• Tutorial: PMDG DC-6 | VOR Circling Approach

    Tutorial: PMDG DC-6 | VOR Circling Approach

    By thecorporatepilotdad

    This video is a VOR circling approach in the PMDG DC-6 for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Technicalities of a circling approach are covered by figured the speed to be flown, approach categories, circling minima, and expanded circling minimums are covered as well. The approach plates are provided by Navigraph.

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    About The Author

    This video is produced by thecorporatepilotdad. He has been a FlightSim.Com member for close to twenty years and using Flight Simulator since back in the day of FS98 and FS2000. He is also a professional pilot with over 7000 hours of real world flight experience ranging from Cessna 152s to super-mid size business jets.


    3 Comments
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Nicely done, as always. It's neat that you chose a DC-6 for this, such that you also demonstrated the aircraft categories very well, often a poorly understood factor. Also, by hand flying you allowed a demo of minor sloppiness (partly, at least, due to turbulence) being acceptable.

      You sure are providing some nice reference/tutorial material for simmers, even those using other sims.
    1. thecorporatepilotdad's Avatar
      thecorporatepilotdad -
      Hand flying is a great skill to have in the real world and it will greatly improve a pilot's scan and ability to handle the airplane smoothly - even in the simulator world. Aircraft category on a straight in approach vs circling has always been a confusing topic and it should not be. You are right, my videos apply to all the sims. It's real world information but MSFS is used as a demonstration tool. As always, thanks for the comments!
    1. lnuss's Avatar
      lnuss -
      Hand flying is a great skill to have in the real world and it will greatly improve a pilot's scan and ability to handle the airplane smoothly - even in the simulator world.
      Yup. I'd consider that a necessity, not just good to have. Simmers take note...
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