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Any Good Training Airports In FS?

Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:55 am

Are there any airports you prefer to train around? What I mean by training is you can taxi to your runway fairly quickly get up in the air, practice approaches, holds, other other maneuvers near a known NAVAID and have some nice scenery (city or landscapes) to give a full experience? I will practice with any plane, but I'll divide it into an airport for a Cessna/Beech King and an airport for heavies.

RE: Any Good Training Airports In FS?

Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:43 am

Actually, when I'm in training mode on FS, I don't bother with taxiing--I just set up to be on the departure runway. In FS, I only taxi for fun. I typically don't worry about good scenery either, as the visability is generally set to approach minimums.

Anyway, I find it useful to shoot approaches to the same airports that I utilize in real life, so that I better know what to expect when I am actually in that situation. Also, I'll only "practice" in the Cessna 172 and 182, as they are the the only FS airplanes that provides a good enough representation for training purposes. The fire-breathers are fun, but completely dumbed-down. Even the Baron is missing some important stuff. And the Mooney, while quite an attractive airplane in FS, is nearly uncontrollable in some flight scenarios.


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RE: Any Good Training Airports In FS?

Wed Apr 21, 2004 11:27 am

If you go to KTRI in FS the GA parking is really close to the 8000 foot CAT II runway. You can do all sorts of approaches there.
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RE: Any Good Training Airports In FS?

Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:47 pm

Doha, Qatar is a great training airport! So is Malta Luqa!

Both airports have a very long runway, and are still nice to fly on, with the sea around etc...

regards, Florian
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