Top Skills Tutorials
TopSkills Video - Managing Weight and Balance
TopSkills Video - Managing Weight and Balance. Load and balance your aircraft properly for safest flights. Improper loading diminishes performance and causes difficult and impossible simulations. Overweight and imbalance are worsened by weather conditions that diminish performance. Learn official weight/balance regulations. Know your aircraft's empty and maximum take-off weights and maximum fuel and load weights. Spread it evenly through the aircraft. Know weights of fuel per gallon. Learn about
TopSkills - Using Weather Reports for Flight Simming Video
TopSkills - Using Weather Reports for Flight Simming Video. Obtain and read codes in official aviation weather reports (METAR) for your departure and destination airports. Obtain current weather reports from automated radio sources. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 4:35 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.
TopSkills--Sim Weather Video
TopSkills--Sim Weather Video. Learn about weather conditions that affect your flights. Temperature, pressure, dew points, precipitation, clouds, visibility. Decide whether to fly VFR or IFR based on conditions at your departure and destination airports. Understand official weather minimums. Use official aviation weather reports. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 6:26 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.
TopSkills Video - Flight Instruments
TopSkills Video - Flight Instruments. Flight Instruments - knowing what they tell you. Applies to all flight simulators. Not for real-world aviation. By Bill Stack / TopSkills.billstack |
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TopSkills - Briefing Video
TopSkills - Briefing Video. Know your way around a basic analog aircraft cockpit. Distinguish instruments, gauges, and controls. Understand common cockpit layouts of flight, navigation, aircraft, and engine instruments and gauges. Understand controls for managing flight, propulsion, electrical, and aircraft. Learn about hybrid instruments. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 7:31 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.
TopSkills - Approach Lighting Video
TopSkills - Approach Lighting Video. Learn to use approach lighting systems that guide pilots to runways in darkness and low visibility. Precision and non-precision approaches. MALSF, MALSR, SSALF, SSALR, ALSF-1, ALSF-2, ODALS, REIL, VASI, PAPI. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 8:54 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.