If you want to get a better understanding of IF please follow these tutorials I have made in the past in the order you find them here:
When making a FPL there are 2 options. These are:
Folowing the airways
Point to Point.
In this example I made a FPL following the airway from EGLL - EGBB; London Heathrow to Birmingham.
I started at terminal 1 gate 106. To prepare my flight, I first listened to the ATIS. On the ATIS I found out that runway 27 R is in use for departures so I will start building my FPL from there.
In this case, runway 27R has a fix called “R2295” I select it and it shows in purple on my map…
Hi all, here is a guideline to who you should contact and when:
ATIS: this is where it normally all starts when available. ATIS stands for “Automatic Terminal Information System”. This is a computer generated voice that will inform the pilot with the actual runway in use, runway condition, wind, temperature, visibility, airfield pressure etc etc. There is a huge list of stuff that can be in the ATIS. Just tune in and listen to it, in IF a controller could, for example, put in the ATIS “No pat…
When you spawn into IF your first action to get airborne will be the pushback or taxi. First I would recommend having a look around where you are parked, if there is an ATIS to check so you can find out the runway in use or otherwise check on the map to see what runway the other traffics use for departure.
It is pretty easy to find out if you need to request taxi or pushback:
Before this all starts, please make your flight plan incase you fly a jet airplane.
A lot of times people playing Infinite Flight take off while using 100% take off power. This is not correct! Even when taking off at MTOW, Maximum Take Off Weight, most airplanes don’t need to use full power as the engines are so powerful and the runways are very long. You will need full power when taking off in case of hot weather conditions and limiting runway. When flying in IF you can adjust your take off weight in the weight and balance, which you will get when pressing the “menu” button wh…
If you want to stay in the pattern follow this tutorial:
A pattern can be flown in different ways. First of all, you will be cleared to fly a left or right hand pattern. This is straightforward: if you are cleared to make a left hand pattern all your turns will be to the left and if you are cleared to fly a right hand pattern all your turns will be to the right. To inform the tower that you want to remain in the pattern you will communicate when you request take off: “callsign XXX ready for take off runway XX, remaining in the pattern”
What does a …
If you want to fly to another airport follow this tutorial:
When to request Flight Following / Radar Vectors / Check in / Request ILS approach:
There is a lot of confusion about when to use this option:
First of all it is important to know that “Flight Following” is not allowed in class A airspace! Class A airspace starts at FL180 and above.
Flight following should be only be used when flying VFR and when flying a “general aviation” airplane. You can think of the Cessna 172, 208, and the Cirrus for example. Any airline transport airplane is NOT allowe…
How to fly an ILS approach:
First of all, what is an ILS??
ILS stands for “Instrument Landing System” The ILS consist of 2 different beams.
The Localiser (LOC), for horizontal guidance
The Glide Slope (G/S), for vertical guidance.
The ILS approach is used to guide the pilots onto a specific runway with the help of
the localiser guidance and glide slope guidance.
The Localiser is providing the pilot with data showing if the airplane is on the runway
centreline or not. When you are cleared…
I would like to give you all some more information regarding the different approach speeds for the airplanes most of you fly in IF. A lot of times we, ATC, see airplanes coming in for landing with speeds of 180+ knots.
THIS IS INCORRECT
Any passenger jet lands with a maximum of 160 knots when it is at its Maximum Landing Weight (MLW). There are a few different categories for airplanes regarding their approach speeds and they are as follows:
Category A: Speed 90 knots or less.
There are a few things to highlight when you want to use the autoland function in IF:
A new option is that you can select the approach that you want to fly, and if you make a flightplan it will be on top of the list. To access this list with ILS or GPS approaches, hold your finger on it for a few seconds and you will get this:
The * behind the ILS means you locked it and it will remain locked until you select a different approach or Auto.
Max intercept angle should be 45 degre…
And for information on approach charts you can read the following:
I made an detailed explanation of how to read an approach chart as requested by different people, please do not hesitate to ask any question after reading my post. All comments that are not related to this tutorial will be deleted.
As you can see, this is the ILS DME runway 27R approach for London Heathrow.
On the top there are a few frequencies, I will not talk about those as they are not important for IF. So lets start:
LOC IRR 110.3, This is the primary navaid for this ap…