I like to actually fly the plane so i typically stay at 1-2 hour hops. when im up in the air i do all the navigating myself with a/p assistance versus the FMS which does everything. then i disengage the autopilot totally when im 10nm out and fly the ils in by hand. much more fun then just letting th...Jump to post
Once you get the hang of relying on APR hold, try flying it all by hand by turning off all <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> functions when you are around 10NM out. That is where the real challange is. To do it, you must watch your localizer/Glideslope, stay on it with a good descent rat...Jump to post
"I bought <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym> pedals and Yoke, and I am very disappointed about the product! The pedals often f*** up so my rudder is constantly to the left! I have tested it on other computers with other FSims and it is the same! Tried to update driver... no use." I...Jump to post
Depends on how i feel. I normally fly IFR because im over the top with my UPSVAC aircraft. However there are days when i just pull the c182 out of the hanger, pick an airport about 1.5-2hrs from my home airport, pull out the sectional and fly vfr. As Normalspeed mentioned, <acronym title="STAF Argen...Jump to post
Aa61hvy's comment is the best ive read. In a relationship worth having, both should respect the other for his/her hobbies. However, you need to balance them both. The fact that you gave up a girlfriend for <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> is very sad. But if that makes you happy, go for ...Jump to post
It depends on the airport. Check the chart. If I don't have a chart handy for that particular approach I will normally use 3000' or 2500' as I have found that is the average on ILS charts, and wait to intercept. Charts are the best, however. From your above I don't see any indication that you ARE us...Jump to post
Holds are actually quite easy. As CFIcraigAPA mentioned, just become familiar with the basic entries (standard, teardrop) and how to execute them. Then, as you fly a flight, execute a quick hold at one of your waypoints every once in awhile to practice. You should be able to do them by hand without ...Jump to post
As normalspeed does, i very often fly at or just above minimums. However I do not fly through conditions that would be avoided in real-world. If there is a violent t-storm ahead, I either vector myself around it, or stay above it. Remember that <acronym title="Air Transat (Canada)">TS</acronym> on a...Jump to post
X-plane is a great simulator, and yes it is more realistic than MSFS. You will not find any MSFS for mac, as they are only windows compatable. Fly! is also a good simulator for the mac user. Although Fly! and MSFS are great to have fun in, they are really only games. If you are looking for a tad mor...Jump to post
That is the procedure. My guess is that <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> just never put this action into consideration. BTW, spins are no longer a required maneuver in flight training. Most seasoned instructors will still do them because it is a very dangerous thing to get into without k...Jump to post
It is not your game, it is the meljet-as said above, it was designed realisticly. A trick I learned back in PPL training (in a light single, but will work in any plane). First, you do need to lower your approach speed as mentioned (less fuel) as it will make this much easier. Once you flare (as your...Jump to post
You'd actually be suprised how bright those lights really are at night. I used to work with a B757 and was the guy on the headset during pushback. That light really is bright.
If its a big problem, try just keeping it off until ready for takeoff.
I think the best on the market is X-plane as it is more of a simulator vs. a game, but MSFS is the most widely used.
What exactly do you mean by enroute charts? Sectionals? If so, no it doesnt. I normally go to a site like www.flightplan.com and create a flight plan, then go to clearanceunlimited and get the IAPs, STARs, DPs, and Diagrams i will need.
True, but remember that <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> has to be usable by those who dont take it as seriously as others. For John Smith who has no desire to have a pilot's license and uses it as merely a game, requiring IAPs etc. is too much work. <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym...Jump to post
www.clearanceunlimited.com will have almost every chart you could want. IAPs/DPs/STARs etc. Remember that if you select the place you want to start, then go and load up a flight plan, it will start you on the active. Make sure that when you are selecting your departure airport in the flight plan men...Jump to post
The weather in FS2k2 isnt perfect, but it does alright. You need to check where you are setting the weather. I have found that changing the settings in "Global Weather" does little or nothing. Click the "Local Weather" radio button at the top and change those settings. Of course, this will only chan...Jump to post
I enjoy the 172 myself..actually took her on a series of flights from my home airport Norfolk (KORF), VA to KLAX about a year ago. I find myself liking to step down from my UPS757 and flying around in the 172 (182 if I want a tad bit more challange) every once in awhile. As for the Mooney, I agree. ...Jump to post
W_a_s_p_i_e-you really shouldn't have to do that. Just start with the light aircraft (C182, C172, C152), and don't start with the irons until you are very comfortable with all aspects of flight. Then take the step to multiengine, then to the irons. This is done in real life for a reason--to really b...Jump to post
Squad55- I think that depends on your locale. In most areas I have heard of, private property is just that...private. Police have to have a reason (complaint call from owners, public disturbance, warrant, etc.) to make a stop/arrest on private property. Either way, I think you all need to realize th...Jump to post
Bottom line is that no one is ever an expert at <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym>, just as no one is ever an expert in real-world flying. There is always something to learn, from a different type of approach, to an improved radio stack. The saying we use in EMS (which can equally be used ...Jump to post
Trespassing on government property. This, however illegtimate it may seem, is a crime. Chances are the airport authority either notified the police of your presence or has a standing order to intercept those on airport property (the latter is more possible, as after 9-11 most airports did issue such...Jump to post
First off, they dont need a warrant to search your car...just probable cause (know the law if you want to exercise your rights United_Fan). In this case since you were on airport property, therefore technically trespassing, they have every legal right to search your car. However, Im not saying what ...Jump to post
Floating is a very common problem...both <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> and real world. It just takes some practice. Use your throttles more than your attitude to adjust. Also watch your verticle speed. That will give you the best indication on whether you are descending or not. If you...Jump to post
Check your approach speed, your descent FPM. I would say that you lowered the nose too fast after touchdown. You should attempt to hold the nose off the ground as long as possible. Eventually, the plane will lower itself when lift decreases. Continue to apply backpressure on to stick/yoke until your...Jump to post
If you really want to make it in the VA world you have to stand out. Have something to attract people. Your biggest fight will be getting an excellent staff. You will never run it alone. You need people who can program, make web pages, paint aircraft, deal with pilot issues etc. With the VA market a...Jump to post
The altimeter is set at field pressure. If there is no reported field pressure, then set it so the altimeter shows field altitude, not 00000 (unless the field is truly at sea level). While inflight, set it to 29.92 when you pass FL180. This ensures a standard so all aircraft assigned to FL330 will b...Jump to post
First off, you should learn how to fly and ILS approach yourself before relying on the APR to do it for you....what if something happens inflight and now you cant engage the APR function? Grab an ILS chart and try your hand flying a few with a Cessna or other light single. Once you understand how to...Jump to post
True. If you are at that altitude, try lowering your speed before your begin descent. What I mean is slow to 270 or 250 knts, then begin your descent at 15-1800 fpm. You should have no problem maintaining that speed while you descend. I fly the IFDG 757 every day for UPSVAC and have never had a spee...Jump to post
I'm with USAir...my computer is just as old, but I am satisfied. I'm not complaining about not being able to use FS9, or put the sliders high on FS2k2. Its a trade off between being able to go to school or have a great new computer. In time, I will be able to afford a new computer and then will look...Jump to post
I have had FS2k2 since the week it was released. I am running on a VERY low end computer and have had none of the problems you mentioned. Maybe its a defect in the game. I would return it and get 2k4 as mentioned above...on a new computer, you are wasting your time with 2k2.
As I think your idea is well thought out and has great potential, it isn't practical for a home computer flight sim. That technology, I'm sure, will be used to create scenery for professional sims in the not-so-distant future. However Microsoft, and other more generalized sim creators, must balance ...Jump to post
I'm sorry, but I have to say it- Brett80211, you need to relax a bit. Jwenting said nothing off topic throughout this entire thread, there is no need for that personal attack. As for the others, if you post an advert, expect competition to do the same. Welcome to life!
I'm not quite sure what tension lies between you two, but Jwenting does have a very vaild point. Most airlines are becoming very strict on copywrite/trademark issues. If you don't have a signed release, it would be a good idea to get one (you being the airline, not you personally). If not, it is a v...Jump to post
It all depends on what you want in a joystick. You can pay anywhere from $10US for a simple x/y axis +2 button stick, up to $300US for a flight yoke with throttle, prop, and mixture controls. It all depends on what you want in it. As for pick-up speed, it all depends on you. If you really work at it...Jump to post
If you are flying single props, its natural. It's called P-factor. Its really a long explinaton, but ill just leave it as the way the air circulates off the prop and around the aircraft.
You can actually turn it off in the realisim settings. Try it and see if it works for you.
First off, "early" <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> flight simulators is the key word. The entire world has changed since that tragic day. In today's world, if you even hint about crashing a plane into a building, the FBI will have you questioned. Thats just the product of 9/11. I worked at an...Jump to post