Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 3:32 am

Ok, here is the story. I have had Flight Simulator 98 for a couple months now, and I can do much of the easy stuff like landing in San Francisco and all that. What I want to know in short, plain simple English is how to take off from an airport (lets say JFK), and land in another Airport (say Chicago O'hare). I can take off and that is about it. What I need most help with is the navigation in flight (like the VOR, NAV 1 and NAV2, and those types of things). The games definitions are all to complicated. Thanks!!

RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 4:03 am

The IFR stuff is not great! I just go VFR by lakes and stuff.
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RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 5:09 am

Yeah, I can take off and stuff like that, but how do you get from Point A to Point B?!?! Good question, UA185.
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RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 5:27 am

For beginners, there are some great simulated GPS programs. Get one of these! They will tell you bearings, altitudes, etc.

RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 5:57 am

All of you need to get one of the flightplanner programs. They have a database of FS98 VOR's, airports, etc. You tell it Point A and Point B, and it will creat a flight plan with VOR frequencies, bearings, distances, fuel used, altitudes, and approach instructions

RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 6:05 am

I use EFIS, a full FMC and EFIS add-on for FS98. In simpler terms, I can program in the waypoints, VORs, NDBs, etc, and see the moving map on the screen. As in real life, I can have it fly the route all by itself, and even land itself! It's kind of hard to explain without using difficult terms. Check out the web page for the new EFIS 98 that will be coming out in a week or two:

EFIS 98 Web Page

It is all totally realistic; for airliners of course, not Cessnas, etc.

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RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 6:31 am

GREAT QUESTION! I also have had MS FS '98 for a few months now. Usually all I do is land at Oakland or San Francisco, out of the select flights menu.
Anyway, in answer to your question, I actually have world atlas that I use, with a protractor from school! This is the only way I could work out how to get the right headings.
I have successfully flown the 737-400 from Sydney to Brisbane using this method. Also, try to fly from cities that have the same latitude. For instance, try flying from the capital of Madagascar(the only Madagascar airport in the game) to Harare in Zimbabwe. The reason for these two strange locations is that the two cites are almost the same latitude! I've done this flight once by heading at a perfect 270 degee angle the whole flight. I'm not sure if it's perfectly 270 heading, so you should refer to the 'Exact Location' file if you think your lost.

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RE: Flight Sim 98???

Sat Nov 28, 1998 7:16 am

For learning about navigation, the first thing you should do is go to the FBO at your local airport and ask to buy VFR and IRF navigation charts for your region. They're not very expensive. Even if you don't know that much about aviation, they're not that hard to understand. Once you see the relationships betwen VORs and airports, simple navigation is a snap.

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