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User currently offlineSoonerLT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

Hello fellow virtual pilots,

Can someone tell me how to start flights at the gate/terminal, instead of at the end of the runway? There's just something about the taxi that makes it all the more real. For that matter, is there a simple way of adding jetbridges to my airport? Most downloads I've seen have required a secondary program like AFCAD, which I don't know how to use. Thanks!

Sooner

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User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

If you want to start at a gate select the gate you wish to start from when selecting an airport. It is in the bottom left of the page, and defaults to 'Active Runway'.

AFCAD will add parking places and not a jetbridge. The best way to find some would to check out the downloads on AVSIM. Just be warned that some are not framerate friendly.


User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4228 times:

It's easy just change the Starting position thing when you start the flight.....


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Note: Most FS airports have very few gates and parking spots assuming you have a capable PC you can add loads of them by downloading Afcad files at afcad.projectai.com or at avsim.com (you don't need to have afcad I think you just add the files to FS9/Addon Scenery/ Scenery but it is handy tool to find out which airports you don't have one yet).....(if you don't have membership thing at avsim already it's a must have and free) to add jebridges just search jetbridges on the avsim search box thing and follow the whatever tutorial the file has......And there are many great airport sceneries in there too, many of them with a jetbridge.....

Still having problems?....Just ask there are lot of helpful people here in a.net//



Uhhh What?
User currently offlineSoonerLT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4222 times:

Ugh! I always saw the drop down box, but never bothered to scroll further down! It always just listed the runways, but the gates are further below! Thanks to both of you for your help.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

I will have to get some AFCADs with jetways, but for now FS always sends me to some gate away from everyone else!
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 4):
Q

Is that when you land? normally if you select gate itll take you fairly close to people but if you select parking you'll be miles away, more often than not on the otherside of the airport!

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineBobski From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Linked to this. I frequently start from the gate, but I can't turn the aircraft while I'm being pushed back. Is there any way to do this, or do I have to carry on pushing straight and then turning to taxi when I start moving forwards?


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User currently offlineBoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

I have tried to get a pusback turn as well, I can't do that! There is a film in FS9 that they show you have to get startet, and their explaination is: SHIFT+P, then press 1 for a left pushback, 2 for a right pushback. Doesn't work for me though.

In the PMDG 744 though, you have a much more advanced pushback, then I could do it.



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Quoting BoeingOnFinal (Reply 7):
HIFT+P, then press 1 for a left pushback, 2 for a right pushback. Doesn't work for me though.

Right to do it you have to hit shift P and then within a second after hit 1 or 2, you cant do it 10 mins down the road!

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
Right to do it you have to hit shift P and then within a second after hit 1 or 2, you cant do it 10 mins down the road!

Interestingly, this works on my desktop but not on my laptop.



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9545 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
Right to do it you have to hit shift P and then within a second after hit 1 or 2, you cant do it 10 mins down the road!

That's the key. Had me stumped for ages.

Quoting BoeingOnFinal (Reply 7):
In the PMDG 744 though, you have a much more advanced pushback, then I could do it.

Oh yes!  biggrin 


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