I thought I would start a thread for people that have discovered little things in FS2002 that they would like to share that may help others get more out of this game. These might be things that most people know, or that not many people may know at all.
I have two pearls of wisdom that I would like to share.
1) Real World Weather
If like me you hate flying in perfect clear conditions, but can't be bothered manually changing the weather or don't always log on to the internet when playing FS2002, I have a way to get around this.
Next time you load Real World Weather, create a flight and save it. Whenever you load this flight in future sessions it will load that same database of the Worlds weather. All you have to do is then exit the flight, create a new flight, and you will get the regional weather from when you saved the original flight. It saves logging on to the internet all the time for those of us who don't have a dedicated internet connection. I have about 4 different flights saved. that gives me enough varied world weather to survive for a while.
2) ILS approaches
If you haven't got a list of all the ILS frequencies all over the planet at your disposal, don't worry. When you create a flight and choose "Find Route", it will bring up a map of your flight. In the airport/VOR/intersection list to the right, click on the destination airport.
This brings a close-up of the destination airport on the map, which you can click to get additional information. Highlight the ILS frequencies at the bottom of the information by clicking and dragging the mouse over them, and press "Ctrl-Insert" (windows standard keyboard copy command). This puts the information into your copy buffer.
When you start your flight and you are sitting at the gate/ramp/cargo/active/other runway, bring up the kneeboard (press "F10"). Go to notes and click inside the text area. Press "Shift-Insert" (windows standard keyboard paste command) and you have your ILS frequencies waiting for you to bring up once you have your vectors for the airport.
I hope this helps some, and I hope other, more experienced Sim Pilots can add to the list.