|Quoting edelag (Reply 9):|
For starters, when flying jets, make sure you have no wind. At least do this the first few times. It is easier.
I usually land visually. If it helps you to line up for landing; Check the radio frequency for an ILS approach (Green Triangle) on the map or gps for any airport. Place that in NAV1 in the radios. Make sure the avionics is set for NAV and not for GPS.
When inside the ILS at a proper altitude, turn on the autopilot and click APP (approach) in some third party airplanes this only works to line the plane with the runway, in others it also lines the plane with the glide scope (vertical descent).
Hope this helps, either way you'll learn something new!
|Quoting BA777 (Reply 10):|
Depends a lot on your aircraft and getting the aircraft set up the way you want it at the correct point. As mentioned above, indicated airspeed is very important...too fast at certain points and you wont have enough time to slow the aircraft to satisfy a stable approach before you reach the runway.
A basic guide for speed in a jet would be to reduce 10kts per mile, eg at 9 miles be a maximum of 190, 8 miles 180 etc all the way down. As a previous poster said, the first few times use the autopilot whilst you extend the flaps on the approach and reduce the speed, wait until it's all set and then that will give you the attitude you want to continue on that constant 3 degree path to the runway.
Standard principles apply here too, Pitch + Power = Performance... Pitch + Power + Trim = Trimmed Performance. However the MSFS default aircraft are rubbish, you need something like the PMDG 737NGX in FSX and set that aircraft like the real one and you'll get nearly the same performance.
In terms of actual landing technique, the bigger the aircraft the earlier you'll need to flare. In a 737, use a principle of check (the pitch attitude by 1-2 degrees), close the thrust levers slowly (the quicker you do it the quicker the nose will drop and make a harder landing), and then hold that attitude until you touch down smoothly. Practice makes perfect!
|Quoting csturdiv (Reply 2):|
It took me quite a while to learn how to land.
|Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 3):|
Just keep practicing! Then you would know how to land probably!