I used Ultimate Traffic to compile a Manchester timetable in pdf format.
I saw that a BA
shuttle was due to take off to LHR
in 3 minutes time.
I quickly started up FS04 and started to taxi in a BA
733 from FFX, slotting in behind BA1391, an A320.
I was pretty sharp on the takeoff, rolling as soon as I got clearance. I stayed with it all the way down, but I needed to fly direct and at 320kts to keep up.
The CTRL-W was a great tip, thanks. I had a good look at all the other AI
traffic en-route until about Oxfordshire, where I settled on the A320. Adding aircraft labels is really useful here to show the altitude and distinguish all the planes in view. I had the inside cockpit view on one monitor and the outside view of the A320 on my other monitor.
It was very busy into LHR
(I have Ultimate Traffic set to 100%, using the current Winter timetable) and I flew the approach alongside a United 777, UA934.
I followed it all the way to the runway threshold, where it did a go-around due to the United plane still on the runway.
After landing, I watched the A320 do the approach again, coming back about 20 minutes later, where it did another go-around. I finishe dthe flight at that point.
Thank you for all the posting in this thread, I was able to do a really interesting flight today, all in real-time.