[jhb_airlines] Re: Realism

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 20:59:34 +0100

bones wrote:

Flying level for ten minutes would be boring. If the aircraft was trimmed
correctly there would be little for you to do. You would have little feel
for the aircraft behaviour and how it changes in a turn, climb or dive. At
least with a trial lesson you would probably cover these basic manoeuvres..


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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Realism

The Manx Flyers trial lesson was very good. Handed to me over King william's 
and took back control when lined up on finals. He dealt with rudder pedals and 
Carb Heat, which he applied regularly, using his stopwatch. Perhaps it was an 
ice prone day?
For ascent, cruise and descent he just told me the engine settings he wanted. I found the plunger throttle less fiddly than I'd expected, after the CH's lever, which I still prefer. Must have been a fair day Frank. I was surprised at the constant attention the C172 needed, to keep the wings level. Far from boring, I found flying straight and level, although the actions came naturally thanks to FS9, required full concentration. It was also quite a bumpy ride, in gusting fairly strong winds.
Having to cope with mapreading as well would be quite a challenge.

Gerry Winskill


A couple of years ago myself and three others, hired a Piper Cherokee, one
of us was the qualified pilot.

We flew from EGTO to Duxford, with a midpoint stop.
And back with a stop at Andrewsfield.

The plan was, that the three non-pilots, would take turns in the righthand
seat, and have a go.

Due to weather conditions, we nearly did not depart.
But made it to Duxford. Then the weather became CAVOK, for the rest of the

I took the leg from Andrewsfield to Rochester, and was the only non pilot to

take the controls, abiet for 10 minutes, from cruise level to just passing

My only experiance at the wheel.

Surfice to say the pilot kept his feet on the pedals, I just had to keep it
straight and level, it was so easy as to be boring.

Living so close to Rochester, it is small wonder that I have not taken a
trial flight(have done a couple of suba dives).

I will be moving near to Cranbrook, and will definatly be looking to have a
proper go.

Frank F

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