Hi there everyone,
Today I flew an A320 out of EGNX and did a circuit,
I had my screen resolution on Medium, terrain on low, and aircraft on Very high.
My visibility was 15km, noon, wind 145°, velocity 10kts, gusts 4kts, turbulence less than the 4kts gust mark, temperature 15(I think)
I started by going through an A320 cold and dark startup, obviously none applies to IF, but spending 10 minutes on the ground made me feel more bumps up in the air!
I then pretended to request push back and taxi, taxied SLOWLY while running through a flight plan.
I held short at runway 14 and requested departure, then holding 50% thrust to stabilise, I pushed it up to 74%
It is important to note that the HUD was turned off throughout the flight, this enabled me to feel the air running across the wings rather than seeing it on the HUD
I rotated at 135kts and climbed at 150kts, once past 1500ft I turned vs to 1500 and set HDG, then speed to 200, now turning around onto final, I realised that the final was lovely and realistic, without the HUD and feeling the wind, I really felt responsible for the plane’s actions.
I landed (a tad fast, need to practice without HUD) in EGNX, stopped reverse thrust at 60kts and taxied nice and slow back to the gate
I found that not changing the camera view from cockpit increased the immensity of the aircraft, at no point did it feel small, insignificant or unrealistic
So I recommend for the best experience you do all you can to follow real life procedures and techniques,
I hope you enjoy this style of flying as much as I did and continue to do!!!
Jules (for any details message me :)