Guys, I'm new to flight sim. I've got the basics pretty much sorted and taking off and landing is no real issue.
One of the problems I have is that I find it hard to understand the concept of entering a traffic pattern when approaching an airport.
I'm wading through my MS Flight Sim for Real World Training Manual and I'm practicing a flight to Boston.
I contact the Boston Tower and they tell me to enter the right traffic pattern. I think understand the concept of the traffic pattern and that I should enter it on the downwind leg at 45 degrees.
I'm just not sure how I should visualize the point at which I'm ready to enter the traffic pattern.
Any help would be much appreciated.