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by planesmart2
Thu May 04, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Autopilot follow the flight plan
Replies: 18
Views: 2672

Im done with you.
by planesmart2
Thu May 04, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Autopilot follow the flight plan
Replies: 18
Views: 2672

I fly the C172 and C172RG.
by planesmart2
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7347

The cessna 172 is very forgiving, and easy to fly.
by planesmart2
Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: DOes anyone know how to intercept the localizer beam?
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

You have to follow ATC instructions, they will set you up for a 45 Deg angle, when the ILS (LOC) needle starts to move in, turn to the inbound heading, then keep the needle centered, then watch the glideslope, make sure to keep the arrow in the center, if the arrow is above the center, that means yo...
by planesmart2
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7347

Yes!! Planes have heaters, but not many general aviation planes have A/C. About the shirt, after you come back from your solo flight, they CUT THE LOWER BACK OF YOUR SHIRT OFF!!
by planesmart2
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7347

Max, you are right. There have been many times when I have run-up the airplane at a run-up area, or just before the runway. I have aborted a few flights due to a mag test or carb test, and had to bring it back to get looked at, only if you cannot clear the engine.
by planesmart2
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7347

Its not a guess, its called experience. Got that.
by planesmart2
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7347

How hard is learning to fly? Not that hard, you might be surprised.

When will I solo? WHEN YOU ARE READY :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: 10-20 hours of instruction time.

Why do some students quit. THEY DONT LIKE IT!! OR THEY GET COLD FEET!! WHAT EVER COMES FIRST!!

I think you will like it though.
by planesmart2
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7347

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by planesmart2
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: just asking hope for someone to help me
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

First off, YES!!!!! Most airplanes have a GPS, even the new small cessna's have a GPS. How real is FS, Alot of aspects of FS are real, most are not. Even though you can fly an airplane good on FS, does not mean you will like flying in real life, there is a difference on FS. Also, flying in real life...
by planesmart2
Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: hey landing issue
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

You can fly the ILS in a C172, The ILS has nothing to do with ''high performance''

1.Also look into the area of stalls, slow flight, steep turns, short field takeoff, short field landing, soft field takeoff, soft field landing.

2.Emergency procedures.

3. VFR navigation.
by planesmart2
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: The cost of lessons in real world.
Replies: 10
Views: 2392

To do your private pilots licence would cost around $5000 or about £3000. It all depends on how fast a learner you are. In florida for a 152 cessna, it cost $70 per hour (wet), and a cessna 172 cost around $89 per hour (wet). Add $30 per hour for the instructor, untill you can fly solo. To get your ...
by planesmart2
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Private Pilot Checkride
Replies: 10
Views: 3188

All the checkrides on FS are way too stricked. And when I took my PPL and commercial checkride, It was not as stricked as you may think. It also depends on the examiner. In a real life checkride they do give you room for error.
by planesmart2
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HEADSETS?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Well if you fly in a real cessna, you do talk, to ATC. There is a transmitter and a reciver. :roll: But when you are flying using FS you only need the reciver, and you use the computer keyboard for the transmitter.

If you want a very real experience using FS, get Voicebuddy.
by planesmart2
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HEADSETS?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

You dont have to talk. :roll:
by planesmart2
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HEADSETS?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Your right, of course any headset would work. 8)
by planesmart2
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: MAJOR 737-300 issues!
Replies: 18
Views: 5752

You only have to put the ILS frequency in the # 1 VOR. :roll:
by planesmart2
Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: FS2002
Topic: Which runway?
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

He should say runway 32 left, or runway 32 center, or runway 32 right. Just use common sense. And like the last person said. Look at the GPS map. If you cant see the runway, well then you should have filed an IFR flight plan, and use the ILS for a safe landing.
by planesmart2
Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: MAJOR 737-300 issues!
Replies: 18
Views: 5752

To long for me to explain. Find a IFR tutorial. One thing people dont understand is just because you fly IFR, or do a ILS landing does not mean you always fly the autopilot!! If you ever get your instument rating in a cessna you will find out very fast that this is not the case!! And you will hand f...
by planesmart2
Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: FS temperature
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

The standard temperature is 15C (59F) and the standard pressure is 29.92

That could be the reason why, FS is using standard temperature and pressure.

I use real world weather.
by planesmart2
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: hey landing issue
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

How do you land on the runway. Well, you do something called PRACTICE!
by planesmart2
Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: How Real is FS
Replies: 34
Views: 8463

Well I have been a pilot for five years. And thanks to FS, iv been able to improve my flying skills because FS is a good training device. I have saved alot of money training on FS. Being a pilot, I would say FS is far from the real thing, but not that far. Most real world pilots that I have talked t...
by planesmart2
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: How Real is FS
Replies: 34
Views: 8463

Thats true. ATC is not that good. Its very unrealistic hearing an american voice in the UK, or Mexico. The panels are not bad, I will give it that much. But the airport environment is down right a shame. The snenery is the worst of all, ie buildings, trees. The best part of FS is the aircraft, they ...
by planesmart2
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Cessna left-banking problem.
Replies: 16
Views: 3392

When I fly the C172, the ''P'' factor happens when at high angle of attack, and at low airspeed. It feels more like a yaw then a bank. The procedure is to put in right rudder. When you practice chandelles for the commercial pilots licence, at the turn out of a chandelle, the P factor is most very st...
by planesmart2
Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: How Real is FS
Replies: 34
Views: 8463

Im a pilot in real life. And FS is about 65% as real as the real thing. The airports are not that real.
by planesmart2
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: autopilot when landing
Replies: 13
Views: 3309

Of course they have auto land. Are you telling me a (boeing) 747-400 cant use a cat II or cat III APR system.
by planesmart2
Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: hey landing help please
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

I have done hundreds of landings in a cessna 172, alot of it is about speed, altitude, flap settings, and just plan feel.
by planesmart2
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: hey landing help please
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

As a pilot, I can tell you that using the AI for the landing is okay for IFR flights. However, using the AI for VFR landings is a NO NO in the aviation world, and is frown :x upon.
by planesmart2
Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Airport Frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Yes. Go to yahoo, put in airnav, its the link at the top.

Or just click this link> www.airnav.com

Note: Airnav is for U.S. airports only. (at this time.)
by planesmart2
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Views
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Where did you learn your Grammar?