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Speedbyrd

Vectors to the runway...

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On a flight to KDFW I was directed to rwy 17R. The prescribed heading took me very close to the runway at almost a 90 deg angle (I was flying in from the west). I was only allowed about 5 or 6 miles to turn a jumbo 90 degrees to line up. I was almost thinking the controller forgot about me. Maybe I'm not clear how the vectoring works. Is there a way to 'widen the arc' is it were? This kind of approach would have been ok for a Cessna, but a 787 doesn't maneuver quite as nimbly. Still getting used to approaches. They seemed wacky in FS 9 as well. I simple straight into LAX from the east turned into a nearly full circuit down by SLI, then back up and around. I was only doing 180 knots at 6,000 ft. Maybe I've just been making my flights too simple when not under ATC direction?

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try a few more to get used to them. they are realistic. try a few tutorials.i haven't lost a plane on approach yetjd

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