In a few days (weather permitting), I’ll be going back to flight training after a few months break (due to covid and money) and I want to ask two questions:
1 - Can I get some assistance, tips/tricks on how to fly better, smoother landings, not looking at instruments as much?
Before commenting I would like to provide some background. I have been learning to fly for around five years now (student pilot that whole time) and only on the 5th of March this year I completed my first solo. I have faced every possible problem from money, time, weather, instructor availability, personal issues, medical clearance and of course making many mistakes and errors. I have spent the last month or so studying for my theory exam (ERSA/VFRG/AIP/theory manuals). Now that I’m doing my first flight in months soon (not the first break or longest either) I really just want to get this syllabus over and done with and get my RPL which is why I ask for your help.
2 - I think anyone who’s flown a plane IRL knows that the aircraft in Infinite Flight isn’t the most accurate and so I want to ask what flight simulator everyone thinks is best for practising (circuits and training area flying).
What I’m specifically looking for:
- Descent ground imaging and topography for VFR flights.
- Ability to turn view without changing altitude or heading (I noticed in Infinite Flight I look at the runway on downwind and then the aircraft moves.
- Realistic physicals, RPM, glide ratio, etc.
What I have/can spend:
- Apple MacBook Air (2020).
- iPhone 11.
Can spend up to $200 in total (a lesson for me is $250/h).
Thank you for reading.