AA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5 Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5491 times:
I was playing today and came across a question for all of you who have played the game a considerably amount... Thus far, have you found that ATC will keep you clear of terrain? I'm kind of sketchy of it sometimes and haven't yet hit anything but I dramatically reduced my descent rate into JAC because I thought they were going to run me into mountains... So, any thoughts? Thanks.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5463 times:
I've noticed the same. I was shooting an instrument approach into Burlington, (BTV) and I noticed that I was far closer to the terrain than I would be comfortable with in real life. I've also noticed the same thing flying into SLC, Portland, OR (PDX) and other mountainous areas. One suggestion would be to fly the full approach, rather than just accept vectors. That way, the ATC system assigns you the altitude that's shown for the terminal route, which gives terrain clearance. So you'd be safe from the IAF on in, and on the feeder route. That helps a bit, I guess.
Wilax From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5410 times:
I've had fs2002 run me into mountains on approach to MEX, but 04 seems to keep me just barely above them. I am also uncomfortable with the low altitudes given to me when I am still 30+ miles away from the airport, well under the ILS.
I have also noticed that even though there are multiple runways active, ATC still tends to pack 4 or 5 arriving aircraft onto the same runway causing inevitable go-arounds. I've found myself sidestepping on my own because I see another plane cut right in front of me before I am cleared.
Also, I 've noticed that at airports with intersecting runways, ATC will only have one set of runways active.
Lfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5334 times:
While flying into Mangalore, India, IXE/VOML, I was descending into IXE and i was at 8,500 feet and i thought that I was gonna crash so i did nothing but soon, ATC told me to climb to 10,000 feet... Then soon i turned and did a normal descent, down to 6000, then 3000, then 2500 or something like that...
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