Instructor Awareness version
have once again made several incremental improvements to FSFlyingSchool,
including new areas requiring the pilot's attention.
Mr Smith, the chief instructor, is looking at
each pilot's performance in even greater detail with the arrival of
FSFlyingSchool 2018. Here are some of the enhancements:
Mr Smith has always advised that your flight controls be checked before flights.
In addition, he will now expect you to specifically check the free and correct
function of your elevator, ailerons and rudder.
- Your instructor will advise you that if your
aircraft has been stored for a long time you need to check for damage or
obstructions caused by insects and birds.
cold weather, Mr Smith will remind you that frost on the wings can prevent the
aircraft from becoming airborne.
after entering cruise mode, you'll hear comments from Mr Smith on your success
or failure in checking your elevator, ailerons and rudder before take off. Let's
develop good habits.
- If you're in the kind
of aircraft that has a 'run-up' procedure, Mr Smith will point that out and
expect it to be done before take off. You'll be hearing from him later if you
- Mr Smith will remind you to fully
extend and retract your flaps before take off to check their correct function.
You'll hear his feedback on this so let's get it done.
- You'll be reminded, when climbing on warm days,
that steep climbs can lead to overheating - so be careful out there.
- Familiar with displaced thresholds? Mr Smith
will remind you to land beyond any red lights preceding the runway.
- Even without lights you'll be told to land
beyond the displaced threshold. Mr Smith can see it - can you?
- You'll get timely advice about taxiway edge
lighting (blue), runway edge and centre line lights (white), red lights marking
the far end of the runway and green lights across runway indicating its
- And more...!
Get ready to learn about temperature, wet
runways, dew point and much more - including interactive crosswind instruction!
Look at the features the NEW INCLUDED 'Weather Tutor Pack' adds to
FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 AND 10:
plays a key part in aviation and a thorough knowledge of weather and its effects
is an essential part of every pilot's studies. Now your chief instructor Mr
Smith can help in X-Plane.
Smith is the man for Weather Tutor
As your chief instructor, he's the one who
explains temperature, elevation, dew point, precipitation, crosswind techniques
weather advice is optional
want to hear it, turn on the 'Monitor Weather' option at the Pilots Screen of
FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the current weather and
giving instruction and advice on it.
crosswind advice is optional
you want to hear it, turn on the 'Monitor Crosswinds' option at the Pilots
Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear crosswind take off and landing instruction
right when you need it!
and crosswind tutorial advice is optional
If you want to hear this advice, turn on the
'Weather Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool. Chief instructor
Mr Smith will give you general instruction on weather and more when you are
flying during quieter periods. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive,
they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice each flight.
A great way to learn - and all while cruising along!
ready to learn - here are some of the areas Mr Smith will explain to
(Note that in addition to
weather, the Weather Tutor covers several bonus subjects that are not strictly
weather but still essential to safe flight.)
- Effects of temperature-dew point spread
- Considerations when flying in low light
- Considerations when flying in low visibility
- Considerations when flying in the presence of
- Considerations when flying in
- Crosswind landing
- Crosswind take-off
- Crosswind take-off roll
- Crosswind landing roll aileron
- Take-off from a high elevation
- Landing at a high elevation
- Take-off at a high temperature
- Landing at a high temperature
- Take-off from a wet grass runway
- Take-off from a dry grass runway
- Landing at a wet grass runway
- Landing at a dry grass runway
- Landing at a wet paved runway
- ...and a lot more!
powerful collection of add-on features for FSFlyingSchool including interactive
VOR navigation instruction! Look at the features the NEW INCLUDED 'PRO Pack'
adds to FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10:
Help with VOR Navigation
monitors VOR instruments in aircraft.
Instructor offers detailed advice and tips on how to navigate with VORs.
- Learn about: TO/FROM/OFF flag, Omni Bearing
Selector (OBS), Course Deviation Indicator (CDI).
- Get information as you fly, change settings and
as the instruments react to your flight path.
- Instructor describes at length the aspects of
different elements of VOR navigation as you fly along.
- If you approach and cross a VOR station,
instructor describes what to expect instruments to do.
- You'll soon be a VOR navigation PRO!
Instructor Awareness - instructor is watching even closer:
- Instructor watches for parking brake set at
- Advice when coming in
too fast for a landing to slow down or go-around.
- Instructor requires throttles to be operated
- Advice to slow to a taxi speed
soon after landing to clear for next arrival.
- Advice to accelerate promptly when taking off
so as not to waste runway.
- Reminders to get
going if on runway for excessive time for take off.
- Warning if not heading into wind when on final
- Advice for steering problems on
- Reminder to use flaps if
appropriate for take off.
- Reminder to
disengage autopilot while on the ground.
Advice not to run throttles high while on ground with parking brake set.
- And more!
- Spoken help on aircraft
instruments, switches and controls when they are used during flights.
- Instant spoken help you can use immediately
while flying in X-Plane.
- Adds a whole new
level of fun and learning to your flights with X-Plane.
- You hear and see help and tips for controls,
instruments and switches immediately in flight!
- Help when you use COM radios, NAV radios,
autopilot functions like heading hold, speed hold...
- Help when you use altitude hold, spoilers,
autobrakes, gear, lights, pitot heat and so much more.
- Use some help up there in the Simulated Skies?
Get familiar with those switches, dials, buttons etc.
- Listen and learn as a friendly instructor
explains the role of the device you operated.
- Help is given immediately, in real time, with
optional text captions so you can read the advice too.
- Once you operate a device, you won't hear the
explanation again for a while - avoids repetition.
- Optionally turn off the voice completely and
use the text captions for reference during your flights.
- Alternatively, you can turn off the captions
and just listen to the voice of the instructor.
- Configure the FSFlyingSchool Instant Help
option the way you want it!
- During flights,
instructor shares detailed aviation knowledge with you.
- Subjects include cockpit instruments, controls,
techniques and much more.
- With chief
instructor Mr Smith's help you will soon be familiar with:
- Stall recovery
- Autopilot speed hold
- Autopilot heading hold
- Autopilot altitude hold
- Transponder use and codes
- Fuel pumps
- Carburetor heat
- Decision height ...and dozens more
- Includes optional text
captions so you can read the advice too.
great way to learn - and all while cruising along!