After flying different flightsim versions for about 15 years I finally decided to make a test of my flying skills and properly get my licenses. :-)
I tried the FS2002 flight school and enjoyed it quite a lot. The instuctions are nice, the flying is mainly basic but still testing enough.
So what is my problem: Doing the final tests. One must say that unfortunately the descriptions of the flights are not very detailed, and (at least in my German version) sometimes wrong, giving my the ILS 16 instead of the 34 for my approach to Seattle on my instrument flying test.
So far I have passed the first flight, the private license and the professional license. But I am still fighting to get the instrument license. The test takes about 50 minutes and I always get kicked out after doing about 3/4 of that. It seems to me that you only get further instructions when you hit certain coordinates. Otherwise the instructor stays calm untin you leave the area and that is the end of the test.
Can anybody who has passed the test help me? Everything goes well until I reach Park NDB and return to Seattle at 160°. After that I follow the radial 140 to southeast until I am supposed to get cleared straight to NOLLA LOM. In fact I never get this clearence.
The instructions suggest to continue as filed if there is no more advice. Well, that's what I do, I go straight to Nolla NDB at 3000 feet by every time I cross Boeing field about 8 miles short of NOLLA I get kicked out.
Can anyone tell me when I am supposed to get the clearance after SEA and turn around to NOLLA (how many miles out)? I think it doesn't matter so much as you are turning about 180 degrees back. Is there a certain altitude I need to change to when I reach Boeing field or NOLLA? What am I doing wrong? All the manouvers are flown correctly and within the limits but still I can't finish it.
Anyone who can help?
Thanks a lot!!!