Dear All,

I was thinking about possible subjects from the IF Simmers perspective with regard to “simulated realism”, that could be interesting enough, to be covered here in this forum.

So here is a brief list and a short summary of what can be expected over the next weeks.

How to…

…conduct the initial approach from cruise altitude to 10.000ft and to ILS Glideslope altitude:

- do’s and dont’s
- descent thumb rule ( @280-250kts, 2000ft/min) to calculate how many miles out u have to initiate the descent
- correlation of weight and speed reduction (the heavier, the longer it takes)
- how to avoid the 250kts below 10.000ft penalty

…intercept an ILS correctly (for pilots but also for ATC)

- intercept course
- intercept altitude
- intercept speed

…calculate reference speeds without performance charts

- Take Off : V1, VR, V2 ( in this SIM only the VR gate is of relevance, but I will explain the function of the other speeds)
- Landing: V Ref

power setting for take off and Flaps setting

- thrust lever and N1 indication
- reduced take off power (Flex Thrust)
- Initial Flap setting, acceleration altitude and Flap retraction schedule

crosswind take off and landings

- how to use the rudder
- approach technique “crabing”

Please feel free to comment. What is missing, what does not make any sense?

happy landings

Clipper747PA