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by FSPilot06
Mon May 15, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Pilots pastime?
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

I have to say, meals are important on long flights. Pilots have to have food to recover their energy and stay focused. They need some way to keep themselves entertained so jet lag doesn't fatigue them too much. For example, in your car on a long trip, you have a radio, CD, or tape goingthe whole tim...
by FSPilot06
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

Well, the guys that were there told me that Greg wasn't there anymore and he left quite a while ago. They said he comes around a lot, though. I'll tell you what.... it looks like we're the only ones still in this thread anymore. Send me a PM so I can tell you a couple of things I looked at when I we...
by FSPilot06
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: FsPassangers problem..again
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

It could either be a keyboard (or whatever) button failure or you was flying too fast. When I flew the Beech Baron, I was still doing 180kts and the gear wouldn't drop until the airpseed was under 160kts.
by FSPilot06
Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Virtual Cockpit
Replies: 16
Views: 2646

I'm mainly a 2D cockpit user. The virtual cockpit is really cool, but there's just something about it my computer doesn't like, and nothing runs smooth in the VC. I always stay in my cockpit, even when taxiing a taildragger, so I can get the most experience out of Flight Sim. 8)
by FSPilot06
Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

Wait a second! My grandpa told me of a guy named Greg (Greg Barnett) that had something to do with the airport. Could my grandpa be talking about the same one? I'm gonna call him and ask.
by FSPilot06
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

KEET is an alright airport. Did you know an instructor named Keith? I belive that's the name of the one I talked to. There is quite a bit of air traffic here currently. Right now (5:39pm) there's a thunderstorm brewing and I'm still seeing planes go over. They're either getting in before it hits or ...
by FSPilot06
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

As a matter of fact, Tenspace, that's exactly where I'll be flying from. Shelby County Airport (KEET) is 4 miles from where I live. So, you lived in Pelham? Awesome. It's cool to meet someone that was right next to me in here. I live in Alabaster. :)
by FSPilot06
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

Thanks for all the information, everyone. I'm getting really excited about my first flight. I can't wait to see the ground underneathe the plane get further and further away. My grandpa asked me if I was going to get my shirt tail cut off. So I guess that confirms why not to wear a good shirt. But w...
by FSPilot06
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

The instructor did tell me there would be a pile of books ready for me after the intro flight. And he said we would take the Cessna 150. A two-seater?
by FSPilot06
Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

I'll be SURE to wear the old red shirt then. :lol: So, they do have heaters? Good. I doubted they had A/C in the first place. However, the 2006 Cessna 182 Skylane is offered with A/C, with an additional price of $29,000. That's a lot for A/C. But, I'd bet it helps. 8)
by FSPilot06
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

Oh yeah, I meant to ask.... do planes have heaters?
by FSPilot06
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

I'm still curious about the shirt thing. :? I've heard that piston engines in airplanes are times and times more reliable than what's in a car. There is a few things I know about them... (1) They are air-cooled. Which eliminates the use for a heavy radiator and having to worry about having a hose bu...
by FSPilot06
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: the absolute best joystick
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

I don't have much to say but... make sure it at least has a throttle lever and rudder twist control. Also, about 7 buttons on it are very good for trim, flaps, whatever.
by FSPilot06
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

To tenspace and propwash: Why not good clothes? Is the plane dirty, or am I supposed to be worried about losing my lunch or something in it? LOL To skipperdan: Hey thanks for the info on AOPA. I've been meaning to check that site out. I didn't know they gave away 6 months issues for free. I have a q...
by FSPilot06
Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

Well.... let me rephrase that.... I would spend about $5500 total before getting my license is what the instructor I talked to said. Sorry about that. :)
by FSPilot06
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Going for the real thing...
Replies: 47
Views: 7260

Going for the real thing...

Hey everybody, great news! I'm going up to my local airport to do the intro flight and very possibly begin my lessons in about two weeks. It's quite expensive (about $5500), but it's self-paced, so I can solely afford it and I can take however long I need. Right now, I'm open to tips and suggestions...
by FSPilot06
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Mooney
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

I got to see a Mooney Bravo taxiing to runway 33 at my local airport. Too bad I didn't get to see it takeoff. I was driving past the airport, moving at the plane's pace. It turned onto the runway and I had to keep going straight. It was a really nice plane. :)
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: Beechcraft Baron 58TC
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

I'm going to get that plane right now. I gotta see this!
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Favorite FS9 Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Two general aviation planes: Cessna 182 Skylane and the Aeronca Champ (which is downloadable form this site). If I were to choose one, it'd be the 182; it's faster and easier to land. The Aeronca is just fun for flying local.
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: *SOLVED*: FS2004 crashes & PC reboots just after take of
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Allow me to explain what my computer does at random times. It just restarts, out of nowhere. There's not ten seconds in between FS2004 going black and me seeing my eMachines (my computer brand) screen indicating the computer is starting. It really ticks me off to the point of saying bad words, espec...
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Virtual Copilot??
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Richy2237 wrote:Mine shows=1. I think it may be for the copilot to auto tune radios etc when you press the number keys on the keyboard (responding to ATC)?????Just a guess though.
This is most likely it. I noticed that once I use ATC, I don't have a chance to tune my radios because "someone" does it for me.
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Private Check Ride Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Oscilating? You mean it banks from left to right constantly? Hmmmm.... give me awhile to think. I'll post back later if I come up with an idea, but check your controller.
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Aircraft won't stop banking! What is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

Vincent, payload distribution was my problem. But don't think that's the problem yet. When you do the Private Pilot Checkride, the plane by default is loaded properly for the flight. But you may, as opposed to what I just said, check it anyway. If that's not it, controller. Point the finger at the c...
by FSPilot06
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: FAA Airport Information
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Yeah, that site's pretty useful. I discovered it about 2 months ago and it really helps out. 8)
by FSPilot06
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: AI Traffic Discussions
Topic: AI traffic react?
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Thanks for the info rd. I just thought of another time when I think it reacted to me. I was landing at a big airport and the tower said "(tail number) caution Cessna on runway 6" something like that. When I landed, it got a little slick and I almost ran off the runway. 8O There was a Cessna Grand Ca...
by FSPilot06
Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Let's get this forum going!
Replies: 13
Views: 1659

Dang. I just did notice the last post before mine was in September. I guess I did revive a dead thread. I'm bad about not looking at dates. lol
by FSPilot06
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: AI Traffic Discussions
Topic: AI traffic react?
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

AI traffic react?

Hey does anyone know if the AI traffic in FS2004 reacts to you? I can't really tell, but it sure did seem like a Baron 58 actually waited for me to get off the runway first. I thought it would act like a car racing video game and he just run right into me.
by FSPilot06
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Let's get this forum going!
Replies: 13
Views: 1659

Insured Disaster wrote:Is this a "real aviaton topic" or a "missed approach topic?"
It might as well be in Missed Approach LOL. :lol:






edit by groundsquirrel: WOW, did you see the date on that post? almost a record for reviving a dead thread.

but seriously folks......welcome to Surclaro, have fun.
by FSPilot06
Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Aircraft won't stop banking! What is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

Payload distribution was the everlasting problem! Thanks, heeshung! The problem I have dealt with for 7 months has ended. (As much as I know about airplanes, I feel stupid for not thinking about that) :roll:
by FSPilot06
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Payloads
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

I always use payload. I never overload the aircraft, but I make sure it's heavy enough to be stable but light enough for safe takeoffs and landings. I fly small private planes, and it's not hard to keep an eye on they can or can't do with a load.