cmchardyfl
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Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:37 am

Hi guys

I was just wandering if the commercial pilots out there enjoy using MS flight Sim. I am currently training and I love it. Smile A few of my instructors are completely addicted to it, including one who flew the L1011 for 20 years!! So do any commercial piots enjoy it?

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GRZ-AIR
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:39 am


Some may ..some not.
I think many pilots are happy to get paid for flying the real jets ..so when they come home thay dont wanna "fly" on the computer.

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Patrick
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 10:16 am

A couple of months ago I was on a NetJets Gulfstream V and I was talking with the copilot and he loves playing around on FS. He gets to do all the things he cant do in the real bird.

I have also talked to many private pilots and many of them use it to pratice instrument procedures and also to make "pratice runs" before flying into unfamiliar airports.

 
cmchardyfl
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 10:23 am

I am the same. I am currently studying the JAR ATPL syllabus. The diagrams in the books for studying instruments are good, but it also helps when I take out my charts and fly with Flt Sim. It seems to help a lot when you can see everything working in practice.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 11:26 am

I love FS as well. You can fly to places you wouldn't normally fly, do things I wouldn't normally do and not give a damn about whether passengers are going to think your landing was hard, or why you decided to land on the grass etc.. You can buzz buildings, fly through the mountains, do aerobatics, fly in formation with a freind; it's great!!

I fly by day because it's a passion, not a job, and when I get home, that passion is still a passion, so I play FS.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 12:46 pm

FS2002 is kicks ass Big thumbs up . I practice everything discussed in my flight lessons on it. My CFI said that he practiced with FS to get his instrument rating. The graphics are amazing (talking about fs2002). The only thing is that it's as real as it gets but not real enough. The FEEL of the aircraft that u get when you are really flying, cannot be given by flight sim. Other than that its great! Why woundt pilots love it?
 
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 12:53 pm

I'm not a pilot but after 4 years of long hours on MS FS98, I got a chance to fly a full motion Lear 45 simulator earlier this year. Got up, did a circuit, got down, all in one piece (ok I tore up some grass on the landing roll.) MS might not give you the full deal, but it sure does teach you the basics!
 
Delta737
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:01 pm

Nah!

It feels absolutely nothing like the real thing to me. Much more of a video game than a flight simulator.

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shaun3000
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:36 pm

I love MS Flight Simulator, as well as Laminar Research's X-Plane. Flight Simulator is great for instrument flight and X-Plane has the best physics available in a commercial sim.

I think they make a huge difference. On my very first training flight I did everything except operate the radios. I taxied, takeoff (is that a real word? haha), turned, climbed, descended, and even landed the sucker with only the slightest help from the instructor. And since I always flew around my home town of Dallas, TX on Flight Sim, it made it all the more easier when it came time to fly around in the real Dallas.

While Flight Sim isn't great for honing your skills, it certainly teaches the basics. Granted, you can't pop a wheelie in a C172 in Flight Sim or perform realistic short or soft field takeoffs or landings, it does a wonderful job at teaching the basics. For most people, these are easily transferred over to the real thing when you being your training. Yes, the real thing handles very differently than the sim and it has a whole different "feel" to it, the basics are all the same. If you can do straight-and-level, turns, landings, take-offs in Flight Simulator or X-Plane, you will most likely be able to do them in a real plane without killing yourself. They won't be pretty, but it's probably better than the other guy who has never used a simulator, before.
 
cmchardyfl
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:54 pm

Ive been using flying flt sim since 1995. I took my first flying lesson in 1999 after using flightsim for 4 years. My instructor was most impressed with my hand-eye coordination and the fact I was good at using visual references outside the cockpit, then screening my instruments inside. A technique I had picked up from flight sim before stepping into an airoplane.
 
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 7:14 pm

I hate it.......

Nothing like the real thing.

JET
 
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:11 pm

Most professional pilots I know who've had a go on FS can't fly it as well as a 14 year old boy, and crash it. I would quite like to get it cos it's quite good fun. Only real pilot I know who's into it is a guy who probably won't fly the real things again due to a medical disability, and he's gone the other way, buying all the add-on software for clouds et al, and even talking about buying a car and installing a super-wide computer monitor where the windshield was, three point harnesses, rudder pedals, throttles et al. Which is quite sad.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: Do Pilots Enjoy MS Flight Simulator?

Mon Jul 01, 2002 9:41 pm

FR pilots love it..... apparently.....

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