Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5526 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4040 times:
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a virtual co-pilot for FS2004. I always fly my flights VFR as I avoid the controller. I would like to be connected to a controller like in real life, but I always walk away from my computer for extended periods of time, and when I return my IFR is cancelled. I think it'd be nice if there was a program where you can leave, and the plane would make turns when you get to waypoints, descend/ascend if necessary, switch frequencies, spot traffic in the vicinity, etc. That'd be great! That way, towards the end of the flight, I could land it with the vectors provided to me by the ATC, which I enjoy! What do you think??
Mikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3832 times:
Yeah that would be a really good idea, I'm fed up of requesting new IFR destinations!! lol. The only virtual co-pilot i've seen are those cheep graphics then when you look right in the flight deck theres a dressed up man sitting dead up right in the co-pilots seat lol.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7128 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3824 times:
"The only virtual co-pilot i've seen are those cheep graphics then when you look right in the flight deck theres a dressed up man sitting dead up right in the co-pilots seat lol."
Notice how the Pilot is always blonde and the FO is a brunette, wow, what if the someone flying on the computer isn't blonde?
I do agree about the thing though. I sit infront of my computer for hours upon hours when long haul. Luckily form me I have a TV, Radio and other entertainment in my room.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3819 times:
I just have a TV and it is very boring on the longer flights, My PS2 is upstairs in my room as is my DVD player and radio.
The past few long flights I have done I have just sat here and read my 2 books from the Library (The Rama Series - Read 1,2,3 but 4 isn't in the library so it's on order). But now that is over I think I may just crack up.
Why is whenever you are flying over a vast ocean that ATC decide to hand you over when you are taking a leak !?!?!
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Justplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3768 times:
Ive been waiting for a virtual pilot add on just something that will fly the plane while im in the bath or watching tv then i can enjoy the views without having to be at the controls.Of course you can use the FMC but that wont change the radios or take off or land by itself without occasional input
your pilots today on this 747 flight are captain oliver hardy and assisting will be FO stan laurel.Have a safe flight