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    In one sentence describe the single most beneficial aspect ...

    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.
    See my latest video here at The Flight Level
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzhgSjRzoNE&t=319s

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    Learning to fly by reference to the instruments.

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    Not at all for the sport biplane airplanes I fly.

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    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

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    Understanding instrument flight
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwanttaja View Post
    but I think Hal would cancel the posting...... :-)
    Or counsel the poster.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by martymayes View Post
    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

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    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
    "Don't believe everything you see or read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

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    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

    Larry N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwilliamrose View Post
    Not at all for the sport biplane airplanes I fly.
    Ditto.

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