# Thread: New to FS - have some basic questions

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## New to FS - have some basic questions

K, bear with me. I figured I would start here. If you don't wanna answer any of em and can just point me in the direction of a site with answers that would be super. I'm sure folks get tired of answering the same questions over again, heh.

Anyway, my question is: Where can I find information on runway numbers so I can land at the right place? I will feel dumb if the answer is an obvious one ). I'll prolly repost here as I come up with other 'basic' questions.

Mike
Flight Simmer for 2 days and counting...

2. ## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

Since flightsims are so realistic flightsimmers can use the same sources of information that real pilots do. Pilot shops sell charts, books, etc. that have this sort of information.

You can also find information online. Here are two of my favorite sources:

http://www.airnav.com
http://www.landings.com

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## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

yeah and I just did some reading in the FS fliying lessons area and learned my most basic question which was what do the runway numbers mean. 8 = 80 deg, 30 = 300 deg. Amazing what pokin around and actually READING can accomplish, lol.

Mike
Flight Simmer for 2 days and counting....

4. ## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

"which was what do the runway numbers mean. 8 = 80 deg, 30 = 300 deg."

Yeah, I once thought they were just numbers and would have to go to the airport diagram in the GPS and find out which number was which ...then I found out here that they were based on the angle of the runway ..hehe

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## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

Welcome and as you advance through the wonderful world of flight simulation you will discover a payware addon called FS Navigator. This neat program will (amongst other things) place a map on your screen showing all runways with their actual headings and ILS frequencies, this information pops up when you place your mouse pointer over the particular airport. There are many other functions too and lots more information that pops up in these windows - great if you want to avoid hunting through paperwork or manuals to get all the information you need to safely put down your aircraft on the correct runway. Now I'm not saying you should not read the manuals - quite the opposite but I would not fly without FSNav as it takes a lot of the strain out of the 'game' for me.

Richard

6. ## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

Hello Mike. You should feel honored getting a response from the
(like we say in the South) Top Dawg. See this is your second post but
a belated "Welcome to the Forum". And a great forum it is. Ask almost
anyone on here, male or female, old or young, make believe pilot (moi)
or real, we all learn from each other. I'd rather belong to this clan
than to a swanky country club.

Don't know where you live but if it's in a large enough locale and you
have a local pilot's shop, go visit it. Ask the person who runs it to
save you the outdated aviation material. Most would rather pass it on
for further use than generate more dumpster fodder. Leave 'em your
phone number and about every two months stuff expires.

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## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

This shop is at KASH, but they have an excellent on line store, and only a fraction of the stuff they carry is listed on the site. If you don't see it, ask, they have it or will get it. There is also a very friendly clickable chart ordering page, and I think the shipping on charts is free.

http://www.wingspilotshop.com/

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## RE: New to FS - have some basic questions

Awesome! Thanks for that airport site. Been looking for something like that.

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