Enhanced Instructor Awareness version 2
We 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 2017. 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.
- In cold
weather, Mr Smith will remind you that frost on the wings can prevent the
aircraft from becoming airborne.
- Shortly 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 don't.
- 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
- 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'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 start.
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 2017 for X-Plane 11 AND 10:
Weather 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.
Mr Smith is the man for Weather Tutor
As your chief
instructor, he's the one who explains temperature, elevation, dew point,
precipitation, crosswind techniques and more!
Interactive weather advice is optional
If you 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.
Interactive crosswind advice is optional
If 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!
Weather and crosswind tutorial advice is optional
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!
Get ready to learn - here are some of the areas Mr Smith will
explain to you:
(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
- Considerations when flying in the presence of clouds
Considerations when flying in low temperatures
- Crosswind landing
- Crosswind take-off technique
- Crosswind take-off roll
- Crosswind landing roll aileron use
- Take-off from a high
- 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
at a dry grass runway
- Landing at a wet paved runway
- ...and a lot
PRO Pack Included
A 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 2017 for
X-Plane 11 and 10:
Interactive 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
- 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
Enhanced Instructor Awareness - instructor is watching even
- Instructor watches for parking brake set at correct times.
- Advice when coming in too fast for a landing to slow down or
- Instructor requires throttles to be operated smoothly.
Advice to slow to a taxi speed soon after landing to clear for next
- Advice to accelerate promptly when taking off so as not to waste
- Reminders to get going if on runway for excessive time for take
- Warning if not heading into wind when on final approach.
for steering problems on take-off run.
- 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.
- 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,
- 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
- 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!
Interactive Aviation Help
- 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:
- Turn technique
- Stall recovery
- Autopilot heading hold
- Autopilot altitude hold
- Transponder use and codes
- Carburetor heat
- Decision height
...and dozens more aviation subjects.
- Includes optional text captions so
you can read the advice too.
- A great way to learn - and all while cruising