OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 18388 times:
What I did was assign a keyboard combination for automatic engine shutoff. Every time I load the simulator, I hit "Ctrl + Y" as soon as the panel comes up. Of course, this point is moot on some payware aircraft that allow you to start up "Cold and Dark".
KALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 18238 times:
I do it all the time. Set up a flight through your flight planner. Turn off engine or engines, wait for them to wind down. Shut down avionics and battery. Save the flight and make it the default flight. Next time you boot up FS9, you'll have an airplane that you start up according to the check list. From there you can change aircraft, airports, and flight plans.