So a fairly experienced player here, but also have quite a bit of real world experience I am trying to emulate and was wondering if anyone could shoot through some advice on a few ‘bug bears’ I’ve come across while playing?
Engine Start Up
Not of a huge importance, but any way to slow this down? Usually engine start takes anywhere from 70-110 seconds per engine, rather than the ‘tap and go’ button’s we have at the moment that seem to only take around 20 seconds?
Has anyone got any experience or tools to use for inputting aircraft type, weight, runway length and airport altitude / temperature etc to calculate N1 power for takeoff? At the moment its alot of effort to do it manually and I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person to look for a simpler solution…
On most jet aircraft when flying, rather than the button we have in the app - the speedbrakes are activated by variable lever in the air to apply the airbrakes at varying strength which gives greater control over speed especially in descent. In the app I often find myself sitting with the airbrakes deployed for minutes at at time which isn’t very realistic and something I’m trying to avoid.
One thing I enjoy is doing long flights that end up in places like LAX which usually have a fairly busy airspace. Often though I find it takes 4-5 attempts to actually land with ATC clearing me to land and then just sending off departing aircraft on the same runway as if there are no arrivals. Is there any polite way to say “hey it’d be swell if you didn’t direct an aircraft into my path” after I’ve already had to make the call a couple of times to go-around.
4 light PAPI
Most of the places I fly are Cat 3b certified (IRL), but in the app have some pretty varying results of PAPI (some with none and some with only 2 light PAPI) and it’d be great to know if/where the 4 light PAPI’s are in the app?
So yeah, just a few questions I’m sure aren’t new but from a fairly quick check couldn’t see much around on those topics for an easy answer - any help is much appreciated!
Happy landings :)