• Review: UK Approaches Vol. 4 By Perfect Flight

    Review: UK Approaches Vol. 4 By Perfect Flight

    By Bill Stack

    Screen shots by Bill Stack
    From Perfect Flight's Video
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    Missions in Microsoft Flight Simulator® are a fun, entertaining, and informative way to enjoy the wide variety of aviation activities that can be simulated at home with this popular simulation software. Perfect Flight's collection of 30 missions for approaching commercial airports in the United Kingdom provides plenty of experience and challenge for flight simmers.

    The Missions

    Each of Perfect Flight's 30 missions begins with a preselected aircraft in flight about 90 nautical miles to the destination airport. As examples: The Belfast International mission uses the Boeing 747-400, the Southampton mission use the Bombardier CRJ-100, and the Leeds Bradford mission uses the Boeing 737-800. Instruments and radios are preset for the approach. Basic FSX air traffic control is engaged for guidance toward the final approach. Real world weather is updated every 15 minutes for each mission. An active internet connection is needed for real weather. If an active connection is not found, a presaved situation is loaded and weather remains static through the mission. Although the arrival runway depends on weather conditions, pilots have an option to choose a different approach by selecting such from the ATC menu window. Pilots are instructed to execute all proposed checklist items, land, and taxi to the gate. Each mission lasts about 30 minutes. Mission briefings provide needed approach charts, airport data, and appropriate radio frequencies. All 30 missions are expert level.

    SAMPLING OF MISSIONS
    Belfast International (EGAA) Cardiff International(EGFF) London Heathrow International (EGLL)

    Screen shots by Bill Stack

    The Charts

    The package includes 61 instrument approach charts for these missions. Every mission uses at least one chart, and some use several. All charts are standard formats from the public domain, such as the United States Air Force and the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. No chart is copyrighted or taken from protected sources. As such, they provide all information that real-world pilots use for real-world approaches to these airports. Even though these charts are included for use with these missions, they can always be used for free flight at the respective airports if desired.

    SAMPLE OF CHARTS FOR THESE MISSIONS
    Edinburgh London City Bristol
    From Perfect Flight

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