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Back in the air!!!!!!!!!

Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:47 am

I'm back to getting flight lessons! :D :D :D
This time I'm with TAI (Triad Air Inc. AKA Piedmont Flight Training I think) in Winston-Salem, NC, KINT.
I have a very good Swedish instructor who seems to REALLY know what he is doing. :D
He is very exact and very precise. That's what I want from an instructor.
I got a 4 out of a possible 5 (5 being un-acceptable) for losing 800 ft on my steep turns :!: :!: :!: :!: :oops:
Other than that though, the lesson was great.
I can't wait to go for more.

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Post by harkonnen » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:11 am

Nice move SU37, good for you. I have yet to get up for a discovery flight in a small plane and you young'uns are all over it. Enjoy, and keep us posted. 8)
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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:34 am

Okay, thank you.
Hopefully you'll be able to do it soon.
It's really fun. 8)

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Post by Behrentzs » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:28 pm

O yeah, we in Scandinavia know how to handle tha ladies! :twisted:

Nice one - and lucky you. I wish I had the money to go for that kind of training..

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Post by SU37Berkut » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:48 pm

Don't get discouraged Behrentzs, maybe someday you will.

Cheers and hope you get to someday,
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Post by crispotts » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:20 am

Good luck to you SU
My cousin started at a very young age doing Safari flights in Kenya, then ferrying Cessna's about the world. Eventually he got onto the big stuff and now is about to retire as Chief training pilot for one of the big airlines.
So the Sky is literally your limit.
I went through the windscreen of a mini on a car rally whilst at UNI in the 60's and was due to join up full time in the RAF, already had my wings from Univ Air Squadron, but was rejected due to eye muscle injury. What I didn't realise was I could have done helis or commercial flying and have always regretted not following my desires.
Stick at it.
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Post by FSPilot06 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:08 pm

Great! Glad you got to fly again! Flying is a feeling like no other. The first time I flew, I was kinda nervous, but I entrusted the airplane and flew as if I were driving a car (something I'm REALLY used to).

Heck, I'll probably be posting up a topic sometime soon with the same name, but with a lot more exclamation points (!) becuase I haven't flown in a while and I'm about to go nuts.
Flying is not dangerous. If you don't trust something that has to be supported by air, stay out of a car unless it has solid tires. And believe me, those kind of tires don't ride good at all.

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Re: Back in the air!!!!!!!!!

Post by jaeger52 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:10 am

SU37Berkut wrote:I'm back to getting flight lessons! :D :D :D
This time I'm with TAI (Triad Air Inc. AKA Piedmont Flight Training I think) in Winston-Salem, NC, KINT.
I have a very good Swedish instructor who seems to REALLY know what he is doing. :D
He is very exact and very precise. That's what I want from an instructor.
I got a 4 out of a possible 5 (5 being un-acceptable) for losing 800 ft on my steep turns :!: :!: :!: :!: :oops:
Other than that though, the lesson was great.
I can't wait to go for more.

Cheers,
SU37Berkut
I'm interested to know to what degree has Flight Simulator helped you or failed you in your real life endeavors?

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Post by rd » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:27 am

Hmmm......... Very good question Jaeg.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:45 am

Hi, sorry I haven't been replying very often anymore, not enough time. :cry:

Anyway, in answer to Jaegers question:

Well, it has helped me quite a bit with the basic control of the airplane, aircraft systems, and instuments.

Where it fails, in my opinion, is in the aerodynamics.

I flew a real plane, and FS has never been the same, because I always notice how unrealistic the aerodynamics are. Its a pity they are not better.

I only have I think somewhere around 12 hours, and I've flown in some snow and rain, but I really dont know about strong winds, so I cant say if the turbulence is very realistic.
I have noted that you can go bouncing quite a distance in turbulence and it only feels like running over a pot hole.
In FS, you cant feel turbulence for real, so you dont really realise unless you are VERY close to the ground in STRONG turbulence.

Also, FS fails in ground effect. (exept for helicopters)
The plane floats in ground effect in real life.
It does not on FSX.

Rod Machado's Flight Lessons on FS are VERY good.
I took them all when I was 10-12 and I got all the way up to ATP.
That really helped me with my flight training in real life.
My instructor really only had to tell me how to pre-flight the airplane since obviously you cant do that in FS. :lol:

I have started the ATP lessons on FSX, and they just have to strict tolerances to be able to do it. FS2002 was MUCH easier.


To conclude, I feel that Microsoft's Flight Simulator series has prepared me quite well for REAL aviation. I would not suggest to just get in a plane and fly it comming right off the simulator, but I suppose FS is, As Real As It Gets.

Cheers!
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P.S., didn't mean to go into a Program Review. :lol:
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Post by harkonnen » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:31 pm

Program review all you like man...that was well worded and conveyed your impressions very effectively. Good reading, thx. :wink:
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Post by SU37Berkut » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:41 pm

Your welcome Harkonnen!

Thanks for the encouragement!

Cheers!
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Post by Cat1 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:09 am

SU37Berkut wrote:Its a pity they are not better.
It's a simulator because it's not better... Keep that in mind....
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Post by rd » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:44 am

Cat1 wrote:
SU37Berkut wrote:Its a pity they are not better.
It's a simulator because it's not better... Keep that in mind....
It's a game, because it doesn't simulate reality.....

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Post by Cobra Driver » Mon May 12, 2008 10:27 pm

I would like to add 1 thing.

I have the opportunity to train in (supposedly 60 million dollar) simulators, http://www.csc.com/industries/governmen ... 2294.shtml and many a time I have told the techs, you guys need to spend 60 bucks and get FSX on here instead.

They are graphically and systematically unstable and just like previous posts, do not provide a good feel for what real flight is like.

Now for my feelings re: FSX........just as good as the big $$$$ sim except for the lack of motion.

Emergency procedures may be run on FSX, weather adjusted, winds, turbulence, and best of all the numbers are true for instrument flight.

So I can get my approach plate out for Patuca, Ecuador or Sao Pulo, Brasil and shoot the ILS just as if I were there.

So in short, don't feel short changed with your desktop, it's pretty darn good, at least on my machine with the majority of graphics maxed out, it looks and runs great. And the best part is your actually learning for real life in your, I hate to say it, game.
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Post by groundsquirrel » Tue May 13, 2008 4:02 am

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