was crusing in an Northwest A320 from Juneau to Seattle on charter. But i lost all verticle control. Landed the plane in Houston Canada. 3500ft runway. With no vertical control except for way up and a little down.

Done many other things landed pipers in hurricanes. I allways find my self on short runway landings and stuff. But what happen today was one of the few emergencys i did not create. I had a friend co-pilot that day and that was alot of help.

"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5359 times:


If you want to land on an aircraft carrier, there is one just south of Maui in Hawaii. Using the FS Navigator the carrier has ILS approach on the north inbound arrival.


User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Today I flew a couple of circuits at BHX in a Cessna 182, weather was pretty bad, vis was down to around 800m with overcast skies and medium level winds. Thank god for the ILS on runway 15 Big grin

Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

I got a NW 744 (fully loaded) off at Meigs with the fastest wind in FS98, I think I used like a little less than a 1000 feet.

Go big or go home
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