Short Field operations and Crosswind Landings
is getting more realistic and you have to pay more attention to
your flying techniques. Here are a couple of articles that may help.
Multiplayer and Online ATC in FS
Flying with other pilots in FS is very enjoyable and also has the
benefit of developing your skills in real world procedures.
pages cover several topics - ranging from software setup procedures
to basic ATC rules.
look at the basics of ATC for flyers new to IVAO/VATSIM. Flying
in a controlled environment means it is time to learn some of the
basic ATC procedures that will be useful for MP flights.
Flight Sim versus Reality
As users become more involved in FS and try to plan flights as close
to reality as possible it can lead them down some rocky paths.
this tutorial I'll describe how to plan a perfect flight in the
UK - and why doing this can still leave you unprepared for what
article is based on a real flight from Ronaldsway to Biggin Hill
in a Cessna CJ1 Citation.
If you think you know how to fly your FS
aircraft then the real time environment of online ATC can cruelly
show up your weak areas.
This article describes the workload of a real airline flight from
Ronaldsway to Heathrow and highlights why real pilots are more prepared
for the unexpected. Inset comments are included to help FS pilots
in procedures they have not come across before.
Map Reading for FS
reading is an unknown technique for FS users - but now that photo
scenery is here the situation has changed.
article describes some of the techniques used for a VFR flight from
Hucknall to Sturgate.
Instrument Approach Procedures
approaches using IAP's (Instrument Approach Plates) are within the
reach of the more experienced FS pilot. These pages explain the
procedures (albeit briefly) together with some examples.
Approach, Decision Height and Minimum Descent Height explained.