From a suggestion by Captain Gerard T. – Flightsim Eindhoven
After our successful series from 2019 (when we still flew with P3D), we are re-introduced to Norway, but now with Microsoft FlightSimulator. A fascinating series of flights with one of your default aircraft and the Working Title MOD G1000. For best visual experience we suggest to take the Cessna C172.
All flights are made and flown with MSFS Version 220.127.116.11+ and the recommended mods have been tested for reliability of operation.
- To begin a flight from the WORLD MAP selection, select the aircraft of your choice on the WORLD MAP together with one of the LIVERIES.
- In WEIGHT AND BALANCE our fuel is 50% (both left and right) and there are no passengers nor cargo for this flight.
- All FAILURES are OFF
- In CUSTOMIZATION, fill in the section ATC OPTIONS your TAIL NUMBER (e.g. PH-ABC)
- As CALL SIGN: set your VFR call sign, e.g. KLM.
- Create a FLIGHT NUMBER e.g. 123.
- Your ATC module will recognize you as KLM123.
- Wel done .. press [Esc] Close. Now proceed with ..
flight conditions AND FLIGHT FILES
In the left column mark the sections as MULTIPLAYER = ALL PLAYERS, AIR TRAFFIC = OFF and WEATHER AND TIME = PRESET. We will change the weather conditions after we have passed the BRIEFING. Press [Backspace] CLOSE.
Before we hit FLY, we must load the PLN-flightplan from our DOWNLOAD page. With this link you will be directed to the folder Grand Tour Norway (GTEN). Select the flight 01 GARDEMOEN and hit the FLY button.
01 GARDERMOEN (ENGM) TO STAFSBERG (ENHA)
The FSE-Norway flight begins at Gardermoen airport, Oslo, Norway. The route is roughly North with a (possible) straight in approach to Stafsberg (ENHA), Hamar, Norway. The distance is about 40 nm and flight time will be approximately 25 minutes.
You are placed at GATE (PARKING21-FUEL BOX) in a Cold & Dark situation. In the FUEL panel that pops-up, set 25%, no cargo, no passengers.
Activate the toolbar and Set Current time to 11:45 UTC. Set DAY as in Spring for the year 2021 which starts on March 20th and ends on June 20th.
Weather: FEW CLOUDS. In brief, the flight conditions are not so bad if you fly low and slow.
Navigation is visual with the aid of G1000 or with a little help from LNM. The autopilot is not in use. All legs save altitude is 2,000 ft. Get in the plane, and activate ATC. Tune COM1 to ATIS 126.125 to get the latest weather report, runway in use and altimeter settings. Don’t forget to press “B” when you change the weather ..
Enjoy the flight!
Apart from the pre flight cockpit inspection, it is not a superfluous luxury to also check the controllers you use for your correct settings. Press [Esc] go to OPTIONS and CONTROLS and check whether the hardware (joystick-pedals-throttle) is linked to your aircraft you will be flying with.
“as real as it gets” is our motto.
So welcome to the simmers of FSEINDHOVEN. If you belong to the category of gamers, no problem .. but be warned .. there are already surprises in this first flight.
So let’s start with the checklist. Activate this in the toolbar and complete the first 23 points of the PREFLIGHT INSPECTION-COCKPIT.
In this way you get to know the instruments and operation. Proceed ..
flying a standard overhead join
As the wind direction is 126@4kts we have to fly a standard overhead join circuit.
Approach: @ TOD (5,4 nm ENHA) descent to circuit height. This is the pattern altitude 1,000 ft + airport elevation 729 ft ~ 1730 ft.
At the entry point LHDG 285 to enter the circuit downwind leg with HDG329.
After 2 minutes turn to base and when runway insight turn to final and prepare for landing.
Working Title G1000: download direct from the supplier with this link and check the latest releases.