Topic Author
Posts: 547
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2000 10:50 am

Question For Those Who Are Real Pilots And Like FS

Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:13 am

If you're a real pilot, how do you like to spend your time in FS? Here are some questions:

  • What is it that you enjoy in FS and practice with (i.e. aircraft, techniques, approaches)?

  • Do you usually fly from your home aiport?

  • Do you like to fly your planned flight in FS before doing the real flight?

I'm looking to get my license some day, until then I'd like to learn some good things and habits in FS. Although FS does not replace real life instruction, it can be a good supplement right?

Posts: 2404
Joined: Thu May 25, 2000 10:52 am

RE: Question For Those Who Are Real Pilots And Like FS

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:47 am

I enjoy being able to simulate flying various a/c, into any airport I want at any time and being able to control the weather. Right now I practice instrument approaches and procedures, Ill get my approach plates out and get the a/c set up (usually a Cessa 172 since thats what I train in). It definitley carries over into my real instrument work.

Yes, I usually fly out of MYF unless I want to have some fun with the extra or another a/c in which case Ill choose whatever airport tickles my fancy at the time.

If I have time, Ill fly some of my route, but usually I dont.
Life is better when you surf.
Posts: 1261
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:04 am

RE: Question For Those Who Are Real Pilots And Like FS

Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:17 am

A Captain I know is very satisfied with PMDG's 737NG aircraft, and can't wait for their 744. It's as good as it gets, if you can get a hold of it. All of the instruments, computers...might even be a little intimidating. Definately worth it if you want to try your hand at flying a commercial airplane!
What the FUTT?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: csturdiv and 10 guests

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos