Landing when your new.

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Landing when your new.

Postby TheLastFlightToMNL » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:49 pm

Ok so i had this game for a few weeks and most of my landings consisted of too early, floats too much, and dear god thats the ground TOGO and Go Around then slamming into the nearest building, anyone have any tips considering how ATC on FSX just does not want your original flight plan? Only two good landings to date.
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Re: Landing when your new.

Postby OldAirmail » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:42 pm

That's going to have a lot to do with WHAT you are trying to land. Cessna 150? Fully loaded A380?

In real like that's gong to include a lot of other important things, even how hot it is at the airport.

There will be plenty of people here to correct me, but this is a flight sim, not real life.

Make an imaginary mark on your windshield.

Keep that mark aimed at your landing spot.

Keep it there almost all the way until you're about to touch down.

The rest is everything that I didn't mention. Really. You have to know what it takes for YOUR aircraft to land. Things like speed, flaps, etc.
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Re: Landing when your new.

Postby garymbuska » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:20 am

As stated your have to learn to crawl before you can walk and forget about running until you stop falling down while walking.
The only way you are going to learn is practice practice and more practice. I would recommend that you stick with VFR (VISUAL FLIGHT RULES) flight plans until you get better at flying. Navigation can be a daunting task especially if you have no idea as to what a VOR or NDB is and than there is the GPS approach. These are tools that you need to know what they are and how to use them.
Both FSX and FS9 have lessons I strongly suggest that you start there.
In the real world the first thing you would want to do is to go to Ground School where you will learn how a plane fly's and how to preform a pre flight check. Stick with the single engine aircraft like the Cessna 150 once you master that than think about the next step. The Mooney for example even though it is a single engine aircraft it is a little more demanding than the Cessna 150 as it has a Turbo charged engine retractable landing gear and a Speed brake of sorts.
so it is capable of flying faster and higher as it has a pressurized cockpit which comes in handy for flying over bad weather.
One other thing I would suggest is to turn off traffic so you do not have to worry about other aircraft.
ATC in both FSX and FS9 are really bad when it comes to traffic. You are on short final to land flying a B747-400 ATC has given you clearance to land when all of a sudden a B737.300 fly's through you and lands ahead of you forcing you to go around. When I am landing at a busy airport like KJFK (Kennedy airport in New York) I always turn off traffic so i will not have this problem.
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