Is there one IF aircraft, no matter how quirky, that has a mix of handling requirements that if you mastered it, would then give you the most skills to fly pretty much any other IF aircraft? So for example, a 737 is great to be able to handle well, but it doesn’t help much with the Spitfire.
All aircraft are different in their own ways. Your last sentence pretty much answers the question for you.
So you’re saying, do the Spitfire and it mostly takes care of everything else? Maybe it’s best to ask separate questions:
1)only one best aircraft, which one?
2)only two best aircraft, which two?
3)only three best, which three?
He is saying there is no best aircraft, you have to learn them all
If you learned to grease the Spitfire and F22 in a xwind, wouldn’t that give you 90%.
Master the A340 or the 767. If you can land those on their main landing gear, you can fly anything…
Even helps with F16 and and Xcub?
That’s still in the app? 🙃
Once you master the CRJ 200 the 700,900,1000 are super easy
Learning the 717 will give you solid aircraft control skills.
In my opinion :
TBM - 930 for light aircrafts
A320 for medium aircrafts
Boeing 787 for heavy aircrafts
I choosed the first two because they are easy to understand, for the 787 case, i think is a really hard plane specially in takeoff and the flaps part, so if you can master it you will be fine with the others
TBM is hard for me to leave out also. On the other hand, I was thinking maybe:
The first covers the fighters, the second the taildraggers and smaller aircraft, the third large aircraft and the some of the ones with quirkier handling.
I pretty much agree with that. As far as passenger aircraft, I often ask myself “can I do that in the 717 or not,” but also as @AviationGeek24 implied, the CRJ’s are tough mastery testers.
Wait, is it not? I feel like I’m missing something but I haven’t played Infinite Flight with Pro for a while to be fair.
hmm Spitfire is a good option instead of the TBM, anyways, i didn’t thought about fighters, so i recommend you adding the F16 to the list :
Spitfire (For light aircrafts)
F16 (For fighters)
A320 (Medium aircraft)
787 (Heavy aircraft)
In my opinion you should master the 787 first , I know A340 is a different aircraft and is also very challenging, but idk, 787 is newer, you can practice Boeing’s flaps config and you can practice your landing skills (a.k.a butter)
Correct, commercial wise. The 717 will not help you land an XCub or F22 though
The CRJ has got a bit of a learning curve, for me I’ve learned if you fly the CRJ for a week or 2 it becomes easy
F22 has the same characteristic where if you go like 2 knots slower than it wants to be it has a panic attack and falls out of the sky. XCub nothing is going to prepare you to fly that other than actually flying that.
That’s maybe the best one liner for how to learn a challenging aircraft - just keep doing it for as long as it takes to work.
Xcub is most maybe most like the Spitfire, but at the same time most different. You have to worry about the tail wheel, but that’s not enough.