cramos
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How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 1:05 pm

Just wanted to ask a few questions to all who fly in FS2000.

What kind of flights do you like to do? Transatlantic, regional, domestic, or do you like to duplicate flights from magazines, or actual flight plans?

Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?

Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?

I guess I'm asking this, because I want to do some new types of routes, lately I've been duplicating this one flight from KGNV to KATL with a 737 based on an actual flight plan. I like to fly small routes (I don't get much time for transatlantic flights Sad), so for now I just want enough to get up, cruise a bit, practice the VOR navigation, and SIDS and STARS, then land at my destination. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Regards
 
crank
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 10:38 pm

-What kind of flights do you like to do? Transatlantic, regional, domestic, or do you like to duplicate flights from magazines, or actual flight plans?-

I do all types of flights, though I almost never fly over pacific

-Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?-

Rarely, I only tried the "no-engine" Air Transat landing yet

-Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?-

I mostly stick around my home airport, but it sometimes happens that I fly in the US and in Europe


 
skihigh2002
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 10:55 pm

-What kind of flights do you like to do?

I usually do domestic routes within the U.S., about twice a month I'll take a 777 across the pond but not real often. Transatlantic routes are fun, I hardly ever to Transpacific.

-Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?-

Nope..

-Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?-

YES! I always originate in MEM with my flights. I try to simulate the environment as accurately as possible.

Chris/MEM
 
sushka
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Mon Sep 03, 2001 11:16 pm

1. Right now I fly for Pacific West VA so I like to stay in London where my hub is right now. I fly the A320 so I mostly do european flights.

2. I do simulate failures. I do stuff like engine outs in low visibility and bad wind. But I rarely do this when im on a flight for the airline. ( I try to be realistic)

3. Sometimes when I practice on the Cessnas I like to
do it out of O'hare or Provo municipal.

Good luck!
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
SAS_A330-300
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 1:33 am

- What kind of flights do you like to do?

Mostly 2-3 hours flights but it happens that I turn on the FS2000 before bedtime and land the aircraft when I wake up.

- Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?

Sometimes but not very often.

- Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?

Yes, the most of my flights starts or ends at ARN.

- Do you fly actual flight plans?

I've started to fly those flight plans which FS gives me. But I don't know if they are real?

Simon Larsson
You know the gear is up when it takes full power to taxi
 
cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 8:51 am

Has anyone tried the flights that are written about in Airways Magazine?

Regards
 
N139J
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Tue Sep 04, 2001 9:12 am

I do a lot of regional flying. I enjoy the B737 and King Air B200. I dont normally fly failures on my fun flights, but sometimes I will take the plane up just to practice them. Actually, I normally do not fly out of my home airport (ORF). I love flying all over the place as long as I have approach charts for the arrival airport. Also, I always change my weather around just to have some fun and variation. Every once in awhile I will use a UPS flight plan (I work at Gateway ORF, so I have easy access), but I normally make my own.
-Jason
N139J
 
goboeing
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RE: SAS_A330-300

Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:00 am

Go to this link for real routes:

http://www.fly.faa.gov/Products/Coded_Departure_Routes/Severe_Weather_Routes/severe_weather_routes.html

It will give the departure fix used and then a few routes that are possible, and the STAR.

Nick
 
Lindy
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RE: SAS_A330-300

Wed Sep 05, 2001 3:42 am

What kind of flights do you like to do?

Mostly I'm flying within North-East US. I started flight IAD - LGW on MetroJet 747-400 and I am still over Atlantic. Never had time to finish it hehe


-Do you ever simulate failures, i.e. engine out procedures?-

I like to fly in low visibility and strong wind. I'm taking up Cessnas and Beech airplanes.

-Do you like to stick to your home airport, or do you like to originate from an airport across the Atlantic or Pacific?-

Like I said before, mostly I'm flying out of DCA - IAD - BWI and my flights are short (PHL CVG CLE LGA JFK EWR PIT)

One question from me:
How many of you passed the Check Ride for Private Pilot Licence???

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
N139J
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 4:05 am

I passed it. It was easy.
-Jason
 
cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 4:58 am

Do you mean simulator check ride or real world?

Regards
 
Lindy
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 5:12 am

Simulator. Always I do what the instructor is saying but after 10 minutes of flight he get real mad and telling me that I failed my check ride.
Once I was flying for about an hour. I was 40 NM west to Cleveland and I thought that I'm doing something wrong. So I started turning and he said that I cant keep the heading and the check ride is over. I cant do it
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
sushka
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 8:34 am

I passed the private pilot and thats about it. All the flights are messed up. You sort of have to be flying at the exact time they tell you to.
Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
 
cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:42 am

I passed them all. The Instrument checkride drove me crazy however. They say that if you drop even a foot below minimums, you will fail. So fly by the numbers. I eventually passed, but I also thought it was flawed, because the instructor would fail me even though I turned to the 300 heading he instructed me to do.

On the Private Pilot checkride, you should only have to fly out over the water, then do a turn back to the airport, more than 40NM is not normal.

Regards
 
Lindy
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 11:02 am

I just fail it again 3 times in the row.
I can fly real Cessna 172 but I cant fly this C182 hmm something is wrong with me or with the software?
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
Notar520AC
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 2:07 pm

BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine
 
cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:13 pm

Make sure you are above the assigned altitude. Again, any deviation from the assigned altitude, especially below, will result in a failure. It's not you, it's the software, and although people have passed it, it requires you to fly exactly by the numbers. I think you may want to go to this website where it is explained:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/fs2000/articles_checkride.asp

At this website I found out about what to watch out for. It's from Microsoft, so it's from the guys who made the simulator. I hope this helps.

Regards
 
Lindy
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Thu Sep 06, 2001 12:53 am

Thanks I'll try this tonight again!

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Thu Sep 06, 2001 4:24 am

No problem. Good luck!

Regards
 
Lindy
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Fri Sep 07, 2001 11:34 am

Thanks to all for the tips. Now I have it  Smile Take a look
http://tipekmd.tripod.com/certyfikat.jpg
Rafal
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cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:12 pm

Congratulations Lindy! I saw the certificate, keep up the good work. Good luck on the next one.  Big thumbs up

Regards
 
Lindy
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Fri Sep 07, 2001 11:56 pm

I hope it wont take that long to get the next one  Smile

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
cramos
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 8:56 am

Well it was the Instrument checkride that drove me crazy. It was the most difficult and the one that needed the most attempts. However, when I discovered that website I mentioned above, I learned about the "fly by the numbers" concept, and I made sure I didn't even go a foot below minimums. If you do that, you should be in good shape.
 
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RE: How Is Everyone Making The Most Of FS2000?

Tue Sep 11, 2001 9:34 am

I fly all over but most of my flights start at my home airport (KCHS). I like to duplicate in real time Delta flights from ATL to CHS and listen to the scanner at the same time to see if I arrive before the actual flight, same thing for the US Airways flights from CLT to CHS.
All my ocean crossings are done at X16 or X32. I just started to edit FS flight plans. I will select GPS to GPS and then select VORs and INTs. It takes me about 25 minutes to fly from the West Coast to Japan while trying to keep the air speed at the average. I have Airport I, II, and III along with FS Traffic. As for system failures, I've turned off all engines and watch the plane guide and attempt an engine start.

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