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My annual "confession" to my fellow FSX friends!

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I am so embarrassed, and ashamed.  To this day....and I've been flight simming for 15 or more years....I HAVE NOT LEARNED HOW TO USE AN FMC!  Why?  I don't know.  I'm lazy when it comes to this.  I'm sure I could learn it and enjoy some of the fantastic aircraft that's available; however, I fly GA and passenger aircraft where I could use the default GPS. 

 

I promise (again) that I will take some time this Summer to take a tutorial and try to learn the Sids and the Stars and the wonderful things this autopilot can do. 

 

I feel compelled though, to confess.  What in the h_ _ _  is wrong with me?

 

Stan

 

ps.  Whew!  Now I feel better.

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Stan

When you get round to learning the FMC this summer feel free to PM me with any questions

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I'd recommend (if you have it) the PMDG NGX and its accompanying tutorials. Tutorial 1 is well done and for GA guys like us, all we need to know. The NGX can do a lot more but I done really care for my style of flying. Tutorial 2 has more advanced stuff.

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What's an FMC? :unsure:

Ford Motor Corporation??  Beats me, I've never used one! :wacko: :rolleyes:

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Bloody hell! I've spent all my life no knowing that! :biggrin:

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I'm pretty sure it stands for Ford Motor Credit.........  :unsure:  :ph34r:

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Ron's humour still top-notch. :lol:

Pity the spelling ain't! :(

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I can't spell, so I never spotted this terrible flaw in your personality.

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Do yourself a favor and buy the PMDG 777 or 737 and learn the best way!

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I've crashed those. Recently after playing with the 777 a bit, I found I could take high altitude wind into consideration; didn't make much difference after that Curry.

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Why must one learn to use an FMC? Many crashes in recent history boil down to one common set of factors... Over reliance on technology and a lack of good old stick and rudder skills.

 

We don't go on YouTube to watch Trip7 captains do auto lands. We got there to watch them crab a jumbo in at a 45 and stick it on centerline like a boss with one ferocious kick of the rudder.

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Yea, me too. I have been eyeballing the Majestic q400 along with the training offered by a 3rd party .. Airline2Sim or something like that. 

Maybe it is an age thing and the learning curve that scares me. I too should take a different direction on my flying skills just to see what this FMC stuff is all about. 

Tubing, Fly the wire, FMC, Vector me Victor. Anyway, I may have to give it a try.

 

Bob

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