I agree with Zack. Flying IFR is far easier, because in FSX (not the real
world) you have an ATC controller telling you when to change altitudes,
what directions to go to, and effectively bring you all the way in to the
By contrast, using VFR rules, you need to first paln your flight, pick out
all of the intersections, get their frequencies, and use the OBS feature of
IYP to fly both towards, and from, waypoints. Incidentally, HADI (who has
been active on the list lately) is our resident expert on VFR.... he helped
me design it.
In summary, I (like Zack) suggest that you use the IFR mode to practice as
I previously set forth:
1. Departing from a Non-Towered Airport
2. Departing from a Towered Airport
3. En Route ATC Communications
4. Performing an ILS Approach at a Non-Towered Airport
5. Performing a Visual Approach at a Non-Towered Airport
6. Performing an ILS Approach at a Towered Airport
7. Performing a Visual Approach at a Towered Airport
As you are mastering that stuff in a Cessna Skyhawk, speak with HADI about
how he goes about setting up his VFR trips.
On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 4:05 PM, Zachary Kline <zkline@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
VFR flights aren’t really recommended as a starting point for blind IYP
pilots. I suggest you focus on IFR. There is a lot of information on both
kinds of flight in the IYP manual, among other places.
If you have some vision, VFR is probably easier. Still, I don’t have
vision, so my ability to help beyond general tips and advice is limited.
On Feb 18, 2017, at 3:55 PM, Declan Webster <declan.webster44@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi, I've just been making a VFR flight but crashed on landing, is there
somewhere I can read about VFR flights in the user manual, I'm using simple
Sent from my iPhone
On 18 Feb 2017, at 21:39, Zachary Kline <zkline@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think one thing which gets glossed over somewhat is how complex
real-world jetliners, and even multi-engine airplanes, actually are. The
FSX simulations of the 737, 747 etc are poor imitations at best. IYP does a
good job of giving us checklists for even very complicated airplanes, but
it’s easy to kind of “cheat,” and just run through the checklist without
really understanding what’s going on under the hood.
I definitely tend to agree with Robert in general. :)
On Feb 18, 2017, at 12:33 PM, Robert Cezar <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I didn't write the rules!
On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Moritz Grandjean <
Robert, with all due respect, but 40 hours in that little cessna bird
are just way overkill.
I spend maybe like three or 4 hours in the cockpid and than I jumped up
to the bigger birds which are way more fun to fly with than that old
rust bucket of a cessna 172 Skyhawk.