I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby Keiyn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:06 am

After watching all of the pilot edge workshops (relating to VFR) and spending countless hours researching a myriad of things related to VFR navigation, airspace, sec charts, ATC comms etc etc I am very comfortable planning VFR flights correctly and communicating with ATC. I putter around in my Skyhawk and have a great time on PE, but I feel I'm being held back considerably on the realism by not knowing how to properly operate the damn airplane. Flaps? I hardly every use them and just throw 10 degrees down sometimes when landing not having a clue if I should be doing that. Proper climb rates and airspeeds? I have no idea, sometimes I full throttle it the whole trip, it works I guess. When to lean the mixture? When to use what beacon lights? How to operate and utilize all the instruments? Nope, nope, and nope. Can someone link some good full guides about operating airplanes and proper procedures? I'm just a hobby sim pilot so a more laid back guide vs an intense manual will suffice just fine, and at the very least will give me good ground to build on and research topics myself.
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Re: I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby Dean33 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:59 am

Hi Keiyn

Suggest you spend some time on YouTube and search for tutorials for the Skyhawks and similar.
You'll get more than enough guidance there - make brief notes of the main points.

Also search for Checklists and print them out. I had mine laminated which really helps.

Cheers
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Re: I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby Kyle.Sanders » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:43 am

Here you go... free flight school for your sim:
http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/fo ... rn-to-fly/
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Re: I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby RyanK » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:08 am

The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook is a pretty good place to start. It's free: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policie ... ndbook.pdf

For aircraft specific procedures and techniques, search for a Pilot's Operating Handbook. Most aircraft POH's can be found in PDF form with a google search.
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Re: I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby Keiyn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:06 pm

Kyle.Sanders wrote:Here you go... free flight school for your sim:
http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/fo ... rn-to-fly/


This is perfect. Exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much!
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Re: I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby BFG » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:20 pm

Next step, real world PPL training!
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Re: I can handle navigation, how do I fly the damn plane?

Postby huseyydemm » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:46 am

Hi guys,
Do you have some useful app or websites for PPL practice?
I've already start to learn, but i have no instructor, and it is simple autodidact mode.
Could you help me?
Thanks
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