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Old 22nd July 2017, 17:31   #541
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When playing a flight simulator, I am always stuck during the landing phase. I am almost never able to get the speed and approach angle right, and most landings are horrible.

Even with a Cessna. I guess I shall be a horrible pilot if I become one or the simulator is buggy.
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Check this -> Air India plans to launch Boeing 777 flights on Delhi - Chennai sector
It is already there. I came by Air India Boeing 777 ER from Delhi to Chennai a couple of months ago. Started at 6.00 AM from the international terminal and arrival at Chennai too was at the international terminal, from where we were brought by bus to the national terminal.

I guess it arrived Delhi from abroad, and would have left chennai for some overseas destination.
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When playing a flight simulator, I am always stuck during the landing phase. I am almost never able to get the speed and approach angle right, and most landings are horrible.

Even with a Cessna. I guess I shall be a horrible pilot if I become one or the simulator is buggy.

The first thing is to get your yoke properly set up. Very often I have seen that a tiny movement of the joystick creates a big deflection on rudder, ailerons etc. very difficult to control any plane with such a sensitive set up.

Check the calibration and the null settings.

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When playing a flight simulator, I am always stuck during the landing phase. I am almost never able to get the speed and approach angle right, and most landings are horrible.

Even with a Cessna. I guess I shall be a horrible pilot if I become one or the simulator is buggy.
Just to add to my earlier posts. Have a look at these video’s, especially number 10 Landing. This is all done on PSX an outstanding 747-400 PC simulator.

The author is a former BA (training) captain on the 747. He is very active on this forum as he too is a big 747 SIM enthousiast. Even though you might not fly a 747 it gives good insights as to what it takes to make a good landing. You have to make sure you know the speeds and flap settings for the landing, final approach, including how and when to rotate. (unless you fly a plane where you don’t rotate, which are rare)

Note there is a distinct difference between landing a typical commercial liner and a small single engine propellor plane. Obviously they will have different speed settings, fly at different angles etc. But they also require a slightly different landing technique.

The small planes, such as a Cessna, you will need to flare and keep the aircraft just above the runway whilst the speed bleeds off .You are in the so called ground effect, a cushion of air between the aircraft wing and the runway an it will make your plane float along. As the speed bleeds of you actually stall the aircraft so it settles on the runway. Keep the nose up or your propellor will hit the runway.

Here is me landing a Cirrus on Catalina, US. At around 0.43 you will here a buzzer, that is the stall warning.



Larger aircrafts will also encounter the ground effect, but essentially you maintain a steady rate of descent that gets slowed down at the moment of the flare and fly the plane ‘into’ the runway. Speed brakes pop out to dump lift.

I’m not sure how accurate your Flight Simulator simulates ground effect for the various planes. It’s very realistic in PSX.

Enjoy

Jeroen

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Forgot the link to the PSX links in my earlier posts:

http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?topic=2583.0
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