FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2313 times:
I am really against speeding up the simulation rate on FS. Its just really really unrealistic. Its just makes everything seem so fake when you go from, for example, LAX to SYD in like 5 hrs. Sims are supposed to be as real as it gets, I dont know why they included the Speeding up sim rate option. Well, anyways, I just wanted to know if I was alone on this, or if anyone agrees. Feel free to let your opinions flow
Pacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1044 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
I personally wish that I could fly at 128X with the Autopilot on.
The thing is just a simulator and doing longhauls would be too boring at real rate. I definately didn't run my computer for 21hours on my Wellington-Heathrow flight. Since you do nothing at cruise, I don't see why not!
BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
I only use 4X speed when doing Long Haul flights (over 5 hours) and over the Atlantic. I don't always use it but when i don't have enough time on my hands to say fly a 14 hour Long Hauler from London - Singapore i put it on 4X speed for a few hours of the flight. This at least brings the flight time in at somewhere around 5 hours.
I can understand what "FSPilot747" is going on about, but not all of us have that spare 14 hours! And don't get me wrong i'm a keen FS simmer but it's just not gona happen!
Chiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 891 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
Having just completed a 15hr and 22 minute last night from EWR to HKG, it is really boring to seat there with nothing to do. I took off from EWR before I went to work. By the time I came back, I am still more than 6 hours away.
Unless I have to, I really do not fly in regular speed.
N139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
I agree with falcon and most of the others. It is simply a waste of time to sit there in cruise for that long. You are not getting paid to do this and, to be frank, a number of you may not even make it as a paid airline pilot. Time is better spent getting involved in community/school, keeping grades up and staying active. The simulator is great for having some fun, and learning about the basics of flight, but to sit there for 15+ hours is simply crazy. Thats just my opinion.
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
Noooo...Don't get me wrong, lol. I am not saying to sit there for 14 hrs. I set the autopilot, go do whatever I need, sleep, then when time is ready, descend! My long long haul flights I do overnight, so I set it at night before sleeping, then when I wake up, I still got some time. No ones gonna sit there that long..
Joona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
I would, and will.
I have flown many times EFHk-KJFK-EFHK. That's about 7:30-9:00hrs between Helsinki and New York. Nowadays I mainly fly domestic flights inside Finland and to other nordic countries and countries all around Europe. However, I also do fly often some 5 hour flights from Helsinki to Middle East and back.
It's not stupid. Some people think it's stupid, others don't. I'm one of those others.
You can't really call ome stupid if he/she doesn't do something the way you do.
You all can call me stupid if you want. That's your decision, and I don't care. I do know I'm not stupid and that's all I care about (and of course those 200 people I try to provide a comfortable flight for).
N139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
First off, i never called you stupid. And second, just out of curiosity, do you sit there the entire time..and if so, why??? It is a well-known fact that the majority of airline pilots are retired military. And i know, from a LOT of research since that is what i want to do, that you will NEVER achieve wings in the military because you have..."Hundreds of hours on a flight simulator". It takes a life, grades, and proof that you can work as a team. Sitting there making a long haul for 7:30-9:00 just doesnt prove that.
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
No one called anyone "stupid" as far as I know, and no one is stupid to be flightsimming like that. I sometimes sit through the entire flight when I am doing something like DTW to ORD (50 min more or less). But I usually read a book while I am doing it. But when I usually do a flight, long haul or short haul, I set everything, leave, check on it every now and then, and when time comes to descend, I'll get back. Sometimes I'll do a ORD to Paris flight, for my VA (Pacificwestairways.com-its great), and Itll be like 7 hours. Ill takeoff in the morning, do whatever I do in a normal day, usually I'll study or something, and then I'll know when to come back. I just NEVER speed up the simrate because I think it defeats the purpose of realism. But I really wish I had that much time.
I, and probably a lot of highschool ppl out here, spend majority of my day studying and studying. It's just a fact that to become anything these days, it takes a lot of hard work and studying. And I agree with Jason that "hundreds of hours on a flightsim" wont achieve anything. Now you don't have to be in the military to become an airline pilot, I know a lot of people who are pilots who never joined the military, but if you wanna be a real pilot, you have to get a four year college education, preferably somewhere GOOD, and to get somewhere good, you gotta work.
So I don't want anyone to get me wrong, I dont sit there all day staring at a computer screen..it would kill me. So do what you guys wanna do, just work hard, study hard, and keep those simrates normal!!
Joona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 2148 times:
I never sait you said I'm stupid. I admit now I could have told it better, I'm sorry. And yes, I do usually sit most of the time in front of the screen, but I usually read something / do my homework. I will never achieve wings in military because my eyesight is not good enough, besides, I wouldn't even want to fly a fighter
Btw. first, my grades aren't that bad. Second, I do all my long hauls at night. And I do have life
PS. Now, after receiving 767 PIC two weeks ago, I must watch for everything to work properly