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After flying the 737 for several months Im at the point where I can cold n dark start and fly it anywhere with SIDS and STARS . using voxatc as airtraffic control.

 

However Im starting to feel a bit flat and bored to be honest so I am interested in suggestions as to where to focus for more immersion. What do some of the more hard core flyers do to plan, fly and execute the perfect flight? and importantly how long do you allow for the flight planning?

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check out the more exotic/interesting/difficult places, do failures, do a couple flights without LNAV... that kind of stuff. Or change the plane for a while.

 

About flight planning, well depends, if I feel like it I will spend hours at a time for a flight, getting a valid route, reading weather, NOTAMs, figuring fuel burn, studying charts...

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Shoot some non-precision approaches and handfly them. Anyone can do endless ILS after ILS. Try a procedural VOR/NDB approach, do some go arounds, have a read of the finer things about the plane that you don't normally do in FS, like non-normals.

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Take the 600 and look for strips between 5 and 6 thousand feet long. Both the 600 and 700 will do those if you flight plan carefully (i.e. watch your weights, but that doesn't mean going empty by any stretch - use the charts supplied to figure out what you can and can't do).

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Come round to mine and help me develop my skills further?!

 

Maybe a break is what you need. Then coming back to it you should appreciate it again. Along perhaps with some of the suggestions made above.

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Pick up the PMDG MD 11 or JS-41. They are different enough and provide a challenge initially to get right, especially the J41. Or you can do extreme things with the weather!

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Flying VOR/DME approaches is fun. Especially cycling ones.

Take the 600 and look for strips between 5 and 6 thousand feet long. Both the 600 and 700 will do those if you flight plan carefully (i.e. watch your weights, but that doesn't mean going empty by any stretch - use the charts supplied to figure out what you can and can't do).

-800 lands on shortish runways nicely too. My hometown airport has 6988 LDA airfield + a sharp turn before a not so long final.

Awesome. Bringin' this baby down is so cool.

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Non precision approaches

Circling approaches

Try to acomplish a complete CDA from Cruise to ILS

Practice engine failure departures, failures in general

 

Or if you use voxatc, take the step online on vatsim and fly with real ATC and expand that dimension of your flight.

 

Try fspassengers or fscaptain (I belive it's called, can't remember of the top of my head).

 

Join a Virtual Airline.

 

 

What I'm trying to say with the last few suggestions is that you can expand your flying in more ways than one, increasing realism by adding simulated passengers, a simulated airline or live ATC can IMO bring a lot to your flightsim experience. I myself fly on vatsim with a virtual airline and find that it adds greatly to my enjoyment.

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some good suggestions here. I do fly in 3 Va's spread over the world and also have a lot of J41 time.

I think shorter fields and a non ils approach could be start but I am limited by my va's as to what i can do

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I think shorter fields and a non ils approach could be start but I am limited by my va's as to what i can do

Then don't fly online/with your VA? :blink:

 

Why don't you fly tutorial 2 into Innsbruck... It's really fun! Also, try flying into Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont.

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Then don't fly online/with your VA? :blink:

 

Why don't you fly tutorial 2 into Innsbruck... It's really fun! Also, try flying into Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont.

 

Lol i know its strange but I feel a sense of purpose with a VA . Now you nailed it for me, I need to do all those tutorials properly and then will buy topcat and refine my flying!

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Online flying did it for me. I am now a official ATC stalker. I fly where I see them on lol. Makes good for seeing a lot of the FS world and tests your knowledge when all of a sudden you are flying in Russian airspace with center on and all and have no idea what's going on. Sink or swim. Lol.

 

 

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Lol i know its strange but I feel a sense of purpose with a VA . Now you nailed it for me, I need to do all those tutorials properly and then will buy topcat and refine my flying!

Good luck into Innsbruck! ^_^

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I recently started learning how to use charts and attempt to fly non precision approaches as many have suggested already. It really has opened the sim up for me. I have been simming for years and can't believe I haven't done this before. My next step is to try some online flying but don't feel confident enough yet.

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You can't be serious.. I am terminally ill and have all the time in the world. I have flown 5 flight s a day with this since release and i really can't find being bord a subject

 

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tommchowat do you work for Boeing

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Bored? - Take your 737 and try land in

 

Paro VQPR (Bhutan)

Funchal (LPMA) (Madeira Islands) - VOR visual to RWY05

Vagar (EKVG) Faroe Islands -LOC DME

 

My apologies.....something went wrong with the computer.

 

Vagar (EKVG) Faroe Islands LOC DME RWY30 or RWY12

Gibraltar (LXGB) SRA RWY09 either Civil or Military (latter slightly more difficult)

Innsbruck (LOWI) Austria any circle to land procedure to either runway.

 

Regards

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guys I dont mean bored in a bad way. You can be married and bored but have no intention of leaving. I am still more than happy to fly the 737.

 

Last night I flew from perth to Bangkok (where I live) as a paying passenger for real. How could the pilots not be bored, they had nothing to but twiddle thumbs for 5 hours and I was in sync with the ILS into Bangkok since I fly Thailand often so that was interesting

 

Anyway some good suggestions here

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I recently started learning how to use charts and attempt to fly non precision approaches as many have suggested already. It really has opened the sim up for me. I have been simming for years and can't believe I haven't done this before. My next step is to try some online flying but don't feel confident enough yet.

 

If you're intrested vatsim offers pilot training nowadays, it could help you take the step online if you'd like? Since you're from the UK vatUK may be the best ATO (AUthorised Training Organisation) for you, check it out here if you're intrested: http://www.vatsim-uk.co.uk/website/pilot-training/

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If you're intrested vatsim offers pilot training nowadays, it could help you take the step online if you'd like? Since you're from the UK vatUK may be the best ATO (AUthorised Training Organisation) for you, check it out here if you're intrested: http://www.vatsim-uk...pilot-training/

 

thanks for this, I have my 1st mentor session today :-)

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Awesome, have fun!

 

completed a 1 hour session . This is what I have to say about it...bloody good value. We covered the basics and a flight plan as well. Pretty easy when shown the way so another 2 sessions and I'm going live apparently :-)

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You can't be serious.. I am terminally ill and have all the time in the world.

:(

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