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Post by RaymondWelland » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi I'm Ray, (My first post!)

I am just wondering whether there is anyone here that can teach flight simulator lessons, mainly fsx/fs9

I know some basics but I'm really interested in learning some more advanced things too.

I would love to learn, anyone interested in teaching?

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Re: Lessons

Post by skipperdan » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:08 pm

Welcome to Surclaro.

I love to see posts from someone who expresses interest in learning more about Aviation.

Since this is a very broad subject, I will give you my best advice. Here are a few options:

1. Purchase some books from PC Aviator. I have purchased several of their products.
http://www.pcaviator.com/store/home.php?cat=292

2. Subscribe to Computer Pilot magazine. I have had a subscription for several years.
http://www.computerpilot.com/

3. Spend some time at your local FBO and tell the pilots that you are new to aviation (my assumption) and would like to pick their brains. Most pilots are very willing to talk to someone who expresses interest in aviation. I spend a lot of time at my local airport and know most of the pilots.

4. Check out some books at the local library. This is something that I have done very often.
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...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Re: Lessons

Post by RaymondWelland » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:45 am

Thanks skipperdan,

Your advice is really good, and yes I concider myself new to aviation. I will definitely add somethings to my christmas list!

Hopefully later on I'll wade through the snow here in the UK and try and get the magazine at my local shops.

Once again thanks.

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Re: Lessons

Post by skipperdan » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:57 pm

Ray:

Here is a great website of a CFI who is located in Tampa Florida. I have never met him. However, my Civil Air Patrol Executive Officer has trained with him.

His website is a wealth of "FREE" knowledge. 8) 8)

http://www.cfidarren.com/
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Lessons

Post by RaymondWelland » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:49 am

This website seems good on first look, I had a quick look at articles and there were a few things that caught my eye. I never realised that it was quite expensive for real lessons :( (I better get saving, starting today.)

Hopefully this weekend I'll have some time to read through some more.

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Re: Lessons

Post by SkipRock » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:48 am

Just adding alittle to his question. Being new to this and enjoying it greatly, i was wondering if you would know of a VA that would have a good training program that starts you out before throwing you into the flight planning stage ?
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Re: Lessons

Post by skipperdan » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:54 am

Skip:

You indicate that you are new. Are you new to Flight Simming? If so, I don't think that it is wise to jump into a Virtual Airline before you have done some of the basics.

One of my favorite quotes is from the old old old movie about Knute Rockney Please forgive me if I spelled his name wrong. When he first walked into the locker room of the Notre Dame football team, he held up a football and said, "We are going to start with the basics--this is a football".
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Lessons

Post by SkipRock » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:17 pm

Some what, yes. I have FS9 and FSX for awhile. Never did any thing online. I felt my computer at the time was not up to par, as to say. I bought a new one this year and it does alot better than the other one. Are there groups online that can teach you how to - VOR to VOR, ILS Aprroaches, How to Read the Charts. I only have a joystick but want to buy the setup to make it more realistic.
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Re: Lessons

Post by skipperdan » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:43 pm

This website will answer all of your questions.

http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/ils.htm

As my old boss used to say, "Don't just look at the numbers--know what they mean".

Take your time and "study" each of the topics listed on the left side of the webpage.

Please let me know if this website has helped anybody.
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Lessons

Post by RaymondWelland » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:57 am

Wow nice find skipperdan, - http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/ils.htm
This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for, very clear and easy to read plus some pictures :D
I've even started to build my own pilot help database.

I do agree with skipperdan about the VA thing, I yes me first got flight sim and nearly immediately joined a VA only to find it was a lot harder than I first imagined, I lost money for the VA and felt pretty stupid not knowing much atc lingo and general aviation knowledge. However since my younger years I have come away for Virtual Airlines and done things that I do know about, for example websites.

I really do recommend that web address (http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/ils.htm) to everyone its brilliant and to answer your question yes it has helped me and covers nearly everything I need to know.

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