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Check ride PASSED !!!

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I got FS2002 for Christmas 15 months ago and have played it (religiously) ever since. I went through the lessons for the PPL and failed the check ride many times. Then, out of frustration, I researched the topic and found many folks had the same experience. Some of the folks published step-by-step procedures on how to pass the checkride. Some of them may have even had instructions on how to cheat the system, but I can't remember for sure. I did not download these procedures because I wanted the satisfaction of passing the check ride honestly (i.e., I wanted to "earn" it). Months passed and I forgot all about the check ride because I was having too much fun exploring MSNZone and Vatsim flying. Last summer, I started taking real flying lessons. Now, I'm practicing for the check ride in real life so tonight I decided to try and pass the FS2002 PPL check ride. Guess what? I passes with no problems whatsoever. My steep turn was RIGHT ON. It was the easiest thing in the world ... now that I know how to fly.The bottom line (the moral), is that the checkride is supposed to test a potential pilot's abilities to be a safe pilot. I realize the FS2002 check ride is extremely basic, however if a potential pilot can't divide his/her time effectively between the outside and inside of the cockpit (as tested during the 45-degree turn), then one can assume that the potential pilot is not safe.I am glad I did not "cheat" my way through the check ride many months ago because now I have the satisfaction of knowing I earned it all by myself.

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Congrats man I am still fighting steep turns what can I do to learn them? I think it is 60

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No, it's 45 degrees. Try entering into it slowly (very slowly), as you pass 30 degrees, add back pressure and increase throttle slightly. Scan the horizon and your instruments CONTINOUSLY. Adjust settings accordingly. If you start to descent, reduce your bank angle and get back to altitude, then re-establish the 45 degree back. I know the FS2002 PPL check ride steep turn is tough ... the turn I did was PERFECT. I think I added just the right amount of power and back pressure. I hardly had to adjust anything through the entire turn. GOOD LUCK !!!

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