(great advice, I posted on the swap meet)
O.k... now that I have my planes, scenery intact, Im trying to really learn myvarius nav aids, IFR, ect.. to fly at night.. something im not good at yet.
I have read post about people being afraid of flying jets and having a hard
time landing them.. I tell ya.. some of my 737's seem to fly and land better
(or easier)than smaller planes.. Now, If i can lick this night thing.. anythingelse will be easy.
Any advice is appreciated.
I would like the L&L coordinates for the Statue of Liberty.. I dont know if
it's in Flight sim 5.0.. If not .. Dont tell me!! I wanna find out for myself.
but i have no idea where in new york it is..Or.. where is Should be...
Lastly.. Ya know the maps in the back of the pilots handbook... The
Sectionals, Airport directories for them, and the runway maps.. Are there.. or
more correct..Is there a web site out there in Net land that has suck maps
that are suitable for use with Flight Sim.. or at least close enough..
I have tried searching under airport maps, pilot maps, avaition maps ect..
with no such luck.. I would love a good site for maps like this for use with
scenery that does not have this information provided in the docs.
( i just remembered we here at flightsim have a maps section.. I wonder if it
has those kind of maps.. I may have just answered my own question)
Whats this I hear about air traffic control chatter? Sound files for ATC info?Anything out there for non flightshop for this?
Also , I have tried all of the non flightshop programs to enhance weather I
have found in the utillities section.. I cant seem to get any to work, and the
ones that are for real time weather info..(which is what I want) the web sites
to download the weather info from dont seem to exist anymore...
If im flying from Miami to new orleans during a hurricane, i wanna see it!..
of course.. if im flying my flight sim during a hurricane.. i need professionalHello, JDC,help anyway.. LOL
(it's 4 am and i can see how this flight sim thing is turning out to be so
addicting its not funny...)
FS addictive? I could give it up any time.... Ha!
The only audible ATC I've found is in adventures supported by FSFS or in
later FS98. Sorry.
Night flying and navigation skills (following NDBs, VORs, ILSs) go
hand-in-hand. This, plus watching instruments for attitude, altitude, speed,
etc. This is good fun in MS FS.
I'm told that real charts are often obtainable at local airport
flight-supply shops. They must be updated periodically for real flying, and
hence there are out-of-date ones that serve fine for simming. Also, someone
might know of a net source.
To search for the Statue of Liberty, here's a hint: She's in the Hudson
River, which is the one to the left of Manhattan. Fly south down the river from
midtown past the tip of Manhattan on your left then start looking to the right.
As I recall she's in FS5.0 (though fly around her too, for a real surprise!)
-- Dennis S, FSEngEd@AOL.COM