Cramos From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 554 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4131 times:
Are there any airports you prefer to train around? What I mean by training is you can taxi to your runway fairly quickly get up in the air, practice approaches, holds, other other maneuvers near a known NAVAID and have some nice scenery (city or landscapes) to give a full experience? I will practice with any plane, but I'll divide it into an airport for a Cessna/Beech King and an airport for heavies.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4102 times:
Actually, when I'm in training mode on FS, I don't bother with taxiing--I just set up to be on the departure runway. In FS, I only taxi for fun. I typically don't worry about good scenery either, as the visability is generally set to approach minimums.
Anyway, I find it useful to shoot approaches to the same airports that I utilize in real life, so that I better know what to expect when I am actually in that situation. Also, I'll only "practice" in the Cessna 172 and 182, as they are the the only FS airplanes that provides a good enough representation for training purposes. The fire-breathers are fun, but completely dumbed-down. Even the Baron is missing some important stuff. And the Mooney, while quite an attractive airplane in FS, is nearly uncontrollable in some flight scenarios.