Something seems wrong with Flight Sims aerodynamics, physics and the notion of movement in relation to ground.
I have always wondered why. Is it a technical limitation of software? Or are the air files and configs capable of emulating more realism?
There´s no way that when you are taxiing with a 737, or other medium jet and you increase power to start moving, and your wife
calls "hey, you want some snack?", you turn your head to say Thanks!, and when you look back to the cockpit the plane is
rushing at enormous speed even thou had reduced to idle previously. I mean, come on, the enormous mass of the boeing takes much more time to acquire acceleration, its not that fast!
Same thing when making a 360 turn without losing altitiude, the plane turns so fast that if you look at the horizon the landscape
passes at fast forwarding speed of some flintstone cartoon and it gives you blurred vision or a headache.
No...terrain doesnt move as fast as flight simulation emulates.
You are at FL300 and look straight down. Look at the terrain as if when looking thru the passenger window.
In real life its amazing the effect that it seems (because you are so high) that you are not moving at all!
If you are just at 5000 feet and look at a road you will see vehicles as tiny spots that move so slowly they
seemed to be frozen...same with waves etc.
In flight simulator, when looking down even if you are very high, the terrain moves very fast, very unrealistic.
You would say "for a PC game its not that bad"...I agree, but why dont airplanes simulate better how the reals do? Is it possible?
My guess is the following:
Computer games are made by computer programmers.
They submit them for testing to "real" pilots (no doubt) so they can correct feelings, behaviors that pure performance numbers cant do.
But pilots participate only as consultants and in the end they address the main bugs or differences with real life planes and
many small details are left behind. Left to the computer programming tech man to decide.
Otherwise the pilot would have to sit and do all the work himself.
In any case the day some airplane is 100% done by a full pilot who at the same time is a full software programmer, then we would have a winner.