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How to park at a gate?

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I'm still struggling to get perfect parking at the gate with GSX saying my parking is rubbish! is there a technique to knowing when to turn as i always seem to wither overshoot or undershoot and end up parking askew.

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Dont worry about it.. GSX is very critical of your parking no matter how you do it!


Brent Lewis

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Depends on the size of the aircraft. On a 737/A320 wait until you're just a little bit beyond the line and make the turn. Try to carry just a little bit of speed into the turn to keep your momentum. Once you're lining up you want to be at no more than 2-3 knots and gentle corrections either side. Easy on the gas. And ignore GSX, it's pretty harsh!

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As far as turning and overshooting is concerned:

 

- Slow really down before starting your turn (< 10 kts)

- Try to find some visual cues (taxiline 'cutting' through a specific spot of your window, for example) that help you lining up

 

... and never (!) end up like this (no one hurt here):

 

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A trick that helps me in a 737/A320 is keeping the taxiway line aligned with my right leg (Flying from the capt. seat). But GSX is always nitpicky. I've had GSX for around a year and I have only parked perfectly once. 


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Kevin L

 

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A trick that helps me in a 737/A320 is keeping the taxiway line aligned with my right leg (Flying from the capt. seat). But GSX is always nitpicky. I've had GSX for around a year and I have only parked perfectly once. 

 

Ah Ok! i did a test and loaded a 747 using the beam me there feature and GSX said my parkign was bad even though it did it itself!

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As far as turning and overshooting is concerned:

 

- Slow really down before starting your turn (< 10 kts)

- Try to find some visual cues (taxiline 'cutting' through a specific spot of your window, for example) that help you lining up

 

... and never (!) end up like this (no one hurt here):

 

k-bigpic.jpg

 

Hey!  What's wrong with the way I park 'em?  No one was hurt and any landing (or parking) that you walk away from is a good one. :biggrin:

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