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ILS Landing Tutorial with Screenshots (Read 73892 times)
Reply #30 - May 8th, 2005 at 6:44am

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Pleasure, Theis, glad you liked it!

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Reply #31 - May 8th, 2005 at 9:28am

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I personaly dont think that the red square things aren mutch of help, because you pay more atention on lining up with them than just landing the damn thing. Lips Sealed
 
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Reply #32 - May 9th, 2005 at 1:40pm

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Great tutorial. Helped me a lot. Thanks!  Smiley
 

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Reply #33 - May 12th, 2005 at 10:51pm

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Agree that it's much more fun without the Visual Flight Path, marick - but of course the thread was aimed more at people who are starting out with FS, the 'Path' can be a great help to them.

Cheers clipper, pleasure! Smiley
 
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Reply #34 - Jun 21st, 2005 at 1:58pm

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How about a generic landing procedure that can be applied to any aircraft?
 
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Reply #35 - Jun 25th, 2005 at 4:40pm

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Well smack my arse and call me Jody - that's one amazing tutorial mate Shocked Cheesy

Cheers for that, I'll try that out in a minute!
 
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Reply #36 - Jun 27th, 2005 at 8:10am

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How about a generic landing procedure that can be applied to any aircraft?


I think that would be just about impossible, pilotjj1 - you'd drown in footnotes!

On the other hand, the principles don't vary, whatever you're landing. The speeds can be different, but that is what the Flight Notes in the FS Learning Centre are for. The instrument layouts differ too, but that is only a matter of practice.

My recommendation to anyone trying new aeroplanes is to have a practice landing approach saved. Fire it up and try the new one out on it - you'll soon get the hang of it by trial and error. Using an approach that you're already familiar with helps a lot, by cutting out most of the variables.

Ex-RoNiN, glad you liked it - hope the trial run went OK! Smiley
 
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Reply #37 - Jul 1st, 2005 at 1:18am

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Fantastic tutorial Nav.
Not often do you see the author leave in a mistake that was made.
This is a very good thing, it shows what to do when an error occurs. Not alway the "Perfect" situation. We can learn from your mistake.
Makes me think that there should be a tutorial for "what to do if..."
Thank you very much for your time and effort Nav.
Chrisco  Smiley
 

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Reply #38 - Jul 8th, 2005 at 9:52am

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Came on today and found this great tutorial.  I sim fly light aircraft, now thanks to this tutorial I am going to have to give a Heavy a try. 

Thanks for all the time and effort, very very helpful.
 
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Reply #39 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 7:26am

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Maybe a little late, but let me add my compliments to the author ...
And a proposal, too.
Given the chances that even newbies are guided by ATC, or pick up by themselves, runways that aren't fully ILS equipped, that is they only provide LOC or BC approach, a second step for the landing tutorial would be that of covering this kind of approaches ... don't you think ?
Happy landings and always three greens from Italy !!!
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Reply #40 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 9:56am

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Great tute, Nav! Perfect for newer pilots. Smiley

You got me thinking about doing my own now. One of the areas I do well in is VFR navigation without electronic aids. Think it'd be a good idea if I might come up with something similar for that perhaps?

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Reply #41 - Aug 27th, 2005 at 8:11am

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Thanks for the kind words, guys, glad you liked it.

eudoniga, good point. I've added a couple of suggestions to the last part of the tute. By saving a practice flight, and then switching off the autothrottle and autopilot at earlier and earlier stages, people can in fact teach themselves to land manually from the same sort of situation. Surprising how quickly it 'comes right' after a few tries - particularly if they keep the Visual Flight Path on at first, and also maybe substitute a lighter, more 'forgiving' aeroplane like the Cessna or the Mooney.

I've been thinking of doing another tute anyway - this one on manual crosswind landings. Haven't got the screenshots right yet, though, it's quite difficult to fly manually and take shots at the same time!

Staiduk, sure, it would help a lot of people. One thought though; maybe include the basics of flight-planning and VOR tracking as well, and how to set 'GPS Hold'? The 'Learning Centre' isn't awfully helpful in those areas, a few pictures could be a lot clearer than all those words?
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Reply #42 - Aug 29th, 2005 at 4:11am

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Will do, Nav - but VOR and DR navigation should really be under seperate tutes unless the mods allow us to go over the posting limit. Grin

I'll do the DR one first; we'll se how it turns out. Grin

Great job again - cheers!
 

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Reply #43 - Aug 29th, 2005 at 4:17am

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Well done, Nav.

And - sure enough - it's damn hard to accomplish all that tasks when you're flying alone that you start to desire someone helping you from the nearby seat ...

For those who fly airliners, I can - from my own experience - suggest using a couple addons that are really worth the money: Aerosoft's FlightDeck Companion, which has a virtual co-pilot feature, and E-Dimensional's Voice Buddy, which executes verbal commands.

THat way you can concentrate on landing and have (in the first case) or call (in the second case) someone who helps you doing all things ...

With Voice Buddy, you could even pick up a vocal command  to execute a screen shot every time you call it !

Cool, eh ?

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Reply #44 - Nov 6th, 2005 at 5:21pm

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Thanks AGAIN for that superb tutorial. I've been flying sims for over 10 years and only now think I fully understand!
 

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