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Doering
06-21-2020, 07:10 PM
of flight simulation in terms of how it has helped you as a pilot?

For me, setting up altitude height in the circuit and especially on final.

dougbush
06-21-2020, 11:42 PM
Learning to fly by reference to the instruments.

cwilliamrose
06-22-2020, 10:57 AM
Not at all for the sport biplane airplanes I fly.

rwanttaja
06-22-2020, 11:16 AM
It lets me try things I really, REALLY shouldn't do in a real airplane.

There's a porn analogy here, but I think Hal would cancel the posting...... :-)

Ron Wanttaja

Mayhemxpc
06-22-2020, 03:06 PM
Understanding instrument flight

martymayes
06-22-2020, 03:39 PM
but I think Hal would cancel the posting...... :-)

Or counsel the poster.....

rwanttaja
06-22-2020, 09:41 PM
Or counsel the poster.....

I don't mind that part, it's when Hal sets me down and makes me write "I will not be an ****** on the forum page" two hundred times. That hurts.

Ron "Writer's cramp" Wanttaja

CHICAGORANDY
06-23-2020, 05:16 AM
Simming also allows those of us with a lifelong passion for aviation but not the discretionary income to become a real pilot .... to fly. A good control yoke, throttle quadrant and rudder pedals, an IR head tracker, a fast PC and a large monitor combine to provide a truly enhanced desktop flight experience for about $1500.

I'm given to understand that airplane ownership or rental and a Sport or Full pilot's license has been known to cost just a 'wee' bit more than that - LOL

lnuss
06-23-2020, 07:07 AM
Until my best friend died (a real world pilot/instructor), it was a way for us to get together and chat*, as well as explore the continent (occasionally the world) while connected via multiplayer, and to enjoy a semblance of flying. Health had grounded both of us, and he was in Dallas and I'm in Denver.

* We used free software called mumble: https://www.mumble.com/mumble-download.php

Dana
06-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Not at all for the sport biplane airplanes I fly.

Ditto.

Doering
06-26-2020, 06:34 PM
Until my best friend died (a real world pilot/instructor), it was a way for us to get together and chat*, as well as explore the continent (occasionally the world) while connected via multiplayer, and to enjoy a semblance of flying. Health had grounded both of us, and he was in Dallas and I'm in Denver.

* We used free software called mumble: https://www.mumble.com/mumble-download.php
Great to hear that side of Flight Simulation!

Eric Page
06-26-2020, 07:06 PM
I'm given to understand that airplane ownership or rental and a Sport or Full pilot's license has been known to cost just a 'wee' bit more than that - LOL
Have you ever considered flying an ultralight, or powered paragliding? Both are heaps of fun and much cheaper than traditional airplane ownership.

2ndsegment
10-21-2020, 12:26 PM
As someone walked up behind me and said about two years after I began work at Douglas Aircraft. "See What I Mean?"

Mayhemxpc
10-30-2020, 07:53 AM
I am going to amend and revise my previous post. For me as a pilot, my original comment stands. But, I have a different comment as a flight instructor, based on out chapter's flight simulator set up. (Long intro for one sentence.)

To introduce Young Eagles and rusty pilots to the fundamentals of flight and the interaction of flight controls -- before getting into the plane.