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You know you spend too much time on FSX/X-Plane when...

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You know you spend too much time on FSX/X-Plane when:

 

1. You're sat on a real airplane looking out of the window, thinking "Wow good graphics, no blurries".

2. You know the exact name of the approach, and can see the VOR out the window and know its frequency and name, and that the plane is about to turn.

3. The best picture you have of your holiday is the one you took of the cockpit of the 737

4. You have charts on your iPad and check them during a real flight as a passenger.

5. When the plane is going down the runway, you say in your head "V1, V2, Rotate"

 

Also I used to be a nervous flyer, the PMDG 737 has cured me. I now know just how safe these things are and strict checklists and policies are

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you do a procedure turn to park the car in a lot

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Ha, good one guys.

 

When you're in the air and you keep wanting to press the slew key to get a better view of that nice sunset!

 

Or sadly, you no longer marvel at the pilots smooth turns and amazing constant descent rate, knowing they're button jockeys just twiddling the A/P control panel!

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Yeah, so very true. Another thing I do all the time is when someone says they're flying somewhere, I'm instantly thinking "Singapore Airlines a330, GURAK4 departure, blah, blah, blah." Quite funny.

 

"V1, V2, Rotate"

+1, I do that all the time.

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When you're in the air and you keep wanting to press the slew key to get a better view of that nice sunset

 

Ha ha absolutely. I keep thinking, I wish I could pan left/right to see the view :-)

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Whilst trying to figure out logic behind the flap lever, oncoming traffic backtaxis on the runway flashing their landing lights without announcing it, and ATC has deployed emergency services for nothing.

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Looking up in the sky, seeing the planes pass by and thinking "Those contrails look sooo real!"

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3. The best picture you have of your holiday is the one you took of the cockpit of the 737

It's funny cause its true :lol:

When I drive my car via highway, at some speed I really want to pull my steering wheel :smile:

 

Few times I went in a seriously trouble because of charts I always carry with me when I fly (as pilot or passenger no matter), stupid security guys thought its confidential or so... :ph34r: And yea, I always wear my flight uniform when I fly as passenger, it kinda looks good B)

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Yeah, so very true. Another thing I do all the time is when someone says they're flying somewhere, I'm instantly thinking "Singapore Airlines a330, GURAK4 departure, blah, blah, blah." Quite funny.

 

 

+1, I do that all the time.

 

same here lol.. taking off from Jakarta to Bali, I could picture the SID and when holding I perhaps the only one who wasnt worried by it too much while perhaps most of the pax were having dreadful racing thoughts.. oh well this is embarrassing but when driving I sometimes pushed or and switched the stereo knob/switches as if they were, you know... :P Should I be worried?

 

Have a nice weekend captains :)

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LOL funny stuff AND "real"!!!! Thanks guys/gals for starting my Friday off with a laugh. Good stuff!!

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I'm sure the thoughts of frame rates pop into every FSX users minds. It would happen to me long ago when I could not run FS9 maxed out, I'd start wondering how many FPS the pilots were getting before laughing to myself at my absurdity.

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1. You're sat on a real airplane looking out of the window, thinking "Wow good graphics, no blurries".

 

:lol:

 

Regards;

 

Fritz

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Contact ATC for clearance before entering the bedroom to sleep with your spouse :lol:

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When flying as a passenger, charting along on my iPad charts and just before TOD you listen for the engines to cutback.

 

Recently I was backing my car out of a parking space, I backup (pushback) at 90degree even thought I didnt have to and for a moment thinking I needed ATC clearance, my wife look at me and said; "yes you are cleared to taxi", I look over at her; she was just shaking her head, I cracked up laughing. I did turn on the head lights to save face.

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When you hear the autoplilot button disengaged on final before landing (if your seat is close to the cockpit)

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Speaking of lights, how many here have tried to find the nav and beacon lights switch on their car's dashboard?

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While getting everything set up to start rolling out of the parking space, one of my best friends asked me what I was doing. My response? "Getting configured for departure."

 

Also do a control check during taxi-out.

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When you are sitting on an airplane at the gate and get super excited when you notice that the packs got turned off

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When sitting with my wife in an airplane ready to take off or land and Im telling her everything that's really going on and she's pretending to listen.

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Or sadly, you no longer marvel at the pilots smooth turns and amazing constant descent rate, knowing they're button jockeys just twiddling the A/P control panel!

 

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When your alarm clock goes off, not to wake you up but to put you to sleep. But then again, maybe you were asleep behind the yoke.

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Speaking of lights, how many here have tried to find the nav and beacon lights switch on their car's dashboard?

 

Hmmmm...well if those switches aren't on the dash, where are they? ;)

 

Positive rate........gear up!

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before making love to your wife.....you yell "GEAR UP" :lol: :LMAO: and when it's over you say "GEAR DOWN" :lol:

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Haha, isn't it more like Gear Down first? Then she can extend her flaps. Oh dear, I better run...

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Haha, isn't it more like Gear Down first? Then she can extend her flaps. Oh dear, I better run...

:lol: :LMAO:

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