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- This course allows you to learn to fly a Cessna 172 without all the added complications, also featured at the end of the course some explanations and demonstrations of flying twin engined aircraft after that you will know whether or not you want to spend thousands in cash at a flying school. or simply learn more about flying online.
- You should be able to use a PC or a Mac Recommend a joystick or better flight yoke with rudder pedals. Awesome in VR.
The USAF train their jet fighter pilots with the VR headset and the controllers. If it is good enough for the airforce it must be good...and it certainly is.
Start in the Cessna 172 one of the best trainers in the world and learn to fly the easy way then go on to learn multi engine or tail wheels even helicopters. Flight simulators for PC and Mac are great fun to play with, but do you seriously want to learn how to fly? Have you got the money or the time? are you too old? do you have a medical condition that would stop you? My course is designed to teach you everything you need to know so that at the end you will know whether to commit thousands and thousands of your cash to a flying school, or simply enjoy the pleasures of proper flying on a flight simulator going anywhere you like anywhere in the world. Do something impressive, Learn to FLY! I got my pilots licence in 1996 and regularly fly the flight simulator because I can learn to fly aircraft I would never be able to fly in real life through lack of money or opportunity.
Flying with the VR headset is awesome. It is better than flying the real thing in my opinion because it is free and safe.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a four-person, high-wing single-engine aircraft manufactured by the Cessna company . The Cessna 172 is the most manufactured aircraft in history and probably the most popular training aircraft in the world.
The first models manufactured were delivered in 1956 and it continues to be manufactured, with the number of devices manufactured at more than 43,000 units until 2012 . 1 The Skyhawk's main competitors have been the Piper Cherokee , the Beechcraft Musketeer and the Grumman Cheetah (the latter two are no longer manufactured), and later on the DA40 Star and Symphony SA-160 .
The early 172s were virtually identical to the Cessna 170s , with the same stern shape and the same high landing gear bars, though later versions incorporated a revised landing gear, lower rear, and stern window. Cessna advertised this modification as "Omnivision". The definitive structural development, reached in the mid -sixties , consisted of the glue still used today. The profile of the plane was hardly modified since then, mainly undergoing updates in the avionics and motorization including (especially in 2005 ) the glass cabin Garmin G1000. Production stopped in the mid- 1980s, but it was resumed in 1996 with the Cessna 172R and Cessna 172SP models with respectively 120 kW (160 hp) and 135 kW (180 hp) of power.
The old Skyhawks were delivered with a 110 kW (145 hp) Continental O-300 engine, while later versions mounted 135 kW (180 hp) Lycoming O-360 thrusters , although the 110 or 120 kW O-320 versions are more common. In addition there are a few units that mounted 164 kW (220 hp) Franklin engines.
- Anyone at all who seriously wants to learn to fly up to Twin engine but cannot afford it at this stage.
Introduction to the Cessna 172 for someone who has never seen one before.
I have hundreds of hours P1 on the Cessna 172 I used to have one many years ago at my flying school at Shoreham G-BOOL . She was a tatty old 172N with old avionics and well worn seats but we all loved her. Today I love to fly a brand new 172 in VR for free, I fly in real weather and I go everywhere. I love it.
The 172 is easily the best aircraft in the world for general aviation pilots. If you want to learn to fly do it in a 172.
You do not need a VR headset but it is really worth acquiring one as it brings everything to life and you are there. It is difficult to show you 3D on a 2D screen but trust me it is amazing. I always fly in VR now when I am on a sim. I got mine second hand but I am soooo going to buy a better HD one soon.
To enjoy learning to fly it is best done with the right type of controllers. You can do it with a budget joystick but I recommend this sort of controller, I bought these cheap second hand on ebay.
Ready for take off in the Cessna 172
Introduction the the elevator trim wheel. Changing the setting of a trim tab adjusts the neutral or resting position of a control surface (such as an elevator or rudder). As the desired position of a control surface changes (corresponding mainly to different speeds), an adjustable trim tab will allow the operator to reduce the manual force required to maintain that position—to zero, if used correctly. Thus the trim tab acts as a servo tab. Because the centre of pressure of the trim tab is farther away from the axis of rotation of the control surface than the centre of pressure of the control surface, the moment generated by the tab can match the moment generated by the control surface. The position of the control surface on its axis will change until the torques from the control surface and the trim surface balance each other.
Climbing away controlling your airspeed and trimming on full power.
how to fly the aircraft straight and level, trim and stay on heading.
Trimming makes the pilots life a lot easier. Power changes and weight shifting will effect trim. Also important is to be able to trim the aircraft for the glide at 70 knots for practicing engine fail drills.
A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is typically a heat engine (although there are also pneumatic and hydraulic reciprocating engines) that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion. This article describes the common features of all types. The main types are: the internal combustion engine, used extensively in motor vehicles; the steam engine, the mainstay of the Industrial Revolution; and the niche application Stirling engine. Internal combustion engines are further classified in two ways: either a spark-ignition (SI) engine, where the spark plug initiates the combustion; or a compression-ignition (CI) engine, where the air within the cylinder is compressed, thus heating it, so that the heated air ignites fuel that is injected then or earlier.
The Lycoming O-320 is a large family of naturally aspirated, air-cooled, four-cylinder, direct-drive engines produced by Lycoming Engines. They are commonly used on light aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and Piper Cherokee. Different variants are rated for 150 or 160 horsepower (112 or 119 kilowatts). As implied by the engine's name, its cylinders are arranged in horizontally opposed configuration and a displacement of 320 cubic inches.
The art of flying Low and Slow is a big NO NO in the aviation world. For good reason too, flying low and slow endangers the aircraft the people in it and property on the ground. You can also be busted for low flying. But flying low and slow will teach you tremendous things about the aircraft you are flying. It can only be done at an airport preferably one with a very long runway. STOL techniques are an art and is much more advanced than at this beginner level but it is good to show you just how good this aircraft is. You may need to land on a road or in a field one day for some reason, and you will need to have the skills to make a low and slow approach for example.
Sometimes we need to fly low and slow especially in we need to get in and out of a tight landing site. This technique will help you to put the aircraft down exactly where you want it.
There is an old type navigation instrument on the aircraft which will point to a radio beacon. This one is situated on an airport. Simply tune in the beacon and if it is in range it will point the way to the airport. Sometimes it has also distance measuring equipment that will tell you how far away the beacon is.
Instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) is an aviation flight category that describes weather conditions that require pilots to fly primarily by reference to instruments, and therefore under instrument flight rules (IFR), rather than by outside visual references under visual flight rules (VFR). Typically, this means flying in cloudy or bad weather. Pilots sometimes train to fly in these conditions with the aid of products like Foggles, specialized glasses that restrict outside vision, forcing the student to rely on instrument indications only.
The weather conditions required for flight under VFR are known as visual meteorological conditions (VMC). IMC and VMC are mutually exclusive. In fact, instrument meteorological conditions are defined as less than the minima specified for visual meteorological conditions. The boundary criteria between VMC and IMC are known as the VMC minima. There is also a concept of "marginal VMC", which are certain conditions above VMC minima, which are fairly close to one or more of the VMC minima.
This lecture is from the Tornado GR4 course but remains relevant to a pilot of a C-172.
What Air Accidents Investigation Branch does
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the UK, its overseas territories and crown dependencies.
AAIB works with the Department for Transport.
As I said at the beginning, I am learning to fly the Tornado GR4 aircraft I downloaded from X plane 11, After just 1 week I am flying, navigating and landing this awesome jet fighter in the dark. There is no limit to what you can learn, so never let lack of money be an excuse. The sky really is the limit. ENJOY and blue skies!
Circuit training at night is the same as in the day but this time you see a lot less and rely on the instruments a lot more. The runway is all lit up at night and here you try to focus on approach speed and the approach lights to get the right approach angle.
How to switch the auto pilot on and off, maintain heading, change heading, maintain altitude, climb and decend.
Chesil Beach sometimes called Chesil Bank, in Dorset, southern England is one of three major shingle structures in Britain. Its name is derived from the Old English ceosel or cisel, meaning "gravel" or "shingle". It runs for a length of 29 kilometres (18 mi) from West Bay to the Isle of Portland and in places is up to 15 metres (50 ft) high 200 metres (660 ft) wide. Behind the beach is the Fleet, a shallow tidal lagoon. Both are part of the Jurassic Coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The beach is often identified as a tombolo, although research into the geomorphology of the area has revealed that it is in fact a barrier beach which has "rolled" landwards, joining the mainland with the Isle of Portland and giving the appearance of a tombolo.
The beach curves sharply at the eastern end, near the village of Chiswell, and forms Chesil Cove against the cliffs of the Isle of Portland, and this protects the low-lying village from flooding. It has been the scene of many shipwrecks and was named "Dead Man's Bay" by Thomas Hardy. The beach provides shelter from the prevailing winds and waves for the town of Weymouth, Dorset and the village of Chiswell on Portland.
Simon Jenkins rates the view of Chesil Beach from Abbotsbury along the coast to Portland Bill as one of the top ten in England.
STOL is an important skill to learn. see how slow you can fly the aircraft but avoid the use of ailerons as it could induce a stall.
Based on the iconic Cessna 172, the C172RG Cutlass features a retractable gear, variable pitch, constant-speed propeller and a more powerful Lycoming O-360-F1A6 engine of 180 horsepower.
Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG
Not the sleekest retractable to be sure, but the Cutlass has a lot going for it; namely, the fact that its based on the Skyhawk.
Sort of an intermediate hybrid between the venerable 172 and the inestimable 182RG Skylane, the Cutlass rode a fine line for the five years it was in production. Its ill-defined market niche, coupled with the advent of the general aviation recession, kept the production numbers fairly low. Indeed, only 1,191 were rolled out of the factory doors.
The timing of the Cutlass introduction was unfortunate; it hit the market in 1980, generally seen as the year when the GA slump began. Essentially, the Cutlass was a retractable 172 fitted with a carbureted Lycoming O-360 and constant-speed prop (the same basic power package found on the fixed-gear Cardinal, though with a different variant of the engine).
Though it fell into the same basic class as airplanes like the Arrow, the Cutlass suffered from a power deficit (compared to contemporary competitors) that kept it from vying successfully for that market niche. Cessnas real goal, we believe, was to create a trainer that would step pilots up to complex aircraft. In this role, the Cutlass did well, with sales to the big flight schools.
In terms of configuration, the Cutlass is straight 172, with the exception of the electro-hydraulic landing gear. Wisely, Cessna left off the main gear doors that had proven so troublesome in other retractable singles.
By the time the 1980s rolled around, light aircraft manufacturers had essentially stopped trying to freshen their models every year. The first Cutlass is pretty much the same as the last.
Most modern aircraft will not allow the gear to be retracted accidentally on the ground. BUT NOT ALL. Pilots have landed and forgotten to lower the gear or check the green light resulting in a belly landing. I have seen videos of student pilots landing and raising the gear by mistake instead of the flaps.
Can a real 172 pilot land a 747 Jumbo? So long as the basic skills are there it should be possible.
Once you have built up your flying ability on the `Cessna 172 you can apply what you have learned to any aircraft .
The De Havilland Mosquito.... If you can fly this baby you have arrived!
So you have finished the Cessna 172 course and you are happy flying and handling the 172. Here is a jet that you can jump straight into and fly without any problems at all. It has a single engine, Tricycle undercarriage and flaps the same as the 172 but it will go a lot faster. You can easily build up some jet hours on this very easy jet to fly. It is the De Havilland Vampire and it is a free download from X Plane 11.
After learning to fly in the Cessna 172 you should apply what you know to other types of aircraft. Remember " aircraft are like people, they are all the same, and they are all different."