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1. Driving down the highway you notice the wind is really howling outside so you instinctively glance down at your instrument panel to check the wind velocity vector.2. You leave a voicemail for somebody and have the irresistable urge to finish the message by saying "Thanks, Delta 1157, good day".3. You come up to an intersection just as the light turns red and you instinctively reach for the F2 key.4. You come to an intersection just as the light turns red and you instictively reach for the F3 key. You know who you are.None of these things have ever happened to me. Really. :DAnybody care to add? Happy flying,Philip

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More like.....I come up to a red light and push the F4 key.....lol :-wink2

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5. You walk around your car for ten minutes before stepping aboard.6. You sit in your driveway for two hours waiting for push back.7. You mysteriously accelerate every time you turn to the right.8. You keep trying to find the nearest ATIS on your car radio.9. You make your wife stand outside your house with two ping pong bats to guide you in.10. And worst of all for your wife, you make her go for car rides in the middle of the night in pouring rain, howling wind just to see whether you can find your way back.Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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You're driving in your car, and while going down a hill, you imagine that you are coming in for a landing. As was previously stated, I never did that. Honest.

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hmmm... I did numbner 2! :-hah Really!!I left a voice mail for someone and I said "....call me back...Take care, Mike" which is how I always end my posts. :-shy5. When you drive on the highway with the wind picking up and you use the pedals to try crab into the wind. 6. When the light turns green you push forward on the gear stick and expect to move. 7. when you want to slow down you open all the doors to act as speedbrakes. 8. To slow down quick you throw the car in reverse while doing 80 mph! :-eek9. When you are on a bumpy road you announce to the passengers "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking..please fasten your seatbelts as we are experiencing some turbulence! 10. If you run out of gas while driving...you start looking around for a farm field to drive the car into. 11. You reffer to Cops as FAA inspectors.12. You calaculate what speed to drive at based on type of car, number of passangers and weather. You also calculate what speed you cahnge gears as V1, V2, V3, V4 etc.13. when you approach your home you do a traffic pattern around the block and enter the drive way with a lef hand turn.I could go on all night..but I'll stop here. :-lolTake careMike

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Your speedometer is calibrated in knots...If you have to drive through high mountain ranges you start murmuring phrases about "cabin altitude"...You have sick bags installed all over the place...

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You pull back on the steering wheel when you reach the bottom of a hill trying to flare to make it a softer touchdown.When the car is pulling to one side you start looking for the aileron trim.When you drive up an on ramp to the freeway you feel the need to retract flaps as you accelerate.When you set the cruise control you look at the speedometer to see if the airspeed bug is in the right place.When you hit the off button on the speedometer you wonder why there was no autopilot disconnect beep.When you go into a turn you glance at the panel to see what your angle of bank is. http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...25b2aaaa7ec.jpg

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LOL it happends to me some times hehe just did a trip from new jersey to North Carolina in 6 hours going 80mph:pto vist my sister and i felt like saying hey put the air breaks to slow down check the gps system etc etc my friend is also a flight simmer he was the driver and he called me the co-pilot lol ! some times i drive and i hold th wheel like if it was a Yoke !! :) :-lol :-lol :-lol

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When you see a red light ahead, you pop the trunk lid as a spoiler.Mike Stone

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...your cellphone rings and you reach for the pause key.... your on a quiet road at night and you see in the distance the lights of another car you say "traffic in sight" ... ... more?.... :-)Pete

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You find you drive your vehicle centered on the double yellows to follow the taxiline! :-eekAfter accelerating onto the freeway/highway you gently pull back on the steering wheel to rotate.After pulling next to a fuel pump, you ground your vehicle before beginning to pump.When your vehicle breaks down you write to the dealer demanding to know when the patch will be available.You spell words to other people using the phonetic alphabet.You refer to tractor-trailors on the roads as "heavies". You carefully scrutinize the view out your window searching for blurries. You refer to the cruise control on the car as the autopilot. Regards, :-waveJohn

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When your vehicle breaks down you write to the dealer demanding to know when the patch will be available.:-xxrotflmao Mike

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When you pull back on the stick and yourcar won't lift off!Peter Sydney Australia

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a few more...1. You yell "CLEAR" out the window when you start your car!2. You tie your car down when you park!3. When you leave your house you pull out of the garage and on the driveway to do a run-up.4. You use sectional charts and Terminal area maps to find a street address that you need to go to.5. You have a logbook for your driving hours.6. You replace your steering wheel with a CH Flight Sim Yoke.8. When in danger of an accident you search for the Y Key to slew around!9. When you park you look for the S key to switch to spot view!10. Your car is a ConVAIRCARTake careMike

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Yes. I'll admit I have done many of the mentioned :-DYou have checklists for BEFORE START, AFTER START, CRUISE (FREEWAY), APPROACH, and SO ON!Yes. I have them, but they're all in my head. I run through the typical challenge...response format :-lol

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*LOL* Too funny!!! Just what I needed for a good start into this day :D ...

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6. You glance at the sky on a summer day and think "Gee those clouds look just like the ones in Falcon 4 - no, maybe more like Fly2! clouds"7. You actually hope for the day a flight attendant asks if there is anyone on board who thinks they can land this plane.8. You are flying a real plane and are stunned when the tower doesn't give you the exact commands that you've come to expect from FS2K29. You know you should unplug your computer in preparation for the impending thunderstorm but instead boot FS2K2 with Flightmax to see if the lightning strikes show.10. You begin to really think you just might be able to fly a real plane inverted under the Golden Gate Bridge while drinking a beer and eating popcorn.David

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11. You've replaced the lightbulbs in your home office with red ones so they don't ruin your night vision.12. Your harddrive crashes and your first thought is having to download all those addons again - not about the important documents you might have lost for work.13. You check Avsim and realize it's only been 30 minutes since the last time you checked it.14. You wonder what the weather is doing outside and check FSMeteo instead of looking out the window right next to you.15. Your wife asks why we get a monthly charge from some place called Lago.16. You take a long car trip with the family and immediately after you get home, recreate the entire route in FS2K2 to see how much faster you could have flown it.17. You have dried up McDonalds frenchfries under your sim chair.18. You cringe when nonsimming friends insist on crashing your beloved Cessna 421 into the ground.19. (TrackerIR users only!) You no longer remove the dot from your forehead after simming, knowing that you'll be going back later. The family has actually gotten accustomed to you wearing a dot. 20. You upgrade to a new computer with the rationalization that your kid can have the old one but soon find that your "kid's" computer does a fine job of running FSMeteo and Flightmax remote using WideFS. Instead, your wife ends up sharing her computer with him, unless of course, you need that one to run Whazzup21. (they just keep coming!) The homecockpits featured on the Project Magenta site used to amaze you but now they look, well, do-able.22. You give your wife a quick aerial virtual tour of the Hawaiin Islands and are surprised to later hear her tell her friends that you never take her anywhere.23. The earth seems to stand still when your wife looks over and actually says something complementary about flight sim.24. Your two-year old is looking for you and the first place she looks is in the computer room.25. Your heartrate increases and your palms get a little sweating when you are landing a FS heavy loaded with "passengers"26. You start taking flight lessons but wonder how long the 152 can hold your interest when you are used to having a whole "hangar" full of airplanes.27. You can't land a Cessna very well but can explain to your flight instructors in great detail the intricacies of a Boeing 74728. You drive your instructors crazy by constantly comparing real life to the sim.29. You've actually considered placing a fan on top of your computer to simulate an open cockpit (if you could only vary its speed with your virtual airspeed...)30. You radio ground control in a real plane but don't really pay much attention to their directions because you know they'll paint a nice pink line to the runway if you ask them.David

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OK - David wins the cookie for sure! That's some of the funniest stuff I've read in a long time. Thanks to all. I think we should publish these in a little coffee table book or maybe a desk calendar. :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lolHappy flying, Philip.

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