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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 1:46:17 PM

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Hi I have no problem taking off and no problem flying but i just can't
land at all because I can never tell if i am inline with the landing
strip until it is too late. I have tried using the map to see if i am
over to far but I can never tell exactly if I am inline with it. is
there any feature in the game or something that can let me know if i am
inline with the landing strip or not?
Thank You

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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 7:43:27 PM

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As you approach the runway, one of the things you look at is the centerline
of the runway. It should appear pointed directly at you. If not, try to
see which way it is pointed. If it's pointed to your right, apply small
corrections to the right early as you approach. When you do that, your
aircraft will point off to the right of the runway. Fly at this heading
until the centerline point right at you. Than correct the heading to fly at
the runway. Don't wait to apply large corrections until the end.

This visual approach can get tricky if there is a crosswind. As you
approach the runway all lined up but if it seem to drift left or right there
may be a crosswind. Than, the heading needs to be corrected; the nose of
the aircraft needs to point away from the center of the runway towards the
up wind direction to keep the aircraft flying on a right path to the runway.
It takes some practice.

Emilio.

"CoasterXtreme" <CoasterXtreme@forums.simradar.com> wrote in message
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> Hi I have no problem taking off and no problem flying but i just can't
> land at all because I can never tell if i am inline with the landing
> strip until it is too late. I have tried using the map to see if i am
> over to far but I can never tell exactly if I am inline with it. is
> there any feature in the game or something that can let me know if i am
> inline with the landing strip or not?
> Thank You
>
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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 7:44:53 PM

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I think you should go through the flying lessons in the sim, especially
flying the pattern or circuit. This is probably the only way to get it to
become automatic. I think it is the most difficult part of PPL training.

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Quilly











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"CoasterXtreme" <CoasterXtreme@forums.simradar.com> wrote in message
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> Hi I have no problem taking off and no problem flying but i just can't
> land at all because I can never tell if i am inline with the landing
> strip until it is too late. I have tried using the map to see if i am
> over to far but I can never tell exactly if I am inline with it. is
> there any feature in the game or something that can let me know if i am
> inline with the landing strip or not?
> Thank You
>
> _________________________________________________________
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Anonymous
May 24, 2005 6:27:08 PM

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HI guys, I would say like the others practice is the best way to get
use to do something.Pay attention to landing lessons and practice.You
can also watch VASI on left side of landing runwayduring approch,this
will help you to get a good glideslope.Some peoples have less
difficulty to land when they use virtual cocpit vew.A good thing to
remember when landing is to stay smouth with controls, many beginners
panic on approch and play to much with pedals and yoke,be gentle with
your plane on final,everything will be fine.Enjoy your flight and
landind...

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May 24, 2005 11:19:03 PM

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"CoasterXtreme" <CoasterXtreme@forums.simradar.com> wrote in message
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> Hi I have no problem taking off and no problem flying but i just can't
> land at all because I can never tell if i am inline with the landing
> strip until it is too late. I have tried using the map to see if i am
> over to far but I can never tell exactly if I am inline with it. is
> there any feature in the game or something that can let me know if i am
> inline with the landing strip or not?
> Thank You

Use the numeric keypad keys to look around, both to judge when to turn onto
base and when to turn onto final. I always found them invaluable in getting
the timing right. This is one area where flight sim is harder than real
life, as your field of view and ease of looking is harder in the sim.

I have more recently been using TrackIR, which makes it all much easier,
highly recommended.

Phil
Anonymous
May 25, 2005 4:07:41 AM

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Or what you can do for a little guide is dial in the freq of the ILS in the
Nav 1 radio and watch your gauges. You will see the marks in the bottom and
the right hand side. You can use this as a guide if your a little off.

You can also go to an outside view from the rear and spot your plane to the
runway. But your easiest bet is to spot it at the far end of the runway not
the closest point to you.

Mark G.
Not4wood
TransInternationalAirlines.com

"j.p." <j.p.@forums.simradar.com> wrote in message
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> HI guys, I would say like the others practice is the best way to get
> use to do something.Pay attention to landing lessons and practice.You
> can also watch VASI on left side of landing runwayduring approch,this
> will help you to get a good glideslope.Some peoples have less
> difficulty to land when they use virtual cocpit vew.A good thing to
> remember when landing is to stay smouth with controls, many beginners
> panic on approch and play to much with pedals and yoke,be gentle with
> your plane on final,everything will be fine.Enjoy your flight and
> landind...
>
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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 9:35:05 AM

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Hello Guys ,another thing can help you,use small plane like cesna 172
or mooney,set radio nav. on ILS freq.set course,on approch watch both
needle on VOR dial,vertical one is for lining up try to keep it strait
and the horizontal one is for glide,work to keep that one in the middle
to strait horizontal.Follow carfully movement of needles and work
gently to keep them line up.If horizontal needle going down push on
yoke or joystick to recapture needle it if needle is going up this mean
you are to low,don't pull on yoke to much to increase altitude just
bring your plane strait horizontal and wait for needle coming back to
middle.When needle start to going down again push slowly on yoke to
keep descent.This exercise need practice but for sure will brink you at
the exact position on runway to do a pecfect landing.and at the end
don't forget hemline before touchdown.God bless you enjoy your flight.

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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 12:59:06 PM

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HI Bryan,I found in dictionnary translation for french
word "arrondi" helmline.What I mean exactly is the last operation a
pilot must do just before tuchdown pull on yoke a little bit just to
make sure the front gear touch the ground after main gear.If you have
the right expression please let me know,don't forget II'm french and
I'm doing my best to be understand but sometime I might use words
different from those you use normaly,sorry.

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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 1:20:02 PM

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In article <1117029489.24694@forums.simradar.com>, j.p.
@forums.simradar.com says...
> HI Bryan,I found in dictionnary translation for french
> word "arrondi" helmline.What I mean exactly is the last operation a
> pilot must do just before tuchdown pull on yoke a little bit just to
> make sure the front gear touch the ground after main gear.If you have
> the right expression please let me know,don't forget II'm french and
> I'm doing my best to be understand but sometime I might use words
> different from those you use normaly,sorry.

I believe the English word you are looking for is flare.
Anonymous
May 25, 2005 4:17:09 PM

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IT's me again,what is the word who mean raise airplane nose before
touchdown.

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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 4:17:10 PM

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Hi j.p.,

On Wed, 25 May 2005 12:17:09 -0500, you wrote:

> IT's me again,what is the word who mean raise airplane nose before
> touchdown.

I don't know if you saw Chris' post, but he mentioned the term we
usually use in English: "Flare"

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May 26, 2005 1:45:32 AM

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> the exact position on runway to do a pecfect landing.and at the end
> don't forget hemline before touchdown.God bless you enjoy your flight.


Ok, so there is new aviation term I haven't heard before. If I'm not wearing
my favorite frock whilst flying,what is a hemline?

Bryan


P.S My favorite frock is a nice blue with matching purse and shoes
Anonymous
May 26, 2005 2:21:13 PM

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Hi Lawn Dart,

Although, I suppose in your case, hemlines might be a consideration
too!? :-))

Regards,
John Ward
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> On Wed, 25 May 2005 12:17:09 -0500, you wrote:
>
>> IT's me again,what is the word who mean raise airplane nose before
>> touchdown.
>
> I don't know if you saw Chris' post, but he mentioned the term we
> usually use in English: "Flare"
>
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