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How do you like to start your flights? (Poll)

How do you set up your flights?  

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  1. 1. 1. When I start my flight simming I tend to usually:

    • a. Select a saved flight first then fly.
    • b. Create a flight plan then fly.
    • c. Free Flight – I just select a few options and then go.
  2. 2. 2. If I create a flight plan I:

    • a. Mostly use a 3rd –party flight planner.
    • b. Use the default flight simulator flight planner.
    • c. Usually don’t create flight plans, I free fly.
  3. 3. 3. When I set up my flight I:

    • a. Want to set up and fly as quick as possible.
    • b. I like to take my time and set up a proper flight or review selections/options.
    • c. I'd prefer to bypass any UI setup screen and just get into the flight.
  4. 4. 4. When I setup my flight with 3rd party add-ons (weather generator, follow maps, scenery, etc.):

    • a. I usually like to have all this done before I am at my location to fly.
    • b. I usually prefer to set any 3rd party add-ons after the flight begins
    • c. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s before or after I begin a flight – whichever way the 3rd party program requires I’m fine with that.
    • d. I don't use any 3rd-party utilities to set up a flgiht.


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Hi guys.  Would appreciate some info on how you guys like to set up your sim just before you start flying.  Would be most helpful.  Don't over think each question.  Just with what answer tends to be the way you prefer to fly.

 

Thanks,

 

Clutch

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You forgot "The most important step"!

 

1.  Pour a beer and make a sandwich and some chips! ^_^

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Did you poll, hope it might be useful in your endeavor.

 

For me its coffee and some really  great cookies.  And, I do pause the flight and go for the second cup because my stewardess doesn't seem to care about my needs.

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Hi,

Generally, unless I'm investigating something I see in a post,  I start and end my flights the same way - cold and dark.  I save the flight as the default prior to exiting.  The next time I start FSX I'll decide on which aircraft I'd like, check the weather, and while still looking at the weather map choose a destination. When I've finally decided on the aircraft, type of weather, time, and destination I select fly.  I go through the startup procedure, turn on the avionics, enter the ICAO into the GPS and if I'm at a controlled airport, contact ATC and go from there.  I don't always do things this way exactly but pretty much.  

Jim F.

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I've always been curious of how many people start from cold and dark. I tend to simulate most flights such that the aircraft in in a turn around state, so I start from there. I don't think I've done a cold and dark for a long time...except in the A2A 172.

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Always cold and dark for me.  For me, that is half of fun of a good "simulation" of the real thing.  Once at assigned altitude and on autopilot, there is not a lot to do.

 

Oh, wait! 

 

"Pour a beer and make a sandwich and some chips!"

 

Wilson

 

 

 

 

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For me I like to have a cup of tea on hand though I normally only get to drink it after take off., If the flight is more than an hour I might even have a cheeky sandwich once i reach cruising altitude. Alas I have to set the autopilot as i dont have any cabin crew to make me one

 

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