RE: pilot view angle in the cockpit
'scuse me for just copying my reply to a previous poster asking the same question yesterday...
Control+Q is the adjustment that "tilts" the view downward so you can see better. This is a PAN type adjustment; HOLD the keys til it moves to where you want it. Shift+Control+Q to raise.
Several of the FSX aircraft have a special low-profile panel for Visual landing - The BARON and (I think) the King Air. Press W to cycle through those alternates.
You can also adjust the view using this technique from previous versions:
Just below the initial list of panel windows in the panel.cfg, add the line
VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=5.0, 0.0, 0.0 // adjust parameter 1 as needed (degrees)
and this will permanently tilt the view down by 5 degrees. Customize for each AC you want to modify.
Hope this helps
Hooked since FS4... now flying: FSX Acceleration on Win7/64, Core Duo E8400; GA-EP45-DS3R; GTX 460-768MB; 4G RAM; Freezer 7 Pro