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but I have brought shame on your 777. I've been crashing , landing short of the runway, overshooting the runway, over speeding, landing too fast without flaps, forgot landing/navigation lights,  failed to follow ATC instruction, flying under/over restricted FL, damage the landing gear, hit a tree etc...It was all done in the name of learning. Don't worry, I am not planning of flying commercial flight anytime soon.

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Sir, keep on learning... that what this is all about :)

 

I can suggest a book - "Handling the Big Jets" by D P Davies

 

Have you thought about a motorcycle? ;)

LMAO. I am sure many of you did the same mistake I did at the beginning. I am just more upfront about it.

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I don't mean no disrespect

 

but I have brought shame on your 777. I've been crashing , landing short of the runway, overshooting the runway, over speeding, landing too fast without flaps, forgot landing/navigation lights,  failed to follow ATC instruction, flying under/over restricted FL, damage the landing gear, hit a tree etc...It was all done in the name of learning. Don't worry, I am not planning of flying commercial flight anytime soon.

 

Never mind the dodgy flying Claude, you need to sort out that double negative in the title!!   :lol:

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Never mind the dodgy flying Claude, you need to sort out that double negative in the title!!   :lol:

 

It's an expression. A bad one grammatically but an expression nonetheless.  Also I am french Canadian. I have an excuse (I don't but shhh I am still in denial about my English writing skills)

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I can't stop laughing. My sides are hurting. Quite brilliant. Claude and Michael, you should be on the stage.

 

Alan.

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A bad one grammatically but an expression nonetheless.

 

Rodney Dangerfield?

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Claude, when I first flew the queen in 2005 - I did a 13 hour group flight, only for it to end in a stall on final into EGLL

 

That day, Windsor Castle were the proud owners of a life-size 747 sculpture in her Majesty's court yard ;) The Queen even came outside to ask "whaaat the faaaarkin hell was thaaaat?"

 

I never lived it down with the other pilots in that group flight.

 

Does anyone else chime with that *crushing* jet upset disappointment on a long haul? "Ah shed! It was all going so well until........ why did that have to happen".

 

That book is a good read however, and having understood airliner behavior in the real world - it has made me a better sim pilot. I don't crash anymore, that's for sure.

 

Don't give up!

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Rodney Dangerfield?

 

 

By far my favorite comedian was Rodney Dangerfield, and here is one of my favorite quotes from him.

 

" I went to a shrink.  He told me I'm crazy, so I told him I need another opinion.  He said yeah, you're ugly too."

 

 

I can seriously relate to Rodney Dangerfield, since I don't get no respect either.

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but I have brought shame on your 777. I've been crashing , landing short of the runway, overshooting the runway, over speeding, landing too fast without flaps, forgot landing/navigation lights,  failed to follow ATC instruction, flying under/over restricted FL, damage the landing gear, hit a tree etc...It was all done in the name of learning. Don't worry, I am not planning of flying commercial flight anytime soon.

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Never mind the dodgy flying Claude, you need to sort out that double negative in the title!!   :lol:

 

 

It's an expression. A bad one grammatically but an expression nonetheless.  Also I am french Canadian. I have an excuse (I don't but shhh I am still in denial about my English writing skills)

 

 

Bonjour Claude!   Don't worry, I was only joking / teasing a little because the use of don't and no (a double negative) means

 

"I do mean disrespect!"

 

...which was quite funny!        Cheers.

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Bonjour Claude!   Don't worry, I was only joking / teasing a little because the use of don't and no (a double negative) means

 

"I do mean disrespect!"

 

...which was quite funny!        Cheers.

 

. I guess you never watch gangster/mafia movie ? Well. Craig.. it was meant to be an humorous thread.

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Recently I was flying into KBOS on VATSIM in bad weather when my Boston Terrier insisted on sitting in my lap. I figured "no problem" weather was marginal anyway so I would autoland. I got down to very short final the AP kicked off and with the dog in my lap I could not reach the controls in time and down she went. I figured out afterward that between the dog and my wife as distractions I did not set the correct altimeter so there you have it. Total bummer.

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I figured out afterward that between the dog and my wife as distractions I did not set the correct altimeter

 

I doubt the dog had anything to do with it.... oh! You're being polite to your wife. Ok.

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Claude,

 

Don't worry about it mate - just let the darn thing land itself and watch what it does lol.   Seriously though, when I started with FS9 it was the first one that featured the 747-400 and I wanted to fly that by all means!

 

Problem was that I kept stalling it at the recommended speeds.   At that stage my knowledge about weights  were a little dodgy.   Turns out you cannot land at a 140 knots indicated with almost full fuel and payload lol.   Oh, well, I learnt the lesson the hard way, but we all start somewhere.   Just enjoy it, and if you need help, make a few posts here, you are guaranteed to get results!

 

Most of all, just enjoy it, the rest will follow :-)

 

Kind regards.

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I doubt the dog had anything to do with it.... oh! You're being polite to your wife. Ok.

Shhhh! 

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but I have brought shame on your 777. I've been crashing , landing short of the runway, overshooting the runway, over speeding, landing too fast without flaps, forgot landing/navigation lights,  failed to follow ATC instruction, flying under/over restricted FL, damage the landing gear, hit a tree etc...It was all done in the name of learning. Don't worry, I am not planning of flying commercial flight anytime soon.

 

 

All of that with the A/P and Autoland on ?   :lol:

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